Whenever I lose a coin toss with my wife and wind up being the parent that has to bring our son to a Chuck E. Cheese birthday party I end up with nightmares for weeks. And it's not just because the same Whitney Houston video has been playing on an endless loop on their TV monitors since 1987.

I blame those creepy animatronic musicians.

I can't stop thinking that Westworld is finally going to happen in real life and these robots are going to start pelting me with skee-balls and rock hard pizza crusts.

You know the ones I'm talking about. There's robot Chuck E. Cheese, some sort of dancing chicken, a dinosaur on keyboards, a guitar playing dog and (for no apparent reason) an Italian guy with a big mustache and an almost-offensive thick accent playing the drums.

I assume the robot band is supposed to amuse and entertain party guests, but instead they just freak everyone out. Maybe it's because their arms and mouths are almost always broken and the performance just turns into a lot of blinking and head jerking with some terrible, way-too-loud music playing in the background.

I can't stop thinking that Westworld is finally going to happen in real life and these robots are going to start pelting me with skee-balls and rock hard pizza crusts.

For those of you who've never experienced it, here's a sample performance from the Poughkeepsie location:

Good luck sleeping tonight.

CBS reports that executives within the Chuck E. Cheese organization may now actually be plotting to finally eliminate those nightmare-inducing robots. It's all part of an effort to modernize the franchise that seems to be stuck in the 1990s.

New dance floors, open kitchens and a focus on the live mascots instead the robo-zombies are all part of the plan. Locations in Texas and Missouri are currently getting those modern upgrades and more locations are expected to follow.

We reached out to the Chuck E. Cheese in Poughkeepsie and they refused to talk with us about any potential changes, referring us instead to their corporate office. In fact, once we brought up the elimination of the animatronic band the representative on the phone sounded very nervous and immediately put me on hold. I can only assume that the Italian robot drummer had come to life and was holding a pizza wheel to the manager's throat.

What do you think about the plan to get rid of the robot band at Chuck E. Cheese? Is it about time or will you miss them? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below or on our Facebook page.