The Simpsons predicted cancellation of Batgirl years ago

SImpsons parodied studios dumping big-budget movies in 2015 for insurance reasons.

by Charlene Badasi | published

in its three-decade historysimpson Have made some pretty creepy predictions about real life events. In various episodes, the comedy series featured Richard Branson going into space, Donald Trump’s presidency, Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl performance, Disney’s takeover of 20th Century Fox, and even the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. Too. Now, the popular animated show has done it again with the cancellation of Warner Bros. bat girl Movies.

The last prophecy occurs in the 2015 episode simpson Called “Treehouse of Horror XXVI”. in parody of godzilla, a crazy old Japanese man based on Grampa Simpson is always made fun of because he drops a perfect donut into the ocean every day. When asked why he does this, the man says that if he doesn’t, a giant sea monster will rise up and destroy the entire city. One day, as he is preparing for his donut ritual, he chokes on the topping and dies.

With no one to spare the donuts, a sea monster named Homerzilla wakes up and destroys the city. simpson The scene then cuts to the present, where the executives are watching the film, saying that it is so bad it deserves a remake. Two years later, they released district, But it is a complete failure. So they decide to throw all the merchandising out to sea, and scrap the underperforming film for insurance purposes.


whereas simpson’ The scenario didn’t unfold exactly the same way bat girl, The similarities are pretty uncanny. In August, Warner Bros. Discovery said it was shelving the Leslie Grace vehicle, which had already completed production. The studio reportedly saved $20 million in tax write-offs as a result. The move was part of a larger cost-cutting campaign that has seen several shakeups within the media company. bat girl Only one test screening was received that received positive reviews. This was the only time the general public saw any footage of the film.

Although the scenario of the clip and the real life of Batgirl isn’t an accurate prediction, it is a strong example of how simpson Regularly called long before events happen. However, the cast and producers of the show owe their track record to the longevity and history of the series. talking to, series writer Bill Oakley said that there are very few cases where the show has predicted anything. “Most of these episodes are based on things that happened in the 60s, 70s or 80s that we knew about,” he told the publication.

Created by Matt Groening in the 1980s, the series is a satirical portrayal of American life. Set in the fictional town of Springfield, the story follows simpson Family parodying American culture, society, television, and the human condition. In 1987, the family appeared in a series of sketches The Tracy Ullman Show for three seasons. The shorts eventually evolved into a half-hour prime time show and became the first series to land a Top 30 rating on Fox’s first season.

Since the beginning of 1989, simpson It has been the longest-running animated series, longest-running sitcom, and longest-running scripted primetime television series in terms of number of seasons and episodes. And the only show to predict the future.


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