I'm a Yank who last watched WW in 2002, at which time I left the Star-Spangled shores for foreign climes (NZ and now Australia). Quite recently, I have picked up numerous WW episodes (library DVDs) and am delighted to renew my acquaintance with this series, perhaps the best TV show ever, IMHO.
OK, getting to the point. I see and hear numerous references to "pie" in the dialog. It appears to be some sort of running joke, however, if so, it is a joke I'm just not getting! Is it derived from...some Congressman supports a admirable (but entirely unworkable) piece of legislation...a piece of Pie in the Sky...? or, we just all want a piece of the pie (into which the budget must be divided)? or, we're just politicians here, of COURSE we're all for waving the flag, Mom and apple [ie...? Or perhaps, they don't want to flub up and get, pie lobbed in their face? My Aussie partner insists, the explanation is no more complicated than, we Yanks are happiest when we are stuffing pie in our face (to put in bluntly).
Any ideas, anyone? Thanks from Brisbane, Oz!