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1987 Matthew Perry Sitcom Predicted Qaddafi's 2011 Death

Before he was Carol Seaver's boyfriend on Growing Pains (and that Friends thing), Matthew Perry was in a series called Second Chance. Someone over on reddit remembered the show, which aired on Fox in 1987-88 (though the name was changed to Boys Will Be Boys in the middle of the season), and pointed out that the pilot episode predicted Qaddafi would be killed in 2011.

The Qaddafi stuff starts around 2:20:

They were off by a few months — this scene is dated July 29, 2011 — but still, pretty good. Can you remember any other accurate predictions made by short-lived Matthew Perry projects? (Too limiting? OK, we'll open it up to all pop culture predictions.)

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Mister Rogers Is Now a Funko Pop! and It’s Such a Good Feeling, a Very Good Feeling
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It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood for fans of Mister Rogers, as Funko has announced that, just in time for the 50th anniversary of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the kindest soul to ever grace a television screen will be honored with a series of Funko toys, some of them limited-edition versions.

The news broke at the New York Toy Fair, where the pop culture-loving toy company revealed a new Pop Funko! in Fred Rogers’s likeness—he’ll be holding onto the Neighborhood Trolley—plus a Mister Rogers Pop! keychain and a SuperCute Plush.

In addition to the standard Pop! figurine, there will also be a Funko Shop exclusive version, in which everyone’s favorite neighbor will be wearing a special blue sweater. Barnes & Noble will also carry its own special edition, which will see Fred wearing a red cardigan and holding a King Friday puppet instead of the Neighborhood Trolley.

 

Barnes & Noble's special edition Mister Rogers Funko Pop!
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Mister Rogers’s seemingly endless supply of colored cardigans was an integral part of the show, and a sweet tribute to his mom (who knitted all of them). But don’t go running out to snatch up the whole collection just yet; Funko won’t release these sure-to-sell-out items until June 1, but you can pre-order your Pop! on Amazon right now.

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