Bitcoin goes yellow as Simpsons episode features BTC price rising to infinity
The Simpsons, one of the most popular animated sitcoms in TV history, has made a rather bullish prediction for the price of Bitcoin.
In yesterday’s episode of the 31-year-running cartoon titled Burger Kings, the characters get into the financial market over stocks of a new burger chain created by the town billionaire Montgomery Burns. When Marge is checking on her gains during a “Crazy Cash” show — seemingly parodying Jim Cramer’s Mad Money — the ticker feed clearly shows the price of Bitcoin (BTC) next to a green infinity symbol.
Other comedic predictions included the value of the entire United States of America dropping by a quarter point, GameStop stock rising by 1 trillion, and Tesla: “If you have to ask, you can’t afford it.”
This is not the first time crypto has made an appearance on The Simpsons. Last year, Jim Parsons from The Big Bang Theory appeared as a guest star to explain cryptocurrencies and how a distributed ledgers work. The actor referred to crypto as “the cash of the future” before text appeared jokingly stating it “can be generated by fiat like traditional currency or just thrown around randomly or all given to LeBron.”
Some may see Bitcoin’s appearance on the show as a bullish sign. Considering that the asset’s price did pass $60,000 again today, it only needs to rise infinity percent to make the Simpsons’ prediction come true. Perhaps due to the sheer number of topics the show covers, the Simpsons has seemingly predicted the future many times. Some examples allegedly include the Trump presidency, the outcome of three Super Bowls, and various innovations in technology such as video chatting, smart watches, and autocorrect.
While the show did seemingly use the media attention surrounding Bitcoin as a punchline, industry players have made their own bullish predictions in recent weeks. Last month Kraken CEO Jesse Powell said the BTC price is eventually “going to infinity” and expects the crypto asset to reach $1 million in the next decade.