I must admit that before being forced to watch the show this week, I have always hated The Simpsons. However, after listening to the interview with Peter Steeves and watching the episodes that followed, I have a new appreciation for the show. I watched the episodes through the lens of it making fun of our culture while also showing that the characters and even the writers are a product of that same culture, no one’s hands are clean. I could first see this in the theme song/introduction. The entire Simpson family sits on the couch at one point and the couch turns into a monster that swallows them all. This plays on our culture because the writers are making fun of our couch potato society, yet at the same time showing that the characters they have created also fall prey to this same culture as they are completely engulfed by the couch and television as well. As I continued to watch the episodes I actually laughed at the show, I was not watching it as a person annoyed by the arrogance of the writers poking fun at the rest of us, but rather ingenious writers who are making fun of the things that everyone in society, even them, falls victim too. I cannot wait to continue watching this show in the future with this new perspective.