Simpsons Marathon to Air All 552 Episodes

FXX cable network will also show the movie
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 22, 2014 1:00 PM CDT
In this photo released by Fox, Homer explains why he wants to bring back the annual 4th of July fireworks display after it's canceled for budget reasons in the 2014 season finale.   (AP Photo/Fox)

(Newser) – Need to brush up on your Homer-isms or catch up on what’s been going on in Springfield before The Simpsons starts its 26th season in September? Then clear your calendar and prepare to do absolutely nothing for 12 days later this summer: The FXX cable network has announced that its much-anticipated Simpsons marathon is scheduled to start at 10am on Aug. 21, and will air until midnight on Sept. 1, showing every single one of the 552 episodes that make up TV’s longest-running scripted series of all time, reports Deadline. Yep—Every. Single. Episode.

In addition to showing all 25 seasons in chronological order, the marathon will also shoehorn in The Simpsons Movie, which will air (chronologically within the series' timeline) after the 400th episode. And don’t have a cow if you miss this animated endurance test: FXX is also uploading all the episodes to its Simpsons World portal, a searchable online archive that can be accessed by FX subscribers on their networked digital devices, according to Entertainment Weekly. “I don’t want to over-promise, but this website can provide you with affordable health care,” a Simpsons executive producer jokes. We’d like that, too, but for now, we’ll stock up on our caffeinated beverages of choice and 64 slices of American cheese to prepare for the upcoming boob-tube bonanza. (And worry about which character might get killed off in the season 26 premiere.)

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