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The Simpsons & that “prediction” that they knew the coronavirus was coming

Alright people --- let's kick off this Sunday by digging into a blatant and obvious photoshopped lie going around online (well at least a partial one.) As we all know, the Simpson 's have either "predicted" or "predicted" their own eerily similar versions of real-life events that have happened during our lifetimes. First things first, in usual Simpsons' fashion they did air an episode that is in fact eerily similar to the real-life coronavirus (except it wasn't called that.) The episode aired featured Marge and the Gang buying overseas kitchen products that were infected by what the show called the "Osaka Virus" ironically a virus that only originated in Asia. The episode aired during season 4 of the iconic Fox show and it was called Marge in Chains. The episode aired in 1993...
The Simpson’s have officially been on air for 30 years
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The Simpson’s have officially been on air for 30 years

Fan of family guy? Great. But what trumps Family Guy, perhaps, comes in the form of The Simpsons.  The iconic T.V show has officially as of today, uh, been on airwaves for 30 years.   The first episode of the Simpson's actually aired as a skit special during a talk-show on April 19 1987. Matt Groening, the creator, was originally supposed to have created a comic skit for his Life in Hell bit. But,  instead he found himself creating the Simpson's characters that were aptly named after members of his own family.  Notoriously, the skits for the Simpson's appeared for dozens of sketches on The Tracey Ullman Show. Several years later in 1989, The Simpson's would officially be born by means of its own show.  
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