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Ask Your Parents Trophy

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Does anyone have any idea how to get this trophy? I have played through the game twice already and this is the only trophy I am missing. Any tips/hints would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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  • I found a list here, I hope some of those could help you.

  • Yeah, tried everything on that list already :( I guess the only option I have is to play through again and click on EVERYTHING!

  • I just check another one: When you talk with the C.O.P.S., sometimes Curt will say good bye saying "End of Line" which is, I think, a reference to Tron.

  • I'm from the "ask your parents" era so I may be able to lend a hand with some of the references. Thanks to Ginny for posting the link :)

    when talking to grandpa stinky he calls sam and max barney and harvey..... I couldn't get him to call Sam Barney. What he said to me was something like, "Have you ever hit anything with that gun of yours, Fido?"...

    "Barney" (Sam) would be Barney Fife, the deputy on The Andy Griffith Show. Barney was such a bad shot he was only allowed to carry a single bullet and even then he had to keep it in his shirt pocket. The few times Barney was actually able to fire his gun outside of the holster still resulted in his intended target being missed.

    In the original 1950 Harvey movie, Elwood P. Dowd (played by Jimmy Stewart) said that Harvey was a "pooka". A pooka is an imaginary friend, just like Max. ;)

    And Harvey here is fine, until we reach a planet with a 'You must be this tall to invade' sign.

    Looking at the screen shot, the scene is referring to the movie, Godzilla versus Mothra (1964). Mothra often did battle in Tokyo and when he/she/it died, the egg it tried to protect was left behind to hatch and carry on the butterfly-monster legacy. Max would be Godzilla and the pink creature is a Mothra during its larval stage (ergo, the need for the height requirement sign).

    When you check out the ectoplasm on the table in Bosco-Tech Labs, I think there might be a Ghostbusters reference, but I could be wrong.

    I'm 99% sure the Ghostbusters movie reference is right. Ectoplasm is believed to be physical evidence of a ghost or spirit so if the ghosts in the movie left slime behind, one would naturally expect Mama Bosco to ooze, too. My 1% doubt is due to the movie's release date (1984) which is 20-30 years later than the other "ask your parents" era references.

    I hope this helps!

  • @Fishstick_Kitty said: And Harvey here is fine, until we reach a planet with a 'You must be this tall to invade' sign.

    Looking at the screen shot, the scene is referring to the movie, Godzilla versus Mothra (1964). Mothra often did battle in Tokyo and when he/she/it died, the egg it tried to protect was left behind to hatch and carry on the butterfly-monster legacy. Max would be Godzilla and the pink creature is a Mothra during its larval stage (ergo, the need for the height requirement sign).

    Personally I thought that was a reference to this scene from the animated series:
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  • @Harald B said: Personally I thought that was a reference to this scene from the animated series:
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    Ah, good point. I didn't consider the cartoons as my mind was stuck in the good ol' days. You know, when the only way to change the channel on the B&W (only) TV was to get up and walk across the room...
    I still think that creature is a Mothra larva. ;)

  • Personally, I think Granpa Stinky is just calling Max short.

  • Here are the "official" lists:

    Ask Your Parents

    Heard 7 references no one under the age of 30 will understand.

    Train station use baby carriage: "Rosemary keeps wandering off and leaving this thing behind." (Rosemary's Baby)
    Train station use pile of junk: "Some secret passage. It's just a bunch of junk, like this old scanner." "Oh boy! Whose head do we explode first?" (Scanners)
    Skunkape ship opening: "I can't wait to get my stinking paws on that damn dirty ape!" (Planet of the Apes)
    Skunkape ship brain awakens: "Gordon's ALIVE?" (Flash Gordon)
    Skunkape ship use bazooka Max: "Hey, Skunkape! Say hello to my little buddy!" (Scarface)
    Bosco-Tech Labs use ectoplasm: "That must be ectoplasmic jelly, 'cause ectoplasmic jam don't shake like that!" (Glen Miller song)
    Bosco-Tech Labs use wardrobe: "Don't open it, Sam! It probably leads to a fantastic land of wonder and thinly-disguised religious allegory." "Good call, Max. We already wasted enough time poking around that tollbooth." (The Chronicles of Narnia and The Phantom Tollbooth)


    Don't Ask Your Parents

    Heard 10 double entendres.

    Devil's Toybox Cavern talk to cultists about rift generator: "I gotta turn on this machine to stop a gorilla." "Down the tunnel, first door to your right."
    Penal Zone entrance: "He just wanted to rub our noses in the Penal Zone. So to speak."
    Skunkape ship Bridge enter teleportation mode: "Well done, my friends. Now select a phone number that Max has memorized, to teleport himself and his furry longtime companion to that location. And also Sam."
    Skunkape ship Bridge beginning of Act 4: "...The Penal Zone!" "Tee hee."
    Skunkape ship Bridge re-enter in Act 4: "Did you see that, my Queen? Not only did I defeat Sam & Max, but I took care of the Penal Zone in one stroke!" "Unfortunate word choice."
    Skunkape Ship Bridge use homing beacon on Skunkape: "Now we just use the remote control Momma Bosco gave us, and Skunkape gets sucked right in the Penal Zone!" "So to speak."
    Meesta Pizza use cell phone on pizza boxes: "Not since we accidentally wandered into that theater on Times Square."
    Talk to Max: "I don't need to go to another planet for a methane-rich environment, as long as I've got you, pal."
    Pick up Jumper Cables in DeSoto: "It's simple, Sam: the RED cable goes on the RIGHT nipple, the BLACK cable clamps to the...."
    Skunkape Ship Bridge talk to Superball: "Don't worry, Superball! We'll hit that gorilla where it hurts the most!" "Right in the Penal Zone!" "Yes, I get it sir."

  • @Chuck said: Skunkape ship Bridge enter teleportation mode: "Well done, my friends. Now select a phone number that Max has memorized, to teleport himself and his furry longtime companion to that location. And also Sam."(..)
    Pick up Jumper Cables in DeSoto: "It's simple, Sam: the RED cable goes on the RIGHT nipple, the BLACK cable clamps to the...."

    I was trying to avoid to think about those as Double Entendres. Really.

    Anyway, thanks a lot for the list ^^!

    Oh! just one more thing!

    @Chuck said: Skunkape ship brain awakens: "Gordon's ALIVE?" (Flash Gordon)

    FLASH! A-AH!

  • @Chuck said: Heard 7 references no one under the age of 30 will understand.

    Hey! I'm under 30 and I got all those references, except for Flash Gordon [heard of him plenty though] and the Glen Miller song... Talk about under-esitmating people born in the 80's, man. :D :)

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