The Simpsons has retired one of its recurring scenes, saying Homer strangling his son Bart is no longer appropriate because times have changed.
The decision was revealed in the 3rd episode of the long-running show's 35th series, in which Homer
indicates he is a changed man
Homer strangling Bart had been a regular feature of the animated comedy sitcom ever since it first aired in 1989. Why you little...., a hapless Homer would often yell if his son had angered him, while squeezing his
neck until Bart's eyes could be seen bulging out.
Homer's behaviour was addressed during an earlier episode in series 22, when a therapist attempted to get him to see the error of his ways.