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‘The Simpsons’ Has Predicted a Lot. Most of It Can Be Explained.

“When that many smart people produce a television show, it’s bound to make some startling ‘predictions,’” one writer said.

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“Many jokes reach just beyond what is real, and that is a pretty good way of setting yourself up for things that may turn out to be real in the future,” Bill Irwin, author of “The Simpsons and Philosophy,” said of the show. Photo: Fox via Getty

By Maya Salam

There is no crystal ball in “The Simpsons” writers’ room, but you’d be forgiven for wondering.

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