It’s a strange morning here in Movieland. With the news that Donald Trump will become the 45th President of the United States we’re learning that shows like Black Mirror and Mike Judge’s Idiocracy were more likely portents of a future rather than cautionary tales.
While the political dust has yet to settle, and to see if Robert De Niro gets his chance to punch Trump in the face, let’s take a look at one eerie prediction from The Simpsons way back in 2000 and then kick ourselves as they yell ‘WE TOLD YOU SO!’
In this brief scene from the show the future was teased, and we ignored it!
President Trump in The Simpsons
Looking on the bright side, if The Simpsons are Nostradamus-like predictors of the future we’ll all be eaten by Zombies like Millhouse in Season 25’s Days of Future Future – so there’s that…
Until the next election cycle in four years time perhaps we should heed the warnings we so readily pass off as fanciful satire. Unless we want to be here again, in 2020, looking like this as America votes in President Trump once again.