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It appears The Simpsons is not pleased the show did in fact predict the future.
In Sunday’s new episode, the cartoon included a new chalkboard gag in its opening credits that addressed a 2000 episode in which it was predicted Donald Trump would one day be president.
“Being right sucks,” Bart writes on the board in the opening.
The show confirmed on Twitter the gag was a response to the now-infamous “Bart to the Future” episode, which aired more than 16 years ago, on March 19, 2000.
Episode writer Dan Greaney told The Hollywood Reporter in March that the prediction was “a warning to America.”
“It was pitched because it was consistent with the vision of America going insane,” he told THR.
In the episode, Bart is shown a vision of his life. As an adult, he is pretty much a loser. Lisa, on the other hand, becomes the first “straight female” president of the United States.
Then, the prediction: “As you know, we’ve inherited quite a budget crunch from President Trump,” Lisa says to her staff, who inform her the country is broke due to her predecessor.
Trump was elected president last week, beating challenger Hillary Clinton.
“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,” Greaney told THR in March. “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.”
Watch the prediction and new gag below:
— The Simpsons (@TheSimpsons) November 14, 2016
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