It’s been a rough few weeks for Donald Trump after the presidential hopeful made disparaging remarks about Mexican immigrants: First, Univision, NBC, Macy’s and ESPN all cut ties with the real estate mogul, and now even The Simpsons is razzing Trump. In “Trumptastic Voyage,” a nod to the human body-exploring sci-fi classic Fantastic Voyage, Homer is shrunk down to follicle size and forced to brave the wilderness that is Trump’s “hair.”
At the beginning of the short, Homer is tricked into supporting Trump’s presidency for $50. But after accidentally getting too close to the ex-Apprentice host, Homer is somehow sucked into the mogul’s iconic hairdo. Once inside Trump’s hair, Homer discovers a netherworld inhabited by the simians from both Planet of the Apes and 2001: A Space Odyssey, as well as missing aviatrix Amelia Earhart and the Big Mac-stealing Hamburglar.
Trump’s hair also pokes fun at the Donald’s recently severed business relationships: A Macy’s gift card that reads “Get Lost!,” a cancelled NBC parking pass and a torn Miss Universe pageant sash drifting in the wind.
After Simpson escapes Trump’s “ginger forest,” he somehow finds himself onstage while Trump announces that, yet again, he’s running for President, this time with the motto “America, You Can Be My Ex-Wife!” The 90-second “Trumptastic Voyage” ends with Homer clinging to a lone strand of the mogul’s hair, only to watch it pull away and float back toward the monolithic Trump Tower that hovers above Springfield.
In other Simpsons news, fans of the long-running animated series can breathe a sigh of relief after voice actor Harry Shearer announced that he and the show’s producers have worked out a new contract that will keep him voicing Montgomery Burns, Ned Flanders and other Simpsons favorites for at least the next two seasons.