FXX is running a marathon of every “The Simpsons” episodes ever? (Tent fingertips together and reply in a sinister Mr. Burns voice): “Excellent....”
From 10 a.m. Thursday until the close of Labor Day, the venerable animated Fox comedy series will air all of its episodes in chronological order, as well as feature film “The Simpsons Movie” (D’oh!).
Each day during the “Every.Simpsons.Ever.” event, the Post-Gazette will be highlighting a Springfield Moment. It might be a memorable quote or the citation of the start of a series-long running gag. With 552 episodes from which to choose, there’s no way of saying which episodes are the best ever, but let this be your brief glimpse into the weird, the historic, the Homeric humor of “unexplained bacon.”
Matt Groening’s creation began life as a short recurring feature on “The Tracey Ullman Show” in 1987. It was picked up by Fox as a regular series in 1989 and, 25 seasons later, remains a pop culture icon.
When the marathon is over, FXX will air “The Simpsons” in a regular time slot. The network also plans shorter marathons, starting with the eminently binge-worthy 24 half-hour installments of “Treehouse of Horror” Oct. 26.
The “Simpsons World” app also launches in October. Verified users will be able to watch any episode, accessing scenes, quotes, art and social media links.
Maria Sciullo: firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-263-1478 or @MariaSciulloPG.