Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Say Goodbye To Me in August...

Because this is happening:

What will happen when every episode of 'The Simpsons' is at your fingertips?
Every 'The Simpsons' episode is going online 'The Simpsons': FXX to air every episode in 12-day marathon.

This October, FXX will launch “Simpsons World,” a portal/wormhole that will allow viewers to access every single freakin’ episode of the series—552, at last count—through their computers, phones, or Krusty the Klown Alarm Klocks (warning: gets extremely hot when plugged in). All seasons of the animated comedy—25, at last count—will be searchable (bring me… every Barney belch????), and you will be able to both create your own playlists with the archive and share your favorite clips.
All 552 episodes of "The Simpsons" will be available online. Let's do some math, shall we? At 22 minutes per episode, that's 12,144 minutes. 202.4 hours. 8.4333 days of literally nothing but watching "The Simpsons".

If I took 6 hours a day to sleep and knocked a couple more hours a day to account for food, basic hygiene, etc., it would be 12.65 days straight. If I watched a mere four hours a day, it would take over 50 days to see the entire series.

Now, I yield to no one in my undying love for "The Simpsons" (well, at least for the first 15 or so seasons, before the writing *really* got stupid). I may very well sit down for chunks of time and watch the entire series.

Then again, the steady decline in quality might just be too depressing...

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6 comments:

Old NFO said...

Gopher it... I lost interest after about the 10th slow...er show... :-)

harp1034 said...

Any adult that would spend hours and hours watching that crap is sick in the head.

Jay G said...

You are JUST realizing that about me now?

Stretch said...

I saw a single complete episode some 12-15 years ago.

Does this mean we can't be friends anymore?

AuricTech said...

The solution to the decline in quality is simple:

Watch them in reverse order.

After all, The Simpsons isn't a series with intricate multi-season story arcs, like Babylon 5 or ST:DS9. Heck, any nods back to previous episodes would likely enhance your anticipation of viewing those earlier episodes....

Rob said...

All the episodes have been available online for quite some time. This is just the first time it's been done legally. ;)