Back in 2000, The Simpsons aired an episode that forecast the future of Lisa in 2030, predicting she would rise from her humble upbringing to become the President of the United States. The episode, titled “Bart to the Future,” also included a clever joke about Lisa taking over from “President Trump.” Apparently it was the most ridiculous name the writers could think of.
Here’s a clip:
So here we are, 16 years later and America actually elected Donald Trump as their next president, to the shock of many outside observers. The people behind The Simpsons weren’t gloating about their spot-on prediction though. Before Sunday night’s episode on FOX, they showed Bart doing his typical chalk board gag with a somber message.
— The Simpsons (@TheSimpsons) November 14, 2016
Being right sucks. Sometimes, it really does.