Simpsons' Source Story
September 18, 2004 10:07 PM   Subscribe

A recent viewing of the Simpsons Treehouse of Horror with the segment "Genesis Tub" reminds me of (what I assume) is the original short story that inspired it.... but I just... cannot... think of it....

I almost certainly have the nuances wrong, but in the story, a scientist creates microscopic life that begins to worship him as God. At one point, he has them create a forcefield which completely blocks them off from the outside world, but they soon shut it down, because they can no longer stand being isolated from their God. Anyone remember who and what this story is?
posted by John Kenneth Fisher to Media & Arts (10 answers total)
 
"Microcosmic God", By Theodore Sturgeon.
posted by troutfishing at 10:18 PM on September 18, 2004


As "Microcosmic's" Kidder was to his "Neoterics", Matt Haughey is to _______
posted by troutfishing at 10:20 PM on September 18, 2004


.....his "Neurotics" ?
posted by troutfishing at 10:22 PM on September 18, 2004


Excellent. MUCH appreciated, troutfishing, thank you.
posted by John Kenneth Fisher at 10:26 PM on September 18, 2004


And dont't forget the Simpson's already did it episode of south park.
posted by seanyboy at 12:15 AM on September 19, 2004


don't forget all things simpsons at snpp.com, a good resource for these types of questions.
posted by jonah at 12:40 AM on September 19, 2004


The idea that The Simpsons gets mentioned in the same sentence as the South Park upsets me very slightly.
posted by ed\26h at 5:16 AM on September 19, 2004


Futurama did it as well.
posted by jbrjake at 10:10 AM on September 19, 2004


Why you gots to be hatin', ed\26h?
posted by smackfu at 10:20 AM on September 19, 2004


The idea that The Simpsons gets mentioned in the same sentence as the South Park upsets me very slightly.

I can't tell which show you're trying to slam here, but in either case you'd be wrong.
posted by jjg at 12:58 PM on September 19, 2004


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