Courtesy The Simpsons
February 02, 2014 04:00 PM

It was one of The Simpsons‘s opening-act throwaway story lines, but now it’s proved unintentionally prophetic.

In the comedy classic’s 17th season premiere, "Bonfire of the Manatees," patriarch Homer Simpson loses his savings in a bad bet on a football match, which just so happens to concern the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks, the two teams matched up in Sunday’s Super Bowl.

In the 2005 episode, the Broncos ended up winning 19-14, to the consternation of Homer, who was forced to use the family home as a set for a pornographic film to pay off his gambling debt. (And that’s only act I. Eventually manatees did get involved.)

The long-running animated comedy took note of the similarity on its Twitter account Thursday:

The score is certainly possible, requiring that the Broncos achieve one touchdown and four field goals while the Seahawks only manage a pair of TDs – though Denver fans might take issue with the idea that one of the greatest offenses in league history would only find the end zone once in the Super Bowl.

Still, if the Broncos end up triumphing Sunday night, what other Simpsons predictions might come to pass? Could a gigantic dome end up trapping an entire Midwestern town? Wait a second

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