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Marge Simpson, Patty Bouvier, and Selma Bouvier
Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Waylon Smithers, Kent Brockman, and others
Homer Simpson, Grampa Simpson, Barney Gumble, Krusty the Clown, Groundskeeper Willie, and others
Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, and others
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Moe Szyslak, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Lou, and others
Milhouse Van Houten, Rod Flanders, Jimbo Jones, and others
Goof: When Lisa is first seen in this episode, she's wearing winter boots and pants under her coat. But after the family arrives at the circus, she's in her regular dress and sandals after she takes off her coat. Then, when the storm hits and everyone else evacuates, the next shot of the family shows Lisa with the pants and boots again.
Bart burns the library book Johnny Tremain, but in "Whacking Day," he read that book and loved it.
Goofs: When Skinner sends the hamster in the ball for help, he puts a note in as well. However, when the hamster ball crashes into Ned's car, the note was gone. Also, when the car is about to crash into the salt silo, the windshield is intact even though it was broken a couple of minutes before.
When Skinner says 'lights out' he walks out of the room where the children sleep. Next thing you see him in in the room where the children sleep
Syndicated versions alter the scene where Smithers helps Mr. Burns write in the snow with what turns out to be coffee. In the syndicated version, Lou and Chief Wiggum appear instead.
Willy's beard turns yellow and Homer turns a light blue. (You have to be quick to catch this.)
When Skinner was in uniform, his ribbon bars changed color, they were red and yellow, then they became blue and turquoise.
(Superintendent Chalmers has just arrived at the school, which is in disarray thanks to the 'survivors'; Skinner is trying to come up with an explanation)
Chalmers: (angrily) There better be a good explanation for this!
Bart: (walking by) There is.
Chalmers: Ah. Then, I'm happy (exits)
Nelson: There you are! (Over walkie-talkie) Falcon to Eagle, have located Bag of Crap.
Principal Skinner: Nelson, if you get me out of this there's a hall monitor position opening in the Spring.
Nelson: I spit on your monitors.
Principal Skinner: I know. That's why the position's available.
Principal Skinner: Yeech. It's getting ugly out there. Think, Skinner, think. What would Superintendent Chalmers do?
(Superintendent Chalmers appears in his mind)
Superintendent Chalmers: Skinner!
Principal Skinner: Eh, that's no help.
Nelson: Hey, look how much Skinner makes--$25,000 a year!
(the kids sound impressed)
Bart: (typing into a calculator) Let's see, he's 40 years old, times twenty-five grand...whoa, he's a millionaire!
Principal Skinner: I wasn't a principal when I was one!
Milhouse: Plus, in the summer he paints houses.
Milhouse: He's a billionaire!
Principal Skinner: If I were a billionaire, why would I be living with my mother?
(the kids laugh)
Principal Skinner: They don't seem to listen to logic anymore.
Flanders: Hey, whatever happened to the Plow from your old snow plow business?
Homer: I never had a snow plow business!
Flanders: Sure you did, Mr. Plow. You're wearing the jacket right now!
Homer: I think I know my own life, Ned. (starts singing) Call Mr. Plow, that's my name, that name again is Mr. Plow.
Ralph: Mr. Army Man? I can't sleep without my Reggie Rabbit!
Principal Skinner: Is that some sort of plush novelty?
Ralph: Yes ma'am.
Principal Skinner: Uh, well here's a scouring pad, it's just as good.
(Ralph holds a scouring pad against his cheek.)
Ralph: It's cold, and hurty!
Homer: Aww, i wanted to see 'em fire a gorilla out of a cannon!
(Bart and Lisa listen to the radio.)
Radio Announcer: The following schools are closed today; Shelbyville, Ogdenville, Ogdenville Tech, and Springfield Elementary...
(Bart and Lisa gasp in surprise.)
Radio Announcer: ...My Dear Watson Detective school.
Radio Announcer: And lastly, Springfield Elementary School...
Bart and Lisa: YAAAAAAAAY!
Radio Announcer: ...is OPEN!
Bart and Lisa: Awwwwwww!!!
Radio Announcer: And it's open season on savings at Springfield Menswear... which is closed.
Principal Skinner: (Writing "I ain't not a dorkus" on blackboard) I can't write this; it's a grammatical nightmare! And I got a cramp in my wrist! Bart: Oh, boohoo. After all the times I've done it, my hand sounds like a cement mixer! (Cracks wrist)
(Homer goes to do a snow angel)
Homer: One snow angel coming up!
(Homer makes a snow angel, gets up, and finds out it looks like a devil)
Homer: Awwww, why does that always happen?
(After hitting something in the car they are both in)
Flanders: I think we hit something.
Homer: I hope it's Flanders. (laughs)
(Flanders gives Homer a look)
Homer: I'm just kidding. Hey, you're all right.
French Clown: I can't get the lid off my jar of rainbows! Who will help me? You, sir!
French Man: But I cannot help you, I'm just a local merchant from... er, this town!
Homer: (Shouting from the crowd) Just smash it open!
Lisa: (as a camel) Merry Christmas from the Simpsons! Hawwww! Hawwww!
Bart:We're snowed in!
Milhouse: We're gonna miss Christmas!
(Kids scream even louder)
Skinner: I fixed the DVD!
(Kids scream louder than ever)
(Skinner hangs the disobedient Nelson on a coat hook.)
Nelson: Come on, you guys, fight back! There aren't enough coat hooks for us all!
Skinner: Actually, there are. Five, ten, fifteen, twenty -- can you two share a hook?
Sherri/Terri: Yes, sir.
Skinner: We're fine, then.
(During a fierce blizzard)
Marge: This is terrible! How will the kids get home?
Homer: I dunno. Internet?
Bart: Hey look, the snow is melting!
Martin: Thanks to our friend, Sodium Chloride!
(Nelson jumps on Martin and beats him up)
(At Cirque du Soleil, the performers pick a "random" audience member.)
Marge: They always pick the guy with the wires.
(During the windstorm at the circus)
Homer: Oh, no you don't! I paid full-price for this freak show. Now nourish the child within me! Nourish!
Nelson: Ha-ha! Next time get a DVD!
Skinner (pounding on the projectioner): This IS a DVD!
(DVD catches on fire and falls to the floor)
Kent Brockman: (about the blizzard) Roads closed, pipes frozen, Albinos...virtually invisible.
Homer: Enough! I have grown weary of your sexually suggestive dancing! Bring me my ranch dressing hose!
Blackboard Joke: Science class should not end in tragedy.
Couch Gag: After a loose football bounces around in the living room, the Simpson family, decked out in football uniforms, all jump on the ball. Maggie emerges from the pile with the ball, spikes it and performs a victory dance.
Cal Ripken Jr.
Skinner mentions that he's excited he can keep Springfield Elementary open, and thus his 'Cal Ripken-like streak of openage'.
Cal Ripken Jr. was a baseball player for the Baltimore Orioles in the 1980s and 1990s. He played in 2,632 consecutive games, breaking Lou Gehrig's previous streak of 2,131 consecutive games in September of 1995.
Considering there are only 162 games played by a team each season, this was truly an impressive feat spanning years.
The Deer Hunter
Bart shouting "Di di mao" to Principal Skinner while forcing him to play Russian roulette is a parody of Christoper Walken's character being forced to do the same thing in the 1978 film The Deer Hunter.
The Christmas That Almost WAsn't But Then Was:
Part of the title to this poorly-produced Christmas flick is borrowed from an actual yuletide film called The Christmas That Almost Wasn't. The 1966 film had a much different plot: the landowner of the North Pole having to raise enough money to stave off a mizer's threat to foreclosure on Santa Claus' home.
Skinner: We're going to watch my favorite movie about a grinchy little character who tries to steal Christmas.
The plot description given by Skinner makes the class believe they'll be screening the classic Dr. Seuss yuletide tale How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The actual film everyone sees is the black-and-white flick The Christmas That Almost Wasn't But Then Was (prominently displaying the 1938 copyright date!).
The Cirque du Pureé
The eighty dollar circus is an allusion to Cirque du Soleil, a circus with very intricate acrobatics.
Title: Skinner's Sense of Snow
The title is a play on the book/movie Smilla's Sense of Snow, although the story has no relation.
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