It can seem like Chuck E. Cheese is a relic of the past. If you don’t have kids, you probably haven’t been inside one in years, and if you do have kids, you’ve probably also not been inside one – or anywhere else – for many moons, either.
Also, now that you’re an adult, the shine has definitely worn off, right? The place is dirty, there are definitely germs everywhere, and just thinking about the ball pit makes me want to gag.
That said, these 15 tweets might just take you back to the good ol’ days when it was the place to be – the stuff birthday party dreams were made of – and if you ask me, a little nostalgia is never a bad thing.
15. Huh. I never really thought about it that way.
Where can a kid not be a kid?
Chuck E. Cheese commercial: Where a kid can be a kid!
6-year old investment banker: Finally
— He Called Me Greenhorn (@WhatsAGreenhorn) March 11, 2020
14. Of course it is.
You don’t need to know this to like, know this. Like, in your bones.
Whenever I'm sad, I remember that Chuck E. Cheese's full name is Charles Entertainment Cheese. pic.twitter.com/j91LQycJIY
— Amy Dracula (@amydracula) June 4, 2017
13. No one was going near that stage.
They might be alive. You never know for sure.
whoever started chuck e cheese was like yooooo little kids are def gonna fuck wit this scary ass mechanical rat
— eric curtin (@dubstep4dads) January 2, 2019
12. Through the eyes of a parent.
But honestly…it doesn’t sound like a bad way to pass a Saturday afternoon.
Hi, welcome to Chuck E. Cheese.
Everything is visibly dirty and our mascot is a rat, eat some pizza near a sneezing child.
Come on down for some rat pizza at our child casino.
— Fuck Robinhood (@MrxJAK) March 3, 2020
11. I literally just shuddered.
Anyone who was weaned on the original Chuck E. Cheese is stone cold.
You think you can scare me? My first job was at Chuck E Cheese. The ball pit changes you.
— Sweet Momissa (@sweetmomissa) October 9, 2019
10. Only the 80s could produce this mascot.
Our parents were like, “eh, sure. Why the hell not?”
I liked Chuck E. Cheese better when he looked like he might microphone-whip a kid at any goddamn moment and then put out his cigar on their dad. pic.twitter.com/dhp3c3ctpf
— Super 70s Sports (@Super70sSports) October 13, 2019
9. I’m sure there was a subconscious reason.
Like he’s scary as sh%t.
I just remembered that whenever I went to chuck e cheese for a bday party I would beat the shit out of the person in the mouse costume for no reason at all and I just want to say I’m so sorry to any miserable teenagers earning minimum that I beat up when I was 6
— madeline (@madelink182) April 17, 2019
8. Did someone just…make all of this up?
Because I have some followup questions.
Yo the Chuck E. Cheese backstory on Wikipedia is wild. pic.twitter.com/iUEx5Gmako
— Spawn Wave (@SpawnWaveMedia) August 23, 2019
7. Which is really a shame.
For everyone involved.
4yrs ago today I had a 6ft mouse in a headlock, and till this day you still cannot bring alcohol into Chuck E. Cheese.
— Marcmywords (@Marcmywords2) May 21, 2018
6. The face I just made.
Do not, under any circumstances, eat off the floor of a Chuck E. Cheese unless you’re trying to get superpowers. Or kill yourself.
My life can be hard, but obviously not as hard as the dad who just yelled, "FIVE SECOND RULE!" in this Chuck E. Cheese.
— Kate Hall (@KateWhineHall) February 9, 2018
5. It’s all in how you look at it, love.
Live a little! Dance with meningitis!
Date: You said we were going to an Italian restaurant with live music.
Me: *holding open the door to the Chuck E. Cheese* We are.
— Alex Tortellini (@AlexTolerico) October 15, 2019
4. Is the pizza…good?
I honestly have no recollection.
ordering chuck e. cheese pizza on seamless is the most chaotic thing i can imagine pic.twitter.com/XtTKrg8yYw
— Brandy Jensen (@BrandyLJensen) August 10, 2019
3. How many stars?
At least the skeeball wasn’t broken. That would have been the real day the music died.
"Their lifeless eyes failed to conceal a profound sadness. Terrifying that even an animatronic band seemed to grasp the cruelty of being forced to portray life while not being granted it. Also the air hockey table was broken."
– Werner Herzog's Yelp review of Chuck E. Cheese
— Dan Ewen (@VaguelyFunnyDan) September 7, 2019
2. Me yelling at every band, to be honest.
Why do they think we’re still buying their records?
PLAY THE HITS, NO ONE IS HERE FOR YOUR NEW STUFF!!
-Me, drunk, yelling at the Chuck E. Cheese band.
— Simon Holland (@simoncholland) August 17, 2019
1. I have no idea what I just watched.
But I am in no way mad about it.
5 year old at his birthday party: "where is the chuck e cheese mascot?"
the chuck e cheese mascot: pic.twitter.com/0lXXrDM6Cs
— wazzy (@w8zzy) March 7, 2020
Ahhhh I can almost smell the pizza and see the creepy animatronics now.
Did you have a birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese? Was it the best? Tell us about it in the comments!