You’d think we’d be used to all the eerily accurate predictions made by The Simpsons by now, but it never gets old whenever the long-running animated classic somehow foreshadows future events. Case in point: we should’ve seen that dodgy ending we got in the final season of Game Of Thrones coming because The Simpsons predicted it years beforehand.
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Let’s quickly refresh what happened at the climax of Game Of Thrones’ final season given how we’ve all wiped our collective memories of it.
After that anticlimactic ending involving the White Walkers, the focus shifted back towards King’s Landing. After stretching plot logic to breaking point just to get all the important characters to the capital of Westeros for the show’s penultimate episode, Game Of Thrones promptly shat the bed by having Daenerys inexplicably destroying King’s Landing via dragon with absolutely no build-up whatsoever.
The final season of Game Of Thrones was full of problems and left a sour taste in the mouths of several cast members, but seeing Daenerys behaving so irrationally and out-of-character in such a destructive manner was the straw that broke the goodwill camel’s back.
No one had the “Daenerys goes mad and destroys King’s Landing” ending on their Game Of Thrones predictions list, yet we probably should’ve all seen it coming because The Simpsons foreshadowed this very plot development two years before Thrones‘ final season.
In the 2017 Simpsons episode, ‘The Serfsons‘, the show spends the entire time taking the piss out of Game Of Thrones before it ends with the Simpsons family standing around uselessly as a mad rider and their dragon burns everything and everyone to a crisp.
The similarities are so eerily close one might even say Game Of Thrones ripped off The Simpsons, which honestly wouldn’t surprise anyone given how the two Thrones showrunners, David Benioff and Dan Weiss, have shown that they’re yet another example of white men who managed to fail upwards into success.
This whole “destroy everything via a dragon” was obviously a massive joke by the Simpsons writers at the time. As much as we like to believe that they’re in possession of a magic eight-ball, there’s no realistic way they could’ve predicted how on the money they were with how Game Of Thrones ultimately ended.
Apropos of nothing, maybe it’s time we pay extra attention to The Simpsons whenever they parody a show that’s yet to finish.
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