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‘The Simpsons’ predicted disastrous ‘Willy Wonka Experience’ 31 years ago, fans say: ‘Holy s–t

“The Simpsons” may have foretold the fabrication of this epic event.

“Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Experience” has been mercilessly derided for failing to live up to its promise to delight children by recreating Roald Dahl’s fictional candy factory.

Photos from a soiree in Glasgow, Scotland, which cost $45 per attendee, have gone viral online, leaving viewers dumbfounded by the dreary warehouse setting, shoddy props and unenthusiastic employees dressed as Oompa Loompas. And so.

Children broke down in tears, furious parents demanded refunds, and some social media experts claimed that The Simpsons had predicted this fiasco all along.

Hailed as “the world’s most prophetic comic book,” the Matt Groening comedy aired an episode in 1993 that featured an eerily similar plot.

“The funny thing is, Ironically, Homerland looks 10 times better,” said one X user, comparing “Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Experience” to the fictional “Simpsons.” Fox

In a visionary episode titled “Bart’s Inner Child,” Homer Simpson buys a trampoline and plans to use it in his backyard children’s theme park.

Although this fantasy will never come true, the Simpson family matriarch dreams of a “Homerland” where guests can pay $50 to enjoy a fort made of cramped trampolines, mud puddles and dirty mattresses. .

When Bart’s friend Milhouse claims that the latter attraction “smells weird,” a deluded Homer retorts, “No, it doesn’t.”

But the similarities with “The Simpsons” don’t end there.

In another episode from 2002, Homer encounters a sad, smoking Oompa Loompa, much like its cosplayer counterpart, at a failed “Wonka” party.

Oompa Loompas also appear in The Simpsons Season 13, Episode 8, “Sweet and Sour Marge.” Fox
Actress Jenny Fogerty plays an Oompa Loompa (one of the genies who devours Willy Wonka’s little Gobstopper) at a party gone awry. Jenny Fogarty / SWNS

As for X, experts pointed out the similarities, with one commenting: “Oh my god, The Simpsons have done it again!”

Some thought “Homeland” was still preferable to the Wonka event in Scotland.

“It’s still more fun than the Willy Wonka experience.” X user commented.

written by another person: “The crazy thing is, ironically, Homerland looks 10 times better.”

Unfortunately, it wasn’t just visitors and internet observers who were appalled by the poor quality of the Scottish event.

Actor Paul Connell, who played Wonka in Willy’s Chocolate Experience, called it a “total mess”.

The Scotsman said his first “red flag” came when he was cast in the titular role of a cane-twirling chocolatier rather than an Oompa Loompa. Because he felt the role suited him better.

“Anyone who looks at me and thinks I’m Willy Wonka instead of an Oompa Loompa is crazy,” he quipped.

Connell ultimately called the incident one of the “most embarrassing things” he had ever seen, adding that it was “disrespectful to the family and to us as up-and-coming actors.”

“I sincerely hope everyone gets the refund they deserve,” he declared.

The House of Illuminati, which organized the event, later apologized for the fiasco. Facebook page.

‘Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Experience’ turned out to be a candy-colored nightmare. Jenny Fogarty / SWNS

Willy Wonka’s disaster is just one of the many predictions made by “The Simpsons.” This perspective comic was previously believed to have predicted everything from the Titanic submarine disaster to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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