Here’s REAL Binge TV Watching: All 552 Simpsons Episodes Back to Back in August
Some of us sit down for a weekend and catch up on a season or two of our favorite show on the DVR or Netflix.
You know: binge watching. What if your favorite show has been on for 25 years and has over 500 episodes? You might have to call in sick for a day or seven.
And in August to kick off the showing, FXX will be showing all 552 episodes in a row for 12 days.
If you laid all the episodes of "The Simpsons" down end to end, they would ...
The story "Woo-hoo! All 552 'Simpsons' Episodes to Air Consecutively on FXX" in Rolling Stone explains.
"The marathon coincides with the network's recent licensing of the series, which cost FXX an estimated $500 million last year. Every episode of the series will also be available for streaming via the FXNow app in August, and FXX intends to show four hours of Simpsons episodes every Sunday this fall, leading up to the long-running series' 26th season premiere.
Even after 25 years, the producers of The Simpsons have managed to find ways to keep things interesting on the show. For one thing, they intend to kill off a major character. "We are doing this story for the same reason we do all others – we think it has a good emotional through-line," executive producer Al Jean said in October. "The story will be produced this year, though it may air in Season 26."
I'm gonna need an extra large can of Buzz Cola to drink -- and pee in -- while watching. D'oh!