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From Marge Simpson in Playboy to Neon Homer Sneakers

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published:   Updated: Jul 7 2011
Matt Groening sure knows how to inspire love for 'The Simpsons' brand, whether it's through authorizing a 'shoot' of Marge Simpson in Playboy Magazine or by continually making moves to keep the show edgy, cutting edge and funny.

These 'The Simpsons' spin-offs are a tribute to that brand loyalty. From untooning Homer and Marge to undressing Marge Simpson in Playboy, there's no shortage of yellow-skinned fun in this slideshow.

Implications - Many of these Simpsons spin-offs are the work of fans, demonstrating consumer desire to show their fan appreciation for a particular media franchise. Corporations may respond to this phenomenon by sponsoring fan events, which is a great way to generate revenue for all parties that become involved.