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Homer becomes "Pie Man", a masked vigilante who delivers a pie in the face of justice to evildoers. However, after attacking Mr Burns, Burns hires him as a personal hitman, until Homer is ordered to attack the Dalai Lama.
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!
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.
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)
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)
Visual: Homer draws many different customes for his appearance as "Pie Man".
This part of the episode is a reference to Peter Parker drawing his Spider-Man costume in the first movie.
Visual: Homer (in his "Pie Man" costume hanging upside down a ladder) and Marge kiss.
This is a reference to the kiss between Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson in the first Spider-Man movie.
This episode's title is an adaptation of the nursery rhyme title, “Simple Simon”. Homer's superhero alter-ego also make reference to the first line of the rhyme, Simple Simon met a pieman