Episode: "Simpsons Already Did It” (s6e7)
Original Air Date: June 26, 2002

Cartman, Tweak, and the gang observe a microcosm of the advancement of civilization when they combine sea people (see: monkeys) with generous helpings of semen. Transforming from tribal to pseudo-Egyptian and pseudo-Greek cultures, the sea critters learn the hard way that societies are doomed to war. The accelerated progression of the sea people's culture is suspiciously similar to the flow of the Civilization games, along with other strategy games that mimic its design. If only sea people utilized the diplomacy function more often, perhaps their apocalypse could have bee averted.