Homer starts a new security company and gets in trouble with Fat Tony.
* BaitAndSwitchGunshot: Just as Fat Tony and his gang are about to shoot Homer, they are wounded by an unseen shooter. When Chief Wiggum appears to take back his job, everyone assumes it was him, but he confesses that they took away his gun when he was fired. [[spoiler:Camera then tilts up to the upstairs window, where Maggie is holding a rifle.]]
* CallBack: Along with the long list below, [[Recap/TheSimpsonsWhoShotMrBurns the time Maggie shot Mr. Burns]] is brought up.
* TheLastStraw: With the power plant running at full capacity, all it took to cause a blackout was for Homer to plug in a dancing Santa.
* LongList: Homer lists all the jobs he's had [[CallBack on the show up to that point]] in enough time for Marge to change for bed.
* ShoutOut: Among Springfield Elementary School students, we have [[Franchise/ArchieComics Jughead Jones]], [[WesternAnimation/FatAlbertAndTheCosbyKids Fat Albert]] and [[Series/HappyDays Fonzie]].
** Fat Tony's drive to the Simpsons house parodies the opening sequence of ''Series/TheSopranos''.
* TurnInYourBadge: When Chief Wiggum lost his job, he had to turn in his badge and his gun, and only avoiding turning in his car because he hid it.
* WhatTheHellTownspeople: None of the townsfolk want to help Homer after Fat Tony threatens him.