The Simpsons have been on the leading edge of pop culture for the entirety of their 31 seasons. They've been known to have predicted major events in history, and they just did it again. This time, it was in one episode, and they predicted the pandemic and the Murder Hornets.

In the 1993 episode "Marge in Chains", Springfield is under attack by "Osaka Flu", a sickness from overseas that has no known cure other than time. Dr. Hibbert explains that to the mob looking for a cure, and says "Anything I give you would just be a placebo." Someone in the crowd says "Where can we get these placebos?"

The crowd knocks over a truck, breaking open cases containing hundreds of hornets that start to attack the crowd.

There are plenty of other times the show has predicted the future, and surely more will come true

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