This 'Simpsons' dream sequence perfectly sums up the nightmare that is 2016.

This 'Simpsons' dream sequence perfectly sums up the nightmare that is 2016.
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A few days ago, Fox released a quick Simpsons clip featuring the cast of 2016's American Idol. Oh, wait, no. It's a video of the serious cast of characters running in this year's presidential field.

Besides the startlingly crisp animation (if you haven't watched The Simpsons in, say, 20 years), the clip is downright classic. 

"It's just like when you have a bad dream, except this is real and will probably ruin your lives. Go to Flanders, and tell him you're spending the night," Homer tells the kids. Too bad a sleepover at the Flanders' house can't shelter the rest of the world from the Ted Cruz-Donald Trump-Marco Rubio-Hillary Clinton-Bernie Sanders bar fight currently raging every hour of the day.

There's a long way to go until November, but luckily no matter who wins, The Simpsons will always be with us. The show is as unflinching and immortal as Donald Trump's image.

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