After some 29 seasons, The Simpsons is showing no signs of quitting, and it’s about to stomp all over another long-held record.

When the next episode, Forgive and Regret, airs in the US this coming weekend, The Simpsons will become the longest running scripted prime time television show ever, leaving Gunsmoke in its wake. In numerical terms it isn’t the neighbour of the beast, but it does live down the road a bit – 636 episodes.

We guess an uninterrupted binge is out of the question then?

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