The Simpsons has gained something of a cult following for its eerily accurate predictions of the future.
Springfield’s favourite family have foreseen a number of real-life events, according to eagle-eyed fans.
And it seems that Coronavirus has not escaped the long-running animated show’s prophecies.
Fans are joking that a pivotal scene in The Simpsons Movie is the next logical step for the UK’s lockdown.
If Boris is running out of ideas he could take a trip to Springfield, where the entire town is engulfed in a giant dome.
The Government orders the town to be sealed off to protect it from pollution.
Film fans are now taking to social media to joke that Boris will do something similar, The Sun reported.
The film was repeated over the festive period promoting a flurry of quips on Twitter.
One person said: “Can’t wait for Boris to stick the UK in that dome off the Simpsons Movie on Saturday”.
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Turning their attention to Kent, where the mutated strain was first found, another Twitter user quipped: “We're going to be placed in the dome from The Simpsons movie next! Kent, Tier4."
And sharing a screenshot of the dome hovering over the Simpsons’ hometown, another joker chimed: “Never thought The Simpsons Movie contained such an accurate insight into our future but there you go. Here comes Tier Four”.
Trolls recently mocked up a scene in The Simpsons to fuel a conspiracy theory that the cartoon predicted Coronavirus.
The writer of the episode Marge in Chains, first broadcast in 1993, fumed that hoaxers photoshopped a news segment into his show where the anchor reported on 'Corona virus'.
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Social media users shared the faked prediction after a misleading collage also featured an Asian character coughing into a package addressed to Homer.
The episodes writer, Bill Oakley, told the Hollywood Reporter previously: “The idea that anyone misappropriates it to make coronavirus seem like an Asian plot is terrible. In terms of trying to place blame on Asia — I think that is gross.”
In The Simpsons 31-year history it appears to have made several accurate presumptions about future world events.
Major events such as Donald Trumps presidency and Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl performance appear to have been featured in segments years before genuinely taking place.
Creator Matt Groening told The Guardian previously that they predicted Trump back in 2000 – but it was “the most absurd placeholder joke name” that they could think of.
“It’s beyond satire”, he said.
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