President Donald Trump was the subject of the Simpsons’ most pointed political joke to date, and the show’s executive producer gave an insight into the reasons for the segment’s creation.
During the Sunday “Treehouse of Horror XXXI” special on Sunday, Homer Simpson can be seen in the elections on election day when he announces that he is undecided who to vote for when it comes to the president.
His daughter Lisa comes in and asks her father how he can be undecided after the events of the past four years. A list of reasons not to re-elect Trump is then displayed on the screen for viewers to read.
“We have the most polarizing president ever,” executive producer Al Jean recently told Give Me My Remote as he discussed the thoughts behind the post. “When we started 30 years ago, I had some conservative tendencies, and I thought you wanted to be impartial. It’s just that things got so crazy – and that’s just my opinion, not the show’s – but Trump was involved in so many illegal activities, as the New York Times documents, you just go, oh this is crazy. No president in my life has ever violated such policies; no president has ever had a rally at the White House. You can’t be impartial when it’s not about an issue, that’s my opinion”.
Regarding the list of reasons not to vote for Trump, Jean revealed that although most of the scene was written a year ago, writers have continually added to the list to keep it up to date.
“Obviously we didn’t know about the pandemic, so we then added that everyone wears a mask except Homer,” Jean said. “We had the masks put on in April – we suspected that things would look like this around November, but ironically most of it was written about a year ago.
You can take a look at the segment below.
This year’s edition of Treehouse of Horror also includes parodies of Toy Story, Edge of Tomorrow and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. But it’s the section about Election Day that made headlines even before the episode debuted. The full list of reasons why Trump was not reelected is below:
It was okay to shoot at hibernating bears.
Locking children in cages
Mentioned rapists from Mexico
Impersonated disabled reporter
Looks lousy in a tennis outfit
Can’t get woman to hold hands
Third World Countries ****Holes
Tim Cook called ‘Tim Apple
Said Jewish people who vote Democrats are disloyal
Presentation of top-secret documents at the Mar-A-Lago Restaurant
White racists referred to as “fine people
Secret information passed on to the Russian ambassador
urged the President of Ukraine to investigate the bidens
China invited to examine the bids
Entered the dressing room at the Miss Teen USA pageant
urged the Australian Prime Minister to support Barr in the investigation of Mueller
Has talked about grabbing *****
Lie about the extent of his inauguration
Refusal to release tax returns
The E.P.A. was eviscerated.
Confiscated and destroyed interpreter notes after meeting with Putin
Weathered classified photo of the Iranian missile installation
Called Baltimore a “disgusting mess, infested with rats and rodents.
Described Meryl Streep as “overrated.
Leaked information to the press about the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing
Did not attend any dinner of the White House correspondents
Said Megyn Kelly had ‘blood coming out of her whatever
Carly Fiorina called ‘horse face
Ivanka brought to the G7 summit
Betsy DeVos appointed and not fired
Entrust Jared with the management of the Middle East
Served the football team from McDonald’s to Clemson
Lost Hong Kong
Threatened Marie Yovanovitch
Pulled the USA out of the climate agreement
Allowed bounties on soldiers
Withdrawn from the W.H.O.
Bragged about knowing the date
Told him to swallow bleach
person, woman, man, camera, TV
Destroyed post office
$750 in taxes paid
wishes third term of office
Wanted to be at Mount Rushmore
If you missed the episode, check out the Fox website, with a cable subscription.