The Honest Trailer for The Simpsons Movie shows its inability to predict its own future. Currently airing in its landmark 32nd season on Fox, The Simpsons series first debuted back in 1989. With a theatrical film released in 2007 and nearly 700 television episodes to date, the irreverent comedy, satirizing the American middle-class family, has poked fun at nearly every topic. Alongside the endless memes, one of The Simpsons‘ long-standing tenets has been its uncanny knack for predicting the future.
The Screen Junkies “Honest Trailer” for The Simpsons Movie references the series’ prophetical track record, but also its inability to foretell its OWN fate. The trailer highlights several classic episode scenes mirroring events that came to pass in 2020 including the viral outbreak, “murder hornets,” and a presidential successor following the Trump administration. It also features open mockery of Disney, having Bart sarcastically imitating Mickey Mouse — “I’m the mascot of an evil corporation!” With Disney’s purchase of 21st Century Fox and assets including The Simpsons in 2019, the irony of this joke 12 years after the film release is something The Simpsons didn’t see coming. You can watch the full trailer below:
The Simpsons Movie, itself, predicted (and utilized) the plot of Stephen King’s Under the Dome, 2 years prior to novel’s release, and even had Homer uttering the notable catchphrase — “I have spoken.” — of fan-favorite Kuiil, direct from The Mandalorian, another Disney-owned vehicle. It digs at the untimely release of the film well past its own relevancy, as well as The Simpsons Movie shamelessly reusing its own plot points from episodes bygone of its “golden era.”
Source: Screen Junkies