It is already a tradition when something serious happens in the world that people compare it to an episode of The Simpsons.
As if it were a modern Nostradamus, the Simpsons series is usually quite right with its predictions in the episodes. Some examples: Who would have imagined at the beginning of the century that Donald Trump would become president of the United States? Only The Simpsons in the chapter “Bart to the Future” of season number 11 that aired on March 19, 2000. The purchase of FOX by Disney could be seen in “When a star is craved”, the fifth episode of season 10 premiered on November 8, 1998. Even the fall of the Twin Towers, as an image of the buildings with fire and an airplane flying overhead, could be seen in “New York City vs. Homer ” of season 9 aired on September 21, 1997.
Therefore, it is not surprising that scenes of armed robberies of the Capitol have already been seen in The Simpsons series.
When reality surpasses fiction.
As photos and videos of the unprecedented violence on the United States Capitol have been popping up on social media, many people have commented that this had already been predicted by The Simpsons. Specifically in episode 18 of season 7 entitled “The day the violence died”. The story centers on that there is a man who claims that he created the original Scratch Mouse and therefore should get recognition and all the money he has generated. After a lawsuit, the company loses to the plaintiff and they cancel Bart’s favorite drawings. So the Krusty show shows videos about amendments and how laws are made. Specifically, one against the burning of flags. When the amendment is passed, many others storm the Capitol with firearms and bombs.
There is an episode where Mel Gibson plays Mr. Smith and goes crazy and kills the people of Congress. Something that surely seemed crazy on September 26, 1999, but now reality can easily overcome.
Another image that is drawing the attention of The Simpsons is that of the 31st Halloween special episode “Treehouse of Horror XXXI” where we can see Homer Simpson sitting on the roof of a house, with a shotgun in his hand and drinking beer while the world it is filled with chaos and violence. The image has written the date of January 20, 2021. Interestingly, it is the official date for the inauguration of the new president of the United States, Joe Biden.