So I was fooling around on the Barbie Collectibles website (What? Shut up.) and they have a collection titled “Together Forever,” which is Barbie and Ken as various – okay, two – famous couples. Guess which couples go under the heading “Together Forever”?
Romeo and Juliet.
King Arthur and Queen Guenevere!
Now, I guess I could see the first one. I mean, they are “together forever” if one considers, in a romantic, moony light, that they died together and their souls are bound and blah blah blah. Or, in an unromantic light (my personal choice), their corpses are probably sticking around. Still, “together forever” probably shouldn’t imply “only because they killed themselves before they could get a taste of ‘forever’, or even, say, a week together.”
But King Arthur and Queen Guenevere? Have the folks at Mattel never read a book or seen a movie at all?