The cult BBC TV show, Doctor Who, briefly featured Marilyn in this year’s Christmas special. In a comic subplot, the time-travelling doctor (played by Matt Smith) almost marries Monroe:
“Guys we’ve really got to go quite quickly – I just accidentally got engaged to Marilyn Monroe.
Hello? Guys, she’s phoned a chapel, there’s a car outside, this is happening now!
Right. Fine. Thank you. I’ll just go and get married then shall I? Lets see how you like that.
Marilyn, get your coat!”
This surreal interlude inspired one Doctor Who fan to alter Marilyn’s biographical entry on Wikipedia (although sadly, this witty addition was later erased.)