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#116128 - 07/29/04 12:56 PM Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh...
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I love humor in adventure games. Especially subtle jokes that make fun of the adventure genre! One oddity about adventure games is that you usually have a limitless ability to store very large objects in your pants.

One of my favorite jokes, was in one of the Monkey Island games (Curse of MI if my memory serves). Guybrush has picked up a large paddle (or something to that effect). Instead of it magically disappearing into the inventory, there was an animation showing him inserting this very large object into his pants!! lol When he got it back out, I believe he made a funny comment as well.

Or in the the first MI game, where you can "kill" Guybrush by letting him fall off a cliff, a hilarious reference to the untimely Sierra-style deaths. A little window even popped up similar to the Sierra ones telling you to restart, only to have Guybrush bounced back unscathed by a rubber tree. lol

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Anyone else have their own favorites they'd care to share?
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#116129 - 07/29/04 01:06 PM Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh...
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Hi smile

I found the Tex Murphy games to have great "one liners" that really made me laugh laugh

Cheers.

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#116130 - 07/29/04 01:08 PM Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh...
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Hi Mad,
Do you remember any of the one-liners?
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#116131 - 07/29/04 01:52 PM Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh...
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What a great topic, Aggie, and I remember those scenes well; what a riot! Other adventure games that I thought were hysterically funny were Touche, the Discworlds (1+2) and the Crystal Skull. I can't remember any one liners though, but even funnier to me were Divine Divinity and Beyond Divinity (RPGs)- the latter where I got my signature below.
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#116132 - 07/29/04 02:00 PM Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh...
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The MI games are real fun... Th swearing competitions were great, and I remember some phrases....but as I played it in Spanish, I remember the spanish version. I'll try to translate them anyway. duh If someone remembers the English versions, that would be great luck
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#116133 - 07/29/04 04:09 PM Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh...
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Hi Aggie smile

oops
[Afraid not, just off the top of my head. I'd have to install one of the games to refresh my memory blush ]

What I DO vividly remember is sitting alone in the room, playing a Tex game, and laughing out loud at some of the stuff he came out with laugh

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#116134 - 07/29/04 04:56 PM Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh...
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Emilia, the comeback from MI you are thinking of in English is: "I am rubber, you are glue" meaning that the insult bounces off of you and sticks to the other person. Someone correct me if that's wrong (I have a bad memory!)
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#116135 - 07/29/04 09:04 PM Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh...
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My all time favorite game, Grim Fandango, had a lot of funny moments. Like Manny's poem to the moon, with the harbor master chiming in:
It shone, pale as bone
As I stood there alone
And I thought to myself how the moon,
That night, cast its light
On my heart's true delight,
And the reef where her body was strewn.
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#116136 - 07/29/04 11:58 PM Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh...
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I just re-played GK 3 while waiting for some other new games to arrive. The one-liners are a hoot....and there's a scene where Gabriel is trying to get Grace to respond while she's reading. He tries a few lines, then breaks out into a rousing rendition of OKLAHOMA! It cracks me up every time.

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#116137 - 07/30/04 02:31 AM Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh...
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Oh yeah! I totally forgot about that! smile That was funny. I'm a sucker for Gabriel anyway. laugh
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#116138 - 07/30/04 10:50 AM Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh...
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Me too! I'd forgotten about that, Rae! Great memories.
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#116139 - 07/30/04 11:04 AM Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh...
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I love the Monkey Island games! Those were just chockful of funny moments! I still remember the mad puppeteer mumbling to himself, many of the insult contests, the cracks the tall hair-stylists made about Guybrush's singing and so on. Murray's threats when Guybrush spun him around on that stool...

That bit with the moon in Grim Fandango reminded me of another moment in Tony Tough. The big gorilla/monster poet wasnt trying to be funny but we laughed heartily sometimes, especially when Tony's goofy voice chimed in (with the next question or comment).

Albert and Susan in Death's house "training" Rinceewind allowed for some amusing moments as I recall. Death of Rats was pretty good too.

My husband is still quoting one-liners from when he played Broken Sword 1& 2 with me. He still finds the black olives comment especially hilarious.

And we still love lines from Return to Zork & Zork: Grand Inquisitor. I think y'all know many of those.


The latest bit I personally find a riot is the guy playing the mystical shaman/pharoah/priest in Timelapse. For some reason, he just cracks me up!

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#116140 - 07/30/04 11:36 AM Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh...
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Actually, the open mic poetry at the bistro in Grim Fandango just had me choking--the college creative writing program I was in revered Beats and it was so accurate...I also like the moment at the end of, I think it was Escape from Monkey Island, during the credits, where Guybrush falls off the cliff and he's yelling, "Help! Anyone...? JarJar...?" That caught me by surprise!

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#116141 - 07/30/04 11:46 AM Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh...
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rotfl
I loved the open mic thing in Grim Fandango! I totally forgot about that too until you mentioned it. I think that's a sign I need to go back and replay that game!
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#116142 - 07/30/04 12:02 PM Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh...
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It wasn't speech, but I remember playing Bud Tucker, and if you don't move the character for a while, he makes a rude gesture at the screen. First time I saw that I about fell off of my chair.
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