Following a fierce blizzard Skinner,Willie and the children are trapped in the school by a huge snow drift. Homer and Ned set out to rescue them but hit a hydrant that explodes,the water turning to ice in the freezing temperature. Finally everybody is freed,however,thanks to Nibbles,the school's hamster,whom Seymour sends out with a message for help.
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Did You Know?
Skinner's furious reaction to Groundskeeper Willie's reluctance to destroy the tunnel Bart dug ("well, I see your Scotsmen are thrifty with courage too!") is based on an ugly stereotype commonly referenced in Europe about how Scottish people are cheap and go out of their way not to spend money if they can avoid it. See more
Principal Skinner decides to keep Springfield Elementary School open even though all of the other schools in the area are closed. In the actual U.S. public school system, no principal has the unchecked authority to close (or for that matter, open) their school during inclement weather. That decision is made at either a County or District level, and SES would have been shut down during the snowstorm regardless of what Skinner wanted to do. A later episode addresses by having Superintendent Chalmers announce the closing of SES due to a snowstorm, which IS a decision that someone at his level of school management can and will make in the real world. See more
All right Skinner, that's the last time you'll slap your Willie around.
Feel Like Making Love
Written by Paul Rodgers
and Mick Ralphs
Performed by Bad Company See more