The Simpsons has been on for so long it has basically predicted our current era. I don't think the writers are psychic, I just think when you've been on air for decades you will eventually cycle through every reality timeline.
Writer Carl Kinsella posted to Twitter about finding his own life story as told by The Simpsons, except it was in one screenshot. Then he dared his followers to try it.
"Describe your life with a Simpsons screenshot. I'll go first," he wrote on the social media platform.
What a wonderful invitation to walk down memory lane and enjoy all the most traumatic, insane, hilarious and ridiculous moments from The Simpsons that also describe our lives.
People seriously came correct, sharing images of Bart, Lisa, Homer and Marge that best drove their current moods home.
A lot of animated gifs also made it, which is cheating, but who cares they're great. Extra props to the "Why Must Life Be So Hard" guy — boy, can we relate. Super feel you there, bro. Hope next week is better!
A lot of Simpsons fans are very sad. Come to think of it, a lot of the internet is very sad so this shouldn't really strike anyone as a massive revelation or groundbreaking surprise. Remember in the early aughts when being emo was edgy? It was in the movie, int he culture, in every lyric to Blink182 and The Offspring? It seems to have clearly affected all of today's youth and social media generation. Sigh. Major depressive doom.
But they have a sense of humor about it.
Though there are a few upbeat ones!
The Simpsons knows us all too well.