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The Simpsons Predicted Team USA's Curling Gold

Another day, another Simpsons prediction come true

Amanda Bell

Ever the soothsaying show, The Simpsons has done it again.

Yet another wild prediction made by the long-running animated series has come true thanks to Team USA clenching the gold medal for men's curling at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.

The same show that presaged Donald Trump's presidency and Disney's purchase of its parent studio Fox also seemed to know that America had a future at the podium of the curling event after all, despite the team having never won a gold medal in the sport before.

Granted, when the episode in question aired in 2010, it was the Vancouver Olympics that served as a backdrop for the conquest, but, amazingly, Homer and Marge Simpson managed to out-curl Sweden in the episode (Season 21's "Boy Meets Curl"), just as the United States did in 2018, with John Shuster's team besting the Swedes in the later ends of their big match.

Simpsons writer Rob LaZebnik boasted on Twitter, "Congrats to @USACurling2018 on their gold! Not the first time the US beat Sweden, though. Marge and Homer did it eight years ago."