‘The Simpsons’ Predicted Cannabis Legalization In Canada
The long term animated sitcom “The Simpsons” has actually gotten a credibility in the past couple of years for properly predicting future occasions, no matter how strange they might have seemed at the time. Through what were once thought about jokes, their prescience was able to predict many occasions such as the massive Disney-Fox merger, the overwhelming appeal of video games like Farmville and Guitar Hero, and even our present administration under a
Donald Trump presidency. Another great example of this insight traces back to a 2005 episode from the sixteenth season of the series titled” Midnight Rx” where they properly anticipated that marijuana would eventually become legal in Canada. Throughout the episode Homer Simpson, his pious neighbor Ned Flanders, Kwik-E-Mart owner Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, and grumpy grandfather Abe Simpson are forced to travel to Canada in order to be able to get cost effective prescription medications and smuggle them back to their town of Springfield (absence of access to budget-friendly prescription medications in the U.S. likewise appears regretfully familiar nowadays). Throughout the episode, Ned encounters his Canadian counterpart who offers Ned a hit of what he calls the “reeferino” saying that “It’s legal here.” Ned rapidly rebukes the generous stranger’s offer and lets Homer understand that “They alerted me Satan would be attractive. Let’s go!”
As you are probably aware Canada has just recently legislated the sale and intake of adult usage cannabis, becoming the biggest country to permit it and the 2nd nation to do so after Uruguay. This makes this specific 2005 episode rather prophetic as it describes both the legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada but the issues and struggles that too many Americans encounter when it comes to getting correct and inexpensive healthcare.
On a much lighter note, The Simpsons aired their 29th installation of their world famous Halloween themed” Treehouse of Scary”episode this previous Sunday. The 643rd overall episode of the series was divided in 3 parts first showing a twist on the timeless “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” film featuring a tech company named “Mapple,” in a not so unnoticeable parody of Apple and the often overwhelming buzz that occurs with the announcement of their new items. The next section has Lisa Simpson, struggling with dissociative
identity condition like the main character from the popular 2016 M. Night Shyamalan movie “Split,” trapping Bart in addition to his buddies Nelson and Milhouse during a sleepover as a way to get revenge on her sibling for making her stop working a spelling test. The tail end was a smart parody of Jurassic Park where power plant owner, richest, and a lot of wicked male in Springfield, C. Montgomery Burns, opens a Jurassic-themed retirement community where the senior citizens are being renewed by mixing their DNA with that of dinosaurs. Hilarity takes place as soon as the dormant dinosaur genes start beginning when Homer raises the thermostat’s temperature and the home’s population quickly starts changing into rampaging reptiles and run amok.
From all of us at The National Marijuana News, have a safe and happy Halloween!