The Internet was aghast when a humble high schooler predicted the Chicago Cubs' 2016 World Series win, but most people forgot that it was also already announced on TV.

If you heard it from this dude's yearbook first, you heard it from the sitcom Parks and Recreation second.

The show's co-creator, Mike Schur, explained to The Washington Post how a seemingly throwaway joke was actually rooted in research and statistics.


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.

The words of the prophet are written on Parks and Recreation. Even Ron Swanson is impressed.