If Homer and Mr. Burns' terrifying bout of cabin fever didn't scare you from spending days trapped inside, prepare to enter heaven: The Simpsons' 12-day marathon on FXX begins at 10 a.m. EST, sharp, on Thursday, August 21st with "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire," and ends 25 seasons, 552 episodes and one feature-length movie later on September 1st at 11:59 p.m.
Uproxx has compiled an exhaustive exact schedule, for anyone interested in making sure they know exactly when their favorite episodes will play. Of course it goes without saying: Do not stay up for 12 days straight, and please be sure not to neglect eating or sleeping — let alone your loved ones — as tempting as it might be to sing "Baby on Board" with The Be Sharps when "Homer's Barbershop Quartet" airs on August 23rd at 2:30 a.m.
Amidst the 552 Simpsons episodes, FXX will also air The Simpsons Movie, at 6 p.m. EST on Friday, August 29th. Simpsons chronologists will be happy to know the movie will be broadcast in between seasons 18 and 19, just as it was released between those two seasons back in 2007.
The Simpsons marathon celebrates FXX's acquisition of the syndication rights to the hit cartoon, which they bought last year in what was called the "biggest off-network deal ever." The network is also set to launch SimpsonsWorld, which will give authenticated users access to every episode on their computers, smartphones, tablets and similar devices.
While fans prepare to relive the show's past, The Simpsons is set to continue with the premiere of its 26th season on September 28th. The episode will feature the death of a major character, and considering the episode is named "A Clown in the Dumps," many speculate that it'll be Krusty the Clown who makes his last exit from Springfield. Producer Al Jean, however, has kept quiet on the specifics, though he did note that the doomed character was voiced by someone who won an Emmy for their work on the show (which means it could still be Krusty's old sidekick, Sideshow Bob, voiced by Kelsey Grammer). "It turned out bigger than we thought it was going to be," Jean said of the episode. "It's not going to be this blood bath where they all get murdered."