Everyone else is weighing in on President Trump’s first hundred days — why not The Simpsons? In a new clip, we see what’s going on in the White House, and the Simpsons‘ writers are pretty grim. Press secretary Sean Spicer has hanged himself, with a sign on his corpse saying, “I quit.” Jared Kushner and Steve Bannon are squeezing each other’s throats the way Homer usually throttles Bart. Ivanka Trump has replaced Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court.
Meanwhile, the president sits in bed, fingering his smartphone, books scattered across his blanket. (Among them, Bill O’Reilly’s apparent latest: Killing a Good Thing.) An aide brings him a print copy of a thick new tax bill proposal and tells the president he needs to read it immediately. Trump whines, “Can’t Fox News read it, and I’ll watch what they say?” (Prediction: Look for this clip to turn up on Fox and Friends in the morning.)
Cut to Homer and Marge, who’ve been watching all this on television. Homer is self-medicating with his usual Duff beer, but Marge is now guzzling Prozac and whimpering that this prescription was “supposed to last me the whole four years.” A voice-over concludes by trying, and failing, to put a good face on all this: “One hundred days: We’re 6.8 percent of the way home.”
Hey, it’s better than another Saturday Night Live Alec Baldwin sketch.