BEING RIGHT SUCKS.
That’s the message from “The Simpsons,” which infamously predicted a President Donald Trump in the 2000 episode “Bart to the Future.” On this Sunday’s new episode of “The Simpsons,” the show’s producers added in a last-minute chalkboard gag to respond to their prophecy. Here’s the clip via Twitter and a shot of the chalkboard itself:
— The Simpsons (@TheSimpsons) November 14, 2016
“It’s really disorienting and scary,” executive producer James L. Brooks told IndieWire last week. “I’ve experienced someone I don’t agree with becoming president, but I never had a moment where I believed that the country wasn’t going to be the same. I’m giving myself pep talks to not disappear into grief and disillusionment.”
Here’s the original clip from 2000:
Executive producer Al Jean elaborated to Variety Latino: “We were surprised like a lot of people. All I can say is to hope for the best but we will certainly make fun of whatever happens… It is crazy. There was the Trump one and there was another one that was nuts where we had a brochure that said New York on $9 a day and then the Twin Towers were next to the 9 so it looked like nine eleven. I don’t know what to tell you. These things are just nuts. I can’t explain it. We definitely think about the future [when writing]. We’re sort of like futurologists because we work so far ahead.”
Sunday’s episode, “Havana Wild Weekend,” follows the Simpsons as they visit Cuba.