The Simpsons fans convinced show ‘predicted’ fuel shortage over a decade ago

The Simpsons fans are convinced that the show has once again “predicted” the future.

The Channel 4 cartoon has been running for 30 years, so it’s inevitable that some themes from the show occur in real life.

But there are a few storylines that are eerily close to real-world events that have aired sometimes decades before they happen.

The most recent being a theory that a 2010 episode of the show, titled “Lisa Simpson, This Isn’t Your Life”, predicted the UK’s ongoing fuel crisis.

Following reports of a shortage of more than 100,000 HGV drivers in the UK, many drivers have been panic-buying petro, leading to emptied stations just hours after refuelling.

This has been compared to The Simpsons scene where Homer can be seen filling his car boot up with 1,000 gallons of fuel to win a promotional toy for his daughter Maggie.

The clip has since gone viral on Twitter, with many people saying that Matt Groening, the creator of the show, is a “time traveller.”

One person said: “Convinced the guy that made The Simpsons is definitely a time traveller.”

“How do they keep doing this?” asked another.

A third wrote: “At this rate, we might as well just plan ahead using Simpson episodes. We’re living in the Matrix!”

While a fourth put: “So we are basically in an episode of the Simpsons… great.”

This isn’t the first time The Simpsons has supposedly foreseen events happening.

Previously, the show “predicted” occurrences such as the election of Donald Trump as US president, the Ebola Virus and the Capitol Riots.

Before that, the 1993 episode ‘Marge in Chains’, saw people of Springfield panic buying when a deadly virus came over to Springfield from Japan.

The spooky scenes were compared to the coronavirus outbreak, where many Brits rushed to the supermarket to stock up on essentials like toilet rolls and pasta.

In the episode, children with symptoms of the Osaka Flu were asked to stay home from school, which infuriated Bart no end as he deemed himself well enough to go in.