I've never seen a cover of Playboy magazine that made me say, "I wonder what's inside."
That may all change when the November 2009 issues hits newsstands sporting it's first animated lady on the cover: Marge Simpson.
Fox News slide-show presents the cover. It also discusses other possible animated lookers who might at some point consider the employment of Heff.
Really, the little captions are pretty silly, but it does make one wonder what made Marge Simpson the first animated woman to get some Playboy lovin'.
I could make pretty convincing cases for Betty Boop and Jessica Rabbit, two images who have long outlived their character roles.
Betty is an American classic. Jessica Rabbit could quite possibly be labeled the same. But for appearing in a kids movie, Rabbit oozes sex and her girl parts are barely covered.
Also, I'm surprised Tinkerbell didn't make the list.
But what does putting Marge Simpson on the cover of Playboy mean for the empire?
piece from the New York Daily News doesn't shed much light on the subject, but I remember reading elsewhere that Playboy is trying to reach a younger audience - their current average reader is 35.
Are they also grasping at strings? Is the human female body really not luring young boys in like it once used to?
On a somewhat similar note, how many of you have seen "The House Bunny"? It is surprisingly funny and super entertaining. I give it two intellectual thumbs up!