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1980s sitcom predicts Gaddafi's death

In an episode of "Second Chance," Muammar Gaddafi is pegged to die in 2011.
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Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi speaks to members of the non-aligned countries summit, on Sept. 4, 1986 in Harare, Zimbabwe. (Alexander Joe/AFP/Getty Images)

"Ah, Colonel Gaddafi," St. Peter says to a laugh track in 1987. "Dead at last!"

This is a scene from the 1980s sitcom "Second Chance" which, incidentally, stars a young Matthew Perry. It was first found by BuzzFeed. The scene takes place in St. Peter's "office" in the year — wait for it — 2011.

Perhaps David W. Duclon and Gary Menteer, the short-lved show's creators, have a potential second career as prophets, or perhaps oracles, or maybe fortune tellers.