The Dalai Lama is the Tibetan Buddhism spiritual teacher.
Mr. Burns told Pie Man to throw a pie in the face of the Dalai Lama, because "all his talk of peace and love is honking off" Burns' Red Chinese masters. During the Dalai Lama's speech at the Springfield Town Hall, Pie Man appeared on the stage with a pie, but wasn't able to throw it, because Lisa was present and she is Buddhist herself. Pie Man revealed his identity as Homer to the public, but no one believed he could possibly be Pie Man; they all thought he is just too dumb and greedy. The Dalai Lama then flew out of the building to give another lecture at Buffalo, New York.
When everyone thought Mr. Burns was dead, the Dalai Lama joined other people to spit on Burns' open grave.
Behind the Laughter
- Dalai Lama didn't provide the voice of the character, Hank Azaria did.