Two screwball detectives are hired to track a couple of human oddities that went missing from a local Tourist Trap.


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Credited cast:
Sam / Psychic / Flambe / Vanuatoo (voice)
Max / World of Fish Fisherman / Additional Voices (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marsha Clark ...
Trixie the Giraffe-Necked Girl / Evelyn Morrison (voice)
Denny Delk ...
Shep Kushman / Burl Kushman / Lee Harvey (voice)
Bruno (voice)
Tony Pope ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Beth Wernick ...
Additional Voices (voice)


The year is 1950 and Sam and Max are a pair of detectives somewhere in New York. While Sam is a no nonsense, dry humored, drab individual, his bizarre life is kept interesting by partner Max, a perverse and sadistic midget with a psychotic sense of humor, violent tendencies and a swearing fetish. Living in a rundown office building/office, they pass through life day by day off of saved money from their glory days, and spend time watching TV and participating in other strange activities as they wait for an assignment. One day, after a dry spell of employment, Sam and Max are called to the scene of a kidnapping at a local tourist trap. It seems two human oddities, a Bigfoot and a giraffe necked girl, have been kidnapped, and the Siamese twin brothers, who are no stranger then the oddities they promote, are paying a large cash sum up front for the return of their prized possessions. From there Sam and Max must travel across country in search of the two, as well as contend with a rock and... Written by K. Lynnith

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The nebbish, bespectacled fisherman at the World of Fish Museum is a caricature of Woody Allen. See more »


Sam and Max both claim to be colorblind when discussing the Snucky's Paint-By-Numbers Book, yet they're still able to solve the colored magnet puzzle at the Mystery Vortex. See more »


Sam: I guess Max and I could search for your missing freaks, but we'll need free run of the carnival to look for clues.
Max: Yeah, and free corn dogs so we can yuke all over ourselves!
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Referenced in Escape from Monkey Island (2000) See more »

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You can't go wrong with this duo.
31 December 2000 | by (Providence, Rhode Island) – See all my reviews

Any game in which a moleman, a vulgar telekinetic Arab handyman, a country music star, a bigfoot, a giraffe-necked girl, a no-nonsense detective dog, and his sadistic rabbit of a partner intermingle with hilarious dialogue, you have a winner. As with all LucasArts games, the veiled Star Wars references are there, and characters from other games even make cameos as highway rest area personnel. Still, the thing that makes this game what it is is the side-splitting dialogue. Since its almost 8 years old, you can buy a copy on CD-ROM for less than 10 bucks, or find it in LucasArts' first Archive Collection, in which you'll find other classics like "Day of the Tentacle" and the Monkey Island series, for less than 25.

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