'80s Sitcom Nailed Year of Gadhafi's Death

Matthew Perry's 'Second Chance' had him sent to hell in July 2011
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 20, 2011 2:52 PM CDT
Updated Oct 23, 2011 7:00 PM CDT

(Newser) – Somebody's ouija board deserves a raise. In this scene from the pilot of Matthew Perry's short-lived 1987 sitcom Second Chance, Moammar Gadhafi is seen dying and meeting St. Peter ... in 2011. (BuzzFeed picked up on it.) OK, so the show predicted he'd bite the big one on July 29 not Oct. 20, but still, pretty dang close, no?

In case you're wondering, no, the whole show wasn't about St. Peter hilariously judging notorious dead people (although maybe it should have been). The main plot was about a dead guy trying to convince his younger self to be more virtuous—this was just a prologue. But as Mediaite points out, this means that the idea of Gadhafi going to hell was deemed funny even back in 1987. (Read more Moammar Gadhafi stories.)

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