Poor Ariel. She’s got the lusty red hair, but it’s tough to make the cover of Playboy without hot legs. (They’re required for more than just running, dancing, it seems.) She, and many equally deserving characters, were beat to the honor of being the first animated Playboy cover girl by none other than Marge Simpson , who poses coyly on the front of the November issue.
Somehow Marge as the first animated bunny just doesn’t seem right. Jessica Rabbit would be an obvious contender, for more than just the pun. I polled our Facebook fans and got some other great suggestions. Kathleen Orin and her husband had a list of 13, including April O’Neil from the Ninja Turtles , She-ra , Daphne from Scooby Doo , and Smurfette ("if you're going blue hair/yellow body, why not blue body/yellow hair?"). Facebook fan Cherise LaPine Grueninger suggested Jane Lane from Daria . (Although really I think Quinn is more in the Playboy mold.) And Maya Archer-Doyle offers " Little Lulu , if you asked Roman Polanski ... "
TODAY IN SLATE
The Irritating Confidante
John Dickerson on Ben Bradlee’s fascinating relationship with John F. Kennedy.
My Father Invented Social Networking at a Girls’ Reform School in the 1930s
Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
The All The President’s Men Scene That Captured Ben Bradlee
Is It Better to Be a Hero Like Batman?
Or an altruist like Bruce Wayne?
Driving in Circles
The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.