'the simpsons' are overwhelmed by the presidential election, too

Matt Groening and team release stand-alone video, 'The Debateful Eight.'

by i-D Staff and Laura Vogel
21 February 2016, 9:35pm

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In its inimitable way, the creators of The Simpsons have found a way to skewer the race for the 2016 presidential election in way that is hilarious-yet-real.

As reported by Variety, today Matt Groening and his team have released a two-and-half-minute stand-alone video, "The Debateful Eight," wherein Marge has a nightmare of the vitriolic nature of the debates. She wakes in the middle of the night and yells, "Basic manners are gone from politics! What's wrong with these ding-dongs?"

When she wakes up the house, Homer tries to calm Bart, Lisa, and Maggie by telling them, "It's just like when you have a bad dream, except this is real and will probably ruin your lives." (We wish this were the funny part.)


Text Laura Vogel
Image and video courtesy FOX

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