Watch the Moments Fans Thought 'The Simpsons' Predicted The Titanic Submersible

4 months ago
For decades, fans of "The Simpsons" have tied events in the real world back to moments from episodes that make the artists and writing staff seem surprisingly prescient. The long-running animated series apparently predicted Disney would one day own the Springfield family, and even the idea of billionaires going into space (among other examples). Things took a darker turn when some fans started proclaiming online that the show predicted the recent OceanGate submersible tragedy.

There are actually two episodes of "The Simpsons" that fans are connecting to the tragedy. One is the tenth episode of Season 17, "Homer's Paternity Coot," in which Homer enters a submersible with a painted-on wetsuit, ultimately gets stuck underwater and then has his submarine's oxygen run out. Once the news got out, multiple fans on Twitter attempted to insert that moment into the list of predictions the show has put out there.