'Simpsons' marathon set to celebrate the show's 500th episode
Love 'The Simpsons' but hate your good health? Then Fox has cooked up an event catered specifically to you.
In celebration of the 500th episode of "The Simpsons," the network is sponsoring a fan marathon of all 500 episodes of the series, in order, all at once on Feb. 8.
The hope is to crown a new Guinness World Record holder for longest continuous television viewing -- a record set in 2010 by three viewers of another Fox series, "24." Kevin Coon, Victor Lopez and Farris Hodo beat out 100 other participants in the "24" marathon showing by staying awake for 86 hours, 6 minutes and 41 seconds to watch every episode of all six seasons of the Kiefer Sutherland action drama.
Adventurous souls can sign up at SimpsonsMarathon.com, but only 100 fans will be selected to take part in the marathon screening held at Hollywood & Highland.
What's in it for the winner? $10,500.
What's in it for the second place guy? Headaches, hand tremors, hallucinations, depression.
May the best "Simpsons" fan win.
--Patrick Kevin Day
Photo: The Simpsons discover a collection of keys to every door in Springfield in an episode from the 23rd season of the show. Fox