Simpsons fans can be obsessive.
But hearing your favourite quote repeated over a marathon amount of hours might be pushing it, even for diehards.
But that has never stopped Australian TV station, Eleven, from playing basically only The Simpsons for years and it certainly won’t stop them from broadcasting this and only this for almost four hours straight.
And amazingly, people actually watched the mind-meltingly repetitive Facebook Live. It’s like they want to drive an entire country into madness.
For context (as if you didn’t know), in Season 4’s “Last Exit To Springfield,” Homer become a union leader and starts a company strike after Mr. Burns takes away the power plant staff’s “dental plan.” Which is awful, because “Lisa needs braces.” Specifically, braces that are invisible, painless, and periodically release a delightful burst of Calvin Klein’s “Obsession For Teeth.”
Here’s a fun exercise: See how long you can hear the phrase “DENTAL PLAN” quickly followed by “Lisa needs braces,” before you feel compelled to punch a wall, with all the fury of a striking power plant worker.
While there’s no word on just how many Facebook Live viewers stayed tuned in to the whole 3:37 minute broadcast, the livestream did garner 12,000 reactions, 3,249 shares and 8,500 comments.
At least a few commenters stayed tuned in for over two hours (for some reason) and props to them for making it out alive.
It was the best of times, it was the blurst of times, indeed.