"The Simpsons" is attempting to break television records yet again with a marathon premiering this Thanksgiving season.

‘The Simpsons’ will host real holiday-themed event

The series recently celebrated the release of its 600th episode, a Halloween special entitled "Treehouse of Terror XXVII," which parodied the show’s own long-lived nature with a closing song that highlighted other shows on the network that have been cancelled during its lifetime, such as "The Critic" and "Futurama" (a joke on both shows having similar crew members to "The Simpsons"), as well as a satirical reference to a supposed “Untitled Seth MacFarlane Show 2017.”

This new marathon, which has been dubbed "Every Simpsons Ever (Part 2)" will start at noon on November 24 and run until December 6 on the FXX network, starting with the show’s pilot, the Christmas special, "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire," and ending on the aforementioned Halloween special, bringing the holiday theme full-circle. In total, the promotion will last around 300 hours.

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Had such a marathon happened before?

As suggested by the “Part 2” subtitle, a previous marathon had aired on the FXX network back in 2014, which included the show's first 25 seasons, airing 552 episodes in total. The original marathon, which occurred in September, was released to help promote the network gaining the rights to air reruns of the classic animated show. According to reports, that marathon at the time broke the world record for longest marathon on television, a record that this new promotion will obviously break, and will continue to break if this pattern continues.

During the original marathon, the 2007 feature film "The Simpsons Movie" was also aired during two of the episodes, "You Kent Always Say What You Want" and "He Loves to Fly and He D'ohs," as it had been released in between the airing of those episodes in real time. It is currently unknown if the film will be employed during the new marathon.

It is also unknown if the animated shorts from "The Tracey Ullman Show," from which "The Simpsons" originally premiered from, will be involved with the new marathon, either, though it is possible they could air during commercial breaks as a tie-in.

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