How FXX Is Actually Ruining 'The Simpsons' Marathon
HuffingtonPost.com reports that there isn’t much you can do to ruin a continuous marathon of “The Simpsons,” except for maybe this. D’oh!
FXX is right in the middle of its 552-episode marathon, and it’s reportedly pulling in huge ratings, but many fans have noticed something definitely isn’t quite right with the early episodes.
Rather than airing episodes in their original standard definition 4:3 aspect ratio, they are being shown in 16:9 for HD television. The problem is “The Simpsons” didn’t switch to that format until 2009, according to the Verge, so many of the episodes are being cropped, zoomed in on and stretched, resulting in a noticeable difference from the originals.