Originally Posted by Avel
Found a Game-Killing (but obscure) Glitch: If you never have Natasha Mole read the funnies to you, you never get the "Cut the Cucumber-lengthwise joke for use with the guardians later. The first time it will inexplicably be on the wheel, but the second time it will not, so if you complete Reel 1 without ever hearing the funnies you're hosed.
Edit: And if you're wondering why I would perform such idiocy, one of the trophies is for fairly persistent idiocy X9.
You sure you can't use Maximus's powers and astral plane yourself into reel one?