Did Simpsons predict Elon Musk's Twitter takeover in 2015? Here's what happened

Updated on Nov 27, 2022 07:31 AM IST

Twitter's new owner Elon Musk has pointed out how The Simpsons correctly predicted his takeover back in 2015.

Twitter owner Elon Musk and snapshot of The Simpsons episode.
Twitter owner Elon Musk and snapshot of The Simpsons episode.

Several moments in the American sitcom The Simpsons have manifested in real life, including its predictions on Trump's presidency and Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl performance. Now, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has pointed out how Fox's show correctly predicted his Twitter takeover back in 2015.

Elon Musk shared a photo from the 12th episode of the 26th season – The Musk Who Fell to Earth – that seemed to allude to his purchase of Twitter.

"Simpson's predicts I buy Twitter S26E12," tweeted Musk.

According to New York Post, the episode's opening scene features Lisa Simpson feeding birds in a birdhouse with the sign, "Home Tweet Home." While she was feeding the birds, a bald eagle catches and kills some of them. That's when Musk enters the scene in his rocket ship as the eagle – a cherished American symbol – soars out into the distance. The eagle is destroyed by the aircraft's fire.

"Brace yourselves, family. We are about to meet a being with intelligence far beyond ours," Homer Simpson says before directing Bart to grab his baseball bat.

Musk takes off his space helmet and identifies himself: "Hello, I'm Elon Musk."

The bat is thrown at his head by Homer. Lisa yells, "Dad, no! Elon Musk is possibly the greatest living inventor."

The camera moves to a modern birdhouse with cutting-edge technology that has drawn several birds.

"I guess humanity wants its change one birdhouse at a time," Lisa says as Musk re-boards his ship.

Recently, former US president Donald Trump announced that he will seek the Republic Party nomination to contest the 2024 presidential election. After the announcement, The Simpsons producer Al Jean shared a clip from a 2015 episode featuring Homer Simpson and a presidential campaign sign reading "Trump 2024."

(With ANI inputs)

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