Two years ago, FXX made its name by hosting a 12-day marathon of 552 episodes of The Simpsons, Fox's long-running animated family comedy. That marathon made history as the longest TV marathon ever, but now it's about to be topped by the only TV show that ever possibly could: The Simpsons. The iconic family will be topping themselves this year with the NEW longest marathon in TV history consisting of every single Simpsons episode over the course of 13 days. That's a lot of D'oh's and Bart strangles.
FXX will be hosting part two of their epic Every. Simpsons. Ever. Marathon, which will become the single longest marathon in history. The marathon will begin on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, at 12 PM ET and will conclude at Midnight on December 6. That's 600 episodes, 300 hours, and 13 days of nonstop Simpsons action, aired in chronological order. So that's at least 50 hours of good television right there. This beats 2014's marathon, which consisted of 552 episodes in 12 days.
This is pretty wild and hopefully a good treat for longtime Simpsons fans. Even if you don't like the current era of the show, the marathon at least gives people a chance to relive the glory days of the show. It also has the benefit of making TV history...until they do another Simpsons marathon two years from now. I can't see any non-Simpsons scripted show ever beating 600 episodes. FXX is currently the cable broadcast home of The Simpsons, where you can watch every season of the show - excluding those airing for the first time on FOX.
While you snack up for the 27 seasons long marathon, don't forget that new episodes of The Simpsons are still happening. Season 28 premieres this Sunday, September 25, at 8 PM. The episode will see Springfield burned down to the ground and the Simpsons convince Mr. Burns to fund the rebuilding. However, he'll only do it on the condition that he gets to host his own variety show. The episode also features Amy Schumer as a guest voice.
Every. Simpsons. Ever will have tons of classic moments you'll be able to rewatch or see for the first time - like this pretty much flawless episode when Homer takes a painful tumble.
On Thanksgiving, if football is over and you want to fill the awkward silence with your family, put on the Every. Simpsons. Ever. Marathon to enjoy the earliest days of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and the rest of the citizens of Springfield.
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