After Homer saves Creator/MarkHamill and Mayor Quimby from a nerd riot at the Bi-Mon-Sci-Fi-Con, Mayor Quimby fires his usual bodyguards (who didn't save him because they were outside cloud-gazing) and makes Homer his new protector, but when Homer finds out that Mayor Quimby has mob ties and uncovers a plan to sell rat's milk to the public schools, Homer begins fearing for his life -- and the Mayor's.

!!This episode contains examples of:

* ActorIsTheTitleCharacter:
--> Mark Hamill '''IS''' [[Theatre/GuysAndDolls Nathan Detroit]]
--> Pepper Steak '''IS''' The Entree
** Which leads to a BrickJoke as mentioned in AdamWesting.
* AdamWesting: Creator/MarkHamill.
-->'''Mark:''' (''[[BullyingADragon to Louie]]'') Hey, pal, that's ''my'' headshot up there next to the pepper steak, and don't you forget it.\\
'''Louie:''' You're all talk, Hamill! You never even finished Jedi school!
* AndYourLittleDogToo: Fat Tony wants the mayor dead plus his wife and his cat and dog.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: A chocolate-flavored dessert distracts Homer while Legs is telling him about his nickname's origin.
* BatterUp: Fat Tony manages to beat Mayor Quimby with a bat while Homer was fighting Louie.
* BigDamnHeroes: Homer rescues Mayor Quimby and Mark Hamill from the rioters at the convention, which impresses Quimby enough to fire his own bodyguards and employ Homer as a replacement.
* BigNo: {{Discussed}} at bodyguard school.
-->'''Leavelle:''' Okay, listen up. My goal is to assassinate that watermelon. Your job is to take the bullet. Go! (''Homer runs'') Go, go, go! (''imitating gun'') Pow!\\
'''Homer:''' (''monotonously'') Nooo...\\
'''Leavelle:''' Well, your dive wasn't bad, but I just didn't believe your "Noooooo!!". You gotta sell it! Remember, your "Noooooo!!" is what gets you your next job. Now drop and give me twenty!\\
'''Homer:''' '''''NOOOOOOOO!!'''''\\
'''Leavelle:''' Better!
* BigYes:
** Homer does one after fighting off Louie with a couple of forks, only to realise seconds later that Fat Tony is beating up Quimby with a baseball bat.
** This is also the first appearance of the ''"Yeeeesss!"'' waiter, who gives out two (and who claims that he speaks that way because of a stroke.)
* CannotTellFictionFromReality: When Homer rescues Mark Hamill from the nerds at the sci-fi convention, he tries to escape in a cardboard-cutout Millennium Falcon.
-->'''Homer''': Oh, how was I supposed to know it's not a real spaceship?
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: When Homer reveals that Fat Tony is selling [[{{Squick}} rat milk]] to Springfield Elementary:
-->'''Mayor Quimby:''' Rats?! I'm outraged! You promised me dog or higher!
* CorruptPolitician: When Quimby claims the mayor's office is not for sale, everyone just starts laughing at him.
* DrillSergeantNasty: Leavelle, complete with a designated "Berating Room".
* ExternalCombustion: When the mob had threatened to kill him, Homer tries to get Bart to "start daddy's car for him". When Marge protests, he decides to get a cab.
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: Homer's protector job ends in failure when he's too busy doing a monologue while Fat Tony uses a baseball bat to beat up Mayor Quimby in the background.
* FatSweatySouthernerInAWhiteSuit: Leavelle.
* FingertipDrugAnalysis: Parodied. When the police bust the rat milking business, Chief Wiggum rubs a rat under his nose and declares it "pure".
** Alternatively, he was sampling the rat milk from a teat.
* FollowTheWhiteRabbit: Homer follow the white rat that stole his tidbit and is shocked to find himself in a room where they milk rats.
* ForkFencing: Leading to a hilariously bad pun.
* HighAltitudeInterrogation: How Homer gets the mayor to end the rat milking affair.
* HollywoodToneDeaf: At the bodyguard school graduation, Leavelle sings them off with the theme from ''Film/TheBodyguard'' ("I Will Always Love You").
* IAmNotSpock: InUniverse. Much to Mark Hamill's dismay, the role of Nathan Detroit is altered so he wears Jedi robes, carries a lightsaber, and sings a song about the Jedi.
* ImprovisedWeapon: As Homer fights Fat Tony's gangsters.
-->'''Mark Hamill:''' (''strained'') Homer, use the for...\\
'''Homer:''' [[MayTheFarceBeWithYou The Force]]?\\
'''Mark:''' The '''forks'''! [[ForkFencing Use the forks!]]
* IWillOnlySlowYouDown: At the [[BarBrawl sci-fi convention brawl]], Mark Hamill tells Homer to move on without him because he twisted his ankle. Homer responds with a NoOneGetsLeftBehind and carries Hamill out.
* KissOfDeath: From Fat Tony to the mayor... via Homer.
* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: Parodied. Fat Tony says on television that the mayor has to look out. "Because accidents happen all the time. Like the killing of you. By us."
* MayTheFarceBeWithYou: Star Wars gets its fair share of spoofing in this episode.
* TheMenInBlack: Homer becomes one.
* NewJobEpisode: Homer as the mayor's bodyguard.
* NoodleIncident: How Legs got his nickname. It apparently had something to do with Joseph Kennedy.
* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: When Homer rescues Mayor Quimby and Mark Hamill, Mark Hamill says he's twisted his ankle and tells Homer to leave without him. Homer refuses to do so and carries him out.
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Parodied in the Bi-Mon-Sci-Fi-Con commercial; whereas the one "alien" speaks in a stereotypical extraterrestrial voice, the other one speaks like a your run-of-the-mill DJ.
* OhCrap:
** "CRAP ON A CRUTCH! THEY'RE MILKING RATS! ''MILKING RAAAATS!''"[[note]]"Rats?! I'm outraged! [[ComicallyMissingThePoint You promised me dog or higher!]]"[[/note]]
** "[[TooDumbToLive His corpse is climbing the building!]]"
** "Yes!!! Nobody messes with the mayor when Homer Simpsons on.... (looks over to see Fat Tony beating Mayor Quimby with a baseball bat) oh crap."
* PressurePoint: Homer learns this technique and uses it on his family and himself.
* ProductionForeshadowing: At Bi-Mon-Sci-Fi-Con, Uter is shown wearing a ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' t-shirt three months before ''Futurama'' actually premiered.
* PushedInFrontOfTheAudience: Happens to Louie during Theatre/GuysAndDolls. He is backstage preparing to throw his knife at Quimby when the manager appears and pushes him onstage. He gets out of it by tap-dancing with the knife between his teeth.
-->'''Homer:''' That guy with the knife sure can dance, huh?\\
'''Quimby:''' He looks awfully familiar.\\
'''Homer:''' ''(thumbing through the program guide)'' I think I saw him in ''Theatre/{{Rent}}'', or ''Theatre/{{Stomp}}'', or "Clomp" or some piece of crap.
* SavedByThePlatformBelow: Homer accidentally pushes the mayor out of the window and assumes him dead. But a look out of the window reveals that the mayor is still hanging from a ledge below the window and Homer is able to pull him back in.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Bodyguard instructor Leavelle told his students they're not suited to be bodyguards but they pass because their checks have been cashed in.
* ShoutOut:
** To Franchise/StarWars. See ImprovisedWeapon above.
** One of the signs at the convention is for ''Roswell'' of Creator/BongoComics.
** When Homer thinks he's killed Quimby, his first instinct is to "stage an elaborate farce, a la Film/WeekendAtBernies."
** We hear the title song from ''Film/TheBodyguard'' twice.
** Fat Tony telling Louie how "I want the mayor dead, I want his wife dead..." parodies ''Film/TheUntouchables''.
** Comic Book Guy's encounter with a geek girl parodies Jaws meeting Dolly in ''Film/{{Moonraker}}''.
** Homer uses [[Franchise/StarTrek The Vulcan death grip]] five times in the episode (albeit non-fatally).
* SpySpeak: Bodyguard Homer when Marge enters the kitchen: "The pig is in the poke."
* TakeThat:
** See PushedInFrontOfTheAudience above.
** Also, one of the "enemy" cardboard cutouts is of ComicBook/WonderWoman.
* TakingTheBullet: Homer is trained for this at the bodyguard camp.
* TranquilFury:
-->'''Fat Tony:''' I'm not so much disappointed as I am blinded with rage.
* TruthInTelevision: Hamill says of the lightsabers, "Y'know, Creator/GeorgeLucas makes me pay for these." On the DVDCommentary, he claims there's some truth to that.
* WhatTheHellHero: When claiming [[BlatantLies not to be in fear of a reprisal from the mob]], he then asks Bart to start his car for him. When an angry Marge calls him out on this, he decides to take a cab instead.
* YourCostumeNeedsWork: Louie shows up to a production of "Guys and Dolls" and is pushed on stage.