It’s a gag as old as time, but it still draws big laughs.
The pie-in-the-face routine has been done countless times in the movies over the years or just for general amusement. It never ceases to generate the desired response.
Chemainus Secondary School grads put their good looks on the line as part of Terry Fox fundraising activities at the school Friday.
Big bucks were paid for the right to smear some pies in the faces of the grads, who were more than good sports while taking it on the chin.
The pies consisted of pudding and whipped cream.
“The feeling of scrubbing caked-on pudding and whipped creams out of my pores is something I will never forget,” remarked grad Gwen Connolly.
“After the pie toss I decided to walk home, in the hot sun, to have a shower. By the time I got to my house the once wet chocolate pudding had soaked into and dried on my shirt, pants and face. The look on my mother’s face when she saw me was hilarious. She was horrified by the mascara stains on my face and my brown neck. Let’s just say I felt amazing after that shower. Pure euphoria.”
“It was a fun fundraiser for the grads to sacrifice their faces to the pies,” added Jace Hamm. “All the money people paid to pie us is going to help a very good cause.”
Sebastian Guzman-Leal went one step further than the others during the good-natured fun to lick the pie plate after getting plastered with the contents.