TV watchers around New York and New Jersey are already sick of the recent dispute between Cablevision, the fifth largest cable provider in the U.S., and the Scripps Networks, over licensing fees..

The companies' inability to reach an agreement has resulted in Cablevision dropping the Food Network. Fans of gastro-centric programing are going into withdrawal without Emeril Lagasse and Rachel Ray fixes. Lucky for them, Moviefone is here with some cinematic methadone.

Since our minds filter every new event through our film knowledge, we figured this controversy was the perfect time to revisit the best food fights ever committed to film.
TV watchers around New York and New Jersey are already sick of the recent dispute between Cablevision, the fifth largest cable provider in the U.S., and the Scripps Networks, over licensing fees..

The companies' inability to reach an agreement has resulted in Cablevision dropping the Food Network. Fans of gastro-centric programing are going into withdrawal without Emeril Lagasse and Rachel Ray fixes. Lucky for them, Moviefone is here with some cinematic methadone.

Since our minds filter every new event through our film knowledge, we figured this controversy was the perfect time to revisit the best food fights ever committed to film.



10. 'Bratz'
(2007)
For the cinephiles whose eyes are already rolling, take a moment to watch this scene before rushing to judgment. Yes, it's a live-action film based on a line of fashion dolls. But the unapologetic camp of this accidental food fight is still oddly brilliant in the way it captures the absurdity of brawling with pasta.



9.'Whip It' (2009)
Critics couldn't help but applaud the directorial debut of Drew Barrymore. Even if they wanted to hate it, the good-natured, girl-power of this film won them over. The story of punk rock chicks skating, fighting and living like kids wouldn't have been complete without fries, shakes, and pies flying.



8. 'Hook' (1991)
The eternal man-child Robin Williams embraces his true 'Peter Pan' persona and delivers a new multi-colored twist on the classic food fight.



7. 'Bugsy Malone' (1976)
A gangster musical enacted by children, including young Scott Baio and Jodie Foster, may sound too odd to be good, but director Alan Parker somehow balanced the quirkiness with 1920s nostalgia. The scene below is better watched than described.




6. 'Blazing Saddles' (1974)
Of course this seminal spoof film would include an ingenious food battle that literally breaks the fourth wall, staging a pie fight in the Warner Brothers commissary, complete with tourists.



5. 'Stand By Me' (1986)
Regurgitated food is still food ... to dogs and birds. Which leads us to this food fight as part of the ultimate fat kid revenge campfire story.



4. 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' (2001)
A punk rock battle that includes a salad bar, transvestite, red neck and 'Hedheads' is too wonderful to be ignored.



3. 'Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs' (2009)
Really, this entire movie is one gigantic food fight. No wonder children love it so much. Yet, we choose this scene because it's Mr. T's voice work at its finest.




2. 'The Great Race' (1965)
This epic pie fight set the bar for all modern pie fights. Reportedly, it's still the largest pie fight ever staged.



1. 'National Lampoon's Animal House' (1978)
The film which launched dozens careers is still the best example of food fight mania. It's truly John Belushi at his finest.




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