Someone Bought This: Chuck E. Cheese NWO Parody Poster

22 Submitted by on Wed, 30 January 2013, 14:37

Chuck E. Cheese CWO NWO Parody poster

In the late 1990′s this nWo parody poster hung at Chuck E. Cheese restaurants along with other posters parodying TV shows, movies, albums, and so on.

It wasn’t for sale, it was just a store decoration; so I guess technically the only people who bought this was the Chuck E. Cheese chain themselves.

Man, Chuck E. looks buff! He must be getting “training” tips from Scott Steiner.

I was always more of a Showbiz Pizza Place fan, myself.

 

Written by

Submit your "Someone Bought This" and/or "It Came From YouTube" candidates to me by clicking here. NOTE: You have to delete the "GOOKER" before you send the email. Thanks in advance for everything you send in. -Paul.
22 Responses to "Someone Bought This: Chuck E. Cheese NWO Parody Poster"
  1. Jay "The Brain" Mann says:

    I want one of these so badly… this shouldn’t be rotting around some old piss-filled ball pit!

  2. BeaverCleavage says:

    Went to a Chuck E Cheese for my niece’s party a few months ago. This poster is still there.

  3. Tony Wilson says:

    I loved Showbiz, and then they were bought out by that f*cking mouse, and his monopolizing conglomerate…

    • "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

      Yeah, Showbiz and The Rock-Afire Explosion were really fantastic. The band who did the recordings for the Rock-Afire shows were very talented.

    • RD Reynolds says:

      I could be mistaken, but I am pretty sure that I had read in a book years ago that Showbiz actually bought out CEC, but decided that the CEC brand had more clout so they went with that name instead.

      • "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

        Yup. Here’s the short version of what happened…

        Chuck E. Cheese’s Pizza Time Theater first opened in 1977.
        Showbiz Pizza first opened in 1980.

        Up until 1984 they were two separate chains each owned by different companies.

        Chuck E. Cheese/PTT went bankrupt in 1984 following the Video Game Crash, and Showbiz Pizza bought the company outright including the rights to the Chuck E. Cheese characters, all the store locations, etc.

        They continued to run both restaurants side by side until 1990 when they decided to eliminate the Showbiz Pizza Place concept and converted all Showbiz Pizza Place locations to the Chuck E. Cheese concept. This was called “Concept Unification”. You can watch a video of how they converted The Rock-Afire Explosion characters to the Chuck E. Cheese characters here (this is part 1 of 4 different videos):

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXCrVNEwGxM

        The main reason they dropped the Showbiz Pizza Place concept is because Chuck e. Cheese owned the rights to their characters but not The Rock-Afire Explosion characters (who were owned by a different company) and it didn’t make sense to pour money into two separate but similar concepts when they could just focus all their resources on one.

        So; in a nutshell that’s why you see Chuck E. Cheese today and not Showbiz Pizza Place.

        Here’s the “long version” of what happened:

        http://showbizpizza.com/info/history/history.html

  4. MightyK says:

    I want one.

  5. Cobra says:

    I too, prefered Showbiz pizza over Chuck E. Cheeses.

  6. "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

    Who knew that Mr. Munch (the purple dude) was a high-flyer?

  7. Phil Melcher says:

    The Pizza guy (sorry don’t remember the name) really does a fine Randy Anderson impression don’t you think?

  8. Down With OPC says:

    The rat could never hold a candle to Major Magic’s.

  9. Adam Cota says:

    Wait, wait… is that Mark fuckin’ Curtis reffing this contest between Chuck and some poor, hapless pizza?

  10. "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

    “Say hello to the rat guy!”.

  11. bret_owen99 says:

    I’d rather go to Rocky and Bullwinkle’s (despite every time that I went to one, there was gang violence, and police helicopters overhead)

  12. Alan says:

    Showbiz was light years better than CEC. A couple years back, CEC even changed their pizza recipe, and it is horrible.

  13. Chris says:

    A flying elbow drop with a pizza cutter in hand? That’s just bad news waiting to happen!

  14. Brothers In Bleh says:

    I’ll be the odd man out and say I prefer Chuck E, if just out of ironic nostalgia. My mom couldn’t afford the full experience, but knew what going there was really about (kicking ass at ski-ball and video games). So we’d poach leftover pizza (not bitten into, give her some credit) and save the money for tokens to play ski-ball (her favorite) and for me to beat The Simpsons & TMNT arcade games (my favorite)

    This has nothing to do with the CWO poster, this was about 5-6- years before NWO and 7-8 years before I became a fan.

leave a comment