-> ''"Even though the adventure began recently, it's already over 3000 pages long. You just don't have time for this bullshit. You'll catch up later."''
--> '''[[http://mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=002232 Dave's thoughts,]]''' ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''

You've just discovered a new {{webcomic}}. Maybe a friend told you, maybe you were pointed to it by another site. [[TVTropesAsAGatewayDrug Heck]], maybe it was Wiki/ThisVeryWiki or [[Wiki/TheOtherWiki the other one]].

Like any new reader, you read the strip on the main page. It looks good; the art passes muster, the writing's okay... Sure, you'll read this comic. So you hit the "First Strip" button.

And then you see the date. This strip started eleven years ago. Beads of sweat form on your forehead. You hit the "Archive" link...

''Holy Mother of Shakespeare!'' There are hundreds upon hundreds of comics in here! Even with the longest ArchiveBinge of your life, it'll take you forever to read all of these!

This is the Archive Panic: when a reader is scared off from reading a comic by the sheer volume of its archives. This is far more common with daily comics, which can easily have lengthy archives by sheer weight of longevity.

Consider: if a strip updates once per day, Monday through Friday, then at the end of five years there will be over 1300 strips [[labelnote:Exact count]]1304 or 1305, depending on where the leap years fall[[/labelnote]] in its archive. The number increases to over 1800 strips [[labelnote:Exact count]]1826 or 1827, depending on leap years[[/labelnote]] if the strip updates on weekends as well.

Now consider a person who has a lot of free time and a fast connection to the Internet, and who reads five strips a minute. To get through that Monday through Friday comic, he would need almost four and a half hours of continuous reading.

Now, while that isn't a lot of time, most people won't want to or won't be able to binge like that. Broken up into short shots, that time can stretch into ''months''; it's easy to imagine someone not having that sort of willpower. This problem is exacerbated when strip-a-day comics are archived on one day per page, rather than one week per page. Thus the time to click the 'next' button and the time for the page to upload can equal the few seconds needed to read each day's strip.

What's worse is that the strip is continuing to update while you're reading through the archive, making it even harder to catch up. Even worse is if the strip doesn't continue to update: there's the risk of it coming to an end. Few things are more disheartening than finally catching up with the current strip and seeing an author's note listing the end of the comic. In two weeks from now.

Strips with less intense update schedules (say, three times a week) rarely suffer Archive Panic, nor do strips that have suffered various ScheduleSlip incidents. (It's less of a hassle to read five years' worth of strips if there are none from June 2008 to July 2009.)

Video Games might be the most subjective medium for this trope, since how long one spends on a game can vary from person to person. Factors include how challenging one finds the game (and which difficulty they play on), whether or not they are going for OneHundredPercentCompletion, and how long they spend [[SidetrackedByTheGoldSaucer on the minigames.]] A game that one person breezes through might take hours more of playtime for another, and that's just on one entry in a series.

The site [[http://www.archivebinge.net/ Archive Binge]] lets you subscribe to a webcomic's archive via an RSS feed at a rate you choose, allowing you to attempt to avoid panic. Another tool to help is [[http://piperka.net/ Piperka]] which helps you keep track of a few thousand webcomics you might be reading.

See also {{Doorstopper}}, CommitmentAnxiety. May be eased if the author has decided to make some NewFirstComics to give readers a safe starting-off point. Can lead to thinking "AreWeThereYet"



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Manga/Golgo13'': 155 volumes running for nearly 50 years -- and that's just the manga.
* ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' has been going strong since 1996, with no less than five manga series, seven TV shows, and four movies.
* ''Franchise/JoJosBizarreAdventure''. The original manga ran weekly for nearly 15 years with one hiatus between Part 5 and Part 6, before switching to monthly partway through ''Steel Ball Run''. If you add up the number of chapters between all eight parts, that adds up to 910 chapters and counting.
* The ''Manga/DragonBall'' manga by Akira Toriyama ran for 42 volumes and 519 chapters for 11 years. The anime spans for 663 episodes, counting 153 episodes from ''Dragon Ball'', 291 episodes from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' , 64 episodes from ''Anime/DragonBallGT'', and 155 episodes from ''Anime/DragonBallKai''. And ''Dragon Ball Super'' is an ongoing series with over 70 episodes with its own manga adaptation. There's also the 19 theatrical films, 3 specials, 2 short films, an hour-long crossover with ''Manga/OnePiece'' and ''{{Manga/Toriko}}'', and a 2-part OVA serving as a strategy guide for one of the video games.
* Currently holding the record for the longest manga series is ''Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kouen Mae Hashutsujo'', or ''Manga/{{Kochikame}}''. It went on for more than 30 years in a weekly magazine and legend says the author/studio never went on hiatus. It was finished at 200 volumes.
* ''Manga/OnePiece''. Add the KudzuPlot and LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, and you'll understand why it can be hard to catch up with the story. Skimming it only makes you miss plot points that come up [[ChekhovsGun volumes later]]. New readers are sometimes directed to start as late as Volume 50 to prevent ContinuityLockOut (at least it supplies recaps), although most fans would strongly suggest to start the series from the beginning.
* ''Manga/InuYasha'' has over fifty of those little yellow books to read. In total, it has 558 chapters, done over a course of ten years. The anime is scarcely less daunting an undertaking, with 193 episodes including the plot-resolving ''Final Act''.
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' has managed to do this three times over. Which is no surprise for something adapting seven [[OneGameForThePriceOfTwo installments]] of video games for over a decade:
** The ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime has recently hit 1,000 episodes with 20 movies and counting. And that's not counting the Pikachu shorts, the Weekly Pokemon Broadcasting Station episodes (most of which were dubbed as ''Pokemon Chronicles'') and various other specials. This ''is'' counting the banned episodes, however.
** ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' has run as long, with 50+ volumes.
** To a somewhat lesser extent is the slapstick Japanese only ''Manga/PocketMonsters'' manga, the first adaptation of the games. It's 26 volumes long and still going strong.
* ''Manga/DetectiveConan''. Hundreds and hundreds of chapters...and the damned detective is ''[[StatusQuoIsGod still]]'' stuck as a kid! Surpassed the 1000th chapter milestone in 2017, and any semblance to a final arc is nowhere in sight. The anime series is another behemoth with over 830 episodes released, not including dozens of films and specials.
* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', at 37 volumes and still going. However, given the amount of ScheduleSlip ''Berserk'' suffers, it would be a little easier to catch up.
* ''Manga/SazaeSan'' has over 6,400 5-minute episodes, making it the longest running animated program and longest running non-soap opera fictional show in the world. And it's still in production. Thankfully (or sadly, depending on your view), it's impossible to archive binge the anime due to the author's ''no home video releases'' policy.
* ''Manga/HajimeNoIppo'' is over 1000 chapters. The anime has a 75-episode series, a 90-minute movie, a 1-hour OVA, AND a 26-episode SequelSeries! And there are quite a few cliffhangers here and there.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', with 700 chapters, 70 volumes and over 600 anime episodes (though there are more than a hundred fillers), plus eleven movies, and an ongoing SpinOffspring [[Manga/{{Boruto}} sequel series]], is deep in this territory.
* ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes'' is 110 episodes long, not counting gaiden materials or movies, and each episode is 25 minutes long. Watching all of them consecutively will take over 45 hours.
* ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' is 232 chapters long plus an epilogue. Not much compared to the other examples here, but if you want to understand what's going on in the background, you have to read ''Manga/XxxHolic'', which is itself 213 chapters, as well as ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'', ''Manga/{{X 1999}}'', and ''Manga/TokyoBabylon''. Also, Tsubasa was designed to bridge every series CLAMP has made so you might want to look into all their other works as well.
* Start watching ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}''. Then realize that there are 5 series, adding up to 104 episodes, each of 22 minutes long, adding up to a reasonable value of 38 hours. Then realize on top of that, there are 5 feature length movies and 2 OVA series. All in all, you'll have 44+ hours of shows to watch. Good luck. And then you realize that are still 20+ light novels released.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has 355 chapters over 38 volumes, though the original goal of ~400 chapters was [[AbortedArc aborted]] due to being [[ScrewedByTheNetwork Screwed By The Diet]]. Count the side mangas, the Negima Neo manga, the anime adaptation and various OVA and you will be busy for a while -- though even 38 volumes is still not long enough to even make the list of long runners on Wiki/TheOtherWiki. And when you think it's finally over, a StealthSequel (''Manga/UQHolder'') begins.
* ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru'' has 2 TwelveEpisodeAnime, one with 24 episodes and three 45 minutes [=OVAs=]. Add to that the 35+ light novels and you'll be occupied for a long while.
* While only 5 minutes long per episode, the anime version of ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' actually ''surpassed'' ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes'' in terms of (non-TV anime) episode count. That said though, that still amounts to little over 9 hours of footage.
* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' has spawned 332 episodes and 9 movies. The good news is, outside ''[[Anime/DigimonAdventure Adventure]]'' and ''[[Anime/DigimonAdventure02 Adventure 02]]'', each series can be watched independently of the other. And you're going to have to play the ''VideoGame/DigimonWonderSwanSeries'' to know [[AllThereInTheManual what's going on with Ken and Ryo.]] And once your done with the anime, there's six different manga series and 22 video games (including the above mentioned [=WonderSwan=] Series).
* ''Franchise/PrettyCure'' has spawned 675+ episodes and 23 movies among 14 seasons, with the cumulative running time currently being about '''300 hours'''. ''Ten'' of those seasons can be watched independently as two sets of two series are sequels. And good luck watching nine of the movies as they are BatFamilyCrossover movies and you're gonna need a scorecard trying to figure out which heroine is which.
* The original ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' anime lasted for 200 episodes, three movies, and five shorts.
* ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' is 152 episodes long anime, with an additional 4 animated movies, one live-action movie, 3 [=OVAs=], a 13 episode spin-off, and a parody series.
* So, you're interested in ''{{Franchise/Gundam}}'' that started its journey since 1979 and decide to explore some more? As for 2014, good luck spending your time with 16 TV series title with episode count ranging between 25-50 episodes (alternatively, some of them available in compilation format, with 16 [[CompilationMovie movie]] compiling 7 TV series[[note]][[Anime/MobileSuitGundam 0079]], [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ ZZ]], [[Anime/TurnAGundam Turn A]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED SEED]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Destiny]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE AGE]][[/note]] and 3 compilation OVA for a TV series[[note]][[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 00]][[/note]]); 8 {{OVA}} and 1 ONA[[note]]Original Net Animation[[/note]] series; 3 movies (including 1 [[CanonDiscontinuity forgotten]] live action[[note]][[Film/GSaviour G-Saviour]][[/note]]); and dozen of manga, novels, and video games. A Wiki/TvTropes [[Franchise/GundamExpandedUniverse page that compiles it exists]] not without reason.
* ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}''. The 1973 anime only lasted 26 episodes of 30 minutes each. That's around a paltry 13 hours of nonstop viewing. Then comes the 1979 anime, which ran all the way to 2005. How many episodes are there, you ask? '''''1787 half hour episodes''''', which a simple calculation will tell you that it will take around ''around 37 days and 8 hours of nonstop viewing to complete''. Wait, it gets better! 2005 wasn't the year it ended, but the year the show was overhauled! It ran another '''''497 half hour episodes as of December 31st, 2017''''', or ''almost 10 days nonstop''. To enjoy all the anime alone, you will need ''50 days and 9 hours'' of nonstop binging. And that's not counting the movies, of which there are roughly ''34'' of them. And the kicker is, ''the episodes are still being made'', with new episodes coming out ''weekly'' and new movies ''annually''. Or the manga- even though the collected manga are only 45 volumes long, the rest of the manga that aren't in the collection are also printed across various other magazines since 1969. ([[KeepCirculatingTheTapes Good luck finding]] [[MissingEpisode all of the 1973 anime]], by the way.)
* ''Manga/LoneWolfAndCub'' weighed in at nearly 9,000 pages by the end of its six-year run. It has been collected in both 28 volumes of 300+ pages each and 12 omnibus volumes of 700+ pages each.
* ''Anime/{{Ojarumaru}}'' has been running since 1998 and has 1500+ episodes, 1 movie, and 4 specials. Although every episode is 7 minutes long [[note]] 10 minutes long if you count the opening and ending theme. [[/note]], trying to binge-watch at least one series would require hundreds of hours since most of them consists of '''90 episodes'''. However, it's pretty much impossible to binge-watch the series since [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes the VHS releases of Series 1-5 are out of print and only a small amount of the episodes are available on DVD and video streaming services in Japan]].
* ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' has 600+ chapters over 68 volumes and is still going. There have been 5 anime series, totaling 328 episodes.
* The anime adaptation of the ''VideoGame/{{Tamagotchi}}'' digital pets. The show ran from 2009 to 2015 for four installments, ''Tamagotchi!'' (which ran for 143 episodes), ''Tamagotchi! Yume Kira Dream'' (49 episodes), ''Tamagotchi! Miracle Friends'' (29 episodes), and ''GO-GO Tamagotchi!'' (50 episodes), which is a total of 271 episodes. An extra fifth installment, ''Tamagotchi! Tama Tomo Daishu GO!'', ran for 26 episodes, but those are just already-existing episodes from the anime with new segments placed in-between them; counting ''Tama Tomo Daishu GO!'', there are a total of 297 episodes. Then you take into account that there are also a webtoon (''Let's Go! Tamagotchi'', which is 12 episodes long), two [[TheMovie movies]], another webtoon (''Tamagotchi Friends'', a 14-episode-long adaptation of ''Yume Kira Dream''), and a short film (''Eiga Tamagotchi: Himitsu no Otodoke Dai Sakusen!'', which was screened with the ''Anime/KamisamaMinaraiHimitsuNoCocotama'' movie), which brings the total number of episodes and other items in the series up to 326.

* The overall medium of art has more than enough content and people in it to last you a lifetime, and then some. Let's start with the fact that Wikipedia lists [[http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_painters_by_name over 3,100 painters]] alone, and it escalates even higher when you include artists in other fields, such as sculpturists and architects (The other wiki likewise [[http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sculptors lists over 700]] [[http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_architects for both]]), illustrators ([[http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_illustrators around 500]]) graphic designers ([[http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_graphic_designers at least 100]]), cartoonists (over 900 are listed on wikipedia altogether) and science fiction artists ([[http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_science_fiction_visual_artists well over 160]]), all from [[http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lists_of_painters_by_nationality over 50 different]] [[http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lists_of_artists_by_nationality countries and nationalities!]] To make a comprehensive list of them all would be flat out impossible--In fact, a 2001 poll counted over 2,500,000 artists living in the United States! Factor in the countless different styles and techniques of art, the cultures they were made in, and the fact that art history as we know it has spanned somewhere around [[http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/history-of-art-timeline.htm 2,800 to 2,500,000 years,]] and then you'll understand why art history books tend to be [[DoorStopper doorstoppers!]]
* To give another idea of the sheer scope of art history, here is just a small list of notable artists from 1375 to 1885; Juan Ramirez, Jose Luzan, Luis Melendez, Antonio Gonzalez Velazquez, Francisco Bayeu, Jose Del Castillo, Mariano Salvador Maella, Ramon Bayeu, Luis Paret Y Alcazar, Francisco Goya, Antonio Carnicero, Asensio Julia, Agustin Esteve, Zacarias Gonzalez Velazquez, Vincente Lopez Portana, Eugenio Lucas, Guiseppe Maria Crespi, Alessandro Magnasco, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Pietro Longhi, Corrado Giaquinto, Francesco Guardi, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Giacomo Ceruti, Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo, Lorenzo Baldissera Tiepolo, Paolo Borroni, Sir Joshua Reynolds, George Stubbs, Thomas Gainsborough, George Romney, Thomas Rowlandson, William Blake, J.M.W. Turner, John Constable, Jean Ranc, Michel-Ange Houasse, Antoine Watteau, Francois Boucher, Louis-Michel Van Loo, Jean-Baptise Greuze, Jean-Honore Fragonard, Jean-Baptiste Le Prince, Jacques Louis David, Pierre Prud'Hon, Antoine-Jean Gros, Jean-Auguste Dominique Ingres, Theodore Gericault, Camille Corot, Eugene Delacroix, Honcre Daumier, Edouard Manet, Anton Raphael Mengs, Juan Andres Mercklein, John Henry Fusel, Caspar David Friedrich, Johann Nepomuk Kaspar, John Singleton Copley, Charles Willson Peale, Gilbert Stuart, John Trumbull, Raphael Peale, Rembrandt Peale, Washington Allston, Thomas Sully, John James Audubon, Samuel F.B. Morse, George Catlin, Thomas Cole, William Sidney Mount, Hans Multscher, Stephan Lochner, Meister Francke, Lucas Moser, Conrad Witz, Michael Wolgemut, Michael Pacher, Rueland Frueauf the Elder, Veit Stoss, Martin Schongauer, Hans Pleydenwurff, Hans Holbein the Elder, Bernard Strigel, Grunewald, Albrecht Durer, Lucas Cranach the elder, Hans Burgkmair, Jorg Breu, Hans Seuss Von Kulmbach, Albrecht Altdorfer, Hans Schaufelein, Leonhard Beck, Hans Baldung Grien, Wolf Traut, Hanns Durer, Hans Springinklee, Wolf Huber, Barthel Bruyn, Hans Holbein the Younger, Georg Pencz, Sebald Beham, Barthel Beham, Enguerrand Quarton, Jean Fouquet, Simon Marmion, The Master of King Rene D'Anjou, Nicholas Froment, Maitre De Moulins, Jean Clouet, Jean Duvet, Francois Clouet, Robert Campin, Jan Van Eyck, Rogier Van Der Weyden, Petrus Christus, Dirck Bouts, Hans Memling, Hugo Van Der Goes, Hieronymus Bosch, Gerard David, Geertgen Tot [=SintJans=], Quentin Massys, Mabuse Jan Gossaert, Joachim Patinier, Joos Van Cleve, Bernard Van Orley, Lucas Van Leyden, Jan Van Scorel, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Fra Filippo Lippi, Piero Della Francesca, Gentile Bellini, Antonello Da Messina, Giovanni Bellini, Antonio Pollaiuolo, Andrea Mantegna, Jacopo De' Barbari, Luca Signorelli, Sandro Botticelli, Pietro Perugino, Domenico Ghirllandaio, Vittore Carpaccio, Fra Bartolommeo, Michelangelo, Giorgione, Andrea Del Sarto, Correggio, Pontormo, Francesco Parmigianino, Jacopo Tintoretto, Rembrandt Van Rjin, Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Henri De Toulouse Loutrec, Auguste Rodin, Bartholdi, Rodin, Jackson Pollock, Piet Mondrian, Raphael, Donatello, Monet, Sandro Botticelli, Grant Wood, Edvard Munch, James Whistler, Georgia O Keefe, Creator/AlphonseMucha, Edward Hopper, L.S. Lowry, Rene Magritte, Gustav Klimt, Titian, Cecil Bell, and Francisco Goya. Good luck.
* Also consider how much art the individual artists made themselves -- some artists like Creator/PabloPicasso were so productive and prolific, that it would be literally impossible to compile all of his work into any one reference book. Artists like Rembrandt made approximately 600 paintings, 300 etchings, and 1400 drawings.

[[folder:Audio Plays]]
* ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho''. Has a rather massive [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho recap page]] on this wiki.

[[folder:Card Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has over 10,000 cards spread over more than 50 sets, some of which cost several hundred dollars. It's been going since 1993.
* ''{{TabletopGame/Pokemon}}'' Trading Card Game has about similar numbers to the above with around 50 sets. It's been going since 1996 (in Japan) and 1998 (in the U.S.A. and elsewhere).

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Print comics "win" by decades. If you start reading ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'', ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', ''Franchise/XMen'', etc. where do you start? Origin retellings? After or before ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'' (whatever that is)? Silver Age? Golden Age? Most of them are also still ongoing, and that's not even counting the spin-offs, team-ups, and guest appearances. This is the reason DC has "Year One" comics and Marvel launched its "Ultimate" line. Batman deserves a special mention for just how prolific the franchise is in all media; his comics have been regularly published since 1939, and he has 19 ongoing comic series total, and their stories often intertwine within themselves and other DC comic series. Then there's 22 oneshot comics, two literary books, two live action tv series, 30 movie serials (over 10 15-minute short subjects ''each''), 8 live action movies (with a 9th one on the way) a [=CD=] album, 4 radio shows, 3 manga adaptations, 2 musicals, 3 pinball games, 44 video games (and 11 more with him in supporting or cameo roles), 2 web series, and he has starred in 11 animated series (7 of which give him top billing) and 17 animated movies (12 of which likewise give him top billing) and enough misc. tie in toys and merchandise to fill the Batcave! All this, and the series has been going strong for 75 years, and is showing no signs of stopping. To say the least, Holy [[ArchiveBinge Archive Binging]], Batman!
* ''[[ComicBook/{{Knightfall}} Batman: Knightfall]]'' is ''huge'' in every sense of the word. The bare bones of the arc itself, according to Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}, comprise of material from ''Batman'', ''Detective Comics'', ''Shadow of the Bat'', ''Legends of the Dark Knight'', ''Robin'', ''Catwoman'', ''Showcase'' and ''Justice League Task Force''. And that's not even getting into the supplementary material like the ''Vengeance of Bane'' special or the ''Sword of Azrael'' mini-series, as well as a dozen or so lead-in issues of both ''Batman'' and ''Detective'' that show Batman's fatigue building as well as introducing both Azrael and Bane into the regular cast. And there's the two epilogue series, ''Prodigal'' and ''Troika'', which help the story chalk up over ''one hundred issues'' in total. And it wasn't helped by the fact that DC only packaged "Knightfall" and "Knights End" in collected editions, but not either side of "Knightquest", though with the new "Knightfall" collection, it's been rectified somewhat: for some odd reason, "Knightfall" included ''Vengeance of Bane'' but left out ''Sword of Azrael'' while "Knightquest" only focused on "The Crusade" as Denny O'Neil considers "The Search" as something of an OldShame. Put into perspective, the 2012-version paperbacks of the entire story is split up into three books. ''Each one is over 600 pages long.'' Lastly, the 2017 Omnibuses released so far, where the first volume collects the entirety of ''Knightfall'', ''Vengeance of Bane'' and a number of prequel storylines setting up ''Knightfall'' (except ''Sword of Azrael'') and the second volume collects both sides of ''Knightquest'', finally averting MissingEpisode, come in at nearly ''1000 pages''.
* The DC series ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' has fifty-two issues spread over four collected volumes. You're going to be a while.
** The 2008 ''Trinity'' series, being another year-long weekly, has a similar problem - except this time it's 52 issues over three volumes.
** Similarly, there is ''ComicBook/CountdownToFinalCrisis'', though nobody would blame you for not reading it.
** Then there's ''ComicBook/BatmanEternal'', ''[[ComicBook/TheNew52FuturesEnd Futures End]]''... DC have developed a thing for year-long weekly series.
* ''ComicBook/GoldDigger'' by Fred Perry has 225+ issues of the main series and still going, 6 miniseries side-stories, a number of miscellaneous one-shots, and a three-episode *OAV* made by the artist himself. To make things easier, it often have characters give a refresher at the start of its bite-sized arcs, though if you want to jump in, the first 199 issues were put online for free!
* The complete ''ComicBook/{{Bone}}'' series took thirteen years and fifty-five issues to complete. It has since been collected in a handy phonebook form.
* The famed and still ongoing ''ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo'' has three series that add up to over 200 issues, plus three separate graphic novels.
* ''ComicBook/CerebusTheAardvark'' clocks in at 300 issues, spread over about a dozen phonebook volumes (though some are a bit thinner).
* Franchise/SpiderMan has ''The Amazing Spider-Man'' (700), ''The Spectacular Spider-Man'' (300), ''Web of Spiderman'' (141), ''Peter Parker: Spider-Man'' (155), and ''Marvel Team Up'' (186) as his longest running titles. Then add in some 55 limited series about him and his appearances in other comics.
* Many Marvel comics in general would qualify such as ComicBook/IronMan and the ComicBook/XMen. While the ComicBook/CivilWar crossover is only 7 issues long, with all the various tie-ins across the various series', the issue total comes in around 200. It's made worse by the fact that few, if any, of these crossovers that span the entire publishing run are collected as a whole volume; the main series is collected in a single volume, while the tie-in issues are collected under their own individual titles, with the crossover as a sub-title. Moreover, since events in each individual title are influenced by not only the main series of the crossover, but events in other titles as well, one wishing to read chronologically would have to bounce back and forth between titles/trades to get the story in order. Thus we have the reader reaction known as "Event Fatigue"--not only weary of the convoluted way these crossover events are told, but equally weary of the fact that sometimes readers are given barely a month or two of publications to absorb the new status quo before a new event launches and shakes things up all over again. One wonders how a new reader could ever manage to get on board when current readers are getting tired of the cycle.
* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' has appeared in around 1700 issues of ''2000 AD'' and 300 issues of the ''Judge Dredd Megazine''. However, the Dredd segment in ''2000 AD'' isn't particularly long.
* The Creator/WaltDisney comics have been at it since the characters were created. [[ComicBook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck Uncle Scrooge]]? 1947. WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck? 1934. WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse? 1928. All around the globe, too!
* ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}'': John Constantine's original run clocked up 300 monthly issues, plus specials and original graphic novels. The trade paperbacks originally weren't even numbered, though Vertigo finally corrected that.
* ''ComicBook/TheBeano'' and ''ComicBook/TheDandy'' have both been running for more than 70 years and have been going for over 3500 issues each so there is a lot of stuff to read if you must read it all. The comics are [[AnthologyComic Anthology Comics]] which means some strips have been running for a shorter time, but even then some strips such as ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUK have had over 3000 episodes. The Dandy finally ended after 3610 issues in December 2012.
* ''ComicBook/{{Commando}}'' has had over 4000 issues so there's a lot to catch up on. But currently half of the new issues are reprints of older issues.
* ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog''. The rundown as of Early 2016: 280+ issues of the still ongoing main comic (the officially longest-running franchise-based comic book ever), 83+ issues of the still ongoing ''Sonic Universe'', 32 issues of Knuckles' spin-off comic, 5 mini-series totaling 16 issues, 8 specials, 15 ''Super Sonic Specials'', 10 Free Comic Book Day issues, several original stories printed in ''Sonic Archives'' #5 and throughout ''Sonic Super Special Magazine'' and ''Sonic Super Digest'', and, for crossover purposes, ''[[Franchise/ArchieComics Archie & Friends: A Halloween Tale]]'', ''ComicBook/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' #28, ''ComicBook/SonicX'' #40, and ''ComicBook/MegaMan'' #24-27 and #50-52. That's over ''400'' issues. And if you want to read everything Sonic-related Archie put out, there's 39 more issues of ''ComicBook/SonicX'' plus the eleven issues of ''ComicBook/SonicBoom''.
* ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'', over in the UK, has a more manageable length: 184 normal issues (everything after was reprints), 9 poster mags, and four specials. And once you're finished with those, there's [[Webcomic/SonicTheComicOnline a fan made continuation.]]
* Belgian comic strip ''ComicBook/SuskeEnWiske'' started off in 1945 and new albums are still produced to this day. Their catalogue has over 338 titles now.
* Belgian comic strip ''ComicStrip/{{Nero}}'' started in 1947 and ended in 2002, clocking in at 216 titles.
* ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke'' also started off in 1947, but counts only 81 albums at this point.
* ''ComicBook/{{Jommeke}}'' is still running since 1955 and has over 274 titles.
* ''ComicBook/TomPoes'' ran from 1941 until 1986 and has 177 available titles.
* ''ComicBook/SecretWars2015'' is massive. First, there's the main 8-issue mini-series. Not too bad, but that's just the start. There's also the lead up with ''ComicBook/TheAvengers'', ''ComicBook/NewAvengers'' and ''Avengers World'' (20 issues total) and then there's the umbrella titles of ''Secret Wars'': ''Last Days'' (9 titles), ''Battleworld'' (15 titles) and ''Warzones!'' (31 titles!). The best thing about this, though, is that you do ''not'' need to read all of them to find out what's going on (the ''Avengers'' titles bleed into ''Secret Wars'', but ''Secret Wars'' is self-contained) and all of the titles are separate on their own, so you don't have to read ''ComicBook/AForce'' to find out what's going on in ''The Amazing Franchise/Spider-Man: ComicBook/RenewYourVows'', for instance.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* NewspaperComics are a troublesome lot: A large majority of them have run a few decades, with some of them still running today. Not to mention that newspaper archives before 1970-1980 are sometimes incomplete (specially the Sunday sections) and that most papers haven't run an strip's entire existence. And many of these strips have been adapted to diverse media over the years.
* ''ComicStrip/DickTracy'' has run since October 1931, and the franchise includes the Warren Beatty/Madonna movie, some film serials, a live-action TV show, an animated adaption and a radio serial.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Blondie}}'' started in September 1930. 85 years of not only comic strips, but also a dozen live-action movies, 12 seasons of a radio show, two TV series and two animated specials.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}'' first appeared in ''Thimble Theater'' in 1929, but the strip began ten years earlier. While the strip still runs nowadays, the daily strips are reruns.
* ''ComicStrip/GasolineAlley'' and ''ComicStrip/BarneyGoogleAndSnuffySmith'' both began in 1918, meaning that both have over 30,000 strips ''each''.
* ''ComicStrip/MuttAndJeff'' ran between 1908 to 1982, and the strip actually began in 1907 as "A. Mutt" (Jeff only appeared some time later).
* Winsor [=McCay's=] ''ComicStrip/LittleNemo'' ran from 1905 to 1923, at roughly 52 pages a year. Wow. You have some reading to do.
* Similarly ''TheKatzenjammerKids'' ran on Sundays between 1897 and 2006, around ''109 years'', and we can't forget their counterpart ''The Captain and the Kids'' which ran from 1914 to 1979.
** At least, the Katzes just had a daily strip briefly... but in the 1910s.
* [[http://www.Garfield.com Garfield.com]] as well as [[http://www.gocomics.com/garfield GoComics.com]] has an archive of every ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' comic strip ever published. There are over 10,000 strips. To put it another way, it's a 39-year-old seven-day-a-week comic. [[SarcasmMode Don't worry, you'll be done in no time!]]. And don't forget about a dozen TV specials, a 10th anniversary retrospective, two cartoon shows and some TV movies... and probably two films with Bill Murray voicing the Garf.
* Even worse than ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'', ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'' had a complete archive dating all the way back to 1968 (the [[http://www.gocomics.com/doonesbury GoComics.com archive]] goes back to 1970). At least Trudeau has taken two sabbaticals (the first in 1982-1985, while the second one began in 2014 and will probably end in 2017).
* [[http://www.gocomics.com GoComics.com]] also has, amongst ''dozens'' of comic strips:
** The entire ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' [[http://www.gocomics.com/dilbert-classics archive]] available to registered members. Dilbert has been running more-or-less continuously, 3 panels a day (8 on Sundays) since late 1989. The archive at [[http://dilbert.com/fast the official Dilbert site]] has 5300+ strips.
** The complete [[http://www.gocomics.com/peanuts archive]] of ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'', which ran from 1950 to 2000. That's nearly 18,000 strips, not counting reruns. ''The Complete Peanuts'' plans on printing every strip in 25 volumes; they're nearing TheNineties as of 2013. And we're not counting the specials nor the feature films.
%%* The Creator/CarlBarks archive.
* The Walt Disney comic strip output can be a nightmare, lasting from 1930 to 1994. There's the ''Mickey Mouse'' comic as well as ''Donald Duck''. But Disney also made a ''Silly Symphonies'' Sunday-only strip, ''Uncle Remus'', ''Scamp'', ''True-Life Adventures'' and ''Winnie the Pooh''. And there were comic adaptations of many of the studio's movies.
* Mercifully averted with ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes''. The strip only lasted a decade (not counting two sabbaticals by Watterson), so the number of strips published (even when you include the poems and extra comics included in the treasuries) is pretty manageable compared to the above strips. Though of course, quite a few of these strips are fairly wordy due to Calvin's SesquipedalianLoquaciousness, and the fantasy sequences and even the standard outdoor backgrounds are surprisingly rich in detail for a comic strip, so between keeping a dictionary handy and searching out all the Easter eggs, you'll be at it for quite some time.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' is over 820,000 words long, with a 27,000 word two-shot spinoff and a sequel that, as of chapter 3, is averaging roughly 12,000 words a chapter. This is longer than the first five Harry Potter books, plus the third one over again, combined. The next largest ''Harry Potter''[=/=]''Avengers'' crossover is 296,000 words long, barely more than a third its size. And it only covers the ''Prisoner of Azkaban'', with the sequel starting on ''Goblet of Fire'', thanks to the bulking out qualities of the SwitchingPOV, a grander scale plot, the fact that it's a MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, and the author liking the sound of his own voice. As it is, he's promised that the sequels will be shorter and more streamlined, but it's still a pretty intimidating sight.
* At over 1,080,000 and still ongoing as of 2015 ''Fanfic/{{Drifting}}'' is currently the second longest ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' story on Website/FanFictionDotNet by far (barring ''[[FanFic/YetAgain Yet Again with a little extra help]]''), the next closest one is ''Fanfic/BetterLeftUnsaid'', at almost 900,000 words. For comparison, ''Literature/AtlasShrugged'' is about 645,000 words long with ''Literature/WarAndPeace'' and ''Literature/LesMiserables'' at about 560,000 and 531,000 words respectively.
* After ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'', there's the spinoff [[FanFiction fanstory]], ''FanFic/TheMadScientistWars''. The story (at the current time of writing) has reached around 2200 posts (it's a forum story), and the "shop talk" topic is nearing 3300. Did we mention that it's a good idea to read the shop-talk topic, or else you may miss out on exposition that isn't in the story?
* ''Manga/{{Evangelion 303}}'': This fancomic clocks in more than 1,000 pages and it has barely started the third part.
* A ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' fanfic, appropriately titled ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2388268/1/YuGiOh_Forever Yu-Gi-Oh! Forever]]''. The sequel however has been discontinued at chapter 70. Roughly 1,400,000 words in total.
* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3214402/1/Cyber_Moon_Part_2_Chronicles Cyber Moon: Chronicles]]'' clocks in at 210 chapters, nearly half a million words. It has a prequel, a sequel ''and'' side stories, adding up to roughly 640,000 words in total.
* ''FanFic/AnEntryWithABang'': the story-only thread is fairly digestible, but if you want to go the story+ discussion threads, with their old/rejected segments and what-not, the amount of reading you'll need leaps to around 90 (fo' rly) times. Mind you, that's without considering the other technical threads you may need to "dig" everything.
* ''[[http://dorksidefiker.livejournal.com/148547.html That Damn Mpreg]]'' by Dorksidefiker has a timeline spanning over ''three hundred years'' with over four hundred stories and a cast list in the hundreds, and the author shows no signs of stopping any time soon.
* ''Fanfic/OfMenAndMugic'' will make you cry the moment you see how many pages long it is. (140 at this time) The author has suggested taking the story slowly. It has been finished, though, so you don't have to worry about falling further behind. That's just how many pages the topic is. Try over fifteen books, nine chapters each.
* ''FanFic/ShinjiAndWarhammer40k'', anyone? Its reputation on Wiki/ThisVeryWiki is memetic for how awesome it is, but considering that the prologue is long enough to be a fanfic by itself, and that there are almost fifty chapters, many people have decided not to attempt reading it. Oh, did I mention that it's ''still ongoing?''
* ''FanFic/TalesOfFlame'' Is around 360 change chapters, has [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters Loads of Characters]] and is still an incredible story.
* ''FanFic/UndocumentedFeatures'' has been updated continuously since 1991, and is currently over 20 megabytes long. And it's still going.
* ''Fanfic/{{Forward}}'' is a ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' fic that is seventy chapters long as of July 2012. It gets even more daunting when one looks at the sheer wordcount; the story is edging toward half a million words now, and is still ongoing. And almost all of the story is relevant, as every "episode" is interconnected.
* ''FanFic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'' is a fanfic that's 122 chapters long, clocking in at 660,000+ words upon its completion on March 14, 2015. And that's not including the epilogue released the following year.
* ''Fanfic/{{Dangerverse}}'', a ''Literature/HarryPotter'' AlternateUniverse fic, clocks in at nearly two million words now that the main series is finished. With [=AUs=],[[note]] 250,000+ words[[/note]] crossovers,[[note]] 425,000+ words[[/note]] oneshots,[[note]]35,000+ words[[/note]] songfics and more, [[note]] 250000+ words[[/note]] the total word count is about ''three'' million.[[note]]Except for the main series, numbers are from 2011. Several more spinoffs have been written since then.[[/note]]
* ''Fanfic/FalloutEquestria'' consists of 45 chapters plus an intro, prologue, epilogue, and afterword, totaling 603,395 words. The recursive fanfiction ''Fanfic/FalloutEquestriaProjectHorizons'' was completed, clocking in at around ''1.6 million'' words, spanning 77 chapters and an epilogue. Then, ''Project Horizons'', itself a [[RecursiveFanfiction recursive fanfic]], has its own little universe of recursive fanfictions!
* ''Series/{{Glee}}'' fanfic ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/series/8386 Story of Three Boys]]'' is, as of 26 April 2013, 2,036,133 words and the writers show no signs of planning to finish anytime soon.
* ''Fanfic/{{Austraeoh}}'' by Imploding Colon is one of the longest running fan fictions on Fimfiction.net, clocking in at a whopping ''1,720,847 words'' as of December 3, 2014. The story is updated everyday, with 8 books completed, a ninth one in the works and 3 more planned after that.
* The ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'' is a ''massive'' piece of fanfiction. The AudioAdaptation producer put it best by saying it could be made into a respectively long TV series (which they intend to do), and still going. And that doesn't include the ''massive'' amount of RecursiveFanfiction produced, some of which has become AscendedFanon. Mercifully, its divided into seasons, each with a rather self contained story arc that, while they all need to be read, makes it a bit easier to get through. For some clearer numbers, the completed seasons total 1,478,897 words. Season 7 already has over 300,000 words to add to that. And that's just the main series.
* The ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' fandom has ''[[http://tfanonkink.livejournal.com/1174.html?thread=1327254#t1327254 These Games We Play]]'' which, as of nearly 4 years running, is 360+ chapters long.
* Even if you ignore the earliest fics of Creator/{{Garfieldodie}} (which are vaguely connected to the 'verse through {{Continuity Nod}}s), Fanfic/TheCalvinverse is still a very long piece of work. ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'', in itself, ran for eight years over five seasons, with over 100 "episodes" in all.
* The ''Fanfic/MyBravePonyStarfleetMagic'' fanfics are ''long and numerous.'' If you want to catch up, be warned.
* Not only is ''Fanfic/TheChase'' very long (over 2,300,000 words in 900+ chapters) as of March 2017, but the author once published at least two or three new chapters ''a day''. Although, as of the above-mentioned date, updates appear to have slowed considerably; the latest update was in November 2016.
* Creator/YoshizillaRhedosaurus has [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8023796/1/Waluigi-s-Taco-Stand Waluigi's Taco Stand]] and [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5938843/1/Life-At-Pizza-Hut Life at Pizza Hut]], two stories on Fanfiction.Net that have more than 400 chapters each and that's just the top of the iceberg. He has written 900+ fanfics.
* {{Fanfic/Traveler}}: At over three-quarters of a ''million'' words long, it can be an imposing challenge to get through. With only thirty-three chapters, each individual chapter is a significant investment of time.
* There are more than 130 stories set in ''FanFic/TheCATverse'', which are set in a specific timeline, lead into an overarching storyline, and aren't necessarily set in the order of stories posted. There are also stories that are only posted on the authors' various [[CharacterBlog Character Blogs]]. Then there are the [[ReferenceOverdosed pop culture references]] scattered throughout the series that are the source of much of its humor, some of which are relatively obscure.
* The ''FanFic/BloomingMoonChronicles'' by [=BlackRoseRaven=] initially isn't so bad; the first book in the series has about 76,000 words. However, there are ten books in the original series alone, and the wordcount starts piling up towards the end; the tenth book, Glory Be, has 1.04 ''million'' words. There's also a 5-book sequel series, in which the first four books have an average of 97,000 words. Not too bad, but then the fifth book creeps up on you, and it's ''1.1 million words long''. There are also 12 sidestories, some of which are as long as the shorter main-series novels themselves. In total, the 'verse adds up to more than ''6.8 million'' total words. Thankfully, the series is complete, with makes it easier to catch up on.
* ''FanFic/TheRWBYLoops'' has more then a million words. Its snip-based format makes it more digestible -- each chapter is a collection of small scenes bound by an overarching plot -- but it can still leave one wondering how it got that big.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* The Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon: ''Disney/RalphBreaksTheInternetWreckItRalph2'' will be the 57th movie. It would take exactly one day just to watch all 19 of the Walt-era films (Snow White to Jungle Book) and 73 hours and 59 minutes, or three days without sleep, to watch the first 54 features consecutively. Creator/{{Pixar}}'s output adds on another 19 as of ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}''. And that's not counting the direct-to-video sequels and spin-off series, or other animated output (or output that partially features their animation, such as ''Film/TheReluctantDragon'' and ''Film/SongOfTheSouth'') from Disney. Good luck.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' has a total of thirteen sequels and a television series consisting of 26 episodes.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Franchise/StarWars'' is one of the biggest media franchises around, consisting of eight numbered movies (with at least one more on the way), numerous spin-off films and animated series, a monstrous amount of comics, hundreds of novels, over a hundred video games, and other assorted materials. Luckily for newcomers, the franchise underwent a ContinuityReboot in 2014 which trimmed the "canon" down to just the movies, certain animated shows, and all new material published after the reboot, meaning there's a ''much'' smaller pool of books and comics to catch up on.
* Besides their massive menagerie of animated features and shorts, the Creator/WaltDisney company has made a staggering amount of live-action movies; there were 67 live-action films made during Walt's lifetime alone, and the company has made hundreds more since then, and isn't stopping anytime soon. (Mitigating this somewhat are a large proportion of the films from the 1990s onward, many of which are either remakes of earlier live-action films or live-action adaptations of the animated films, and thus may be skipped if one is not a completist.)
* ''Film/JamesBond'' (20+ official movies, and three non-official ones; God helps if [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRrNlh-UaGg you watch them non-stop...]]).
* If you wanted to show those film buffs who's boss and knock off the entire Creator/CriterionCollection, it's going to take some time. There are 600+ entries (some of which contain 3 or 4 full-length films or a multitude of short films). So even if you watched one movie every day, it would take you nearly two years. Don't forget the occasional movie in there like ''Literature/BerlinAlexanderplatz'' or ''The Human Condition'', both of which are 10+ hours long.
* One of the longest film series is ''Franchise/{{Zatoichi}}'' with 26 films, a few remakes, and a 100-episode-long TV series.
* Want to check out a few classic Franchise/{{Godzilla}} movies? You're in luck! Toho Studios has made a whopping ''twenty-nine'' full-length films featuring the Big Guy, released more-or-less continuously from 1954 to 2016. There are so many movies in the official {{canon}} that fans have taken to separating the series into three distinct "eras" just to make things a bit simpler; there's the Shōwa era (1954-1975), the Heisei era (1984-1995); and the Millenium era (1999-2004). [[note]] The Heisei era starts with a movie that's ostensibly a ContinuityReboot of the series, but it ends with a movie that's directly tied to the events of the 1954 original, even incorporating stock footage from it for flashback sequences. Confused yet?[[/note]] And that's not counting Toho's ''twenty'' other kaiju films taking place in the [[TheVerse Godzilla universe]]. Or [[Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters1956 the 1956 Americanized version of the original]], [[Film/{{Godzilla 1998}} the 1998 American version from TriStar]], or [[Film/{{Godzilla 2014}} the American reboot from Warner Brothers]]. In total, you'll have to sit through over ''50'' movies. And if that's not enough, there are also [[WesternAnimation/TheGodzillaPowerHour three]] [[Series/GodzillaIsland TV]] [[WesternAnimation/GodzillaTheSeries shows]] (as well as five ''Series/ZoneFighter'' episodes where he appears as a GuestFighter), numerous comics, and over ''40'' video games.
* ''1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die'' is a book that lists exactly that many movies. The catch? It's updated every few years, meaning that there are actually ''1151'' entries across the editions. Please note this includes the entirety of Creator/PeterJackson's ''Film/LordOfTheRings'' trilogy, the entire ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' trilogy as ''one'' entry, the first two films in ''Film/TheGodfather'' trilogy, and ''Film/LesVampires'', which is nearly seven hours long.If you want to see them all, good luck.
* ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse''
** The MCU reached this point somewhere around 2016. There are currently 16 films, and their long-term plan takes them up to 2028. If they keep the current rate of 2 films per year, that's potentially 28 more films to come! And that's not counting the comic book tie-ins, [[Series/AgentsOfSHIELD the TV]] [[Series/AgentCarter shows]], the [[Series/{{Daredevil 2015}} Netflix]] [[Series/JessicaJones2015 shows]], and the [[Film/MarvelOneShots one-shots]].
** With the release of ''Film/ThorRagnarok'', the universe now has a whopping ''17 movies'', which would already be enough for the franchise to qualify for this trope. But when you factor in the TV side of things, it starts to get utterly ridiculous. ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' currently has 88 episodes, with another season (expected to be the last) on the way, as well as an online tie-in miniseries, WebVideo/AgentsOfSHIELDSlingshot, which contains 6 episodes. ''Series/AgentCarter'' ended with 18 episodes, and ''Series/{{Inhumans}}'' will close out its first season with 8 episodes. As for the ‘’Creator/Netflix’’ shows, ''Series/{{Daredevil}}'', ''Series/JessicaJones'', ''Series/LukeCage2016'', ''Series/IronFist2017'', and ''Series/ThePunisher2017'' all have 13 episodes per season, while ''Series/TheDefenders'' has 8. And when you add in another [[Film/MarvelOneShots five short films]], the universe gets just a teensy bit bigger. All in all, that makes for a grand total of ''228'' individual installments. And if you think that’s daunting, consider that 8 more movies have been officially announced, as well [[Series/NewWarriors two]] [[Series/CloakAndDagger more]] series on Creator/{{Freeform}} and a [[Series/Runaways2017 third]] on Creator/{{Hulu}}, as well as additional seasons for Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist (further seasons for The Defenders and The Punisher have yet to be announced, but they’re likely inevitable). If we assume that the upcoming seasons of the Netflix shows have the same number of episodes as their predecessors, then that will add an additional ''73'' episodes to the MCU.
* The Columbia short subject comedies: 526 shorts released, including 190 with Film/TheThreeStooges.

* The ''Literature/ArabianNights''. It consists of at ''least'' a few hundred stories, and a whopping 1001 at most. And to make things more confusing, there are more than 30 different versions of the book.
* Creator/JRRTolkien's "Middle-Earth" books... so far at least fifteen books (counting ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' as a single book rather than the three volumes it's usually published as). Fortunately, you don't need to read the entire thing; you can get the overall story from just ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', ''Literature/TheHobbit'', and ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''; most everything published after that is either bits and pieces of unfinished work that was left out of, or alternative versions of the stories in, those three books.
* Not as bad as some, but ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' is getting there; as it sits, there are 15 books, several of of which qualified as a doorstop (one clocks in at over 500 pages). And Jim Butcher has stated that he plans to have 'around' 20, plus an apocalyptic trilogy to cap it off. There's also the occasional novella and short story thrown in there. While it isn't ''necessary'' to read all the supplementary material, it sure clears up many CallBack[=s=] in the novels that otherwise sound like {{Noodle Incident}}s, as well as adding in a lot of depth to characters such as Justine and Marcone.
* Literary/scriptural example: The Archive Trawl with the greatest number of faithful participants is arguably the ''Daf Yomi'' ("Daily Folio") in which, by studying an entire densely-packed Talmud folio (both sides of a page) with commentaries an hour each day, one completes the entire Talmud (over sixty tractates, or three million words) in seven and a half years. Then there's a big party with worldwide satellite hookups. No foolin'.
* The total ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' universe contains over 190 novels, and that doesn't include ''Dungeons & Dragons'' campaign guides, short stories and other official material.
* Interested in the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse''? Good for you! Here's a [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Timeline_of_books list of all the books chronologically]]. We'll break the [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Timeline_of_video_games games]] and the [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_comics comics]] to you later. Fortunately for some readers, [[FanonDiscontinuity many of those books aren't very good.]]
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' has 40 novels in its entirety, five of which are Young Adult novels. Fortunately they can be read in any order, although they make more sense if you read specific CastHerd ones in sequence. And then there's the book on the mythology, which has two rewrites, then the book on the best quotes, then all the extraneous material... there could easily be over fifty or sixty books ''all total'' related to Discworld.
* ''Literature/PerryRhodan'' (well, the German original at least) has, as of mid-2009, ''one hundred and six'' 400+ pages books of the main plot (covering the first 911 of ''over 2500'' 60+ page booklets, with around 20% already left out), fifty-something books of half-independent story arcs, 34 books of the Atlan-spinoff and 415 independent pocket books. Not to mention the tons of anniversary re-prints, story collections, fact books, star atlases and so on. You can fill a ''library'' just with Perry Rhodan stuff.
* Raymond E. Feist's ''Literature/TheRiftwarCycle'' has been running since 1982 and is composed of 32 books in a series of trilogies (a couple have 2 or 4 books). The in-story running time is also fairly lengthy: well over a hundred years pass between the first book and the current one, and only the most durable and long-lived characters have managed to survive the entire run.
* Creator/HonoreDeBalzac's ''La Comédie Humaine'' is a novel sequence of 88 books, and represents the most fiction ever written by anyone.
* ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' consists of fifteen books (fourteen plus a prequel), and on average, books in the main series are 800 pages long. Wiki/TheOtherWiki estimates the series page-count to be around eleven ''thousand'' total--while the total running time of the unabridged audiobooks is 17.5 ''days''. And EVERY SINGLE named character plays a part in the story. The whole thing can get really confusing when trying to remember which Aiel, Aes Sedai, woman with a dress, darkfriend or lord did what to whom in what way, and then realize it wasn't even essential to the plot. Or even worse, [[FourLinesAllWaiting knowing that the character is relevant to the plot]], but you can't remember ''which one''.
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' consists of five (of a promised seven, possibly '''eight''') {{Doorstopper}}s, the ''shortest'' of which is about 800 pages long. Just as with ''The Wheel of Time'', there is an entire galaxy of named characters swirling around the world and driving the plot forward, but for the sake of the reader's sanity we're only given detailed looks into a few (read: ~20) of their lives.
* ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' has 22 books in the series, all of which are ''no less than'' 300 pages long. And that's not even including other Redwall material such as ''A Redwall Winter's Tale'' or ''Redwall: The Graphic Novel''. On the upside, a majority of the novels aren't chronologically written in order, and almost none of them have the same cast as the previous one, so they can be read completely out of order without the reader getting too confused.
* The ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' core series consists of 54 books, with 8 more (canon) companion books and two (non-canon) ChooseYourOwnAdventure spin-offs. Even considering that most of them are quite short, it's not a series designed for the average bookshelf length.
* The ''Literature/{{Xanth}}'' series consists of 34 books (as of late fall 2010). Pretty much all of which are between 300 and 400 pages. And the author is ''still writing''. And between ''Xanth'' and his other works, he's written over 140 books since 1956. And he's STILL GOING STRONG.
* Terry Brooks' ''Literature/{{Shannara}}'' Series. Fourteen books with three more on the way. Made even longer with the connected Word & Void and Genesis of Shannara series.
* Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold is up to 14 books in the Literature/VorkosiganSaga, 2 more not quite in series but set in universe, and at least 3 series novellas which may or may not be included in some versions of the series books. Her list of awards for said books might also induce the trope name.
* The Literature/LiadenUniverse. It's difficult to count high enough to figure out how many books and short stories are in there.
* There are more than six hundred [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mack_Bolan Mack Bolan]] "men's adventure" books... and twelve more are published every year. They've been ghostwritten since 1980, but they started in 1969. This doesn't count the spinoffs and crossovers.
* ''Literature/WarriorCats'' will have at least 36 books in the main series, 9 super editions, 13 manga, 5 guidebooks, and 12 novellas. And counting.
* [[Literature/HonorHarrington The Honorverse]] officially qualifies. As of late 2014, the series consists of fourteen so-called "main line" novels, most of which are {{doorstopper}}s in their own right, plus five "sub-series" novels (all of which are critical to the ongoing story arc, and just as door-stoppery as the others) and six short story anthologies (virtually all of which have at least one story which is also critical to the ongoing story arc). Then there's the YoungAdult prequel spinoff series, ''[[Literature/StephanieHarrington Star Kingdom]]'', and the first of another prequel spinoff series entitled ''Manticore Ascendant''. All told, the universe consists of twenty-nine books, many of which clock in over 500 pages. And Weber's not done yet. Good luck!!
* Let's not forget about Rex Stout's Literature/NeroWolfe mysteries. He published 46 titles during his lifetime; most of those were novels, while the rest were compilations of short stories and novellas that originally appeared in various magazines. Ten years after his death, the executors of his estate found some of his old manuscripts and published them as one more short story collection. Add in the two seasons of the A&E series based on Stout's works and the TV movie that kicked it off (30 one-hour broadcasts altogether), and you have quite a pile on your hands.
* The Patrick O'Brian's Literature/AubreyMaturin series (aka ''Master and Commander'') covers 20 completed novels (and one unfinished), each about 300-400 pages.
* The ''Literature/LandOfOz'' series was kept going long after L. Frank Baum's death due to its immense popularity. There are forty "canon" books, plus several other sequels. Amazon offers a collection of Baum's works (the fourteen main books he wrote, ''The Woggle-Bug Book'', ''Little Wizard Stories of Oz'', and ''The Royal Book of Oz'', which was ghostwritten by Ruth Thompson), the audiobook of which runs for ''91 hours''.
* ''Literature/{{Goosebumps}}'': 64 books in the first series, 25 in ''Goosebumps 2000'', and 9 anthology books. Since the books are an anthology series, only a certain few have to be read as a series (''Night of the Living Dummy'', ''The Haunted Mask'', ''Monster Blood'')... and then came the ''Goosebumps [=HorrorLand=]'' series, which tied the major series together in a 19 book CrisisCrossover, followed by 6 ''Hall of Horrors'' books. Add in 50 ChooseYourOwnAdventure ''Literature/GiveYourselfGoosebumps'' books, and you'll be busy for awhile.
* ''Literature/GeronimoStilton'' currently has ''62 books'' in the main series, as well as 10 special editions. Not enough for you? There's also 3 books in the ''Journey Through Time'' spinoff series, 22 Thea Stilton books, 7 in the ''Kingdom of Fantasy'' series, 7 in the ''Creepella von Cacklefur'' series, 10 in the ''Cavemice'' series, 6 in the ''Spacemice'' series, 1 ''Micekings'' book, 8 ''Thea Stilton, Mouseford Academy'' books, and 22 graphic novels. As of May 2016, this adds to '''''158 books in all''''', for those of you keeping score. Best part? It only started in ''2000'', meaning that there were almost 10 books every ''year''.
* ''Literature/TheMagicTreehouse'' contains 54 books in the main series, and 34 non-fiction companion books, with more on the way.
* Good lord, ''Literature/NancyDrew''... The main series, which lasted from 1930 to 2003 (''77 years'') consists of ''one hundred-seventy five books''. There is also 12 books in the ''Nancy Drew Diaries'' series, with 7 graphic novels, 4 in the ''Nancy Drew Clue Book'' series, 69 in the ''Nancy Drew Notebooks'' series, 51 ''Nancy Drew: Girl Detective'' books (47 regular ones, 4 "Super Mysteries"), with 21 graphic novels, 2 ''Nancy Drew New Case Files'' books, 40 ''Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew'' books, ''124'' in the ''Nancy Drew Files'' series, 25 in the ''Nancy Drew On Campus'' series, and 8 specials. '''''538 books in all''''', as of May 2016. Even if you read one book a day, it would take over a year to finish. Good luck trying to get through them all...
* Its male counterpart, ''Literature/TheHardyBoys'', is no slouch, either. The main series consists of a whopping 190 books, 17 books in the ''Clues Brothers'' series, 39 in the ''Undercover Brothers'' series, as well as three "Super Mysteries", and 20 graphic novels, 2 in the ''New Case Files'' series, 19 in the ''Secret Files'' series, 11 ''Hardy Boys Adventures'', 2 in the ''Clue Book'' series, 130 in the ''Hardy Boys Casefiles'' series, 2 crossovers with Tom Swift, and 2 specials. 437 in all. Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys also have many crossovers together, which further add to the book count.
* The ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' series consists of ten main volumes (each of which is a {{Doorstopper}} in its own right), a separate series of six novels by co-creator Ian Cameron Esslemont, a [[{{Prequel}} prequel]] trilogy two-thirds published as of 2016, another prequel trilogy by Ian Cameron Esslemont (of which one volume has been published as of 2016), and six novellas. All in all, that's 25 books, with more on the way. That, and the fact that there are two authors writing in the verse, is enough to trigger CommitmentAnxiety in the casual reader.
* ''Literature/WayOfChoices'' is an online serial Chinese novel, with 1250+ and counting chapters, none of them terribly short. The English translation lags quite a bit behind, at this time having not broken three hundred chapters yet, but is already on the the third translator, the previous ones having given up at the sheer immensity of the task.
* Don't forget ''Literature/TheCampHalfBloodSeries''! There's ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'', ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'', and ''Literature/TheTrialsOfApollo'' in the main series (thirteen books), ''Literature/TheKaneChronicles'' and ''Literature/MagnusChaseAndTheGodsOfAsgard'' in the same universe (six books), multiple supplementary books, two films, a videogame, and a musical. With the way it's going, it wouldn't be surprising for every mythology type to be covered by Rick Riordan.
* ''Literature/SweetValleyHigh'': Almost 200 books were published in the main series alone (a LongRunner that ran from 1983 to 2003); over 600 were published including the spinoff series. There's also a TV series and much merchandise.
* Literature/TheCosmere is designed to play this trope straight or avert it depending on the reader's choice. The series is, effectively, [[JigsawPuzzlePlot several dozen stories that combine together to form one larger one]]; most of the stories (excluding direct sequels) can act as standalone works, so if you're not interested in a huge (and we do mean ''[[DoorStopper huge]]'') story that's over twenty books long, you can just read one and ignore all the others. Creator/BrandonSanderson has explicitly referenced this trope when discussing this, noting that it means you don't have to buy a ridiculous amount of books unless you're really committed to following the whole thing. The only exception to this rule is ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'', since that series is basically the CrisisCrossover all the other stories lead into.
* Creator/VCAndrews isn't too bad if you go by the books that she actually wrote in her lifetime (the first four books in the ''Literature/DollangangerSeries'', ''Literature/MySweetAudrina'', the first two ''Literature/TheCasteelSeries'' books, and the posthumously-published ''Gods of Green Mountain'', equaling just seven books), but good luck getting through the ghostwritten books. At last count, there are ''93'' stories under the Andrews name, and they've been steadily published since 1987 with at least one book a year, with no signs of stopping.

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* At two episodes a week, it would take a year and a half to finish all of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. On the other hand, 144 episodes at around 45 minutes per episode only makes for 105 hours of continuous viewing. Allowing time to sleep, you could still watch the whole show in less than a week, if only barely. If all you did for one week was watch Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer and sleep, you would have about 63 hours total to sleep, which comes out to 15 hours of television a day. And if you try to watch everything from the Franchise/{{Buffyverse}}, ''Series/{{Angel}}'' adds in another 110 episodes. There's also the original movie, and Creator/JossWhedon's original script which was quite different, and the unaired pilot, and the 100+ comics which are considered "canon". There are also dozens of non-canon comics and over 70 non-canon novels.
* With 125 episodes over 8 seasons, it can take you a while to get through ''Series/{{Monk}}''. Assuming you're watching four 45 minute episodes a day, you will take the equivalent of a full month to go from the pilot to the end.
* With 236 episodes over 10 seasons, it's gonna take you quite awhile to get through ''Series/{{Friends}}'', it doesn't help that most of the episodes are actually LONGER on DVD then they are on TV due to a lot of scenes being cut for time in the original airings (some episodes are at least TEN minutes longer, and that's not counting the super-sized 40 minute episodes), at the very least it'll take you about a month or so to finish the series, and of course there's also the spin-off ''Series/{{Joey}}'', an additional 46 episodes.
* UK cop show ''Series/TheBill'' has run continuously on British television from 1984 to 2010, and as of 2009 has more than ''three thousand'' episodes overall. The situation got so bad that the production team has ''twice'' decided to reset the episode numbering to "001" in an attempt to stop it seeming overwhelming to a more casual viewer.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'', which ran continuously from 1963 to 1989, got a TV movie in '96, and resumed regular airing in 2005. As of the 2017 Christmas Special, the show stands at a whopping '''840 episodes''' split into 276 serials (counting the 1996 telemovie) across 36 seasons. Watch (or listen to) one serial a week and you'll finish the classic series in a little over three years. Watch/listen to one serial a ''day'' and you'll finish the entire show in just under a year. There's a reason the show [[JumpingOnPoint reset the season and episode counters to 1 when it started up again in 2005]].
** In 1999, ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' introduced a feature called "The Time Team", in which a group of fans would watch the whole of ''Doctor Who'', in order, from the start [[note]] Some black and white episodes are missing from the archives but off-air audio recordings survive, often alongside telesnaps - photos taken every 30 seconds of the episode. They "watched" those as well.[[/note]]. At a rate of one or two serials per month (or longer if there's no room for the feature in that issue), they wrapped up the classic series in December 2009 and then took a break before starting on Creator/ChristopherEccleston. Assuming one story per issue, it would take them around fifteen to twenty years to catch up.
** [[http://doctorwhosurvival.blogspot.com This blog]], "Survival", details one person's attempt to watch all then-700-odd episodes in ''four months'' due to extenuating circumstances (imminent moving to New Zealand). It makes for quite a read while it lasts, although the commentary peters out early in the Fourth Doctor's career – when a sort of mid-flow Archive Panic sets in and it becomes clear that stopping to type has to be sacrificed in order to actually watch all the damn episodes in time. [[spoiler:[[http://doctorwhosurvival.blogspot.com/2006_01_01_archive.html He makes it]].]]
** And then there's the ExpandedUniverse. To look upon the full extent of the Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse is akin to [[GoMadFromTheRevelation looking into the Untempered Schism]]. Even ignoring the ExpandedUniverse, there's [[Series/{{Torchwood}} two]] [[Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures major]] spin-offs, plus ''Series/K9AndCompany'', which are all canon. And now ''AuidoPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho'', which already has its own entry above, is also canon.
** One of the shows done on Blog/MarkDoesStuff was ''Series/DoctorWho'', and Mark was understandably a bit daunted by it all. He started with the Eccleston era, with a Classic Serial at the end of each season. Starting in December 2010, it took him about four months to catch up, and then he reviewed new episodes as he aired. After that much concentrated fandom, he became somewhat obsessed.
** Some people have speculated that the ArchiveBinge viewing habits developing from VOD use are part of what caused a small dip in ratings, as new viewers are intimidated by the sheer size of the programme. For anyone who feels that way and is reading this text - it's fine. ''Doctor Who'' uses a MonsterOfTheWeek format, has very little in the way of continuity overall, many of the 1960s serials [[MissingEpisode no longer exist]] (though their audio ''does'' survive), and no-one[[note]] [[FanDumb worth paying attention to, anyway]][[/note]] will judge you if you want to start with one of the new guys.
** The Adam Warrock song "[[http://www.adamwarrock.com/?p=550 I Have Never Watched An Episode of Doctor Who In My Life]]" is about someone who can't watch the show because there's "all, like, thirty thousand of them" and feels alienated because all his friends are all into it.
* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' went through ''nearly 200'' movies of varying quality. For the most part, if the feature presentation wasn't long enough to fill the show's two-hour slot (about one and a half hours when ads are cut), they'd pad it out with shorter clips as well. To wit: if one wished to experience all the (available) episodes of this show, not including special features, it would take about 300 mind-numbing hours. ''That is more than 12 whole, uninterrupted days.''
* ''Series/TheColbertReport'' deliberately tempts fans by casually mentioning over the end credits that "every clip ever" is now available on the show's website. The Report runs half an hour, four days a week, and has been airing since late 2005. That's not so bad. But what's this - its parent ''[[Series/TheDailyShow Daily Show]]'' has a complete clip archive too? Half an hour, four days a week... since Jon Stewart took over in January 1999. Oh yes, and it has a Website/YouTube-esque 'Related Clips' feature. Abandon all productivity, ye who enter here. The ''site itself'' actually ends videos with the line, "Forget what you should be doing."
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' has arcs and the occasional ContinuityNod, but it's still episodic enough that you can start in the middle and not suffer for it. However, if you ''do'' decide to do the homework, there are six different series adding up to a grand total of 727 episodes across thirty seasons, plus eleven movies. The entirety of ''Star Trek'' (as of 2010) comes to about 567 hours -- that's almost 24 days of solid watching, or about an hour and a half every day for a year.
** And, as of January 2018, it's now closer to 25 days total. There's now a seventh series that is airing its first season, with a second season already ordered. And there have been two more movies, with a third on the way.
* ''Series/TwentyFour'' can be one of the worst of these. Not only are there eight seasons x 24 episodes each = 196 episodes PLUS the movie, but watching them on DVD is extremely addictive. The main reason for the addiction is the real-time format of the shows, and the fact that EVERY episode ends on a cliffhanger, which is picked up at the very next minute of real time at the start of the next episode. There is no real conclusion until the end of the season, which can make it tempting to use up an entire weekend watching all 24 episodes of a season practically back to back. Rather spookily if you watched each season over the course of three days, it would take you 24 days to watch the whole show. Skipping past all of the scenes filled with pointless interpersonal conflict easily cuts the runtime of each episode to below 30 minutes and makes it feasible to watch one or more ''seasons'' per day without loss of content. '''Warning:''' Watching ''24'' in this fashion may cause terrorists to invade your dreams.
* ''Series/GuidingLight'' ran for 57 years and has over 15,000 episodes, and that's not even counting the 16 years it ran on radio before switching to television. If you count both the radio and TV shows, ''Guiding Light'' is the longest single narrative story ''in human history''.
* Funnily enough, even Spanish-language "telenovelas" are prone to this... and unlike American soap operas, they eventually end.
* ''Series/StargateSG1'' ran for ten full seasons, totalling over 200 episodes and making it the longest-running US-made scifi series ever broadcast. Then there's the extra TV-movies made. And the spinoff series. And the other spinoff series. And the books. Add to that the fact that though the series has many stand-alone episodes, SG-1 often learned from experiences, and if they had solved a similar problem in an earlier episode they would mention it or try it again. This adds a lot of continuity to the series, meaning you're never sure if the next episode is important to future episodes or not.
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' has 800+ (and counting) episodes, which is about 254 hours of material. For ''Power Rangers'' watching for 12 straight hours a day, it would take you over 21 days. It's over 9 days of viewing if done continuously. It also has [[TheMovie three]] [[NonSerialMovie movies]].
* ''Franchise/KamenRider''. Over 1000 episodes, over 30 movies, 80 chapters on the S.I.C Hero Saga stories (good luck finding back issues of ''Hobby Japan''), 20 episodes in TV specials/Hyper Battle videos, the ''SD Rider'' OAV featuring the Showa Riders, and close to 40 episodes of the [[Series/KamenRiderDenO Imagin Anime]] (more coming soon for the Imagin Anime, at that). Not to mention the ''Manga/KamenRiderSpirits'' manga, the occasional novel, and the numerous artbooks dedicated to the franchise on background info (production, story, merchandise). See you at the next [[MonsterOfTheWeek MOTW]] fight!
* ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' hit ''2000'' episodes in 2016, plus [[NonSerialMovie movies]]. Assuming a 22 minute viewing time, it would take nearly a month to watch every episode without any sort of breaks. And it is only getting worse with more being made every year.
** Unlike the early ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' series, each series (save ''Series/TaiyouSentaiSunVulcan'', a sequel to ''Series/DenshiSentaiDenziman'', and ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'', a crossover featuring members from the previous 34 seasons) can be watched independently though each clock in at around 50 episodes each (''Gorenger'' clocks in at over 80 and ''JAKQ'' at around 30.) Though it does improve viewing of ''Gokaiger'' if one is familiar with at least some of the series.
* The ''Franchise/UltraSeries'', with 30+ shows (over 1200 episodes in total), a few dozen movies, some specials, and numerous manga and video games -- [[LongRunners made over 50 years and counting]]. Not to mention, viewers often need to be somewhat familiar with earlier entries and at least some of the heroes and monsters [[ContinuityLockout in order to watch some of the later entries]]. Yeah, there's a reason why the Guinness Book of World Records has rewarded the original ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' with the world record for most {{spinoff}}s.
* ''Series/{{Neighbours}}''. The 5-a-week Australian soap, broadcast its SIX THOUSANDTH episode in August 2010. At around 22 minutes per episode, that makes for some scary maths: 2200 hours, or around 91 days worth, of Aussie soapiness to get through. And that's without any breaks!
* Better still, British soap opera ''Series/CoronationStreet'' has been running continuously since 1960 and has aired over 7,000 episodes, most of 30 minutes and some of 60 minutes. On top of that, recordings of ''every single episode'' still exist. If the idea of watching the whole series over makes you panicky, imagine how its star, William Roache, feels -- he's been on the show since day one.
* ''Series/ShortlandStreet'' is New Zealand's longest-running soap, also surpassing 6000 episodes.
* ''Series/TheAtheistExperience'' has the show's weekly archive from January 2004 available online. With around 370 archived episodes, each 90 minutes long, you're looking at around 550 hours (or 23 days) of viewing material.
* By the end of season 11, there will be 296 episodes of ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'', plus the movies and the original series (which contained 70 episodes). If you watched one episode a day, it would take about a year. And watching ''Franchise/{{Degrassi}}'' every day for a year is not recommended — that amount of teen angst is bad for your health.
* ''Series/{{Dallas}}'' had 357 episodes in its original run, plus a prequel TV movie, two [[ReunionShow reunion movies]] (and this without getting into the SpinOff ''Series/KnotsLanding''.) Fortunately the 2012 revival series set up a Facebook page with timeline so new viewers can at least get the gist of what is going on.
* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'': 840 regular 90-minute episodes and counting, 42 completed seasons, 54 special episodes (most of which are "Best Of" clip shows highlighting the best performances from a cast member or frequent host [in the cases of Tom Hanks, Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin, and Christopher Walken], and one of which was a live show that was performed onstage and not televised because of the Writers Guild strike of 2007-2008), and 16 movies based on ''SNL'' recurring characters (with ''The Blues Brothers'' and ''Wayne's World'' as the only ones that don't suck as bad as critics claim). Have fun combing through that mess!
* ''Series/{{Eastenders}}''. '''''4598''''' episodes and counting. And let's not get started on the spin-offs. Have fun, newcomers!
* Sports fans don't normally bother to "catch up" on old games, what with the ForegoneConclusion and such. But suppose a new-to-the-game baseball fan thought it might be fun to watch ''just'' all the Major League games of a particular season. That's 162 games, around 3 hours per game: more than 20 solid days, an amount of time it takes decades for long-running fictional shows to accumulate. It ''can't even be done live'', because regular-season games are always scheduled simultaneously with other games. (A single evening typically sees more than twenty-four hours of Major League baseball.)
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' ran for ten seasons, totalling 218 episodes.
* ''Series/SesameStreet'' has, as of 2016, 45 seasons (with a 46th airing on HBO) and well over 4,000 episodes. It premiered in 1969 AND it's still in production!
* ''Series/{{Teletubbies}}'' has 365 episodes - one for every day of the year.
* As far as fictional TV is concerned, American daytime soap operas easily trounce all other competition. They average about 250-260 new episodes a year, and many have run for decades. Seven of them (''Series/GuidingLight'', ''Series/AsTheWorldTurns'', ''Series/GeneralHospital'', ''Series/DaysOfOurLives'', ''Series/OneLifeToLive'', ''Series/AllMyChildren'', and ''Series/TheYoungAndTheRestless'') have all produced upwards of 10,000 episodes each, and plenty others have over 5,000 episodes to their names. Collectively, it's doubtful any other genre of fictional television will ever come close.
** Even more impressively, ''Days'' (airing since 1965) has recordings of every single episode—probably the largest existing archive in series-based television by airtime (it's always run for an hour, as opposed to the typical half-hour of ''Coronation Street''). ''[=Y&R=]'' (1973–present) has an archive that's either complete or nearly so (reports differ), ''AMC'' (1970–2011 on ABC, and briefly in 2013 on the web) has a complete archive from 1977 forward, and ''OLTL'' (1968–2012 on ABC, and briefly in 2013 on the web) has a complete archive from 1978 on.
* You think ''that's'' impressive? Creator/{{ESPN}}'s ''Series/SportsCenter'' has aired every day since the network's start in 1979. The network currently produces three daily versions of the show, each running for at least an hour—morning, primetime, and late night. And that's not getting into an overnight version, essentially the late-night version updated to include West Coast scores and highlights. Since the network debuted as the wiping era ended, there's a good chance that ESPN has a complete archive. The show celebrated its ''50,000th episode'' back in 2012.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' is shaping up to become this, with 241 episodes across 11 seasons, another 23-episode season on the way, which will definitively not be the last.
* ''Series/MurderSheWrote'' qualifies, as the show itself lasted for 12 seasons and roughly 264 episodes. When you add to that four follow-up TV movies and a series of spin-off novels that currently sits at 43 and is ''still'' growing at a rate of two new novels per year, that's a lot of murders. Considering some episodes had multiple murders by themselves, is it any wonder [[MemeticMutation people started thinking]] Jessica Fletcher was some kind of serial-killing psychopath?
* The ''Franchise/LawAndOrder'' franchise has over 1000 episodes just in the three major shows. This doesn't include the [[Series/LawAndOrderTrialByJury failed]] [[Series/LawAndOrderLA spin-offs]] and [[Series/HomicideLifeOnTheStreet numerous]] [[Series/ChicagoFire television]] [[Series/ChicagoPD shows]] set in the same universe that have done crossovers with the franchise[[note]]Nor does it include ''Series/StElsewhere'', which the first mentioned of those "numerous shows" has frequently crossed over with, and whose AllJustADream ending seems to suggest even ''more'' episodes in [[https://web.archive.org/web/20130206145219/http://home.vicnet.net.au/~kwgow/crossovers.html this universe]] (with JustForFun/JohnMunch being a central figure in the theory), but that's neither here or there[[/note]].
* Reboots of long runners [[ContinuityPorn can be]] traps for this to happen.
** So you picked up the first season of Series/GirlMeetsWorld and why the heck is Topanga wearing that? Welcome to 7 seasons' worth of Series/BoyMeetsWorld archive.
** Why does this Steve dude knows everyone on Series/FullerHouse? Greetings to 8 seasons of Series/FullHouse.
* Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood: There are a total of 1,005 episodes through the show's entire run, counting both the black-and-white 100 originals that were on EEN and the 905 that were on NET/PBS. At 30 minutes a piece, that would run 502.5 hours total, or nearly 21 days nonstop. Of course the show is contained per week and isn't meant to be watched over a long term (an episode arc of 5 episodes make up a week of the same topic), with later episodes being more self-contained and each week only sharing the theme, but still, if we want to be completely real here, there's probably no way you're going to make it through all of this.
** Twitch is doing a marathon stream of the NET/PBS episodes as of May 15 2017, and even without the EEN and CBC episodes (as well as the ''conflict'' week arc, which The Fred Rogers Foundation considers OldShame and would rather it not see the light of day ever again), the marathon is expected to run ''17 days'', with the color episodes only starting ''almost at the end of day three''.
* ''{{Series/Bewitched}}'' ran for eight seasons, totaling 254 episodes. Considering about 25 minutes per episode, it's almost 106 hours - or over ''four days in a row'' - of material. At four episodes per day, you will take over two months to finish the series.

* Many classical musicians produce hundreds of hours of music over their lifetime -- sample "Complete Works" sets include Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart (170 [=CDs=]), Music/LudwigVanBeethoven (85 [=CDs=]) and Music/JohannSebastianBach (155 [=CDs=]). The complete collection of Music/FranzSchubert's songs take up 40 [=CDs=]. That's just songs, by the way; in this one genre alone — which doesn't include his symphonies, piano sonatas, character pieces, marches, waltzes, chamber works, masses, operas, overtures, and all the other things he wrote — he wrote almost as much as half of Beethoven's entire output. Now consider that Schubert died as young as 31 years (vs. Beethoven's 56 years) and that he had a drinking problem, and marvel. The guy was ''hardcore.''
* For fun, check out the discographies of Music/ThrobbingGristle, Music/SkinnyPuppy and Music/CabaretVoltaire on Wikipedia. Particularly in the case of Skinny Puppy, try looking for all of their side projects -- in addition to the original 30 or so albums, there's Download (10 albums), Ohgr (3 albums), The Tear Garden (8 albums), [=RevCo=] (10 albums), Cevin Key's solo work (3 albums), Doubting Thomas (4 albums), Hilt (6 albums), Cyberaktif (1 album), Ritalin or Rx (1 album)... that brings them up to 76 albums. With one in the works.
* Black Sabbath has released 19 studio albums, 8 live albums, an EP, and at least 16 other tracks scattered throughout their catalogue. [[labelnote:Note]] These being ''Wicked World'', ''The Fallen'', ''Some Kind of Woman'', the '87 version of ''Black Moon'', ''Cloak and Dagger'', ''What's the Use'', ''Loser Gets it All'', ''Psycho Man'', ''Selling My Soul'', ''The Devil Cried'', ''Shadow of the Wind'', ''Ear in the Wall'', and the 4 bonus tracks from varying editions of ''13''. [[/labelnote]] And that's if you don't count the 2 disc deluxe editions too, which include more live tracks, radio edits, instrumental versions of songs, outtakes, alternate lyrics/mixes, etc. Most notably, disc 2 of The Eternal Idol is just earlier versions of its own songs, but sung by Ray Gillen during his brief stint in the band. And ''THEN'' you've got the solo careers of nearly every member in the band going on. Considering several of Black Sabbath's albums have been out of print for decades [[labelnote:Note]] Try finding ''Headless Cross'', ''Tyr'', ''Cross Purposes'' and ''Forbidden'' next time you're at a Wal Mart [[/labelnote]], good luck trying to track all of this down without resorting to piracy at some point.
* Many artists on Zang Tuum Tumb Records' 80s heyday (Music/FrankieGoesToHollywood, The Art of Noise, Propaganda, etc.) fall victim to this. ZTT was notorious at the time for releasing different edits of each band's singles across every format available at the time. ZTT also maintained two catalogue numbering series (Action and Incidental) that were applied haphazardly to a myriad of products, simultaneously giving the impression of a much larger catalogue and obscuring the myriad of remixes put out across formats. Many of these obscure singles are now being digitized and re-issued by the label under their Element Series banner, including several edits not heard before. Many of these edits have also been renamed for their inclusion on new releases, as well.
* Music/TangerineDream has recorded over 100 albums and [=EPs=]. If you're a sucker for getting the back catalogue of any newly-discovered band, this one might bankrupt you. Panic ensues until you realize a ''lot'' of them are [=EPs=] with two to four tracks. So if you can find a music download site that sells by the track, you can grab up to ten of them for under 20 bucks.
* Music/{{Beck}}, in addition to his official studio albums, has several complete home recorded albums (on cassette), many radio sessions, b-sides, [=EP=]s, and compilation tracks that were not recorded on any of his studio albums, many recordings (including full cover albums) that were free downloads from his own website, and to top that all off, has a fair amount of tracks that were only performed live. This doesn't take into account his guest appearances or remixes for other artists, of which there are a huge amount. Beck has so many recordings that the website whiskeyclone.net was set up to document them.
* Music/PaulMcCartney has released approximately 30 ''solo studio pop/rock'' albums. Add in [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]] albums, live albums, and classical albums, and it's closer to 60. (We will try not to think about the albums with multiple editions.) Fortunately, there is also at least one good GreatestHitsAlbum (and there was a period when ''All The Best!'' and ''Music/{{Wings}}pan'' were both readily available). Unfortunately, you'll have to do a literal ArchiveTrawl to get many of his solo albums -- they can be found on iTunes more easily than in stores.
* Music/TheBeatles themselves qualify when you throw in all the different editions of their music. They only have thirteen "official" studio albums (if you count ''Music/MagicalMysteryTour'' and ''Music/YellowSubmarine'') plus the two ''Music/PastMasters'' albums to comprise their core discography, but throw in the fact that most of these have ''at least'' a mono and a stereo version, which often differ substantially (in particular, the mono version of ''Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand'' often differs [[http://www.norwegianwood.org/beatles/disko/uklp/pepper.htm radically]] from the stereo version, and is usually considered superior), and then all the supplemental material that has been released since (''Let It Be... Naked'', the ''Music/TheBeatlesAnthology'' releases, etc.), and it gets a bit more complicated. And if you want to track down everything each musician did in their solo careers and, often, in collaboration with each other after the band broke up, good luck.
* There's also Music/TheBeachBoys, who on top of 29 studio albums have the ''Music/PetSounds'' and ''Music/{{Smile}}'' Sessions box sets, many singles, plus various members' solo albums. And then there's a needless amount of Greatest Hits and other compilations to collect.
* Coming in a distant third has gotta be Chicago, with 30+.
* Latin Jazz musician Cal Tjader released over 70 albums in his lifetime, across a period of around 30 years. Luckily, "where to start" is pretty well defined as only a few of these albums have appeared on CD and they're usually the most popular ones.
* Music/BobMarley and the Wailers. Hundreds of songs were recorded during the 60s and early 70s that were not released on album until the 90s. Whilst getting them on CD or digitally is manageable thanks to the compilations (a lot of which feature the same tracks and a few exclusives) acquiring the original 7" singles is a lifetime's work, not helped by the fact that Jamaican vinyl is not usually well looked after and can often have blank labels. And to make matters worse, due to the poorly managed copyright there are millions of unofficial CD compilations of poor sounding versions of material from the period, something which has caught out many a journalist/collector/casual fan. The official releases on CD don't collect all the band's work nor do they always present it in the correct order.
* Richard D. James has released 5 studio albums and several [=EPs=] under his most prominently known name (Music/AphexTwin), but has released two other albums and many other [=EPs=] under many different pseudonyms, some of which are just speculated to be him. Obtaining his entire discography can be an exercise in confusion and frustration, which only worsens when he also has older stuff leaked out on the net, old recordings of songs played on the radio, and remixes that were submitted for various contests or given to friends but have never seen the light of day on an official release. Even the artist himself suffers from Archive Panic with his own works, with having over 100 hours of material that remain unreleased. James once stated in an interview that if anyone left a message on his answering machine, it would record over a song he had put on the cassette beforehand.
* Music/FrankZappa's discography is very large and confusing, especially since many of his albums sound very different. Knowing where to start is difficult to the point that some fansites have lists of albums they recommend as starting points. They also tend to advise new listeners not to be put off if they don't like a particular album, due to the aforementioned variety of musical styles. Zappa's live discography ''includes'' six two-CD volumes of concert performances and three volumes that consist entirely of ''guitar solos''. Whilst Zappa's discography is large, it can easily be divided into groups based on what style of music he was playing at the time: The Mothers of Invention, Experimental period, Jazz period, Pop-rock/Jazz-rock period, classically influenced period. It's usually quite easy to tell what comes from what period. ''Music/HotRats'', ''Music/OverNiteSensation'' and ''Music/{{Apostrophe}}'' are more accessible records so fans are usually advised to start with those.
* Factoring in live albums and [=EPs=], Music/{{Motorhead}}'s 31 album discography occupies well over a full gigabyte. In all, that's a whopping 21 studio albums, 5 [=EP=]s, 7 live albums, and 8 complication albums. Their studio discography ''alone'' consists of over 200 songs, excluding bonus tracks and rarities.
* Those curious about famed hippie-band Music/TheGratefulDead and their legendary live performances may be a little intimidated by over [[http://www.archive.org/details/GratefulDead 6,000 complete concert recordings]] (spanning from the late-60's to the mid-90's) at the Internet Archive. This is in addition to their 13 studio albums and their almost 100 official live albums.
* Prolific noise-artist '''Merzbow''' will put most other artists to shame- in 20 years of making music, he's recorded about '''300 albums''', many of which are multiple discs long. One specific release he put out this decade is (by itself) 50 full (CD) discs long. And remember here, Merzbow is a noise-artist. His music is mostly composed of experiments with static and noise, toying with tape loops and all kinds of insane mastery. A download of all of his released material comes to 11.67 GB.
* "Wordcore" Group The Tournament Wraiths currently have over 25 albums, all of which are about 4 hours long a piece. Of course, being a group which simply records events of their lives, most of the albums consist of silence, random conversations, and in-jokes, but still. Some of their work can be found [[http://www.myspace.com/chrisandjoetalking here.]]
* The Mountain Goats' nearly twenty year career has spawned dozens of releases, including some infuriatingly rare cassette only releases, tour only [=EPs=], multiple versions of the same song and whole albums of unreleased material. All said and done, Mountain Goats have released 22 releases, most of which were recorded on frontman John Darnielle's boombox in his basement. The joys of Lo-Fi musicians!
* Music/TheyMightBeGiants (TMBG) have 18 studio albums, 8 [=EP=]s, 9 live concert [=CDs=], 10 Compilations containing hundreds of B-sides and rarities, Dial-A-Song which ran from 1985 to 2008 and was restarted at the beginning of 2015. On top of all that they have done dozens of commercials and TV theme songs. Nearly every CD is packed to the gills, often containing 23 or more tracks. Even if you've never heard of the band you have probably had more than one of their songs stuck in your head!
* Legendary British alternative rock band Music/TheFall has 32 studio albums with no clear point of entry. What's worse is that all their "greatest hits" compilations are considered to be unreliable with the exception of one (''50,000 Fall Fans Can't Be Wrong'', and even that one has eclectic track choices and consists mostly of deep album cuts) and their definitive release is ''The Complete Peel Sessions'', a six disc box set of performances they did on British DJ John Peel's radio show from 1978 to 2004.
* El Paso's Music/TheMarsVolta are another brilliant example of this. A torrent of all their live bootlegs was over 50gigs in size. And even if you stick with just the studio albums, if you decide to delve into guitarist/mastermind Omar Rodriguez-Lopez's solo and spin-off albums (including At The Drive-In) then God help you.
* Jazz musician Music/MilesDavis has a very large discography of over 100 albums.
* Jazz experimentalist Music/SunRa, who was active as a musician from 1934 until his death in 1993, released well over 100 albums, comprising over 1000 songs. Good luck if you would like to tackle ''that'' one. Also try finding some of the seriously limited editions pressed and printed by Ra and The Arkestra themselves. They used to doodle on the album covers [[OlderThanTheyThink before it was cool]]. These releases often had tracks available nowhere else.
* Viper the Rapper has ''over 900 albums'' on Spotify, having released '''347 in 2014 alone.''' Granted, most of these are the same album with only small or no differences, but good luck going through this man's discography.
* Music/SonicYouth made music consistently from the release of their first album in 1983 until their apparent dissolution in 2011. According to the Other Wiki, they have released 15 albums (16 if you count the album released under the name Ciccone Youth), 4 compilations, 8 [=EPs=], and 8 Sonic Youth Recordings (SYR), a series of noise experiments with other musicians (one of which happens to be the aforementioned Merzbow). Sonic Youth is an interesting case, because of the way their music evolved. So for example, although their album ''Daydream Nation'' has some of their most accessible songs ("Teen Age Riot", "Candle"), it also contains long drowning feedback not found on some of their previous albums, such as ''Evol'' or ''Sister''.
* It is also worth mentioning that the seminal grunge band Music/{{Melvins}} have released 19 albums, 7 live albums, 6 [=EPs=], and 8 compilations, as well as ''Chicken Switch'', the remix album of their work. And if you're really a completist, there's such oddities as a completely silent 7" single and a live album that was only released on 8-track (apparently just for the novelty of putting out an 8-track in the year 2000).
* Music/ToriAmos. Fifteen studio albums a number of which are over 70 minutes, plus the b-sides, covers, official bootlegs, and even a musical. Good luck.
* Music/BobDylan has put out 38 studio albums, 11 live albums, and 13 editions of the Bootleg Series.
* Music/{{Phish}} has about 15 studio albums. But like The Grateful Dead, they were known best for their great live albums. So throw in all the live albums and you have over 50 albums. Let us not forget the bootlegs too...
* Ali Project, a Japanese neo-classical band, got their start in the eighties. Not too long ago, right? Well, they tend to release singles rather frequently, totalling 29 as of July 2012. Next, their albums. 30 as of July 2012. Note that the tracklists are usually long, and over half of them are all new (meaning not containing songs from previous singles). Oh, and did I forget to mention Mikiya Katakura, the composer of the duo, does anime soundtracks? And then you forget that they perform at the Animelo summer concerts a lot... They also perform a "Gekko Soiree" -- a classic-style inspired concert with respective remakes of their songs -- almost each year. Surely, it is released as a studio album, too. Oh, and the DVD with the video of the concert goes along.
* Prolific songwriter Robert Pollard has over 1200 songs in his name registered with BMI. This includes the 24 albums he recorded as the frontman for beloved indie band Music/GuidedByVoices, his 22 solo albums, and a myriad of albums he recorded with his many side-projects, such as Boston Spaceships, Airport 5, The Circus Devils, Acid Ranch, Go Back Snowball and Lifeguards. Guided by Voices' 2017 album ''August by Cake'' was Pollard's ''100th album'' as a credited performer.
* Electronica artist Machinefabriek has about 80 releases credited to his name, most of which are [=EPs=] with a few scattered albums and singles. This becomes slightly more amusing when you know his first release was only in 2004.
* Music/KingCrimson have 13 studio albums, one or two [=EPs=]... and about a million live albums. They have recorded perhaps every concert they have other done, and put a new one up on their website which you can download for a price, so not too bad (until you see how many there are...) also their albums are rather hard to come by in shops. Said website also has everything Robert Fripp has ever done live as well.
* Music/NeilYoung has released 42 solo studio albums. That's not counting live albums, video albums, his work with Music/BuffaloSpringfield and [[Music/CrosbyStillsNashAndYoung Crosby, Stills, and Nash]], etc. The legendary ''Archives'' project, which Neil has worked on and spoken of for decades, is dedicated specifically to releasing even ''more'' stuff from the vaults. He took so long preparing it -- mostly due to concerns about recorded sound quality -- that fans began putting out bootlegs of his early and lesser-known work in a collection called ''Archives Be Damned''. Neil began releasing [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Young_Archives official Archive box sets]] in 2009. In an attempt to give listeners the highest quality sound experience, he has provided ''[[http://www.neilyoungarchives.com/desktop/index.html#/?_k=6m2vwv his entire catalogue online]]'', with already-released material available for free listening, in high-resolution audio by Xstream Music / [=OraStream=].
* Music/PearlJam attempted to subvert the tendency of fans to bootleg live performances by creating the Official Bootlegs series, CD editions of those performances. This resulted in them setting records for the most albums to debut in the chart simultaneously; by the end of 2010, this series will amount to over ''300'' double disc albums.
* Steven Wilson, most famously of Music/PorcupineTree, has released huge amounts of material under various names, bands and collaborations; a [[http://www.voyage-pt.de/swdisco.pdf comprehensive list]] of his discography runs to 369 pages over twenty years. (Much of this is promos, 5.1 releases, samplers, etc., but there would be coming up to 100 original releases of any worth, which still makes a SW completist despair.) And the man has ''still'' had time to work on remixes of seven or eight other bands' classic albums.
* Music/EltonJohn has 30 studio albums. Add in live albums and the figure jumps up to 35. If you then include soundtracks on which he was the primary artist or primary composer, it increases to 42. And on top of that, he has enough non-LP singles and B-sides to fill several more. The title of his 1980 album ''21 at 33'' alludes to Elton [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin having released 21 official live and studio releases at the age of 33]]. At his ''eleventh'' year of recording. And his output severely tapered off since 1976. If this doesn't point his prolificness out, nothing will.
* Music/DavidBowie, according to Wiki/TheOtherWiki, has 26 studio albums (24 solo, 2 as part of Tin Machine). Then add live albums and movie soundtracks...then one-off songs for soundtracks, duets, etc...he really gets around. It doesn't help that he's another artist who's fond of the NewSoundAlbum. (Compilations are plentiful, at least.) This doesn't even get into his live performance films/videos, a lengthy run of music videos, and a side career as an actor.
* Music/{{Prince}}. He put out 23 physical albums in his 30 some year career. Add on that side projects (i.e. The Time, The New Power Generation, Madhouse, etc.), albums with tracks written by him, Internet only albums, vinyl only b-sides, remixes, and Compilations, that adds up to around 125 albums ([[http://princevault.com/index.php/Discography Source]]). If you think tracking down all those albums is going to be hard, it gets better. A majority of those albums [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes are not in print any more]]. And that's not including his Unreleased Material. A 34 Disc compilation of said material is circulating. If you are thinking of getting into collecting his live shows, Good Luck.
* The band Bull of Heaven goes UpToEleven. Not only do they release many, many albums every year (including '''148''' in 2009 alone!), they are also responsible for some of the longest albums in existence (their latest, ''210: Like a Wall in Which an Insect Lives and Gnaws'', is '''5+ years long'''). It should be noted that much of this is not exactly music by most people's definition; the exceptionally long tracks are just arrangements of ultra-slowed-down sound effects and loops thereof. Much of it has never even been listened to by the creator, simply queued with software and released.
* Bill Laswell (originally bassist for Material) is prolific as a recording artist, collaborator, producer and remixer. Check out this [[http://www.silent-watcher.net/billlaswell/discography/alphabeticalindex.html complete discography]]...but don't plan on doing a WikiWalk through the links unless you won't be busy for a few months.
* [[Creator/LapfoxTrax Renard Queenston.]] They released '''26''' albums in 2010 ALONE. They have 74 albums in total on their own record deal. They're also a cofounder of another record deal... and then this is for just the past five years.
* Backseat Goodbye. He has B-sides and covers and unreleased for download on his Purevolume, over ''one hundred'' songs on iTunes, ''more'' music on his website, and this is all from an indie pop-folk band who has only been active for ''six years.'' Good luck. And bring some electronic cash. Thankfully, he loves his fans and sporadically gives away ''free copies'' of his albums. With ''The Good Years'', ''he gave away FREE to 100+ lucky people''. He is that productive.
* [[http://www.muslimgauze.net Muslimgauze]] was so prolific that there are 210 releases as of 2010... and he (yes, he) died in 1999 (when there were 114 releases out).
* Rapper Lil B created his own Archive Panic in one swift move: by releasing a ''[[http://consequenceofsound.net/2011/02/download-lil-bs-676-song-mixtape/ 676-song mixtape.]]'' In 2012, he dropped an ''[[https://twitter.com/LILBTHEBASEDGOD/status/220199878813425666 855-song mixtape]]'' of freestyles. Discounting these two abnormally long mixtapes still leaves you with nearly 50 others stretching anywhere from 20 to 100 tracks each.
* Country singer Music/JohnnyCash has released 55 studio albums in addition to live albums and compilations.
* As of 2012, the Canadian band Music/{{Rush}} has released 19 studio albums, 8 live albums (including 2 double- and 2 triple-CD sets), 7 live DVD's (3 of which were remastered from VHS), and an EP. Perhaps a dozen compilations of singles and videos have been available at different times as well.
* Music/TheRollingStones. As [[http://www.rollingstones.com/music their web page]] says: "92 singles, 29 studio albums, 10 live albums and more songs than you can count."
* The Funk Brothers. They were the studio band for nearly all of the Motown Records releases between 1959 and 1972, including nearly every #1 song from that time period from an American artist.
* The official solo discography of classically-trained, sometime Music/{{Yes}} keyboardist Music/RickWakeman includes "over 100 solo albums" as of 2012 (according to Wiki/TheOtherWiki), most of which can be [[http://www.rwcc.com/discog_album.asp seen here]]. [[UpToEleven And that's not counting his gospel albums, [=DVDs=], compilations, etc.]] Adding to the frustration is that the rights to many of his albums, including his groundbreaking, best-selling A&M albums in TheSeventies, are tied up in legal hassles, and [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes have been out of print for years, are notoriously hard to find, or have yet to see release on CD or online]]. A GreatestHitsAlbum covering the A&M era, called ''Recollections: The Very Best of Rick Wakeman'', has been released, but little else.
* Music/{{Yes}}. 21 studio albums, ten live albums, thirty-two compilations, and that's not even getting into all the side projects formed by the various band members. Good luck if you ever want to tackle that herculean task.
* Music/{{Jandek}} has over 40 albums, not counting his live albums and [=DVDs=]. He puts them out through his own label, and neatly numbers them all for you, though confusingly starts with 0739.
* Music/SunnO already had an extensive discography, but in June 2015 it got even worse: the band started to release an archive of their live performances since 2002. As of August 2015, they've already released ''81 albums''. And this is [[DroneOfDread Sunn O)))]] we're talking about: most of these consist of a single track clocking well over one hour.
* A unique example is Argentinian songwriter Music/JuanMutant. What happens when you have access to [=CDbaby=], a mental health fund from the government and no job? You release all your back catalog on over 150 unique releases which are a [[ArchiveTrawl minefield to traverse]]. Don't Panic. Get Extreme File X first, it's his version of a greatest hits, all 97 tracks of it. And have fun trying to fix the tracklist if you don't know his catalog.
* Go look up the discography of Music/{{Aerosmith}}. 15 studio albums, 5 live albums, 12 compilation albums, 2 boxsets, 70 singles, 6 reissues of singles, 7 music video VHS and DVD releases, and 36 music videos. In total, that's 153 releases by the group.
* BlackMetal bands can sometimes fall under this trope, not so much for the releases of the bands themselves (although they can be hugely prolific -- Music/{{Darkthrone}} has released sixteen albums and a rather large quantity of [=EPs=] and demo recordings, for example), but because the musicians in the scene often form solo projects or collaborate extensively with musicians from other bands, leading to numerous side projects that are often difficult to track down for people who want to hear everything the band members have recorded. It doesn't help, either, that the releases often tend to be pressed in extremely limited quantities, making it difficult to track down physical copies.
** U.S. black metal Njiqahdda are an example of a particularly productive black metal act. Since their founding in 2005, they've produced fourteen full-lengths (many of these double-disc sets), a "box set" which is basically another hour of music, and more than ''forty'' [=EPs=], splits, and demos. That's ''just'' as Njiqahdda, mind you - they also have more recordings released as Njiijn, Oaks of Bethel, and Funeral Eclipse. The discography of Funeral Eclipse isn't too big yet but Oaks of Bethel has seven full-lengths (again, some are double sets) and fifteen [=EPs=], while Njiijn has four albums and an EP. You can stream their discography [[http://eeerecordings.bandcamp.com here]].
** The Dutch musician Mories, who is the [[IAmTheBand sole musician]] behind such projects as Gnaw Their Tongues, Cloak of Altering, De Magia Veterum, Aderlating, and other projects, is another example of an absurdly productive metal musician. Gnaw Their Tongues alone has seven full-lengths and more than twenty [=EPs/=]splits (many of which are themselves as long as most full-length albums) since 2005. Most of the other projects aren't as prolific yet, but it's still a massive output for one man.
** Polish project Hellveto, the work of [[IAmTheBand a man going by the name of L.O.N.]], was, for awhile, close to the output pace of the two groups above, although he's slowed down somewhat - he didn't release anything in 2011, for example. Still, he has fifteen full-lengths released starting with the first in 2002. There are also a handful of [=EPs=] and splits, plus the several demos he recorded before his proper albums.
* Brazilian multi-instrumentalist Hermeto Pascoal has an extensive discography, having worked on countless albums as a musician, producer, arranger or songwriter, not counting his own solo albums. He also wrote a book with 367 brand new songs, one for each day of the year plus one, and has ''over 3000 unpublished songs''. And yes, he's still active, writing at least one song each day, and not only working on his solo projects but also with his girlfriend, a big band and orchestras. His shows are also full of jams and songs that are played once to never be played again.
* The output of Russian industrial/doom metal/ambient/electronica musician Senmuth, though, dwarfs most of the projects listed above. He has been releasing music since 2004 and has more than ''one hundred'' releases, most of which are full-lengths. And if that's not enough, many of these are multi-disc sets, with at least one, ''Ахет Мери Ра'' (''Akhet Mery Ra'', or roughly, ''The Horizon [That Is] Beloved of Ra''), being a ''four-disc'' set running roughly three and a half hours. All of his material is released for free on the internet, too (albeit only in mp3 format), so it's not entirely clear how he makes his money. Valery Androsov (the man behind Senmuth) has said in interviews that he works as a graphic designer and wants to keep the Senmuth project entirely free. A small number of albums may get a physical release (such as Weird), but they will also remain free on his website regardless.
* Music/{{Moby}} got this bad. As of 2013, he's built up fifteen studio albums, with various singles from each album, plus some non-album singles, which makes for an absurd amount of remixes and b-sides. That's not enough? Well, many of those studio albums come in deluxe editions that add a second disc, usually of an hour or so of ambient/new age workouts. And ''then'' he's recorded a few albums under the name Voodoo Child, consisting of old school rave music.
* Music/AyumiHamasaki has a discography of about 1000 songs if you count orchestral versions and remixes (not counting her 20+ concert releases). She just celebrated her 15th career anniversary in 2013. 15 original albums, over 20 remix albums (including 6 orchestral albums), over 50 singles, a couple [=EPs=] -- you do the math. She also has over 100 music videos.
* Yoshida Tatsuya, mastermind behind Japanese zeuhl bands such as Koenji Hyakkei and Ruins, has an utterly gigantic discography when you count everything he's written, performed on, and contributed to. Ruins alone has dozens of releases, and Yoshida has nearly as many under his own name and as collaborations with others. A complete listing of his releases is [[http://www5e.biglobe.ne.jp/~ruins/eng/data3_eng.html here]].
* Yoshida's primary inspiration Magma has a reasonably sizeable discography as well (about twelve main studio albums and at least twice as many side releases including live and archival performances), but that's only under the name of Magma. When you factor in all the side projects the band members have been involved in, the number increases substantially. Dedicated listeners will at least need to track down recordings by Christian Vander, Offering, Jannick Top, Univeria Zekt, Weidorje, and Zao if they want to hear all the band members' zeuhl-related material.
* The British industrial group Music/{{Zoviet France}} have a total of 22 studio albums, 6 live albums, and 2 EP's. That wouldnt be so bad if most of them werent limited, hand made editions that commend a premium in online auctions.
* Subverted with Music/BadReligion. While their discography (which spans over thirty years) includes ''sixteen'' studio albums, most of them only clock in at just over a half hour, some of the early ones you might even mistake for EP's given their length, due to the band's fast-paced nature.
* Music/{{Devo}} have a bit of Archive Panic in their own right, just enough to drive [[FanCommunityNickname Spuds]] crazy. Nine studio albums between 1978-2010 doesn't seem ''too'' strenuous, but there's also the pre-record deal EP, the CD/two cassettes of easy listening music they put out, the soundtrack to their rare PC game, the live albums/[=DVDs=], the soundtrack contributions, the ''Hardcore Devo'' compilations (thankfully re-released in 2013), the ''Recombo DNA'' compilation of demos, and a wealth of bootlegs, a scarce few of which have hard-to-find songs. ''Pioneers Who Got Scalped'', a double-disc anthology, gathered up a few of these scattered tracks ''and'' works as a career retrospective in its own right, and is highly recommended for collectors.
* Anyone trying to get through the collective discography of Danish industrial/EBM artist Claus Larsen -- who records under the pseudonyms Leæther Strip and Klutæ -- is gonna be at it for quite a while. Scattered between both handles, you currently have something along the line of 20+ [=EPs=], 8 compilations, 15 single [=LPs=], 5 double [=LPs=], ''limited edition bonus [=CDs=] of original content packaged with the double [=LPs=], remasters of the first three albums packaged with re-recorded versions of the albums,'' and a handful of stand-alone singles and tracks that have only been performed live. And he's still going!
* Music/TheSmashingPumpkins have just ten official studio albums as of 2015, besides a ''colossal'' vault of B-sides and reissues. The ''Rarities and B-Sides'' digital compilation has 114 tracks with over eight hours of material, and it was released incomplete. ''Gish'', ''Siamese Dream'' and ''Pisces Iscariot'' were reissued with a bonus CD and a bonus DVD, representing around three to four hours of material for each album. ''Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness'' was given three bonus [=CDs=] and a DVD, expanding its running time to over seven hours. ''The Aeroplane Flies High'' was given about three [=CDs=]' worth of bonus material (although, owing to the way the material was broken up on the original compilation, only one CD was added to the box set) and a bonus DVD, expanding its running time to nearly eight hours. ''Adore'' was given ''five bonus [=CDs=] and a bonus DVD'', expanding its running time to over nine hours. In short, good luck. It's no exaggeration to call Billy Corgan one of the most prolific songwriters of the 1990s, with ''at least'' 50 songs from that period still in the vaults.
* In 2014, Music/{{Buckethead}} became this. Up until then, he had released a steady stream of music, with output steadily increasing. In 2014 though, he released 55 full length albums (most of them via digital distribution on his website) bringing his album count to around 123. Since he only took two weeks to release his first album of 2015, his rate of output doesn't look like it's slowing down any time soon.
* Bands that allow audience taping will inevitably be subject to this for their live recordings. The Music/GratefulDead, mentioned above, are the most famous but by no means the only example of this. Even bands with small official discographies, like Music/TheMarsVolta and Music/GodspeedYouBlackEmperor, will amass probably hundreds of bootlegs.
* Music/LeeScratchPerry has been recording since the late 1960s and has released over 60 records, not counting all the musicians he wrote singles or produced albums for.
* Music/JohnZorn: His catalogue has over ''400'' albums, including projects with other bands. Practically every two months there is a new Zorn album in the stores.
* Music/{{Genesis}}' fifteen studio albums and two [=EPs=] don't seem too bad. But then you start getting into compilations and boxsets (which often contain things like alternate versions of songs, demos, B-sides, and the like), live albums, concert films, two documentaries, at least one music video compilation, and the many, many concert bootlegs that exist. Oh, and did we mention that at least seven of the band's members[[note]]specifically, Anthony Phillips, Ray Wilson, and every member of the classic five-piece lineup[[/note]] have their own solo careers? Some of which can themselves get rather extensive and/or are still releasing new material to this day? Long story short, those who want to experience everything Genesis and its members have to offer have their work cut out for them.
* So you want some beach music for a party, and want to explore Music/JimmyBuffett. Shouldn't take too long, right? After all, he was just a one-hit wonder...What do you mean he's made 25 ([[CanonDiscontinuity or 27]]) albums?!
* The French music label Classics were in business for less than 20 years, yet they released 965 compact discs of classic jazz and R&B ranging from the 1920's through the mid 1950's. Among the best represented performers were ''Fats Waller'' (21 discs), Music/LouisArmstrong (23), Music/BennyGoodman (36), and Music/DukeEllington (46!).
* DeathMetal frontman [[Music/CannibalCorpse Chris]] [[Music/SixFeetUnder Barnes]] is undoubtedly one of the busiest and most prolific vocalists in the history of the genre. His ''studio albums alone'' with both Cannibal Corpse and Six Feet Under amount to almost 200 songs, and that's ''not'' including the ''[[CoverAlbum Graveyard Classics]]'' albums (with a new one on the way in May 2016 as well) and unreleased rarities. Add that to his live [=DVDs=] with both bands, his early CC and SFU demos, his session vocals for at least 8 to 10 groups, and he's arguably been a part of more songs than any other big-name death metal vocalist in the world. Listening to all of his material without stopping would take at least 15 hours, if not more.
* The reason the members of Priestess hadn't already cited Music/ThinLizzy as an influence despite gladly owning up to listening to all the ''other'' big-name hard rock bands of that time? "There's such a catalogue to investigate," said one member. Indeed: 12 studio albums, 12 live albums, dozens of singles, and various miscellanea such as an [[{{Doorstopper}} eight-disc archive set]].
* Chris Rea: 25 albums, including ''Blue Guitars'', an '''11-disc''' album with over ''9 and a half hours' worth of music.''[[note]]Fortunately, Rea later released a shorter version of that album entitled ''Blue Guitar: A Collection of Songs'', which has just two discs and is just an hour long; still lengthy, but not even ''remotely'' as long as the normal version.[[/note]]
* British DJ Pete Tong has been hosting weekly 'The Essential Mix' since 1993 and 'The Essential Selection' since 1991 on BBC Radio 1. Most episodes are two hours in length, but some live mixes from festivals that feature more than one DJ can run upto 4-5 hours.
* Multi-instrumentalist Zach Hill (of Music/{{Hella}} and Music/DeathGrips fame) has released music with more than ''35'' different musical talents throughout his career, with some of them being near-impossible to find a copy of, due to the obscurity of said talents.

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* Plenty of old magazines have their full scanned archives available online. For example--do you enjoy the humor of Magazine/AmigaPower? Well, [[https://archive.org/details/amigapowermagazine here are all 65 issues.]] They're rather thick. Hope you have a lot of time.

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* The {{Wrestling/WWE}} Network has literally thousands of hours of programming on it thanks to WWE's vast library of ProfessionalWrestling footage. Even if you limited yourself to a single wrestling promotion and era, it could still take hundreds of hours to see everything from that era. Add also to the fact that RAW, NXT, various other wrestling events (like Main Event), original programming, and PPV's are constantly being added every month or in some cases every week. By 2014, the WWE Libraries clocked at '''150,000 hours''' of programming. Luckily, only ''40,000 hours'' are digitized for the WWE Network. That means it would take over 1,600 days, or a little over 4 years non-stop, to watch everything on the Network- back in 2014.

[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* ''WebVideo/TheFundayPawpetShow'''s episodes are only available for download that week... which is just as well when you consider there are over 480 episodes of four hours per episode. Yappy later uploaded the entire archive (except for the 9/11 episode) onto the website. Have fun locking yourself in your room for the next 6 months!

* British radio-only soap ''Radio/TheArchers'' surpassed ''Guiding Light'' in terms of volume and is showing absolutely no signs of stopping any time soon. SIXTEEN THOUSAND EPISODES.
* ''Radio/TheBrewingNetwork'' has this pop up with new listeners. The Session (as of January 2015) has 370 episodes, averaging between 3 and 4 hours. The Jamil Show has over 200 1 hour episodes, Brew Strong has over 150 one hour episodes, Lunch Meet has over 80 episodes and there is of course the relatively new Dr Homebrew and Sour Hour shows. Every month the network puts out four Sessions, two Brew Strongs, two Jamil Shows, one Sour Hour and two Dr Homebrews. Fans also encourage new listeners to listen to the shows from the beginning since a lot of the appeal is getting to know the brewcasters personally and learn about them as people as they live their lives. It makes for a lot of listening.
* ''Radio/DesertIslandDiscs'' has an archive covering the full 70+ years of the show, with a total of 3018 episodes as of February 2015. At 45 minutes per episode, that's a total of 2263 hours, 30 minutes. Alternatively, that can be thought of as 94 days, 7 hours, 30 minutes.
* ''Cretaor/TheBrewingNetwork''- The Session has been going since 2005, releasing three or four (depending on the year) 3+ hour episodes a month. Add on many years of the other shows, you have a huge archive to listen to

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' with its seven editions, numerous sourcebooks, and many, many spinoffs...
* The Worlds of Darkness:
** The gamelines of the TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness range from 2 books (''TabletopGame/MummyTheResurrection'') to well over 100 (''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade''), with ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' and ''TabletopGame/MageTheAscension'' on the higher end of that scale. All told, the [=oWOD=] clocks in at 400+ sourcebooks and counting.
** From the TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness, the minor gamelines are reasonable; it's the big four - the general "blue book" line, ''TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem'', ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken'' and ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening'' - that induce panic, with ''Forsaken'', the shortest, at 20 and ''Requiem'', the longest, at 40+. The total number of [=nWOD=] sourcebooks comes in at about 150 books and counting.
* Creator/WhiteWolf's other major gameline, ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'', clocks up 70+ books between the first and second editions.
* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' is no slouch on this score, with over 300 supplements.
* If you thought the other games on this list were bad, you haven't seen the grandaddy of them all, ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. Just as an example, you could expect ''at least'' a book a month during 3.5e's heyday, not counting published adventures and setting-specific sourcebooks or the many years of both ''Magazine/{{Dragon}} Magazine'' and ''Magazine/{{Dungeon}} Magazine'' providing even more supplementary material.
* ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' and its [[Franchise/BattleTechExpandedUniverse expanded universe]] have accumulated a ''massive'' repertoire of over a hundred novels and a hundred sourcebooks due to it being around since 1984. The plot spanning over a hundred years certainly complicates matters, as novels written later in the timeline will obviously [[LateArrivalSpoiler spoil developments]] in earlier novels.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Video game console libraries tend to be very large, and are guaranteed to burn a hole in your wallet and chew up lots of time;
** The UsefulNotes/{{NES}} game library consists of a staggering 826 games. Even if you factor out the unlicensed games, its still an impressive 713 titles. Several of these titles, such as VideoGame/{{Ufouria}}, are games that never saw release in the US, and are quite difficult to find in cartridge form.
*** One speedrunner, The Mexican Runner (TMR), undertook the [[http://themexicanrunner.com/faq NESMania]] challenge to play every NES game released in North America. It took from 2014 May 28th to 2017 February 26th, and he clocked around ''3,435 hours'' of total play time by the end (the [=NESMania=] archive itself also falls under this trope).
** The UsefulNotes/{{Atari2600}} game library isn't quite as overwhelming as the above, but 565 games is nothing to stuff at either.
** The PAL (European/Australian) UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 has a whopping 2,231 games, of which 61 are unavailable in English.
** UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} is often a cause of this, thanks to its large library of games and steep sales that make it easy to accumulate far more games that you have time to play.
* In terms of video games, the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' franchise is [[StealthPun leaps and bounds]] ahead. Just go to their page and look at the list. Since 1981, it has accumulated enough sub-series, spin-offs, crossovers, and remakes that the game total is well in the triple digits. And it shows no signs of slowing.
* Mario's former rival ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' is no slouch either. Counting handheld version of his console games (which often play differently enough) he has around 70 games under his belt. And if you want to check out some of his non-gaming material, they can cause a panic all on their own.
* The ''Franchise/MegaMan'' franchise is another long runner with loads of entries, and eight series across two timelines means you're going to be at it for quite awhile. The classic series alone has over 30 titles. Add in all of the sequel series, and you're up to around 70. Including all of the ports, remakes and mobile games, and you have well over 100 titles to cover. Good luck!
* ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}''. No less than ''thirteen'' games which WILL last a long time because of their famous difficulty.
* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts''. The upcoming ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII'' will actually be the ''ninth'' game in the series, which might not seem like a lot until you consider that these are not short games. The shortest will take between 12-15 hours, the others can take as much as 35-45+, depending on how much of a completionist you are. And the series has a KudzuPlot which makes it unwise to skip any installment.[[note]]It would also be unwise to skip the {{Updated Rerelease}}s of the game - the ''1.5'' and ''2.5 HD Remix'' respectively as Square calls it - as they tend to have content from the initially [[NoExportForYou Japan-only]] ''Final Mix'' version of the game, which is necessary to understand said kudzu plot fully.[[/note]] And did we forget to mention the ongoing Manga adaptions?
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' has no less than 35 games. Even just counting the numbered titles, that's still 15 long lasting [=RPGs=]. Even if you did a heavily optimized SpeedRun, it would still take 66 hours, as ''WebVideo/FinalFantasyRelay'' shows. The good news, however, is that most of the games are self contained and can be understood without playing the previous title, so you can start with any entry in the series. Sequels of a title are clearly labeled to indicate which continuity they belong to (ie IV and IV After Years, X and X-2, the entire XIII trilogy), so you'd have the common sense to play the prequel before touching the subsequent titles.
* ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' is shaping up quickly to be this. With 6 main ''Solid'' entries (including both parts of ''V''), 2 handheld spin-offs, [[VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance another spin off]], and the two pre-solid games, you have some catching up to do as these aren't short games. The kudzu plot makes matters worse with the 4th game having a large amount of ContinuityLockout.
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''. Not so much in sheer number of games (although including spinoffs that is a fairly long list), but in just how much plot and how many characters you'd need to catch up with if starting the series again. Anyone trying would have to play about ten games over about three or so different systems and then figure out how to catch/train/use over 700 different species of Pokemon. God help you with the time investment now needed to play competitively...
* The Super Sig World (''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' GameMod) series would probably be this for anyone who hasn't played it, since there are nearly thirty different installments in about three or four years. Already kind of long for a fan work, made worse by how they're separated on a bunch of different websites, all have about 99 levels in and take about 20 hours to complete if you're lucky.
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series has 19 main games, all of which are long, plus 7 spin-off games, several manga adaptations and a TV animatied series. Add in the appearances in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' and ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soul Calibur II]]'' and you'll be busy for awhile.
* Every {{MMORPG}} ever can and will cause this. Hope you have plenty of free time. This will get [[UpToEleven even crazier]] once you factor in content updates and [[ExpansionPack expansion packs]].
* And then there's DLC. ''VideoGame/RockBand'' has several thousand songs available for download, the equivalent of hundreds of games worth. And for ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'', none of its DLC has been available to purchase since March 31st 2014. That announcement sparked another panic to pick it all up before it was gone for good ([[CrackIsCheaper at an approximate cost of £250-odd]])...
* ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' has hit this. There are nine main console games and three portable side games, plus countless iOS spin-offs. And that's not even getting into the ExpandedUniverse of novels, comics, short films, and a feature film.
* ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' has a total of 25 games, 27 if you count the two {{Updated Rerelease}}s. Granted, Kirby games are easier than most, but it's still a hefty number. There's also a 100 episode anime and a gag manga, plus ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'', which is from the same creator.
* Attempting to binge the entire ''VideoGame/KisekiSeries'' will set you back quite a while. For a series that's famous for its DoorStopper-length scripts in the hundreds of thousands per game, between all the sidequests, lots and lots of NPC dialogue that changes every time there's a plot development, and intricate WorldBuilding, it'll take 150 hours on average to fully complete a game, and unlike most Eastern RPG developers, every ''Trails'' title takes place concurrently in the same continuity with several references made between games with quite a few character cameos. Between the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky Trails in the Sky trilogy]], the [[VideoGame/ZeroNoKiseki Zero/Azure duology]] which has yet to be translated, and the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel Cold Steel trilogy]], you're looking at 8 games that will take hundreds of hours to read. Not to mention the novel adaptations, manga that retell each game with their own sidestories, drama [=CDs=] that are largely canon, an adaptation of ''Trails in the Sky'' running for 2 45 minute OVA episodes, and a mobile game, you'll be spending a lot of time exploring its world.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* The long-running web cartoon ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner''. Heavy on in-jokes, updated nearly every week between 2002 and 2009. The Strong Bad Emails are a start, but those alone have over 200 episodes. Maybe the rather long seemingly indefinite sin hiatus since 2010 isn't a bad thing after all. [[http://hrwiki.org/wiki/All_Toons There is a way you can watch them all in order.]] But still, ''DAMN!'' Look at that list! Adding up all the non-"(N/A)" values, that is 22 hours, 11 minutes and 2 seconds of Flash animation to go through. In 2014, The Brothers Chap have announced that new content is coming. Better prepare for a long hard ArchiveBinge.
* After 100 episodes, the ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' {{machinima}} series [[ReTool started with a fresh scenario]] specifically to avert Archive Panic. This worked out well for new viewers, since only subscribers can even [[ArchiveBinge view all the old episodes at once]]... but now all the episodes have been uploaded to [=YouTube=]. As of 2017, fifteen seasons have been completed, with each season consisting of around 20 episodes of anywhere from 3 to 15 minutes long. Each season's DVD has all of the episodes cut together into one "movie", lasting about an hour and a half to two hours, depending on the season (and Netflix has the first 13 seasons available this way).
* After ''Red vs Blue'' Creator/RoosterTeeth managed to pull it off again in much less time with their MagicalGirl series ''Webanimation/{{RWBY}}''. To prepare for the fifth season out in 2017, [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUBVPK8x-XMhCW2fW7ZYlD9MHjvmT8IGK there's even a handy playlist in their YouTube channel]]. Ignoring the behind the scenes features and trailers, it's a meager 52 episodes... but the runtime is at least 12 minutes (Volume 1 disguised it splitting a few in two-parters of 6-6 or 7-4), so binging the series takes at least 11 hours.
* The [[http://www.michaelspornanimation.com/splog/ art blog]] of the late animator MichaelSporn was regularly updated with literally thousands of pieces of animation artwork, and it managed to reach 2,882 posts total.
* ''WebAnimation/{{Pencilmation}}'' currently has over 170 episodes (as of January 2018). Note that, since 2017, new shorts come out twice-a-week, unheard of for an online animated series.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
Now sorted by page/strip count.
* ''Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures'' finished ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth'' in 2009. Since the [[InteractiveComic reader/player]] starts at the beginning, they have no way of knowing that there are nearly 1900 pages ahead of them unless they go to the log and scroll down the list of pages.
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' (quoted at the top of the page) has concluded at 8130 pages as of [[ArcNumber 4/13]], 2016. Its wordcount alone bests some translations of ''Literature/WarAndPeace'' without taking into account the visuals and frequent several-minute cinematic flash animations (the more important of these have been as long as 15 minutes) or [[UnexpectedGameplayChange playable]] [[OutOfGenreExperience flash game]] [[SuddenVideogameMoment segments]] that can run anywhere from 15 minutes to several hours to completely explore. [[UpToEleven In addition,]] Hussie's sporadic but rampant update schedule and usual OneManArmy nature (since he does most of the work himself) means that by the time you catch up, he could have added any number of pages - he once claimed to be taking a break, and then updated eighty pages within the span of a week. It is worth noting that Homestuck actually has ''Save and Autosave buttons to return you to where you left off.'' It is also worth noting that, compared to nearly every other webcomic on this page, ''Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures'' is very new, only having started in 2007, yet has ranked up nearly 9,000 pages as of 2014. To make matters worse, ''Homestuck'' starts very casually, and picks up speed after the first two Acts, which are easy enough to blow through rapidly. Thus, it is extremely easy to start reading in the evening or at night under the mistaken impression that it is easy to stop reading, and then look out the window and notice that the sun is rising. Most of that bulk of writing doesn't kick in until Act 5, whereupon to have any idea what's going on, you'll need to read about two thousand pages of dense content and sudden twists. What's even worse is that the comic is rife with foreshadowing and explanations which can be easily missed, so skimming often leads to having no clue what happened in already-confusing plot twists. Overall, [[http://readmspa.org/stats/ this website]] provides an interesting analysis of MS Paint Adventure's total wordcount: the total number of words including transcribed flashes is 761,345, longer than the King James Bible, and when the images and flashes are converted into a wordcount (basically, the number of words it would take to communicate the same information in words) it reaches a whole ''1,159,315 words'', or 107% of the entire ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series. Now ''that's'' an Archive Panic!
* ''Webcomic/KevinAndKell'' has been publishing continuously since September 1995. It was weekdays-only for a while, but went to every day in the summer of 2000. The strip has had no break for 21 years, putting it over 7,000 comics in its archive. Bill Holbrook [[http://kevinandkell.com/2013/kk1123.html lampshaded it in 2013,]] showing Rachel being exhausted by an archive binge.
* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' is a prime offender. A daily strip that hit ten years on June 2010, it's amazing new readers keep coming to it. Mr. Tayler has never, ever missed a strip, [[{{Determinator}} even when his server blew up.]] He even [[http://store.schlockmercenary.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=OE-SMM sells a fridge magnet warning about it.]] It's currently over 5000 strips long.
* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' consists of over 5000 comics, all of which (including the filler) are important to the plot. The comic started running daily since August 25, 1997. Including filler and guest strips (many of which are actually part of the plot), that comes out to 5355 strips at the time of this editing. It ''finally slowed down'' in early June of ''2012'', at least temporarily, to a less-than-daily schedule after a family health scare involving Pete's younger daughter and later Pete himself getting a horrible flu, which resulted in one week of pure filler followed by one week of no content (save for a guest sketch by his older daughter) and then the comic going onto MWF while he gets things back together, with plans to go to MTWTF rather than all seven days once things start to stabilize again. [[http://sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/150701 Lampshaded in this comic.]]
* David Willis' epic webcomic verse, the ''Webcomic/WalkyVerse'', started in September 1997 with ''Roomies!'', which ran weekdays for 2 years. It quickly became ''It's Walky!'', which ran weekdays for 5 years, followed by ''Joyce and Walky!'' and ''Shortpacked!''. The latter has run every weekday since the beginning of 2005; the former runs three days a week, with only one of those strips for non-subscribers. If you want to read that archive, it's 4 years’ worth of reading and over $100 in "donations."
* ''Webcomic/UserFriendly'' has been daily since November 1997 and is now over 5000 pages long.
* Since switching to 5 updates a week, barring any mishaps (writers block or other emergencies), ''Webcomic/Collar'' will quickly approach 1000 with 752 comics as of this writing. Making it very easy for fans to fall behind.
* ''Webcomic/PvP'' started in 1998 and is currently five strips a week rather than seven, but it still has over 4200 strips.
* ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'' has a little bit of continuity, although it isn't necessary to read all 4000 or more previous comics to understand the current strips.
* ''[[http://www.superosity.com Superosity]]'' has been running daily since March 1999 and has over 3650 pages.
* ''Webcomic/TheMansionOfE'' has been updating daily since 2003. Over 4000 pages.
* ''Webcomic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace'' debuted in 2004 and has updated daily for most of its history, though a fair number of those were filler strips. Despite a couple of extended hiatuses, it is currently (as of October 2013) over 3400 strips.
* ''Webcomic/TheDevilsPanties''. A comic a day with rare exceptions since October 2001. Over 3350 strips.
* ''Webcomic/CastlevaniaRPG'' has updated most weekdays since early 2005 (sporadically since 2003). The main storyline includes over 2000 comics, and with the backstories (one for each of the main characters except Princess), bonus story arcs, filler strips, and the related ''Darkmoon's Silly Webcomic'' (updating since 2000 and existing in the same continuity), all of which are referenced in the main storyline, the total archive includes over 4700 strips and counting.
* ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'' has updated almost daily since 2002 and has over 3000 strips. Writer David Morgan-Mar once boasted that he had overtaken ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'' in number of strips and has stated a goal of publishing at least as many comics as ''Calvin & Hobbes'' creator Bill Watterson: 3,160. At least you can read them five at a time.
* ''[[http://www.funnyfarmcomics.com/ Funny Farm]]'' Over 3000 in the archive, perhaps 50 of which are filler. Have Fun.
* In order to compensate, Greg Dean has created a kind of Cliff Notes to ''Webcomic/RealLifeComics'', only featuring the important strips. Of course, you have to pay for it and you can only get it [[OfferVoidInNebraska if you live in the United States]], but whatever. Over 2800 pages.
* ''Webcomic/DieselSweeties'' has over 2800 strips to date.
* ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan'' has heavy continuity, and updated nearly daily since 2002. Ended in May 2013 with 3,000 pages.
* ''Webcomic/AndShineHeavenNow'' is just about to hit its seventh year of publication, with updates at about six times a week. Over 2650 comics.
* ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'' currently has over 2,650 strips.
* ''Webcomic/PhilLikesTacos'' -- started in 2002, hasn't missed a day since 2005. Now over 3600 strips. [[http://www.fulltimeink.com/plt Good Luck!]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Achewood}}''. Debuting in October 2001 and featuring at least three new strips a week with relative frequency, as of June 2009 there are over 2,500 strips.
* ''Webcomic/OzyAndMillie'' by Creator/DanaSimpson, debuted in 1998 and ran for a decade. During its earlier years, it was updated daily. Almost 2500 pages before completing.
* ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal''. Over 2300 comics. Though most of the earlier comics are single-panel and feature no continuity whatsoever, other than various running gags.
* ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'' has almost 2300 comics and has been running since 2001.
* ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'' Daily strips for six straight years.
* ''Webcomic/WapsiSquare'' has been running since 2001, has over 2000 strips, and has heavy enough continuity that you can't merely skim read if you want to be able to understand what is going on.
* ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'' has been running since March 1998, on a three-strip-per-week plan (Monday, Wednesday, Friday), plus a very occasional bonus strip (usually shown in the archive on the same page as a regular strip). Passed 2,000 strips in 2011 (although a few fans considered it more significant when it posted its 2,011th strip in 2011).
* ''Webcomic/DinosaurComics'' not only has well over a thousand comics (now 2000), but each is extremely wordy and contains little variation in art throughout. One of the most rewarding to get through but wholly unnecessary due to the lack of common plot.
* ''Webcomic/{{Nukees}}'' has been running continually since January 1997 updating mostly 3 times a week With over 2000 comics. Good luck.
* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' has over 2000 strips, and most are of decent length, and the story is continuous (mostly), making it quite addictive. It's difficult to get through quickly since they're almost always 4-paneled, vertical, and all too often wordy.
* ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'' has over 2000 strips, and updates every weekday.
* ''Webcomic/{{Jack|DavidHopkins}}'' has been around for over 13 years, publishing a full comic page three days a week for the entire time with over 1900 pages.
* ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' is a double-shot. Not only has it been updated three times a week for nearly a decade with over 1800 strips, Tycho has a blog post that explains what's going on in the strip.
* ''Webcomic/ScaryGoRound''. Six years of weekday strips as of 2008 or ten years of strips if you read all of ''Webcomic/{{Bobbins}}'' as well - and Scary-Go-Round essentially ''is'' Bobbins with a new title and a spruce-up. This is part of why John Allison started ''Webcomic/BadMachinery''. While it is a sequel to ''Scary GoRound'', you do not have to know anything to get into it. Over 1700 comics.
* ''Webcomic/YetAnotherFantasyGamerComic'' has been updating daily for 4 years and has over 1600 strips. Also given the story format, is not likely that it will be over any time soon.
* ''Webcomic/{{Starslip}}'' ran from 2005 to 2012 and finished with just over 1600 strips.
* ''Webcomic/{{Fans}}'' currently has over 1,500 strips.
* ''Webcomic/{{PHD}}'' has been published since 1997. Although at first it was published in college newspapers and now it runs three times a week, clicking on "first" and getting "originally published 10/27/1997" is scary. Over 1400 comics.
* ''Webcomic/SamAndFuzzy'' has been running from 2002. Luckily, the author's archive page has a number of helpful links for new readers. Over 1400 pages.
* ''Webcomic/RedString'' ran from 2003 to 2013, a total of 52 chapters and over 1350 comics.
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' averted this for a while -- it started out as a print comic before moving to the web, and Foglios eased new reader access considerably by including a "101 class" (which started from the beginning) and an "Advanced Class" (which started where the print series left off), and updating them concurrently. Then in June 2007, the 101 class caught up with the beginning of the Advanced Class, giving 101 readers and newcomers a couple years of panic-laden archive trawling to catch up on, promptly breaking the site for a few days. Over 1300 pages.
* ''Webcomic/{{Rhapsodies}} 1300''+ since 2004.
* ''Webcomic/MegaTokyo'' has heavy continuity, so [[ArchiveBinge archive binges]] are necessary for new readers. Even after running for over ten years and 1300+ comics, it goes pretty fast with all of the {{Filler Strip}}s that you can skip.
* ''Webcomic/SchoolSpirit'' started on June 12, 2004, and as of May 30, 2013 has 1300 strips.
* ''Webcomic/LeastICouldDo'' deserves a mention, having run since 2003 on a primarily daily basis.
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' has over 1800 not counting filler and newspaper style strips. It's over 100 chapters (though about a third of them have 10 or fewer strips). It's one of those things where once you get going you keep reading because you have to know what happens next.
* ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' has over 1600 strips as of December 2015 and updates 3 times a week. Luckily, some great iPhone apps make it easy to catch up on all of them.
* ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' has over 1200 pages as of October 2013. What makes it more manageable is the fact that it's divided into chapters averaging around 25-30 pages each.
* ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' has 1227 comics, and to make matters worse, each strip has around a dozen panels, instead of just three. And this doesn’t include the FillerStrips.
* The online version of ''ComicBook/{{PS238}}'' (which lags behind the print version) has over 1100 strips as of October 2013.
* ''Webcomic/FauxPas'' is in its 200th week, with each week consisting of six three-panel comics.
* ''Webcomic/CtrlAltDel'' has been posting 3 comics a week, most of them 4 panels, since October 2002.
* ''Webcomic/{{Flipside}}'' has well over 1000 pages, counting both its incarnations. Luckily it's quite the easy read.
* ''Webcomic/TheCyantianChronicles:'' 1000+ updates for Akaelae alone, not to mention the additional strips for ''Genoworks Saga'', ''Campus Safari'', ''Gralen Cragg Hall'', ''No Angel'', and ''Sink or Swim. ''
* ''Webcomic/{{Juathuur}}'': 1100+ pages from 2005.
* ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'' has 1100+ strips as of February 2015, and is still updating three times a week. At least there's only a bit over one more movie to go... oh, wait, Disney is making more movies. Yay?
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' has over 1000 online comics as of December 2015. (This is not including the "bonus comics" included in the print editions, or the prequel books.) While this may not seem like much, keep in mind these are full-page comics with 12 or more panels each, and it's probably one of the wordier comics out there. And except for [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness a few of the first 100 strips]], every single strip is part of an arc and will contain important plot points, so it’s unwise to skip any.
* Webcomic/SequentialArt has 942 strips as of March 10, 2016. Plus with how easily the series jumps from SliceOfLife comedy to full blown story arcs that can last for dozens of strips while also often introducing new characters, skipping ahead at any point can leave newcomers very confused.
* ''Webcomic/CaptainSNES'' has 800 story strips. That seems small in comparison to the others, but they are very dialogue-heavy, and it's written in small letters.
* ''Webcomic/TheBMovieComic'' has quite an ArcFatigue (more than 450 pages for the second chapter, while the first one only had 85) and a quite instructive [[TheRant rant]] under most pages. Totals around 800 pages as of April 2013.
* Thankfully, ''Webcomic/LookingForGroup'' avoids this by organizing the strip into various story arcs, rather than an increasingly-colossal list of past installments.
* ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'' is relatively short, with only about 350 strips or so, but they're full-page images that simply cannot be skimmed.
* Averted by the "first comic created specifically for web distribution", ''[[http://www.zark.com/front/about.html Argon Zark]]''. It has been running since June 1995, still updates almost every year, and has a grand total of 77 strips.
* ''[[http://www.billvolk.com Volklore]]'' avoids this, in a sense, by running backwards, so that taking an ArchiveTrawl is actually moving forward in the story.
* ''Webcomic/{{Mezzacotta}}''. [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/archive.php?date=-9999999999999-01-01 Here's the first strip]]. Check out the date on the URL.
* ''Webcomic/TheKamics'' -- "I was told by a friend that he was intimidated by the number of comics in my archive... pshaw! There was just under 800 at the time!"
* ''Webcomic/JerkCity'' averts this. It started in 1998 and has updated near daily since then. However, having NoodleIncident humour, detailed tagging and no plot means the best way to read it is by hitting the Random button (though there is the occasional sequential storyline, every strip still works as a total standalone).
* ''Webcomic/TheDreamlandChronicles'' just reached its [[http://www.thedreamlandchronicles.com/comic/page-2000/ 2000th]] page after 11+ years of running, and the author says there are "about a 100" pages more to go.

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* Wiki/TVTropes. Which, [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/special/remix12.jpg apparently]], some people have tried to read in its entirety. As of March 29, 2010, there are 17916 tropes on the wiki, and the number is growing very rapidly every day. Even if you just skim each one, it will take you a ''lot'' of time... especially considering that there's no page which lists just the tropes - the most you can hope for is either the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/index_report.php?groupname=Main complete list of articles]] (which is so long that it will likely ''break your browser'') or [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/index_report.php reading every single index]]. Referenced [[http://xkcd.com/609/ here]] by ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}''.
* Several of the longtime wikis take very long to be read in their entirety, and few (if any) have actually attempted that. Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}, in its English language alone, has almost ''five million'' articles. The Spanish and German versions are no slouches either.
* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' podcast ''Radio Free Skaro'' almost has 600 30-60+ minute long episodes. And that's not even including the special episodes like the 2016 advent calender episodes which are thankfully only about 5 minutes long each. And of course, there are a few episodes that are almost '''two hours''' long. Best have lots of free time on your hands.
* ''Roleplay/DestroyTheGodmodder'': You'd think a simple forum game wouldn't have too much, would you? You'd be dead wrong. With a (current) life-span of just over two years, and an average of about 50 posts a day, some of which are over half an hour of reading material, you've got your work cut out for you. All told, there are two completed sessions, one with just over 6000 posts (which can vary in length anywhere from one line to comparable to multiple novel pages), and another with ''only'' 1500 posts of similar length, two others are still ongoing, the shorter of which has capped 3000 posts and is still going strong, and the other with over 18 thousand posts (which often have ridiculous amounts of text in them) plus an off-topic thread with roughly 4000 posts of its own. You've got a lot of reading ahead of you.
* ''Roleplay/PokemonRiseOfTheRockets'' has been running for five years at the time of writing, and as a result has quite a lot of back story to take in--over 150 pages of readable content, in fact. And that's only partially taking into account the ''other'' 300+ pages of content that were lost with the Website/BZPower [[PermanentlyMissableContent hacking of 2013]], covering the story's earliest days and plot arcs. Needless to say, it can be rather difficult to jump into the game.
* ''Roleplay/MahouMUSH'' celebrated 1000 scenes in February 2016, less than a year after opening. As of August 2016, the count is almost 1800 - not counting player-submitted cutscenes, of which there are nearly 200 - and more content is added on a near-daily basis.
* To date, AnimationResources has published 425 articles about animation and art since 2004, and it is still regularly updated to this day.
* The [[http://gurneyjourney.blogspot.com/ art blog]] of ''Literature/{{Dinotopia}}'' creator James Gurney has amassed over 4,500 posts, and is updated daily.
* There are over ''1700'' "[[https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=drew+pickles+goes+to Drew Pickles Goes To]]" videos and '''OVER 220,000''' "[[https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=secret+missing+episode+of Secret Missing Episodes]]", and that's not even including the countless other WebVideo/BarneyBunch videos. In short, you have to be ''completely insane'' to watch all of it.
* ''WebVideo/PoohsAdventures''. Several videos made by several makers, almost all taken down due to copyright. Which video should you start with depends... And most videos tend to split each other in parts, so naturally, depending on the video, you'll be taking a while to watch them all (if so).
* Youtube LP'er LetsPlay/SSoHPKC has over 8000 videos spanned over 3 years, with a lot of games that he has played on release date, and most Minecraft custom maps. If you don't know exactly what you're looking for in his videos, then you're not going to find it. He even has a second account, only with a hundred videos on there.
* LetsPlay/NintendoCapriSun has over 2300 videos spread out over three accounts with more added each day.
* British Youtuber LetsPlay/TearOfGrace has more than 1700 video game montages and [[LetsPlay playthroughs]], each of them between ten and twenty minutes long, with his longest series having over 300 episodes.
* Youtube LP'er LetsPlay/ZetaPlays has over 1600 videos, most of them singular videos of games that he only played for five minutes because they were too boring. Want to find a game that he played? Good luck.
* LetsPlay/{{Chuggaaconroy}} has a over 1600 videos in his solo projects.
* Stephen Georg of WebVideo/StephenVlog and LetsPlay/StephenPlays has a total of over 4000 videos across both of his channels due to having a daily vlog and his let's play channel having at least one video go up every day
* CODblackopsPS, a collection of recorded ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps'' clips, is an extreme example for a Website/YouTube channel with '''[[UpToEleven OVER ONE MILLION UPLOADS]]''' at its peak. Several videos there have since been deleted, and it's nearly impossible to see all in one sitting.
* ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' is a ''Literature/BattleRoyale''-based roleplay in which a group of high school students is kidnapped and forced to kill each other until [[ThereCanBeOnlyOne only one of them is still alive.]] It is currently in its fourth round, but the first three versions of the game are still on the forum - [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters good luck reading through the deaths of over 100 characters per game, including a grand total of ''274'' deaths by the end of v4]].
* [[http://dagobah.biz/flash/ Flash archives like this]] have wasted days and days of free time. It doesn't help that many of them are simple loops that one can play for hours upon end.
* The Website/FourChan Archives. Whenever a thread becomes considered "epic" on 4chan, it can be voted to go to the Archives. Almost every board has a section in said Archives. Each page has around ten threads on it, and page numbers vary from a few to the infamous /b/'s section, which, to say the least, is huge. Also note that Epic Fail Guy moments, memes, and various other categories get their own sections, and you've just taken out a good chunk of your free time trying to read them all. Oh, and there's always more coming in. Enjoy your lulzy prison...
** That's nothing. [[http://ascii.textfiles.com/archives/2083 Jason Scott was going to upload an archive]] of TEN MILLION 4chan threads, but apparently backed out.
** There are now sites dedicated to automatically archiving whole boards. Anything that gets posted to the majority of Popular boards is now forever archived.
* Not only is the ''WebOriginal/ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum'' a large set of stories, it's ''really freakin' confusing'' for a newbie to try and track down them all - especially with the collapse of Website/GeoCities taking out what seems like half of it. The people at the group's board tend to be helpful, though.
* The ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse''. You're fine when you look at the homepage and see some stories, but then you go find the list of stories in chronological (in-universe) order, and you realize there's a ''huge'' amount of text there. The Phase stories alone are nearing the number of words of all seven ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books ''combined'', and s/he's only one of a couple dozen main characters. This is made all the worse in the new site, since the stories aren't all in order, and even finding them is a chore. It is on the site owners' list to work on, but they have been swamped with more pressing issues.
* The ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'' had close to ten thousand individual whole-page character entries in its character archives. Add to that an in-universe Encyclopedia with nearly two hundred thousand entries (most at least three paragraphs long, and some as long as a full page), plus over a hundred campaign pages (each with their own archive), and you'd better be prepared to spend a ''lot'' of time if you want to read the whole thing.
* Like motivational posters? [[http://wiki.rpg.net/index.php/Motivational_Posters:Main_Page Here]] are most of the ones from RPG.net's forum threads. At the bottom of the page? Links to over a half a dozen ''other'' archives of different posters. Have fun.
* Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses. Even just catching up to the more popular series like WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic, WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment, and WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall is pretty intimidating by this point...then you consider that as the site goes on there's more and more crossovers and in-jokes between an ever-growing number of contributors, meaning that for everything to make sense you'll need to go all over the site trying to watch everything in chronological order. It's even worse if they happen to have stories that arc over dozens of reviews.
* ''WebVideo/LoadingReadyRun'' has being producing at least one video a week for over 7 years. Even at an average of only of 3 minutes per video, that's 18 hours of video to watch. Then there's all the bonus videos and spinoffs....it will take you a while to watch them all, fortunately continuity is only important within the commodoreHustle sub-series. ''[=LoadingReadyRun=]'' later struck a deal to produce their shorts for ''Website/TheEscapist'', and from then on their video appeared there. There's only a few months worth of material there (so far), so starting with the stuff on ''Website/TheEscapist'' is a good idea.
* ''WebVideo/ClassicGameRoom'' has uploaded over '''1400''' videos of variable lenght since the debut of its Website/YouTube channel in late 2007, and new videos gets added pratically every days. And that's not counting the sister "CGR Undertow" channel.
* ''Website/{{Neopets}}'' has a self-maintained in side newspaper titled ''The Neopian Times''. While the Editorial and Comics are fairly short, there's also been roughly ten short stories, ten sections of longer stories, and ten articles about the site for twenty issues short of '''ten years solid''', and about 500 issues total. The comics section ''alone'' is [[UpToEleven longer than most of the long-running webcomics here]]. What's worse? A comic could die mid-arc, before the Neopets Team told people to send in the whole arc at once to prevent that.
* ''[[http://damnyouautocorrect.com Damn You Autocorrect]]'', which has only been in existence for ten months, has an archive of, at the time of writing, 3786 images. It adds upwards of 15 images daily. Ulch. Scratch that. Seven months later and it has almost 6000.
* LetsPlay/{{Raocow}} has over 3000 videos in several host websites, and he usually uploads two new videos every single day, each one of an average length of 15 minutes or so. You'll literally spend months just to watch his most emblematic series.
* The Wiki/SCPFoundation. There are over a ''thousand'' anomalous items documented, and more are written up every day (even if about half of them quickly get deleted). And once you make your way through the entire list? There's still the [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/foundation-tales Foundation Tales]] section (as well as [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/creepy-pasta the collection of general creepypasta stories]]). Make sure you have a comfortable chair... and can handle being afraid to sleep at night.
** Now up to over 2,000, to the point that they had to make Series II and III [=SCPs=] to make space for the new entries. In addition to the standard Foundation Tales, there are now entire alt-continuity hubs, most of which consist of nearly a dozen separate, but intrinsically connected, stories. Get a ''really'' comfy chair.
* The WebVideo/VlogBrothers have been making Website/YouTube videos since January 2007 for a rough total of ''980 videos'', a number that continues to rise at a rate of two per week. That's not even counting the numerous other channels that they have, including Hankgames, WebVideo/{{The Lizzie Bennet Diaries}}, WebVideo/SciShow, WebVideo/CrashCourse, Truth or Fail, and Music/{{Hank|Green}}'s Channel, almost all of which have referenced or [[ContinuityNod nodded to each other in various ways]] and played off of knowledge of events from previous videos, bringing the total number of videos to '''''2000'''''. While it is possible for new Nerdfighters to follow them without knowing exactly where these injokes came from, the urge to watch the 980 main-channel videos from the beginning can be too great to resist, leading to many a Nerdfighter wasting their summer. They do, however, try to ease this anxiety by providing [[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL747F0A378BC181C7&feature=plcp a playlist of twenty essential videos,]] including the one that shows the origin of the term 'Nerdfighter'.
* WebVideo/InternetKilledTelevision, a [[http://www.youtube.com/user/CTFxC vlog]] series made by Charles Trippy about his daily life, where he put up a 10-20 minute video daily. He's on his ''6th'' year and has done over 2000 days.
* Parodied by ''Website/TheOnion'' in an "American Voices" interview asking people what they considered the biggest international news story in 2012. One respindant says "Ugh, I have no idea. I’ve been putting off reading this one article from Feb. 17, 2003 that I started, and I don’t want to skip ahead until I’ve finished it."
* ''Website/NotAlwaysRight'' currently has more than 1000 pages at ten stories a page. And when you're done with them, there are four spin-off sites (though none of them are nearly as long). A couple years ago, they added a comment section to each story, so now they take twice as long to read (a couple minutes to read the story, a couple more minutes to read peoples' reactions).
* ''Roleplay/WarrensOfOricTheAwesome'' just hit its 5000 posts mark - that's over 300 pages, with updates almost every 5 to 20 posts.
* The author of ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' is on a regular schedule of posting seven-to-ten thousand word chapters at least twice a week, frequently thrice. A reader of the story broke it down into an average of 5406 words per update over the course of two and a half years. [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/table-of-contents/#comment-43843 Worm is 1,535,255 words long as of the last chapter in the story.]] While the serial nature of the story makes it relatively easy to spread out an ArchiveBinge over weeks or months, that's still enough words to make a shelf of {{Doorstopper}}s. With the completion of the story, it totals [[https://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/11/19/interlude-end/#comment-54233 1.681 million words]], [[https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wVgZPtQMCWmi2SBGtUvbZwrOt9Cnzqa4-g-KrDO5yBM/edit#gid=0 +-1,000]] based on various counts. Wildbow followed that up with [[http://pactwebserial.wordpress.com/ Pact]] which is roughly 950k words written in 15-16 months, and has now started [[http://twigserial.wordpress.com/ Twig]], which is planned to be of similar length. During this time he has also been making edits and revisions to Worm to refine things before publishing it, and plans to finish the revision around Summer 2016.
* ''WebVideo/{{Smosh}}'' with not just the 200+ videos on their main channel, there's also the Ianh channel, which contains several episodes of Ian is Bored, Lunchtime with Smosh, and Smosh pit weekly, the Smosh games channel which has two videos everyday, plus three more every weekend, the El Smosh channel with spanish dubbed Smosh videos, The Shut up Cartoons channel, with several cartoons, and finally, the Watch us live and stuff channel with Anthony and his fiancee Kalel vlogging.
* ''WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}}'' reached over 600 videos in 2013. Most are thankfully just 10 minutes long, but they also do quite a few hours-long commentary on full games.
* ''WebVideo/VideoGamesAwesome'' has been recording and uploading full-length, unedited playthroughs of games since at least early 2011. That's only a few years, but each episode can last anywhere from three to five hours, and some games have more than ten episodes apiece. They also average four or five shows a week, so their archive is constantly expanding. Watching all their content from the very beginning requires serious dedication, and would probably take several months. Just glancing at [[http://ffsfan.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_Video_Games_Awesome_Episodes their list of episodes]] is overwhelming.
* [[Creator/TheKingOfHate Darksyde Phil]] is infamous for this. His [=DSPGaming=] channel has over '''''40,000 videos'''''. [=TheKingOfHateVlogs=] has over 400 videos, most of which are over half an hour long. That's just two of them, before you get into his alternate channels, his streams, his older channels that are mostly inactive, his fan channels, his hatedom channels...
* The Super Best Friendcast, the podcast of WebVideo/TwoBestFriendsPlay, only began in August 2013... however, with one episode released a week, averaging 2.74 hours per episode? It would take you nearly 10 days of uninterrupted listening to go from episode 1 to episode 87, for a total of 239.05 hours of Quebec-scented nerd ramblings.
* ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'' has 82 released episodes right now, and with each totaling about a half hour in length, it'd take you nearly two days of straight listening to get through it all, which is to say nothing of the novel and live show recordings as well.
* ''TheComicsCurmudgeon'' got its start in 2004 and has been updating nearly daily since. And you basically ''have'' to read all of it to follow it, as otherwise you'll appear in the middle of a comics storyline (the blog covers a ''lot'' of soap opera strips, which have long-running storylines that can run for months) and Josh has a lot of running gags that only make sense if you've been reading since they first came up.
* TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons show ''WebVideo/CriticalRole'' has episodes that last three hours on average, with the longest one being nearly ''six hours long''. With 115 episodes in the first campaign, and a new campaign starting that will undoubtedly have more episodes, it can take a long time for a newcomer to get caught up.
* ''WebVideo/AskLovecraft'' has been created in June 2012. Four years later, there are more than 600 episodes and counting.
* ''WebVideo/TheCompletionist''.
** Jirard flat out admitted he stopped giving the number episode in the video's title because it was starting to scare potential viewers off. December 2016 brought the 200th episode with ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'', and that's not counting other video series on the channel like ''Top Tens'', ''Defend It!'', ''The Hype'', and the occasional one off video. Add to that his other channels, and you'll be busy for a while.
** For his 100th episode, Jirard released a poster that amounted to a giant checklist of his first 100 games, challenging everyone to complete them all. He released another after his 200th episode. Completing all those games yourself is panic on its own.
* ''WebVideo/GameGrumps'' has nearly 5000 videos as of April 2017. Typical length is around 10 minutes, but some surpass 1 hour.
* The [[https://www.letsplayindex.com/ Let's Play Index]] attempts to carry out this trope by use of a bot that crawls Youtube in search of [[LetsPlay Let's Players]] to add to its ever-growing database.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* The ''WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat'' series has been around [[UsefulNotes/TheSilentAgeOfAnimation since 1919]], so there's a lot of ground to cover if you want to experience the whole series. For animation, you have the original silent theatrical cartoons and the three Van Beuren era shorts (while many of the silent shorts are lost, quite a few survive and it can take a while to sit through the surviving ones), the 126 made-for-TV cartoons by Joe Oriolo (which run six to seven minutes each), [[WesternAnimation/FelixTheCatTheMovie a theatrical movie]], the mid 90's TV revival cartoon series ''WesternAnimation/TheTwistedTalesOfFelixTheCat'' (which lasted 21 episodes, with three shorts in all but a couple of them), the [[SpinoffBabies toddler aimed spinoff]] ''Anime/BabyFelixAndFriends'' (which ran for 65 five minute episodes), and a 2004 direct to video Christmas special ''WesternAnimation/FelixTheCatSavesChristmas''. The comics are where one will really start running into trouble--the Felix comics started in 1923, with the newspaper comics and comic books running a solid 40 year run up to the 1960's. And then you have the 80's newspaper comic crossover with WesternAnimation/BettyBoop to look out for (which has never been reprinted), and a short lived early 90's comic book revival. After that, you have a history book and some comic compilations, three video game tie-ins, the very obscure live action TV series ''Felix the Cat Live'', and a monstrous amount of toys and merchandise to wrap it all up. Good luck!
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}''. The show started in 1996 with 30 episodes for season 1. The second season has 20 episodes, and the third season has 15 to bring the show up to the syndication-mandated 65 episodes. Since season 4 in 2000 (the show had a one-year sabbatical in 1999), seasons have had only 10 episodes, somewhat softening the blow. Nonetheless, it's still running, with seasons 21 still in the works. Calculating, each episode is 24 minutes long. That makes the entire runtime 5640 minutes, or exactly ''94 hours'', as of 2016. Put into a marathon, it will run '''''3 days and 22 hours nonstop'''''. And that's not counting the two hour-long specials and the Direct-to-DVD movies. And it's ''still'' in production. As for the books, well, assuming your library has every single Arthur and D.W. book ever written, you'll need to camp there for a few weeks.
* The ''Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse'', in its entirety, runs at about six full days. Even if you cut out the easier-to-ignore spinoffs, ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheZetaProject'', you're still left with four days.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** As of 2018, the series has run for 48 shorts, 638+ episodes ''and counting'', 29 completed seasons, 1 film, and a special episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' where that show's Griffin family ends up in Springfield and stays with the Simpsons. That makes over 173 hours, or ''one solid week without sleep'' just to watch them all. If you watched it for 5 hours a day, it would only take you a month to see every episode. All that NegativeContinuity the show was critically derided for early on? A Godsend. Although there are subtle in-jokes for viewers that ''have'' watched for 25+ seasons, you do not need to ArchiveBinge in order to enjoy the show from any starting point. Creator/SethMacFarlane ''tried'' to stop it with his ''Flintstones'' remake, but he put that on hiatus after FOX announced that ''The Simpsons'' was going to be renewed for two more seasons. Showrunner Al Jean later announced that the show will likely meet its demise after 30 seasons.
** At one point, FOX mulled over making a Simpsons ''channel'', which would air nothing but this show.
** FXX aired a Simpsons marathon in the US in 2014, starting at the third week of August. [[http://consumerist.com/2014/04/09/fxx-planning-to-air-marathon-of-all-552-episodes-of-the-simpsons-this-summer/]]. It ran for ''11 days nonstop'' and featured all 552 episodes, plus the movie. Be glad that they left out the original shorts. And oh, it ended just a few days before the next season premieres on FOX. Hope you had fun staying up 11 days straight and wasting 11 days of annual leave for this marathon!
** In 2016, FXX did a similar marathon starting at Thanksgiving. This time, however, it left out the movie and only showed the first 600 episodes, which excludes "Trust But Clarify", "There Will Be Buds", "Havana Wild Weekend", "Dad Behavior", and "The Last Traction Hero". The first four aired before the marathon, while "The Last Traction Hero" aired on FOX during the marathon.
** And the video games. Wiki/TheOtherWiki says that the first two games came out on the arcade and NES platform respectively in 1991. A quick count reveals that there are at least 26 games out there. If you're going for the pinball games, be sure to set aside at least US$6000 and space where you live for [[Pinball/TheSimpsonsDataEast two full]]-[[Pinball/TheSimpsonsPinballParty size machines]]. And while we're at the topic of other media, well, don't get us started on the comics and books as well- those crosses path with CrackIsCheaper on the grounds that you're dealing with monthly publications in print since 1993 (over two decades ago) where the comics are concerned, and the books have been rolling off presses since 1990.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' has just 2 shorts, 287 episodes and 1 film, a much more manageable 81 hours' work.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' has been going since 1999, with 400+ episodes of varying length, two movies, 13 video games, 42 shorts, a broadway musical, and no end in sight.
* For the things that spun-off from the Disney and Pixar movies: there were 28 sequels made to the films that aren't part of the canon, not counting the ''Disney/WinnieThePooh'' and ''Franchise/DisneyFairies'' movies. There were also 13 spin-off series, including ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' and ''Anime/{{Stitch}}'', totaling 775 episodes. As big as the canon is, if you really want to be through, you'll be at it for awhile longer.
* Another just slightly less daunting challenge is to marathon all of the original [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts Disney theatrical cartoons]]. The original lineup combined amounts to 469 shorts total [[note]] This does not include shorts initially released as part of a bigger feature, such as the shorts in ''Film/TheReluctantDragon'', ''Disney/SaludosAmigos'', ''Disney/TheThreeCaballeros'' and the '40s Disney package features that are part of the animated canon -- which would add about 30 more shorts[[/note]] and that number shoots up to 562 when you include all of the silent Disney films (the Newman Laugh-O-Grams, the WesternAnimation/AliceComedies and WesternAnimation/OswaldTheLuckyRabbit)[[note]] although only around 50 of the 93 silent Disney films survive, are available or are known to exist[[/note]]--to watch all of them in chronological order would take around 66 hours and 30 minutes, or two and 3/4 days without sleep. And that's not counting post-Golden Age shorts, tv shows and spinoffs, and feature animation appearances of the characters.
* The ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' and ''Merrie Melodies'' shorts, which altogether amount to over 1000 short subjects. Even just watching all the shorts released on DVD so far will take you around 3685 minutes, or two and a half days of viewing. Check out the [[UsefulNotes/LooneyTunesAndMerrieMelodiesFilmography Looney Tunes filmography page]] to see for yourself.
* Whereas a series like ''WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker'' has a much more manageable 198 shorts total. But that's just counting one series and not all of Creator/WalterLantz's output, which amounts to around 617 short cartoons. Mickey and Bugs have starred in about the same number of shorts as Woody.
* The ''WesternAnimation/OswaldTheLuckyRabbit'' series ran for 192 shorts, and even counting the shorts that are still missing, there's still many of them that exist in some form, and it would take a while to watch them all.
* Creator/FleischerStudios:
** Overall, the company made 629 cartoon shorts and [[WesternAnimation/GulliversTravels two animated]] [[WesternAnimation/MrBugGoesToTown features]], from [[UsefulNotes/TheSilentAgeOfAnimation 1918]] up to their demise in [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1942]]. Even discounting all the missing WesternAnimation/OutOfTheInkwell shorts and other misc. silent films they made (of around 112 are known to exist), almost every other cartoon short they've made still exists in some form, and they made quite a few series.
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}}'' ran for a massive 232 theatrical shorts (109 of which were made by Fleischer Studios, the rest by its successor, Creator/FamousStudios), and that number gets even higher when you count all of the made-for-tv cartoons he starred in.
** The ''WesternAnimation/BettyBoop'' filmography isn't much of a breeze either; she made 20 appearances in the WesternAnimation/{{Talkartoons}} series before it morphed into her own series, which ran for 90 cartoons, and she also made appearances in 17 of the original WesternAnimation/ScreenSongs shorts, and add two made-for-tv specials and a newspaper comic to all that.
* The Creator/FamousStudios filmography isn't anything to snuff at either; 577 theatrical cartoons total, and 177 made-for-tv cartoons as well.
* Creator/TerryToons made some of the most prolific output of all the Golden Age studios. To start, they made 489 sound theatrical cartoons, which doesn't seem so insurmountable on its own--but then add all 673 of their made-for-tv cartoons, and that number balloons to something that puts even the Looney Tunes filmography to shame--''1,162'' shorts.
* The Creator/ColumbiaCartoons library is pretty big, too. There are 369 shorts from the Charles Mintz era alone, 104 theatrical shorts from the UPA era, and then five made for tv cartoon series, two tv specials and two animated features, and a lot of animated commercials.
* The Creator/VanBeurenStudios library consists of 189 sound cartoons, and 347 silent cartoons (although it's not known how many of the latter still exist).
* ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles''. The [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 1987 series?]] 193 episodes. The [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 2003 series?]] 156 episodes. Plus the ''WesternAnimation/TurtlesForever'' movie, which crosses them over. The [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 2012 series]] recently finished its run at 124 episodes with one hour-long spin-off special. And that's only the western animated series. There'a also the live action ''Series/NinjaTurtlesTheNextMutation'', the six theatrical movies, the [[NoExportForYou Japan-exclusive]] ''[[Anime/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesLegendOfTheSupermutants Legend of the Supermutants]]'' anime, the original comics, the [[RecursiveAdaptation comics based off the cartoons]], and the video games.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', being the third-longest-running Nicktoon, has 132 episodes , twelve movies, and eight video games.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' ran for five seasons and 94 episodes (100 if you count Adult Party Cartoon), and including the bumpers, it would take almost 23 hours, or almost an entire day without sleep, to watch the entire series.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' lasted nine seasons with 172 episodes, making it the longest running Nicktoon until ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''. Add in the three movies, two direct-to-DVD specials, and two spin offs with 59 more episodes total, and it makes for quite a marathon.
* ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' has, since 1969; sixteen series (nearly 400 episodes), two theatrical live-action movies, ten video games, and over thirty television specials and direct to video features. To put simply, since it debuted, there has not been more than a three year gap between any new material, whether a series or a direct-to-video movie.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' hit this by about 2011, at which point it had reached its 150th episode. Despite a comment that year from Macfarlane about ending the series, it's still in production as of 2015, with nearly 250 episodes. Still
* Creator/{{Hasbro}}'s adaptations of their toylines have lead into panic for three of their biggest franchises:
** ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' has had 14 series and two [=OVAs=] totaling 678 episodes with a 15th series still going and a 16th on the way, 15 comic series totaling 789 issues, a 13 episode webseries, 3 animated films, 4 live action movies, 19 video games, 5 books, and a theme park ride.
** ''Franchise/GIJoe'' is more manageable: 6 series with 227 episodes, 10 comic series totaling 500 issues, one animated movie, 2 live action movies, and 8 games.
** ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'': G1 had 2 series at 91 episodes, two specials, a movie, and 2 comics with 274 issues. G2 and G3 had numerous comics and animations, plus 3 video games. G4 is still ongoing. All totals include upcoming material: a series guaranteed for 143 episodes, 3 comic series (2 ongoing) that total 35 issues as of May 2014, 5 films, 8 shorts, 2 gaming apps, 12 chapter books, and 2 supplemental books.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' lasted a respectable 140 episodes (6 of which were an hour long) and a [[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerbTheMovieAcrossThe2ndDimension TV movie]].
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' is expected to end with 285 episodes, as well as 10 shorts and the non-canon pilot.
* Being running since 2011, ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' will end with 240 episodes in six seasons. It also has the early reel, and ''Waiting for Gumball'', a series of 13 shorts.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* [[RealLife Human History]] is pretty long. To give an idea, to compile even four important historical events for every day of a year from the last 2000 years would amount to around 2,300,000 anecdotes total. Compounded by its sheer number of editors, updated continuously for over ten thousand years. Thankfully, though, there are many parts you can gloss over if you just want to focus on one storyline. Heck, there are some storylines you can get into part way through without too much problems. However, while many parts can function independently of each other there are still hundreds of thousands of stories to look at. And with the world's nations becoming increasingly more dependent on each other, glossing over parts can remove some much needed clarifiers. And while the CrisisCrossover UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and its sequel UsefulNotes/WorldWarII can be read on their own, to really get the full story you need to read all of the tie-ins. And then of course there's the next sequel, UsefulNotes/ColdWar, not to mention all the Spin-Offs... and how they all come back to play some sort of role in the epic SeriesFauxnale TheWarOnTerror... and ''[[UpToEleven even more sequels]]'' and future arcs are still planned with no end in sight.
* Family History:
** It's a leading cause of people giving up on their family history. Some people approach their family history just curious about their family name or recent generations only to find that the farther you go back the number of people and family names increase exponentially. It eventually gets better, due to people marrying (distant, or sometimes not-so-distant) relations. Most geneticists estimate that for any given person, the number of distinct ancestors alive at any one time reaches a maximum sometime around 1200 AD. This is called "pedigree collapse" and it ''has'' to happen, because 800 years (30 generations or so) ago there would have been 2^30 ... over a billion ... slots to fill in your family tree, and only around 400 million people on Earth to fill them.
** In China, anyone not directly related to you in some way past 5 generations is considered to no longer be considered "family" even if they share a common surname. This is because there are so many Chinese people of the same names that if this wasn't a thing, one generation's history can fill ''a library''.
* Of course, human history is nothing compared to the history of the ''universe''. 13,800,000,000 years, and still going strong.
* Most sports have a long, dense history of epic matches, victories, losses, disappointments and controversies, so even the most dedicated fans of just ''one'' player or team might miss the most obscure details. This holds especially true for baseball and association football, because they're among the most widespread in the world. And considering that the biggest sports leagues - the NFL, to give a good example - own the histories of all the competing, semipro and minor-league teams (some of them ''extremely'' obscure) that have merged with the mainstream promotions over the years, even a site like NFL.com isn't big enough to hold all that data. Indeed, there are hundreds - perhaps even thousands - of players who could be loosely classified as "pro" who have effectively disappeared off the face of the earth...or [[RetGone disappeared from human memory entirely]].