Start chilling your Duff beers and molding your ass-grooves on your couches now, Simpson-philes, because FXX is going to rock your world in August. After buying the exclusive cable and digital rights to every episode of “The Simpsons” back in November for a whopping $750 million, the biggest off-network deal in TV History, FXX is kicking off their shiny new syndication deal by airing every episode of “The Simpsons” ever made, including the movie.
That’s right. 25 Seasons and a movie. Suck it, “Community” fans.
All 552 episodes of the series will air 24 hours a day on FXX, seven days a week, from August 21st to September 1st. I have a feeling that with the exception of work, I will not be moving from my couch, setting my DVR to record any and all episodes I will be missing due to work or sleep.
How could I not? My Bar Mitzvah theme was “Justin’s Bart Mitzvah”. I started playing the saxophone at age seven because of Lisa Simpson and the episode “Round Springfield” where Bleeding Gums Murphy dies. I’ve never been able to not cry while watching that episode either.
But the fun doesn’t stop with the marathon. No sir. According to Variety, FXX will also launch “Simpsons World”, described as “the ultimate ‘Simpsons’ digital experience,” allowing authenticated viewers to have on-demand access to every “Simpsons” episode through SimpsonsWorld.com and the FXNow apps on iPhone, iPad, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Android phones and tablets, Smart TVs, and additional set-top devices. “Through the site, fans will be able to curate personalized playlists, share clips and explore Springfield’s most memorable characters and locations.”
So there you go. Soon you’ll be able to:
- Watch Homer fight Prohibition (“Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment”)
- Recoil as Frank “Grimey” Grimes’ insanity causes his demise (“Homer’s Enemy”)
- Cry when Lisa loses her greatest hero and only friend (“Round Springfield”)
- Sing along with Lyle Lanley as he pitches Springfield on the joys of Monorail (“Marge vs. the Monorail”)
- Hear Bart’s best prank calls (too many episodes to list)
…all at the tips of your fingers on FXNow, online, and on your mobile devices.
Unless you’re NOT a cable subscriber, in which case…D’OH!
[via The Verge]