In celebration of this Sunday’s FXX marathon of the first 24 Treehouse of Horror episodes (also known as the best day ever) and that Treehouse of Horror XXV just aired last week, entertainment Weekly has ranked all 75 Treehouse shorts from worst to first.
The marathon ended on Monday and now that it has concluded we have some news about how well the marathon did for FXX.
I have to, want to and plan to write about my experiences watching the marathon over the past few days.
Granted, the FXX records in question aren’t exactly world beaters but the first day of the “Every Simpsons Ever” marathon trippled the station average in primetime.
The network out performed such bigtime networks as TNT and USA as well as sister channel FX last night.
The highest rated episode of the day was “Itchy and Scratchy and Marge” which aired at 8:30 PM ET. It did a 0.59 in the demo and 1.23 million viewers for the half hour.
The every Simpsons ever marathon is alive and kicking on FXX. It seems to be a popular thing for people to post their top 10 favorite episodes. Well, what you will find below is my list. I have excluded the Tree House of Horror episodes from this list because I’ll want to rank them at Halloween.
Let me say that this was a real challenge for me. Season 3 in particular had some great shows I had to leave off the list. “Bart the Murderer” and “Flaming Moe’s” and “Radio Bart” are all tremendous as is “Bart the Lover”. It is clear from my list that I am partial to the seasons 3-6 era as are most fans. The newest episode on my list is from season 12 and I will admit it is an episode that isn’t going to make a lot of people’s list.
Enough of my talking, here’s the list.
On Thursday, August 21, at 10:00 AM ET, FXX will begin its Simpsons marathon. They will show all 552 episodes of the animated series with the marathon ending right before the clock hits midnight on Sept. 2.
Well, if you’re waiting for a specific episode to appear, you can view the marathon schedule and find it for yourself.
I own up through season 16 on DVD and season 20. But will I be tuning in at 10:30 CT on August 22 to watch my favorite episode ‘Homer at the Bat’? You bet I will. If nobody hears from me from Aug. 21 to Sept. 2 this is why.
I can’t wait to see another stunt like this if the series ever comes to an end.
Oh and while I’m thinking about it, FXX had better do a Tree house of Horror marathon on Halloween or they fail.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go figure out what channel FXX is on my cable system…
At an upfront presentation earlier today it was announced that ‘The Simpsons’ would debut on FXX with a 12 day, 552 episode marathon. This will make it by far the longest marathon in television history.
‘The Simpsons’ debut on the cable channel is a big deal in more ways than one. The most obvious is that this is the first time that the series will air on cable. The second is the $750 million price tag over the life of the contract. The third is that the show will also debut on the Fox Now Video on Demand platform. The current season is available on Hulu Plus but the entire run of the series has never been available on this type of platform.
A new Simpsons app, rumored to be called ‘Simpsons World’, is also coming soon.
The show will debut on FXX this fall. If you don’t see me post for awhile, now you know why.