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Only 4 Continue Attempt To Set Couch Potato World Record

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Several people are attempting to set a World Guinness record for being a couch potato. (credit: Hill & Knowlton)

Several people are attempting to set a World Guinness record for being a couch potato. (credit: Hill & Knowlton)

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Just four committed couch potatoes remain on a quest to set a Guinness world record for continuous TV watching.

Event organizers say 100 people began the endurance contest, which promoted the DVD release of the entire eight-season, 192-episodes of the Fox series “24” starring Kiefer Sutherland.

The Guinness record is 86 hours, so the last four must keep watching TV through Monday afternoon.

First-registered contestant Kevin Coon remained in the competition along with Jake Crawford, Victor Lopez and Farris Hodo, Bess said.

The men are sitting on couches some contestants have described as too comfortable, watching “24” on a screen that is 6 feet tall and 14 feet wide, inside a special Plexiglass theater at the Hollywood & Highland central courtyard.

“The last female in the competition got eliminated this morning,” he said. “They can’t fall asleep. They have to keep their eyes on the screen. That’s what’s doing it.”

The couch potato who outlasts the rest will win $10,000.

(©2010 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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