The Simpsons has made another eerily accurate prediction – this time about Tom Hanks and the US Government.
US President Joe Biden last week launched a campaign looking back on more than 12 months in office and decided to utilise Hanks’ stardom.
The advertisement by the Biden-Harris administration looks back on some of the difficult times the US has faced over the past 18-24 months including the coronavirus pandemic and natural disasters. It also touts the government’s vaccination program and job growth in the face of adversity.
“America is the home of the brave,” Hanks says in the advertisement.
“It’s why we keep getting up no matter how many times we get knocked down.”
Does it seem familiar? Well, if you’re a fan of The Simpsons it probably will.
That’s because The Simpsons Movie, which Hanks made an appearance in, had a scene where the Oscar-winner talked up the US Government.
“Hello, I’m Tom Hanks. The US Government has lost its credibility so its borrowing some of mine,” he says, as a family complains about The Grand Canyon.
He closes by saying: “This is Tom Hanks – and if you’re going to pick a government to trust, why not this one?”
The Simpsons movie was released in 2007 – more than a decade before the Biden-Harris advertisement was aired.
The show, which has been on the air for more than 30 years, has made a number of bizarre predictions.
Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson went into space with Virgin Galactic in July last year. In 2014, a Simpsons episode predicted he would do just that as it showed Sir Branson floating in a space station.
Fans also believe The Simpsons predicted the spread of coronavirus 27 years before the pandemic began after an episode aired in 1993 showing many Springfield residents falling ill with the flu.
An episode which aired in 2000 saw a possible future in which Lisa was elected the US President. She tells her advisors she is having issues due to the debt accrued by US President Donald Trump.
Trump would go on to be elected the US President 16 years after the episode, titled Bart to the Future, aired.
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