‘The Simpsons’ Mock Presidential Candidates In ‘The Debateful Eight’ In New Video
The Simpsons has tackled the 2016 presidential primary season with a send-up that mocks the most talked about candidates.
The Simpsons Does Election 2016
In the 2:29 second video, Marge wakes up from a nightmare that is nothing more than a very real look at the current state of the election. “I can’t take it anymore!” Marge yells at Homer, grabbing a paper bag from her bedside table to stop her hyperventilating. “Basic manners are gone from politics. What is it with these ding-dongs?”
When Bert, Lisa and Maggie show up at the bedroom door, Homer assures them that their mother is ok and sends them off to Flanders. “Kids, I’ll handle this. It’s just like when you have a bad dream, except this is real,” Homer tells them. “And we’ll probably ruin your lives.”
After the kids leave, Homer turns to his wife, saying, “I know things look bad now, but just try to visualize another America, one where Republicans, Democrats and Donald Trump all get along.”
As Marge hits the pillow once again, the candidates do a song and dance number to “How Sweet It Is to Be Loved By You.” Everything appears to be going well – until Ted Cruz drops Hillary Clinton.
“I was perfect,” says Trump. “The rest of you morons were flat.”
Cruz asks, “Flat or flat broke like your casinos?”
“Or flat like the Canadian prairie you were born on,” Trump responds, before the two end up in a tussle. John Kasick, wearing a sash that says ‘I’m the nice one,’ joins in and punches Cruz square in the face. Meanwhile, Marco “robot” Rubio is saying on repeat, “Let’s dispel once and for all with this fiction that he doesn’t know what he’s doing; he knows exactly what he’s doing.”
After Trump pulls out Rubio’s hard drive, Jeb Bush confronts him. “Want to see something my mother suggested?” he asks, before kicking Trump between the legs.
Meanwhile, Clinton, choking Sanders with a string of pearls, threatens, “Goldman Sachs says hello.” Sanders begs, “Hillary, if I get elected, will you tell me what to do?”
When Homer tries to get Marge to get out of the new dream, she insists on going back to sleep, wanting to know who wins. “We all do honey,” he says. “We all do.”