Whoa! Or should we say, ‘Doh!’ Fans are freaking out on Nov. 9 after Donald Trump clinched the presidency, a shocking turn of events that was magically predicted in an episode of ‘The Simpsons’ over 16 years ago! See the clip for yourself, right here.
Who’s writing for The Simpsons, fortune tellers?! Over 16 years ago on Mar. 19, 2000, an episode called “Bart to the Future” ran, which featured an adult Bart who is a total loser, and his sister Lisa who is now the first “straight female” President of the United States. However, once she gets into office she has to deal with “quite a budget crunch from President Trump.” What the what?!
That’s right, 16 years ago, The Simpsons predicted that Donald Trump, 70, would become president in the future. At the time, he hadn’t even started The Apprentice yet! But it turns out that it wasn’t so much a random prediction as what writers thought was the common sense outcome of the worst possible world. “That just seemed like the logical last stop before hitting bottom,” writer Dan Greaney told The Hollywood Reporter of the crazy coincidence. “It was pitched because it was consistent with the vision of America going insane.”
“The important thing is that Lisa comes into the presidency when America is on the ropes, and that is the condition left by the Trump presidency,” Dan explained. “What we needed was for Lisa to have problems that were beyond her fixing, that everything went as bad as it possibly could, and that’s why we had Trump be president before her.” He called it a “warning to America,” and clearly we didn’t take it seriously.
That’s not the only episode where Donald is president, either. He was also in another episode called “Trumptastic Voyage,” but that was just one year ago. The positive side? If The Simpsons actually do tell the future, then the first female president should come four years from now. Fingers crossed!
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