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In A Feat Of Irony, The Simpsons Even Predicted Disney Buying Out Their Parent Company Fox

By Aimee Lutkin

In a move terrifying many people who work in media, Disney has solidified a deal to acquire 21st Century Fox. It cost them $52.4 billion, and may lead to thousands of people getting laid off. Disney owns an enormous number of media properties, and have been trying to control more and more, even including the voice of critics. They were recently boycotted for attempting to freeze out the L.A. Times after receiving an unfavorable review.

It's unclear exactly what will happen with Disney tightening its control over media outlets, but whatever it is, The Simpsons already did it. For those who don't know, The Simpsons has an eerie track record of straight-up predicting the future. The writers and animators literally make something ridiculous and obscure, only to have it become a reality years — sometimes decades! — later. It's honestly as creepy as it is intriguing. Their latest prediction is one that is especially relevant to today's news — it turns out that they knew about this merger way, way back in the day. Don't believe us? 

See how they even predicted this merger as far back as 1998.