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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.
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!!This episode contains examples of:

* ActorISTheTitleCharacter:
--> Mark Hamill '''IS''' [[Theatre/GuysAndDolls Nathan Detroit]]
--> Pepper Steak '''IS''' The Entree
* AdamWesting: Creator/MarkHamill.
* 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.
* 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!
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: When Homer reveals that Fat Tony is selling [[{{Squick}} rat milk]] to Springfield Elementary.
-->'''Mayor Quimby:''' Rat?! 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 Police bust the rat milking business, Chief Wiggum rubs a rat under his nose and declares it "pure".
* 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.
* OhCrap:
** "CRAP ON A CRUTCH! THEY'RE MILKING RATS! ''RATS!''"[[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.
* 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.
* SpySpeak: Bodyguard Homer when Marge enters the kitchen: "The pig is in the poke."
* 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.
* VillainHasAPoint: On television, Fat Tony questions people's irrational dislike for rat milk.
* YourCostumeNeedsWork: Louie shows up to a production of "Guys and Dolls" and is pushed on stage.
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