She’s a woman of many talents. Marge Simpson strips down for Playboy. Marge Simpson does yoga. Marge Simpson writes a tell-all. Just kidding, I lied on the last one, but maybe soon? C’mon we would all like to know what Homer thinks about her nakey shenanigans. Nude Marge aside, our friends at FitSugar found Marge doing yoga on YogaBeans.com, a site strictly devoted to action figures doing Ashtanga yoga, and (after rolling on the floor laughing at Marge teaching Batman and Hulk the moves) we couldn’t help but wonder what character we would like to do yoga with. Why? Um, because yoga would totally be more fun if you could do it with your favorite one-dimensional hero or someone made of plastic—let’s be honest. YogaBeans would agree.
Which character or toy from your youth would you pick to be your yoga buddy?
Miss Piggy: She might be today’s fashionista, being BFFs with Marc Jacobs and all, but this missus can still get down when it comes to working out. Betcha she can bust a mean warrior pose from the looks of her Aerobique Exercise Workout Album—remember this?
Barbie: She plays tennis, skateboards and does yoga? Ha, I don’t believe it. Non-bendy-legs Barbie probably wouldn’t be able to do anything but the downward dog. Splits aren’t a yoga move, Barb. And, yogis don't cheer. She may be better at just getting naked—that’s about the state my Barbies were in during my youth.
Gumby: Could he be the class show-off? Good for you, Gumby, you can do the Kukkutasana pose, or rooster pose (ouch!), but at least we can… I don't know, talk? wear clothes? I won’t be doing moves with G over here until I’m in advanced level.
Pocahontas: She doesn’t wear shoes. She’s always ready for yoga.
Princess Jasmine: Of all the Disney princesses, this girl’s got the outfit down. Hammer pants, slippers… and a bra? She’s comfy and half naked, typical yogi. Think her ensemble is moisture-wicking?
G.I. Joe: If anyone needs some Zen-filled yoga, it’s this guy. If Joe can put down the AK 47 and remove the bullet holster and combat boots long enough, he might be good at it. Good build, disciplined, bendable legs and good looking—maybe yoga instructor is his next calling after the war.
Spiderman: Skin-tight ensemble, limber enough to scale skyscrapers, strong enough to hang from a building, all about doing good—could Spidey really be Ghandi underneath the mask?
Yogi Bear: Obviously a yogi...
Okay, now that I’m done playing Which Fake Person Do I Want to Do Yoga With?, time to buckle down and actually make it to yoga class. I do want Barbie’s toned bum, but Miss Piggy is surely my yoga match.