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Ah. Do you smell that in the air? That's the smell of misguided attempts to appeal to new demographics.

I don't know what cosmic forces aligned so that Ted Cruz made this Simpsons audition video for BuzzFeed, but I imagine it went something like this:

Ted Cruz Staffer: "BuzzFeed wants to make a video where you do characters from The Simpsons."

Ted Cruz: "What's a BuzzFeed? Is it a new food for bees?"

Staffer: "It's a website."

Ted Cruz: "Young voters love websites! I'll do it!"

Sources: BuzzFeed