Skip to comments.The Simpsons 500-episode marathon begins in Hollywood
Posted on 02/09/2012 2:25:49 AM PST by SMGFan
Like something out of that twilighty show about that zone, one hundred people will begin competing Wed. Feb 8 for the honor of top couch potato as The Simpsons 500 Ultimate Fan Marathon Challenge powers on in Hollywood.
In celebration of show's 500th episode later this month, and in an effort to set a new Guinness World Record for longest continuous television watching, Twentieth Century Fox is moving the marketing team from Century City to the center of Hollywood & Highland to run a 500-episode marathon for super fans.
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It occured to me to do this if I ever had the spare money. Offer people a few thousand to watch every episode, and have psychologists monitoring them before and after to see if permanent damage/personality change would be the result. I’m guessing they’ll have Simpson voices in their head for quite some time, at least.
It will be over by Saturday night/ Sunday morning and not through half of the 498 aired.
Today, that show is a shell of it's former self. It's mostly dull and toilet-humor, absolutely devoid of the wit that it used to be great for.
Never watched an episode, never will.
I haven't watched an episode in years though after it started going down hill.
It has gone downhill a lot, and become more political; I used to watch, but no more.
Did like the movie, but throwing in the gay cop scene summed up why I don’t watch the show anymore.
I never saw the movie because my friend told me that the Simpsons were out of Springfield within the first 20 minutes.
Without all the central characters from town, that show would have never made it.
Lionel Hutz, Dr. Nick Riviera, Ned Flanders, Moe and Barney, etc...
One of my favorite episodes is "Saturdays of Thunder."
It's truly a shame that the show flew so far away from what made it fun.
It's a shame that Phil Hartman is gone.
Lisa: Excuse me, Mr. Hutz, are you a shyster?
Hutz: Now how does a little girl like you know a big word like that?
The show won praise years ago from religious groups for the positive way it portrayed Ned Flanders and his faith; they’ve degenerated from that to a very pro-gay agenda. The movie would probably appeal to someone who liked the old shows; Springfield isn’t completely removed from it (in fact it is central to it).
For years they held an honored position as having never “jumped the shark” (as voted by the general public); I don’t think they can make that claim anymore.
Why not? The early years were great.
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