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Season 12  "Skinner's Sense of Snow"  12x8

Aired 19 years ago - Dec 17, 2000

The Simpson family goes to a French circus. While watching the show a freak snowstorm hits the circus tent. It's a relentless snowstorm; everything closes, except for Springfield Elementary; Principal Skinner doesn't want to ruin his "Cal Ripken-like streak of school openage." With the teachers at an "emergency caucus," Skinner has the kids sit through a terrible film. When they go to leave at the end of the day, they find that the school is snowed in. The kids start to revolt against Skinner, so he gets tough with them. Meanwhile, Homer and Flanders go to save the kids, but get stranded in a snow bank. Skinner loses control of the school to the kids, led by Bart and he ends up trapped in a bag. The kids go through the schools records. Skinner sends a hamster out in the snow in an attempt to save himself. Homer and Flanders pass out due to carbon monoxide poisoning and Homer has bizarre fantasies about ranch dressing. The hamster saves them, leaving them free to save the kids. Skinner and Bart agree never to discuss the day again.

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Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 1
- or... purée. - [Audience Laughing]
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[Marge] Oh, look at those exotic positions.
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[Whimpering]
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[Man On Radio] Well, sir, we've got ourselves a classic nor'easter...
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 6
Arr! Help. I was tied here by teenage pirates.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 7
And it's open season on savings at Springfield Menswear, which is closed.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 8
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 9
Spell your name.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 10
But you've kept intact my Cal Ripken-like streak of school "openage."
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 11
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 12
- Oh! - [Gasps] It's the Christmas hobgoblins!
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 13
# I will always be true #
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 14
# I am you and you are you #
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 15
- two, one- there it is. - [Bell Ringing]
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- We're gonna miss Christmas! - [All Screaming]
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I don't like the sound of that "class-three."
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 18
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 19
I don't care if you're Kristi Yamaguchi. No one leaves the building.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 20
- [Engine Starts] - I'm all for rescuing the kids...
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 21
You're wearing the jacket right now.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 22
[Gags, Coughing]
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 23
Well, I hope you've all learned something from Nelson's "headstrongedness."
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 24
- Skinner! - Eh, that's no help.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 25
Uh, well, uh, one time, I'm eating a candy bar at the beach...
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 26
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 27
- This sucks! - Are you questioning my authority?
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 28
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 29
- use this bucket next to Bart's head. - Hey!
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Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 32
[Groans] Well, here's a scouring pad. It's just as good.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 33
I know it looks like the path to freedom.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 34
Defying orders, eh? Well, I see you Scotsmen are thrifty with courage too.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 35
That's precisely the problem, and you know it.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 36
[Chokes] This is a gross misuse of school property.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 37
[Bart On P.A.] Attention. The school is now under kid control.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 38
Huh?
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 39
[Guttural Groaning]
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 40
- Ow! - Come on, Seymour.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 41
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 42
[Gasps] That's not even a word!
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 43
Let's see. He's 40 years old, times 25 grand.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 44
Oh, they're just not responding to logic anymore.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 45
You're my only hope, Nibbles.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 46
There you are! Falcon to Eagle. Have located bag of crap.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 47
Enough! I grow weary of your sexually suggestive dancing.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 48
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 49
You're the camel! Hey, this car's got cruise control.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 50
So long, Johnny Tremain. Your Newberry Award won't save you now!

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Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 2
[Marge] Oh, look at those exotic positions.
#2
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[Whimpering]
#3
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 4 #4 Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 5
[Man On Radio] Well, sir, we've got ourselves a classic nor'easter...
#5
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 6
Arr! Help. I was tied here by teenage pirates.
#6
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 7
And it's open season on savings at Springfield Menswear, which is closed.
#7
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 8 #8 Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 9
Spell your name.
#9
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 10
But you've kept intact my Cal Ripken-like streak of school "openage."
#10
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 11 #11 Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 12
- Oh! - [Gasps] It's the Christmas hobgoblins!
#12
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 13
# I will always be true #
#13
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 14
# I am you and you are you #
#14
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 15
- two, one- there it is. - [Bell Ringing]
#15
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 16
- We're gonna miss Christmas! - [All Screaming]
#16
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 17
I don't like the sound of that "class-three."
#17
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I don't care if you're Kristi Yamaguchi. No one leaves the building.
#19
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- [Engine Starts] - I'm all for rescuing the kids...
#20
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You're wearing the jacket right now.
#21
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[Gags, Coughing]
#22
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 23
Well, I hope you've all learned something from Nelson's "headstrongedness."
#23
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 24
- Skinner! - Eh, that's no help.
#24
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 25
Uh, well, uh, one time, I'm eating a candy bar at the beach...
#25
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- This sucks! - Are you questioning my authority?
#27
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- use this bucket next to Bart's head. - Hey!
#29
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[Groans] Well, here's a scouring pad. It's just as good.
#32
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 33
I know it looks like the path to freedom.
#33
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 34
Defying orders, eh? Well, I see you Scotsmen are thrifty with courage too.
#34
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 35
That's precisely the problem, and you know it.
#35
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 36
[Chokes] This is a gross misuse of school property.
#36
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 37
[Bart On P.A.] Attention. The school is now under kid control.
#37
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 38
Huh?
#38
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 39
[Guttural Groaning]
#39
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 40
- Ow! - Come on, Seymour.
#40
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 41 #41 Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 42
[Gasps] That's not even a word!
#42
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 43
Let's see. He's 40 years old, times 25 grand.
#43
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 44
Oh, they're just not responding to logic anymore.
#44
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 45
You're my only hope, Nibbles.
#45
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 46
There you are! Falcon to Eagle. Have located bag of crap.
#46
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 47
Enough! I grow weary of your sexually suggestive dancing.
#47
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 48 #48 Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 49
You're the camel! Hey, this car's got cruise control.
#49
Recap of The Simpsons Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E08) - 50
So long, Johnny Tremain. Your Newberry Award won't save you now!
#50