Updated: July 14, 2021 10:31:51 am
It was only on Sunday that British billionaire Richard Branson soared 53 miles above the New Mexico desert on a Virgin Galactic test flight to space, but The Simpsons were ahead of him. If you listen to the fans, the TV show had long ago predicted that Branson would head to space.
After the US Capitol siege and Kamala Harris’s victory, ‘The Simpsons’ fans are convinced that the show predicted Billionaire Richard Branson’s brief space adventure. Branson and five crewmates from Virgin Galactic made their journey into space on the company’s own rocket ship ‘Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity’ on June 12. The 71-year-old and his team reached an altitude of about 53 miles (88 kilometres) where they experienced a few minutes of weightlessness and witnessed the curvature of the Earth before safely gliding to a runway landing.
After Branson’s stint in space, a picture from the episode named ‘The Burn and The Bees’ in Season 20, featuring an astronaut enjoying zero gravity in a space shuttle, is making rounds on the internet. Fans of the sitcom are convinced it the one of the series’ rather spooky foretelling as the astronaut featured in the cartoon had an uncanny resemblance to Branson.
It was Twitter user Aditya Kondawar who shared a picture of Branson juxtaposed to a picture of the Simpsons episode, predicting Branson’s space journey on Twitter.“How can The Simpsons show predict every Damn thing”, Kondawar wrote, sharing the picture on the microblogging site.
How can The Simpsons show predict every Damn thing? 😯 pic.twitter.com/9wt3uSbiFh
— Aditya Kondawar (@aditya_kondawar) July 12, 2021
Many were impressed with the sitcom’s eerily spot-on predictions and came with their own speculations about the same. Take a look at some of the reactions here:
Or may be Simpson inspired people to do the things he predicted 🙂
— Wasim Rahaman (@Wasim_Rahaman) July 13, 2021
Simpsons is the best
— Jesse S. (@twiiterpro7) July 12, 2021
Time Machine 😎
— swapnilkabra (@caswapnilkabra) July 12, 2021
Perhaps Sir Richard Branson must be a fan of the show and shared his dream…😇🧐🙏✌️
— tweeeterboy ✨🤠✨ (@tweeeterboy) July 12, 2021
The point is what else it has predicted so that we can get better prepared for the future
— abi 🇮🇳 ♑🐢 (@AbiReteewT) July 12, 2021
I guess its the other way around
Rich people watch Simpsons and then make their TODO list.
— Python Singh (@pythonequity) July 12, 2021
I think their writers showed every kind of (wild) imagination, which we are now turning to reality.
— Navin Dembla (@navn_d) July 12, 2021
So true …check this out .. pic.twitter.com/vUwgoYknw4
— Sam..Man… (@slyriddler) July 13, 2021
It is also interesting to note that Branson has had cameo appearances in the show, for episodes “The War of Art,” “The Burns and the Bees,” “Loan-a Lisa,”.
The 71-year-old jetted off to space, in a rather ambitious project and called it a magical experience. He also recorded a special message to children from space and shared it on social media, encouraging them to never stop dreaming.