Neither I nor writer Bill Oakley are going to cop to The Simpsons predicting coronavirus because, quite frankly, it’s still not close. That said, maybe another part of the classic episode of The Simpsons entitled “Marge in Chains” could be added to the lore of the ever-growing list of prognostications bellowed by the longest-running animated sitcom in primetime.
That being this scene where a bunch of killer bees get out and begin terrorizing Springfield DURING the town’s own pandemic problems. Fans are drawing parallels to this scene and the recent news of the arrival of our lord and saviors the “murder hornets” who pose less of a threat to people and more of a threat to bees that make honey and pollinate flowers and make Spring pretty.
A new episode of The Simpsons premieres Sunday Night @ 8 pm ET only on FOX, here’s more information about that.
ok fine i guess we did https://t.co/Nf4suyC8A3
— BILL OAKLEY (@thatbilloakley) May 6, 2020
The longest-running primetime scripted show in television history, THE SIMPSONS exploded into popular culture in 1990 and has remained one of the most groundbreaking and innovative entertainment franchises, recognizable throughout the world. HOMER (Dan Castellaneta), MARGE (Julie Kavner), BART (Nancy Cartwright), LISA (Yeardley Smith) and MAGGIE are instantly identifiable television icons. Rounding out this cast of characters are many beloved Springfield residents, including tavern proprietor MOE SZYSLAK (Hank Azaria) and nuclear power plant owner MR. BURNS (Harry Shearer). The Emmy Award-, Annie Award- and Peabody Award-winning animated comedy will begin its 31st season this year.
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