via press release:
Meet the Winners of THE SIMPSONS
“ULTIMATE FAN MARATHON CHALLENGE”!
Jeremiah Franco (L) from Los Angeles, CA and Carin Shreve (R) from Acampo, CA
They broke the Guinness World Record
For the longest continuous television viewing!
It Only Took Them 86 Hours and 37 Minutes!!
They Each Win $10,500 and Bragging Rights Among Friends!
THE SIMPSONS 500th Episode Airs
Sunday, Feb. 19 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX!
OFFICIAL SHOW WEBSITE: www.thesimpsons.com
OFFICIAL SHOW FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/thesimpsons
500th EPISODE INFORMATION:
THE SIMPSONS 500th episode, “At Long Last Leave,” airs Sunday, Feb. 19 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. In the episode, the Simpsons are evicted from Springfield and join an off-the-grid community outside of town. But when Homer (voice of Dan Castellaneta) and Marge (voice of Julie Kavner) try to sneak back into Springfield, they are welcomed with hostility from their former friends and neighbors and begin to appreciate their new and more accepting home.
ABOUT “THE SIMPSONS” ULTIMATE FAN MARATHON CHALLENGE:
In celebration of THE SIMPSONS’ historic 500th episode milestone, FOX invited fans of the iconic animated series to participate in THE SIMPSONS Ultimate Fan Marathon Challenge at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles. Beginning on Wednesday, Feb. 8, fans came together to watch up to 500 continuous episodes of THE SIMPSONS in an attempt to break the current Guinness World Record of 86 hours, 6 minutes and 41 seconds for the longest continuous television viewing. The two contest winners each took home a $10,500 prize and an array of THE SIMPSONS merchandise, including products exclusively designed to commemorate the 500th episode.