The TV program "The Simpsons" has long provided the cultural anchor for the Joe Baker family. On Sunday evenings, regardless of spatial dispersion, the Simpsons provides a cosmological connectiveness that has a unifying influence. The simple knowledge that somewhere out there a Baker is wasting their time viewing the Simpsons has somewhat of a calming influence.
Each Baker views the Simpsons in a different light. Kelly takes somewhat of an academic approach, archiving episodic minutia and dazzling the uninitiated with her detailed knowledge of useless Simpson facts. Jody sporadically employs Simpson anecdotes to produce chuckles and groans from her doting audiences. Erin's stance is Toquevillesque in nature, only offering insight when prompted. Nate and Reagan have allowed themselves to slide into what is clinically termed the "Simpson Stupor," completely surrendering themselves to unmitigated Simpson nirvana. Jesse uses the Simpsons to sharpen his already impressive memory, gleefully repeating ver batim details of last weeks program.
Perhaps the only "anti-Simpson" Baker is the proud matriarch Susan.
There are two competing schools of thought regarding this: