‘The Simpsons’ Addresses Trump Election Prediction in Chalkboard Gag

“Being right sucks,” Bart Simpson writes in reference to prognostication from 2000 episode


Be careful what you joke about. Just ask “The Simpsons.”

The Fox animated comedy addressed its 2000 prediction that Donald Trump would some day become president on Sunday, days after Trump won the race for the White House over his political rival Hillary Clinton.

The grim acknowledgment came via the series’ opening gag, which found Bart Simpson writing “Being Right Sucks” on the chalkboard before running off.

“The Simpsons updates its 2000 prediction of a Trump Presidency,” the series’ Twitter account read Sunday, along with a clip of the gag.

The series predicted a Trump presidency 16 years ago with the episode “Bart to the Future,” which found Lisa Simpson occupying the White House as “America’s first straight female president” following Trump’s disastrous term.

“As you know, we’ve inherited quite a budget crunch from President Trump,” Lisa tells her fictional administration, including Milhouse as Secretary Van Houten, who explains, “We’re broke.”

Watch the clip containing the prediction below.