Should a “Simpsons” marathon have a sequel? Someone thinks so. The FXX network plans to air all 600 episodes back-to-back over 300 hours (13 days) starting Thanksgiving — Nov. 24.
Two years ago, the iconic cartoon set the TV marathon record by showing 552 shows in a row.
But according to the Guinness World Record people, the greatest binge-watcher of all time could make it only to 94 hours.
This spring, reported the New York Daily News, Alejandro “AJ” Fragoso, 25, of Brooklyn set the record by watching TV from April 8 to 5 a.m. April 12.
So 300 hours of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie (and the rest) seems a bridge too far.
One commenter said: “You’re going to need a bigger couch.”
“The new, 27-season marathon will begin with the 1989 Simpsons Christmas special, also known as Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire. The episode was nominated for two Emmy Awards in 1990,” reported Time.com.
“The 28th season of The Simpsons premieres on Sunday, Sept. 25 on FXX’s parent network, Fox. The 600th episode, Treehouse of Horror XXVII, involving Frank Grimes, is set to air on Oct. 19.”
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Fox is going to show every Simpsons episode ever in a TV marathon that will last a fortnight https://t.co/POQeErhtZI
— Metro (@MetroUK) September 23, 2016
FX is running a 13 day marathon of all The Simpsons episodes ever. I’m internally excited about this. I can watch The Simpsons all day
— K.A Lanna (@Sti11idk4real) September 23, 2016
— Complex (@ComplexMag) September 23, 2016
A 300 hour Simpsons marathon…I might have found a good reason to take a 2 week vacation!
— Producer Brody (@ProducerBH) September 23, 2016
Gosh is been ages since I saw The Simpsons ? I might need to do a little marathon or smth lolol I really miss Homer ?
— Marie (@aGirlyLadybug) September 22, 2016