This coming August, The Simpsons will prove why they were able to sustain 25 years of dominance by continuously rolling out all 552 episodes of their legendary show.
FXX has essentially issued that challenge, announcing Wednesday that it will air all 552 installments of the animated Fox comedy over a 12-day period, from Aug. 21 through Labor Day. In case you’re wondering, yes, there is an actual world record for longest continuous television viewing, and it’s held by a pair of California residents, who consumed 86 hours and 37 minutes of Springfield high jinks during a Fox-sponsored event two years ago.
In a splashy move, the fledgling FXX acquired the off-network rights to The Simpsons last year. FXX is planning to air a four-hour block of reruns every Sunday, and in addition to showing all episodes (except for the ones airing in the current season on Fox) on the network, it will make them available on the app FXNOW.
Bart, Homer, Marge, Lisa and Maggie have become pop culture icons and such a notion has been especially exemplified in full this year.
A German graphic designer recently went the distance by reimagining rap stars such as Kanye West and Drake as the beloved characters from Springfield and right here in the USA, a man did the exact same thing.
Popular clothing company A Bathing Ape (BAPE) also created a limited time capsule collection gear to celebrate the show’s lineage and a lot of other brands are following suit.
Hit the gallery to see new collaborations from Drop Dead, Eleven Paris, Uniqlo, Jeremy Scott, Shepard Fairey, Joyrich, H&M, Topshop and Zara.
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