President-elect Donald Trump is to be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday. A Scottish newspaper listed the event as an episode of the "Twilight Zone." Above, Army Sgt. Maj. Greg Lowery playing the part of Trump, and Army Spc. Sara Corry, playing Melania Trump, walk the parade route during a dress rehearsal for Inauguration Day in Washington, Jan. 15, 2017 Evan Vucci/Reuters

If you thought the 2016 presidential campaign was surreal, a Scottish newspaper thinks the inauguration of Donald Trump as president of the United States is worthy of an episode of the “Twilight Zone.”

In its TV guide, the Scottish Sunday Herald started its inauguration listing with: “The Twilight Zone returns with one of the most ambitious, expensive and controversial productions in broadcast history. Sci-fi writers have dabbled often with alternative history stories … but this huge interactive virtual reality project … sets out to build an ongoing alternative present.”

The listing cited Trump’s penchant for tweeting out his thoughts and despair among voters who did not support him.

Trump is scheduled to be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday. A number of Democrats are expected to boycott the inauguration, including Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., who has questioned the legitimacy of Trump’s election.

Also on the list of planned no-shows are: Reps. Maxine Waters, Mark Takano, Barbara Lee, Judy Chu, Jared Huffman, Mark DeSaulnier and Ted Lieu of California; Yvette Clarke, Jose Serrano, Adriano Espaillat and Nydia Velaquez of New York; Raul Grijalva of Arizona, John Conyers of Michigan, Kurt Schrader and Earl Blumenauer of Oregon, William Lacy Clay of Missouri, Luis Gutierrez of Illinois, Katherine Clark of Massachusetts, Pramila Jayapal of Washington, Mark Pocan of Wisconsin and Marcia Fudge of Ohio.

The event also prompted plans for protests in New York and Washington, where 200,000 women are expected to gather Saturday.

Comedian Julia Louis Dreyfus, who starred in the HBO series “Veep,” often apologized for the “current political climate,” saying her show tore down the “wall between comedy and politics. Our show started out as political satire but it now feels more like a sobering documentary,” she said when she picked up her fifth Emmy in September.

She said on a “Today” interview that if her writers would have submitted some of the things that happened on the campaign trail in scripts, HBO would have rejected them as “too outrageous.”