Mr. Plow

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"Mr. Plow" is the ninth episode of The Simpsons fourth season.wikipedia
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The Simpsons (season 4)

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"Mr. Plow" is the ninth episode of The Simpsons fourth season.
The season was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards and Dan Castellaneta would win one for his performance as Homer in "Mr. Plow".

Barney Gumble

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It is a huge success, and inspired by this, Barney Gumble starts a rival company and quickly puts Homer out of business.
"Mr. Plow" suggests that Barney was a dedicated student looking forward to a bright future.

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance

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In 1993, Dan Castellaneta won his second Emmy Award for "Outstanding Voice-Over Performance" for this episode.

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In 1993, Dan Castellaneta won his second Emmy Award for "Outstanding Voice-Over Performance" for this episode.
Castellaneta has won several awards for voicing Homer, including four Primetime Emmy Awards for "Outstanding Voice-Over Performance" in 1992 for "Lisa's Pony", 1993 for "Mr. Plow", 2004 for voicing several characters in "Today I Am a Clown", and 2009 for voicing Homer in "Father Knows Worst".

Jim Reardon

The episode was written by Jon Vitti and directed by Jim Reardon.
"Mr. Plow"

Homer Simpson

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Springfield is hit by a blizzard, so Marge calls Homer at Moe's Tavern and tells him to come home.
Dan Castellaneta has won several awards for voicing Homer, including four Primetime Emmy Awards for "Outstanding Voice-Over Performance" in 1992 for "Lisa's Pony", 1993 for "Mr. Plow", in 2004 for "Today I Am a Clown", and in 2009 for "Father Knows Worst".

Jon Vitti

The episode was written by Jon Vitti and directed by Jim Reardon.
"Mr. Plow" (1992)

List of recurring The Simpsons characters

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The friends resolve their differences and agree to work together in the plow business, claiming that "When two best friends work together, not even God Himself can stop them!".
In a later episode, "Mr. Plow", he tells Barney Gumble (who is handing out flyers dressed as Lullabuy$'s Big Baby) that he "sickens" him.

Linda Ronstadt

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Barney creates his own commercial, with Linda Ronstadt involved in singing the jingle, which defames and slanders Homer.
She voiced herself in The Simpsons episode "Mr. Plow" and sang a duet, "Funny How Time Slips Away," with Homer Simpson on The Yellow Album.

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program

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The Simpsons staff had previously submitted episodes for "[[Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming less than One Hour)|Outstanding Animated Program]]", winning twice, but that season they took a chance with the main comedy category.
The Simpsons, for instance, unsuccessfully submitted the episodes "A Streetcar Named Marge" and "Mr. Plow" in 1993 and 1994 while Family Guy was successfully nominated in 2009.

Roto-Rooter

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Homer's original jingle, "Call Mr. Plow, that's my name, that name again is Mr. Plow!", is based on a radio jingle for the Roto-Rooter, which had a similar tune, "Call Roto-Rooter, that's the name, and away go troubles down the drain."
Similarly, in 1993, the ninth episode of the fourth season of the television series, The Simpsons featured a parody of the Roto-Rooter jingle for Homer's snow plowing business called Mr. Plow.

Homer the Heretic

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When asked to pick his favourite season out of The Simpsons seasons one through twenty, Paul Lane of the Niagara Gazette picked season four and highlighted "Brother from the Same Planet" and "Mr. Plow" which he called "excellent", along with "the sweetly funny" "Lisa's First Word", and "Homer the Heretic".
Along with "Mr. Plow", a later episode of this season, this is one of the few television episodes that prominently featured snow outside of Christmas or Thanksgiving centric episodes.

The Godfather

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The scene where Bart is pelted with snowballs is a reference to the Sonny Corleone tollbooth shooting scene in the film The Godfather.
In the season four episode "Mr. Plow", the scene in which Sonny Corleone is shot at the tollbooth is mimicked when Bart Simpson is pelted with snowballs.

Brother from the Same Planet

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When asked to pick his favourite season out of The Simpsons seasons one through twenty, Paul Lane of the Niagara Gazette picked season four and highlighted "Brother from the Same Planet" and "Mr. Plow" which he called "excellent", along with "the sweetly funny" "Lisa's First Word", and "Homer the Heretic".
When asked to pick his favorite season out of The Simpsons seasons one through twenty, Paul Lane of the Niagara Gazette picked season four and highlighted "Brother from the Same Planet" and "Mr. Plow" which he called "excellent", along with "the sweetly funny" "Lisa's First Word", and "Homer the Heretic".

A Streetcar Named Marge

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In 1993, "Mr. Plow" and "A Streetcar Named Marge" were submitted for the Primetime Emmy Award for "Outstanding Comedy Series".
In 1993, "A Streetcar Named Marge" and "Mr. Plow" were submitted for the Primetime Emmy Award for "Outstanding Comedy Series".

The Simpsons

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"Mr. Plow" is the ninth episode of The Simpsons fourth season.

Fox Broadcasting Company

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It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on November 19, 1992.

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series

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In 1993, "Mr. Plow" and "A Streetcar Named Marge" were submitted for the Primetime Emmy Award for "Outstanding Comedy Series". The episode was also submitted in the "Outstanding Comedy Series" category although ultimately it was not nominated.

Marge Simpson

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Springfield is hit by a blizzard, so Marge calls Homer at Moe's Tavern and tells him to come home.

Springfield (The Simpsons)

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Springfield is hit by a blizzard, so Marge calls Homer at Moe's Tavern and tells him to come home.

Total loss

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As both cars are completely totaled, Homer begins searching for a new car, and after several unsuccessful attempts, the family go to a car show.

Auto show

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As both cars are completely totaled, Homer begins searching for a new car, and after several unsuccessful attempts, the family go to a car show.

Adam West

After an unsettling encounter with Adam West, a salesman talks Homer into getting a snowplow.

Snowplow

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After an unsettling encounter with Adam West, a salesman talks Homer into getting a snowplow. In the episode, Homer buys a snow plow and starts a business plowing driveways.

Television advertisement

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The resulting commercial and jingle attracts lots of customers and the business is a booming success.