H ave you ever had erotic fantasies about Marge Simpson? If so, you may be a cartoon character. Bartender Moe used to be obsessed with Homer's wife. She has also drawn the unwelcome attentions of Mr Burns.
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Marge Simpson in the cover of Playboy
Ay Caramba! Marge Simpson, she of the skyscraper blue beehive, is to be the first cartoon character to appear on the cover of Playboy magazine. Venturing where even the pneumatic Jessica Rabbit the only cartoon character curvier than a size eight feared to tread, Marge will even be posing - draped in tasteful lingerie, of course - in a picture spread inside. Springfield's premier homemaker seems to have shed her inhibitions recently - last year she even briefly worked in an erotic bakery in The Simpsons episode Sex, Pies And Idiot Scrapes - so perhaps this is a logical step.
Marge Simpson has done something that Homer might not like but will make Bart the proudest kid in his school: She's posed for Playboy magazine. After more than a half century featuring women like Marilyn Monroe, Cindy Crawford and the Girls of Hooters on its cover, Playboy has for the first time given the spot to a cartoon character. And the magazine is giving the star of "The Simpsons" the star treatment, complete with a data sheet, an interview and a 2-page centerfold. The magazine's editorial director, James Jellinek, won't say exactly how much of Marge will show in the November edition that hits newsstands on Oct. But he stressed that the mother of three - the youngest a baby, by the way - has a lot to be proud of. For Playboy, which has seen its circulation slip from 3. The magazine also hopes to turn the November issue into a collectors' item by featuring Marge, sitting on a chair in the shape of the iconic Playboy bunny, on the cover of only the magazines sold in newsstands. Playboy even convinced 7-Eleven to carry the magazine in its 1, corporate-owned stores, something the company has only done once before in more than 20 years.
P layboy has a new cover girl — or make that cover woman: none other than Marge Simpson will strip to her lingerie for the November issue of the original lad's mag, complete with a three-page pictorial spread, pullout, and an interview entitled The Devil in Marge Simpson. Many fans of The Simpsons have expressed surprise, even dismay, at Marge's choice. In another episode, when Bart covertly took pictures of Homer dancing with a stripper at a stag party, Marge forced her husband to take Bart to meet the stripper, with the injunction that he teach their son not to treat women as sex objects. So what are we to make of Marge's sudden decision, in commemoration of her family's 20th anniversary, to join the ranks of sex objects and bare all for the readers of US Playboy?