Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh...

Posted by: Aggie

Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh... - 07/29/04 12:56 PM

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

rotfl

Anyone else have their own favorites they'd care to share?
Posted by: Mad

Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh... - 07/29/04 01:06 PM

Hi smile

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

Cheers.

Mad wave
Posted by: Aggie

Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh... - 07/29/04 01:08 PM

Hi Mad,
Do you remember any of the one-liners?
Posted by: nickie

Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh... - 07/29/04 01:52 PM

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.
Posted by: Emilia

Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh... - 07/29/04 02:00 PM

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
Posted by: Mad

Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh... - 07/29/04 04:09 PM

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

Cheers.

Mad wave
Posted by: Aggie

Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh... - 07/29/04 04:56 PM

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!)
Posted by: Annie

Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh... - 07/29/04 09:04 PM

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.
rotfl rotfl
Posted by: Rae

Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh... - 07/29/04 11:58 PM

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.

Posted by: Aggie

Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh... - 07/30/04 02:31 AM

Oh yeah! I totally forgot about that! smile That was funny. I'm a sucker for Gabriel anyway. laugh
Posted by: nickie

Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh... - 07/30/04 10:50 AM

Me too! I'd forgotten about that, Rae! Great memories.
Posted by: Salar of Myst

Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh... - 07/30/04 11:04 AM

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!

Susan wave
Posted by: wysewomon

Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh... - 07/30/04 11:36 AM

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!

WW
Posted by: Aggie

Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh... - 07/30/04 11:46 AM

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!
Posted by: nickie

Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh... - 07/30/04 12:02 PM

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.
Posted by: lucca

Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh... - 07/30/04 01:02 PM

brian in runaway, telling sushi that he felt like "ever since he left new york" he felt like a puppet and someone else was pulling the strings, like someone in those adventure games.
well, somerthing like that anyway.
Posted by: SuMac

Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh... - 07/30/04 06:51 PM

Gabriel Knight in GK3, also had the ability to stuff huge items in his pants pocket, like Mosely's entire sports jacket.

Also, in GK2, when he's starting to go through the physical pangs of turning into a werewolf, and Gracie is trying to comfort him, by wiping his fevered brow, he says, "Mind the hair, Gracie, mind the hair."
Posted by: Se

Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh... - 07/30/04 08:37 PM

Yes, GF! laugh The part where he makes wise cracks at the Living in the restaurant. And Oh! Pressing "P" for pickup when he stands above the kitty litter. He breaks into roaring laughter for a full 10secs!

Hey wysewoman- what happens if you can string a couple of "correct" lines together? More fingersnapping instead of hissing? I can never muster beyond 3 lines correctly...

Its nice when games don't take themselves too seriously.
Posted by: burpee

Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh... - 07/30/04 10:21 PM

Ok, Curse of Monkey Island still has the all time favorite line for me.

Guybrush is walking along the beach and stops to talk to a gentleman tanning himself (my memory is bad, so forgive the inaccuracies). Says "what do you do for a living?". The gentleman says "I live off the blood and sweat of other people". Guybrush says "oh, you're a talent agent?". The gentleman says "no, I'm a production manager for a large game development company".

I laughed so hard at that; just imagining the people making this game and getting a dig in at their boss. What a hoot!
Posted by: Glynn

Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh... - 07/30/04 11:17 PM

Hey Burpee..I seem to remember that same guy got "burned" to a crisp! LOL "I am the boss of you" has got to be the funniest yet! Loved that ZI! Glynn
Posted by: KarenNJ

Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh... - 07/30/04 11:27 PM

Wow this thread brought back some lol memories.

rotfl
Thanks
Karen
Posted by: wysewomon

Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh... - 07/31/04 10:59 AM

Senor calavera--

I didn't know there was a correct or incorrect way to do it! It's been a year or so, but it seems that most of my recitals went on for 4 or 5 lines and got fingersnapping, and Manny just said "thank you" and did another...guess I'm just intuitive about lame poetry or something wink

WW
Posted by: Space Quest Fan

Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh... - 08/01/04 09:25 AM

The Monkey Island series,Grim Fandango,Simon the Sorcerer 1&2,Discworld 1&2,Fable,Tony Tough,Runaway,and all the old Accolde games all contained great humor. I must say that may all time favorite was in Kings Quest 2 on top of the mountain. You look into the hole in the rock and they had a preview of their Space Quest game that played. That cracked me up. rotfl
Posted by: C'ris

Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh... - 08/01/04 09:52 AM

In the last Kings Quest, Connor could get a drink from the fountain in the village. Its really nice in an adventure game not to have to feed/water/rest your charactor but I certainly didn't mind letting him have a drink. smile So, while I was thinking and thinking what to do next, I was clicking and letting Connor drink and drink and drink. And then he BURPED.
Posted by: Pib

Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh... - 08/01/04 06:47 PM

The Journeyman series had some good humour as well. The only one I can think of at the moment is "I believe the room behind this door was neither modelled or rendered. Whatever that means" which was a classic way of explaining why this door will *never* open.
Posted by: Emilia

Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh... - 08/01/04 11:18 PM

Yep Aggie you were right!!!!I'm rubber, you are glue...exactly that!!! Thanks!!
Posted by: Aggie

Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh... - 08/01/04 11:35 PM

Glad I could help. I used to have all the insults for Monkey Island memorized! Hehe... lol
Posted by: Aggie

Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh... - 08/01/04 11:40 PM

Speaking of burping, there was that mushroom-shaped fruit tree in the Neverhood. The third time you ate off it, Klaymen would burp the LONGEST, most hilarious burp I've ever heard. It must be something like TWO minutes long. I laughed till I cried! lol

lol
Posted by: Maxfield P.

Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh... - 08/02/04 01:09 AM

In the movie Groundhog Day, when the Bill Murray character steps in an icy puddle, someone tells him "Watch out for that last step, it's a doozie!" Definitely a tip of the hat to KQ5, since the whole movie is about doing something over and over and over again till you get it right, just like in an adventure game!!
Posted by: LadyKestrel

Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh... - 08/02/04 01:18 AM

The second time I played JP3: Legacy of Time, I was in Tibet in the greenhouse and knew exactly what to do with the apple. After getting my reward, Arthur quipped, "You've been reading the solutions guide again, haven't you Gage?" lol
Posted by: Re

Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh... - 08/02/04 03:09 PM

One of the funniest sceens, IMO, is in The Longest Journey. It's at the crash site in front of the Police station. In a cut like sceen while the reporter is doing her thing April is in the background running, turning, jumping and really mugging for camera. And then what the reporter says when she thinks she is no longer on the air. As long as that sceen was I had to play it again. Thanks for the laughs. smile Re
Posted by: Angela

Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh... - 08/02/04 08:27 PM

My memory of the open mike bit in GF was that before Manny let the folks with the political book know he was an agent for the underground, he always got rejected, and afterwards he got clicked. Another part of that scene that was funny is how if he asked the beatnik woman (name?) to do a poem after he'd done one, she'd repeat his poem and get clicked, no matter what the response was to him. He'd then complain about how she stole his poem.
Posted by: Se

Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh... - 08/02/04 11:18 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by Angela:
Another part of that scene that was funny is how if he asked the beatnik woman (name?) to do a poem after he'd done one, she'd repeat his poem and get clicked, no matter what the response was to him. He'd then complain about how she stole his poem.
Olivia. If you can string your responses right with her, she will give you 2 poems. 1- a short one with the Italian origins of the title "Grim Fandango", and another beat one lasting around 1-2minutes with bongos accompaniment. Now that you mention it, Olivia claims to Manny that it would be too indulgent to read her poems at her own club but then jumps at every chance Manny so gently suggests so. laugh

wysewomon- Ooooh. Haven't managed to get Manny to thank me. Thanks!
Posted by: Melanie1

Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh... - 08/02/04 11:41 PM

I was totally surprised & laughed out loud the first time I adjusted the settings in Faust-7 Games of the Soul & Mephisto said 'Oh, we've got a real pro here' or something to that effect.

What a funny surprise!

Melanie
Posted by: nolalou

Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh... - 08/03/04 07:30 AM

I like the part in Zork Grand Inquisitor where an elephant like character is guarding a cave, after you try several items in your inventory to get past him , he says "Oh sure, just try everything in your inventory, somethings gotta work!" cracked me up when I 1st heard it!

I also remember in GK1, if you try to 'take' Grace, Gabe says "Don't I wish!"

Louis
Posted by: DocPaul

Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh... - 08/03/04 09:57 AM

I think there are a lot of funny lines in the Tex Murphy series, but the Journeyman series still has my favorites. Arthur is just too funny. In addition to the line noted by Lady K, I think of the scene on the wall of Atlantis where Arthur comments that Gage could pretend to be a plumber and then he quips, "Quick, Gage, show 'em your butt crack!" Or in the Andean world when Arthur starts singing "Up, Up, and Away," when they get in the balloon. And many more.
Some of the lines by Tex in the new Nancy Drew Shadow Ranch are pretty hilarious. It is more the tone in which he delivers his closing "Ya-hoo" or "If you last that long."
I am glad developers take the time to inject humor into games. It makes them more enjoyable.

Paul
Posted by: Annie

Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh... - 08/03/04 08:23 PM

One of the Grim Fandango beat poems I really liked went something like:
I called my cat Boney
Til she said it wouldn't do.
I asked her why?
She said, sister,
that's what I've been calling you.

There is a place in Black Dahlia where you could start the room spinning round and round til Jim Pearson falls down. When he gets up, he looks right at you and says "Now cut that out!"

One final piece of (unintended) humor. In Hitchcocks: final cut, there is a place late in the game where the (male) main character dresses up in a long gown, which went great with his whiskers. I was so delighted I spent a good ten minutes making him leap up and down the stairs in his pretty dress. Leap, leap, leap! rotfl rotfl
Posted by: granny

Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh... - 08/03/04 11:06 PM

Just finished a quick (5th time) run of "J-Man 3-Legacy of Time" to see it in all it's glory on my 19" LCD Screen. WOW!!!

Another of (my FAVE happydance ) Arthur's routines is when Gage openes a Map trunk in the Lighthouse. He goes thru all sorts of comments on a nasty looking piece of fuzzy carpet, the best is 'looks like Shattner's rug'. rotfl
Posted by: Aggie

Re: Adventure game jokes that still make you laugh... - 08/05/04 01:57 AM

Good times! rotfl