In February, The Simpsons celebrated their 500th episode. They invited their viewers to participate in a marathon that they hope will lead to a new world record for the longest continuous television viewing. The time to beat was 86 hours, 6 minutes, and 41 seconds.
Their goal was to watch 500 continuous episodes at Hollywood and Highland in Los Angeles. The winner would take home $10,500 and some special merchandise. The Simpsons already holds a couple Guinness World Records including longest running animated series, longest running sitcom, and most Emmy Awards won for an animated series.
The Simpsons is currently in their 23rd season and full of guest voices from Lady Gaga to Michael Cera. Glenn Close will return as Homer’s mother, Mona. Lady Gaga taught Lisa to love herself in an episode and Lisa fell in love with Michael Cera in the Valentine’s Day episode.