- The short story was parodied in the episode Johnny, Real Good of Johnny Bravo.
- In The Adventures of Sam & Max: Freelance Police episode "The Trouble With Gary", the spoiled, nigh-omnipotent Gary is a young boy kept in an underground base by a group of scientists desperately trying to keep him placated so that he doesn't unleash his powers on the world at large... or them.
- Likewise, one segment of The Simpsons episode "Treehouse of Horror II" has Bart as the parody Reality Warper.
- In Stephen King's novel Firestarter, Andy McGee recalls the short story when sees his young daughter use her pyrokinetic powers.
Referenced By / It's a Good Life