Recap / The Simpsons S 13 E 22 Poppas Got A Brand New Badge

Homer starts a new security company and gets in trouble with Fat Tony.


  • As Long as There Is One Man: Parodied with a speech from Homer that ends with him admitting that the mafia only has to kill him and two other people at which point they'll have control of the town.
  • Bait-and-Switch Gunshot: 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. Camera then tilts up to the upstairs window, where Maggie is holding a rifle.
  • Call Back: Along with the long list below, the time Maggie shot Mr. Burns is brought up.
  • The Last Straw: With the power plant running at full capacity, all it took to cause a blackout was for Homer to plug in a dancing Santa.
  • Long List: Homer lists all the jobs he's had on the show up to that point in enough time for Marge to change for bed.
  • Shout-Out: Among Springfield Elementary School students, we have Jughead Jones, Fat Albert and Fonzie.
    • Fat Tony's drive to the Simpsons house parodies the opening sequence of The Sopranos.
  • Turn in Your Badge: 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.
  • What the Hell, Townspeople?: None of the townsfolk want to help Homer after Fat Tony threatens him.