In the episode, Lisa wore a purple jacket and pearls. At Wednesday’s inauguration, Harris wore a purple jacket and pearls. With Harris serving immediately after Donald Trump’s presidency, comparisons by viewers were readily made.
“Hello. I’m Tom Hanks. The US government has lost its credibility, so it’s borrowing some of mine,” he says.
At the end of the scene, he says, “If you’re gonna pick a government to trust, why not this one?”
The show’s longevity and its exhausting of possible sitcom scenarios have even been referenced in other comedies, including the “South Park” episode, “The Simpsons Already Did It.”
“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,” he added.