Another 'Simpsons' prediction appears to come true as 'three-eyed fish' is caught

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By James Kay

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The Simpsons have done it again!

We're at a point now where we need to start having a conversation about The Simpsons being more than a comedy show.

GettyImages-614770430.jpgThe Simpsons was created by Matt Groening. Credit: Tara Ziemba/Getty

What I mean when I say that, is that the writers definitely have a time machine and are using the animated series to tell us the future.

For over three decades, The Simpsons has earned a reputation for its uncanny ability to predict future events, from Donald Trump’s presidency to failed attempts at recreating Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory.

This latest prediction has fans particularly excited.

The New York Post reports that the discovery of a three-eyed fish has diehard fans recalling the season two episode titled Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish, which aired in 1990.


In the episode, the unethical nuclear power plant owner Mr. Burns faces backlash when his polluting business results in a three-eyed fish mutation.

A lively online discussion ensued after a photo of the apparently real-life anomaly was shared on Reddit with the caption: “Three-eyed cod caught off the coast of Greenland.”


"Simpsons did it! Simpsons did it," one excited viewer said, while a second added: "Yet, another example of 'The Simpsons did it earlier'."

A third person said: "Took a few decades but The Simpsons nailed another one."

Others speculated on the scientific implications of the fish.

“But seriously, if the eye works, would there be a small chance of some evolutionary developments with three-eyed fish? Or does the eye use up too much energy?” one user pondered.

A second person said: "You can see the fish is suffering from exophtalmia [sic] on the left eye, my guess is it's probably not functional. It could even be the case that 2 out of 3 are not functional."


Another time that people believed that The Simpsons had predicted the future occurred last year involving the great Michelangelo's David.

For those unaware of the latest controversy, here’s a recap:

Hope Carrasquilla, the principal of Tallahassee Classical School, was forced to resign after less than a year on the job following an emergency board meeting.

The issue?

She showed an image of Michelangelo’s David to her sixth-grade class.

Michelangelo’s masterpiece, carved from marble between 1501 and 1504, is one of the most celebrated sculptures in history, housed at the Galleria dell'Accademia in Florence, Italy.

Several parents at the school lodged complaints against Carrasquilla, leading to her being given the ultimatum to resign or face formal dismissal.

GettyImages-50891638.jpgMichelangelo's David. Credit: Franco Origlia/Getty

In typical fashion, the internet quickly drew parallels to a 1990 episode of The Simpsons titled “Itchy & Scratchy & Marge.”

In this episode, Marge Simpson joins a campaign to censor the fictional cartoon Itchy & Scratchy for its violent content. The group then persuades Marge to help them censor a museum exhibition of Michelangelo’s David, calling the sculpture an "abomination" and "filth."

What will The Simpsons predict next?

Featured image credit: Tara Ziemba/Getty

Another 'Simpsons' prediction appears to come true as 'three-eyed fish' is caught

vt-author-image

By James Kay

Article saved!Article saved!

The Simpsons have done it again!

We're at a point now where we need to start having a conversation about The Simpsons being more than a comedy show.

GettyImages-614770430.jpgThe Simpsons was created by Matt Groening. Credit: Tara Ziemba/Getty

What I mean when I say that, is that the writers definitely have a time machine and are using the animated series to tell us the future.

For over three decades, The Simpsons has earned a reputation for its uncanny ability to predict future events, from Donald Trump’s presidency to failed attempts at recreating Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory.

This latest prediction has fans particularly excited.

The New York Post reports that the discovery of a three-eyed fish has diehard fans recalling the season two episode titled Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish, which aired in 1990.


In the episode, the unethical nuclear power plant owner Mr. Burns faces backlash when his polluting business results in a three-eyed fish mutation.

A lively online discussion ensued after a photo of the apparently real-life anomaly was shared on Reddit with the caption: “Three-eyed cod caught off the coast of Greenland.”


"Simpsons did it! Simpsons did it," one excited viewer said, while a second added: "Yet, another example of 'The Simpsons did it earlier'."

A third person said: "Took a few decades but The Simpsons nailed another one."

Others speculated on the scientific implications of the fish.

“But seriously, if the eye works, would there be a small chance of some evolutionary developments with three-eyed fish? Or does the eye use up too much energy?” one user pondered.

A second person said: "You can see the fish is suffering from exophtalmia [sic] on the left eye, my guess is it's probably not functional. It could even be the case that 2 out of 3 are not functional."


Another time that people believed that The Simpsons had predicted the future occurred last year involving the great Michelangelo's David.

For those unaware of the latest controversy, here’s a recap:

Hope Carrasquilla, the principal of Tallahassee Classical School, was forced to resign after less than a year on the job following an emergency board meeting.

The issue?

She showed an image of Michelangelo’s David to her sixth-grade class.

Michelangelo’s masterpiece, carved from marble between 1501 and 1504, is one of the most celebrated sculptures in history, housed at the Galleria dell'Accademia in Florence, Italy.

Several parents at the school lodged complaints against Carrasquilla, leading to her being given the ultimatum to resign or face formal dismissal.

GettyImages-50891638.jpgMichelangelo's David. Credit: Franco Origlia/Getty

In typical fashion, the internet quickly drew parallels to a 1990 episode of The Simpsons titled “Itchy & Scratchy & Marge.”

In this episode, Marge Simpson joins a campaign to censor the fictional cartoon Itchy & Scratchy for its violent content. The group then persuades Marge to help them censor a museum exhibition of Michelangelo’s David, calling the sculpture an "abomination" and "filth."

What will The Simpsons predict next?

Featured image credit: Tara Ziemba/Getty