FXX to Air All 552 Simpsons Episodes in One Marathon

#1 Edited by Makhaidos (1614 posts) -

Woo-Hoo!

#2 Posted by 4myAmuzumament (1750 posts) -

That's almost enough of a reason to watch FXX.

#3 Posted by one_plum (6358 posts) -

That's almost a 12 day marathon. Crazy.

#4 Edited by The-Apostle (12190 posts) -

FXX? Never heard of it. I've heard of FX though...

EDIT: It turns out I get the channel.

#5 Posted by 4myAmuzumament (1750 posts) -

@The-Apostle: The only thing noteworthy about the channel is that Always Sunny was moved there from FX, which I think is going to kill the show.

#6 Edited by BranKetra (48745 posts) -

Will there be a prize for surviving the marathon without sleeping?

For those who do not realize my disinterest of that marathon, I will say it.

I am more interested in that app the writer of that article reported. A twenty-six-year archive sounds good. It is not because it is The Simpsons that it is good; that positivity is generated by the idea television shows have a future beyond television.

#7 Posted by 4myAmuzumament (1750 posts) -

@BranKetra: hell yea, instant Simpsons? consider my interest piqued.

#8 Posted by BranKetra (48745 posts) -

@4myAmuzumament said:

@BranKetra: hell yea, instant Simpsons? consider my interest piqued.

I edited my post, so I will reiterate some of what I wrote. The Simpsons is definitely a good show to have over five hundred episodes and so many people will be watching on FXX and via the app once it is available, but the really interesting thing about this is the twenty-six-year archive for it. It probably will act as an incentive for aspiring show makers to create something of good quality so it can be preserved.

#9 Posted by 4myAmuzumament (1750 posts) -

@BranKetra said:

It probably will act as an incentive for aspiring show makers to create something of good quality so it can be preserved.

I can see that. The Simpsons really transcends our culture and I'm sure/I hope it'll be relevant and appreciated for centuries.

#10 Edited by BranKetra (48745 posts) -

@4myAmuzumament said:

@BranKetra said:

It probably will act as an incentive for aspiring show makers to create something of good quality so it can be preserved.

I can see that. The Simpsons really transcends our culture and I'm sure/I hope it'll be relevant and appreciated for centuries.

Actually, I always thought The Simpsons was a satire of American culture and thus cannot transcend it, but to each their own.

#11 Posted by Netret0120 (2198 posts) -

That is 12+ days of continuos watchingo_O Simpsons is old dang:-P

#12 Posted by Master_Live (14809 posts) -

Yeah, heard about this a couple of days ago. Too bad I don't get FXX.

#13 Posted by GazaAli (22974 posts) -

Its vacation time for FXX' employees

#14 Posted by Iszdope (10129 posts) -

Aye carumba!

Wish we had that channel here.

#15 Edited by helwa1988 (2103 posts) -

Well I guess I won't be leaving my house for a while. Better stock up on food. I'm on vacation in August too. Aw snap

#16 Posted by Ariabed (1123 posts) -

@Makhaidos: your kidding right?

#17 Posted by Hallenbeck77 (14449 posts) -

@4myAmuzumament said:

The only thing noteworthy about the channel is that Always Sunny was moved there from FX, which I think is going to kill the show.

The ratings took somewhat of a hit when it switched networks, but it did well enough to be picked up for two more seasons.

#18 Posted by foxhound_fox (88691 posts) -

If I had cable and time off, I'd sit through the first 5-6 seasons for sure.

#19 Edited by lamprey263 (24154 posts) -

552 episodes, that's 276 hours with commercials, that would take 11.5 days straight, back to back episodes

damn, that's some marathon

#20 Posted by Makhaidos (1614 posts) -

@ariabed said:

@Makhaidos: your kidding right?

My kidding right what?

#21 Posted by PSP107 (11906 posts) -

$750m is a lot for this. Also I thought Fox owns FX?