The Simpsons

Season 10 Episode 9

Mayored to the Mob

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Dec 20, 1998 on FOX
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Mayored to the Mob
Homer becomes Mayor Quimby's top bodyguard and helps protect the Mayor from Fat Tony and his cronies.

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  • That amazing episode with Homer as a Bodyguard

    "Mayored to the Mob"

    Grade: A*

    It's amazing come to think about it, that The Simpsons was able to still churn out amazing episodes like this in its 10th season. The plot mainly focuses on Homer being Mayor Quimby's bodyguard and having to protect him against Fat Tony and his mobsters. This episode also has one of the funniest guest star appearances with Mark Hamill, best known for Luke Skywalker. Many amazing moments such as the Sci-Fi convention, Homer using his sleeper hold on the family, Mayor Quimby's "Rats? You promised me Dog or higher!", The Yes Guy's first appearance with "I had a strrokkeee!", Guys and Dolls with Mark Hamill, and of course the Star Wars joke with "Use the Fork!"

    If you haven't already seen this episode, this is one of the best "Homer Gets a Job" episodes you'll ever see. Easily one of my favourite episodes of all-time, let alone Season 10!moreless
  • Perfect

    In this episode, Homer helps tame out a mob at a huge sci-fi convention, and is enlisted to be mayor Quimby's personal bodyguard. Homer turns a blind eye to his bribery and shifty deals, until he learns that the milk for Springfield Elementry is supplied by rats, and Homer forces him to stop these deals with Fat Tony and his gang. Will Homer be able to protect Quimby when the mob wants vengence? This episode was a great concept (even if it was just another Homer job) and it was very funny. Overall, definitly one of the best of the season. 10/10 A+moreless
  • Perfect

    This is probably one of, if not, the best of s10. Everything in this episode is pretty good, and there weren't many, if any, jokes i disliked. it's kind of a typical "homer gets a job" episodes but it was handled better and funnier than others of the same type. i like everything, the plot, the star wars references, the ending, the characterization- easily one of the funniest and best episodes of the mediocrity known as season 10 {in my opinion}. My overall grade for this episode is an easy A+, and this is one of the only s10 episodes to get that from memoreless
  • Yet another amazing season 10 episode.

    this episode is extrmely funny and some hillarious parts are when Homer sleeper holded the whole family then sees that there is 30 minutes until dinner then he sleeper holds himself and when the guy who was teaching Homer and some other people how to be a bodyguard and after the guy tells him to sat his nooooo better when he takes the bullet and tells him to do 20 pushups and then Homer screams at the top of his lungs nooooooooo. Overall a classic episode that I will watch many more times and this is an episode I recomend to any Simsons fan.moreless
  • Homer use the Forks

    What a great episode! Mark Hamil ranks amongst the greatest of guest stars!

    This episode is funny all the way, from the Sci=Fi Convention (see the robots from Battlestar Galactia fight the gay robots from star wars) to Homer protecting the Mayor from The Mob.

    Speaking of Fat Tony, he has never been better. This episode is one of Tony's best, after Bart The Murderer. The way he used rats milk at the school was strangely humours.

    So, another great episode. Season 10 is highly underrated, but with such classics as this one, I really think people's opinions should reall change for the better.moreless
Julie Kavner

Julie Kavner

Marge Simpson, Patty Bouvier, and Selma Bouvier

Harry Shearer

Harry Shearer

Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Waylon Smithers, Kent Brockman, and others

Dan Castellaneta

Dan Castellaneta

Homer Simpson, Grampa Simpson, Barney Gumble, Krusty the Clown, Groundskeeper Willie, and others

Nancy Cartwright

Nancy Cartwright

Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, and others

Yeardley Smith

Yeardley Smith

Lisa Simpson

Hank Azaria

Hank Azaria

Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Moe Szyslak, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Lou, and others

Mark Hamill

Mark Hamill


Guest Star

Dick Tufeld

Dick Tufeld

"Lost In Space" Robot

Guest Star

Joe Mantegna

Joe Mantegna

Fat Tony

Recurring Role

Maggie Roswell

Maggie Roswell

Maude Flanders, Helen Lovejoy, Miss Hoover, and others

Recurring Role

Pamela Hayden

Pamela Hayden

Milhouse Van Houten, Rod Flanders, Jimbo Jones, and others

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (16)

    • At the convention, Uter wears a Futurama shirt. Among some things signing autographs are: Gort from the 1951 film "The Day the Earth Stood Still," the Tom Baker incarnation of Doctor Who from the BBC series, and film icon "Godzilla."

    • When Mark Hamill makes his entrance at the convention, he uses his lightsaber to knock down several cardboard cutouts of Imperial stormtroopers and, inexplicably, one of Wonder Woman.

    • When Fat Tony says, "I am not so much disappointed as I am blinded with rage", the dark circles under his eyes disappear.

    • The window in Quimby's limousine goes from closed to open in the blink of an eye.

    • The blue box at the "Doctor Who" autograph booth should have the words "public call", the first on top of the latter, squeezed between the words "police box" on the top panel.

    • Homer's sleeper hold looks more like a Vulcan nerve pinch from "Star Trek".

    • Milhouse can drink rat's milk, even though in the flashback episode "Lisa's Sax", he told Bart that he had to drink soy milk because real milk can kill him.

    • If you listen closely, Hamill does holler, "Back off, you freakin' dweebs!" (a little note to those who've seen this episode and don't have closed captioning on their TVs) when the Mayor sacrifices him to the mob at the convention, but Hamill hollered something else before that line and the captioning didn't catch it (It sounded as if he said, "Watch the hair!").

    • Unlike the real Cylons in the movie "Battlestar Galactica," the one pounding C-3PO didn't have the moving red eye.

    • Mark Hamill wears his Skywalker costume throughout the episode, except for the end where he has on a blue flannel button-up shirt.

    • There is an eerie abundance of martinis in this episode and most of them don't appear until needed.

    • ALF is supposed to be at the convention but isn't seen there (only Mark Hamill and one of the "gay robots" from "Star Wars").

    • The "Lost in Space" robot was voiced by Dick Tufeld(although he was never credited for this episode).

    • After the presentation of "Guys and Dolls", the set that Mark Hamill destroyed was perfectly repaired and standing where it was supposed to be.

    • In reality, Jonathan Harris doesn't do "appearances" or "cameos"; this is why his voice was impersonated in this episode.

    • How did the robot from "Lost in Space" know Bart's name when Jonathan Harris (the doctor from "Lost in Space") invited Bart to the food court?

  • QUOTES (22)

    • Homer: Well, I'm off to work.
      Marge: You're guarding the mayor tonight?! After Fat Tony swore revenge?!
      Homer: It's my duty, Marge. Besides, those mobsters don't scare me. Bart, would you go start Daddy's car?
      Marge: Homer!
      Homer: What? It's nothing to worry about.
      Bart: Well, then you start it.
      Homer: All right, fine, I'll take a cab.

    • (Homer is a little excessive with his bodyguard duties at home.)
      Homer: Clear
      Marge: Oh, for Pete's sake.
      Homer: (into walkie-talkie) The pig is in the poke.
      Marge: You know, I really don't care for that code-name.

    • Fat Tony: I want the mayor dead, I want his wife dead, I want his cat and his dog dead.
      Legs: Wawawait... who was before the cat?
      Fat Tony: Just kill the mayor...
      Legs: Y-you're not mad at me are ya?

    • Homer: Kids, I don't want you drinking any more milk... ever!
      Milhouse: Can I still drink it?
      Homer: Go nuts.

    • Quimby: You call yourselves bodyguards!? You're fired!
      Ernie: Fired, huh? Who else you gonna find to take a bullet for ya?
      Big Tom: Or have his genitals hooked up to a car battery?
      Quimby: I'll tell ya who... Him!
      Homer: Woohoo!
      Marge: Homer, I don't think you were listening to what he just -
      Homer: I said woo-hoo!

    • Fat Tony: I am not so much disappointed as I am blinded with rage.
      Homer: Ooooh, the mafia guy's all mad. What are you gonna do? Call your godfather? Huh? (mocking) Oh godfather, bleh, bleh, bleh.

    • Lisa: Oh my god, someone has to go back in for Maggie!
      Homer: Forget Maggie, she's gone!
      Marge: I've got Maggie!

    • Publicist: People, people! This man has actually been in outer space!
      Edna: Hah! Nobody cares!
      Neil Armstrong: This is one small step towards firing your ass!

    • Quimby: Homer, I'm uh, not sure it's a good idea to go out right now. I was thinking of spending a quiet evening at home with the (sighs) wife.
      Homer: Oh, you're just worried about the mobsters.
      Quimby: No, no, I truly DO want to spend a quiet evening at home with the (sighs) wife.

    • (to the tune of "Luck Be a Lady Tonight")
      Hamill: Luke, be a Jedi tonight! Just be a Jedi tonight!
      Hamill & Chorus: Do it for Yoda, while we serve our guests a soda.
      Hamill: Uh, and do it for Chewie and the Ewoks, and all the other puppets...
      Hamill & Chorus: Luke, be a Jedi tonight!

    • Homer: (After "killing" Quimby) Oh my god; His corpse is climbing the building!
      Quimby: I'm alive, you idiot! Now pull me up!
      Homer: Not until you get that rat's milk out of the schools.
      Quimby: But the mobsters will kill me!
      Homer: You're forgetting: You've got the best bodyguard in the business. Now say you'll do it, or I'll let you fall to your death!

    • (Homer has discovered the rat-milking ring)
      Homer: They're milking rats! (Running out of milking room.) Milking rats!
      Mayor Quimby: (after overhearing Homer) Rats!? I'm outraged! You promised me dog or higher!

    • Mark Hamill: Hey pal,that's my face 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.

    • Mark Hamill: Homer! Use the for--
      Homer: The force?
      Mark Hamill: The forks, use the forks!

    • (While being attacked at the convention)
      Mayor Quimby: Use your lightsabre!
      Mark Hamill: What, and break it? You know, George Lucas makes me pay for these things.

    • Comic Book Guy: Tell me, how do you feel about 45-year-old virgins who still live with their parents?
      Female Comic Book Fan: Comb the SweetTarts out of your beard, and you're on.
      Comic Book Guy: Don't try to change me, babe.

    • Restaurant Employee: YEEEEEESSSSSS?
      Homer: Do you have a table for the mayor?
      Restaurant Employee: YEEEEEESSSSS!
      Homer: Why do you talk like that?
      Restaurant Employee: I had a strrroooke!

    • Mark Hamill: You're in luck, because we're going to act out a scene, and I'll need a volunteer to play Obi-Wan.
      Principal Skinner: (ears pricked) Kenobi??
      Lenny: Mark, Mark, pick me! My whole life has been leading up to this moment!
      Carl: Like hell it has! If anybody's gonna play Obi, it's me!
      Professor Frink: Step back foolish amateurs, keep back, keep back! The role is mine, with the "Luke, Luke, save me!" and the light saber, and the fwing, fwing...
      Groundskeeper Willie: That's not how ya fwing! (punches Frink)

    • Mark Hamill: That was close. Well, thanks a lot, Homer.
      (He walks away)
      Homer: Hey, I thought you twisted your ankle!
      Mark Hamill: Oh, yeah. Well, see, the thing about that is--
      (He sprints away)

    • Fat Tony: Hello Mayor Quimby, I would just like to remind you that accidents can and will happen. Such as the killing of you by us.

    • Homer: Crap on a crutch!

    • Mayor Quimby: Quick! Honk at that broad!

  • NOTES (9)

    • This is the final episode to be animated overseas by Anivision, which has animated several episodes since 1991. From this point on, Akom and Rough Draft would do most of the overseas animation work.

    • Humberto Velez (Homer's voice in Latin America) also played the guy who was angry with Mark Hamill, because he didn't want to play "Nathan Detroit" dressed like "Luke Skywalker".

    • On the "Star Wars" Trilogy DVD featurette "The Birth of the Lightsaber", a clip from this episode (where Mark Hamill talks about the wonders of Sprint while the fans want him to talk about "Star Wars") can be seen in the credits.(StormtrooperTHX-1138)

    • We learn that Comic Book Guy is 45 years old and also a virgin, at least at this point.

    • Blackboard Joke: "The President did it" is not an excuse.
      Couch Gag: The family runs to the couch and sits. From each side of the couch, hydraulic presses (like those used to crush cars) squeeze the family closely together, then a press comes down from above and compresses them into a "block" of Simpsons.

    • First appearence of the "YEEEEESSSSSSSSSS" guy. We learn he does "YEEEESSSSSSSSSS" and talks the way he does because he had a stroke.(StormtrooperTHX-1138)

    • Music: "I Will Always Love You," by Whitney Houston

    • Matt Groening didn't want "Futurama" and "the Simpsons" to cross over (like "The Simpsons" and "The Critic" did), so all of the airings of this episode (except for syndicated versions) changed Uter's "Futurama" shirt into a "Star Wars" shirt.

    • In the original airing of this episode, Uter's T-Shirt said "Star Wars", in the 18 Apr 99 rerun it said Futurama. Futurama was a new series on FOX that premiered in March of 99, the series was created by Matt Groening.


    • The Bodyguard
      Part of the episode's plot was based off the this 1992 film. Homer's instructor at the bodyguard academy even sings a song from that movie during the graduation ceremony.

    • Stage Players: Guys and dolls, we're just a bunch of crazy guys and dolls!
      The "Guys and Dolls" song is sung to the tune of the song "Hooray For Hollywood."

    • Homer: NERDS!
      In the movie Revenge of the Nerds, the character Ogre was heard to yell this whenever he was shown nerds.

    • The episode title is a play on the title of the 1988 film Married to the Mob.

    • Mark Hamill: (singing) Luke be a Jedi tonight!
      The song is sung to the tune of a song from the Broadway musical Guys and Dolls called "Luck Be a Lady Tonight."