7 Jokes We Didn't Get Until Much Later

Guybrush smuggling bananas? Bawdy Ken Masters win quotes? Ian Paul Freeley? We didn’t get all the jokes in the games we played as kids because some in-game, adult-targeting humour sails clear over the heads of younger players with its grown-up references and risque innuendo. So let’s all of us sophisticated adults enjoy those jokes with now our clever adult brains. Beware of rude things and saucy wordplay ahead and subscribe for a video like this every Thursday.

Don’t get us wrong, old school shooter Rise of the Triad was not a game for kids. Which is exactly why we wanted to play it so much.

The irony is that even though Rise of the Triad is a game that really only people old enough to vote should be allowed to play, it contains a playable character called Ian Paul Freeley, in probably the most childish joke on this list. And yet we still didn’t get it at the time.

If we had to pick a particularly elusive visual gag or movie reference from Space Quest 6, on the other hand, and we do, we’d say the inflatable alien love doll parked in the corner of one room was particularly confusing to underage players.

The mannequin-looking thing owned by the thugs who kidnap you early in the game is, looking back now, clearly artificial companion.

Between the low-detail mid-nineties graphics and unhelpfully sarcastic narrator, however, we were more or less mystified by this rubber roommate.

Which, also looking back now, was a reference to a lady character from Total Recall, another film we had not seen at the time. Thank goodness.

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  • The masters of double entendre comedy in "family friendly" entertainment, must surely be the Shrek series.

    pr0xZen June 26, 2020 1:42 am Reply
  • I used to play Leisure Suit Larry games as a child on my dad's computer. Didn't really understand neither the adult themes nor elements and puns of those games, until many years later. Thinking of it today, they might as well have called it "Blue-balls Larry" 😅

    pr0xZen June 26, 2020 1:42 am Reply
  • The Adam West Batman series and films was apparently stuck in a decades-long perpetual re-run tangent on our one national broadcast stations in the 80s. Only interrupted by a perpetual re-run of Superman; the Christopher Reeve version. Must've been a nightmare for my parent. The only time they could get me out of that Batman costume to wash it or any other purpose, was when I snook up at night when they were sleeping to put on the Superman costume, then go back to bed. So they couldn't stop me from putting it on when waking up in the morning.

    I was a strange kid. And got bullied a lot, very violently so at times, so I guess there was probably some power-, control- and likability fantasy stuff going on in my own young child's mind.

    pr0xZen June 26, 2020 1:42 am Reply
  • in the late 1990's almost 30 years ago, when i lived in seattle, on channel 77, after 3am a man named Mike Hunt showed hardcore pornography. he went to court fighting for his freedom of speech and lost proving the fact that you can have freedom or security, not both. you have to pick one and be willing to kill and die for it, anyone with a brain, heart and soul will kill and die for freedom.

    Justice Graceful June 26, 2020 1:42 am Reply
  • Oh! I get it! Mike h- o

    Thanos June 26, 2020 1:42 am Reply
  • ''accident'' sure jane, suuuure…. just like how I ''accidently'' kept the volume on when playing a noisy Phone game.

    DarkWarchieff June 26, 2020 1:42 am Reply
  • RIP Adam West

    Philip Dahal June 26, 2020 1:42 am Reply
  • Now that's funny😅

    Lavan Fisher June 26, 2020 1:42 am Reply
  • Like growing up watching Family Guy. 60s references on a show geared towards young adults.

    Todd Doering June 26, 2020 1:42 am Reply
  • Is it or does anyone not see the GTA joke still but understand every other one.

    Cyka Vladimir June 26, 2020 1:42 am Reply
  • Eccentrica Gallumbits, Hitchhiker's Guide

    Rose Black June 26, 2020 1:42 am Reply
  • I think a lot more kids know about Adam West’s Batman than you’d think

    Ethan H June 26, 2020 1:42 am Reply
  • My brother's initials were nearly P.I.G. until my parents realised it might be a bad idea.

    L June 26, 2020 1:42 am Reply
  • How come you didn't add Tomb Raider just because of Lara Croft?

    Tomatosauce with noodles June 26, 2020 1:42 am Reply
  • Rise of the Triad is the game with flying eyeballs.

    Tomatosauce with noodles June 26, 2020 1:42 am Reply
  • Not really a joke but when I was younger I was completely oblivious to the story of cod zombies, I even didn't know that the wonder weapons existed. I am embarrassed.

    jpwendigo June 26, 2020 1:42 am Reply
  • Shortening michael to mike except with michael hunt…

    Oh okay😂

    Yuki NYAA June 26, 2020 1:42 am Reply
  • 6:23

    he's corazon. he has to know this info.

    Blueberry Windryxx June 26, 2020 1:42 am Reply
  • I was 8 when I played GTA 3. My brother got it for Christmas when he was 12.

    White92Guy June 26, 2020 1:42 am Reply
  • number 7: when i wished for a happy 2020 and ate bat soup then Gman came to me and said "prepare for unforeseen consequences"

    DrNoName June 26, 2020 1:42 am Reply
  • Jane's shirt game is always on point

    EpicBeard815 June 26, 2020 1:42 am Reply
  • Michael Hunt at Head radio…

    Bjørn Post June 26, 2020 1:42 am Reply
  • Dang You guys were young as fuck, how did you not see total recall? It came out in 1990, I saw it on HBO back when you had to have a giant black zenith labeled monolith on the top of your tv to get cable. I bet the console wars was just something you read about.

    jimmyunderbite June 26, 2020 1:42 am Reply
  • 6:25 Are you telling me the great pirate Corazón doesn't know about the front pockets on pirate pants? I'm shocked I tell you, shocked!

    Terin Stock June 26, 2020 1:42 am Reply
  • tbh, we dont have to understand everything in life.

    UnknownDarkDragon June 26, 2020 1:42 am Reply
  • I don't get the Mike Hunt joke ?😕

    Annie Bose June 26, 2020 1:42 am Reply
  • Ian Paul Freeley and Doug Wendt

    Death by Konami June 26, 2020 1:42 am Reply
  • The I P Freeley joke was probably more aimed at American audiences. That wasn't an uncommon schoolyard joke when I was a kid, and I actually DID get it when I first played ROTT. I thought it was pretty funny at the time.

    Vykk Draygo June 26, 2020 1:42 am Reply
  • "Artificial companion"? "Rubber roommate"?

    Great stuff!

    Alsebra June 26, 2020 1:42 am Reply
  • even with these explanations i didnt get. Mike Hunt? whats the joke here?

    Ryuudo123 June 26, 2020 1:42 am Reply
  • Michael Hunt – the DJ on “Head” radio? Yes? No?

    Rebecca Robson June 26, 2020 1:42 am Reply
  • I'm old.

    Young Goodman Brown June 26, 2020 1:42 am Reply

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