The entire ‘Simpsons’ catalog is going online
Attention, “Simpsons” fans: Stock up on Duff and doughnuts because FXX is airing a historic “Simpsons” marathon, showing all 552 episodes of the groundbreaking animated sitcom in chronological order — including the “Simpsons” movie.
But if you’d rather choo-choo-choose to watch the episodes on your own terms, you’re in luck: After the marathon, the network is unveiling its Simpsons World app, which will allow cable subscribers all-you-can-eat access to the show’s entire catalog once the series launches.
Starting at 10 a.m. Aug. 21, FXX — the first network to get syndication rights for the show — will air all 25 seasons, 24 hours a day, for 12 days straight through Sept. 1, with the movie appearing after episode 400 (the same time, chronologically, that it was released in theaters). It’s the longest marathon in TV history, so your couch ass-groove will be in good shape afterwards.
Of course, you can probably stop watching after about Season 10, which is generally considered where the show took a nose dive in quality (although there are a few gems in later seasons, but you have to sit through a lot of gratuitous guest stars and increasingly absurd plot lines).
On the app, you’ll be able to search by character, favorite quote or scene, and share it across social media — which is great because, despite the fact that they have the Internet on computers now, Fox doesn’t currently allow you to share clips from the show.
As Hitflix reports, you can also create your own playlists of episodes and open up an exhaustive guide for each episode, with behind-the-scenes info, explanations of references and the full episode script. The app will be available on iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, Apple TV, Samsung, XBox1 and XBox360.
You might be tempted to buy some goggles to protect your eyes with all that viewing. But be warned, they do nothing.