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Pie Fights!

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Rupert Murdoch’s recent brush with a pie-tossing miscreant has me thinking about pie. Specifically, pies to the kisser. They’ve been a staple of entertainment (and protest) for generations. Here are a few of my favorites.

SOUPY SALES

Gotta start with the master of the pie-in-the-face gag. Watch for Frank Sinatra in this clip.

BLAZING SADDLES

Director Mel Brooks turned loose his zany talents in this pie war that bends all logic in a wonderful way.

LAUREL AND HARDY

Discerning movie fans delight in this epic pie squabble from “The Battle of the Century.”

BUGSY MALONE

Kid gangsters, music and pies that stand in for gunplay. Enjoy.

THE THREE STOOGES

Here we have the boys in the aptly named, “In the Sweet Pie and Pie.”

THE GREAT RACE

Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood – and a whole lot of pies.