15 Times Pizza Played a Tasty Part on TV (PHOTOS)

Luis Reyes
Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Futurama, The Mindy Project, Rick & Morty

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Who doesn't love a hot slice of (pizza) pie? Some of TV's funniest, wackiest and even sincerest moments have happened over bites of baked cheesy dough. To help you indulge in some of these sauciest scenes, we've sliced up some tasty small screen morsels to chew on.

Brooklyn-Nine-Nine

Brookyln Nine Nine

Episode: “Sal’s Pizza”

When Jake Peralta’s favorite pizza place burns down, he’s determined to find the culprit, even if it means going outside his jurisdiction and working against the fire marshal. Meanwhile, food connoisseur Charles Boyle ranks Sal’s as the eighth best pizza parlor in Brookyln, but even though it’s low on the taste, it’s high on sentimental connection for Jake because it’s the place his father took him as a kid.

How I Met Your Mother

How I Met Your Mother

Episode: “Duel Citizenship”

When Ted learns his favorite college road trip stop Gazzaola’s Pizza is closing, he proposes one last visit. But when Marshall invites Lily and the two engage in couple-y activities, Ted gets fed up and tricks Marshall into abandoning Lily and driving them to Gazzola’s, where they enjoy what Ted calls “a filthy Mecca of spectacular if undercooked pizza.” But their undercooked plot backfires like the undercooked pizza when they feel guilty about leaving Lily.

The Mindy Project, Chris Messina, Mindy Kaling

HULU

The Mindy Project

Episode: “Harry and Mindy”

In this When Harry Met Sally-inspired episode, Danny and Mindy go on a disastrous double date on Valentine’s Day, where the best friends they’re each dating realize they’re meant for each other. To ease Mindy’s broken heart, Danny takes her to his favorite pizza place, one that was special to him and his ex-wife. “When life’s got you down, there is always pizza and friends to cheer you back up,” Danny says, foreshadowing that these two friends will later become romantic lovers as well.

Breaking-Bad

Breaking Bad

Episode: “Caballo Sin Nombre”

After a arriving home with his son and a large pizza, Walter tries unsuccessfully to sit down for family dinner. In a fury he then tosses the pizza onto the roof and drives away. Even though this is a short scene, fans can’t stop recreating this iconic moment…by throwing pizzas onto the roof of the real Albuquerque home used as his house on the show.

Community

Community

Episode: “Remedial Chaos Theory”

When no one can decide who will pick up the pizza delivery during Troy and Abed’s housewarming party, slacker Jeff proposes rolling dice. But before the dice rolls, Abed warns Jeff six alternate timelines could be created, and what occurs next are a variety of scenarios that are each more outrageous and deadly than the last, before things finally return to the original, normal timeline.

Rick & Morty

Rick & Morty

Episode: “Close Encounters of the Rick Kind”

After showing us a reality with sentient corn people, it’s no surprise that the dimension and reality hopping mad scientist Rick and his grandson, Morty, encounter sentient humanoid pizza. While on the run from the Council of Ricks, Rick and Morty run through a Pizza Universe in which the dominant species are anthropomorphic pizzas that eat and order human pizza.

Pizza - iZombie - Dead Rat, Live Rat, Brown Rat, White Rat

The CW

iZombie

Episode: “Dead Rat, Live Rat, Brown Rat, White Rat”

So far, Liv Moore has managed to keep her zombie-ism a secret, along with her ghoulish appetite for gray matter. But a pizza scare occurs when Clive sees a pie lying around and takes a bite out of a slice…without realizing the mushrooms he just enjoyed are actually pieces of human brain.

Seinfeld

Seinfeld

Episode: "The Couch”

Kramer gets an idea to start a chain of make-your-own pizza restaurants, but his business ultimately ends after a disagreement with his partner over the use of cucumbers on pizza. This disagreement then turns into a debate about what stage a pizza becomes a pizza: when it’s first being made or when it’s out of the oven. (Which is a funny and veiled reference to another more serious argument Jerry and Elaine have about abortion.)

Futurama

Futurama

Episode: “A Fishful of Dollars”

When pizza delivery boy Phillip J. Fry discovers the interest on his old bank account’s has evolved into a huge fortune, he goes to a diner and discovers his favorite pizza topping, anchovies, has been extinct for 800 years. At an auction, Fry then gets into a bidding war with business industrialist Mom to buy the last can of anchovies for an astounding 50 million dollars that he eventually shares with his friends, all of whom hate the small salty fish except Dr. Zoidberg.

Gilmore Girls - Pizza - Happy Birthday Baby

Gilmore Girls

Episode: “Happy Birthday Baby”

A big party for Lorelai’s birthday isn’t enough for Rory, who wants to honor her mom with a giant pizza. Even though she can’t beat the world’s largest pizza (which is 122 feet, 8 inches), Rory and her friends still manage to make one at 12 feet large enough to be lowered onto the table by a crane.

Spongebob-Squarepants

Spongebob Squarepants

Episode: “Pizza Delivery”

The Krusty Krab restaurant may be famous in the seven seas for it's titular burger; but this didn't stop the entrepreneurial Mr. Krabs from branching out with the Krusty Krab Pizza. A simple delivery turns into an iconic road trip for Spongebob and Squidward that leaves the duo stranded and caught in a tornado. The harrowing adventure ends with an unruly customer, but it’s also the first time we see Squidward show his deep (as in deep dish pizza deep) feelings about Spongebob.

Power Rangers Turbo

Power Rangers Turbo

Episode: “Trouble By The Slice”

Sure, the Power Rangers have battled all types of creatures and machines, but one monster of the week has stood out: Mad Mike the Pizza Chef, who used evil pizzas to take down the Rangers and who also had a master plan to bake them into a (you guessed it) giant pizza. And in another funny pizza aside: one of the Rangers’ main enemies, the pirate Divatox, ended up working at a pizza parlor after getting a bout of amnesia.

Pizza - X-Files - Bad Blood

X-Files

Episode: “Bad Blood”

Leave it to the X-Files to have an episode with a killer pizza boy. After discovering a victim ingested chloral hydrate with pizza Scully orders a fresh pie that leads to Mulder being almost attacked by the delivery boy, who may or may not be a vampire.

Castle, STANA KATIC, NATHAN FILLION

Vivian Zink/ABC/Getty Images

Castle

Episode: “Slice of Death”

Four pizza parlors with a dizzying tongue twister of similar names (Authentic Nick, Terrific Authentic Nick, Terrific Nick and Authentic Terrific Nick) are at war trying to claim the title of best pizza. But when a burned body is found in the pizza oven of one place, Castle and Beckett have to slice through the suspect list to figure out who has mob ties and is using their business as a front for dispensing heroin.

That's So Raven, Raven-Symone

Bob D'Amico/Disney Channel /Everett Collection

That’s So Raven

Episode: “My Big Fat Pizza Party”

When Raven and Chelsea are hired to work at the Chill Grill, problems arise, including both girls triple-booking a biker club, a knitting group and a birthday party on the same day. Though Raven’s vision shows everyone eating happily, she doesn’t foresee Chelsea making a giant pizza that they will have trouble baking. But with the help of the motorcycle engines and knitting needles, they manage to serve a giant pizza to everyone.

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