Matt Groening, creator of ‘The Simpsons’ and “Futurama,” joined social media this week to premiere his new anti-Donald Trump tune.
“It’s a fun little song,” Groening said in a statement about “Trumpy’s Rhapsody.” He wrote on Instagram that he hopes the song will help “stop the #TrumpyTantrum.”
He added, “Let’s hope after Election Day it becomes a quaint historical artifact.”
Also Read:Marge Simpson Scolds Trump Adviser Jenna Ellis for Kamala Harris Dig (Video)The video shows a drawing of Trump — voiced by Homer Simpson himself, Dan Castellaneta singing what a press release calls “a stream-of-consciousness musical monologue.” He dreams about a second term, opines about the media and discusses, of course, Vladimir Putin.
“My name is Trumpy,” sings Castellaneta. “There’s no other man like me, even though I’m so grumpy. The reason I’m grumpy and so goddamned plump-rumpy and so frumpy and schlumpy is because the losers won’t leave me alone.”
The video, crossposted to YouTube as well as the new Instagram account, was directed by Dwayne Carey-Hill. The music was provided by Mark Mothersbaugh’s company Mutato Muzika.
“Trumpy” is new, but “The Simpsons” characters have been vocal about their disdain for the behavior of Trumpworld figures in recent months.
Marge Simpson came to her own defense — and that of Sen. Kamala Harris — in August with a video response to Trump’s senior legal adviser Jenna Ellis, who had tweeted that Joe Biden’s VP pick “sounds like” the character.
“I usually don’t get into politics, but the president’s senior adviser Jenna Ellis just said Kamala Harris sounds like me,” Marge says in the clip. “Lisa says she doesn’t mean it as a compliment. If that’s so, as an ordinary suburban housewife, I’m starting to feel a little disrespected. I teach my children not to name-call, Jenna. I was gonna say I’m pissed off, but I’m afraid they’d bleep it.”
That clip was posted by the official social media accounts for “The Simpsons.”
15 Times ‘The Simpsons’ Predicted the Future (Photos)
“The Simpsons” has an eerie knack for predicting the future, from Donald Trump’s presidency to U.S. beating Sweden for an Olympic gold medal in curling. Here are 14 times the long-running comedy series got it right. Lady Gaga On the episode “Lisa Goes Gaga,” Lady Gaga is shown suspended by cables flying over the audience at a concert. Well surprise, surprise because at the Super Bowl LI’s halftime show, Gaga descended from the sta…Fox
2016 Nobel Prize Winner In a 2010 episode, Milhouse predicted that Bengt R. Holmstrom would win the Nobel Prize in Economics and, sure enough, in 2016 Holmstrom and Oliver Hart were announced as joint winners of the pr…Fox
Donald Trump Presidency In an episode from 2000 titled “Bart to the Future” that flashes forward to the future, Lisa becomes president and takes over after Donald Trump, apparently, ruined the economy. Fox
Siegfried and Roy Tiger Attack In 1993, an episode titled “$pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling),” magicians in a Siegfried and Roy-like show got attacked by their trustworthy tig…Fox
Arnold Palmer On the 28th season premiere, the satirical series made an Arnold Palmer joke… on the day that golfer Arnold Palmer died. Homer Simpson tells his wife Marge that he plans to “Arnold Palmer” his pal Lenny…Fox
Faulty Voting Machine During the 2012 elections, a voting machine proved faulty when votes cast for Barack Obama went to Mitt Romney instead. In a 2008 episode, Homer Simpson went to the voting booths to cast a vote fo…Fox
Higgs Boson In a 1998 episode, “The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace,” Homer writes out an equation on a chalkboard which, if solved, “you get the mass of a Higgs boson that’s only a bit larger than the nano-mass of a Higgs…Fox
Horse Meat Scandal In 1994, an episode titled “Sweet Seymour Skinner’s Baadasssss Song,” the lunch lady was seen reaching into a barrel labeled “assorted horse parts” and putting the meat into the school’s lunch pot. I…Fox
Guitar Hero The now basically extinct but once popular video game Guitar Hero was first released in 2005. But in a 2002 “The Simpsons” episode, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards give Homer a jacket that has “guitar hero” …Fox
Farmville The virtual reality game, Farmville, was all the craze in 2009 with people rushing home from work or school to tend to their farm. In a 1998 episode, “The Simpsons” shows a scene were kids are excited to play…Fox
Old Beatles Letters In Season 2’s episode 18, “Brush With Greatness,” Ringo Starr from the Beatles is shown responding to fan letters while saying: “They took the time to write me, and I don’t care if it takes me anoth…Fox
Smart Watches Sorry Apple, but “The Simpsons” had smart watches first. In a 1995 episode in which the show is set in the future, Lisa’s husband is shown speaking to a phone on his wrist. The first smartwatch wasn’t cr…Fox
Disney Owns Fox Back in 1998, a quick scene in “The Simpsons” showed 20th Century Fox as “a Division of Walt Disney Co.” And in March 2019, Disney completed its $71.3 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox’s film and …Fox
U.S. Wins an Olympic Gold Medal in Curling In 2010, Homer and Marge beat Sweden and took home an Olympic gold medal for Team U.S.A. in Mixed Match Curling. As the animated sportscaster said, “Open your history books, te…Fox
Murder Hornets and Coronavirus In a 1993 episode, a Japanese factory worker accidentally spreads the contagious “Osaka Flu” to Springfield, and in the town peoples’ rush to find a cure, they accidentally knock over a va…Fox
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