A politician flees to a heat resort, forsaking constituents in disaster. Sound acquainted?
“The Simpsons,” the long-running cartoon Nostradamus, envisioned the identical state of affairs practically 30 years earlier than Sen. Ted Cruz took his controversial journey this week to Cancun throughout a climate disaster in Texas, followers identified. (Watch the clip beneath.)
The lawmaker earned widespread scorn for hightailing it out of his state as fellow Texans confronted a deadly freeze that left many with out energy and clear water amid the coronavirus pandemic.
And, like Cruz, the fictional Mayor Quimby of “The Simpsons” tried to weasel his method out of it.
In the 1993 episode, “Marge in Chains” the circumstances are just a little totally different. (The soothsaying enterprise generally is a little difficult within the animated world.) Springfield has been overtaken by a virus, however no document chilly.
The outbreak is sufficient for Mayor Quimby to skip city for the Bahamas, despite the fact that he lamely makes an attempt to idiot residents into believing he’s nonetheless working at his workplace.
In a televised tackle, Quimby declares he’s staying residence (as Cruz told Texans to do two days before he left on his trip).
“People of Springfield, because of the epidemic, I have canceled my vacation to the Bahamas,” he says. “I shall not leave the city …” He is then interrupted by a musician in a showering swimsuit.
“Hey you, get that steel drum out of the, uh, mayor’s office!”
After his return amid livid criticism, Cruz referred to as his getaway a “mistake.”
But “The Simpsons” apparently noticed it coming a long time in the past, so maybe it was simply future. Cruz himself is a huge fan of the show and does first rate impressions of Mr. Burns and Ned Flanders.
″‘The Simpsons’ predicted Ted Cruz due to course they did,” one Twitter person wrote.
Fox’s basic cartoon has gotten credit score for foretelling Donald Trump’s presidency, the coronavirus pandemic, the Capitol riot and even Vice President Kamala Harris’ inauguration outfit, ― so why not an out-of-touch politician’s escape to paradise?
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