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The Simpsons: Skinner's Sense of Snow

A snowstorm traps the kids inside Springfield Elementary, with the kids overthrowing Principal Skinner when he uses his Army skills to control the students. Meanwhile, Homer tries to rescue the children--using Flanders' car.

Episode Info

Episode number: 12x8
Production Number: CABF06
Airdate: Sunday December 17th, 2000

Director: Lance Kramer
Writer: Tim Long (2)

  • Currently 6.5/10
6.5/10 (4 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Karl Wiedergott
voiced Various
Marcia Wallace
voiced Edna Krabappel
Pamela Hayden
voiced Milhouse
Russi Taylor
voiced Martin, Sherri, Terri, Uter
Tress MacNeille
voiced Various
Main Cast
Dan Castellaneta
voiced Homer Simpson, Abraham Simpson, Krusty the Klown, Barney, Willy, Sideshow Mel, Mayor Quimby, Hans Moleman, Gil, Itchy, Various
Julie Kavner
voiced Marjorie "Marge" Bouvier Simpson, Patty Bouvier, Selma Bouvier, Jacqueline Ingrid Bouvier, Various
Nancy Cartwright
voiced Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, Kearney, Various
Yeardley Smith
voiced Lisa Simpson, Various
Hank Azaria
voiced Apu, Moe, Chief Wiggum, Carl, Comic Book Guy, Dr. Nick Riviera, Prof. Frink, Cletus, Sea Captain, Kirk Van Houten, Various
Harry Shearer
voiced Mr. Burns, Smithers, Dr. Marvin Monroe, Ned Flanders, Seymour Skinner, Otto, Kent Brockman, Dr. Hibbert, Lenny, Rev. Lovejoy, Various
Episode Notes
Chalkboard: Science class should not end in tragedy

Couch: A football is thrown in the center of the living room. The Simpsons, dressed as football players, tackle each other for the ball. Maggie squirms out with ball in hand, spikes it, and does a victory dance.

Episode Quotes
(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.
(Bart groans.)
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.

Nelson: Skinner gets paid $25,000 a year.
Bart: Let's see, he's 40 years old...wow, he's a millionaire!
Skinner: I wasn't a principal when I was one!
Milhouse: And in the summer, he paints houses. He's a billionaire!
Skinner: If I was a billionaire, why would I still be living with my mother?
(Kids laugh)
Skinner: They don't seem to listen to logic anymore.

Ralph: Mr. Army Man? I can't sleep without my Reggie Rabbit!
Skinner: Is that some sort of plush novelty?
Ralph: Yes ma'am.
Skinner: Uh, well here's a scouring pad, it's just as good.
Ralph: It's cold and hurty!
(Ralph holds a scouring pad against his cheek.)
Ralph: It's cold, and hurty!

Cultural References
This episode's title is an adaptation of “Smilla's Sense of Snow”, the 1996 novel written by Peter Hoeg

Warning: The Simpsons season 12 episode 8 guide may contain spoilers
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