There's a blizzard in Queens so Carrie hurries to buy herself an I-pod, but when the clerk doesn't ring the iPod correctly, Carrie complains and gets the clerk fired and gets a free iPod. ... See full summary »



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Episode credited cast:
Doug Heffernan
Carrie Heffernan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Phil Matsumoto
Supervisor Patrick O'Boyle (voice)
Andrea Mussorici ...
Robin Lee Noll ...
Arthur Spooner
Holly Shumpert
Service Counter Manager


There's a blizzard in Queens so Carrie hurries to buy herself an I-pod, but when the clerk doesn't ring the iPod correctly, Carrie complains and gets the clerk fired and gets a free iPod. When her car gets stuck in front of a church, she begins to feel guilty. Doug is out in the storm delivering, but he stays at a nice couple's house until the storm passes. Arthur stays at Holly's while she has a date come over. Written by Anonymous

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13 April 2005 (USA)  »

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The central plot revolves around a big blizzard that hits New York City. However, some of the stock footage of New York that's used when the show returns from a commercial break depicts New York streets free of snow. See more »


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Dumb and offensive; one of the series worst
23 November 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just saw this last night. Cannot believe the high score.

Three plots here, mixed throughout. I'll discuss each plot separately.

Carrie had the main plot. She was buying a bunch of things in a store, while the cashier carelessly failed to properly scan the Ipod she was buying because the cashier was involved in a phone call with "Roberto." Because of the cashier's unfriendly attitude when Carrie tried to help her scan it again, Carrie decided to take the free gift.

But she then thinks it is wrong. Her car breaks down nearby, outside her church (you know, the Catholic one they seem to visit once or twice a year)so she goes inside to sit in a pew and read a magazine while waiting for AAA to come for her car assistance. For non-church-goers, I will state that sitting in the main part of the church reading a magazine is not in any way considered acceptable behavior.

A talk with the priest leads to her deciding to go back and pay for the I-pod. When she tells the return clerk how it wasn't charged, the clerk calls the cashier over right away and fires her. Carrie feels bad. After consulting the priest again, she returns, hoping to find a way to help the cashier.

Luckily, the cashier is standing there. Carrie virtually promises her a job at her real estate firm. In comes the cashier's husband. Carrie says, "Oh, I've heard all about you, Roberto." Only Roberto is the cashier's boyfriend. On hearing this, the couple break into what seems like a serious fight, so now Carrie feels guilty about getting her fired and, perhaps, separated/divorced as well.

Another walk back through the blizzard to the church, where she tells the priest that now she'll never enjoy her I-pod. He winds up getting her to give it to him.

Doug's plot dealt with him making a delivery of beef jerky to a house, and on his radio/walkie-talkie hearing the boss say because of the blizzard he can return to base. He tells the boss he'll keep on the job, then proceeds to mooch drink and food off the couple, while enjoying their massaging chair. Hearing they are about to invite the wife's father to live with them, he tells the guy all the horror stories about Arthur, and causes them to get in a big fight.

Arthur's plot dealt with Holly not returning him home after their walk, but taking him to her place. Even though she has a date coming over, she lets him stay. In the most ridiculous scene, she and the guy start to make out on the couch, while Arthur is watching from the end of Holly's bed in the same room, separated slightly by some hanging beads.

Holly forces her neighbor to "sit" with Arthur for a while, so she can be alone with her boyfriend. I did enjoy Arthur complaining to the neighbor's little girl, "If you're going to invite someone to a tea party, serve some tea," leading to the girl telling him it's an imaginary tea party. There was another funny bit when the neighbor shoved him back into Holly's after he upset the child. These short scenes are pretty-much the two stars I give this episode.

Holly winds up kicking Arthur out in the cold--apparently walking him home is not part of why she gets paid--and she feels guilty. So she winds up in an old-fashioned confessional at that same church, where she is telling the priest all about how she was wrong to treat Arthur that way. But the camera pans to see the priest's little room where he cannot hear anything he is told because he is listening to music on his new I-pod.

This ending bit with the priest listening to music while in the confessional is rather offensive to Catholics, and really, to any minister who would find it grossly wrong to be ignoring people who come for any sort of counseling.

I hated the Doug part because while there is lots of snow falling, having him stop and visit for so long makes no sense. Get your truck and yourself back home before too much snow falls. What, was he going to stay overnight? As for Carrie's plot, I don't think she needed to feel guilty about getting the clerk fired. The clerk got herself fired for doing her job poorly, and, it was not at all the first mistake she made. Then, if the clerk had only introduced her husband by name, Carrie wouldn't have brought up the Roberto issue. Again, the cashier is revealed to be cheating on her husband, and Carrie is feeling guilty because of this.

How was AAA supposed to help with her car troubles anyhow, since she was not waiting at the car, but kept going back and forth between the church and the store? I thought all three plots were stupid and felt like the show had no more than a couple of chuckles. This is rare for one that featured Arthur.

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