Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie Simpson have entertained families for nearly 30 years. The Simpsons' antics have always united fans who have different values.
Ted Cruz's Declaration
One person is hoping to divide The Simpsons fans and family, however. Senator Ted Cruz recently spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday, Feb. 22. According to CNN, the polarizing politician grouped the Democrats with Lisa Simpson and the Republicans with the rest of the family.
'The Simpsons' Creators Are Furious
Since the Texas lawmaker made those comments, several creators of The Simpsons took to Twitter to defend the beloved residents of 742 Evergreen Terrace. The longtime writer and the show's executive producer Al Jean challenged the politician's claim, adding that the former Republican Presidential nominee needed to put in Maggie Simpson's bedroom.
"Ted Cruz says Maggie Simpson would vote for him. I think Ted's the one who could use a pacifier in his mouth," tweeted Al Jean.
Jean also jokingly tweeted that the show's longtime villain, C. Montgomery Burns, would be so disappointed in the way President Donald Trump and the Grand Old Party were handling the country. He believed that Mr. Burns would become a Democrat. He also took several jabs against the Senator.
He told The Washington Post that the characters would chastise Cruz in their own ways. Homer would reveal that he voted in 2008 for American Idol, while the show's matriarch would scold Senator Cruz for not valuing her privacy when she performs her civic duty and votes.
Also, former The Simpsons staff member Bill Oakley tweeted the character's political values. He also believed that Cruz was not thinking clearly when he made this analogy, including how he described the series' patriarch.
"Homer = He may be Republican because the joke with Homer, as everyone knows is that he is poorly-informed and reactionary in the extreme," tweeted Oakley.
Lisa Simpson Speaks
Jean and Oakley were not the only members of The Simpsons family to take a jab at Ted Cruz. Lisa Simpson's voice actor, Yeardley Smith, also voiced her opinion about Senator Cruz's idea.
"Ted Cruz, you say 'Lisa Simpson is the party of the Dems' like it's a bad thing! But I'm sure what you mean is 'Lisa sits across the aisle from me, but I look forward to working with her and the Dems on #GunReform #LGBTQIequality and protecting the Earth," tweeted Smith to her 23.7 thousand Twitter followers.
'The Simpsons' And Current Events
In addition to fighting with political leaders, The Simpsons have had the uncanny ability to pick the future. When it was announced that Disney would buy over $52.4 Billion in 21st Century Fox assets, pop culture aficionados quickly unearthed a Nov. 8, 1998, episode called "When You Dish Upon A Star." The episode featured a fictional movie studio that had the 20th Century FOX logo with a small writing on it stating "A Division of Walt Disney Co."
When Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, fans looked for the 2000 episode, "Bart To The Future." In the episode, Lisa Simpson is the President of the United States and mentioned to her advisers that they were facing a crisis following President Trump's years at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. It was seen as one of the first times that the show correctly predicted the future.