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So Marilyn Monroe Didn’t Elope With A Stranger In A Bow Tie?

The Doctor, sporting Marilyn Monroe's lipstick on his cheek, in "A Christmas Carol"

Wikipedia administrators had to protect the Marilyn Monroe entry on Monday from Doctor Who fans looking to rewrite the legendary actress’ timeline.

The sudden wave of revisionist history was triggered by a scene in Saturday’s Christmas special in which the Doctor attempts to escape a 1950s Hollywood party, where he “just accidentally got engaged to Marilyn Monroe.” With that, eager Who fans were off to Wikipedia, where the entry on the starlet’s personal life was edited to read:

Part of the revised Marilyn Monroe entry at Wikipedia

Funnier still is the “revision history” page for the entry, where you can see a chronicle of frustrated Wikipedia reviewers requesting “verifiable facts, not rumors.” Shortly before the entry’s protection level was increased to “spare reviewers from Dr. Who fans,” one editor quipped, “Yes, I saw the Dr Who Xmas Special too. Great show, wasn’t it? But you also know that this is just going to be reverted immediately, don’t you?”

You can read Spinoff contributor Erik Amaya’s recap of the Christmas special, “A Christmas Carol,” here.


  • Sijo

    Slow news day?

  • Deanjsimons

    hahaha that made me lol. Big up the Doctor!

  • Crash Fistfight

    well, even marilyn thinks bow ties are cool. same goes for fezzes (correct plural, I looked it up) and stetsons…

  • Charlottehoward

    and I was the extra that played Marilyn you just see my blur!

  • baby car seats

    that looks like it could be so much cooler than the actual christmas special!