With Thanksgiving here, we all know the dessert on everyone’s minds and that’s pie! Scroll down and laugh along with some of the most iconic pie scenes from films over the years.
Gobble Gobble because Turkey Day is back and we are all here for it! The time has come yet again when stuffing your face and unzipping your pants is acceptable. The staple dessert seen on everyone’s Thanksgiving table is none other than the pie. See below the pie scenes from films that you can chuckle along with as you are preparing your pie crust for the big day!
Stand by Me: The Pie-Eating Contest
Stand By Me is a coming of age tale where after the death of one of his friends, a writer recounts a childhood journey with his friends to find the body of a missing boy. The story was developed by Stephen King who is best known for his horror and supernatural films. Although the most memorable scene from the film is the all-time train dodge with Chambers, Lachance, Vern, and Duchamp crossing over a train track on a bridge with a 100 feet vertical drop down to the water on either side of it; Gordie’s revenge tale about Lardass comes in a close second.
Lardass was a nickname given to Davie Hogan. Lardass is attending a pie-eating contest where he is ready to plot his revenge on all the boys who have made fun of him in the past. Before starting the contest, he downs a bottle of castor oil and a raw egg. If you didn’t think that would upset your stomach … just wait for what’s about to unravel.
As Lardass continued to eat the pies, “he pretended he was eating cow flops and rat guts in blueberry sauce.” From there he began to projectile blueberry pie all over the other contestant’s faces which starts a chain reaction of vomit from the crowd. The scene has been so iconic that residents of Brownsville, OR where the movie was filmed, have taken it into their hands to have a blueberry pie-eating contest every year!
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Make sure if you are having blueberry pie on your table or even an eating contest this year to not be like Lardass and projectile on your friends and family!
The Help: Minny’s Chocolate Pie
One of the funniest clips in cinematic history is that of Minny’s chocolate pie from The Help. The film explores an aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s who decides to write a book detailing the African American maids’ point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis. Octavia Spencer won an Oscar, BAFTA award, and a Golden Globe for best-supporting actress for her portrayal of Minny Jackson.
Just like Stand By Me this pie scene delves into revenge. Minny goes to visit her former employer Miss Hilly to apologize for her so-called transgression. Instead of only having one slice, Hilly can’t resist Minny’s chocolate pie and gulfs down two large pieces. Although Hilly’s mother wants to have a piece, Minny declines and does not cut her a slice since it is Hilly’s “special pie”. For this pie, Minny decides to add her own secret ingredient which led to the best line in the film… “eat my shit”.
Although we all laugh about it now, in 2016 Spencer gave an interview with People on how that scene changed her opinion of chocolate pie. Make sure for this holiday to stay on your family’s good side, or you may catch the secret ingredient in your pie!
American Pie: The Infamous Pie Scene
American Pie delves into four teenage boys who enter a pact to lose their virginity by prom night. The film became a hit which led to a franchise with buddies Jim, Oz, Kevin, and Finch; along with their annoying friend Stifler.
The iconic pie scene comes from the first film of the franchise where Jim (Jason Biggs) fondles himself with an apple pie. As the four friends talk about what third base feels like, Oz compares the feeling to ‘warm apple pie, dude,’ while doing the gesture. When Jim arrives home from school after his mother makes an apple pie and leaves it on the table, he tries the gesture in the pie and then some; from there the rest is history. If things couldn’t get any worse for the horny teenager, his father played by Eugene Levy comes home from work early catching him in the act.
Although we all love a good apple pie with vanilla ice cream to top it off, make sure your pie is only going down your throat this holiday.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street: Meat Pies
Would you try one of Mrs. Lovett’s meat pies? Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street became a film adaption in 2007 by the mind of Tim Burton. The killer tale is based on the 1973 play of the same name by Christopher Bond and then became a Broadway musical that won the 1979 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical.
The tale explores a barber who returns from wrongful imprisonment to 1840s London, bent on revenge for the rape and death of his wife and kidnapping of his daughter, and resumes his trade as a barber while forming a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett.
The sinister partnership that these two are up to you may ask, is the fact that Todd kills all of those who step into his barbershop. Mrs. Lovett then takes the bodies of the victims and creates meat pies to sell for all of the town. In this scene, residents of the town are coming to indulge on the pies not realizing they are eating human meat! This tale continues to be loved by many with even Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford portraying the leads on Broadway in a revival this coming February.
@iheartradiobway Did you hear the news? 😱 #SweeneyTodd is coming back to Broadway starring #annaleighashford and #joshgroban ♬ Prelude: The Ballad of Sweeney Todd: “Attend the Tale of Sweeney Todd” – Len Cariou & Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Original Broadway Cast Ensemble
Be sure to check that if a meat pie is at your Thanksgiving Day table you don’t find a limb and blood oozing underneath the crust!
Waitress: I Don’t Want Earl’s Baby Pie
Although Waitress is recently known for the 2015 Broadway musical hit, the show is based on the 2007 film of the same name. Waitress delves into the world of Jenna who is a pregnant, unhappily married waitress in the deep south. She meets a newcomer to her town and falls into an unlikely relationship as a last attempt at happiness.
The film circles around Jenna working as a waitress at Joe’s Pie Diner where she is known as a pie mastermind. Although Jenna has an abusive husband named Earl, she becomes pregnant with his child. This scene became iconic because while Jenna is taking a pregnancy test she is creating a new pie recipe in her mind naming it the “I don’t want to have Earl’s baby pie.” The control that Jenna actually can exercise is, of course, through pie-making. She creates new pie recipes as an emotional and creative outlet, imagining one to fit every situation in life.
Although the film is loved by many as a coming-of-age tale and for facing triumphs, the musical made a smash hit when Sara Bareilles wrote the titular song “She Used To Be Mine”.
If you want to be like Jenna this holiday, go ahead and give your pie recipe a new name that relates to what’s happening in your life at that exact moment.
Thanksgiving is that time of year to eat all the food you want without a care in the world. Make sure when you divulge in all that turkey and gravy you at least save some room for dessert.
Let us know on Twitter @AfterBuzzTV what special pie you will be enjoying this holiday!