Did 'The Simpsons' predict the rogue squirrel at the Winter Olympics?

Angelo Anderson
February 26, 2018

The Simpsons writer Josh Weinstein took to Twitter yesterday to point out that the show may have predicted the rogue squirrel incident that occurred at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

In their latest example of wizardry foresight, The Simpsons managed to predict the underdog win of the United States men's curling team, who managed to pull off an upset against the favoured Swedish team. The furry creature, who ran onto the slope during Austrian snowboarder Daniela Ulbing's parallel giant slalom run, narrowly avoided a deadly collision with the athlete. Weinstein tweeted an image from the Olympics alongside a picture from an old episode of the animated classic, writing, "Simpsons predicted it".

The episode first aired on 2 February, 1997. In the episode, Homer and Mr. Burns go on a team-building exercise to a cabin in the mountains, only to get trapped during an avalanche.

Of course, Twitter was quick to point out that the episode has nothing to do with the Olympics, but that doesn't escape the fact that 'The Simpsons' has predicted an terrible lot in the past.


The Simpsons have gotten credit for predicting President Trump, calling the victor of numerous sports events, and even digging in on possible movies that have yet to enter production, like Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

In fact, a 2010 episode also predicted the United States of America curling team's recent triumph against Sweden in the curling finals.

Social media was quick to remember that The Simpsons had depicted a similar U.S. triumph eight years ago in a season 21 episode titled "Boy Meets Curl".

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