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Now, That Would Be Fun...

Writer's Block asks "What scene from a movie, book, or play would you most want to recreate in real life?"

I've always wanted to be in a pie fight.
It strikes me that I am not alone. I'll bet somebody could throw a whopper of a fund raising event by holding a pie fight. All you would need is an outdoor venue like a stadium and some baked-goods company to sponsor with the pies. Charge everybody $20 or so to get in and let'r rip.



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Nov. 19th, 2009 07:50 pm (UTC)
The cub scouts got most of the kids really wound up on doing fundraising sales when they announced that anyone selling over X would get to hit the leader of their choice in the face with a pie.

Some of the kids got 5 or 6 pies each. We messed up a lot of tarps that day.
Nov. 19th, 2009 08:01 pm (UTC)
I've been part of such a fundraiser, but without real pies... disposable foil pie-tins filled with whipped cream. Still fun, but real pies would be even better.
Nov. 19th, 2009 08:18 pm (UTC)
Nov. 19th, 2009 08:37 pm (UTC)
I've been hit in the face with a pie (within minutes of your husband receiving the same treatment).

And I once quit a job by throwing a pie into my manager's face. Does that count for anything?
Nov. 19th, 2009 09:33 pm (UTC)
Something like the pie fight in The Great Race? (Best. Pie fight. Ever!) I would have loved to have been in that pie fight.
Nov. 20th, 2009 05:06 am (UTC)
Oh My Yes!

Nov. 19th, 2009 09:53 pm (UTC)
If you go to this page of Mark Evanier's blog, the second entry down has the formula that Soupy Sales used for his pies, with an essay on why it's best. (Short form: Use non-menthol shaving cream in a firm, possibly double, pie crust.)
Nov. 19th, 2009 11:37 pm (UTC)
I agree with Dave - The Great Race was the best pie fight ever. However, I enjoyed many an afternoon watching the Three Stooges when they were shown on weekday afternoons in Rockford. My dad and I would howl with laughter. The recipe for their pies included molasses in the filling to get that gloopy sticky texture that dripped just right.
Nov. 19th, 2009 11:57 pm (UTC)
Sign me up as long as I don't have to clean it up. Might be fun-I've never tried it. It would be a new adventure.
Nov. 20th, 2009 01:06 am (UTC)
At school ten years ago, we filmed a short, silent video advocating non-violence that featured a bannana cream pie fight. (We even made all of the pies in advance for the film! Real whipped cream and bananas!)

As the "manager" in the story, I was supposed to come in and bawl out the disheveled crew, post-pie flinging. The film would rewind, and we'd cut back to the "better" decision, and a happy ending where the kids ate pie together.

There was *one* more pie left, and I got it right square in my face, unexpectedly. I slowly wiped away the filling from my eyes, and all of the boys fled, stage left. It made a great segment of the film, and when the film festival happened, everyone roared with laughter.

I had a parent-teacher conference right afterward. I passed them in the office, telling them I'd be right with them as soon as I cleaned up. The parents were a bit bug-eyed, and I overheard another couple tell one other that there was *no way* they could ever work at a place where kids did such things to the home ec teacher (LOL).
Nov. 20th, 2009 06:23 am (UTC)
Oddly enough, tonight I'm watching the director's cut of Nickelodeon (finally available in US DVD release), and it seems one of the things cut in the theatrical release was a short pie (possibly actually cake) fight scene. More of a fast reference to old-time slapstick, of course, than to The Great Race. Of course, that one was also an homage to old time slapstick (thus the dedication of the film itself.)
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