Fans point out 21-year-old 'Simpsons' episode predicted Kamala Harris' inauguration outfit

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Lisa Simpson's purple jacket and pearls combo bore an uncanny similarity to Vice President Harris'. Greg Nash - Pool/Getty Images
  • Fans think that "The Simpsons" predicted Kamala Harris's purple inauguration outfit.

  • After Vice President Harris's historic swearing-in, fans pointed out that Lisa Simpson wore a similar outfit during a 2000 episode of the long-running show.

  • During the episode, Lisa Simpson is also taking office after a Trump presidency.

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Kamala Harris made history on Wednesday becoming the first woman as well as the first woman of African American and South Asian descent to become Vice President of the United States.

For her historic swearing-in ceremony, Vice President Harris wore a purple dress and coat by Christopher John Rogers, a young Black designer from Louisiana, which was tipped off with a custom pearl necklace by Puerto Rican designer Wilfredo Rosado, according to Vogue.

Fans pointed out that during an episode of "The Simpsons" titled "Bart to the Future," which was broadcast in 2000, an adult Lisa Simpson is depicted as the incoming president of the United States and she seems to be wearing an almost-identical outfit to Harris.

"Yeah, everything that ever will be has already been on 'The Simpsons'. But this is a bit on the nose," Phil Hagen tweeted.

In the episode, Lisa Simpson is even elected following a disastrous one-term presidency by real estate tycoon Donald Trump.

One person tweeted: "Kamala Harris really is Lisa Simpson and I'm all for it."

Unfortunately, according to experts, the Vice President's outfit was not a reference to "The Simpsons." Insider's Senior Lifestyle Reporter Anneta Konstantinides reported that purple is regarded as a sign of bipartisanship in DC, as the color combines Republican red with Democrat blue. DC-based fashion consultant Lauren Rothman told the BBC that Harris's purple dress was also a reference to the suffragette movement with the color being one of the movement's primary colors.

And The Wrap reported that the necklace Harris wore was a nod to her college sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha, whose members are given badges with pearls.

However, the uncanny "Simpsons" theories didn't stop there. Last night's televised inauguration ceremony - which featured speeches from the president as well as musical performances - was hosted by Tom Hanks. And fans noticed that the legendary actor hosts a very similar event in another episode of "The Simpsons."

One person tweeted: "HOW DO THE SIMPSONS ALWAYS PREDICT THIS S---."

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