The Voice of Chuck E. Cheese Wants You to Accept Jesus

I expect no less from a guy playing a character who looks like he belongs in Christian media…

I guess the 'C' stood for 'Christ'

Duncan Brannan (below) played the voice of Chuck E. Cheese for nearly two decades. He was recently let go from that position, but he left his fans — apparently he had fans… — a parting message (PDF):

But, more than all of that, here’s what I know: I am a Christian, and that is all that matters. I am one who believes that salvation (from sin, God’s judgment, and hell) is found in no other name under heaven but the risen Lord and Savior and returning King, Jesus Christ. And, if being the voice of Chuck E. Cheese for any length of time has meant anything to me, it was never about a paycheck because God will always provide for His children in one way or another. No. What it was about, what my sincere hope is that you — you Fans, you parents, and all you kids who have loved Chuck E. Cheese over the years — have seen, heard, or experienced Jesus Christ in and through my life in some way. For He is all that matters, now and for all eternity. I hope that you have seen Christ in me. I hope that He touched your life through mine in some special way and, if that happened, then I was doing my one true real job, which is sharing Him with all of you.

I didn’t think it was possible to make that rodent even creepier, but Brannan found a way.

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the chair of Foundation Beyond Belief and a high school math teacher in the suburbs of Chicago. He began writing the Friendly Atheist blog in 2006. His latest book is called The Young Atheist's Survival Guide.

  • dearestlouise

    Fans? Really?

  • http://twitter.com/TominousTone Thomas Lawson

    I never cared for the toppings there. But I love the crust. I hear that people like the opposite. So I guess you could say that Cheese’s crust is my own personal savor.

    • JohnnieCanuck

      I’d count that one as tied with Focus as the name of the ranch where the Sons Raise Meat. A triple pun.

      Now tell me you made that up yourself, just now and I will vote you +1 Internet.

      • http://twitter.com/TominousTone Thomas Lawson

        No +1, Johnnie, I made that quote into a T-shirt about five years ago, so it’s old. Damn, I coulda used a +1.

  • Bruce_wright

    Now read that statement with Chuck E. Cheese’s voice in your head.  You’re welcome!

  • http://squeakysoapbox.com/ Rich Wilson

    Took my son to a BD party there.  I’m sure the place must be owned by Vegas.  If it’s not ‘Casino for Kids’ I don’t know what is.  Hate the place.

  • Baby_Raptor

    Well. Now I’m even happier that I’ve never been there. 

  • Kevin_Of_Bangor

    I’ve never stepped foot into one and doubt I ever will. If you go to youtube and search for chuckecheese fights you can find all kind of lovely videos.

  • Randomfactor

    Chuck E. Jesus.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=700851737 Sam Kay

    For a few years when I was young, I had my birthday parties at Chuck E. Cheese’s. I can honestly say that the giant rat never made me think of Jesus. Though I can see why it could make one think of Christianity as a whole.

  • Fargofan

    I prefer Showbiz Pizza and the Rock-A-Fire Explosion. As far as I know, Billy Bob never took a stand on religion.

  • http://northierthanthou.com/ northierthanthou

     Bad Pizza and bad Advice. Come and get yours!

  • Blanc_Slate

    The sad thing in America is that a significant amount of people will applaud his parting message. It makes you wonder if he did it for that specific response. 

  • Blanc_Slate

    The sad thing in America is that a significant amount of people will applaud his parting message. It makes you wonder if he did it for that specific response. 

  • Aaron Scoggin

    Pretty sure about 0% of the population knew about it. How can you expect people to be “touched by Jesus” (ew, by the way), if it was never spoken of or portrayed by your character?

  • CanadianNihilist

    I think this guy overestimated his impact in the world.

    • cipher

      Yes, seriously. He thinks a cartoon mouse brought people to Jesus? Where does the mouse even talk? I haven’t heard it speak in a commercial. I don’t think I’ve even seen one of their commercials in years.

      So, what we have is a fire-and-brimstone Christian performing a vaguely public job who sees himself as an evangelist. Wow, there’s something new.

  • Marco Conti

    Chuck E. Cheese has a voice?

  • Believer in Nothing

    I fully support this guy in his hopes, no matter how ridiculous and unfounded they may be. He did his job without proselytizing. In essence, he now says he hopes people see him as an example of what a person who believes what he believes should be. I can get behind that.

  • rocketdave

    I haven’t been in Chuck E. Cheese’s in a couple decades, not since before they redesigned their mascot in some clueless attempt to make him look more modern or hip.  Chuck E. used to be a carnival barker, but I guess now he’s supposed to be a sk8ter boi or something.

  • Michael Brice

    “I guess the C stood for christ”……..and the ‘E’ for evangelist? Or, ‘E’ for evil?

  • rlrose328

    Hmmm…. we did our son’s birthday parties there from 3 years to 7 years and never once did I feel the presence of God when I heard CEC’s voice.  Not one single time.

    • rlbmom542

      It’s so obvious what he meant. Duncan Brannan (the person NOT the mouse) was hoping he was a good witness for Christ to those he came in contact with over the 20 years (including adults, children, store managers, people at the recording studio, people at CEC corporate office)!  It’s so obvious you guys don’t know what the heck you’re talking about and your comments are jaded by your bias against Christianity. Read people. Read.  Stop reading into it what you want for goodness sake!!!

      • http://squeakysoapbox.com/ Rich Wilson

        Hey, what’s that tongue doing in my cheek?

      • Lucilius

        Sure thing. Right after you stop reading your Christian-martyrdom complex into every offhand comment.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chrisalgoo Chris Algoo

    Christianity, where an adult can be a kid.

  • Atoswald

    I have hosted and attended many birthday parties at this fine pizza establishment. Never once have I given Jesus a thought as a result, but on more than one occasion I left there absolutely convinced that there is a hell and its helmsman was a creepy overgrown rat.

  • http://twitter.com/enuma enuma

    Chuck E. Cheese is false and weak.  The Rock-afire Explosion is the One True Animatronic Band.


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