The Simpsons Season 34 Will Explain How It Predicts The Future

The next season of the long-running show will debut on September 25.


The Simpsons will finally explain the show's incredible record of accurately predicting the future in a Season 34 episode. Showrunner Matt Selman shared a few details about the episode in an interview with Deadline.

"It's a conceptual episode with lots of crazy stuff in it," Selman said. "But it does [offer] an explanation of how The Simpsons can predict the future."

The show's prescience has been a long-running and long-noticed occurrence. After three decades of being on the air, The Simpsons has earned a reputation for its track record for predicting the future. Surprisingly, the show has managed to more often than not hit the nail on the head--even on things that seemed incredibly far-fetched.

GameSpot has repeatedly created lists running down the show's predictions and when they eventually came true. More recently, this has included everything from predicting the end of Game of Thrones and the rise of space tourism to the advent of smart watches and Donald Trump becoming president. These are just a few of many, many examples.

Season 34 of The Simpsons will premiere on September 25. The upcoming season will also feature an anime parody of the popular anime and manga Death Note in this year's "Treehouse of Horror" episode.

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