Oscars 2016 Special: A Look Back at Pizza in the Movies
The highlight of the 2014 Oscars was definitely when Ellen Degeneres ordered pizza for the audience from Big Mama’s & Papa’s Pizza. In honor of this year’s Oscars, we came up with a list of our favorite pizza moments in movie history in hopes that maybe some day, the Academy will create a new category dedicated to the food’s appearance on the silver screen. Here are our favorites, in no set order:
1. Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Long before Sean Penn was raking in Oscars and interviewing Mexican drug lords, he was playing rebellious stoners like Jeff Spicoli in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. And what better way for someone like Spicoli to “learn about Cuba and have some food” than to order a pizza to class? There probably is no sadder face than Spicoli when he finds out he’ll have to learn about Cuba without eating the pizza he just ordered
2. The Net
The Net was WAY too ahead of its time in its depiction of ordering pizza online. I don’t think it was this easy to order pizza until around 2010, 15 years after The Net was released. And by the way, isn’t it weird that pizza.net still isn’t being used?
3. Back to the Future 2
It must be a recurring theme that Hollywood seems to misrepresent the convenience of living in the future because Back to the Future Part 2 also seemed to think that pizza would be able to be conjured up within five seconds. Though we admit that we’d be little disturbed if you could open a package the size of a Peppermint Pattie and create an entire 12″ pizza by using a microwave