While Donald Trump's election victory may feel like it came out of left field for some citizens, The Simpsons predicted his road to the White House 16 years ago.
In a 2000 episode called "Bart to the Future," Bart has a reverie of his life as a 40-year-old adult. In the vision, his sister Lisa Simpson is the country's first "straight female" president.
In one scene, Bart visits her in the Oval Office where she's conducting a meeting about the country's current economic status.
"As you know, we've inherited quite a budget crunch from President Trump," she tells her staff as they realize the economy is in a complete decline. "The country is broke! How could that be?" she adds before Bart storms through the office doors.
In 2015, the longtime hit Fox series took Trump to task again for the 2015 episode "Trumptastic Voyage" as it mirrored the real-life presidential campaign he had launched at the time. On Tuesday night, Trump officially became the 45th president elect of the United States.
In March, writer Dan Greaney addressed the brief foreboding quip.
"It was a warning to America," he 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."
"The Simpsons has always kind of embraced the over-the-top side of American culture," he added. "[Trump] is just the fulfillment of that."