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Long-running TV series The Simpsons is renowned for its clairvoyant tendencies, after plenty of episodes have been found to mirror real-world events years before their time - and now it's Lionel Hutz's time to shine.
Basically, people are drawing comparisons between the show's hapless lawyer and Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump's personal attorney.
However, Simpsons writer Bill Oakley has now stepped forward to say he doesn't agree with the comparisons at all.
Oakley wrote on Twitter: "I am dubious of any comparison between Rudy Giuliani and Lionel Hutz because although they are both inept and unscrupulous, Mr. Hutz is essentially a good-hearted soul who doesn't actively work to harm people or the nation."
Guiliani is failing badly as Lionel Hutz from The Simpsons. pic.twitter.com/nMurcXm6yP
- Scott Geiger (@ScottGeiger66) November 17, 2020
Giuliani turning into Lionel Hutz has been great to watch https://t.co/gvetRKXBVn
- Eric P3ña (@Ep3na) November 18, 2020
Hutz is fairly accurately described on Wikipedia as a 'stereotypical ambulance-chasing shady lawyer in Springfield with questionable competence and ethics'.
However, as Giuliani attempts to make the case that incumbent US president Trump has been robbed of re-election, due to unsubstantiated claims of electoral fraud, some people have seen fit to compare him to the cartoon attorney.
Many have tweeted on the subject, and the comparison was even made by Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman, who told ABC News that Giuliani is a 'less qualified' version of Hutz.
Oakley was also whether Giuliani's recent activity could have ever been dreamt up in a writer's room for Hutz.
"Everything that is really happening now is too unbelievable for TV," he replied.
Giuliani was recently mocked for doing a press conference just after the US Election at the Four Seasons Total Landscaping building instead of the Four Seasons Hotel.
He was also embroiled in controversy back in October, as a scene in the Borat sequel showed Trump's personal attorney reaching into his pants while lying down on a bed after being interviewed by Borat's on-screen daughter.
Giuliani claimed that nothing improper happened and he was just 'tucking his shirt in'.
One of the writers of the sequel hit back at those claims. Jena Friedman took to Twitter following the former Mayor of New York's denial that he was doing anything untoward during a fake interview with a what he thought was a real reporter.
Friedman said Giuliani agreed to the footage being included in the movie.
Sharing Giuliani's criticism and citing a fake advert filmmakers had mocked up separately for the film, the comic tweeted: "It's important to note that anyone who appears in any commercial comedy project has signed a performance release in advance.
"If we could just release footage of anyone without their consent, you all would have gotten to see this amazing fake ad @anuvalia and I pulled off."
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