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Case ideas AKA "Things for Sam and Max to parody"

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So what do you guys think would be good "cases" for Sam and Max to tackle? From what I gather of the Sam and Max model, the exploration of zany places or ideas is more important than the case itself--the journey really is more important than the destination. As Situation: Comedy kind of proved, a case really can just be an excuse for the creators to poke fun of something in American culture.

So what ideas do you think would be interesting to explore in the very open world of Sam and Max?

Ideas off the top of my head:
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[*]Politics
[*]An airport/airplane--so many ideas here, with the screening processes, frequent/random/annoying loudspeaker announcements, excessively controlled environments
[*]A theme park: almost self explanatory
[*]A casino: Well, Telltale's experienced in this area with Texas Hold em...
[*]A hippie commune, rich country club, trailer park, or suburbia
[*]An office: For "Office Space" and "The Office" type of humor
[*]A jail: "Arrested Development" shows how there can be a lot of humor in a jail--also gives an excuse to see old enemies like Brady Culture behind bars
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On a related note--if there were some rational way for Sybil to decide to become a pirate for an episode, I bet loads of people would be happy.

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  • @Astro Gnocci said: STAR WARS PARODY !!!!!
    HOW COME THERES NOT A SINGLE STAR WARS REFERENCE IN THESE ONES ? GIVE ME MY MONEY BACK !!!!!


    oops, i forgott... That's not the lucasart forum, is it ?



    I'm pretty sure a Star Wars parody would cause LucasArts to 'splode Telltale Games.

  • I'm pretty sure a Star Wars parody would cause LucasArts to 'splode Telltale Games.



    sure... just said that cause i love those references in the old lucasart games ^^

  • [quote]For some inexplicable reason, (I guess the idea of people officially gathering together because of a common interest) that just made me think of conventions in general. And then I thought of a hotel/convention center (probably hotel) where there were multiple conventions going on at once.

    Poorly thought out example: In one area there's a convention going on for the NRA, another area there's the Vending Machine Salesman convention going on, another area there's the cancelled Sci Fi TV series convention, etc.[/quote]

    Conventions... how about they go to a Sam and Max convention, and everyone tells them their "costumes" are really shabby and don't look like S&M at all?

  • @Arrkhal said: Conventions... how about they go to a Sam and Max convention, and everyone tells them their "costumes" are really shabby and don't look like S&M at all?



    Hehe, that could actually be pretty funny.

  • @Derwin said: Hehe, that could actually be pretty funny.



    It also has the potential to be kinda one-note. It'd be a neat thing to add, but I don't think it should be the central feature of a Sam and Max episode.

  • @Arrkhal said: Conventions... how about they go to a Sam and Max convention, and everyone tells them their "costumes" are really shabby and don't look like S&M at all?



    How about they reach a booth with a sign saying; "George-art" with people dressed up like Grim Fandango, Day of the tentacle and Monkey Island, (or very very similar to them but legally distinguishable) and when Sam & Max walk by and pause there, they all hiss and boo at them :p

    "Hmmm... I feel oddly related to that mass, Max. Perhaps we should go back to them?"
    "No Sam, they would only keep mis-treating us. I say we turn our backs on them and never look back at that bunch of slack-jawed jokels."
    "That is oddly resolute of you little buddy. You must feel truly resentful against them."
    "I do Sam. I do."

  • @Oilers99 said: It also has the potential to be kinda one-note. It'd be a neat thing to add, but I don't think it should be the central feature of a Sam and Max episode.



    Yeah, just thinking about it--I guess a lot of these ideas could also turn to be ideas for machinima shorts.

  • I think it needs something really bizarre. A TV studio just isnt weird enough for sam and max to visit how ever weird they make it.

  • @balloftwine said: I think it needs something really bizarre. A TV studio just isnt weird enough for sam and max to visit how ever weird they make it.



    A TV Studio for the filming of the Telltale crew while they're making the episode that Sam and Max are currently engaged in. I'd think that would be bizarre enough. Perhaps a little 4th wall-bending, but bizarre nonetheless.

  • Please no more generic jokes and god not aeroplane humor which has been done to death.. sam and max should be crazier than that.. a trip to philipines with no reference material.. mack salmon a guy with a giant fishbowl for a head.. a trip to the moon with giant roaches.. beats in a cereal aisle thats where sam and max should be.. i mean sasquatches.. too many humans in this current version of smnmx too.. sam and max should have a surreal feel to it.. I got nothing to add tho, steve purcell is the genius behind all those ideas..

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