If history has shown us anything, it’s that throwing pie in an unassuming victim’s face always gets laughs. It’s a trope that’s been played out in popular culture since the time of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin. Pie-in-the-face has been used as a celebratory gesture during a winning baseball player’s post-game interview, and it’s been used at barbecues and parties across the USA for centuries.
Recently, as a country, we’ve evolved from just using pie to attack people. We’ve pushed the food-attack envelope, finding new and innovative foodstuffs—raw fish, pizza, cereal—to throw in people’s faces. And so, to prove a point (not sure what that point is, exactly), we’ve found the best pie throws, pizza slaps, drive-by burger attacks, and a clip of Paula Deen getting hit in the face with a frozen ham (no joke).
Click through the gallery above to see the funniest food attacks of all-time.