US TV station to show all 552 episodes of The Simpsons consecutively in 12-day marathon this summer
*JOE immediately books two weeks holidays at the end of August*
How much do you love The Simpsons? I mean, seriously, how much do you love The Simpsons? Do you love it enough, for example, to watch every single episode of the show (25 seasons, 552 episodes) back-to-back in a marathon sitting lasting 12 days?
If they so wish – and as much as JOE loves The Simpsons, even we don’t think we could manage that – American fans of the show will get the chance to do that later this summer when television network FFX air all 552 episodes of the show consecutively from August 21 to September 1.
According to Rolling Stone, FFX announced details of the marathon to coincide with their recent licensing of the long running animated TV show, which cost $500 million last year.
FXX also intend to air four hours of Simpsons episodes every Sunday this Autumn in the run-up to the start of the 26th season, which is likely to see the death of a major character and an episode written by Judd Apatow 20 years ago, long before he achieved fame through the likes of Anchorman, Knocked Up and Superbad.
Like we said, much as we love the show we’re not sure we could sit through every single episode back to back – we’d gladly settle in for Season Three to Season Ten or so before the noticeable decline in quality – but no doubt there will be plenty who will be prepared to strap themselves in and feel the Gs of 12 days' worth of the (in JOE's completely unbiased opinion) greatest television show ever made.