Attention Simpsons fans: starting today, August 21st, and running through Labor Day, the FXX Network is airing every The Simpsons ever, beginning at 10:30 am eastern with the very first episode, Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire and running through midnight eastern on September 2nd with the airing of the season 25 finale, The Yellow Badge of Cowardice, last seen on Fox this past May. Every Treehouse of Horror is included. The Simpsons Movie which ran in theaters in 2007 will air in the middle of the marathon at 6:00 pm eastern on August 29th.
The “Every. Simpsons. Ever. Marathon” is a stunt to welcome The Simpsons, televisions longest running half-hour scripted series, to the FXX Network, starting this fall. All 552 episodes will air, uncut. The Simpsons episodes that currently run in syndication have been edited. So, in the first Treehouse of Horror when during an inspired retelling of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven, the Bart-raven should now once again say: “Quoth the Raven: Eat my shorts.” The line, which was in the original airing and on the DVD release. has been inexplicably cut from the syndicated reruns for decades.
Uproxx has even been so kind to compile a handy episode list with air times (all in eastern) so fans can be sure to watch or DVR their favorites. Never before has anything this grand been attempted in the annals of television history. For twelve days straight, FXX will be yellowed out with the zany misadventures of Homer, Marge, Lisa, Maggie and of course, Bart Simpson. Every guest star, every character, everything Simpsons will on display here. This will be an excellent way for newer fans to catch up on older episodes, and fans that have fallen off in recent years can finally watch episodes they may have missed. No matter what camp you are in, there will be something Simpsons for you to enjoy during the marathon.
The Simpsons began as a side note on the Fox Comedy series, The Tracy Ullman Show in 1987 with rudely animated sketches done by cartoonist Matt Groening. In 1989, the first Christmas-themed episode aired and Fox quickly took the show to series. Now, 26 years later, the show is still going strong. As reported on The Inquisitr earlier this month, rumors are circulating that Season 26 could be the last, even though, in another story on The Inquisitr, co-creator Al Jean said the show could go on until 2040 (even though most of the original cast would be gone by then).
Even as longtime fans have rung the death knell for The Simpsons every season since the eighth, the shows has continued to air and entertain. This past season had a handful of instant classic episodes that were just as good as the early seasons. Which ones you ask? Tune into The Simpsons “Every. Simpsons. Ever. Marathon” and discover for yourself. What are your favorite Simpsons episodes?
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