Did The Simpsons predict Capitol riots?

How The Simpsons predicted Capitol riots: Fans draw comparisons with episode which showed 'civil war' on Inauguration Day 2021 2020 Halloween episode of The Simpsons predicted unrest after US election Showed chaos ensued after Homer forgot to vote and his vote was the decider Fans claim it bore a similarity to the actions of supporters who stormed The Capitol yesterday, forcing lawmakers to flee and resulting in four deaths The show has predicted other events years in advance such as 's presidency 17 years before it happened and a devastating virus, like Covid-19

By Lydia Catling For Mailonline

Published: 14:50 GMT, 7 January 2021 | Updated: 14:59 GMT, 7 January 2021

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An episode of The Simpsons which showed civil war after the latest US election race between and Biden has led some fans to suggest the cartoon predicted yesterday's Capitol protest.  

The 31st annual Halloween 'Treehouse of Horror' special of the much-loved show took a look at the 2020 process which bore striking similarities to events in Washington DC, Metro reports. 

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In the episode, which aired on November 1, 2020, a startling scene showed fires burning across the fictional town of Springfield, alongside upturned cars and smashed windows on Inauguration Day after Homer Simpson failed to vote. 

Some people have suggested the show foreshadowed the actions of supporters who invaded the Capitol building to protest his election defeat, forcing lawmakers to flee to safety and resulting in four people losing their lives.

The 2020 Halloween episode of The Simpsons looked at the latest presidential race between Trump and Biden, predicting civil unrest after the result

The 2020 Halloween episode of The Simpsons looked at the latest presidential race between and Biden, predicting civil unrest after the result

In the episode, Homer forgets to vote and his vote turns out to be the decider, and due to his not being cast, chaos descends

In the episode, Homer forgets to vote and his vote turns out to be the decider, and due to his not being cast, chaos descends

The program begins with characters queuing outside a voting station at the local school beside a sign which reads 'Democracy ends in 08.38' as Homer remembers it is election day. 

As he gets to the voting booth,

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