The Simpsons has spoken out about the current U.S. presidential race by taking on Republican candidate Donald Trump. The long-running Fox animated series satirized Donald Trump by asking its viewers a striking question. Namely, The Simpsons asked viewers who they wanted answering an emergency call in the White House at 3 a.m.
“It’s 3 a.m. and the phone’s ringing in the White House. Who do you want to answer that call?”
The Simpsons didn’t just pick on Trump in their rare short titled “3 a.m.,” they also momentarily took on Hillary Clinton. When the early morning White House call came in during a hypothetical, animated Clinton presidency, the biggest problem facing the American public in the fictional universe of The Simpsons is that Bill Clinton answers the phone. Only to be quickly reminded by his wife who the real Commander-in-Chief is, reports Politico.
While the animators of The Simpsons were relatively kind when they referenced a Hillary Clinton presidency, the show pulled no punches when they used their new short to portray how The Simpsons team envisions a Trump presidency (and 3 a.m. White House emergency call) might go down.
In The Simpsons’ take on Trump dealing with a middle-of-the-night presidential emergency, Donald Trump isn’t snoozing comfortably in his posh presidential bed when the 3 a.m. call comes in. Rather, The Simpsons depict the animated former reality TV star lounging in his pajamas and tweeting nasty things about Senator Elizabeth Warren. As ABC News reports, Trump and Warren have had a long-running feud which often turns public when the pair took to social media to air their grievances.
Pocahontas bombed last night! Sad to watch.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2016
.@realdonaldtrump is a bully who has a single play in his playbook -- offensive lies thrown at anyone who calls him out.— Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) May 7, 2016
Not long ago, Senator Warren called Trump a “thin-skinned racist” in response to him repeatedly calling her Pocahontas (in reference to her Native American heritage). The Simpsons writers were clearly referencing the feud in their portrayal of Trump.
@mashable Of course...as always...The Simpsons...got Trump...spot on. Also....hilarious.— Judy Kay (@Judy7kay) August 2, 2016
The Simpsons also portrayed the animated Donald screeching into his phone, ordering his unseen but harried assistant to take ridiculous actions on his behalf.
“…put my name on the Lincoln Memorial, make Chris Christie eat a worm just for laughs, disband NATO and make me some scrambled eggs on a gold plate.”
Laying next to Donald Trump on his cartoon bed during his portrayal on The Simpsons is a book of speeches, written by A. Hitler. Following the 3 a.m. call, The Simpsons show the presidential hopeful getting prepared to take the needed to alleviate the unnamed crisis. Apparently, the creators of The Simpsons seem to think that the Donald Trump preparation process is a long one that requires a team of fashion advisers to pull off. Even in the middle of the night.
The Simpsons clip shows Trump’s beleaguered team of personal assistants and join him in his White House bedroom to not-so-magically transform the animated Donald from a pajama-wearing tweeter to Trump’s public persona. The transformation on The Simpsons requires a set of big fake hands to cover-up Donald’s allegedly tiny ones. Tiny hands that Marco Rubio famously mocked during the presidential debates, reports NBC News.
“And you know what they say about guys with small hands.”
Apparently, The Simpsons knows what they say about guys with small hands, and they remembered Marco Rubio’s words long enough to use the reference in their parody of Trump.
THE SIMPSONS had Donald Trump's staff putting on his prosthetic hands over his tiny little real hands & I died. ???????? pic.twitter.com/irIF6TOYQF— dj arstu (@arstu1) August 2, 2016
Further personal preparation required before Donald was made capable of addressing the crisis included a tiny, frizzy dog that doubled as a toupee, as well as a goodly amount of orange fake tan.
By the time the cartoon Donald is fully prepped to meet his adoring public, the crisis portrayed by The Simpsons writers had already escalated beyond the point of diplomacy and required Trump to order the building of “another wall.” In the ocean.
So far, Donald Trump hasn’t commented on The Simpsons’ portrayal. Ironically, the clip was released around the same time that The New York Post published nude pictures of Donald’s wife and potential First Lady, Mrs. Melania Trump. Both the Fox television network and The New York Post are owned by mogul Rupert Murdoch. It’s possible that the Trump campaign and Donald himself have been too busy with the Melania scandal to tweet out an appropriate response to what The Simpsons had to show the world.
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