Time and time again, fans dismissed the possibility of a Trump presidency as a throwaway Simpsons gag, even during the real-life campaign. Now, The Simpsons itself has a chance to acknowledge one of its strangest prophecies, one it’s none-too-thrilled to have been right on.
The opening of the promo for this Sunday's new episode shows Homer and the family stuck in Boston traffic. Nothing says your in New England's biggest city more clearly than being in your car at a stand-still just after you get off the Tobin Bridge, right?
It was sixteen years ago that The Simpsons laughed off the idea of a President Trump racking up national debt, and while the real thing feels far less funny, the FOX animation staple still finds ways to make its voice heard. See who Homer’s voting for in a brutal Trump takedown.
Whether imagining Donald Trump in the world of Westeros, or just the regular one, there’s little denying that the 2016 elections have been a nightmare to witness. The Simpsons have now made that literally true, with a standalone clip taking aim at any and all of the presidential candidates.
Twenty-seven seasons in, The Simpsons still needs to stay topical, an especially difficult feat given the animation process’ long lead time. Well, consider The Simpsons more relevant than ever, up to the moment even, as May will see the long-running FOX staple experimenting with a live segment.