“The Simpsons” plans marathon viewing around 500th episode

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Have you got what it takes to help “The Simpsons” break a world record?

In celebration of the animated program’s historic 500th episode milestone, FOX invites fans of the iconic 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 “Simpsons” merchandise. Members of “The Simposns” will be on-site to kick-off the marathon event, and fans and spectators will be able to watch the marathon and visit a fanfare area equipped with interactive elements and animation cells.

The information is below. Think you’ll give it a shot?

WHERE: Los Angeles — Hollywood and Highland Complex Center
6801 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028


WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012

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 www.TheSimpsonsShop.com 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

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