The Simpsons are coming to Canada and it looks like it won’t be all maple syrup and Mountie jokes, eh? They’re getting political and it’s not looking good for the PM (but what else is new?).
When you hear the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau will be making an appearance on an upcoming Canada-centered episode of The Simpsons, that sounds like a good time. Or at least, it would have been a couple months ago. Before February, that episode would have been full of hockey and moose jokes and an almost unhealthy fetishization of our dear PM. Not so much now. Now, we can expect some deep digs at Trudeau’s expense.
— NEWS 1130 (@NEWS1130) April 22, 2019
It was announced this week that Canadian reporter and impressionist Lucas Meyer will voice Trudeau in Sunday’s episode of The Simpsons, entitled “D’Oh Canada.” The episode will reportedly feature a subplot where Lisa is granted asylum at the Canadian border in Niagara Falls and touch on a “current scandal” in Canadian politics. Gee, wonder what that could be. Tim Long, a Canadian consulting producer on the show hinted strongly that Sunday’s episode will touch on the SNC-Lavalin scandal currently plaguing the Trudeau government.
“That may be one of those things that nobody in America is going to get,” Long told The Canadian Press. “It’s funny, though, because of course America got used to the idea that, ‘Well, Trudeau is great’ — at least the liberal part of America has sort of got it in their head that, ‘Oh, he’s amazing and Canadians must love him’ — and I think they’re shocked to learn that he’s in a little bit of trouble right now.”
Meyer’s probably having a better time being Trudeau than Trudeau is right now. The amateur impressionist uploaded a video of himself doing impressions of several notable Canadians a year ago and was contacted by Simpsons producers out of the blue last fall to portray the PM on the show.
OFFICIAL: Ay Caramba!
I will be a guest voice on @TheSimpsons this Sunday as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
— Lucas Meyer (@meyer_lucas) April 22, 2019
Now isn’t that just the Canadian Dream?