FXX will finally stream The Simpsons in original 4:3 format
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Last summer, fledgling cable network FXX played a week-and-a-half long marathon of every Simpsons episode up until that point, making it event television for fans everywhere. Unfortunately, purists quickly noticed that, in broadcasting the series in 16:9 format, many of the show’s funniest early sight gags were being cropped out. Since then, only the recut versions have been available online.
That oversight is finally at an end. The Simpsons showrunner Al Jean tweeted last night that the show’s first seven seasons are now available for streaming on the web in the original 4:3 aspect ratio: