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I'm wondering..

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Are the scripts in Sam and Max made by Purcell, or the Telltale guys?
Plus, the story Ideas in Sam and Max, was it made by Purcell too? Or generally, both teaming up to make stories?

I'm just wondering. Cause I don't think the Telltale people are THAT of a genious to make the WONDERFUL humor! (No offence guys...)

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  • The story seeds are written by us, then Steve takes a pass at them. All of the dialogue is written by us.

  • @tabacco said: The story seeds are written by us, then Steve takes a pass at them. All of the dialogue is written by us.



    Well, are the dialogues edited by Purcell even a BIT?

    Plus, what do the Voice Actors think of the dialogues? Do they laugh before they voice act while reading the script?

  • Sometimes the actors do laugh at the dialog while recording it (check out blooper reels on the Season Set DVDs). Purcell did edit some dialog in Culture Shock, the very first episode, but aside from the occasional very small suggestion, he seems to trust our writers enough to let us just get on with it.

    I think that Purcell's favorite parts are helping to come up with all the crazy ideas for what Sam & Max could do within a story, and helping come up with weird character designs, so those are the two things he involves himself in the most. He apparently plays the new episodes through with his kids as they come out (his kids are apparently fond of "hooks for hands, hooks for hands!" and that time Max ate the web cam in The Mole, The Mob, and The Meatball).

  • I wonder whatever happened to that poor webcam.

  • @Maxilyah said: I wonder whatever happened to that poor webcam.



    Probally been digested, but maybe Max can look for spare parts in the toilet XD

  • On a similar note - does Jared write all the music and lyrics himself, or are the lyrics scripted by the people who write the dialogs?

  • @Pantagruel's Friend said: On a similar note - does Jared write all the music and lyrics himself, or are the lyrics scripted by the people who write the dialogs?



    I believe it is a bit of both (though I could be wrong on that). For example, I know the lyrics for the Season 1 finale were written by Dave Grossman, but I'm fairly certain that most of "More than Jerks" were written by Jared. As for the tune, that's pretty much all Jared.

  • @Will said: I'm fairly certain that most of "More than Jerks" were written by Jared.



    I think the More than Jerks lyrics all come out of the dialogue, actually - it's the same as the song you can make Whizzer sing in Boscos?

    Of course, Jared arranged it. No one intended for that to be an actual song when it was written into the dialogue... iirc Jared first noticed it during the voice recording and was like, Why didn't you guys tell me about this?! And then a few days later, a hilarious song existed.

  • Tryin to make Whizz sing More than jerks can be quite the chore if I may say. LIke, I had to click that thing like 40 times!

  • I was thinking there were more lyrics to the song than just that one line. I could be wrong!

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