Did ‘The Simpsons’ predict Prince Philip’s death? Maggie foretold exact date he will die in 1995 episode: Report
In ‘Home Sweet Homediddly-Dum-Doodily’ from 1995, which was episode 3 of the seventh season of the sitcom, baby Maggie Simpson is claimed to have turned her head inside a car and told Bart and Lisa, 'Prince Phillip will die on April 9, 2021'
Prince Philip died last Friday, April 9, after struggling with deteriorating health for the past few weeks. The royal family issued a statement announcing the sad news that read, “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. Further announcements will made in due course. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.”
The Duke of Edinburgh, the longest-serving royal consort in British history, was about to turn 100 in June, but his demise on April 9 shocked many around the world. However, it appears someone knew the day Prince Philip would die a long time back. It is Maggie Simpson, from ‘The Simpsons’, who reportedly knew about the death date of the monarch’s husband.
Did ‘The Simpsons’ predict the day Prince Philip would die?
As per a Simpsons fansite called In The News, a scene from 1995’s ‘Home Sweet Homediddly-Dum-Doodily’ made the eerie prediction. ‘Home Sweet Homediddly-Dum-Doodily’ was episode 3 of the seventh season of the sitcom, that has been airing since 1982, in which baby Maggie Simpson is claimed to have turned her head inside a car and told Bart and Lisa, “Prince Phillip will die on April 9, 2021.” Though Maggie’s dialogue was reportedly changed to something else in recent versions, it allegedly featured when the show originally aired in 1995, over two decades before Philip’s demise.
However, according to Who.com.au, the British royal family as well as the creator of 'The Simpsons', Matt Groening, have not said anything about the alleged prediction. Also, MEAWW has not been able to independently verify the authenticity of the report.
In another bizarre incident, a comedian from Australia called Prince Philip “3,000 years old” moments before someone from the audience told him he just died. Lewis Spears was making fun of the royals during his show on April 9 when he learned about the death of the oldest member of the famous family. Spears began by stating, “The royals are in the news ... the royal family, the royal controversy. Oh can you believe that the royals are bad people? Yes! They live in castles. Of course they’re not very nice — have you guys not seen Shrek? I saw one headline that was like: Has the royal family lost touch with the commoners? Yes! What gave it away, was it the crown? Was it the cape, the throne, or was it when they invented the term commoners?”
He went on to say during his set: “Oh Meghan Markle says the royal family is racist ... also yes! Have you guys seen Prince Philip? That c**t is 3,000 years old, I’m pretty sure he invented racism.” At the same moment, one of his audiences told him, “he died tonight” and as Spears checked the phone to confirm the news, he reacted, “What?”
He then added, “I have to say... I’ve been overdue. Are we sure he died today? I reckon he died 10 years ago and they wheel him out attached to strings at special events.” Spears also later took to Twitter to write, “Prince Phillip died DURING my show tonight. Clip coming soon,” which attracted a lot of comments from internet users. “I guess you could say your show was dead funny,” one person commented. The second user said, “The timing for this was unbelievably perfect. I can never take his death seriously now.” “when your jokes are literally to die for,” the third added.