Leave it to ‘Parks & Recreation’ to make the biggest prediction of 2016! During the final season of the show in 2015 when the show flashes forward, there’s a scene where Lucy reveals to Tom and Andy that the Chicago Cubs won the World Series. And guess what? It HAPPENED! Click to WATCH!
In the second episode of the final season, titled “Ron & Jammy,” Tom (Aziz Ansari) and Andy (Chris Pratt) take a trip to Chicago in 2017 and meet up with Lucy (Natalie Morales). As they walk through Chicago, Lucy tells the boys that “everyone’s in a really great mood now because of the Cubs winning the series.”
At the time, no one could have known for a fact that Chicago Cubs would win the World Series. But with the Cubs beating the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in the 10th inning during Game 7 of the World Series on Nov. 2, there’s now definitive proof that Parks & Rec predicted the Cubs would win! The Cubs won a little bit earlier than Parks & Recreation predicted, but the show still gets credit.
Before the Cubs actually won the World Series, co-creator Michael Schur spoke out about the prediction and admitted he didn’t want all the credit.
“It’s not like I was only person who thought the Cubs were going to be good,” he told The Washington Post. “Every baseball writer in America knew the Cubs were going to be good. I can’t emphasize enough how little credit I feel like I should take for that prediction. It’s a little like, if we had predicted [in the show] that Hillary Clinton was the president in 2017, there would probably be people asking me about that now. Saying Hillary Clinton was running for president in 2014 or 2013 . . . that would’ve also been a pretty easy call to make based on the information that we had at the time. We’re not like wizards.”
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