Homer Simpson, Grampa Simpson, Barney Gumble, Krusty the Clown, Groundskeeper Willie, and others
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Moe Szyslak, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Lou, and others
Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Waylon Smithers, Kent Brockman, and others
Marge Simpson, Patty Bouvier, and Selma Bouvier
Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, and others
Lionel Hutz, Troy McClure and Additional Voices
Milhouse Van Houten, Rod Flanders, Jimbo Jones, and others
Homer buys his Mr. Plow truck from Kumatsu Motors, which replaced Herb Powell's car company in "Oh, Brother, Where Art Thou?".
The theme for the Springfield Auto Show: "We Salute The American Worker--Now 61% Drug Free".
We learn that Barney was smart and would have gone to Harvard and led a successful life, but Homer pressured him to have beer and he became an alcoholic.
Barney's phone number is 636-555-4796.
Conan O'Brien came up with the classic gag of Homer turning the radio needle to the right to keep him from falling off the mountain.
Kent Brockman: Could this record-breaking heat wave be the result of the dreaded Greenhouse Effect? Well, if 70-degree days in the middle of winter are the "price" of car pollution, forgive me if I keep my old Pontiac.
Moe: Linda Ronstadt?! How did you get her?
Barney: Ah, we've been looking for a project to do together for a while.
Repo Guy: Hello this is the Repo Depot, I'm just calling to distract you while we reposess your plow.
Homer: Oh yeah, how dumb do you think I... oh.
Woman: Could you make sure not to scrape my asphalt?
Homer: Kiss my asphalt...
Mayor Quimby: These look like teeth marks.
Homer: I thought there was chocolate inside.... Well, why was it wrapped in foil?
Mayor Quimby: It was never wrapped in foil!
Homer: (rapping) I'm Mr. Plow and I'm here to say, I'm the plowingest guy in the USA. I got a big plow and I move a lot of things, just like your cow if you have one!
Man: Hello, I'm calling from Delinquent Accounts at Kumatsu Motors.
Homer: Oh, you want the Mr. Plow who plows driveways. This is Tony Plow, you know, from Leave It To Beaver.... Yeah they were gay.
Homer: Flanders, I thought I was your plow man?
Ned: Uh Homer, why don't you plow it again?
Homer: Forget it, pal. I don't need your phoney baloney job. I'll take your money, but I'm not gonna plow your driveway!
Ronstadt: When the snow starts a-fallin', There's a man you should be callin', That's KL5-4796, Let it ring! Mr. Plow is a loser and I think he is a boozer.
Barney: So you better make that call to the Plow King!
Homer: Now we play the waiting game..... Ahh, the waiting game sucks. Let's play Hungry Hungry Hippos!
Homer: (singing) Call Mr. Plow. That's my name, that name again is Mr. Plow!
Homer: Well, I really should discuss this with my wife.
Salesman: Your wife? (cracks an imaginary whip)
Homer: What, you think I'm going to buy a $20,000 truck just because you
make that noise?
Salesman: (cracks his whip again)
Homer: Okay, I'll take it.
Homer's Brain: Don't tell him you were at a bar! (gasp) But what else is open at night?
Homer: It's a pornography store. I was buying pornography.
Homer: It may be on a lousy channel, but the Simpsons are on TV!
Kent: Hardest hit by the blizzard is Springfield's forbidding Widow's Peak. Our own Arnie Pie is on the scene.
(Arnie is doing a live remote by helicopter)
Arnie: Everything's snowed in! All I can see is white!
Kent: Arnie, please! The ski conditions.
Arnie: (Camera is upsidedown) Mayday! Mayday! I think I'm flying into a mountain! Tell my wife I lo- (Static)
Kent: That's great, Arnie!
Homer: My prices are so low, you'll think I've suffered brain damage.
Bart: You are fully bonded and licensed by the city, aren't you, Mr. Plow?
Homer: Shut up, boy.
Bart: Who's up at 3:17 AM watching TV?
Homer: Alcoholics, the unemployable, angry loners...
Homer: There's a $10,000 bill in it for you.
Barney: Oh yeah? Which president's on it?
Homer: Uh, all of them. They're having a party. Jimmy Carter's passed out on the couch.
In 1993, Dan Castellaneta won an Emmy for, Outstanding Voice-Over Performance, for this episode.
Blackboard Joke: A burp is not an answer.
Couch Gag: The couch is replaced with a single chair, but the family sit on it anyway.
The snow dome being crushed in the Mr. Plow commercial is inspired by the snow dome being crushed in the classic 1941 film Citizen Kane.
Raiders Of The Lost Ark
The snowmen melt very similar to the Germans in Raiders Of The Lost Ark.
Bonnie And Clyde
Bart plays in a car said to be the one Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were riding in the day they were killed in a police ambush. The car is taken from the film Bonnie And Clyde.
Agency: McMahon & Tate Advertising Agency
The name of the ad agency – which Homer hires to produce better commercials after the Plow King goes into business – is a play on the name of the McMann and Tate Advertising Agency seen on Bewitched.
Homer: Yeah, they were gay.
Homer tells the repo man on the phone that he is not Mr. Plow; he is Tony Plow from Leave It To Beaver. The actor's name is actually Tony Dow.
Homer's clearing of the road after a blizzard to allow Springfield Elementary School to have classes as usual (on what would have otherwise been a snow day), and Bart getting ambushed by a rain of snowballs from angry and disgusted classmates after getting off the school bus, parodies gunfight scene from the film The Godfather.
Homer: I'm Mr. Plow, that's the name. That name again is Mr. Plow!
The lyrics and tune directly spoof Roto-Rooter, the plumbing and drain service company.
Brockman: The Plow King is trapped!
Kent Brockman's "special bulletin" about the avalanche copies Walter Cronkite's announcement of President Kennedy's assassination on Nov. 22, 1963. Apparently, Barney's "Plow King" had become a major celebrity in Springfield!
Show: Carnival of the Stars
This Troy McClure-hosted circus special, with Springfield celebrities performing various circus stunts, is a parody of the Circus Of The Stars television specials.
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