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Not to be confused with Playdude.
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Playboy is an American men's magazine founded by Hugh Hefner in 1953. It features photographs of nude women, but also offers articles, cartoons, columns and comics. It has often been referenced in The Simpsons. The magazine Playdude is a parody of said magazine.

References to Playboy in The Simpsons[edit]

Picture Season Episode number Episode name Reference
3 50 "Homer Alone" Patty Bouvier has little confidence that Homer will be able to take care of Maggie Simpson on his own: "Probably will trade her for a beer and a Playboy."
Hugh Hefner character.png 4 50 "Krusty Gets Kancelled" Bart goes to the Playboy Mansion to invite Hugh Hefner to come to Krusty's comeback special. A group of Playboy Bunnies are seen doing scientific experiments. Bart dresses in the same bathrobe as Hefner and uses a bubble pipe. When he asks Hefner whether he call him "Hef" he answers "no". Later Hefner is seen performing in Krusty's show with his bunnies. Near the end of the episode he gets angry when the Love-Testing Automat gives him the lowest score.
Bart Hugh Hefner.png 4 67 "New Kid on the Block" Bart appears in his bathrobe with bubble pipe again to impress Laura Powers. Lisa even mocks him by calling him "Hef".
40 Years of Playboy.png 6 124 "The PTA Disbands" One of the books banned by other schools but on the shelf in the Springfield Elementary School is 40 Years of Playboy. This book also exists in real life.
Marge Playboy Mansion.png 7 142 "Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield" Marge compares the country club to a "nonsexual version of the Playboy Mansion".
Bart Playdude question.png 8 168 "Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious" Bart asks Shary Bobbins what she would do if she caught him reading Playdude? She replies she would "make him read every article, including Norman Mailer's latest clabtrap about his waning libido."
Carl Playboy Mansion.png 9 179 "The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson" Drunken Carl Carlson suggest Barney Gumble to take them to the Playboy Mansion.
Photographer for Playboy.png 14 293 "How I Spent My Strummer Vacation" Homer reflects on wishing that he was either a rock star or a photographer for Playboy.
Alice in Wonderland.png 14 313 "Moe Baby Blues" Maggie wants Moe to read her from Alice in Wonderland, but Moe doesn't like "the white rabbit and chicks popping mushrooms like its the Playboy Mansion."
All's Fair in Oven War promo 2.jpg 16 337 "All's Fair in Oven War" Bart and Millhouse discover a pile of old Playdude (expy of Playboy) magazines with the nude imagery cut out. Unaware what the magazine is all about they start mimicking its lifestyle, complete with Bart dressing up as Hugh Hefner, listening to jazz music and modelling their treehouse after the Playboy Mansion.
Milton Burkhart.png 17 358 "The Girl Who Slept Too Little" Milton Burkhart says that he became a children's author because his cartoons for Playboy were deemed too filthy.
17 360 "Treehouse of Horror XVI" Moe Syzlak is dressed as Hugh Hefner for Halloween.
Playboy Mansion.png 22 478 "Angry Dad: The Movie" Homer and Bart hang out at the Playboy Mansion amidst Hugh Hefner and some Bunnies, where Bart is chased by peacocks.
27 578 "Halloween of Horror" Mayor Quimby is seen dressed as Hugh Hefner for Halloween.
28 616 "Looking for Mr. Goodbart" In the couch gag several moments from past Simpsons episodes are referenced. Among them a painting of Marge with Maggie's face censuring her breasts from an old real issue of Playboy.

The Simpsons[edit]

Aye Carumba! Marge Simpson poses for Playboy cover.jpg

In October 2009, it was announced that Marge would be featured on the front cover of the November issue of Playboy. The edition was first published on October 16, 2009. The cover and a three-page picture spread, as well as a story inside entitled The Devil in Marge Simpson, was a celebration of the 20th anniversary of The Simpsons, but was also part of a plan to appeal to younger readers. Chief executive of Playboy Enterprises, Scott Flanders, has said that the cover and centerfold were "somewhat tongue-in-cheek". Julius Preite also served as the illustrator and art director for the Marge Simpson Playboy issue.[1]

Several cover images were designed by Julius Preite, but went unused.[2]


Special guest stars[edit]

Picture Name Role in Playboy Role on The Simpsons
Hugh Hefner.jpg Hugh Hefner Chief editor of Playboy (1953-2016). Voiced himself in "Krusty Gets Kancelled".


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