Matt Groening is an American cartoonist best known for creating the TV series The Simpsons. The Simpsons first came on air in 1989 and continues producing new episodes to this day. The Simpsons were originally created while Groening was working on The Tracey Ullman Show. While the parents and siblings were named after Groening’s own family, the protagonist Bart was an anagram of the word brat. Groening has gone on to win 12 Emmy Awards for his work. In this video, Groening discusses his childhood and how his TV addiction helped him to identify the gaps he felt existed in TV programming, ultimately lending to his success later on.