Marge Simpson, Patty Bouvier, and Selma Bouvier
Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Waylon Smithers, Kent Brockman, and others
Homer Simpson, Grampa Simpson, Barney Gumble, Krusty the Clown, Groundskeeper Willie, and others
Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, and others
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Moe Szyslak, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Lou, and others
Agnes Skinner, Brandine Del Roy, Dolph and others
Milhouse Van Houten, Rod Flanders, Jimbo Jones, and others
Goof: When Homer examines his Pie Man costume in the mirror, the Pie/Lightning Bolt logo is not reflected.
All references to the Dalai Lama were edited out when it was broadcast in Asia.
Lisa: Dad, it's obvious you're Pie Man. We've been getting his mail for weeks.
Country Singer (singing):
I could please Ms. Barbra Streisand,
By spitting on the flag,
And strangling a bald eagle,
On the cover of some mag,
But I love my country,
To me she has no sins,
If you don't buy my record,
Then Al Qaeda wins!
Homer: Wherever injustice shows its ugly face, I will be there, for I am the Pie Man.
Bart: And wherever Pie Man is, the cupcake kid will not be far behind.
Marge: While you two are up on the roof, why don't you take the leaves out of the gutter?
Homer: Oh, I can't do this in front of Lisa. Oh, why does she have to believe in things!
Mr. Burns: Simpson! You'll rue the day you took that pie tin, poked holes for eyes, and attached a rubber band around the back.
Homer: It's not a rubber band it's a scrunchee!
Homer: I'll keep my promise, honey.
Mr. Burns: No looking at pictures of loved ones!
Homer: (murmurs) Lousy Burns bald headed
Mr. Burns: No angry grumbling under your breath!
Pie: Throw me! I'm old and stale! I might just kill him. Ahahahahaaaa!
Cake: Don't do it Homer, you made a promise to Lisa!
Homer: Since when do I listen to cakes!
Wiggum: Oh, way to go Lou, you hit him!
Lou: You sound like you're surprised.
Wiggum: I'm trying to give you positive re-enforcement, jerk!
Lou: That's positive, calling me a jerk?
Wiggum: You are a jerk!
Marge: Ooh, I bet he's Ned Flanders!
Homer: Flanders!? He's not man enough to trim my crust, I mean, Pie Man's crust. Uh, I'm not Pie Man.
Singer: This song is about a country I love, you may have heard of it, it's called America.
Homer: Hey I know that country!
Homer: What you doing sweetie?
Lisa: I'm drawing a picture of my newest hero. Pie Man.
Homer: Gee, I thought I had a bigger package than that.
Wiggum: One more assault Simpson and you're going down. Heh, I didn't know I could fit in a bubble, I must be losing weight!
Milhouse: Finally, a superhero that kids can love.
Nelson: What about Fist Face?
Milhouse: Fist Face? Who's Fist Face? Why won't you tell me who Fist Face is. I demand you reveal the identity of Fist Face.
Nelson: It's you. (punches him)
Homer: That's right, Pie Man is me, mild-mannered Homer Simpson.
Lisa: You're not mild-mannered, you're often liquored-up and rude.
Homer: Quiet, the commercial is on... if we don't watch these, it's like we're stealing TV!
Bart: What do those women expect? When you sign a contract with FOX, you know you're going to be betrayed and humiliated.
Mr. Burns: Now open the folder. It contains your next victim.
(Homer opens the folder and takes out a picture.)
Homer: No not him! Anyone but him! I've had my problems with him, everyone has. But like every monster he just wants to be loved.
(Picture is shown to be Homer)
Homer: Welcome to my secret lair.
Lisa: Dad, this is the basement. Here's the iced tea I left down here this afternoon.
Homer: No trap can hold Homer Simpson! Uh, but I'm not Homer Simpson... I'm the Pieman! Homer Simpson away! I mean, the Pieman.
(Homer smashes Mr. Burns with a pie)
Homer: I've run out of pie-related puns!
Homer: Judge a pig contest? I don't know, I'm no super-genius... or are I?
PieMan: Don't do the crime if you can't do the "Key Lime"!
Host: We told you ladies that you would be coming to an island to compete with other woman, and try to capture the heart of a millionare, well we lied.
(The ladies gasp)
Host: You are actually staying on a peninsula.
Kent Brockman: Pie! Tasty dessert, tricky math thing, and now a weapon used to fight crime.
Mr. Burns: Simpson! You're late, bald and stupid. I'm docking you a day's pay!
Marge: I knew you were the pie man all along.
Homer: Was it because of the kiss?
Marge: No, you'd have to be an idiot not to know it was you in that costume!
When Homer is watching the bacon commercial at the beginning, if you look closely you can see Ralph Wiggum riding the conveyor belt with the pigs.
Blackboard Joke: None.
Couch Gag: A la Batman the couch is replaced by a series of poles with each family member's name on a pole. They slide down the poles and land on the couch, each clad in various "Bat Attire." Homer as Batman, Marge, Lisa and Maggie as Batgirl, and Bart as Robin.
When Homer draws his super hero, it actually looks like Mega Man from the Mega Man 3 "Got Weapon" screen.
Homer: I found the golden ticket!
The whole subplot with the golden tickets in packs of bacon is a reference to the 1964 children's book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, which was made into a move twice; in 1971, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory starring Gene Wilder and in 2005, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, starring Johnny Depp.
FOX's promos for this episode (and possibly the episode will include this as well) use the opening theme for the 1967-1970 version of Spider-Man.
Jack of All Trades
When Homer/Pieman swirls his cape outside the Dalai Lama meeting, and the cape transition/wipes to the next scene, it's the same transition they used when Jack Styles, as the Daring Dragoon, swirled his cape and switched scenes in the series Jack of All Trades.
There are multiple references to the 2002 film "Spider-Man" including Homer's costume sketches and the upside-down kiss he shares with Marge.
: "It's clobberin' time!"
This exclamation is a play on the war cry of The Thing, a member of the Fantastic Four. His catch phrase is "It's clobberin' time!"
The part where Homer calls himself "mild mannered" is a reference to Superman where Superman's alter ego Clark Kent is mild mannered. The part where Pie Man is a vigilante comes from Batman because Batman is considered a vigilante and of course the Spiderman reference which is mentioned above.
The title (and the pies in the plot) is a reference to the nursery rhyme "Simple Simon."
The show the Simpsons are watching at the beginning of this episode, is a rip-off of "Joe Millionaire". (According to the episode, "Today, I am a Klown" it was Krusty who had the idea for this show in the Simpsons world.)
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