Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Simpsons marathon record

Simpsons marathon record

'Simpsons' going for world record, Fans of the cartoon "The Simpsons" are being asked to celebrate the show's 500th episode by attempting to break a world record . They'll have to watch a marathon of episodes  to break the record for the longest continuous television viewing

Superfan Glyn Stott reckons he's the world's biggest lover of TV's The Simpsons - and he is going through pain to prove it.
Glyn, 34, has spent more than £100,000 on The Simpsons in his adoration of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie.
And the bachelor is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the cartoon comedy by watching all 451 episodes back to back.
Paramedics will be on standby as Glyn goes through more than 150 hours of sleep deprivation to watch every episode shown in Britain since January 1990.

Glyn will end up in the Guinness Book of Records if he completes the TV marathon - which will take more than six days.
And witnesses from the Guinness Book of Records will be there to make sure Glyn doesn't nod off.
Glyn said: 'I'm a huge fan of the show and I've seen every episode but watching them continuously for almost a week will be a feat of endurance.
'The judges have to make sure my eyes are firmly fixed on the screen - I have to be seen to be concentrating all the way through.'
The current record for non-stop TV watching is four days by an American fan.
But Glyn believes his love of Homer's clan will help him smash it.
His home in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales, is a shrine to the American cartoon family.

He has a room packed full of Simpsons gear including everything from cufflinks to lifesize models to a Simpsons doughnut maker.
His original Simpsons toys are worth up to £1,500 each in mint condition in their boxes.
And he is a mastermind on the Simpsons after first seeing the show when he was a 14-year-old schoolboy.
Shop manager Glyn said: 'To start with I wasn't sure, I couldn't understand why the characters were yellow - it was all a bit strange.
'But I soon fell in love with the show and I watch it every day - sometimes twice.
'The Simpsons are a major part of my life and I've gort the T-shirt, the wristwatch, and the figurines to prove it.
'But my love of the show will be tested if I can stay awake for almost a week watching every episode and the feature film on top.'

Glyn will get a 20-minute break at the end of every three episodes and he must stick to the strict rules laid down by Guinness.
He said: 'If I have a meal during the world recorrd attempt I'm not allowed to look down at the plate - my eyes must be on the TV all the time.
'I will be allowed to use an exercise bike to keep my circulation going but even then I can't avert my eyes from the Simpson's.'
Makers Fox are backing Glyn's world record attempt by sending him every episode on DVD.
He said: 'I've got them all on video anyway but it will make it easier to watch them constantly.
'I will be watching 20 years of TV compressed into six-and-a-half days - it will be amazing to see how the show has changed over the years.'
A spokesman for Fox said: 'Nearly a week without sleep watching TV - Homer would be proud of him!'

Now here's a competition that even noted layabout Homer Simpson could get behind.
In celebration of the upcoming 500th episode of "The Simpsons," Fox is challenging fans of the show to break a Guinness world record for continuous television warching by participating in The Simpsons Ultimate Fan Marathon Challenge.
The "Simpsons" view-a-thon will kick off Feb. 8 at the Hollywood & Highland complex in Los Angeles. Participants will attempt to break the current record of 86 hours, 6 minutes and 41 seconds while watching up to 500 continuous episodes of the long-running Fox hit.
Whoever manages to watch the longest will have more than a dramatically expanded posterior to show for his or her efforts -- the winner of the competition will receive $10,500, plus a collection of Simpsons merchandise, some of which was specifically designed for the 500th episode.
The 500th episode of "The Simpsons" will air Feb. 19. In the meantime, those wishing to participate in the Ultimate Fan Marathon Challenge can "like" the show on its Facebook page or visit TheSimpsons.com for updates on the event.

Wanna be a part of The Simpsons super fandom history?
If you've got a couple hundred hours to spare, head down to the intersection of Hollywood and Highland in Los Angeles on Wednesday, February 8. Be prepared to stay there until February 19 as people attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the longest continuous television viewing.
In honor of the animated series' 500th episode in the midst of it's 23rd season, organizers are holding the "Ultimate Fan Marathon Challenge" where viewers will watch all 500 episodes in a row to beat the current record of 86 hours, 6 minutes and 41 seconds .
Beyond being able to say you've wasted A LOT of time doing something that a lot of people will consider pretty weird, this MIGHT actually be worth your time!
It's not called a "challenge" for nothing and the contest winner will take home $10,500, plus "an array of The Simpsons merchandise, including products exclusively designed to commemorate the 500th episode.

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