Published Nov 03, 2016We have Parks and Recreation to thank for a lot of things, from the rise of Chris Pratt and Aubrey Plaza to the invention of the annual "Treat Yo' Self" shopping spree. But did you know that the show also predicted (and is therefore responsible for) last night's Chicago Cubs win?
The team broke a lengthy dry spell last night, winning the World Series for the first time in 108 years. It was also a win that Parks and Recreation successfully predicted in its final season in 2015.
The show's final season was set in the summer of 2017, where the characters Tom, Andy and Lucy discuss how everyone in Chicago is happier thanks to the Cubs winning the World Series.
Two years ago, in a season that took place in the summer of 2017: pic.twitter.com/p8jaYZNwcT— Ken Tremendous (@KenTremendous) November 3, 2016
Speaking with the Washington Post, Schur said the prediction was no accident. "As soon as we decided to throw the last season of Parks and Rec into the future, into 2017, we sort of started calculating what the world might be like," he said. "I was the only person on the staff who cared about baseball enough to track the Cubs' minor league system."
It might be wise to revisit the show's final season and find out what other predictions will come true in the next six months.