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In celebration of THE SIMPSONS’ historic 500th episode milestone, FOX invites fans of the iconic animated series to participate in THE SIMPSONS Ultimate Fan Marathon Challenge at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles. Fans will come together to watch up to 500 continuous episodes of THE SIMPSONS in an attempt to break the current Guinness World Record of 86 hours, 6 minutes and 41 seconds for the longest continuous television viewing.  The contest winner will take home a $10,500 prize and an array of THE SIMPSONS merchandise.  Members of THE SIMPSONS will be on-site to kick-off the marathon event, and fans and spectators will be able to watch the marathon and visit THE SIMPSONS fanfare area equipped with interactive elements and animation cells.

WHERE:                     Los Angeles — Hollywood and Highland Complex Center

6801 Hollywood Boulevard

Hollywood, CA 90028

WHO:                         Members of THE SIMPSONS

WHEN:                       Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012


RED CARPET:          3:30-4:30 PM

RSVP:                        RSVP by Monday, Feb. 6 to

THE SIMPSONS 500th Episode, “At Long Last Leave” Airs Sunday, February 19, on FOX

On Blu-ray and DVD, fans can enjoy and experience more from THE SIMPSONS with never-before-seen footage and extras

Fans can also visit to get their hands on all of the latest THE SIMPSONS merchandise, and beginning in February, a special selection of products created exclusively to celebrate the 500th episode milestone

via FOX


  1. February 3, 2012 at 1:16 pm — Reply

    I wonder what the Guiness rules are. I assume you have to stay awake, but there is usually some kind of break every few hours for 30 minutes or so. 86 hours is 3 1/2 days. Wow!

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