24 years ago, The Simpsons predicted the return of the Soviet Union
And the official account of the American series on Twitter published a picture with the family raising flags in support of Ukraine.
Once again, the most famous yellow family on television predicted an event very early – more precisely, 24 years ago. In the 1998 episode, The Simpsons talk about the return of the Soviet Union, showing its guards and tanks invading Germany, the Berlin Wall rising again and Lenin rising again.
In 1998, when the clip was posted, we were probably at the height of US-Russian relations. But since Putin came, he has warned almost everyone that he is a despicable person and that bad things are going to happen,” Al Jean, creator of “The Simpsons,” told The Hollywood Reporter.
“As far as predictions are concerned, there are two kinds: the trivial […] And another like that. I hate to say it, but I was born in 1961, so I spent 30 years of my life under the Soviet Union. So for me, this is, unfortunately, more the norm than prediction. We just realized that things were only going to get worse.”
On the same social network, the official account of the American series posted a photo with the family raising flags in support of Ukraine. In a 1998 episode video posted on Twitter, the President of the United States asks: “Soviet Union? We thought they broke up,” to which she replied, “That’s what we wanted them to think.”
– AlJean February 24 2022
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