Billy Bob Showbiz Shirts
His famous pizza place shirt is one of the most iconic images of Billy Bob’s showbiz days. Created by a team of Etsytees, Billy Bob’s shirt is now available in a variety of sizes. These limited-edition shirts are comfortable and lightweight, yet still feature a high-quality print. This shirt was so popular, it was featured in numerous television commercials and magazines.
Billy Bob was first used as the primary mascot of ShowBiz Pizza Place, which opened in the Antioch Shopping Center in Kansas City in 1980. Although he was initially a walk-around character, legal problems forced Creative Engineering, Inc., to install an off-the shelf show in ShowBiz, despite being preparing a custom show. He did, however, return to ShowBiz as the primary mascot in the 1990s.
Each character’s appearance was represented by a different design of the Billy Bob costume. Initially, Billy Bob was a walkaround character at 1st ShowBiz in Kansas City, where he had a striped Birthday Bird on his shoulder. His overalls, which were made of thick, thin yellow stripes, were very similar to the ones worn by the dolls from that era. This variation was also used at the Looney Bird’s restaurant in Los Angeles and TN.
Since the original Showbiz Pizza Place was purchased by Chuck E. Cheese, Billy Bob’s Wonderland went independent. Although most of the original Showbiz restaurants were converted to Chuck E. Cheese, the original Billy Bob’s Wonderland still features some of the animatronics from the original show. In addition to the restaurant’s menu, Billy Bob’s Wonderland is a family entertainment center with two locations in the greater Philadelphia area.