A Chuck E. Cheese TV game show is in the works by Magical Elves, the production company behind Top Chef. The game show is based on the popular Chuck E. Cheese characters and the Pizza Time theatre.
According to the early details, the Chuck E. Cheese game show will follow adults competing in larger versions of games they played as kids. Essentially, the show wants adults to relive their favourite childhood memories of visiting Chuck E. Cheese but with a super-sized twist.
The game show will feature comedic physical challenges where “big kids” compete across these super-sized arcade games. The catch here is that these games aren’t just your standard-sized board games. Instead, these life-sized attractions will see these adults physically interact with large objects to replicate the usual actions. Sort of like being shrunk down on a board game.
The official description reads:
“The format will feature stand-alone comedic physical challenges where duos of ‘big kids’ (aka adults) will compete over supersized arcade games — including pinball, air hockey, alley roller and the human claw. The top ticket earning duo will get the chance to exchange their tickets for prizes off the massive version of the iconic Chuck E. Cheese prize wall.”
Magical Elves co-CEO Jo Sharon and Casey Kriley expressed their excitement for the show saying:
“Chuck E. Cheese is THE place where a kid can be a kid — but as grown adults, we still have dreams of ruling the arcade, taking on the iconic games we love!” – “We’re excited to celebrate these legendary arcade games plus the best of today, all with a super-sized twist.”
Chuck E. Cheese was opened back in 1977 in the United States. Even without living in the US, people around the globe know about the iconic character and the destination. There are 567 active Chuck E. Cheese locations still. The announcement of a TV game show will likely help grow the franchise. There’s also no doubt that Magical Elves is banking on the recent success of Five Nights at Freddy’s to help market the show.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter