Homer Simpson’s real age revealed
The Simpsons fans have finally discovered Homer's real age thanks to a close up of his driver's licence.
The animated family has never aged despite being on our screens since 1989. But as The Sun reports, some eagle-eyed fans have now spotted Homer's real age after rewatching an old episode.
The scene in question showed Homer's driving licence, which stated his birthday as May 12.
The year of his birth is listed as 1956, making the character a whopping 64 years old this year in real time.
However, as the ageing process doesn't exist in Springfield, Homer remains 33 years old, which is the age he was when the series began in 1989.
The Simpsons has been in the news lately with fans convinced the show predicted some of 2020s big news events.
Fans have suggested an episode foretold the invasion of giant "murder hornets" which were spotted in the US earlier this year.
In the show, Springfield is hit by an invasion of killer bees.
Simpsons enthusiasts have also claimed the long-running show predicted the coronavirus pandemic in the same 1993 episode.
In the episode, everyone in Springfield is dying to get their hands on fancy blenders as juicing becomes a popular fad in the town.
One scene shows a factory worker in Japan coughing all over the blenders before they are shipped to the US.
The virus - called the Osaka Flu - then spreads throughout America.
But fans failed to note that the Osaka Flu fictionally originated in Japan, while COVID-19 spread from Wuhan, China.
Bill Oakley, a former writer for The Simpsons, previously described the claim the show predicted the coronavirus pandemic as a "stretch", saying the episode was based on other events that had already happened.
"I don't specifically remember which viruses had been in the news in the decade before we wrote it but there were probably a few," he said.
"The story was assigned to us by the showrunners Mike Reiss and Al Jean and they told us to read The Plague by Albert Camus which is what the entire first act is based on.
"I would say in general when people say The Simpsons has predicted something it is just that we were satirising real life events from years before and because history keeps repeating it just seems like we were predicting things."
This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission