The season seven scene predicted the US Capitol riots.
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The delightful and adorable family ‘The Simpsons’ continue to make waves on TV, years after making their debut in the 1990s.
Each member of the family seems to be having his or her own priorities or preferences: the bumbling Homer; the woman in charge of the house, Marge; troublemaker Bart, prodigy Lisa and baby Maggie. Together, however, they have captivated millions of viewers.
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In another soothsayer moment, the Simpsons had ‘predicted’ the Capitol Hill riots, according to the Independent.
Days after Trump’s supporters stormed the building in an attempt to prevent Joe Biden’s presidency from being certified, one scene is being highlighted from a season seven episode of the long-running animated show.
The episode, titled “The Day the Violence Died”, follows Bart as he meets the penniless creator of the animated character Itchy, who sues for restitution.
One scene around the 16-minute mark shows Bart and Lisa watching The Krusty the Clown Show, which introduces a new cartoon in place of Itchy and Scratchy after it’s taken off.
“There’s a lot of flag-burners who have got too much freedom,” it continues, adding: “I want to make a deal for policemen to beat them.”
At this point, a member of Congress runs out of the Capitol to announce the amendment has indeed been passed, to which it gleefully stands up and shouts: “Oh yeah – doors open, boys.”
It then shows several other characters running up the Capitol steps, firing guns and holding bombs with their fuses lit while whooping for joy.
This episode, which was highlighted on Twitter by Francis Creaven, was first broadcast on 17 March 1996.
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