Predicting the Future: Did The Simpsons Episode Foretell Elon Musk’s Twitter and SpaceX Fate?
In the latest episode of ‘The Simpsons,’ the animated series once again delves into its knack for making eerily accurate predictions about real-life events.
This time, it offers a glimpse into the potential future of Twitter and Elon Musk’s SpaceX.
While the show doesn’t explicitly mention Musk, fans are convinced it’s all about him.
Mr. Burns Falls in Love with a Tech CEO
The episode, titled ‘Thirst Trap: A Corporate Love Story,’ is the fourth installment of the 35th season of The Simpsons and is presented in a documentary style.
It centers on Mr. Burns, the wealthy and eccentric character, who becomes smitten with Persephone, a young college dropout and CEO.
In a surprising turn of events, Mr. Burns purchases Twitter for Persephone, claiming he got it for ‘a bargain’ because ‘the previous owner had to sell it after his self-driving Mars rocket crashed into the international space station.’
A Familiar Prediction
What makes this storyline intriguing is that The Simpsons had previously predicted that Elon Musk would acquire Twitter, a forecast that materialized when the billionaire bought the platform for a whopping $44 billion in 2022.
The Power Couple and Twitter’s Fate
Mr. Burns and Persephone tie the knot, becoming ‘the new ‘it’ power couple.’
During a birthday celebration for Persephone, Mr. Burns presents her with a gift bearing a blue bird on the front.
When she questions if it’s a Twitter gift card, Mr. Burns responds with a twist, saying, ‘no, I bought you the entire company.’
Later in the episode, they face an interview on television, addressing the disappearance of negative tweets about Persephone following their acquisition of Twitter.
Drawing Parallels to Elon Musk’s Ventures
While Musk’s name is conspicuously absent from the show, fans have connected the dots between the fictional narrative and Musk’s real-life endeavors.
The episode suggests a collision between one of Musk’s spacecraft and the International Space Station, forcing him to sell his company X, which parallels his role as the owner of SpaceX.
Social Media Buzz and Musk’s Simpsons Appearance
Social media platforms have been abuzz with users drawing parallels between the animated storyline and Musk’s ventures.
Some speculate that The Simpsons foretells a future tragedy involving one of Musk’s rockets, while others believe it hints at a plot to force him to sell Twitter (X).
Notably, Elon Musk made a guest appearance on The Simpsons back in 2015 in an episode called ‘The Musk Who Fell to Earth,’ where he played a role in altering the town’s fate.
The Simpsons’ Track Record in Predictions
The Simpsons has a track record of predicting real-life events, and another uncanny parallel comes from the show’s prediction of Twitter’s dramatic rebranding to ‘X.’
A 2012 episode featured Homer using an app with an uncanny resemblance to Twitter’s new logo, and the connection between The Simpsons and real-world events remains a subject of fascination for fans.
As The Simpsons continues to blend satire and prophecy, it leaves viewers pondering what other future surprises the show might unveil.