The Simpsons Predicted That Game Of Thrones Twist Two Years Ago (Season 8)

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The Simpsons has done it again: the show accurately predicted the future, this time in relation to a big Game of Thrones Season 8 twist. This time, it's done so with a 2017 episode that was a pretty clear send-up of HBO's wildly popular show, which saw a major development in its penultimate episode. If you're eager to find out what happens in the finale, maybe the clue lies in an old Simpsons episode.

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In Episode 5, "The Bells," Daenerys Targaryen did exactly what Varys worried would happen: She went Mad Queen, torching King's Landing with her last remaining dragon, Drogon. Despite the battle for the Iron Throne being won, she opted to destroy the city and kill its innocent civilians much to the horror of Tyrion and Jon. It was a move that fans didn't necessarily expect; there had been some occasional teases, but Dany was generally positioned as one of the show's heroines.

As it turns out, you might have seen something like this before: Specifically, the 2017 Simpsons episode, Season 29's "The Serfsons," also showed a dragon destroying a city with its fire-breathing skills. The episode was a spoof of sorts of Game of Thrones, and it even featured the voice of Jaime Lannister actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau from Game of Thrones.

Dany's turn was predicted by some fans, and there arguably was evidence pointing to this potential outcome in the show, but it nonetheless remains a surprising (and for some, frustrating) turn. Regardless, this is far from the first time The Simpsons has accurately predicted something. A Season 11 episode predicted Donald Trump would become president while a Season 10 episode stated that Disney would buy Fox. These seemingly strange things ended up happening in real life.

"The Bells" set a new ratings record for Game of Thrones with 18.4 million viewers. The episode was divisive, and for more, you can check out GameSpot's review of Game of Thrones: "The Bells."

For more on the latest episode of Game of Thrones, check out our look at new Game of Thrones Season 8 theories for Episode 6 and 15 Easter Eggs and references you might have missed.

Game of Thrones' finale is set to air this Sunday, May 19. We've gotten both a preview trailer and photos, although neither gives a whole lot away. Whatever happens, the following week will bring HBO's two-hour Game of Thrones documentary, The Last Watch. A trailer for it was recently released in which Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow, gets emotional.

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Yeah, big twist. Dany did what she said she would do. It's only a twist if you were desperately hoping for otherwise.

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Brilliant. The headline is all about the Simpsons, but the featured video has nothing to do with that, and the second big media pane doesn't appear to either (but it doesn't do anything, so who knows).

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EVERYONE should have seen this coming. Obvious twist is super obvious. If you didn't then you're an idiot.

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In which episode did the Simpsons predict it would become a shell of its former self? Maybe Abe Simpson has been an allegory for that idea all along.

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A fortune teller isn't fortune teller if she tells just one thing. But Simpsons had done it countless times.

Though if you count the opposite also, Arnold nor any other action buff has become president and probably won't be etc. etc. it evens out. I get like 40% of my sport bets right. If I only talk about the right ones it turns into 100%

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I can’t believe someone predicted a fire breathing dragon would burn down a city...something that she’s wanted to do all along and that other media involving dragons did this exact thing. Amazing..,

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They constantly showed her being aggressive from the start, the problem has been how poor it has all been pulled off the past few seasons.

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Simpsons writers must be remote viewers. You won't know what I'm talking about but for those who do...........

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Lol, all these Simpson predictions are bullcrap. Actually use a brain and google them, and you'll see how easily they are disproved.

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Wow, who would have guessed it. The fire breathing dragons that have been around since season one would actually be used by the show.