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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 Guys And Dolls. 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 disappointing 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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