A character resembling 2016 presidential candidate Robert Milnes made a guest appearance on Episode 509 of The Simpsons, which aired September 30, 2012. At the time, Milnes was in the throes of his unsuccessful 2012 presidential campaign.
In August 2013, readers of The PLAS Place were asked for information on whether The Simpsons based this character on Milnes. As of now, no information has been brought forward. The Saturnalian wishes to renew this request for answers, and asks for those in the know to come forward.
If The Simpsons did indeed base this character on Milnes, it would not mark Milnes’s first pop culture foray. In 2011, the Weekly Universe website featured Milnes in an article about the FBI spying program targeting the masturbatory activities of presidential candidates.