Simpsons go curling

When you think of Marge Simpson and curling, it’s probably the elaborate beehive hairdo that springs to mind.

In this undated publicity image released by Fox Television

In this undated publicity image released by Fox Television

When you think of Marge Simpson and curling, it’s probably the elaborate beehive hairdo that springs to mind. But there she was on Sunday’s episode of The Simpsons showing off a natural talent for the on-ice sport while husband Homer, predictably, proved to be a disaster. The on-ice shenanigans of one of TV’s most famous couples turned out to be a major talking point for Olympic curlers Monday as they prepared to begin battle on Tuesday. “Pack your winter coat, we’re going to Canada’s warmest city,” says Homer after he and Marge join a team along with Principal Skinner and his mother. “Let’s give the Olympics a miracle — only this time on ice,” he says later on the show. Jackie Lockhart, the third for Britain and, said it doesn’t matter if her sport was being made fun of. “You don’t want bad publicity but to laugh with it and laugh at it — it’s great to just have a heartbeat,” she said.