Whelp, I’m not going to be around from 10 a.m. Aug. 21 through midnight of Sept. 1 — that’s how long it’s going to take FXX to run all 552 episodes of “The Simpsons” in their marathon-streaming session. Of course, for those of you who have lives, every episode will also be put online, making me feel like a fool for purchasing all those box sets of their seasons on DVD.
On the heels (plus some) of their diddly-deal to obtain the rights to America’s longest running show (Eat my shorts, “Gunsmoke”), FXX is in the process of creating Simpsons World — an online searchable database of every episode ever. According to Entertainment Weekly, “‘Authenticated’ FX subscribers will have instant access on iPhone, iPad, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Android phones and tablets, Smart TVs, and additional set-tops devices.” The rest of us will only get clips, not full episodes. Looks like I’m ordering FXX.
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week “The Simpsons” are going to be filling your life in a way you never thought possible. They’re even going to slide the full-length movie in after episode 400 so that it fits chronologically, glay-vin.
Of course, with all “The Simpsons” content soon to be at our fingertips, most of us are still only going to watch seasons 3-11.
I’m going to have to get creative to get my work done from here on out.
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