The Simpsons, a beloved cartoon series, may have just offered fans a glimpse into Elon Musk’s contentious Twitter takeover.
Fans of the programme are used to the authors forecasting the future, with a peculiar track record of episodes or events coming true.
If you need proof, consider the Titanic submarine sinking, Greta Gerwig’s feminist Barbie smash, and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida eating a ‘radioactive’ fish.
In the new episode, Mr Burns buys Twitter to woo a young CEO named Persephone, and billionaire Elon is once again in the frame.
Explaining what a ‘bargain’ the bird app was he said: ‘The previous owner had to sell it after his self-driving Mars rocket crashed into the international space station.’
While he is never named, the remarks are a thinly veiled jab at SpaceX’s owner, who is now striving to launch rockets to Mars.
In the fourth episode of Season 35, Mr Burns is duped by the con woman, played by Elizabeth Banks, after becoming the couple’s new star.
Persephone persuades Mr Burns and his pals to invest in her firm, Thirst Trap: A Corporate Love Story, which seeks to convert saltwater into drinking water.
During the broadcast, the couple is also questioned uncomfortable by a reporter about unfavourable tweets about Persephone vanishing from the site after the purchase.
This isn’t the first time The Simpsons has targeted Elon, as the billionaire’s actions have been predicted several times over the years.
Before he controversially acquired Twitter for $44 billion in 2022, the show’s creators predicted this takeover in an episode in 2015.
A footage from an episode from 2012 also showed the site ostensibly titled ‘X,’ although this might just have been Elon’s inspiration for the whole makeover.
Only time will tell if this turns out to be a spooky prophesy by The Simpsons, but their track record is not in his favour.