- A ‘Simpsons’ episode fictitiously shows bitcoin priced at infinity and huge fluctuations in GameStop shares.
- A financial market channel amusingly states for Tesla stock: “If you have to ask, you can’t afford it.”
- The highly bullish bitcoin prediction on an animated TV sitcom shows the magnitude of crypto frenzy.
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“The Simpsons” is one of the longest-running American TV shows that has managed to produce several accurate predictions.
Episode 18 of Season 32, titled “Burger Kings,” shows Marge Simpson is seemingly hooked on stock trading, specifically with a fictional stock of plant-based burger chain “Ex-cellent Burger” run by town billionaire Monty Burns.
While Marge checks the stock’s performance on an episode of “Crazy Cash,” perhaps a parody of Jim Cramer’s “Mad Money,” real-time data on the fictitious market channel shows bitcoin accompanied by a green infinity symbol.
Bitcoin priced at infinity seems to indicate the show creators are either very bullish on digital assets, or believe the system will crumble.
The screen ticker also showed GameStop’s stock rising by 1 trillion, and instantly falling by 2 trillion in the Simpsons’ world. Meanwhile, the TV host quips enthusiastically: “Buy, buy, buy! Then, when you hear a rumor of trouble, sell before anyone else!,” with no specific reference to a stock.
Tesla was another amusing stock prediction in the show, for which the ticker feed directly stated “if you have to ask, you can’t afford it.”
Cryptocurrency has previously featured on the show in Season 31, Episode 13 called “Frinkcoin.” Actor Jim Parsons, who played Sheldon Cooper in the Big Bang Theory, referred to it at the time as the “cash of the future.”
Past predictions on the show that surprisingly came true include Kamala Harris’ purple inauguration outfit, the election of former President Donald Trump, the discovery of the Higgs Boson equation, and a big plot twist in “Game of Thrones.”