At the moment, the whole world is shocked and heartbroken by the news that the Titan submarine expedition to visit the wreck of the Titanic on the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean crashed, killing 5 passengers. The news made director James Cameron – who had 33 times participated in similar dives to collect filmmaking material Titanic have to say sorry.
Until recently, many netizens re-shared an anime episode The Simpsons (The Simpsons) is said to have a great similarity to the Titan disaster. Worth mentioning, this episode was released in 1998, ie 25 years ago and caused the producer to immediately speak up.
According to New York Post, this episode is episode 19, of season 9 of The Simpsons, in which 2 characters Homer and Faribanks had an expedition to the ocean floor. In one scene, the two characters suddenly discover the wreck of a shipwreck, hidden behind it is a valuable treasure. After retrieving some treasure using the submersible’s mechanical arm, the Homer side encountered problems due to being stuck on the reef.
By this time, the oxygen levels in the ship had also reached alarming levels, and Homer only had time to signal his father before losing consciousness. Fortunately, Homer was saved and woke up in a hospital bed a few days later.
The Simpsons episode has a similar submarine incident
Episodes The Simpsons in 1998 has many similarities with the Titan ship disaster that made the audience discuss enthusiastically. However, soon after, Mike Reiss – screenwriter and producer of the series denied, asserting that there was no story that the film “foreshadowed” disaster. At the same time, Reiss explained that the episode was actually inspired by the movie project Crimson Tide (Red Tide) starring Denzel Washington.
“We didn’t predict the future. We just copied the famous movie and more than 20 years later, the same disaster happened,” Reiss said. In July of last year, Mike Reiss was one of the passengers on the Titan submersible to visit the wreck of the Titanic.
Producer Mike Reiss
He shared that he fell asleep during that journey, and this is also a detail that his wife Denise thinks coincides with the episode. The Simpsons.