The Simpsons already ‘predict’ Richard Branson’s epic space travel! The episode named ‘The Burn and The Bees’ in Season 20, shows an astronaut enjoying his time in zero gravity.
The Simpsons are popularly known for their predictions about the events that happen around the world. The series has often been months, years, or even decades ahead of global news events from the tiger attack to the Trump presidency. Well, The Simpsons have done it again! A scene from the series’ Season 20, in which Richard Branson and his crewmates from Virgin Galactic touched the edge of space and returned safely, went viral. Interestingly, he actually resembles the British billionaire, Richard Branson.
The episode named ‘The Burn and The Bees’ in Season 20, shows an astronaut enjoying his time in zero gravity. It has convinced netizens that The Simpsons show actually predicted Richard Branson’s stint in space. It resembles a photo of Branson enjoying himself in zero gravity.
A Twitter user named Aditya Kondawar has shared this picture, with the caption, “How can The Simpsons show predict every Damn thing?” Another user replied, “I think their writers showed every kind of (wild) imagination, which we are now turning to reality.”
The Simpsons already ‘predict’ Richard Branson’s epic space travel
Notably, Richard Branson had also made a guest appearance on The Simpsons show in The Burns and the Bees, Loan-a Lisa, and The War of Art.
On Sunday, Branson touched the edge of space with three employees, including one of Indian-origin, and landed safely back to Earth, on board his company Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity. It was the 22nd test flight of VSS Unity and the first test flight with a full crew in the cabin.
In a press conference, Branson said, “I have dreamt of this moment since I was a kid, but honestly nothing can prepare you for the view of Earth from space. The whole thing was just magical.”
“I was once a child with a dream looking up to the stars. Now I’m an adult in a spaceship looking down to our beautiful Earth. To the next generation of dreamers: if we can do this, just imagine what you can do,” Branson stated in a tweet.