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'The Boondocks' Predicted an Oprah Winfrey 2020 Presidency in 2006 Episode 'Return of the King'
After last Sunday’s “blackout” Golden Globes where Cecil B. DeMille Award recipient Oprah Winfrey delivered a riveting speech and host Seth Meyers jokingly called for her to run for president, the possibility of it actually happening seems more real than ever.
Topical animated sitcom The Boondocks depicted an alternate reality of what it would be like had Martin Luther King, Jr. never been assassinated in its 2006 episode “Return of the King.” Its closing scene reveals social unrest as protests on the Capital ensue. "The White House and congress are receiving an unprecedented amount of calls from irate African-Americans," a newscaster notes. Police fire into the crowd as another voice narrates: “The revolution finally came.”
The show ends as the picture fades with the sole image of a U.S. Times newspaper rearing Winfrey’s face and announcement of presidential victory, headlined: “Oprah Winfrey Elected President” and dated Nov. 8, 2020. “It’s fun to dream,” a voice follows.
It may seem odd that with the business mogul’s status she would want to take on the trials that come with running a country, but according to longtime partner Stedman Graham, she’d "absolutely" consider it. We can’t be sure of what will happen next, but this is the stuff conspiracy theorists’ dreams are made of.