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THE SIMPSONS Predicted Gold for the U.S. Curling Team

THE SIMPSONS Predicted Gold for the U.S. Curling Team

The triumph of the U.S. curling team at this year’s Winter Olympics was a major upset no reasonable person could have seen coming. And yet, The Simpsons seemingly predicted it almost a decade ago in an episode that sent Homer and Marge to Olympic glory as part of the mixed doubles curling team. Like their counterparts in the real world, Homer and Marge defeated Sweden in the final game.

Via Yahoo Sports, the episode in question was “Boy Meets Curl,” from the season 21 of The Simpsons. For that story, Homer and Marge joined forces with Principal Skinner and his mother, Agnes, at the 2010 Winter Olympics, where they overcame Marge’s shoulder injury to take the gold and stand triumphant on the world stage.

The actual U.S. curling team–John Shuster, Tyler George, Matt Hamilton, John Landsteiner, and Joe Polo–had a journey that could have easily filled an episode of The Simpsons or a Dodgeball-like movie. After coming up short in the previous Winter Olympics, Shuster wasn’t invited back for this year’s team.  However, he and his teammates managed to earn their spot in the Olympics, and now they’ve carved out a place for themselves as the first U.S. team to ever claim the gold in the sport.

What do you think about The Simpsons‘ latest accurate prediction? “Simpsons did it!” in the comment section below!

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