November 3, 2016


See How 'Parks and Recreation' Predicted the Chicago Cubs’ World Series Victory

Elizabeth Morris/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images
Elizabeth Morris/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Last night was a historical victory for the Chicago Cubs, when they broke their curse by winning their first World Series title in 108 years. Many baseball fans were shocked by the event, but Parks and Recreation already predicted the magical moment!

The show's co-creator Michael Schur (a.k.a. Ken Tremendous) pointed out the prediction on Twitter with photographic evidence. In episode two of the final Parks and Rec season (aired in 2015), Tom (Aziz Ansari) and Andy (Chris Pratt) visit Chicago in 2017. While chatting with Lucy (Natalie Morales), she tells the guys “obviously everyone’s in a really great mood now because of the Cubs winning the series.”

Schur recently explained to the Washington Post that the line was a deliberate move: 

"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...I was the only person on the staff who cared about baseball enough to track the Cubs’ minor league system. 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." 

NBC's Parks and Rec ran from April 9, 2009 to Feb. 24, 2015. Take a trip down memory lane with our list of TV shows worth reviving.