Not many people expected the American elections results: Trump is the new president of the U.S. . As the world reacts to this unexpected news, Lady Gaga has already protested outside Trump tower. But is this result coming as a total surprise? Well, let's face it "The Simpsons" predicted it, and they are not the only one.
'The Simpsons' Profecy
The FOX TV series anticipated today's unexpected result, and they did it in 2000. 16 years ago a "The Simpsons"' episode told the story of Trump's rise to the presidency. The scene is similar: they portrayed his moves and his attitude in a satirical way. We've inherited quite a budget crunch from President Trump. The country is broke!" says Lisa Simpson while sitting in the Oval Office. She is the new president of the new United States of America and she has won the elections after the Trump's presidency. The episode is titled 'Bart To The Future' and watching it today is really mindblowing. The Simpsons' executive producer James L. Brooks tweeted this morning: "F*** disillusionment!" Another episode's writer, Dan Greaney, said to The Hollywood Reporter that the fictional Trump presidency was a "warning to America" that apparently wasn't received.
'Back to the Future II' predicted a similar scenario as well
Satire and fiction apparently often anticipate reality, not only "The Simpsons" but also "Back to the Future Part II" predicted a possible Trump's win: the screenwriter Bob Gale stated that Marty McFly's arch nemesis, the wealthy villain Biff Tannen was loosely based on Donald Trump. The "Back to the Future"'s character turns his fortunes into a quest for political power. Years later, it is pretty odd to rewatch all these scenes in the light of reality and actual events.
Have a look at a "The Simpsons"' extract from 'Bart To The Future':
If you consider that all the Black Mirror's scenarios have always something that hint at a possible future, we just to have brace ourselves for what is coming. Hillary Clinton delivered her last painful Concession speech. As Shakespeare wrote: "what's done is done and cannot be undone". #Politics #American Election #Television