A hapless husband neglects to clear the icy walk, which leads to the mailman slipping and breaking his neck. A comedy of errors results from his attempts to hide the body.

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Alice Phelps heads off to the gym, reminding her husband Ralph to shovel the snow from the porch. Ralph ignores her and then later finds that the mailman has slipped, broken his neck, and died on their snow- and ice-covered porch. Ralph panics, and what he does with the body (because he's in fear of the letter carriers' union) and what Alice does upon returning home forever change their marriage. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Excellent animated short
14 November 2000 | by (North Bay, Ontario) – See all my reviews

This gem of an animated short shows us what can go wrong when you forget to clear the snow and ice off of your stairs. A funny, nicely animated, wonderfully narrated short, and it's easy to see why it won an Oscar. A typically outstanding feature from Canada's National Film Board.


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