Click to viewAnyone hoping that tonight's episode of "The Simpsons"—in which Marge strips for a charity calendar—would say something interesting/funny about that fairly creepy Playboy spread was sorely disappointed.

Sure, writers came up with the idea for the episode well before Playboy somehow convinced Fox that the public needed to see Marge Simpson's cartoon boobs in this month's centerfold; but what could have been a bright side to one of the strangest turns the series has taken since almost getting sued by Rio de Janeiro in 2002 was instead a middle-of-the-road episode which proved once again why, sadly, the only time people talk about "The Simpsons" these days is when one of the main characters takes off her clothes for a magazine even teenage boys haven't masturbated to since, like, 1998.