Simpsons Marathon Record – In commemoration of “The Simpsons” record breaking 500th episode, Fox wants to set another record by holding a marathon.
FOX hopes to break the record of 86 hours 6 minutes and 41 seconds, which is recorded in the Guinness Book Of World Records, for continuous television viewing.
FOX is calling it the “Ultimate Fan Marathon Challenge” and is inviting fans of the Simpsons to participate. The marathon will be held at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles and will start on February 8th.
If anyone can make it through all 500 episodes of the Simpsons, the marathon would end with the airing of the 500th on February 19th. And the winner would receive a $10,500 cash prize.
This marks the 23rd season that The Simpsons have aired and including the record breaking 500th episode, the animated show has received the most Emmy Awards for an animated series with 27, and is the longest running sitcom in history.
The show started airing as a half-hour show on Fox in 1989. Beforehand, creator Matt Groening had created the the Simpsons as a series of shorts for the Tracy Ullman Show in 1987. In its first season it became the networks first series to be rated in the top 30 rankings.