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->'''Mayor:''' Sam, I'm going to...\\
'''Sam:''' Hit me with a pie? Well, I suppose even the mayor deserves some fun now and then. Here you go. ''[hands her a pie]'' What? Waiting for an engraved invitation? Fine. Here you go. This is a direct order. Hit me with a pie.\\
'''Mayor:''' This is a trick, isn't it?
-->-- ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}''

A classic gag, tossing a pie into another person's face. Usually, this is a cream pie to get the proper CoveredInGunge effect. For extra comedy value, [[ITasteDelicious the victim might take a taste of the pie and note it's not bad]].

This PracticalJoke was a staple of silent movie comedies, which came up with most of the variants. Often, a missed throw would result in an EscalatingWar pie fight. The all-out pie fight is a ForgottenTrope in movies, but still shows up elsewhere. A popular gag with this trope is where someone [[TemptingFate tempts fate]] by yelling "Let me have it!".

RealLife celebrities and politicians sometime have this happen to them as a protest. For example, Anita Bryant and Bill Gates have been pied in public. [[note]]Authorities take this very seriously, in fear of what might be also in the pie, or just because an assailant was able to get that close.[[/note]]

On TV, the pie is often just whipped cream or shaving cream sprayed into a pie pan, which gives a similar effect while being much cheaper than baking up a whole pie just to throw it.

See also: EdibleAmmunition, as well as CarryingACake (this is one possible, but not inevitable, result of performing that trope badly.)


* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCsIuCZ8hds A Japanese commercial for the Xbox]] ([[WhatWereTheySellingAgain which, had absolutely nothing to do with Xbox]]) shows a woman trying to avoid a mechanism that keeps launching pies. Pretty soon, the music starts to build up as the mechanism winds up, and then...
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWmuThGDrbQ Throwing tiny pies at insects!]] [[WhatWereTheySellingAgain Somehow]] it has to do with cell phones.
* A couple of examples occurred in the commercials for Advertising/WilkinsCoffee.
** In one, Wontkins, who hates the coffee advertised, is hit by a regular pie by Wilkins the frog:
--->'''Wilkins:''' Want some Wilkins coffee with your pie?\\
'''Wontkins:''' Nah, just give me the pie.\\
''(Wontkins gets pied)''\\
'''Wilkins:''' Sure you wouldn't like a cup of Wilkins to wash it down?
** And in another one, he is hit in the face by a strawberry shortcake:
--->'''Wilkins the frog:''' Want some Wilkins coffee with your strawberry shortcake?\\
'''Wontkins:''' Can't say that I do.\\
(''Wontkins gets... er, caked'')\\
'''Wilkins:''' (''pouring Wilkins coffee on the smashed cake'') You can't say that you ''don't'', either.

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* There was an entire episode of the ''VideoGame/{{Kirby}}'' [[Anime/KirbyOfTheStars anime]] dedicated to this after Dedede was seen getting pied on live television. HilarityEnsues.
* Killua from ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' does this to Gon as a prank during one episode. When Gon tries to return the favor Killua outmaneuvers him and delivers another one pie to the face.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/SuicideSquad'' had a RunningGag subplot about a mysterious attacker pieing their personnel and visitors (in one issue, ComicBook/LoisLane was pied!). It turns out to be [[spoiler:Captain Boomerang, who'd earlier arranged to attack himself with a boomerang pie to divert suspicion]].
* British comics such as ''ComicBook/TheBeano'' and ''ComicBook/TheDandy'' thrive on this trope, custard pies being the usual ammunition of choice. They can be thrown by hand or with a suitably elaborate BambooTechnology device designed for the express purpose of leaving the target CoveredInGunge.
* In Creator/ScottMcCloud's ''ComicBook/{{Zot}}'', he conducted a poll for which character the reader most wanted to get a pie in the face. Unfortunately, it was won by 9-Jack-9, an electronic being previously established as [[TheBlank not actually HAVING a face]]. At the New Year's party featuring the pie, it passed through 9-Jack-9 to hit the runner up, Zot, in the face.
* There's a running gag of Prankster pieing Franchise/{{Superman}}. Granted, on at least one occasion, the pie delivered an electric shock or other nasty surprise.
** Creator/{{Gotlib}} did the same gag on a U-Comix cover: bullets bounce off Franchise/{{Superman}} harmlessly, but his dignity is ruined by the pie.
* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, as befitting his chaotic nature, once concocted an elaborate scheme whose sole purpose was to hit Franchise/{{Batman}} in the face with a pie.
* In ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'', it is revealed that during the one-year-later arc Miss Martian joined and left the team. The reason she left? [[AliensStealCable She saw]] a [[Film/TheThreeStooges Three Stooges]] short and decided to throw a pie in Rose Wilson's (Ravager) face. Rose apparently yelled at her enough to leave her crying.
* ''ComicBook/XMen #8''. ComicBook/{{Gambit}}: "A plasma rifle 'gainst a boysenberry pie? Can you see the crazed psychopath in this picture?" Naturally, [[http://img157.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=02233_X_Men008_ToothandClaw_14_122_222lo.jpg Rogue gets the pie in the face]].
* In the "ComicBook/WelcomeBackFrank" story arc of ''ComicBook/ThePunisher'', Castle finally manages to stun [[MadeOfIron The Russian]] by throwing hot pizza in his face.
* R. Crumb did a comic depicting the wonders of the city of the future, ending with the method of regulating population growth -- when you turn 65 a squad of clowns come looking for you with a pie -- "not just any pie -- a ''cyanide'' pie! What a way to go."
* ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'': Ben Grimm once got a pie in the face from a spring-loaded box, courtesy of the Yancey Street Gang. [[spoiler:Or, rather, Johnny Storm, who had been framing the Yanceys for his pranks for years.]]
* In a ''ComicBook/RichieRich'' story, Richie keeps coming up with ideas for keeping their money safe from burglars. One comes from an old slapstick comedy in which a police officer pies a criminal. Richie's implementation is to mount a spring-loaded giant hand in a safe, with a giant pie in front; when the burglar cracks the safe, the pie is launched at him.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'':
** A RunningGag in was the "Splut" pies, which came out of nowhere and made the WrittenSoundEffect "SPLUT!" when they came in contact with Garfield's face. This gag carried over to ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends''.
--->'''Garfield:''' [[ThisIsGonnaSuck Yup... it's Splut Week.]]
** One time, Jon tells Garfield to not throw a pie at his face. Garfield [[SubvertedTrope complies]]... [[ExactWords then he dumps the pie down Jon's pants]]!
* ''ComicStrip/HagarTheHorrible'' has this, as shown with the page image.
* It also happened to Snoopy's brother Spike in one ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' comic strip.
* Pie-ing is the signature prank of Kokopelli in the cartoons in ''Magazine/MuseMagazine''. His pie of choice is banana cream, and his victim of choice is Urania.
* In ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'', UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump (in Bill the Cat's body) gets a pie in the face from Opus after calling him a "little fat-nosed toad thing."

[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
* In [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/199124/rarity-is-forced-to-take-multiple-pies-to-the-face Rarity is Forced to Take Multiple Pies to the Face.]], [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Rarity]] agrees to help with a fundraiser without finding out what's involved. She, Rainbow Dash, and Applejack are all pied, but Rarity appreciates it more after the fact.
* ''Fanfic/HopeForTheHeartless'': as part of their scheme to alleviate tensions between [[BeastAndBeauty the Horned King and Avalina]], the [[ThePrankster Invisibles]] shove a cream pie straight to the Horned King's face. Avalina is unable to contain her laughter and the lich grudgingly takes the humiliation with dignity, proving the plan a success.
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/1350670/4/Harry-Potter-and-the-Dream-Come-True Harry Potter and the Dream Come True]]'' Harry talks the Potter house elves into throwing pies and other pastries at James, Sirius and Remus.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* In the ''Franchise/CareBears'' CGI film ''Journey to Joke-a-Lot'', the pie-in-the-face is one of the funny things that Funshine Bear sings about in the song "Make 'Em Laugh."
-->'''Funshine''': ''A pie in your face / A banana in your ear / Pull a chicken from your hat / And make him disappear.''
* Used in ''Disney/ABugsLife'' with Frances providing the appropriate {{Lampshading}} when Heimlich (playing a baby) demands pie.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* One of the earliest recorded pie scenes was a Mack Sennett short in which Creator/MabelNormand is pied, but she does carefully remove her glasses first.
* Film/TheThreeStooges did this numerous times, most notably in the short ''The Sweet Pie and Pie''.
* The "lost scene" from ''[[Film/DrStrangelove Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb]]'' is a massive pie fight in the Pentagon's War Room. Cut for not quite fitting the darkness of the rest of the movie.
* ''Film/TheGreatRace'' has one of, if not the, largest pie fights ever. Including one that's so big, it can't be thrown; it's a huge multi-layer cake, and two different people get knocked into it at two different times.
* ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'' features a group of vicious bikers storming the mall, looting stores, firing at the heroes and... [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment throwing pies at zombies]]. We'd call it a {{Narm}} moment, but Creator/GeorgeARomero might have been going for laughs here.
* ''Film/BugsyMalone'' is a parody gangster movie with child actors (including a young Creator/JodieFoster) and used pies instead of handguns. It also had "splurge guns", based on the Thompson submachine gun, with drum magazines that allow rapid pie firing. Ironically, in the climax, Bugsy and Blousey are the only characters to come out unscathed beyond the residue of the other missiles.
* Creator/LaurelAndHardy made money by selling pies to throw in their short film ''Battle of the Century'', which [[TropeCodifier codified this trope]].
** Until recently much of the second reel that had the scenes setting up the pie fight [[ItMakesSenseInContext (involving a fixed fight and a banana)]] was lost; however, [[http://silentlondon.co.uk/2015/06/15/second-reel-laurel-hardy-battle-of-the-century-pie-fight/ in June 2015 a collector found a well-preserved full copy of the second reel]]. It should take a year or so to be fully restored and released.
* ''The Shaggy D.A.'', notable for a cigar punching right through the pie.
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* ''Film/BlazingSaddles'', during the "Great Pie Fight" scene in the studio commissary near the end. Everyone gets pied; villain Hedley Lemarr tries to avoid the carnage by ducking back into a restroom, but someone's waiting for him in there, and Lemarr comes out with his face completely covered by the pie he was hit with.
%%* ''[[Film/TheAddamsFamily Addams Family Values]]''.
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* The climactic scene of ''Film/NannyMcPhee'' has this with wedding cake.
* ''Film/SinginInTheRain'':
** Lampshaded as a movie tradition, and possibly subverted: Don Lockwood dodges and the pie hits Lina Lamont.
** Cosmo in his song "Make 'em Laugh":
--->''You start off by pretending you're a dancer with grace\\
You wiggle 'till they're giggling all over the place\\
And then you get a great big custard pie in the face''
* During the brawl at the climax of ''Film/ThePirateMovie'', a cart of pies is wheeled out and a character predicts a pie fight -- turns out it's ''pizzas'' being thrown around instead.
* In Music/TheMonkees' feature film ''Film/{{Head}}'', Peter winds up with a pie thrown in his face (while riding a cow, of all things) towards the end of the movie.
* During the carnival at the end of ''Film/{{Grease}}''.
* Pies being flung from homemade catapults are part of the Lost Boy's arsenal in ''Film/{{Hook}}''.
* Creator/FattyArbuckle did this early and often -- his short ''A Noise from the Deep'' is the earliest known instance of the joke, and it was repeated many times in his later films.
* The Tony Hancock film ''The Punch and Judy Man'' features a climactic pie fight, but it escalates too quickly to generate the right comic effect.
* In the [[VehicularCombat Mega Race]] of ''Film/SpyKids 3: Game Over'', one of the racers has a giant pie-throwing arm as a weapon.
-->'''Juni:''' [[{{Pun}} Easy as pie]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDM75-oXGmQ The trailer]] for ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'' puts one in the iconic ChessWithDeath [[Film/TheSeventhSeal scene.]]
* ''Film/CarryOnLoving'' combines this with a RunningGag: throughout the film, which is about a computer dating agency, there's a young couple who appear in various scenes just enthusiastically making out with each other. In the climactic food fight, the young woman stops kissing her man long enough to look up and see what's going on, and gets a cream cake in the face. She doesn't even wipe it off, but goes back to making out again.
* Inverted in ''Film/TheKentuckyFriedMovie'', during the "Catholic High School Girls in Trouble" segment; a woman's bare bottom is pied.
* ''Film/TheReturnOfCaptainInvincible'': Captain Invincible does a rapid fire version of this. In a ''gun fight!''
* ''Film/KillerKlownsFromOuterSpace'': The Klowns throw ''acidic'' pies at a security guard, which [[StrippedToTheBone reduces him to a pile of bones]] and whipped cream, ending with one of the Klowns sticking a giant cherry on top. Interesting to note that the pies used were not the traditional pie tin with whipped cream, but actual fruit pies that hit the guy with quite a bit of visible force.
* A savory variant occurs in ''Film/ValleyGirl'' when, at the Valley High junior prom, Julie shoves a platter of guacamole into Tommy's face. This sets off a [[FoodFight food fight]], which Julie and Randy use as cover to escape the venue.
* In ''Film/TheMuppetMovie'', there's a variation on this trope -- the heroes accidentally crash their car into a billboard for Aunt Amy's Custard Pies, sending the giant custard pie upon it flying right into the windshield of villain Doc Hopper's car.
* In the faux trailer for the proposed feature film ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHyVSf4jSIs The Slapstick Killers]]'', a group of young friends are stalked by a killer schoolgirl who uses pies as her weapons of choice, smashing them in the faces of her prey right before she offs them.

* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
** Cream pies to the face are an occupational hazard of coming too close to the Fool's Guild.
** In ''Discworld/MakingMoney'', they're also portrayed as the greatest threat to Lord Vetinari's tenure as Patrician.
** They're also a staple of Ankh-Morpork theatre -- the Librarian is a frequent visitor, and has simple, defined tastes in entertainment and a ''really'' good throwing arm for displaying his displeasure with a play.
* The ''Franchise/StarTrekExpandedUniverse'' novel ''Literature/HowMuchForJustThePlanet'', by Creator/JohnMFord, ends with a pie fight between tuxedoed ''Enterprise'' officers and tuxedoed Klingons.
-->"Blueberry," Kirk thought instead of ducking.\\
Blueberry it was.
* In ''Literature/WhoCensoredRogerRabbit'', Roger reports having been pied by someone who was apparently trying to kill him. When Eddie Valiant asks why he believes it was anything besides a normal pieing, Roger explains in great detail the fine points of face-pieing.
** In ''Who P-P-P-Plugged Roger Rabbit?'', Roger, while disguised as [[spoiler:a human with the effects of Toon Tonic]], hits a well-known movie critic in the face with a pie, confident that he'll get away with it due to his altered appearance.
* For a high-tech version of the traditional pie fight, see the butterbug butter battle near the end of Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Literature/ACivilCampaign''.
* This is what kicks of the events of ''Literature/SonicTheHedgehogInRobotniksLaboratory''. Sonic and Tails are bored so they dress Tails up as a ghost, make a luminous custard pie, and attempt to lure Router out with a “special delivery”.
* Creator/RobertBloch puts a nasty spin on this in his short story "Sock Finish".
* ''Them: Adventures with Extremists'' by Jon Ronson. This is done to Creator/DavidIcke during a press conference in the expectation of humiliating him (it's hoped he'll lose his temper on camera). But the pie misses and so the thrower [[InsultBackfire ends up looking worse than Icke]].

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Kularb Neua Mek'': In the very first episode, [[WomanScorned Airin does this]] to her [[YourCheatingHeart Anawin]] and Oranuch's little sister, Ornnich. With a Birthday Cake. ''His'' Birthday Cake meant for the SurpriseParty!
* ''Series/{{Tiswas}}'' has the Phantom Flan Flinger, a recurring character who pied people. Including a number of celebrities, mainly recording artists such as the Music/{{Pretenders}}, Adam Ant, Music/PhilCollins, and Annie Lennox (while still with The Tourists, pre-Eurythmics). One of the most memorable moments in the show's run had Sheena Easton covered from head to toe in shaving foam and multi-coloured slime -- perhaps she should have titled her hit song "For Your Pies Only"?
* ''Series/ThreesCompany'', the "bake-off" episode.
* ''Series/TheBradyBunch'', in the first CousinOliver episode, "Welcome Aboard".
** The pilot episode where Mike and Carol marry has the former saving their wedding cake from falling off the table...only to lose his balance and have it hit him in the face.
* The Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} semi-game show ''[[Series/WhatWouldYouDoNickelodeon What Would You Do?]]'' featured pieing as a penalty in nearly every episode; in fact the show came up with a number of [[ExaggeratedTrope pieing devices]] involving multiple or giant pies or jets of whipped cream (the Pie Wash in season two). Sometimes, though, pieing was a prize or privilege. Most of the people who went down the Pie Slide did so willingly or because they wanted to. Also there were two episodes in the first season called "Pie-a-Thons" which pitted Kids vs. Adults, and being pied was a way to add "points" for your "team".
* Not surprisingly, pies were also heavily featured in The Family Channel's later ''Series/FamilyChallenge'', which was from the same producer (Woody Fraser).
* ''Series/{{Double Dare|1986}}'':
** Pies in the face might not have been as iconic as the gak or memorable as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg-Ui2dki2s&t=16m17s pies in the pants]]. However physical challenges that required a contestant to get their face covered in whipped cream have been a part of the show's physical challenges [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crP1VLYeNXI&t=7m28s since day one.]] However, the one that takes the cake (no pun intended) was [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPGPnAsYw50 the "Flying Trapeze"]] from the final season of ''Family Double Dare'', where a person was put on a platform being moved back and forth by his family and had to throw four pies at his teammate's face while she sat in front of him.
** This was not limited to the contestants. Sometimes, during the show's AdBumpers, when the camera zoomed in on the audience the operator would zero in on a particular person and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bwz1d5iA27M&t=9m37s smash a pie in the fan's face]]. Marc was also the occasional [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRbWpdRmwTw&t=4m47s target of pie pranks]] by Harvey, Robin, or other members of the crew.
** A subversion happened on the President's Day special when a contestant was told to make a pie by putting cherries on a plate, put a few handfuls of cream on it, and put it into his partner's face. Instead, with the clock nearing zero, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuZeomfCvno&t=9m6s he put the cherries in the big bowl of cream and smashed the whole thing in her face!]] (The judges declared this a rule violation, and the money went to the other team.
** On a handful of occasions, Marc and Harvey would have a gentleman's bet before the obstacle course began: The team got to pie Marc in the face if they got through all eight obstacles and if they lost, Harvey would get the pie instead.
* ''Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters'' has a misfired Practical Joke.
* ''Series/{{Maude}}'', where most of the cast -- including Creator/BeaArthur and Rue [=McClanahan=] -- gets into a big pie fight at the end of the episode "Musical '78."
* ''Series/ThatGirl'' in a ShowWithinAShow sequence.
* The newer version of ''Series/TheMickeyMouseClub'' had a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTHKP6BqwO0&feature=related sketch]] in which 13-year-old Music/ChristinaAguilera and Creator/RyanGosling both get a pie to the face.
* ''Series/{{Moonlighting}}'': David ducks a missile, which scores a bull's-eye on Maddie. He glances at her face, turns to face their attackers and lets out an uproarious laugh. One guess as to where the next missile lands.
* ''[[Creator/SoupySales The Soupy Sales Show]]'' has this as a trademark. This was extended to Soupy's appearances on ''TV's Bloopers and Practical Jokes''.
* ''Series/ILoveLucy'' has a couple of pie episodes, including "The Diner."
* ''Series/LoveAmericanStyle'', the episode with Susan Howard.
* In one episode of the 1970s ''Donny and Marie Show'', Marie delivered one to Donny in retaliation for his tying her ice skate laces together.
* ''Series/YouCantDoThatOnTelevision'' featured this in several episodes, most strikingly in "Drugs".
* Many TalkShow hosts and guests have been pied. Sometimes by themselves.
* ''Series/HappyDays'': In the episode where Chachi tries to join the Leopards. At one point Chachi & Roger are about to pie the next person who walks in. It's Fonzie. They take one look at him and pie each other instead. But in a BlooperReel gag, they get him.
* Series/TheMonkees endured this when they appeared on ShowWithinAShow ''Captain Crocodile''.
* ''Captain and Tennille Show'', during Masterjoke Theater sketches, primarily.
* ''Series/{{Route 66}}'', during an episode with Guest Star Creator/SoupySales.
* ''Series/{{Bewitched}}'', during one of the Serena episodes, which included Elizabeth Montgomery pieing herself from across the room.
* ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow'', due to one of Rob's many pratfalls.
* ''Series/FamilyMatters'', the episode "Stop In the Name of Love."
* ''Literature/TheBabySittersClub'', with a school carnival. [[ShrinkingViolet Mary Anne]] is next in line to dunk Mallory with said thrown pie...but then [[AlphaBitch Marci]] decides to rub in that she (thinks she's) got Logan to herself. [[TooDumbToLive She then finds out that Mary Anne has surprisingly good aim]].
* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'''s "Heavy-Wit Championship of the World" sketch.
** Also, "Just Desserts!" from the 5/13/17 episode, a game show where a wrong answer means a pie in the face.
* ''Series/GrowingPains'', the "20th Anniversary" episode.
* ''Series/{{Cybill}}'', wedding episode.
* ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'', "Dick Learns About Comedy."
* ''Series/TheBobNewhartShow'', as part of a practical joke Bob plans to play on Peeper.
* ''Series/GilligansIsland'', episode "X Marks the Spot."
* ''Series/DiffrentStrokes'', when the cast visits Universal Studios.
* Even an episode of ''Series/WheelOfFortune'', with Pat and Vanna pieing each other!
* ''The Jackie Gleason Show'' at least twice.
* ''Series/ThePattyDukeShow'', during a modeling photo shoot.
* ''Series/HeadOfTheClass'', "Make Fun of the Teacher" episode.
* During an election episode in ''Series/SaluteYourShorts''.
* A Thanksgiving Day episode of ''Series/{{Cheers}}''.
* ''Series/{{Webster}}'', but only during a DreamSequence.
* ''Series/WildAndCrazyKids'':
** Once featuring the fire department.
** In an earlier episode (and season), a "organized" pie fight between camp kids and their counselors quickly spiraled into a free-for-all.
* In one gag of the Spanish sketch show ''¡Vaya semanita!'', they are asked to do more intelligent humor, so they decide [[ComicallyMissingThePoint to pie Stephen Hawking in the face]].
* ''Series/{{Unfabulous}}'', where a classroom presentation on the American Revolution turned into a Boston Cream Pie fight.
* Moe Howard, of Film/TheThreeStooges, once [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_METTgPnSWY demonstrated proper pie-throwing technique]] to Mike Douglas and Ted Knight during a 1973 episode of Douglas' daytime talk show.
* Johnny Carson would often get hit with pies in a recurring ''Series/TheTonightShow'' sketch theme.
* ''Series/{{Treasure Hunt|US}}'', several times.
* On a late episode of the original version of ''Series/LetsMakeADeal'', one of the {{Zonk}}s was an old pie wagon; after the reveal, [[LovelyAssistant Carol Merrill]] hit [[TheAnnouncer Jay Stewart]] with one of the pies.
* An episode of the current series of ''Series/LetsMakeADeal'' featured a large pie as a {{Zonk}}; when it was revealed, [[GameShowHost Wayne Brady]] went down to the pie and pulled a ''real'' one out from behind it, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ofhn7v6IM8 with which he hit]] [[TheAnnouncer Jonathan Mangum]]. At the end of the show, Mangum got his revenge, at which point a curtain opened revealing an entire rack of pies, resulting in a [[FoodFight pie fight]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srTg1_KSrIU among the entire cast]].
* During one of the Showcases of Drew Carey's ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'', the models hit each other with pies. Near the end of the narration, Rich Fields is hit with a pie, and at the end of the show, Drew himself is hit with a few by the models as well. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1X4k-VqpsQ Here's a clip.]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AslrpLDBxi0&feature=related And here is Rich Fields making sure the showcase winner isn't left out on the fun.]]
** Here's a way [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKP-hUpyI9U earlier episode]] (January 1976, as the title says). These predecessor models are dressed as Keystone Kops pieing one another throughout the showcase.
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'':
** [[ThoseTwoGuys Bulk and Skull]] on ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' frequently received these (well, typically it was {{ca|rryingACake}}kes, but the principle is the same).
** And in ''Series/PowerRangersZeo'', the Rangers once defeat a group of [[MechaMooks Cogs]] by pieing them. (Leading [[BigBad King Mondo]] to go into a SurroundedByIdiots rant, and you can't blame him.)
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhxaThZEGv4 A staple]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUriUgUE9Q4 of Brazilian game show]] ''Passa ou Repassa'' (at a certain point, a sound effect was added, making it even funnier). Two contestants put against each other answering a question. Get right, pie the other one. Get wrong, pie in your face. Then come the next two of the team. And due to rotativity, eventually the first two return, allowing for either revenge or getting the opponent even dirtier. (The same SpeedRound was later used on ''Megamatch'' in Venezuela (rerun through out Latin America) and ''[[Series/FunHouse College Mad House]]'' in the USA. )
* On ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'', Eric hits Jack with one at the end of a food fight.
* A recurring theme on Creator/DickAndDom's shows, from ''Series/DickAndDomInDaBungalow'' (hosts splatting contestants, contestants splatting hosts, or giant free-for-all) to Splatalot (with "Splat" written on the bottom of the pie plate).
* A Season 14 Detour on ''Series/TheAmazingRace'' had teams pelt each other in the face with pies until they found one with a cherry filling.
* Subverted on ''Series/AllThat'' when the cast get a bunch of pies from the bakery. [[ButtMonkey Kevin]] expects they will throw the pies at him, but is told they are not going to do that. The baker also made a cake for such a purpose.
* On [[http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/video/rock-paper-scissors-pie-with-kelly-ripa-7-10-12/1409186 an episode]] of ''Series/LateNight'', Jimmy Fallon and Kelly Ripa played a game of rock, paper, scissors with a pie in the face as a penalty for losing.
* ''Series/TheAvengers'': An episode has a pair of murderous music-hall clowns with an arsenal of weapons that included a pie filled with fast-setting glue, which nearly asphyxiated a would-be victim.
* A staple of UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}'s ''The Bozo Show'', usually with [[ButtMonkey Cookie]] being on the receiving end. In the 25th anniversary special every person who had ever been a regular on the show, including both Bozos, get in an epic pie fight while posing for a commemorative picture.
* ''Series/HorribleHistories'': A sketch on Victorian manners in which almost everything a gentleman does results in him being slapped by a lady, ends with him shoving an apple pie in her face. (She ''did'' say "[[TemptingFate There is nothing improper about apple pie]]".)
* A ''Creator/MontyPython'' sketch at an Army recruiting office comes to a halt when the applicant complains that he hasn't got any funny lines. A couple of restarts later, the recruiting officer is dressed like a clown, pelting the applicant with a pie (after dumping a bucket of whitewash on him and dropping a large fish down his trousers.)
* Creator/AntAndDec once had a show which, amongst much else, featured a slot called Pie of the Week in which [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin someone brought in a pie]]. In one episode, Dec read the cue-card and discovered that today's Pie of the Week was brought in by Ant.
-->'''Dec:''' Alright, Ant, what is it?\\
'''Ant:''' It is... a custard pie!\\
'''Dec:''' Hold on, [[GenreSavvy this isn't going to be "Dec gets a custard pie in the face" is it?]]\\
'''Ant:''' Now, would I do [[DeadHorseTrope something as obvious as that?]]\\
'''Dec:''' No, of course not. Sorry.\\
'''Ant:''' Wrong again. *splat*
* ''Series/AxMen'': Craig Rygaard reconciles with the crew and especially rehired rigger, Dave Schroeder, in a recent episode using some lemon meringue humble pie. At least Dave sees the humor in the pie.
* ''Series/TheGoodies''. In "Lighthouse Loonies" Bill goes insane and ends up chasing Tim round and round the lighthouse wielding a pie. When he gets tired of running in circles, Bill just turns and waits for Tim to run into it, then says calmly, "[[PercussiveTherapy I feel better now]]."
* ''Series/TheGoodWife'': "The One Percent" episode begins with a cream pie being prepared and then thrown in the face of a CEO by a protestor who pretended to be one of the catering staff at a board meeting.
* Subverted in ''Series/SecretDiaryOfACallGirl'' when Belle gets a client who's into "sploshing;" her pie hit momentarily blinds her when the cream gets in her eye, then she twists her ankle and falls from all the glop on the floor.
* ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'': There is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoyPQVo5YO0 a scene]] in which London and her friends start a book club, but the first meeting ends up in a pie fight, with the girls smashing small pies in each other's hair and later face.
* ''Series/{{Zoey101}}'' has Zoey do this to Chase after she catches him trying to steal back his valuable radio that he sold to her.
* ''Series/ModernFamily'': Cam is woken up with a pie in the face as a result of taking Lily to a clown camp.
* Creator/ErnieKovacs may be best remembered for the surreal visual gags of his TV shows, but that didn't mean he was above pieing an attractive woman to get a laugh. Once such target was actress/singer Edie Adams, who would become the second Mrs. Kovacs.
** Ironically, Adams recalled a live appearance where Kovacs himself took a pie in the face - and was knocked out cold, because the stagehand hadn't removed the pie from the metal pan first!
* In "Ludlow Laughs" on ''Series/ReadingRainbow'', Creator/LeVarBurton is given a "comedy makeover." The pie-in-the-face is part of his routine.
* On ''Series/FarOutSpaceNuts'', Chuck [=McCann=] gets one during the opening credits.
* On ''Series/TheJerrySpringerShow'', any time a wedding cake is set up in the studio, you can guarantee that it's not going to get properly cut and eaten... it will end up in the face of the cheating fiancé.
* An episode of ''Series/NightCourt'' had a man being sued because he ran a business where he would take money to hit a target in the face with a pie, except he neglected to thaw one, and smashed a man's face with a frozen pie. Later in the episode, he gets [[TheFriendNobodyLikes Dan Fielding]] with a pie. Everyone wonders who paid the fee to throw the pie, and everyone [[IAmSpartacus taking credit for it]]. Then Dan reveals that it was all of them. They all paid to have a pie thrown at him. But [[GenreSavvy he'd anticipated them doing so]], and told the pie assailant [[MagnificentBastard that if he only hit him with one pie and forked over the extra cash to Dan for the rest, he wouldn't sue him.]].
* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' has Sheldon demonstrate his sense of humor by suckering Leonard into thinking he's about to be a victim of the snake-in-a-can gag.
-->'''Leonard:''' I don't get it, it's really peanut brittle in here. ''[[PieInTheFace (Splut!)]]''
* In "Make Someone Laugh," one of the original ''Series/JohnnyAndTheSprites'' shorts, Johnny tries pieing himself in order to get Basil, who's not feeling well, to laugh. It doesn't help.

* Music/JonathanCoulton's song "Bozo's Lament" is about a clown who's grown weary of his job. Naturally, this trope is referred to in the course of the song.
* The Music/BeastieBoys in the video for "(You've Got to) Fight for Your Right (to Party!)", from ''Music/LicensedToIll''.
* Music/BetteMidler's video of "Beast of Burden".
* Music/AlanisMorissette in the video of "You Learn"
* British rock band Charlie's video for their 1983 Top 40 hit, "It's Inevitable."
* Music/CobraStarship in the video of "The City is at War".
* Music/EltonJohn's frequent duet partner Kiki Dee, in his music video for "Wrap Her Up" (1985).
* Japanese "rock band project" Cocoa Otoko in their debut video, "Amai Wana Nigai Uso...", with cakes.
* The video for the Music/JoshGroban[=/=]Music/LindseyStirling[=/=]Franchise/TheMuppets cover of "[[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory Pure Imagination]]" ends with Groban, Stirling, and most of the Muppets with faces full of whipped cream from a catapulted cake.

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* A pie in the face is something any aspiring Wrestling/{{WWE}} Diva can expect at some point in her career, especially around Thanksgiving. Past victims include [[Wrestling/TammyLynnSytch Sunny]], Wrestling/MickieJames, Wrestling/AshleyMassaro, Wrestling/MichelleMcCool, Wrestling/KellyKelly, Wrestling/{{Layla}}, the Wrestling/BellaTwins, Wrestling/RosaMendes, Joy Giovanni, Wrestling/VickieGuerrero, and Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon. The men also sometimes get it in diva-related segments, as has happened to Wrestling/TheBigShow and Santino Marella.

[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* ''Series/SesameStreet'' during the song "Surprise," with [[FlyAtTheCameraEnding even the viewer getting pied.]]
* ''Series/TheMuppetShow'':
** A Sandy Duncan appearance.
** Fozzie gets one from a rival comedian bear in one episode, and from Paul Simon in another.
* A regular happenstance in ''Series/LesGuignolsDeLInfo'' for French philosopher Bernard-Henry Lévy, following a pair of such incidents in RealLife. There was even a parody of the movie ''Film/{{JFK}}'', with BHL being pied in the face treated like JFK's assassination.
* ''Series/TheMrPotatoHeadShow'': Queenie Sweet Potato loves her sugar cream pies. At one point, she accidentally got some pie slapped onto her face, and when Mr. Potato Head's test audience loved it, he added a segment to his for-Toddlers episode where a large number of pies were thrown in Queenie's face.


[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* In the RPG ''TabletopGame/{{Toon}}'', this is a surefire way to [[WildTake Boggle]] a character.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Netrunner}}'' gives us the ICE card "[[{{Pun}} Pi in the 'Face]]". We assume the effect is virtual.
* Shown on the "Humiliation" Consequence card in ''TabletopGame/KitsuneOfFoxesAndFools'', not to be confused with the "Humiliated" Trick card which depicts a ''plunger'' to the face.
* Hasbro's juvenile game ''[[http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/18755/pie-face Pie Face!]]'' has a mechanical device with an arm that holds a sponge that is covered with household whipped cream to simulate the pie. On his turn, a player places his face in the target area of the device, spins the spinner and twists the handle that number of times. Much like a slot machine, players never can be sure when the payoff will come. The player then scores points for the number he spun if he doesn't get the pie in the face.

* ''Creator/MontyPython [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSgRkBWNlBo Live at the Hollywood Bowl]]''. The sketch in question was originally written by Cleese and Chapman for a 1968 sketch show, ''We Have Ways of Making you Laugh''. (It was of course only one of several recycled sketches the Pythons used on stage, most of the others being from ''Series/AtLastThe1948Show''.)

[[folder:Theme Parks]]
* Fozzie accidentally pies himself with a remote-controlled one in Ride/DisneyThemeParks' ''Ride/MuppetVision3D''.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/NetHack'' has a cream pie item, which causes blindness. On the one hand, stealing from shops will result in Keystone Kops showing up to [[ShopliftAndDie pie you and beat you with rubber hoses until you die]]. On the other hand, pieing something does not count as an attack, and the pie takes up the weapon slot, which makes it very useful for characters attempting the [[PacifistRun pacifist conduct]].
* ''VideoGame/MakaiKingdom'' has these as [[ImprovisedWeapon weapons]], though their basic purpose is to {{heal|ingShiv}} their targets.
* The Pie Throw is a whole series of Weapons (Gags) in the MMORPG ''VideoGame/ToontownOnline''.
* Johnathan from ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaPortraitOfRuin'' can throw cream pies at enemies. [[MagikarpPower When leveled up]] it's also arguably the most powerful [[ElementalPowers Dark-element]] weapon in the game [[spoiler:making it the perfect tool to take out BonusBoss Richter Belmont]].
* The only way to defeat the terrifying, monstrous, bloodthirsty Yeti in ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVAbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder'' is to throw a cream pie in its face. This was [[GuideDangIt not one of its best puzzles]].
* ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' Tag Force Games:
** In the ones with the GX cast at least, you can play a Dodgeball-esque minigame. One of the things you can throw is a Pie. It disables whoever is hit by it for a couple of turns.
** Also in the Third Tag Force Game there's a sandwich throwing minigame. One of the things that needs to be avoided is Pie.
* In ''VideoGame/DeadRising'' there's a few places with pies, which you can eat for one hit point or throw at zombies. Score a direct hit to their face and the pie will stick, leaving them unable to see you. If you attack them and knock off the pie, you can pick it up and throw it again.
** This is also used as one of Frank West's attacks in ''Ultimate VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'', where he throws a pie at the opponents face. It only sticks for a second though.
* ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' "This is a cream pie, which has been expertly balanced for throwing." Other players can be targeted giving them the 'Hilarious!' effect of 'Pie in the Face'.
* Peacock from ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}'' has a pie in the face as one of her attacks, which fits into her repertoire of slapstick moves and cartoon references.
* In ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'', ComicBook/TheJoker's [[LimitBreak super move]] starts by throwing a pie into his opponent's face, allowing him to move in for [[CrowbarCombatant the rest]] [[NoRangeLikePointBlankRange of the]] [[StuffBlowingUp attack]].
* ''VideoGame/PetSociety'' had a mystery box that could either give your virtual pet some random cool item or an apple cake to eat, or the cake ended up in the pet's face. The pet would laugh at the incident.
* One of the scenarios in ''Film/TheThreeStooges'' video game is based on the ''The Sweet Pie and Pie'' short mentioned above. To get the best score in this scenario, you have to throw all your pies, and avoid getting hit by pies thrown by the opponents. Like all the scenarios, it gets harder each time you redo it, with more pies required and the opponents becoming faster, but the payoff becoming greater.
* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'': If you agree to play pranks with Sera in the "Trespasser" DLC, what follows is a ''montage'' of the two of you gleefully pieing random people - and then each other.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* In the ''{{WebAnimation/RWBY}}'' episode "Best Day Ever," Weiss gets one in her own face compliments of Nora. Cue [[MundaneMadeAwesome a massive food fight between RWBY and JNPR]] after that.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* It took more than a few tries for him to get it right, but ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' has a minor Spark who's developed a special pie that [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20070119 calms people down]] when he tosses it in their face.
-->"''Yes!'' Extra butter! ''Less nutmeg! '''I'm a genius!''''' Ha! Take ''that'', Brillat-Savarin!"
* ''Webcomic/{{Cheer}}'' [[PlayingWithATrope played with]] the cream pie to the face in [[http://cheer.thewotch.com/index.php?date=20070822 one strip.]]
* So did ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' in [[http://www.sluggy.com/daily.php?date=070912 one strip.]]
* [=UltraCar=] in ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}''. It started out [[http://www.shortpacked.com/index.php?id=635 here]] and remains her (she body-swapped to a RobotGirl, long story) weapon of choice for humiliating meat-sacks.
** This was also UC's defining characteristic in Willis's early ''[[http://walkypedia.wikia.com/wiki/Ultra_Car_%28Comic%29 Ultra Car]]'' comics (with "sweet pickle pies"), but they're almost certainly non-canon.
** Carla, her counterpart in ''Webcomic/DumbingOfAge'' has only done it once, but [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2016/comic/book-6/03-when-god-closes-the-door/box-2/ it was]] an ''epic'' once.
* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', Xykon is bribed into paying attention to a strategic discussion with Redcloak by the prospect of [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0416.html seeing one hobgoblin throw a pie in another one's face.]]
-->'''Xykon:''' Eh, seems kind of tame...\\
'''Redcloak:''' ''(sotto voice)'' They don't know that I infested the pie with acid-spitting beetles.\\
'''Xykon:''' Let's talk tactics.
* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' opined that "a spontaneous celebration is really only one short hop away from being a riot." Then [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20070709.html the chef made some pie]].
-->'''Kevyn:''' That could have been worse. I could have chosen that moment to issue new weapons.\\
'''Tagon:''' I think I have pie crust in my spleen...
* ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'' blatantly foreshadows it starting [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1800/fc01752.htm one strip]]. It only takes a few strips before the pies [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1800/fc01756.htm fly]].
* ''Webcomic/TheWhiteboard'':
** Doc receives one in [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autowb383.html this strip,]] [[spoiler: ultimately revealed to have been set up by Bandit]].
** In [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autobutton11.html this strip]] Doc is shown to have been hit by multiple pies after Roger had pressed [[SchmuckBait a button labeled "do not press"]].
** Sandy gets one [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autobutton04.html here]] thanks again to Roger and that button he shouldn't be pushing.
** [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autowb469.html Weaponized on the paintball field,]] with Doc using a pie from Roger's lunch to tag out an opposing team member.
** [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autotwb2045.html "Pie tag!"]], courtesy of Bandit.
* In ''Webcomic/ScaryGoRound'' Hugo gets hit in the face with an apple pie. It's so hot ([[ElementsDoNotWorkThatWay one molecule away from magma!]]) that it grievously injures him, forcing him to drop out of the election.
* The humorous comic ''[[http://epic.crimsonflagcomic.com/ Epic Battle]]'' makes pie fights SeriousBusiness.
* At the end of ''Webcomic/OzyAndMillie'', Millie's father starts a pie fight during the wedding of Ozy's father and Millie's mother. Strangely, this is a sign that he ''approves'' of the match (Food fights are a traditional part of dragon weddings. This is why they had so many pies lying around in the first place).
* In ''Webcomic/RustyAndCo'', [[http://rustyandco.com/comic/level-6-24/ Mimic gets one]] from a bugbear channeling [[Franchise/TheMuppets Fozzie Bear]]. [[http://rustyandco.com/comic/level-6-29/ And who doesn't know when to stop.]]
* In an CrowningMomentOfAwesome, [[LovableCoward Aphrodite]] of ''Webcomic/{{Pacificators}}'' [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators2/MangaPacisV04n049.html did this to]] [[ProperLady Muneca]].
* [[http://www.egscomics.com/egsnp/?date=2010-01-21 This]] EGS:NP strip in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' features pies that, when thrown in a person's face, transform that person and their clothes.
* In [[http://www.pvponline.com/comic/2004/09/06/september-6-2004 this]] ''Webcomic/PvP'' strip, fantasy LARP plus Civil War re-enactors plus Klingon LARP plus a broken-down catering truck equaled one rather bizarre pie-fight.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* At the climax of the Ninja arc of ''Roleplay/WeAreOurAvatars'', the Shredder was defeated with a Boston Cream Cake to the face.
* LetsPlay/ChuggaaConroy [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DX5MfMZkTLc ended up on the receiving end of one]] during the 2010 Mario Marathon held by Website/TheSpeedGamers. He enjoyed it to the point where he forced himself into the pie, while the others speculated [[ITasteDelicious if he was just hungry,]] or he was simply shoving his face in it.
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic gets pied in the face by Linkara at the end of the ''Film/BloodRayne'' [[Recap/TheNostalgiaCriticS7E14 review]]. Then it escalates into a full-on Three Stooges routine with Spoony.
* WebVideo/ThomasSanders gets one of his Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Prank Vines turned on him when friend and fellow Viner Brittany Kelly nails him in the face with a pie as he comes up behind her.
* In the middle of [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/document-050 The Great Researcher Prank War]] at Wiki/SCPFoundation, two people tried to win [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-050 SCP-050]] by throwing pies at each other. A frustrated Dr. Bright threw four pies at the current holder of the SCP, getting it himself much to his irritation that this trope could be considered 'clever'. Throwing pies soon got banned from the prank war.
* ''Website/TheOnion'': "[[http://www.theonion.com/article/study-finds-link-between-being-struck-by-cream-pie-2370 Study Finds Link Between Being Struck By Cream Pie, Diminished Social Standing]]"
* Late in 2016, members of the Revelmode group participated in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qOyZIrHV2Y&list=PLDjGyeCW0bxJt2ulexblgusB1u3U6nP8W a series of 'Lie & Pie' videos]] that got released across the participating Youtubers' channels.
* An AprilFoolsDay guest post on ''Literature/ThatWackyRedhead'' answered the perennial question "If ''Film/TaxiDriver'' doesn't exist in this timeline, what happens to John Hinkley Jr?" The (non-canonical) answer: he gets obsessed with [[Film/BugsyMalone a different Jodie Foster movie]] and throws custard pies at Reagan.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** In "Simple Simpson", Homer becomes the Pieman, a costumed vigilante whose shtick is throwing pies at annoying people.
** This is also the reason Sideshow Bob was selected as Krusty's assistant over his brother Cecil, as Bob's dignity made the take all the funnier.
--->'''Krusty:''' Hey [[TheUnseen Hal!]] Pie job for Lord Autumn-Bottom over there!\\
'''Bob:''' ''(after being hit by the pie)'' ...Oh, dear. (his hat falls, revealing his amusing palm tree-like hair)
** In "Krusty Gets Busted", a behind-the-scenes footage reel shows Sideshow Bob doing this to Krusty. In response, Krusty punches Bob in the face.
** In "Krusty Gets Kancelled", Krusty tries to practice for his comeback special by throwing pies at Homer, but keeps missing, complaining that he's lost his aim. Then Bart hands him one fresh from the oven. Krusty yelps in pain from the hot tray, then throws it, finally hitting Homer. (Homer shouts in pain too, but then quickly says, [[CatchPhrase "Mmm... Blueberry..."]])
** In "Bart the Fink", the IRS seizes Krusty's assets and as a result, his show gets [[CuttingCorners corners cut]]. The show can't even afford pies to throw, and neither someone to throw them at.
--->'''Krusty:''' Well, throw ''something!'' (''a briefcase gets thrown at him'')
** In "Homie the Clown", one of the lessons Krusty teaches is how to get laughs with a wealthy dowager in the room by throwing a pie at her so hard that she smashes her head against the wall and causes a crater.
--->'''Homer:''' (taking notes) Kill wealthy dowager...
* The "Balmy Swami" episode of ''WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines'' includes an airborne pie fight among the Vulture Squadron members.
* WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry
** In the short "WesternAnimation/QuietPlease", Tom catches Jerry on the kitchen counter. Jerry asks for a moment to draw up a last will and testament, in which he leaves a custard pie "to Tom, my favorite cat". Reading this, Tom eagerly tells Jerry to "[[TemptingFate Lemme have it!]]"
** In ''Solid Serenade'', Jerry hits Tom with ''two'' pies... the former of which has a steam iron hidden inside it.
** Tom tag Jerry with a pie in the ''everything''(he's a mouse, after all) at the end of ''Jerry's Diary''.
** In another cartoon, Jerry pelts tom with a cream puff. Tom gets wise and opens his mouth wide to catch Jerry's second throw, and just gets a tasty treat. So Jerry loads the last one with a salt shaker...
* Many instances in WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes:
** 1942's "Case of the Missing Hare" starts with an argument between Bugs and a magician who put a flyer up over the tree hollow he was living in. The magician offers Bugs a pie to placate him-- then smashes it in his face. [[KarmicTrickster "Of course you realize this means war."]] Hilarity (and a returned pie at the end of the cartoon) ensues.
** WesternAnimation/BugsBunny repeatedly hits Elmer Fudd with these(after tricking Elmer into ''making'' them first) during a scene in "WesternAnimation/SlickHare". "Your pie, sir!" Unfortunately for Elmer, he tries to retaliate and hits Creator/HumphreyBogart. "Why did you hit me in the face with a coconut custard pie with whipped cream?" Bogie asks menacingly.
** Vaudevillians Bugs and Elmer take turns with this in ''What's Up, Doc?''
** In ''Shishkabugs'', Bugs releases a spring-loaded pie into the face of the king, causing royal cook Yosemite Sam to be led away to the dungeon.
** In ''A Hare Grows in Brooklyn'', Bugs pies a dog in the face, then wipes it out while apologizing profusely:
--->'''Bugs:''' My goodness, I don't know ''what'' came over me! You wanted ''cherry'' pie! [=*splut*=]
** In ''Leghorn Swoggled'', WesternAnimation/FoghornLeghorn rigs a toy train with a pie and sends it to the front door of the Barnyard Dawg's house, causing the latter to get pelted when he sticks his head out to see what's going on.
** ''Daffy Dilly'' has WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck trying to cure a dying millionaire by getting him to laugh. After he achieves this accidentally, by landing in a cake, Daffy is hired as a sort of household jester and ends the cartoon getting repeatedly pelted with cakes and pies. ("It's a living!" says Daffy at the end.)
** ''Tree-Cornered Tweety'' has Tweety seeking refuge from Sylvester in one of the food boxes at an automat. Sylvester inserts a coin to get Tweety out, but is instead hit with a pie when the box opens.
** ''WesternAnimation/AHamInARole'' opens with a dog getting a pie in the face -- he turns out to be an AnimatedActor who's sick of doing funny cartoons and goes off to study the Bard. At cartoon's end, he is given a choice part where he begins Hamlet's soliloquy... and gets a pie in the face.
* In the opening of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'', AnnoyingYoungerSibling Haley is hit in the face with a pie by her mother as Jake passes them on the way to school.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'':
** The first of many indignities Candace receives in "Comet Kermillian" when she goes on a picnic with her crush's EnfantTerrible sister Suzy is a blueberry pie in the face. The others include being pushed down a hill in an ice cream cart and getting [[SquirrelsInMyPants squirrels in her pants]].
** Candace also gets pelted with pies aplenty in "Let's Take a Quiz".
* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', practicing [[BlowYouAway airbending]] aim with pie-throwing at meditating monks was shown in flashbacks to have been one of [[CoolTeacher Monk Gyatso's]] training methods for a young [[TheHero Aang]].
* In Book Four of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', the incompetent, foolish [[RoyalBrat Prince Wu]] is making his way towards his waiting Satomobile when several sinister figures start making their way through the crowd. The music turns tense. Mako, Wu's bodyguard, sees what's going on, grabs Wu and tosses him into the cover of the car... and the "assassins" start flinging fruit pies.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' episode "Vendettas", AscendedExtra Vinnie -- who'd filled the role of hapless mook in several past episodes -- follows Goliath and Hudson around all night (while they're busy fighting a ''real'' enemy) with a [[{{BFG}} humongous bazooka]] he calls "[[ICallItVera Mr. Carter]]", bent on revenge for his mishaps at the gargoyles' (mostly unwitting) hands. Eventually, he gets his chance... and shoots Goliath in the face with a pie. Now satisfied, Vinnie tells him [[RestrainedRevenge they're even]] and walks away, humming the ThemeTune. [[UnknownRival They have no idea]] who he is.
-->'''Hudson:''' Hmm, banana cream!
* Happened several times in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh''. Although with a rather dark twist in that they were actual hot pies fresh from an oven, and that it horribly burned and scalded the face of the screaming victim. Which is played for laughs, of course.
* A running gag in the ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' episode "Comic Book Capers", where the culprit is a funny-looking Native American named Running Gag.
* Just as in the comics (see above section), in the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "Christmas with the Joker", the Joker threatens hundreds of lives, on Christmas, no less, just to pie Batman in the face.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Bonkers}}'' features a RunningGag about which flavors of pie were appropriate for this gag.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' episode "Supper Villain", the next-door neighbor decides to become a villain, but he is not allowed to follow through with his evil scheme until after dinner is over. When dessert is served, Blossom throws a pie at him. This leads to a big pie fight, ruining dinner and leading to a FaceHeelTurn for his wife.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioWorld'' episode "Send in the Clown," the circus performers torture ringmaster Big Mouth, hitting him a pie at one point. Then, a pie-throwing machine is rolled out with the ammo hitting Rexes disguised as clowns and cave people in the audience. Yoshi saves the Mario Bros. from punishment by eating any pies that are launched in their direction.
* On ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'', Heloise tries hitting one of the ThingsThatGoBumpInTheNight with one, who dodges it. She hits him with a trashbag instead.
* The plot of the ''WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBob SquarePants}}'' episode "Dying for Pie" involves Squidward giving [=SpongeBob=] a pie which, unbeknownst to him, is actually a highly volatile explosive. Over the course of the episode a guilt-ridden Squidward attempts to give Spongebob an enjoyable final day, thinking that he has eaten the pie, only to find out that he hasn't. [=SpongeBob=] then trips and accidentally throws the pie in Squidward's face, and the episode ends with a mushroom cloud presumably where they stand.
-->[[MajorInjuryUnderreaction "Ouch."]]
* In one ''WesternAnimation/YogiBear'' cartoon, a visitor to Jellystone Park is standing under a tree when a blueberry pie falls from the tree onto his head.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/DennisTheMenace'', Dennis accidentally triggers a huge pie fight at a cafe when a woman sits on the pumpkin pie he planned on buying.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
** The musical number "It's a Wonderful Day for Pie" in the episode "Road to the Multiverse", set in a Disney-esque alternate universe, concludes with Herbert (in the guise of the Wicked Queen from ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'') pelted with pies by the rest of the cast (except Brian and Stewie).
** In the episode "You Can't Do That On Television, Peter", Peter creates a puppet named "Saggy Naggy" (based on Lois, who has been nagging him constantly to help around the house) for his children's TV show, and throws a blueberry pie into Saggy Naggy's face - leading a child to do the same to the "real" Lois while she's out shopping.
** A CutawayGag from "#JOLO" shows a dog-riding midget clown throwing a pie in [[ButtMonkey Meg]]'s face as one of the many bizarre things Peter planned to have at his funeral.
* Jokey Smurf in ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' masquerades as the episode's eponymous Masked Pie Smurfer to attack his fellow Smurfs with pies, resulting in an EscalatingWar.
** In "Reckless Smurfs", a few Smurfs go around pieing Smurfs in the face with plates full of pooka nut icing to cure them of the effects of Daredevil Dust. [[CameraAbuse Even the camera gets pied]].
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** In the episode "Over a Barrel", the settler ponies [[EdibleAmmunition fight the buffalo with pies]].
** In "A Bird in the Hoof", an overexcited Pinkie Pie does this to ''herself'' at a party in honor of a visiting Princess Celestia.
** In "The Best Night Ever", poor Rarity ends up getting hit with a flying layer cake which [[PrinceCharmless Prince Blueblood]] was using her to shield himself from.
** In "Power Ponies", Pinkie Pie (as [[SuperSpeed Filli-Second]]) hits one of the Mane-iac's {{mooks}} in the face with a banana split.
** In "No Second Prances", Starlight Glimmer drops a huge cake she created onto Mrs. Cake.
* In the earlier ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie'' (1986), the witch sisters Reeka and Draggle get covered in pies while attempting (and failing) to spoil the ponies' Spring Festival. Reeka then sticks another pie in Draggle's face after the chaos is over.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'', Fozzie tries to bake blueberry muffins; however, Scooter tells him he's actually following the recipe for "comedy cream pie", at which point Fozzie gets hit in the face with one.
* A RunningGag on ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends''. (In the original comic strip too.) The WrittenSoundEffect "SPLUT!" was carried over with a BoomingVoice.
* Also used in the ''WesternAnimation/USAcres'' shorts, including the episode "Big Bad Buddy Bird", which had a holiday called "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Don't-Mention-Meat-Or-Someone-Will-Hit-You-With-A-Banana-Cream-Pie Day]]".
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGarfieldShow'' has a [[ShowWithinAShow Game-Show-Within-a-Show]] called "Say a Type of Tree and Get Hit in the Face With a Pie". It is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* The 1980s ''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'' introduced ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo into the series when he defeats Raphael, Donatello and Leonardo (who were using ninja weapons) but is bested when Michelangelo flings a pizza pie into his face. He licks the pie to find it tastes delicious. When Usagi asks what manner of fighting this is, Splinter comments, "I believe it is called, 'slapstick'."
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Care Bears|1980s}}''
** In "Caring for Spring", Simple Simon (Beastly) lost his other pies before he can eat them. He throws his last pie at Wicked Witch of Winter (Shreeky). "It was my last pie, but it was worth it."
** At the end of "Space Bubbles", Grumpy makes fun of himself by falling on his own pie. This covers his face.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutronBoyGenius'' has Jimmy's evil clone do this to a bystander. Lampshaded by Jimmy's dad, who says "now that's a classic!"
* ''WesternAnimation/TheHairBearBunch'': In "Whatever Happened To Goldilocks And The Three Bears," The bears and Mr. Peevly are starring in a revisionist filming of the fairy tale. When Hair Bear steps on Twinkles Sunshine's (Goldilocks) line, she throws a bowl of porridge at him. It hits Peevly, leaving to an on-set porridge fight.
* The ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' episode "[[Recap/VeggieTalesEpisode13KingGeorgeAndTheDucky King George And The Ducky]]" replaces the Biblical war that named TheUriahGambit with a more kid-friendly Great Pie War, in which pies are flung into the enemy lines by catapults.
* As one of the many pranks played by the ''Enterprise'' computer in the ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "The Practical Joker", a pie is shot [[VengefulVendingMachine out of a food replicator]] and straight into Scotty's face.
* ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'' did this in a "Bullwinkle's Poetry Corner" segment. After an attempt at reciting "Simple Simon" is side-tracked by a WhosOnFirst routine, Boris Badenov (playing the pie-man) hits Bullwinkle (playing Simple Simon) in the face with some of his "wares". Bullwinkle doesn't mind, remarking "Now I'm [[{{Feghoot}} getting some ware]]!"
* In "Buster Bombs" from ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'', Buster tries having Arthur throwing pies at him, desperate to find something that will make people laugh. Arthur is just grossed out.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/ThreeTwoOnePenguins'' episode "Practical Hoax", Fidgel receives one of these when he opens his laptop thanks to Jason and Midgel.
* In ''WesternAnimation/DocMcStuffins'': "Toy Hospital: Welcome to [=McStuffinsville=], Stanley gets pied by his own trap that he set. He then gets ice cream on the head because it was set to "pie a la mode."
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'': Luan Loud, being a comedian, is fond of using this, which is demonstrated in the shows opening where she tries to pie Lincoln but he dodges.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* The University of Victoria's Engineering Students' Society has an annual fundraiser on March 14, Pi Day (3.14 - get it?) One person makes a donation to have an individual of their choice pied; the victim can dodge the pastry by matching the donation. Some good-natured individuals allow themselves to be pied but donate as well.
* Same with University of Calgary's own ESS. '''''OhCrap.''''' This would be a BerserkButton had it happened outside of Engineering or if an informal restraining order was never made.
* The Biotic Baking Brigade, a San Francisco-based left-wing activist group, specializes in throwing pies in the faces of those it regards as its political foes.
** Former Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien was once pied by a member of this group.
** As mentioned at the top of this page, Bill Gates suffered a similar fate on a trip to Belgium.
* Indeed [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]] has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_who_have_been_pied a page devoted to people who have been "pied" at some point]].
* And then there are the organizations that are dedicated to pieing people. [[http://www.entartistes.ca/ Like these people.]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No%C3%ABl_Godin Or this guy.]]
* In recent years, it's become common for a professional baseball player who gets a game-winning hit to be rewarded with a shaving-cream pie to the face from his teammates. Actually, it can apply to any player who does particularly well during a game, i.e. a pitcher who throws a no-hitter.
* ''Literature/SkippysList'' references one particular incident where pies, to be thrown at the unit CO, would be auctioned off for a charity fundraiser. The pies, however, would be "[[BlatantLies voluntarily]]" bought by individual soldiers. So Skippy, being TheLoonie that he is, decides that a traditional cream pie would be too blasé, and goes with something [[http://skippyslist.com/2007/07/09/cephalopod-surprise/ a little nontraditional...]]
* In the 70s, science fiction critic Charles Platt pied magazine editor Ted White in the face at a convention. Sadly, White didn't see the funny side.
* Since 2010, the UsefulNotes/FurryFandom convention ''Rainfurrest'' has featured the tradition of pieing staff members in the face if their charitable donation goals are reached.
* The first time Fred Rogers ever turned on a television, he saw footage of people throwing pies in each other's faces. The violence disgusted him enough that he decided to devote his life to gentler television programming. Pies in the face are directly responsible for ''Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood''.
* A [[http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10792399 variant of this]] has been carried out in UsefulNotes/NewZealand with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamington lamington cakes]] -- twice.
* Per RuleThirtyFour, it is also a niche sexual fetish.
* The Belgian writer and anarchist Noel Godin specialises in pieing public figures who he thinks deserve it. After pieing Bill Gates, he supposedly said "My work is done here." Another target was Creator/JeanLucGodard, who found it ActuallyPrettyFunny, and a recurring target is French philosopher, socialite and TV windbag Bernard-Henri Lévy, who really, really doesn't find it funny at all (which is one of the reasons why Godin keeps doing it.)
* An activist once threw a pie at anti-feminist Phyllis Schlafly, injuring her eye in the process.
* In May 2017, Qantas CEO Alan Joyce was pied in the middle of speaking a business conference, by a local Christian farmer who was protesting Joyce's support for marriage equality.