‘Simpsons’ Skewers Donald Trump in Parody of Hillary Clinton ‘3 A.M.’ Ad


Homer and Marge Simpson are “with her.”

Fox animated hit The Simpsons roasted Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump in a short clip released Saturday, featuring a parody of Hillary Clinton’s now-famous “3 a.m. phone call” political advertisement.

In the clip, an animated Trump gets the urgent early-morning call from the Situation Room while in bed tweeting and reading “Great Speeches by A. Hitler.”

After firing off a snarky tweet to Elizabeth Warren, the Simpsons-styled President Trump orders an aide to put his name on the Lincoln memorial and to force Chris Christie to eat a worm “just for laughs.”

Before he responds to the Situation Room, a team of aides arrive to give Trump a spray-tan, a pair of fake hands and, in a dig at the candidate’s hair, a cat to wear on his head.

Meanwhile, when the Simpsons-styled Hillary Clinton gets the 3 a.m. call from the Situation Room, she’s delayed only for a moment as Bill answers and assumes it’s for him.

After the ad concludes, Homer tells Marge he’s thinking about voting for Trump, and Marge promptly threatens to leave him.

“If that’s your vote, I question whether I could ever be with you again,” Marge warns, putting the family dog, Santa’s Little Helper, between them on the bed.

“And that’s how I became a Demcorat,” Homer jokes.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly at Comic-Con last week, Simpsons showrunner Al Jean said the show’s creative team would had plans to release more anti-Trump videos, including a short parodying Trump University, in which Mr. Burns starts his own “Burns University.”

“It’s no secret: I think most of the writers are not for Trump,” Jean told EW. “Trouble is trying to stay even-handed, and it’s hard when a guy is saying, ‘I’m going to let Russia invade Europe and take over.”

“[Trump] certainly lends himself to animation because the hair is amazing,” Jean added, teasing the video released this week. “We have [a web short] coming out, and you see what his hair is: it’s actually an orange cat he turns backward.”

The long-running animated sitcom — renewed last year through a record-extending 28th season — has weighed in on the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency before. A March 2000 episode referred to a “President Trump,” which Simpsons writer Dan Greaney said in an interview this year was meant to serve as a “warning to America.”


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