A paper plate is the 'lite' version of a paper trash bag - makes perfect sense!
The reason for choosing Spiderman as ReRun writer is simple; the crowd was turning restless and ugly. MC needed to ease tension, before it all turned into a free-for-all fight for survival. Like East Germany in 1988 invited Springsteen to give a youth concert. And it worked just as well.
p. s. For bonus points ALWAYS hit on my dog, and kick my wife.
Bruce in B: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBIcfPBVxxQ