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November 2, 2007 11:00 PM   Subscribe

Great Pizza Moments in Film. [Via, Via].
posted by amyms (23 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
There have to be more than ten. I'll go first. What about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?!

Donatello (gestures to moldy pizza box): Do you like... penicillin on your pizza?
posted by SassHat at 11:32 PM on November 2, 2007


SassHat, you stole my line, I just came here to complain that TMNT was left out.
Pizza Guy: 122... and an eighth. Where the heck is 122 and an eighth?
Michaelangelo: You're standin' on it dude!
Also weird, I just saw the episode of House with Casey Jones in it, last night, and I recognized him from it.
posted by knave at 11:45 PM on November 2, 2007


Loverboy was all about pizza and sex.
posted by Poolio at 11:51 PM on November 2, 2007


Mystic _____
posted by Reggie Digest at 12:08 AM on November 3, 2007


The smushed pizza from E.T. would've made this list, if lists like these were worth a hobo's damn. Unfortunately for those poor hobo's souls, these lists are constantly scribbling all over the special little pictographs left on the back of a sign post when you're getting into town. The bravest of the hobos might yelp out a 'Damn!' upon discovery of his mark being crossed out, but it's not even worth a half-muttered jackinpickin' shit, that damn is.
posted by item at 12:25 AM on November 3, 2007 [2 favorites]


Pizza and a Midget!
posted by augustweed at 1:46 AM on November 3, 2007


Spaceballs wasn't Mel Brook's best effort but I still get at chuckle just thinking about Pizza the Hutt.
posted by GavinR at 2:13 AM on November 3, 2007 [1 favorite]


I prefer great pizza moments in my mouth.
posted by tepidmonkey at 2:34 AM on November 3, 2007


Hey, did somebody order a pizza?
posted by Vic Morrow's Personal Vietnam at 4:43 AM on November 3, 2007


I can't believe they left out Dramma della gelosia - tutti i particolari in cronaca — it's even called The Pizza Triangle in the US. A love/sex triangle between Marcello Mastroianni, Monica Vitti and Giancarlo Giannini, the last of whom plays a cook in a pizzeria. Lots of pizza AND sex in this movie.
posted by ubiquity at 5:17 AM on November 3, 2007


The running pizza gag in TMNT was about as brilliant as the running lasagna gag in Garfield.
posted by sourwookie at 6:27 AM on November 3, 2007


I'm holding out for Great Milkshake Moments in Film<a
posted by thewalrusispaul at 6:42 AM on November 3, 2007


Pizza (2006) - A chubby, brainiac 18-year-old schoolgirl forms an unexpected bond with a thirtysomething pizza deliveryman/political activist with a history of failed relationships.

Pizza: The Movie (2004)
- Four years after graduating, Kevin Miller cannot move on with his life without finding a way to win over his old high school crush. And his world turns upside down, when he takes a job as a pizza delivery man in order to win her heart.

I am enjoying Ethan Embry in Brotherhood. I'll assume he wouldn't be able to portray a conflicted Baltimore cop so well without the lessons learned from Pizza.
posted by erikgrande at 7:16 AM on November 3, 2007


Hot and Saucy Pizza Girls.
posted by Cookiebastard at 8:09 AM on November 3, 2007


They forgot this scene.
posted by driveler at 8:11 AM on November 3, 2007


Home Alone?
posted by Reggie Digest at 9:27 AM on November 3, 2007


Mystic Pizza, the food critic is definitely my favorite, the way he stretches the mozzarella and savors the aroma. ahh.

Something wonderful about throwing the pizza dough in the air, stretching it, the art of the making. Love watching that and the sensual throwing of the ingredients over the uncooked dough, ladling the tomato sauce and sprinkling the cheese.

What also comes to mind isn't pizza but Italian food, the Andy Garcia-Sophie Coppola scene in Godfather III, where he's teaching her to roll the gnocchi with her hand, with his hand over hers. ooohh.
posted by nickyskye at 10:39 AM on November 3, 2007


I think there's a Woody Allen movie where the opening credits play over a scene of a pizza being made. Everybody Says I Love You, maybe?
posted by peep at 10:52 AM on November 3, 2007


Speaking of Patrick Dempsey movies from the 80's... remember this Poolio?

(this scene gets me every time)
posted by vronsky at 12:46 PM on November 3, 2007


...cools, nerds, your side, my side.. man it's all bullshit. It's tough enough to be yourself.

(end scene with a slow clap)

that is some pure 80's goodness right there:)
posted by vronsky at 12:54 PM on November 3, 2007


Let's not forget the Zucker-Abraham-Zucker classic 'Top Secret'. The scene in the diner with the resistance fighters is a pizza classic. Everyone in the background is stretching their pizza cheese halfway across the room, getting tangled in it.
posted by Artaud at 3:08 PM on November 3, 2007


There was this movie, you know? But like, I forget the name, so, uh, like, there were these 2 guys and 1 girl, you know? And like, they lived together in a dorm, and were having this, like, triad going on.

But like, there was this scene where they found a pizza they lost in their dorm room. But it was old, so they threw it out the window.

But like, you know? It is impossible to keep typing this way, like, totally.
posted by Goofyy at 5:15 AM on November 4, 2007


How about the William Higgins classic "the Pizza Boy: He Delivers"?
posted by sevenyearlurk at 9:38 AM on November 5, 2007


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