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Homer Simpson’s reckless conduct results in banning of Simpsons episode

Homer Simpson makes a controversial buy within the episode (Image: 20thCentFox/Everett/Shutterstock)

Homer Simpson’s careless antics in a controversial episode of The Simpsons not solely upset his long-suffering spouse Marge, but in addition TV executives within the UK.

The cartoon premiered in December, 1989, and has gone on to turn out to be a staple of our screens during the last 35 years, with numerous adventures starring Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and child Maggie.

The gang have additionally unwittingly predicted enormous moments, together with Donald Trump’s presidency, the Titanic submersible tragedy, World Cup outcomes and even Apple’s latest Imaginative and prescient Professional actuality headset launch.

However the present has not been with out moments of controversy, from a ‘violent’ joke to being accused of perpetuating dangerous racial stereotypes, and, within the episode The Cartridge Household, reckless gun possession.

Actually, Sky within the UK initially refused to air the 1997 episode, which was created for the beloved present’s ninth season, because of the scenes of Homer’s flagrant and relentless gun misuse.

Nonetheless, it was later included in a 1999 UK VHS launch titled The Simpsons: Too Scorching for TV and aired on mainstream channels – albeit with the unique ending axed, based on Off The Telly.

To the fury of Marge, Homer decides to purchase a gun to guard his household (Image: Fox)

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Nonetheless, Homer was referred to as out for flagrant gun misuse (Image: Fox)

So what precisely occurred to make it so controversial?

Within the episode, Homer decides to purchase a gun over fears for his household’s security after a soccer riot breaks out in Springfield.

Marge is horrified by the acquisition however, undeterred, Homer takes her to a Nationwide Rifle Affiliation (NRA) assembly in a bid to vary her thoughts.

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Sky within the UK initially banned the episode (Image: 20thCentFox/Everett/Shutterstock)

However issues go from unhealthy to worse when Marge catches son Bart and his good friend Millhouse enjoying with the gun after discovering it within the fridge, the place Homer had been carelessly storing it.

In the meantime, Homer, who additionally makes use of the gun as a beer can opener and TV distant, will get kicked out of the NRA after they witness how recklessly he behaves with the weapon.

After it lastly dawns on him how harmful his gun use is, Homer approaches Marge to ask her to bin it for him as he doesn’t belief himself to do the deed.

Within the unique ending, as Marge goes out to the bin she catches sight of herself in a mirror holding the gun and decides to secretly hold it.

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Nonetheless, within the UK model of the episode this scene is totally lower, and as a substitute, it ends on the gun being chucked away.

Just lately, The Simpsons followers obtained themselves right into a tizz over predictions of how the long-running present might finally come to an finish, though, let’s be clear: there’s completely no signal of the ‘toon concluding.

On Reddit, many had been fast to share their ideas, starting from Homer waking up and every little thing being a dream, to the entire household being despatched to jail for not serving to a mugging sufferer.

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Followers have additionally been predicting how The Simpsons may finish(Image: Fox)

Nonetheless, one concept particularly obtained followers emotional, as they branded it the ‘excellent’ means for the present to lastly come to an finish.

A person referred to as Upstairs_Ad_5574 penned: ‘Have all the episode be the intro. Homer is at work, with a radioactive rod that he finally ends up by chance taking with him.

‘Marge takes Maggie out to the grocery retailer. Bart and Lisa’s faculty day ends along with her dashing out of music class, as Bart leaves detention with “im by no means doing this once more…” on the board.

‘On the finish of the day, all of them rush to the sofa. Homer activates the TV and it turns into finish credit with a Thank You. Then we hear Homer.. “Awww we missed the entire thing!” [sic].’

The Simpsons is on the market to stream on Disney Plus.