After mocking Donald Trump’s candidacy in a series of digitalshorts over the past year, “The Simpsons” showrunners now plan to feature a slant parody of Trump’s failed for-profit college, Trump University, in its upcoming 28th season, according to The Wall Street Journal.
In an episode titled “The Caper Chase,” Mr. Burns starts his own for-profit university and forcibly employs his workers at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant as teachers for the school.
Though the episode, which is slated to air in 2017, reportedly has no direct references to Trump, “The Simpsons” showrunner Al Jean said the show’s writers made changes to the episode following the news of the Trump University scandal earlier this year.
“I think it holds up if you’ve heard of Trump University or not,” Jean told The Wall Street Journal. “The for-profit colleges aren’t going away. We try to do things that are funny to people watching them then, but I always try to think of things that will be funny five years from now.”
The episode will feature a star-studded cast, including Neil deGrasse Tyson, Suze Orman, former “Jeopardy!” champion Ken Jennings, and “Seinfeld” star Jason Alexander – all of whom will appear as themselves. It seems to be in the grand tradition of the show’s more elaborate satirical episodes with marquee stars.
Watch the show’s previous Trump parodies below: