History Creator / ChuckECheese

9th Nov '17 9:29:07 PM BNSF1995
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[[http://www.showbizpizza.com/ See this website to see the largest online archive of anything Chuck E. Cheese related]].

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[[http://www.showbizpizza.com/ See this website to see the largest online archive of anything Chuck E. Cheese related]].related, though it's more Showbiz Pizza-focused]].
5th Apr '17 1:58:47 AM StFan
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Chuck E. Cheese's, originally referred to as Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza Time Theatre, was founded in 1977 by Creator/{{Atari}} founder Creator/NolanBushnell. It was officially labeled as the first family restaurant to integrate food, animated entertainment, and an indoor arcade. Pizza Time Inc., began to suffer financially in the mid-eighties due in part to UsefulNotes/TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983 before its purchase by rival Showbiz Pizza, Inc. Under the name Showbiz Pizza Time Inc. (currently CEC Entertainment,) both concepts were run side-by-side for several years. Eventually the decision was made to convert all locations into Chuck E. Cheese's restaurants,[[note]]In the U.S. only, at least. In Mexico and the Middle East, they kept the Showbiz Pizza name there instead, possibly because it was easier to pronounce in both Spanish and Arabic.[[/note]] which meant [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXCrVNEwGxM replacing the cosmetics on the Rock-Afire Explosion animatronics]] in order to [[DolledUpInstallment turn the characters into Chuck E. Cheese and his friends]] [[note]]Rock-Afire Explosion animatronics are still in operation in various parts of the United States including an operational Billy Bob's Wonderland in Barboursville, WV[[/note]]. A good handful of these are still around; Any time you walk into a Chuck E. Cheese's with an animatronic show split up onto three stages, that store was likely a Showbiz Pizza.

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Chuck E. Cheese's, originally referred to as Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza Time Theatre, was founded in 1977 by Creator/{{Atari}} founder Creator/NolanBushnell. It was officially labeled as the first family restaurant to integrate food, animated entertainment, and an indoor arcade. Pizza Time Inc., began to suffer financially in the mid-eighties due in part to UsefulNotes/TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983 before its purchase by rival Showbiz Pizza, Inc. Under the name Showbiz Pizza Time Inc. (currently CEC Entertainment,) both concepts were run side-by-side for several years. Eventually the decision was made to convert all locations into Chuck E. Cheese's restaurants,[[note]]In the U.S. only, at least. In Mexico and the Middle East, they kept the Showbiz Pizza name there instead, possibly because it was easier to pronounce in both Spanish and Arabic.[[/note]] which meant [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXCrVNEwGxM replacing the cosmetics on the Rock-Afire Rock-afire Explosion animatronics]] in order to [[DolledUpInstallment turn the characters into Chuck E. Cheese and his friends]] [[note]]Rock-Afire [[note]]Rock-afire Explosion animatronics are still in operation in various parts of the United States including an operational Billy Bob's Wonderland in Barboursville, WV[[/note]]. A good handful of these are still around; Any time you walk into a Chuck E. Cheese's with an animatronic show split up onto three stages, that store was likely a Showbiz Pizza.



** Originally, Helen Henny looked more like a goose, and was more of a parody of Helen Reddy. In the 1980s, she looked older and more like a saloon showgirl, before gaining her familiar, [[Theatre/{{TheRock-afireExplosion}} Mitzi Mozzarella]]-inspired look her animatronics continue to wear today (in spite of the Rockstar redesign).

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** Originally, Helen Henny looked more like a goose, and was more of a parody of Helen Reddy. In the 1980s, she looked older and more like a saloon showgirl, before gaining her familiar, [[Theatre/{{TheRock-afireExplosion}} [[Theatre/TheRockAfireExplosion Mitzi Mozzarella]]-inspired look her animatronics continue to wear today (in spite of the Rockstar redesign).
4th Apr '17 9:04:18 PM Bassman
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** Originally, Helen Henny looked more like a goose, and was more of a parody of Helen Reddy. In the 1980s, she looked older and more like a saloon showgirl, before gaining her familiar, Mitzi Mozzarella-inspired look her animatronics continue to wear today (in spite of the Rockstar redesign).

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** Originally, Helen Henny looked more like a goose, and was more of a parody of Helen Reddy. In the 1980s, she looked older and more like a saloon showgirl, before gaining her familiar, [[Theatre/{{TheRock-afireExplosion}} Mitzi Mozzarella-inspired Mozzarella]]-inspired look her animatronics continue to wear today (in spite of the Rockstar redesign).
19th Mar '17 3:09:02 PM mlsmithca
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* ArtEvolution: In the 1970s, Chucky had looked more like a rat than a mouse. Then in the mid-1990s he looked more like a mouse.

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In the 1970s, Chucky had looked more like a rat than a mouse. Then in the mid-1990s he looked more like a mouse.



* TwoDecadesBehind: The mascot, as well as the restaurant itself (save the arcade machines,) seemed to be stuck in this TotallyRadical time capsule of the late '80s/early '90s until very recently. Think if Burger King had never done away with or updated the Burger King Kids Club mascots.

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* TwoDecadesBehind: The mascot, as well as the restaurant itself (save the arcade machines,) machines), seemed to be stuck in this TotallyRadical time capsule of the late '80s/early '90s until very recently. Think if Burger King had never done away with or updated the Burger King Kids Club mascots.



* TheArtifact: Starting with CU they introduced a winking head of Chuck E on the center stage valance. It orginally had its own music but by 1994 the music has all but been dropped (despite briefly coming back in 2011). The wink is still programmed in however making it more random then a cue into intermission.



* ShoutOut / TakeThat: The Fall 2013 show introduced a new character, a beaver antagonist. His name? [[Music/{{JustinBieber}} Justin]].



* TakeThat: The Fall 2013 show introduced a new character, a beaver antagonist. His name? [[Music/JustinBieber Justin]].



* TheArtifact: Starting with CU they introduced a winking head of Chuck E on the center stage valance. It orginally had it's own music but by 94 the music has all but been dropped (Despite briefly coming back in 2011) The wink is still programmed in however making it more random then a cue into intermission.

16th Mar '17 6:16:04 AM pgj1997
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* DolledUpInstallment: Every location you come across with a 3-Stage was most likely a Showbiz Pizza before the buyout. Every animatronic, sans The Moon, were given different cosmetics because of this (as well as a few changes in position so no one notices). The only animatronic to not be part of the Concept Unification was Billybob, who was removed entirely from the stage (locations were asked to keep the animatronic in storage for spare parts). A few locations still have a few {{Mythology Gag}}s to what the show originally was, such as Jasper wielding Beach Bear's guitar, and the logo still being slightly visible on Pasqually's drums.



* NiceHat: Chuck E.'s former red derby hat.

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* NiceHat: Chuck E.'s former red derby hat. It was removed in 2012, and it wasn't until a year later when locations were required to remove it from the animatronic itself.


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* EasterEgg: The "Circle of Light" stage has one. When a show currently isn't playing, there's a light that still stays on. Pushing it in one of these lights causes a short strobe light to happen.
9th Mar '17 10:38:10 AM Mario500
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Chuck E. Cheese's, originally referred to as Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza Time Theatre, was founded in 1977 by Creator/{{Atari}} founder Creator/NolanBushnell. It was officially labeled as the first family restaurant to integrate food, animated entertainment, and an indoor arcade. Pizza Time Inc., began to suffer financially in the mid-eighties due in part to UsefulNotes/TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983 before its purchase by rival Showbiz Pizza, Inc. Under the name Showbiz Pizza Time Inc. (currently CEC Entertainment,) both concepts were run side-by-side for several years. Eventually the decision was made to convert all locations into Chuck E. Cheese's restaurants,[[note]]In the U.S. only, at least. In Mexico and the Middle East, they kept the Showbiz Pizza name there instead, possibly because it was easier to pronounce in both Spanish and Arabic.[[/note]] i which meant [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXCrVNEwGxM replacing the cosmetics on the Rock-Afire Explosion animatronics]] in order to [[DolledUpInstallment turn the characters into Chuck E. Cheese and his friends]] [[note]]Rock-Afire Explosion animatronics are still in operation in various parts of the United States including an operational Billy Bob's Wonderland in Barboursville, WV[[/note]]. A good handful of these are still around; Any time you walk into a Chuck E. Cheese's with an animatronic show split up onto three stages, that store was likely a Showbiz Pizza.

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Chuck E. Cheese's, originally referred to as Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza Time Theatre, was founded in 1977 by Creator/{{Atari}} founder Creator/NolanBushnell. It was officially labeled as the first family restaurant to integrate food, animated entertainment, and an indoor arcade. Pizza Time Inc., began to suffer financially in the mid-eighties due in part to UsefulNotes/TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983 before its purchase by rival Showbiz Pizza, Inc. Under the name Showbiz Pizza Time Inc. (currently CEC Entertainment,) both concepts were run side-by-side for several years. Eventually the decision was made to convert all locations into Chuck E. Cheese's restaurants,[[note]]In the U.S. only, at least. In Mexico and the Middle East, they kept the Showbiz Pizza name there instead, possibly because it was easier to pronounce in both Spanish and Arabic.[[/note]] i which meant [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXCrVNEwGxM replacing the cosmetics on the Rock-Afire Explosion animatronics]] in order to [[DolledUpInstallment turn the characters into Chuck E. Cheese and his friends]] [[note]]Rock-Afire Explosion animatronics are still in operation in various parts of the United States including an operational Billy Bob's Wonderland in Barboursville, WV[[/note]]. A good handful of these are still around; Any time you walk into a Chuck E. Cheese's with an animatronic show split up onto three stages, that store was likely a Showbiz Pizza.
11th Dec '16 5:14:21 PM tropower
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In 2012, Chuck E. Cheese's announced that their mascot would receive a major makeover to make the rodent look thinner and more like a rock star. Chuck E's previous voice actor Creator/DuncanBrannan was replaced by Music/JaretReddick, lead singer of the musical group Music/BowlingForSoup.

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In 2012, Chuck E. Cheese's announced that their mascot would receive a major makeover to make the rodent look thinner and more like a rock star. Chuck E's previous voice actor Creator/DuncanBrannan Duncan Brannan was replaced replaced[[note]][[OrSoIHeard some say]] unceremoniously[[/note]] by Music/JaretReddick, Jaret Reddick, lead singer of the musical group Music/BowlingForSoup.



** At newer locations, ALL of the animatronics. Chuck E. Cheese's business philosophy has been changing from animatronic performers, to having the characters performing on televisions in the form of puppets, since the anomatronics are becoming more and more expensive to maintain and, due to lax security, vandalism by unsupervised children, rowdy teens, sneaky collectors, or (at locations with the 3-Stage) disgruntled Rock-afire Explosion fans bitter over Concept Unification.

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** At newer locations, ALL of the animatronics. Chuck E. Cheese's business philosophy has been changing from animatronic performers, to having the characters performing on televisions in the form of puppets, since the anomatronics animatronics are becoming more and more expensive to maintain and, due to lax security, vandalism by unsupervised children, rowdy teens, sneaky collectors, or (at locations with the 3-Stage) disgruntled Rock-afire Explosion fans bitter over Concept Unification.
29th Oct '16 11:21:53 AM nombretomado
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Chuck E. Cheese's, originally referred to as Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza Time Theatre, was founded in 1977 by Creator/{{Atari}} founder Creator/NolanBushnell. It was officially labeled as the first family restaurant to integrate food, animated entertainment, and an indoor arcade. Pizza Time Inc., began to suffer financially in the mid-eighties due in part to TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983 before its purchase by rival Showbiz Pizza, Inc. Under the name Showbiz Pizza Time Inc. (currently CEC Entertainment,) both concepts were run side-by-side for several years. Eventually the decision was made to convert all locations into Chuck E. Cheese's restaurants,[[note]]In the U.S. only, at least. In Mexico and the Middle East, they kept the Showbiz Pizza name there instead, possibly because it was easier to pronounce in both Spanish and Arabic.[[/note]] i which meant [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXCrVNEwGxM replacing the cosmetics on the Rock-Afire Explosion animatronics]] in order to [[DolledUpInstallment turn the characters into Chuck E. Cheese and his friends]] [[note]]Rock-Afire Explosion animatronics are still in operation in various parts of the United States including an operational Billy Bob's Wonderland in Barboursville, WV[[/note]]. A good handful of these are still around; Any time you walk into a Chuck E. Cheese's with an animatronic show split up onto three stages, that store was likely a Showbiz Pizza.

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Chuck E. Cheese's, originally referred to as Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza Time Theatre, was founded in 1977 by Creator/{{Atari}} founder Creator/NolanBushnell. It was officially labeled as the first family restaurant to integrate food, animated entertainment, and an indoor arcade. Pizza Time Inc., began to suffer financially in the mid-eighties due in part to TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983 UsefulNotes/TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983 before its purchase by rival Showbiz Pizza, Inc. Under the name Showbiz Pizza Time Inc. (currently CEC Entertainment,) both concepts were run side-by-side for several years. Eventually the decision was made to convert all locations into Chuck E. Cheese's restaurants,[[note]]In the U.S. only, at least. In Mexico and the Middle East, they kept the Showbiz Pizza name there instead, possibly because it was easier to pronounce in both Spanish and Arabic.[[/note]] i which meant [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXCrVNEwGxM replacing the cosmetics on the Rock-Afire Explosion animatronics]] in order to [[DolledUpInstallment turn the characters into Chuck E. Cheese and his friends]] [[note]]Rock-Afire Explosion animatronics are still in operation in various parts of the United States including an operational Billy Bob's Wonderland in Barboursville, WV[[/note]]. A good handful of these are still around; Any time you walk into a Chuck E. Cheese's with an animatronic show split up onto three stages, that store was likely a Showbiz Pizza.
1st Sep '16 6:51:16 AM tropower
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* PunnyName: As mentioned above, Helen Henny's name is a pun on Helen Reddy.
2nd Aug '16 5:43:18 PM Exxolon
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In 2012, Chuck E. Cheese's announced that their mascot would receive a major makeover to make the rodent look thinner and more like a rock star. Chuck E's previous voice actor Creator/DuncanBrannan was replaced by Music/JaretReddick, lead singer of the musical group ''Music/BowlingForSoup''.

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In 2012, Chuck E. Cheese's announced that their mascot would receive a major makeover to make the rodent look thinner and more like a rock star. Chuck E's previous voice actor Creator/DuncanBrannan was replaced by Music/JaretReddick, lead singer of the musical group ''Music/BowlingForSoup''.
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