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It was a counterpunch 25 years in the making.
On Friday, The Simpsons showrunner Al Jean took a shot at George H.W. Bush, who, while president in 1992, commented that the typical American family needed to be “more like the Waltons and less like the Simpsons.”
Recently, the former president has been accused by multiple women of sexual harassment, which prompted Jean to respond.
“I think George HW Bush should act more like the Waltons than the Simpsons. #25yearoldgrudge,” Jean tweeted.
The Simpsons cartoon did respond to the comment at the time. The show worked in a bit where the family was watching that portion of Bush’s speech and Bart responded, “Hey, we’re like the Waltons. We’re praying for an end to the depression, too.”
A version of Bush would later appear on the 1996 Simpsons episode “Two Bad Neighbors.” There, the character was voiced by Simpsons veteran Harry Shearer and was portrayed as a grouchy new neighbor who despised Homer and wanted to reform Bart.
— Al Jean (@AlJean) October 27, 2017
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