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Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 10/21/2011

Gaddafi’s death year predicted by terrible 80s sitcom

Hey, remember the 1987 sitcom “Second Chance?” No? Neither does most of America, because it was 1.) terrible, and 2.) cancelled very quickly — though it did give Matthew Perry one of his first starring roles. But “Second Chance” is making good on its name today as one clip from the show that predicts Moammar Gaddafi’s death within three months of his actual death is making the rounds online.

The show stars Matthew Perry as a teenage version of a man in purgatory, who gets a chance to go back in time to help his younger self live a more virtuous life. In the clip, which was first posted on Reddit, a newly-dead Gaddafi arrives in the afterlife for his judgment by St. Peter. There, he’s sent to hell with the punishment that he will spend eternity wired as a human bomb that will blow up every two minutes. The date? July 29, 2011. “Second Chance” was only 83 days late. WarmingGlow notes that the bullet-riddled spirit of Gaddafi on the show looks way better than the real one. St. Peter is played by Joseph Maher, (Sister Act, Mars Attacks!), but the actor who played Gaddafi has not been listed.

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