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BrandonFG

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Jamey Greek

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Re: Chuck E. Cheese game show (for adults) in the works
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2024, 03:56:47 PM »
They should have tried it in the 80s during their heyday.

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Re: Chuck E. Cheese game show (for adults) in the works
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2024, 04:17:02 PM »
They should have tried it in the 80s during their heyday.
You're missing the point. It's aimed at adults with nostalgia for that era. That said, it still seems like a stretch.
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Re: Chuck E. Cheese game show (for adults) in the works
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2024, 04:41:28 PM »
I wonder how much alcohol they'll give the contestants.

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Re: Chuck E. Cheese game show (for adults) in the works
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2024, 10:38:42 PM »
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-news/chuck-e-cheese-tv-game-show-1235790841/amp/

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To me, it seems more like Family Game Night- oversized versions of games that everyone's familiar with. I'd be interested.

It'll be interesting to see if they take design cues from the new era CEC stores or the animatronic, pissy ball pit, "We sell Bartles and Jaymes on tap" CEC stores.
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Re: Chuck E. Cheese game show (for adults) in the works
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2024, 11:20:23 PM »
To me, it seems more like Family Game Night- oversized versions of games that everyone's familiar with. I'd be interested.
That's the vibe I got. I'd secretly hope for some elaborate obstacle course-esque jungle gym challenge thing but maybe that's too obvious.

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johnnya2k3

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Re: Chuck E. Cheese game show (for adults) in the works
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2024, 04:12:47 PM »
Iím holding out for a Dave & Busterís game show (since they are Chuck E. Cheese for adults)Ö

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Re: Chuck E. Cheese game show (for adults) in the works
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2024, 10:17:33 PM »
Iím holding out for a Dave & Busterís game show (since they are Chuck E. Cheese for adults)Ö

I'm sure the people running the Chuck E. Cheese game show are relieved to hear that.

wdm1219inpenna

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Re: Chuck E. Cheese game show (for adults) in the works
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2024, 12:18:51 PM »
This sounds like another disaster, just like Candy Crush was. 

I tried watching Candy Crush and after about 4 minutes I had had enough.

One of the worst ideas for a game show ever.

Anything that causes me to have warm feelings about Chuck Barris's Gong Show truly is horrible.

I am already sensing this Chuck E Cheese game show will be just as pitiful a viewing experience.

BrandonFG

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Re: Chuck E. Cheese game show (for adults) in the works
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2024, 12:43:28 PM »
Eh. They havenít even done a pilot. Letís at least see a finished product before we drop hot takes.
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Re: Chuck E. Cheese game show (for adults) in the works
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2024, 05:22:48 PM »
"The format will feature stand-alone comedic physical challenges where duos of Ďbig kidsí (aka adults) will compete over supersized arcade games ó including pinball"
Supersized pinball - because that idea worked so well the first time. How many times did that show change its end game format? I can think of five different versions, and who knows how many I missed while I was at school on those mornings.'

And cashing in "tickets" for prizes? That sounds like a glorified Wheel of Fortune shopping round.

Question: did Chuck E. Cheeses have Skee-Ball? (Then again, I can see Fremantle suing, claiming it's too close to the The Price is Right "Super Ball" game that was retired in the 1990s.)

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Re: Chuck E. Cheese game show (for adults) in the works
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2024, 05:57:35 PM »
Question: did Chuck E. Cheeses have Skee-Ball?
Absolutely yes.  I am willing to wager hard earned money on "alley roller" in the article is the trademark-free equivalent of Skee-Ball.

Jamey Greek

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Re: Chuck E. Cheese game show (for adults) in the works
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2024, 07:16:53 PM »
"The format will feature stand-alone comedic physical challenges where duos of Ďbig kidsí (aka adults) will compete over supersized arcade games ó including pinball"
Supersized pinball - because that idea worked so well the first time. How many times did that show change its end game format? I can think of five different versions, and who knows how many I missed while I was at school on those mornings.'

And cashing in "tickets" for prizes? That sounds like a glorified Wheel of Fortune shopping round.

Question: did Chuck E. Cheeses have Skee-Ball? (Then again, I can see Fremantle suing, claiming it's too close to the The Price is Right "Super Ball" game that was retired in the 1990s.)


If you remember correctly Family Game Night had Operation Skee-ball And Fremantle did not take legal action against Hasbro to my knowledge.

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Re: Chuck E. Cheese game show (for adults) in the works
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2024, 08:21:13 PM »
Why would Fremantle have standing, Jamey?
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Re: Chuck E. Cheese game show (for adults) in the works
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2024, 08:39:38 PM »
Why would Fremantle have standing, Jamey?

I believe Jamey is running with Don's supposition that Fremantle would sue re: skee ball vs. Super Ball!!, which doesn't really make sense, because NBC and B&E should have gone after The Hollywood Squares for having a game similar to their earlier Tic-Tac-Dough. :)

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