Ted Cruz jabbed actor Tom Hanks after the latter narrated a video produced by Joe Biden’s Presidential Inaugural Committee celebrating his first year in office saying, “The Simpsons did it first!”
And they did – like many, many other predictions over the years.
Video released Thursday. It shows America under Biden’s recovery. This is highly debateable.
In it, the Forrest Gump actor touts the Biden economy as an example that Americans have been “brave enough to pull ourselves up again and again.”
“Like with our economy. It isn’t all the way back, but it’s getting stronger,” Hanks says.
“I can feel the change,” says Sandra Lindsay, a New York nurse who received the very first COVID vaccine developed under the Trump administration.
“We’ve learned so much,” Hanks follows. “We’re better prepared now.”
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Tom Hanks Biden Video Similar to His Appearance in The Simpsons Movie
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While Hanks’ praise for the Biden economy isn’t necessarily grounded in reality, his cameo in The Simpsons MovieHe perfectly mirrors the work he’s doing for President Obama today.
“Hello, I’m Tom Hanks,” an animated version of the actor states. “The U.S. government has lost its credibility, so it’s borrowing some of mine.”
Biden, currently sporting a 33% approval rating according to Quinnipiac and whom, in another poll, saw 48% of respondents say they do not believe he is mentally fit for the presidency, could certainly use some of Tom Hanks’ credibility.
“The Simpsons were the ones who did it!” Cruz mocked, sharing a tweet that said, “Oh my gosh it’s the Simpsons in real life.”
The Simpsons did it first! https://t.co/mYzpzq3FyS
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) January 20, 2022
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Another Simpsons Predictions
This isn’t the first time that the animated hit series The Simpsons accurately reflected real-life events.
One episode quite famously portrayed Donald Trump as descending an escalator, bearing a striking resemblance to the scene of his presidential announcement, while another episode titled “Bart to the Future” shows Lisa mention that he was President before her.
In that same episode, viewers will note that Lisa’s outfit – a purple jacket and pearls – is eerily similar to the outfit Vice President Kamala Harris wore on Inauguration Day.
Simpsons “Bart to the Future’ in 2000 foresaw Kamala Harris
1. Lisa Simpson’s elected “after one term of Donald Trump”.
2. She says, “We inherited credit crunch from Trump”.
3. Wears pearls & purple coat like Harris.
Video, https://t.co/jOWKFbFtzS pic.twitter.com/XYKXEraSMZ
— Robert Cook (@RobertC39536883) January 22, 2021
In 2019, The Simpsons posted an online video of a parody song by West Side Story which showed then-President Trump in a ‘sing-off’ against the Squad.
You can see animated Biden and Harris dancing together at the end, long before Harris became running mates.
When we did @TheSimpsonsWest Wing Story is now available on YouTube. Just happened to put then-candidates Biden & Harris together. @AlJean did we predict future again? Was just telling a group on a call I really don’t do that… pic.twitter.com/hqLwoUAbuE
— David Silverman (@tubatron) January 20, 2021
With all that said, perhaps the episode most reflective of a world with Biden as President, a world with people walking around in masks because the government tells them to, is the one titled, “The Day the Earth Looked Stupid.”
It is a story in which Springfield citizens try to stop an alien invasion. They pretend to be animals and eat mud, mooing, and wallowing naked, just like Marge Simpson said.
The clip ends with the following: The Simpsons Movie, Hanks returns and asks “If you’re going to pick a government to trust, why not this one?”
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