Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Simpsons Predicted Disney Would Buy Fox In 1998 Episode

The animated comedy’s 1998 episode, “When You Dish Upon a Star,” featured Homer becoming the personal assistant to Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger, who were trying to escape the spotlight by moving to Springfield. He annoys Ron Howard, who visits the couple, by trying to pitch a screenplay involving a time-traveling killer robot driving-instructor and a pie that can talk. Homer’s lack of discretion about the whereabouts of Baldwin and Basinger prompts the pair to sever their relationship with him, which prompts Homer to create a mobile museum showcasing their personal effects. After a high-speed chase, in which Howard is injured, Homer is ordered to keep away from all celebrities, and, one month later, we see Howard pitching Homer’s script at 20th Century Fox, which, according to the giant sign out front, is now “a division of Walt Disney Co.”

The Simpsons predicted Disney would buy Fox in 1998 episode | Entertainement Weekly
These guys love putting this predictive programming/mockery in people's faces. I've heard the Simpsons has connections to the CIA which is not surprising considering the crap the TV puts out. The show is certainly known for mocking the public with predicting future events like this. Who knows if these companies like Fox and Disney even compete with each other. This is probably all part of the consolidation plan that is suddenly happening with so many corporations. - QOR

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