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The Simpsons Marathon

Published: 8/21/2014
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The Simpsons Marathon

Starting today, the cable network FXX began airing The Simpsons. All of them. Every single episode, from 1989's "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" to "The Yellow Badge of Cowardge" that aired May 18 of this year. The marathon includes 522 episodes in all and the myriad guest stars who visited Springfield over the last 25 years.

Old-school Hollywood icons such as Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman stopped by, as did musical greats such as Tito Puente, Clarence Clemons and George Harrison. You might also run into Glee's Cory Monteith or celebrities Johnny Carson, Joyce Brothers, Michael Jackson, John Updike or Audrey Meadows during the marathon. The list goes on for literally years.

Of course, there are also the voices that were present most every day in Springfield, like longtime cast member Marcia Wallace, aka Edna Krabappel. Before her death in 2013, Wallace was an integral part of The Simpsons, breaking hearts and going head-to-head with Bart in school.

Then there's the contribution of Phil Hartman to The Simpsons' enduring legacy. You might remember him from such characters as attorney Lionel Hutz, the menacing "Cable Guy," huckster Lyle Lanley, President Bill Clinton or the acting legend Troy McClure.

Each season of The Simpsons brings back memories of beloved celebrities who have died over the years. Take some time this month and laugh along with them one more time.

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