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Hello, I just finished playing Sam and Max:Season 1 for the first time and loved it. So I wanted to research the series. I knew there was some comic books, but I was surprised to find out there was a kid's cartoon. My question is, was Max as violent/rude in the show as he was in the games? I also noticed that Sam and Max Hit the road had a "Parental Advisory" sticker on it. Most likely due to the type of humor/violence there was in season 1, so I'm surprised there was even a kids cartoon. Was anything "dumbed" down in regards of the characters?

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  • @Orange+ said: Hello, I just finished playing Sam and Max:Season 1 for the first time and loved it. So I wanted to research the series. I knew there was some comic books, but I was surprised to find out there was a kid's cartoon. My question is, was Max as violent/rude in the show as he was in the games? I also noticed that Sam and Max Hit the road had a "Parental Advisory" sticker on it. Most likely due to the type of humor/violence there was in season 1, so I'm surprised there was even a kids cartoon. Was anything "dumbed" down in regards of the characters?


    A lot of the humor was dumbed down, yeah. Less cursing, can't really use big guns (although they had bazookas once; I'm guessing they assumed small children wouldn't have access to them).
    As a side note, I'm pretty sure the HtR parental advisory sticker was a joke.

  • @TrogLlama said: As a side note, I'm pretty sure the HtR parental advisory sticker was a joke.



    Trust me, that parental advisory sticker was NOT a joke! There was quite a lot of potentially offensive humor in that game (which is part of what made it so great). Here is an example:

    -Max (in response to the mentioning of the Koran): "Didn't he fight Godzilla?"

  • @Zeek said: Max was more spaztic in the cartoon, in my opinion, which made up for the fact he didn't have many violent moments.



    I saw a clip where sam says something about our culture and Lagomorphic Mind Melds, and then he grabbed max and had him eye level with the alien sam was talking to, and the look on max's face was pretty funny.Some of the stuff during the "Mind Meld" that flew by was funny, too.

  • @NatsFan said: Trust me, that parental advisory sticker was NOT a joke! There was quite a lot of potentially offensive humor in that game (which is part of what made it so great). Here is an example:

    -Max (in response to the mentioning of the Koran): "Didn't he fight Godzilla?"



    Are you talking about Qran?(Sorry if I spelled Qran wrong if you are offended)

  • He means the religous text.

  • I'm always confused by how people talk about violence in the Sam & Max comics. Most, if not all, of the violence was implied rather than shown thanks to Steve Purcell's knowledge of the all-important comedy rule that intense violence is funnier if it's left to the imagination.

    As for the cartoon, Sam & Max were essentially their same old selves, but a little more sensible about things. They made the same kind of irreverent jokes and threats of ridiculous violence, but there was more of the implication that they're joking more often than not (unless they're referring to bad guys who deserve all of the awful things they do to them).

  • @NatsFan said: Trust me, that parental advisory sticker was NOT a joke! There was quite a lot of potentially offensive humor in that game (which is part of what made it so great). Here is an example:

    -Max (in response to the mentioning of the Koran): "Didn't he fight Godzilla?"



    That's only politically incorrect by today's comedy standards. In the late eighties/early nineties (can't remember when the original Sam & Max game came out), that was perfectly tolerable zany humor. It's only recently that the human race as a whole completely lost its ability to laugh at itself and took any reference to existing cultures or belief systems as offensive. I agree with the Telltale guys when they said in the Season One commentaries that Sam & Max are "emotionally stuck in the eighties" and that it's a good thing. *laughs*

  • @questionthemajority said: That's only politically incorrect by today's comedy standards. In the late eighties/early nineties (can't remember when the original Sam & Max game came out), that was perfectly tolerable zany humor. It's only recently that the human race as a whole completely lost its ability to laugh at itself and took any reference to existing cultures or belief systems as offensive. I agree with the Telltale guys when they said in the Season One commentaries that Sam & Max are "emotionally stuck in the eighties" and that it's a good thing. *laughs*



    Yeah, these days,Political Correcting can be just weird like "Gingerbread Persons":confused:

  • *sings*
    baa baa rainbow sheep,
    have you any wool?

  • I'll just draw up a mind map on the chalkboard, shall I?

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