Episode - 9F07\\
First Aired - 11/19/1992

After crashing both his car and Marge's station wagon during a drunken ride home during a snowstorm, Homer buys a snowplow and starts a business eventually rivaled by none other than Barney.

!!This episode contains examples of:
* [[AsHimself As Herself/Himself]]: Music/LindaRonstadt and Creator/AdamWest
* AdamWesting: The [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]] does it years before ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' did, though ''TheSimpsons'' take on Adam West wasn't as bizarre as ''Family Guy''.
* BadBadActing: The first Mr Plow commercial (the low-budget one that airs at 3:17 in the morning)
* BadJobWorseUniform: Barney is shown handing out fliers for Lullabuy$ baby furniture store, wearing a diaper and bonnet, in the middle of winter. He then loses the diaper after [[TemptingFate saying that things can't get any worse]]...
* BilingualBonus: Linda Ronstadt's Spanish version of the Plow King jingle translates as "Mr. Plow is not manly. He's only a drunk." (''Senor Plow no es macho. Es solamente un borracho.'')
* BitingTheHandHumor[=/=]LeaningOnTheFourthWall: "It may be on a lousy channel, but the Simpsons are on TV!"
* {{Bowdlerization}}: In the UK, Homer telling the insurance agent that he was at a pornography store to cover up being at Moe's was cut.
* ContinuityNod: The company that manufactured Homer's snowplow is the same one that took over Powell Motors in ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS2E15OhBrotherWhereArtThou "Oh, Brother, where Art Thou?"]]''.
* DelayedReaction: When Homer had his accident, the airbag in his car deployed ''after'' he got out of the car.
* EpicFail: Homer managed to damage both his and Marge's car...in their own driveway.
* HopeSpot: Homer moves the snow away from the Qwick-E-Mart, allowing it to stay open. Cue Snake driving up to the door.
* HypocriticalHumor: When Barney introduces himself as "Plow King", he tells Homer there was no problem with a fair competition. Then he shoots Homer's tires.
* ImagineSpot: After seeing the plow, Homer imagines himself driving it through a protest at the White House to clear a path for the President (George H. W. Bush).
* IResembleThatRemark: When Linda Ronstadt sings in Barney's commercial, she mentions Homer's a drinker. Cut to Homer doing a SpitTake.
* KitschyLocalCommercial: The first Mr. Plow commercial.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Homer feels remorseful for how he tricked Barney into plowing driveways on Widow's Peak.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Homer is directly responsible for Barney's descent into alcoholism.
* NoodleIncident: Barney never explains how exactly he knows Music/LindaRonstadt, other than the fact that they've been looking look for a project to do together for some time.
* ShapedLikeItself[=/=]SubvertedRhymeEveryOccasion: The Mr. Plow jingle.
-->Call Mr. Plow
-->That's my name
-->That name again
-->Is Mr. Plow.
* ShoutOut:
** ''Film/TheGodfather'': Bart being struck by numerous snowballs by Nelson and other angry students was an homage to the infamous scene in the 1972 movie where Sonny Corleone is shot numerous times in an ambush.
** Roto-Rooter: The Mr. Plow jingle is obviously inspired by the drain-cleaning company jingle.
** ''Film/TheWagesOfFear'' and its American remake ''Sorcerer'': Homer's trip across the rickety bridge is based on the films, with the music inspired by the latter.
** ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'': The melting snowmen resemble the melting Nazis in the climax.
** ''[[Film/TheWolfman1941 The Wolfman]]'': Barney transforming from a cleancut student into a slovenly drunk after he has his very first beer mimics Lawrence Talbot's transformation.
* SpecialGuest: Creator/PhilHartman as Troy [=McClure=]
* TemptingFate: When Homer and Barney decide to be partners, Homer stats even God couldn't stop them. God takes offense to that and acts accordingly, melting the ice and putting both boys out of business.
* TookALevelInDumbass: Barney used to be a college-bound student, before Homer gave him exactly one beer. And the rest is history.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Bart's reaction to seeing Krusty, his idol, being savaged by three Siberian tigers? "Meh, they'll be chewin' on him for a while," before changing the channel to the Mexican Bumblebee Man's sitcom.
* VandalismBackfire: When Homer was driving home for Moe's drunk during a blizzard, he ended up crashing into the back of a car. Though the front of his car was totaled, he looked at the bright side that he got the other guy just as bad...until he saw that it was ''Marge's'' car...in their driveway.
* WhatWereTheySellingAgain: The second Mr. Plow commercial, which looked more like an [[LeFilmArtistique overly arty]] perfume ad.
-->'''Lisa:''' Was that a commercial?\\
'''Homer:''' I don't know.