Thursday, October 20, 2011

Time Machine: Forgotten 80s Matthew Perry Sitcom Predicted Gaddafi's Death to the Year

A long forgotten 80s sitcom starring Friends actor Matthew Perry eerily predicted the exact year of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi's death! The sitcom Second Chances which aired for only one season during 1987-1988 was about a man who dies in a hovercraft accident in the year 2011, only to come back to life in 1987 to help the younger version of himself make things right. Matthew Perry played the younger version of the older man who died.

In the pilot episode of the series, a scene set in Heaven involves the death of Gadaffi, who is said to have died in the year 2011 and receives a punishment from St. Peter: He is forced to live eternity as a bomb. As Gaddafi was the world's top Bad Guy back in 1987 (Saddam Hussein would usurp that title a few years later), the joke was a smashing success.

You can watch the oddly prescient clip featuring the Gaddafi gag over on You Tube:

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