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Film / Chuck E. Cheese in the Galaxy 5000

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What happens when you send the mascot(s) of a pizza joint to an F-Zero race. The whole thing is on YouTube!

Chuck E. Cheese in the Galaxy 5000 provides examples of:

  • And That's Terrible: The X-Pilots are called "jerks", "buffed-out buffoons", and "bullies" within their first three minutes of screentime, granted they are.
  • Award-Bait Song: As hilarious as the prospect is for this movie, "Why Can't He See the Real Me?" seems like it was made to get an award of some sort.
  • Big Bad: Dr. Zoom, whom the X Pilots work for and is the creator of Zoom Gas.
  • Drugs Are Bad: Zoom Gas, created by the villain Dr. Zoom, is meant to represents steroids and narcotics, especially given how Dr. Zoom talks about it:
    Dr. Zoom: "So what if it makes mush of your brain? Would you rather have a high IQ or go on to money and fame?"
    • Not to mention the contrast at the end between the X-Pilots trying to win by using the stuff and Chuck E. beating them via his own hard work.
  • Extreme Sport Excuse Plot: Chuck E. and co. join the race in hopes of using the prize money to help Charlie's parents buy a new tractor. This point is only brought up once other than in the first scene and the ending.
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  • Furry Confusion: Helen is captured and imprisoned with non-sentient chickens to be "juicified" to make Zoom Gas.
  • Helium Speech: Used inexplicably for the training montage the third time Chuck E. runs in the giant hamster wheel, when he becomes confident.
  • Light Is Not Good: Dr. Zoom, the villain, wears a white suit and hat.
  • Ominous Pipe Organ: Dr. Zoom is introduced with dramatic pipe organ. The pipe organ is also heard in parts of his Villain Song.
  • Overly Long Gag: Dr. Zoom's henchmen spend a long time trying to deny that they're using Zoom Gas after letting their secret slip." They get so confused that they spend over 20 seconds going back and forth like this: "Yeah!" "No!" "No?" "Yeah!" "Yeah!" "No?"
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Dr. Zoom stops the X Pilots from getting into a physical fight with Chuck E, only so they would beat him in a race instead.
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  • Shout-Out: Munch and Jasper sing the chorus of "Do Re Mi" from The Sound of Music in the first scene.
  • Training from Hell: In the way of a crash course in what appears to be physics, dodging randomly occurring explosions while balancing on pillars, running a giant hamster wheel and playing a game of whack-a-mole... where the moles whack back. Oh, did I mention that this was all in one night?
  • Villain Ball: Hey Dr. Zoom. Way to go jailing an anthropomorphic chicken who can pluck out a feather in order to escape without any supervision.
  • Villain Song: Dr. Zoom and his henchmen sing "Zoom Gas", about the titular Zoom Gas, a G-rated version of steroids that Zoom created for his henchmen to cheat their way to victory in the race. He also sings about how Zoom Gas is made from chicken juice, and immediately after the song, he takes Helen captive to juicify her.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Dr. Zoom tries to turn Helen into chicken juice to use in his Zoom Gas.
  • Would Hurt a Child: The X Pilots don't seem to care that one of the Songbird's passengers is a young boy as that did not stop them from attacking the Songbird or trying to knock it out of the race.


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