Because “The Simpsons” has been a television staple for so long, they’ve had innumerable plot lines and spoofs of American life take place in Springfield. One of the show’s more famous jokes for the past year or so has been that of a Donald Trump presidency. Lisa Simpson, who is elected president after Trump, is forced to clean up his messes in a 2000 episode entitled “Bart to the Future.” As the real-life Trump drew closer to the Oval Office, “The Simpsons” gag started to look a lot more serious.
Another staple of “The Simpsons” is the variety in its opening credits, with the message Bart writes on the blackboard for detention and the way the Simpson family sits down on their couch changing often.
In these credits, Bart has a simple message about Trump being elected: it hurts to be right sometimes.