Pizzacam in Laurel, Maryland

PizzaCam in Laurel, Maryland

Pizzacam is a prop character formerly installed on stage left at Chuck E. Cheese's 3-Stage locations containing Munch's Make Believe Band. He is located on Stage Left with drummer Pasqually. The character has no official name, nor has the character been acknowledged by name by the other characters. The Chuck E. Cheese fan community has dubbed the character "Pizzacam" as an unofficial name. Though, during "Charlie Rockit" intermission during the You're a Star Showtape from September 1993, Charlie identifies him as "Pizzacam".

History and DescriptionEdit

Prior to Concept Unification, Pizzacam's animatronic belonged to the ShowBiz Pizza Place's Rock-afire Explosion character Looney Bird.

Pizzacam is a blue anthropomorphized television camera with a lens for the nose, and a mouth with two buck teeth. Pizzacam rises from a speaker box, which replaces Looney Bird's oil barrel. Unlike Looney Bird, Pizzacam doesn't normally have a voice or dialogue in shows. However, in a handful of shows, his animatronic moved to the announcer's voice. He occasionally sings backup, similar to the Moon and the Building and also bounces up and down to the music.

Since the mid to late 2000s, the Pizzacam animatronics have been removed from most 3-Stage locations due to poor conditions. The locations that removed him, also, removed his speakerbox, boarded up his trapdoor, and carpeted it over.

There are currently seven known locations that still have Pizzacam[1]. They are located in:

  • Wilmington, North Carolina
  • Madison, Tennessee
  • Huntsville, Alabama
  • Laurel, Maryland
  • Roanoke, Virginia
  • Richmond, Virginia
  • Billings, Montana

There are also four locations that still have Pizzacam's speaker box but not Pizzacam himself. They are located in:

  • Savannah, Georgia
  • Boise, Idaho
  • Cincinnati, Ohio (The box is used for the Moon.)
  • Sheffield, Alabama

Some locations have customized their Pizzacam's appearance. For example, the one in Wilmington, North Carolina had a fedora, now a present bow for Christmas shows. Huntsville, Alabama, and Madison, Tennessee have a new face made from black plastic instead of the original latex face. Roanoke, Virginia also has recieved a Black Plastic Face in early 2016.

Wilmington, North Carolina, Laurel, Maryland and Richmond, Virginia currently have latex faces, However, as of 2016, Wilmington's Pizzacam has been deactivated due to very poor conditions of moisture getting into his cylinders and MAC valves due to a broken dryer. Richmond's Pizzacam was in poor condition, but it was restored in August of 2017[2].

Non-animatronic appearancesEdit

Outside of the stage show, Pizzacam has appeared as a puppet in the two "Charlie Rockit" intermissions from the You're a Star showtape from September 1993. Here, Pizzacam delivers letters (in its mouth, flying through the air) to Charlie about the Unidentified Flying Pizza (UFP) that lands at Chuck E. Cheese's.