If you haven’t watched an episode of The Simpsons, now is your chance. On Thursday, FXX began an epic 12-day marathon offering up 552 episodes of the long-running series.
The marathon began with the first episode from 25 seasons ago, “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire.” The series will run until Sept. 1 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
For fans that are looking for specific episodes, Uproxx.com listed every single episode with the title, date and time of The Simpsons. It gives viewers the opportunity to set the DVR instead of staying up through the entire marathon trying to catch their favorite show.
The Simpsons Movie will also be shown on FXX toward the end of the marathon. Mark your calendar for Friday, Aug. 29 at 6/5c. The network is staying true to the chronological run of the show by airing the movie between Seasons 18 and 19 just like it did back in 2007.
The marathon does have a purpose. FXX is celebrating the acquisition of syndication rights to the animated show. They bought the rights last year, a move they called in the press release the “biggest off-network deal ever.” It was rumored to have cost the network an estimated $1 million an episode.
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Fox will premiere the 26th season beginning Sept. 28. Fans will have to face the death of a major character in the episode “A Clown in the Dumps.” Could it be the show’s beloved character Krusty the Clown?
Executive Producer Al Jean did hint it would be an Emmy-winning character. While it probably won’t be any of the Simpson family members, here is a list of other possible characters:
- Jackie Mason as Rabbi Hyman Krustofski
- Marcia Wallace as Edna Krabappel
- Hank Azaria as Apu Nahasapeemapetilon
- Kelsey Grammer as Sideshow Bob
- Anne Hathaway as Princess Penelope
In the meantime, get cracking on the reruns of The Simpsons episodes. There are only 11 days left.