Friday 24 March 2017

'Being right sucks' - Bart isn't happy about The Simpsons predicting Trump's presidency

Bart writing 'Being Right Sucks' on The Simpsons
Bart writing 'Being Right Sucks' on The Simpsons
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

The Simpsons creators are not happy about their now infamous prediction of Donald Trump's presidency.

Back in 2000, the Bart to the Future episode featured the billionaire as the US President when Bart is shown a future vision of his life.

In the introduction for the Sunday night's episode, Bart writes on the chalkboard 'BEING RIGHT SUCKS' in reference to their forecast 16 years ago.

— The Simpsons (@TheSimpsons) November 14, 2016  

Earlier this year, writer Dan Greaney described it as 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 told the Hollywood Reporter.

"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.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."

 

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