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Choo-Choo is a bear cub located on Center Stage in front of Dook LaRue of The Rock-afire Explosion. He had no lines, and he would bounce out of his tree stump and "dance" to the music. He was only called out by name on the 1984 "Trivia Night" show tape on Mitzi's question "What character has never introduced a show?"[1].

History and Info[]

Choo-Choo first appeared in The Hard Luck Bears, and he was mainly the same as the Choo-Choo seen in the Rock-afire. The only difference was that, in the Hard Luck Bears, he was in a wash basket instead of a tree stump.

According to Aaron Fechter, Choo-Choo's favorite foods are pizza, cookies, and chicken fingers.

Concept Unification[]

During Concept Unification, which occurred at most all of the ShowBiz Pizza Place locations between 1990 and 1992, Choo-Choo's animatronic was used for Munch Jr.. His bottom half assembly was removed and his tree stump was replaced with a small metallic barrel.

It should be noted, however, that in the Concept Unification Prototype, his animatronic was removed completely, along with the other prop characters to allow for a traveling Mr. Munch animatronic. The Munch Jr. character could be a reference to this concept.

Trivia[]

  • He was the only Hard Luck Bear not to have "Billy" in his name.
  • It's likely he was still related to Billy Bob during his time with the RAE.
  • In the "Rockin' Billy Wilbur & The Bearcats" showtape for the Knoebels Hard Luck Bears, he could speak and was heard singing to the song "Teddy Bear". He was voiced by an unknown child actor.

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