‘The Simpsons’ seemed to get it right again about the inauguration

Yet, as the longest-running comedy in United States history, the ageless series frequently discovers itself lining up with “life imitates art” minutes that take place years after airing.
Today, for instance, users on social networks could not assist however doubt the most recent coincidence in between Vice President Kamala Harris’ attire throughout the inauguration and Lisa Simpson’s attire in an episode from 2000.
In “Bart to the Future,” Lisa presumes the presidency and asks the now-viral line, “As you know, we’ve inherited quite a budget crunch from President Trump.”

In the episode, Lisa used a purple coat and pearls. At Wednesday’s inauguration, Harris used a purple coat and pearls. With Harris serving instantly after Donald Trump’s presidency, contrasts by audiences were easily made.

The resemblances with the inauguration didn’t stop there for Simpsons fans. Star Tom Hanks looked like a host throughout a virtual show Wednesday night, which intended to keep with President Joe Biden’s style of nationwide unity in a time of crisis.
In “The Simpsons Movie” from 2007, Hanks in a cameo function pitches a proposed brand-new Grand Canyon at Springfield, the home town of the Simpsons.
'The Simpsons' remain our psychics

“Hello. I’m Tom Hanks. The US government has lost its credibility, so it’s borrowing some of mine,” he states.

At the end of the scene, he states, “If you’re gonna pick a government to trust, why not this one?”

Speculation over the program’s prescient capabilities is absolutely nothing brand-new. Fans declare the program forecasted, to name a few circumstances, the Siegfried and Roy tiger attack, clever watches, “murder hornets,” and Disney purchasing 20th Century Fox.

The program’s durability and its tiring of possible comedy circumstances have actually even been referenced in other funnies, consisting of the “South Park” episode, “The Simpsons Already Did It.”

When asked in 2016 about forecasting a Donald Trump presidency up until now beforehand, author Dan Greaney informed The Hollywood Press reporter, “It was a warning to America.”

“And that just seemed like the logical last stop before hitting bottom. It was pitched because it was consistent with the vision of America going insane,” he included.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.