Watch 'The Simpsons' Spoof Hillary Clinton's '3 a.m.' Commercial

Would Donald Trump Be Too Busy Tweeting to Take the Call?

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Back in 2008, Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign debuted a commercial that showed the faces of sleeping kids as an announcer intoned, "It's 3 a.m. and your children are safe asleep. But there's a phone in the White House and it's ringing. Something's happening in the world. Your vote will decide who answers that call." Would you choose the mature, globe-trotting, "tested" Sen. Clinton -- or babyfaced newbie Sen. Barack Obama?

Now "The Simpsons," in a short released over the weekend on the Animation on Fox YouTube channel, offers an update of the famous ad, showing us exactly what would happen if Hillary Clinton was in the White House (spoiler: Bill would pick up and then reluctantly hand the phone to Hillary) vs. if Donald Trump was in the White House (spoiler: he might be too busy tweeting).

Simon Dumenco, aka Media Guy, is an Ad Age editor-at-large. You can follow him on Twitter @simondumenco.

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