There is a picture attributed to Simpsons episode from early 2000's (I couldn't deny or confirm it yet after some search) which has been circulating on the Social media a lot:

enter image description here

Ridiculously, this pic is almost a carbon copy of the one at summit (in Saudi Arabia if I am not wrong?). So can someone confirm whether it was really aired in an episode of Simpons then or its fabricated one?

  • 5
    Snopes says: False. Simple David Hume-check... which is more likely: that an animated show managed to extremely accurately predict a very specific event 15 years in the future, or that someone posted false claims on Facebook... which is more likely?
    – user32299
    Jul 6, 2018 at 6:45
  • 1
    There is no claim here.
    – Oddthinking
    Jul 6, 2018 at 13:09

1 Answer 1


The Simpsons creators are eerily good at predicting the future, and in this case both the picture and screen grab of the cartoon are accurate, however mis-attributed. It is not from a 2002 episode, it is from a 2017 video posted to the Simpsons facebook page after Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia.

The photograph, as we know, is of President Trump, Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz, and Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi at the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in May 2017

The video was posted to Facebook on 26th May 2017

  • Picture appears about 5 seconds into the video
    – Jon.G
    Jul 6, 2018 at 10:35

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .