The Simpsons predicted Donald Trump's presidency in a 2000 episode, "Bart to the Future," a move that writer Dan Greaney, in an interview with Hollywood Reporter, called "a warning to America." "It was pitched," he continued, "because it was consistent with the vision of America going insane." Clearly it wasn't a strong enough warning, as evidenced by the events of the past four years, so now The Simpsons are giving it another try with their upcoming Halloween "Treehouse of Horror XXXI" episode. Airing on Sunday, October 18 at 8 PM ET on Fox, Variety reports that the episode opens with a horror that's all too real, and looming ahead of us: the 2020 election.
As you can see in the video clip from the episode below, Homer enters the voting booth, and while he's confident on the majority of his choices ("Amazon Alexa" for Governor included), he's stumped on who to pick for president. He asks if he can write in Judge Judy (I mean, probably better than writing in Kanye?), and then Lisa enters, disbelieving, and asks Homer how he could forget all that's happened over the past four years, while Trump has been president. For anyone who, like Homer, could use a reminder, a list of just 50 examples of Trump's many transgressions scrolls on the screen. Here it is, via Variety: