“The Simpsons” has an insane 600 episodes under their belt and FXX has plans to air all of them back to back for your viewing pleasure (?). The marathon will take an astounding 13 days, beginning at noon EST on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, (in case you need some background television for your belligerent family gatherings) lasting through Tuesday, Dec. 6.
“The Simpsons” will air its 600th episode, “Treehouse of Horror XXVII,” on Oct. 19 airing on Fox, the show’s mother network. The marathon will occur on FXX which describes it as the longest in television history. The previous record was also held by “The Simpsons” when FXX ran 552 episodes over 12 days back in 2014.
The episode count for the series is just going to continue to grow. The show is returned for its 28th season on Sept. 25 and has no plans to stop anytime soon.
This September 25th, something we have never seen before is going to happen. “The Simpsons” is premiering its first hour long episode. For the premiere episode of the show’s 28th season, fans are getting the first ever hour long episode.
The hour long episode was first announced during Fox’s TCA Summer Press Tour when CEO of Fox Dana Walden announced that the show would run the episode (including commercial time) in January of 2017. The episode is a “hip-hop homage to The Great Gatsby,” according to Entertainment Weekly. The episode, titled “The Great Phatsby,” is about Mr. Burns’ friendship with hip-hop mogul Jay G.
According to the press releases, Homer Simpson will narrate the episode, like Nick Carraway did in The Great Gatsby. Taraji P. Henson (Empire) and Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele) will also guest star for the episode. Jim Beanz will create new songs for the episode, including a betrayal and a revenge rap track.
In the episode, Mr. Burns is betrayed by Jay G and enlists Bart and Homer to seek revenge. Lisa also gets a wealthy boyfriend and Marge opens a boutique store.
“This was just going to be a regular episode, but the table read went so well, in a fit of passion and excitement and ambition and excess, we decided to supersize it,” said Simpsons executive producer Matt Selman to EW. “And we haven’t done a huge amount of stories in the world of hip-hop and rap culture, so we just went for it.”
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