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The Simpsons, one of the most famous animated sitcoms in television history, has made a bullish bet for Bitcoin’s worth.
In Sunday’s episode of the 31-year-running cartoon, dubbed “Burger Kings,” the characters trade stocks in a new burger chain founded by the town’s billionaire, Montgomery Burns. During an episode of “Crazy Cash” which appears to be a spoof of Jim Cramer’s Mad Money, the ticker feed specifically displays the price of Bitcoin (BTC) next to a green infinity sign.
Other amusing forecasts include the value of the entire United States falling by a quarter-point, GameStop stock increasing by one trillion dollars, and Tesla: “If you have to ask, you can’t afford it.”
This isn’t the first time cryptocurrency has appeared on The Simpsons. In 2020, The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons emerged as a guest star to illustrate cryptocurrencies and distributed ledgers. The actor referred to cryptocurrency as “future cash” until a text message appeared jokingly saying that it “can be generated by fiat like traditional currency or just thrown around randomly or all given to LeBron.”
Some may interpret Bitcoin’s presence on the show as a bullish indicator. Given that the asset’s price again surpassed $60,000 on Monday, it just needs to climb infinite percent to fulfil The Simpsons’ forecast. The Simpsons has seemed to forecast the future several times, perhaps due to the large amount of subjects covered on the show. The Donald Trump administration, the outcomes of three Super Bowls, and numerous technological advancements such as video messaging, smartwatches, and autocorrect are a few examples.
If the show seemed to use Bitcoin’s media exposure as a punchline, industry players have made their own bullish forecasts in recent weeks. Last month, Kraken CEO Jesse Powell claimed that the price of Bitcoin is ultimately “going to infinity” and that the crypto commodity will hit $1 million over the next decade.