Just great stuff here. Best episode of the season, easily.
There were a lot of laughs to be had here, from Bart's failed attempts to get his parents to have sex, Nelson endlessly popping birth control pills, Bart's dream sequence featuring the rambling Smothers Brothers, a PLOW KING~! cameo, to Lisa's disgusted reaction over escaping the snow. I can't remember laughing this much during a Simpsons episode and it's a relief that a few gems are still out there after 20 years.
"He's an orpahn just like Annie, but he hates tomorrow".
I laughed so hard at this one I missed whatever line came next. I thought this seaosn on a whole has been excellent. Now only if they would move Cleveland to 8 and the Simpsons to 8:30, I would only have to tune into FOX at 8:30.
Show was OK, but I vividly remember them doing the exact same gag with the school cancellations before. I understand putting characters in similar situations as before since there have been so many episodes, but this was just odd.
That "Dad, your two least-favourite buildings have now been destroyed" bit is your new front-runner for darkest joke in Simpsons history. I didn't even recognize Mary Spuckler and she was the basis of the entire episode.