This past weekend saw the release of a few new movies, including new entries in the Star Wars—which you’ve no doubt been hearing about and seeing constantly for the past week or so, especially if you’re a regular Geeks of Doom visitor—and Alvin and the Chipmunks franchises. The two movies ended up finishing first and second at the domestic box office for the weekend, though it was nowhere near close with The Force Awakens taking in a massive $248 million and breaking lots of records while The Road Chip took in only $14 million.
Not everyone was shocked to see these two movies arriving in theaters this past weekend, however. In a somewhat prophetic episode of The Simpsons way back in 2009 titled “Homer the Whopper,” a movie studio lot is shown with ads for, you guessed it, new Star Wars and Alvin and the Chipmunks movies. Click on over to the other side to check out the image.
Now, as you can see, the episode wasn’t perfectly accurate; the new Star Wars movie shown is actually (and perhaps more fittingly) titled “The Apology,” while the new Chipmunks is called “Gettin’ Rabies,” which would be super difficult to market to all of the little kids out there.
Still, it’s close enough to be pretty awesome. Oh, and it comes with a bonus fun fact: the script for this particular episode of The Simpsons was actually written by none other than Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. The duo of Rogen and Goldberg wrote and directed This Is The End and The Interview together, and also collaborated on the screenplays for Superbad, Pineapple Express, The Green Hornet, and a handful of episodes of Da Ali G Show. They’re also writing AMC’s TV adaptation of the hit comic book Preacher, and directing the debut season’s pilot episode.