- “Whatever injustice shows its ugly face, I will be there, for I am the Pie Man.”
- ―Pie Man's catchphrase
Pie Man is a superhero alter ago of Homer. He consists of Homer with an aluminum pie plate mask, quilt cape, blue bodysuit, boots, gloves, and external underpants.
Homer had been previously warned by the police that he'd go to jail if he committed another assault, so, thinking quickly, he assembled a disguise to avoid recognition.
He then hit the Rich Texan in the face with a pie to humiliate him. From that point on, "Pie Man" would go around smashing pies in wrongdoers' faces.
Eventually, Chief Wiggum tried to kill Pie Man to bring his antics to an end. When Wiggum shot him, however, Lisa discovered that Pie Man was actually Homer. Later, Mr. Burns also Mr. Smithers discovered his secret as well, and proceeded to blackmail Homer to smash pies on people Burns hated; otherwise Burns would reveal Pie Man's identity to the whole world.
Pie Man has proven a popular character with fans, and has appeared in Simpsons merchandise as well as the comic books. Pie Man appears in the opening sequence of The Blue and The Gray, along with Cupcake Kid.
- Episode – "Simple Simpson"
- Episode – "The Blue and the Gray" (Opening only)
- Episode – "How I Wet Your Mother" (cardboard cutout seen)
- Episode – "Bart's New Friend"
- Comic book – Simpsons Super Spectacular No. 11
- Video game – The Simpsons: Tapped Out