When it comes to talking about The Simpsons, we could lose hours and hours in its many episodes. The Matt Groening series has been on the air for more than thirty years, since December 1989, so it has left a lot of anecdotes that we usually remember from time to time. And it is that with more than seven hundred episodes to its credit, it is normal that in one way or another, the Simpson family has touched us in more than one sense over the past three decades.

It is possible that currently the series is not even the shadow of what it was in its day. The Simpsons accuse the lag and saturation after so many years, despite trying to update themselves and continue on the crest of the wave as far as social criticism is concerned.

Today we are going to remember an anecdote that Mike Reiss recalled, who has been working on the series since its early days and who remembers as a small detail of the Homer, batter chapter, belonging to the third season of the series.

That chapter starts with Homer choking on a donut. When his colleagues at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant try to help him, they ignore the sign indicating the Heimlich maneuver and focus on a list to sign up for the plant’s baseball team. Well, shortly after the episode aired, the California news reported the event of a child who saved another by performing the well-known first aid maneuver. When the kid was asked how he knew about the maneuver, he said he “saw it on an episode of The Simpsons.”

Good thing the boy didn’t sign up for a baseball team instead of helping his partner.