"The Simpsons" have released a web short that parodies the infamous campaign ad asking who will answer the 3 a.m. call. The animated series used the opportunity to mercilessly mock GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump (video below).
Released on July 30, the cartoon short features Homer and Marge Simpson watching a campaign ad to decide who they will vote for in the 2016 presidential election.
The advertisement is clearly modeled after the controversial attack made by Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic primary, when she was attempting to portray Barack Obama as too inexperienced for the White House, according to Politico.
In this iteration of the famous advertisement, “The Simpsons” team has voiced their support for Clinton over Trump.
When the 3 a.m. call arrives during a hypothetical Clinton presidency, the phone is answered by former President Bill Clinton before Hillary sternly reminds him that she is president and will be making all of the decisions from here on out.
Meanwhile, in a hypothetical Trump presidency, the web short depicts the business mogul acting as an incompetent despot too busy Tweeting to bother taking the 3 a.m. call.
The parody also mocks Trump’s physical appearance, depicting assistants helping the GOP nominee slip on larger-than-puny hands, cake on a heavy-duty spray tan and inject his face with a heavy dose of Botox.
The short also reveals that Trump’s famous hairstyle is actually a dog worn in reverse.
When the business mogul finally takes the 3 a.m. call, he is told that he is too late and that a crisis with China has turned into an invasion. The cartoon version of Trump responds, “Just build another wall!”
“The Simpsons” showrunner Al Jean had promised the web short on July 24, adding that the series will continue to mock Trump before the November election.
“It’s no secret: I think most of the writers are not for Trump,” Jean told Entertainment Weekly. “Trouble is trying to stay even-handed, and it’s hard … He certainly lends himself to animation, because the hair is amazing.”
The animated series has a special relationship to the GOP nominee: In 2000, one episode depicted a dystopian future with a President Trump.
“It was a warning to America,” Dan Greaney, the episode’s writer, told The Hollywood Reporter. “And that just seemed like the logical last stop before hitting bottom. It was pitched because it was consistent with the vision of America going insane."