After 35 seasons, Homer Simpson Will No Longer Strangle Bart

Times have changed!

In a recent episode, he said he doesn’t do that anymore because “times have changed.”

Making its debut on Fox in late 1989, cartoonist Matt Groening’s groundbreaking show was controversial from the start — partly for the reoccurring scenes where a rage-filled Homer works out his frustration over Bart’s behaviour by squeezing him tightly around the neck, causing the boy’s eyes to bulge out.

The series has made references to the controversial interaction over the years, but still showed Homer strangling Bart up until Season 31, which aired between 2019-2020.