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The Chuck E Cheese band is breaking up..

I mean, we write about bands, right?  So The Chuck E Cheese band breaking up..  That’s news.

By Jon Smith:

The Chuck E Cheese band.. Or rather, Munch’s Make Believe Band. That’s the actual band name, has been forced into retirement. After 42 years, the group’s longtime residency as the Chuck E. Cheese house band will come to end with a major redesign of the 600 Chuck E Cheese locations.

Now, it’s worth noting here that here in SLC, this happened a while ago. Like, YEARS ago. But we all remember the creepy dull lifeless eyes of Mr Munch behind the keys, and the racially insensitive stereotype Italian pizza guy, Pasqually, complete with spinning mustache on the drums.

 

Even before that, Mr. Munch was a gorilla at Showbiz Pizza Place and instead of Chuck-E, we had Billy Bob the bear. They were the ROCK A FIRE EXPLOSION.  The two merged sometime in the early ’90s

 

 

But those days are gone, and this will be another great band on the list of bands we’ve had to say goodbye to in recent years. The band will be replaced by an interactive dance floor and some mad DJ skillz from Chuck-E.

 

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