All 600 Episodes Of The Simpsons To Air In Epic TV Marathon
The Simpsons, an animated sitcom about a dysfunctional American family has been renewed by Fox for another season (Season #28). It’s crazy to think that this series has been running for so long. In fact, it is now the world’s longest-running sitcom and the longest-running half-hour series in prime time television since starting out in 1989.
The show has become so popular and iconic that in 2000, the Simpson family was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The series has had a major influence on sitcoms, television and popular culture and Time Magazine named it the 20th century’s television series.
Now in 2016, The Simpsons is approaching their 600th episode and to celebrate this feat, FXX will broadcast the Simpsons marathon beginning at noon on American Thanksgiving Day (November 24) through December 6. The marathon will begin with the first episode, The Simpsons Christmas Special from 1989 and will lead up to the 600th episode “Treehouse of Horror XXVII”, which premiered on October 19 on Fox. All 600 episodes will air in chronological order over the span of 300 hours.
FXX, which started in 2013, is a channel owned by the Fox Entertainment Group, and they ran a 12-day marathon of The Simpsons first 552 episodes back in August 2014, making it the longest continuous marathon in television history at the time.
Believe it or not, two hardcore Simpsons fans from California, Jeremiah Franco and Carin Shreve set a new Guiness World Record for binge watching the series for 86 hours and 37 minutes. You can read more about them here.
Here’s to the exciting 28th season which will feature some celebrity guest stars including Amy Schumer, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jason Alexander and Keegan-Michael Key.