It seems like January 23 — that’s National Pie Day, for the dessert-obsessed — comes earlier every year, doesn’t it? Don’t worry, in case you got a little behind in planning your big celebration, TheWrap has compiled a collection of notable pie-centric scenes to satisfy your appetite.
“American Pie” (1999)
Perhaps the most infamous pie scene ever committed to film, this little gem found Jim Levenstein (Jason Biggs) expanding his masturbatory repertoire by having his way with an apple pie — and having his father (Eugene Levy) walk in on him mid-act.
“Twin Peaks” (2017)
While Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) had a fondness for cherry pie that was well-documented in the original series, the 2017 Showtime return of the series brought the significance of that particular fruit-filled treat to a whole new level. Cooper/Dougie Jones, on the brink of being whacked by The Mitchums, saves his own skin by bringing them a cherry pie of mysterious origin, thereby fulfilling a prophetic dream of Bradley Mitchum (Jim Belushi).
“Spider-Man 3” (2007)
Sometimes the tiniest morsel turns out to be the tastiest. Harry Osborn (James Franco) might have been hell-bent for vengeance against Spidey, but a guy can’t hatch a revenge scheme on an empty stomach. The scene where Osborn declared his pie to be “so good” might have been brief, but it has enjoyed an enduring run as an internet meme — even if it might have taken on an unsavory aftertaste, given certain accusations leveled against Franco recently.
“The Help” (2011)
Talk about putting the “s—” in “s—canned.” After being fired by Hilly (Bryce Dallas Howard), maid Minny Jackson (Octavia Spencer) cooks up revenge — in the form of a tainted treat for her former employer. As Hilly chows down on one of Minny’s pies, the maid instructs her, “eat my s—” — before informing her, “you just did.”
“Stand by Me” (1986)
Another tale of pie-centric revenge. Gordie (Wil Wheaton) tells his pals the tale of “Lardass” Hogan, a roly-poly fellow who achieves vengeance by guzzling caster oil and devours a raw egg before competing in a pie-eating contest — and hurling an “Exorcist”-worthy spew of regurgitated blueberries. The result: A chain reaction that leaves the community covered in gunk.