I go back and forth between “Citizen Kang” and “The Genesis Tub”, in which Lisa creates a miniature civilization from her tooth. Fortunately, they’re both in the same episode. Does anybody know if that was a take-off from another story? I don’t recognize the plot.
That one has the best Dr. Frink line ever.
“Unshrink you? Well, that would require some sort of re-bigulator, which is a concept so ridiculous is makes me want to laugh out loud and chortle, and… [Lisa looks at him] uh… but not at you, O holiest of gods, with the wrathfulness and the vengeance and the blood rain and the hey-hey-hey-it-hurts-me”
Please read Theodore Sturgeon’s Microcosmic God to appreciate the source of “Genesis Tub.”
Folks, the first dozen words of my second paragraph in the OP identifies the author and story behind “Time and Punishment.” Yes, it is Ray Bradbury and the story appeared in his anthology, “Golden Apples of the Sun.”
One question. Does Homer always walk around with a slice of bread in his shirt pocket? He casually reaches for one to test the newly rewired toaster.
Homer: What was that my father told me on prom night?
Abe: Now son, remember that if you ever go back in time, DON"T TOUCH ANYTHING!..
I’m extremely glad to see how many other people appreciate the master stroke that is “Time and Punishment.”
The best part is when he goes back and starts bludgeoning everything in sight.
PS: If you need a laugh today, be sure to click on the link to “The Raven’s Story.” Have fun with that one, Pepperlandgirl?
First off, a hearty “me, too!” on “Time and Punishment.” What a truly excellent episode. Surprisingly, nobody has picked out my favorite bit - after Maggie axes Willie, she pulls out her pacifier and declares to the camera “Truly, this is a strange universe” (or something along those lines).
I’d also like to throw out general support for reading “Microcosmic God,” and a thank you to Zenster for the Raven link. Quite good.
And now it’s time for me to slink away for another six months or so. Wouldn’t want to get my post count up.