A few weeks ago, I was at a party, doing what I usually do at parties — looking for a way to work the Sam & Max games into the conversation.
Talk turned to Adobe After Effects and all the cool stuff the kids can do with video editing, and I mentioned the “Behind the Bad” videos Nick and Jake made to promote the Strong Bad games, and that got me going on about all the Sam & Max Season Two trailers. A friend mentioned he’d never seen any of them, so I said I’d put them up on the blog but then forgot.
Earlier I said that the trailer to “Moai Better Blues” was my favorite of the videos, but that was a lie because the one for “What’s New, Beelzebub?” is:
But “Moai Better Blues” is my second favorite.
And then “Night of the Raving Dead”, which was a good bit more disturbing before they added the blurring:
And also “Chariots of the Dogs”, which has references to “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” and “Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft” so it’s cool if you’re over 30, and I think this is the one that made Nick start switching to video:
(And they’re all available on the Telltale Videos site for your workday browsing and procrastinating needs).