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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Bart's permanent record reads "underachiever and proud of it," to which Bart disdainfully says "how old is this?" That phrase was used to describe Bart's character during voice auditions back when the Simpsons were part of 'The Tracey Ullman Show' (indeed, it's what inspired Nancy Cartwright to read for Bart instead of Lisa, as she had initially been meant to). 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
How are the kids supposed to get home?
I dunno. Internet?
References Story of G.I. Joe
The Christmas That Almost Wasn't Then Was
Performed by Hank Azaria
and Tress MacNeille
Music by Alf Clausen
Lyrics by Tim Long See more