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->"''Meet Larry. He's just turned 40, and he's still single. If you can get past the glow of his Grecian formula, you can see his hairline beginning to make a hasty retreat from his forehead. Larry's leisure suit is of the highest quality (100% manmade material, permanent press, too!) He wears at least 11 gold chains and his freshly-capped teeth could blind you in a bright light! Down at the singles bar he tells the chicks, "Sure, I'm single... I got in a fight with my ol' lady and she threw me out." He doesn't tell them the "ol' lady" was his mom, or that he was 38 at the time!''"
-->-- '''Official product description''', ''Leisure Suit Larry in The Land of the Lounge Lizards''

In the early [[TheEighties Eighties]], an up-and-coming programmer named Chuck Benton decided to test his programming skills by churning out a small, [[InteractiveFiction text-based]] AdventureGame for the UsefulNotes/AppleII by the title of ''Softporn Adventure''. After the title received runaway success, its publisher Creator/{{Sierra}} decided that since the game was the only text-based game they'd published, the game was due for an upgrade, so they decided to delegate the task to in-house Creator/{{Disney}} game developer Al Lowe who, after taking a look at the game, figured the game was so outdated it might as well be wearing a leisure suit.

From thereon sprung Al Lowe's idea to take ''Softporn Adventure'' and remake it from the ground up, rewriting its script completely into something much funnier, and replacing its [[FeaturelessProtagonist formerly anonymous protagonist]] with Larry Laffer, a computer programmer in his early 40's who decides to get a life and go woo some women and [[AManIsNotAVirgin lose his virginity by the end of his nocturnal visit to]] [[VivaLasVegas Lost Wages]]. Being a big fan of TheSeventies, he loves disco and wears a leisure suit (which he and only he thinks is cool) from which the newly reborn ''Leisure Suit Larry'' took its name.

At its time of release, the game became widely known for its raunchy content and [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything surprisingly varied level of world interactivity]] (thanks to being the first Sierra game to be publicly tested). The game was followed up by two sequels before [[MissingEpisode the famed fourth game in the franchise failed to ship]] and Al Lowe decided to skip straight to the fifth game and keep going until the seventh. The franchise was then left to Sierra's hands to pass around to different developers.

The focus of the series strayed from Larry Laffer to his similarly dorky nephew, Larry Lovage. The results are considered lackluster, and differed greatly in gameplay, leaving out the adventure-gaming and consisting mostly of either mini-games or a VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto-like interface.

The series currently counts the following titles:
* ''Leisure Suit Larry: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards'' (1987); got an "enhanced" point-and-click remake in 1991; a second remake subtitled ''Reloaded'' was released on June 27, 2013.
* ''Leisure Suit Larry Goes Looking for Love (In Several Wrong Places)'' (1988)
* ''Leisure Suit Larry 3: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals'' (1989)
* ''Leisure Suit Larry 4: The Missing Floppies'' ([[UnInstallment Never created or released]], as part of a RunningGag. Al Lowe had promised he wouldn't make Leisure Suit Larry 4, so [[ExactWords the only way to keep the promise]] was to skip to...)
* ''Leisure Suit Larry 5: Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover Work'' (1991)
* ''Leisure Suit Larry 6: Shape Up or Slip Out!'' (1993); got a "talkie version" in 1994.
* ''Leisure Suit Larry 7: Love for Sail!'' (1996). Last game developed by Al Lowe.
* ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarryMagnaCumLaude'' (2004); First appearance of Larry Lovage. Developed by High Voltage Software.[[note]]Developers of ''Videogame/TheConduit'', the ''Videogame/HunterTheReckoning'' videogame and a truckload of {{Licensed Game}}s.[[/note]]
* ''Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust'' (2009) Developed by Team 17.[[note]]Developers of ''VideoGame/{{Worms}}'' and ''VideoGame/AlienBreed''[[/note]]
* ''Leisure Suit Larry: The Laffer Utilities'', a simple gag application.

Al Lowe and fellow Sierra On-Line adventure game alumnus Paul Trowe have [[http://www.strategyinformer.com/news/14913/leisure-suit-larry-games-being-remade-in-hd announced]] that the first few ''LSL'' games will be remade with new artwork and HD graphics, and created a {{Kickstarter}} [[http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/leisuresuitlarry/make-leisure-suit-larry-come-again campaign]] to fund it. It has since been released.

!!Provides Examples Of:

* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: Nailmi Jugg from ''Love For Sail''.
* AccidentalHero: Larry in the second game. He ends up intercepting a packet of classified stolen documents from a Soviet spy, evading all their attempts to reclaim it, and ultimately destroying them... all without ever knowing that he ever had said documents, was being hunted, or had destroyed them.. He was intentionally trying to defeat Dr Nonookee, but the method he did so makes it clear that most of the actions involved in the process were accidental.
* {{Adorkable}}: Ione from MCL, especially before [[spoiler: Larry turns her into a lesbian]] but even then she is still at least a little bit of this.
** And Larry himself. Laffer, moreso than Lovage.
* AllGuysWantCheerleaders: The [[FetishFuel point]] of Barbara Jo from LSL 8.
* AlliterativeName: Larry Laffer and his nephew Larry Lovage.
* AllMenArePerverts: To get past the pimp in the first game, you have to change the channel on his TV to a porn station. But then again, he ''is'' a pimp...
* AluminumChristmasTrees: As funny as they sound, all the locations in the Aerodork pamphlet in LSL 5 are real.
* AndYourRewardIsClothes: LSL 8 made the player gather and wear various outfits in order to enter different areas of the game.
* AnimatedActors: One of the chat scenes between Larry Lovage and band geek Harriet in LSL 8 has Larry break character to harangue his agent for most of the scene about [[WhoWritesThisCrap how lousy this storyline is]]; if you lose the minigame, Harriet storms off to her trailer at the end.
* ApatheticCitizens: ''Everyone'' in ''Leisure Suit Larry 2''. They don't care if you are drugged, choking to death, drowning, or dying of bad food. In fact, they ALL WANT YOU TO DIE! Except for the hairstylists, that is. For instance, during the airport segment of the game, you find a suitcase with a ticking bomb in it and you decide to get it out of there before it kills everybody. You shout that you have a bomb and that everybody should get to safety, and they all ignore you. Even the guard seen in the way out (a local who knows just basic English) is informed of the bomb and replies "Have a nice day".
* ArtEvolution: If not mentioning the obvious technological improvements, Larry was "realistic-looking" in LSL 2 and 3 but became shorter and much more cartoonish starting from LSL 5, while the women became more and more realistically drawn. All characters became more cartoony starting in ''Larry 7''.
* ArtifactOfDoom: The onklunk from the second game, arguably. Once you get it, everyone wants you dead. Seriously.
* AsianSpeekeeEngrish: Although the AsianStoreOwner in LSL 1 isn't ''East'' Asian, he speaks and even writes like this.
--> '''Sign at the magazine stand:''' "This no riblaly, no leeding!"
** Averted in ''Reloaded'', as he has speaks SurprisinglyGoodEnglish while having an Indian accent (though [[spoiler: he still pronounces "rubber" as "lubber"]]).
** Played with in "Love for Sail", with Wang, who is actually Irish, but speaks in this manner because he feels it sounds awkward otherwise. [[OohMeAccentsSlipping Sometimes he'll slip back into the Irish accent though]].
* AttractiveBentGender: Larry just needs to remove his body hair, have long blonde hair and wear a bikini with a stuffed top to pass as an attractive woman near KGB agents, although he is not so lucky at the airport. Oddly enough, one of the things you can stuff your top with is [[spoiler: a handful of bars of hotel soap]]. One would think that would make for a distinctly misshapen bosom...
* TheBaroness: Would-be ''Film/JamesBond'' villainess Tilly from LSL 8.
* BeatEmUp: One of the minigames in LSL 9.
* BetweenMyLegs: The box art of ''Larry 1'' VGA remake depicts Larry smiling at the camera, framed by two legs in net stockings.
* BigApplesauce: Although Lost Wages seems like the run-down little brother of Las Vegas otherwise, the only cabbie in town drives a clunky yellow Checker cab, and the pimp speaks with a Brooklyn accent.
* BillClinton: In LSL 7, there is a robotic stand-up comedian called Willy who looks like Bill Clinton and makes classic jokes where the characters are people related to the Clinton administration. You get points for sitting through the whole damn thing.
* BlatantLies / SpontaneousCrowdFormation: The store clerk in all versions of LSL 1 claims to be discreet about customers buying condoms, which he keeps stocked behind the counter. He asks a questionnaire about what kind Larry wants... then shouts out the "answers" while calling Larry weird, causing a crowd to ''appear out of nowhere from behind the display shelving'' and yell out "What a pervert!".
** With one exception: No matter what size you request, the clerk will always say it's small.
* BoringButPractical: In LSL 3, Larry has to do exercises such as push-ups in order to buff him up. Problem is, he has to do it like a hundred times for each exercise and that means ''the player too has to command each move in real time''. Maybe the developers wanted to convey the feeling of body exercises: it's boring, repetitive but it works out in the end? Not so much for gameplay...
** Even worse is the fact that the number of repeats you have to do in this section is determined by your CPU speed. Playing on anything faster than a 486? Have fun!
** Yes, originally it wasn't that bad. When the game first came out and you played it on the average machine from that era, you only had to do 25 of each exercise...
** Fixed if you use [=ScummVM=] to run the game.
* BrawnHilda: Zanna from LSL 8 (on the border with AmazonianBeauty).
* BrotherChuck: Passionate Patti disappears without reason from continuity after her last appearance in LSL 5.
* ButLiquorIsQuicker
* ButtMonkey: Larry.
* CanonDiscontinuity: Al Lowe [[http://www.allowe.com/Larry/MCL.htm does not consider]] ''Magna Cum Laude'' and ''Box Office Bust'' as part of the series.
* CampGay: Gary the towel attendant in LSL 6 and Purser Peter in LSL 7. Half of the population of the Spartacus club in LSL 8.
* CantGetAwayWithNuthin: If you have sex with the prostitute in LSL 1 without putting a condom on first, ''you will die of VD in the next minute''.
** And if you forget to zip up and remove your condom when you step outside, you're arrested instantly for indecency.
*** So Larry apparently forgot to put his underpants back on...
* {{Catchphrase}}: "I wish I had a dollar for every time I heard that!" after some sexually ambiguous remark.
** Also "A feeling not wholly unfamiliar to you..." which has an appearance in most games, but is primarily used in LSL 3.
* ChainedToABed: Twice. More than that if you count death scenes in LSL 2.
* ClothingDamage: Once Patti begins her search for Larry in LSL 3, by the time she finds him, her dress has been reduced to rags from all her adventuring. What's left of her dress is barely enough to cover up what's necessary, conveniently enough.
* CollectionSidequest: ''Love For Sail'' has the '[[Literature/WheresWally Where's Dildo?]]' sidequest, which involves finding all the red-and-white-striped dildos scattered around the ship.
* CompletionMeter: The earlier games had a counter with your current score and the total number of points available (e.g. 5/20). Your score was based on how many puzzles you had solved.
* CopyProtection: Some of the Sierra games required information from the manual and {{Feelies}}. More memorably, the first and third games required players to answer trivia questions to "prove" that they were old enough to play, while the second game was relatively family-friendly. LSL 3 even adjusted the level of {{fanservice}} depending on your score. A generation of horny teenage gamers was driven to research old Seventies pop cultural references for the sake of 8-bit nudity.
** There is also the simple Ctrl + X + C to skip the questions.
** The CDROM version of LSL 6 averted this trope completely, since [[TechnologyMarchesOn nobody would bother with the expense and difficulty of making their own [=CDs=] of the game.]]
** As a CallBack to the old days and the fact that it was released unrated, ''Reloaded'' has the "proof of age" quiz, but with the questions more in line with more modern pop culture.
* CrashCourseLanding: In the fifth game, Larry is picked to land his flight (Due to his experience in ''selling'' flight simulator programs) when the pilot goes on strike in the middle of the air due to a union contract dispute.
* CreatorCameo: Al Lowe inserted lookalikes of himself and many other Sierra staff members in the games:
** The disco in the first game is full of Sierra employees.
** Ken Williams makes an appearance in every game. Larry even calls him out on that in LSL 7. In ''Lounge Lizards: Reloaded'', he gets an additional cameo:
--> '''Narrator''': "He looks like someone from your distant past, but you just can't put your finger on him!"
--> '''Ken Williams''': "Good thing, too!"
** {{Lampshaded}} in LSL 3 where Larry can find Al Lowe and Ken Williams hanging out in a club, say any short phrase to the two, and then hear the two of them talk about putting themselves in the game, having Larry say whichever phrase the player just typed, and concluding that it was a lame idea and then vanishing out of existence.
** The third game ends with Larry and Patti [[spoiler: falling into a dimensional rift and appearing at Roberta Williams' place.]]
%%* DancePartyEnding: LSL 8.
* ADateWithRosiePalms:
** If the player tries to make Larry masturbate in the first game:
--> '''Narrator''': "Larry, the whole idea was to stop doing that!"
** In the first game, Larry can "use" the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmmQ0mzCy-w&t=248 inflatable doll in the penthouse closet]], although [[InteractiveNarrator he doesn't like that much]], either.
--> '''player''': use doll
--> '''Narrator''': Geez, Larry. Do we have to?
--> '''player''': use doll
--> '''Narrator''': All right, you asked for it. In fact, you've asked for it twice! Here we go...
** While it takes some extra effort to accomplish, using the lotion bottle together with the resort pamphlet while on the toilet in the bathroom in Larry 6 results in Larry [[HaveANiceDeath literally dying of embarrassment]], as the entire cast of the game lines up outside the window to catch him in the act.
** ''Magna Cum Laude'' contains a masturbation minigame where success boosts Larry's confidence, allowing him to interact with certain female characters in the game.
%%* DeanBitterman: Assistant Dean Abrahamson, the BigBad of LSL 8.
* DecoyProtagonist: You play as Larry for the first half of LSL 3. After that, Patti becomes the player character to the end, even going as far as to change the game's title bar to "Passionate Patti".
* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything:
** The CopyProtection quiz from LSL as mentioned above - it adjusted its quizzes for the age people claimed. If you claimed you were 90, for example, it'd ask questions about WorldWarI.
** Once, when Hollywood became interested in doing a Larry movie, Al Lowe showed the first game to a roomfull of Hollywood managers. Here is what happened.
---> '''Al Lowe:''' To get them involved, I asked them to call out what they wanted me to type. We were in Lefty’s bathroom when some smart-ass yelled, "masturbate." I had no idea if I handled that input or not, but I dutifully typed it in. They started applauding when the answer popped up on screen: "The whole idea was to stop doing that, Larry!"
* DiscoDan: Larry. The original concept of the series came from Al Lowe remarking that remaking ''Softporn Adventure'' would be difficult as it had ages so badly it might as well be wearing a ''leisure suit''. From there, the game was retooled to be about the hopelessly out-of-touch Larry Laffer and his misadventures as he [[strike:tries to get laid]] searches for true love.
* DisneyThemeParks: When Larry is venturing through the city in game 2, he will at one moment see a theme park far away. If you look at the scenery, you get the message:
--> '''Narrator''': "Hey! Is that Disneyland? Nah, not in an Al Lowe game!" (which is ironic as Al Lowe used to work for Disney).
* DisposableLoveInterest: The final girl from the previous game usually left Larry, but this applies.
%%* DistaffCounterpart: Passionate Patti.
* DoubleEntendre: Just about anything Patti does in the games can be, and usually '''is''', interpreted as such by the narrator:
--> '''Narrator''': You mount a big piece of wood (an experience not wholly unfamiliar to you).
** Another in Larry 2, in which you must pick the ''padlock'' holding an airplane door shut ([[ItMakesSenseInContext don't ask]]) and the narrator states that "You feel yourself being sucked." The next line? [[spoiler: "Out, unfortunately!"]]
** And in the first game, if you try getting fresh with Faith, she responds, "Try it, and I'll blow your head off!" The next line: [[spoiler: She is referring to her use of the gun, Larry.]]
* DungeonMaintenance: The Sierra studios labor behind the scenes, building the backgrounds, repairing characters.
* EasterEgg: In LSL 7, when some specific non-compulsive actions are accomplished (such as "Milk the beaver"), the flashing image of an Easter Egg will appear on the corner of the screen and Larry will access some "sexy" extra scenes.
%%* EroticEating: Eve, with an apple, at the end of ''Larry 1''.
%%--> "She's really turning you on! You had no idea fruit could be so exciting."
%%** Michelle Milkem eating a banana split in LSL 5.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Captain Thygh in 7. There's a female competing in her contest.
* EverythingTryingToKillYou: Par for the course, considering it's a Sierra franchise:
** In ''Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards'', you can die by...
*** ...walking on the street and getting run over by a car instantly...
*** ...wandering into a dark alley and getting beat up by a mugger...
*** ...not having enough money to pay your taxi fare and getting murdered and ''your carcass run over'' by the cabbie...
*** ...asking the taxi driver to take you home, with no real explanation given...
*** ...shoplifting and getting shot by the shopkeeper...
*** ...flushing a toilet and drowning as the room is filled with water...
*** ...forgetting to wear a condom and contracting an STD that makes your testicles explode...
*** ...and forgetting to zip up post-coitus and getting arrested by a policeman for indecency, plus countless other ways.
** And in the sequel, ''Leisure Suit Larry Goes Looking for Love (In Several Wrong Places)'', you can die by...
*** ...failing to catch your cruise ship in time...
*** ...lounging around the ship until nightfall and getting [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale raped by your cabinmate]]...
*** ...forgetting to apply sunscreen while sunbathing and burning to cinders...
*** ...failing to resist the temptations of several voluptuous women, who turn out to be Dr. Nonookie's henchwomen...
*** ...not having enough provisions to last you through a month at sea on your lifeboat (including a gigantic amount of soda, a wig to protect your balding scalp and a makeshift fishing rod)...
*** ...taking the spinach dip (which earns you points) and forgetting to throw it overboard when you reach the lifeboat, lest you automatically eat it and die of salmonella...
*** ...not having a ''perfect'' disguise at the beach to fool the KGB (including both parts of a bikini, blonde hair, removal of body hair, and some, um, "padding") -- and even then, ItOnlyWorksOnce...
*** ...eating a plate of food at the resort restaurant, probably because the maitre d' there is '''EVIL'''...
*** ...eating a plate of food at an airport with a pin hidden in it, with no clue that the pin is even there in the first place...
*** ...getting caught by KGB agents in countless other ways, and so on and so on.
** Amusingly (or not, as many fans of the original were quick to point out), Larry's usual MO of trying to get laid works against him in ''Larry 2''. In addition to the above deaths via KGB, one notable death involves talking a maid into bedding down with you... only to [[spoiler: get shot by her overprotective brother.]] On the other hand, if you gotta go...
** Notably {{subverted|Trope}} in Larry 5, in which it was impossible to die, despite at least one scene [[spoiler: involving a plane on the verge of crashing]] where it sure ''looked'' like you could die if you didn't do something. Larry 6 moved on to purely jocular death scenes which can be undone with one click, and ''Larry 7'' had none.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: The [[spoiler:''magic marker'']] in LSL 3.
* EvilRedhead: Tilly from LSL 8, who turns out to be a ''Film/JamesBond''-esque evil mastermind.
* {{Fandisservice}}: The hooker in LSL Reloaded.
* {{Fanservice}}: Shows up in many of the games, but most blatantly in LSL 7, 8, and Reloaded.
* FlushingEdgeInteractivity: The first game has a toilet in Lefty's Bar that can be flushed. [[spoiler:Doing so floods the room up to the ceiling. HaveANiceDeath!]]
* FlushingToiletScreamingShower: Necessary to get Drew out of your shower in LSL 7 (and [[ItMakesSenseInContext harvest the mushrooms needed for a quiche recipe]]).
* FranchiseZombie: LSL 8 and 9, which were created without Al Lowe being involved.
** Or Sierra, for that matter, since it's been little more than an imprint of Vivendi for years now.
* FreakyFridayFlip: From the player's perspective, [[AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent changing protagonists between Larry and Patti]] in Larry 3 and 5 - in fact, Larry 3 was advertised as the first computer game that comes with a free sex change operation.
* FreudianExcuse: Larry tries to invoke it in ''Magna Cum Laude''; when the newly-lesbian Ione starts [[WhatTheHellHero chewing him out]] for the behavior that turned her away from men, he tries to claim that he's gay and was trying to see if he could "[[CureYourGays get better]]".
* FrenchJerk: Jacques the croupier in LSL 7.
--> '''Jacques''' (thinking): "Hm, American asshole!"
* FunWithAcronyms: Conservatives Against Nearly Everything in LSL 5.
* GainaxEnding: ''Larry 3'', which has Larry and Patti end up at Sierra in the real world (though it's portrayed more like a movie studio, complete with Roberta Williams directing Rosella in the infamous whale tongue scene from ''VideoGame/KingsQuestIV''.
* GiganticGulp: One puzzle in the second game involves a 32-''gallon'' drink.
* TheGlassesGottaGo: Larry attempts to {{invoke|dTrope}} this as part of Ione's makeover. Then he [[SubvertedTrope puts them right back on]]. Apparently her squinting really is rather bad.
* GoingCommando: In Patti's section of LSL 3, several puzzles require removing articles of clothing. Her panties are the first to go.
* GoldDigger: Fawn in "The Land of the Lounge Lizards".
* GoofyPrintUnderwear: Larry has worn multiple examples:
** Polka-dot boxers in the first remake of LSL 1.
** Heart boxers in the same scene in LSL Reloaded.
** Leopard-print briefs in the opening scene of LSL 7.
* GranolaGirl, SoapboxSadie: Charlotte from LSL 8.
* GuideDangIt: This can be (is?) a problem with LSL 2 and 3. ''Especially'' if you want to get the maximum amount of points.
* {{Hammerspace}}: Lampshaded in LSL 2 with the GiganticGulp drink, which Larry muses for a moment as to how he's going to carry it, before shrugging and stuffing it into his pants. Also a case of HollywoodDensity, since 32 gallons of soda would weigh more than Larry does, and that's not counting the weight of the other things in his inventory, like $890,000 in hundred dollar bills. Not bad for an out of shape middle-aged programmer.
* HaveANiceDeath: Well, this is a Sierra adventure game after all.
* HideYourChildren: Because of the adult overtones of the games, there are no children seen. It is {{lampshade|Hanging}}d by Ken in LSL 7:
-->'''Ken''': "I am the handsome sailor who entertains the kids on this ship!\\
'''Larry''': "But I didn't see a kid anywhere!"\\
'''Narrator''': "That is because this game is too dirty for kids!"
** Ironically, there ''is'' a child in LSL 7 that catches Larry in one of his many attempts to sneak into his cabin naked.
* HotScientist: Beatrice from LSL 8.
* IdenticalGrandfather: "Zircon Jim" Laffer makes a ContinuityCameo in Lowe's ''FreddyPharkasFrontierPharmacist''.
* IfIHadANickel: Larry's CatchPhrase, often uttered when something sexually suggestive is said. In LSL 7, sometimes the narrator also joins the fun.
-->'''Narrator:''' [on examining a fire hose] Your hose is long and thick.\\
'''Larry:''' I wish I had a dollar for every time I've heard that!\\
'''Narrator:''' You'd still be broke!
* ImGoingToDisneyWorld: At the beginning of ''Love For Sail!'', when Larry ends up on a cactus:
-->'''Interviewer''': "Leisure Suit Larry! You've just leapt from the 40th floor of a burning building! What are you going to do next?"\\
'''Larry''': "I think I'm going to... take a cruise!"
* InNameOnly: The games starring Larry Lovage. Even Al Lowe [[CreatorBacklash dismissed]] the Lovage games as Larry Laffer being in a corporate prison.
* InsurmountableWaistHeightFence: One of the puzzles in LSL 5 involves Patti breaking out of a room that has its door blocked by an apparently immovable, insurmountable, ''microphone stand''.
* IntentionallyAwkwardTitle: ''Magna '''Cum''' Laude''.
* IShouldWriteABookAboutThis: In the end of LSL 3, Larry is employed by Sierra to design adventure games based on his own adventures...
* JoeSentMe: The pimp in the first game won't let you into his room until you give him the password: "Ken sent me." The name is, of course, that of Ken Williams, and "[[AlLowe Al]] sent me" is also accepted.
* LastGirlWins: Pretty much in all the games.
* LastHetRomance: In ''Magna Cum Laude'', Larry's attempts to nail Ione results in her becoming lesbian, at least if you follow up on her in an optional storyline.
* LegacyCharacter: Larry Lovage, protagonist of LSL 8 and 9, is the original Larry's [[UncannyFamilyResemblance inexplicably]] [[GenerationXerox similar]] nephew.
* LemonyNarrator
-->*Larry burns his hand trying to open a window*\\
'''Larry's InternalMonologue''': "Our night of passionate lovemaking must have overheated the frame!"\\
'''Narrator''': "[[DeadpanSnarker Yeah]], [[SarcasmMode riiiiight...]]"
* LookingForLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces: After losing his virginity to a prostitute in the first game, Larry realizes that he wants something more meaningful. In fact, this trope's name is also part of the title of game 2: ''Leisure Suit Larry Goes Looking for Love (In Several Wrong Places)''.
* LoungeLizard: The subtitle of the very first game is "in the Land of the Lounge Lizards". Larry dresses like one, but (thankfully) doesn't actually sing.
* LovableSexManiac: Larry and all his relatives. As well as Patti.
%%* MafiaPrincess: Analisa from LSL 8.
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction[=/=]MinorInjuryOverreaction: In the opening of LSL 7, Larry leaps through a sliding glass door, embedding shards of broken glass in his flesh, then picks up a postcard and whines about getting a paper cut.
* MaleGaze:
** This is played with in LSL 7, when Larry slowly tries to look down (twice) on Drew's breasts while they are talking but he fails as she tells him to look at her straight in the eyes. Humorously, there's an EasterEgg way to get your money's worth here. Larry simply has to plug his ears, and he won't hear her.
** One of the obstacles in the conversation minigame in ''Larry 8'' causes Larry's gaze to dip, reducing the player's chance at succeeding with the seduction.
* AManIsNotAVirgin: The goal of the first game. And just to make sure you actually do the deed, if Larry is still a virgin by sunrise (which takes a few hours of game-time), Larry will commit suicide.
* TheMaze: Actually ''subverted'' in LSL 2. About halfway through, Larry has to cross a long, narrow, winding path above a tall cliff to reach the airport. In a game where practically everything else will kill you, it's literally impossible to fall off in this scene; instead, Larry narrowly avoids falling off, and you actually ''gain'' points. You lose the extra points once you finish crossing, though.
* MeaningfulName: ''Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust''. It was unanimously named as the ''worst'' game of 2009.
* MercyMode: ''Magna Cum Laude'' will let you opt out of a minigame if you fail it enough times; however, doing so costs some the secret tokens you need if you want to purchase extras like concept art and Nude Mode.
* MiniGame: Comprises about 70% of LSL 8 by weight.
* MolotovCocktail: In LSL 2, you have to create one by combining a bottle of hair product with an air sickness bag as the "wick".
* MultipleEndings: LSL 8 let the player choose one of three "final girls" at the end.
* MushroomSamba: Happens at least twice: First as a NonstandardGameOver in LSL 3, where Patti can pick up some marijuana leaves and smoke up (and fall to her death), and in LSL 7, where one of the girls slips a hallucinogenic drug into Larry's drink.
* MyGirlIsASlut: Luba from LSL 8 -- at least that's what Lovage thinks about her being the campus bicycle. [[TooSpicyForYogSothoth At first]].
* MythologyGag: For what it's worth, LSL 8 is filled with these, in manners blatant and subtle.
** Most obviously, "Uncle Larry"'s references to his past exploits.
** Lefty's Too, a duplicate of the bar from the remake of LSL 1.
** The sorority house has a plaque with EGA portraits of women from the old games.
* TheNameIsBondJamesBond: Larry usually introduces himself as "Larry; Larry Laffer". When the games get voiced, he does a short chuckle for the semicolon.
* NerdsAreSexy: Ione, Harriet, and Morgan (to various degrees) from LSL 8.
* NobodyPoops: Subverted. You can make Larry do it in LSL 1, 6 and 7. And ''earn points'' from it. Just, whatever you do, ''[[EverythingTryingToKillYou don't flush]]'' in 1.
** In LSL 8, it's a key game mechanic that you can urinate to reduce your level of drunkenness. Anywhere. Although doing it in public hurts your KarmaMeter.
* NoFourthWall
* OneDialogueTwoConversations: With Annette Boning in LSL 7. Annette wants to persuade Larry to kill her rich old husband, while Larry thinks that she just wants to have sex with him. The player can hear what they think, and so sees how they keep misinterpeting the other's words.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: In-universe example. Wang in LSL 7 is very obviously Chinese, but since he grew up in Ireland, he has an Irish accent, which gets him strange looks... so he resorts to using YouNoTakeCandle, but unsuccessfully enough that Larry sees through it.
* OptionalSexualEncounter: Having sex with the prostitute in LSL 1 is completely optional, but necessary if you want to [[HundredPercentCompletion get the maximum score]] - and just ''getting'' to the hooker's room is mandatory to get some of the items.
* OverlyLongGag: To name a few (both from LSL 2, the scene where Larry finds himself lost in a jungle (you go through this every time you come there)[[note]]Thankfully, there's a way to skip it. Just type "leave", and Larry will find a shortcut.[[/note]], and the seating scene:
-->"Why, Mr. and Mrs. Rich/Famous/Gates/Leach/Williams," says the Maitre d'. "What a pleasure to see you again. Of course I have a table for you!"\\
"Please, walk this way."\\
Well, that was certainly rude! You were here before them. You feel yourself becoming perturbed/annoyed/indignant/incensed/enraged!\\
"I hope you find this satisfactory, Sir," grovels the Maitre d' with his palm extended.
* PaperKeyRetrievalTrick: Discussed in ''Reloaded'':
-->'''Larry''': I've spent this whole night looking for a door I can open by sliding a newspaper underneath and poking the key out of the other side of the keyhole so that it falls on the newspaper. Every computer game character gets to do that except ME. It isn't fair.
** Note that the door he's looking at when he says this is a sliding door, so it wouldn't have worked anyway.
* PaperThinDisguise: Flat-out subverted in ''Leisure Suit Larry 2''. You need a perfect disguise at the beach to fool the KGB there. If not, they will mock you as they capture you ("Only in Russia do women wear leisure suits to the beach!", etc.). And even then, it doesn't work once you reach the airport -- [[spoiler: the guards there think you are a cross-dresser and let's just say that YOU ARE DEAD.]]
* ThePeepingTom: Done several times, including through binoculars at the beginning of LSL 3, a hole in the shower wall and a security camera aimed through the shower's air vent in LSL 6, and another hole in the sorority house shower wall in LSL 8.
%%* PressXToDie: Typing "give onklunk" any time you have the onklunk in LSL 2. You traitor!
* PunnyName: Lots of them! Several from LSL 7 include nudist Drew Barringmore, (initially) prudish librarian Victorian Principles, and mother and daughter country music duo Wydoncha and Nailmi Jugg.
* RecycledINSPACE: LSL 8 was at first supposed to be set in space, and called ''Lust In Space''. It is even announced by characters in LSL 7.
* RaceLift: In the 1991 remake of LSL 1, the prostitute and final girl Eve, who were originally White, have become Black. The shopkeeper, originally an Indian Sikh, became an Arab.
** ''Reloaded'' has the hooker become Russian, Eve is AmbiguouslyBrown, and the Come 'n' Go Clerk is returned to being Indian.
* RhythmGame: Half of the mini-games in LSL 8 boiled down to this.
* RunningGag: Among others: "Don't all barber shops look alike?" and "But then, you find any kind of woman attractive" in LSL 2.
** A whole slew of double entrendes in LSL 3 followed up by 'a feeling not wholly unfamiliar to you!'.
** Larry keeps returning to his cabin from his endeavors in LSL 7 naked. And there's always someone to spot him.
* SceneryCensor: Particularly frequently seen in LSL 7. One of the best examples is the [[StripPoker strip dice]] game with Dewmi once she's down to her underwear. The game takes place at a glass table. The player anticipates to see Dewmi topless. Instead, she takes off her bottoms first. However, before she does that, she empties her shot glass and puts it back on the table in the only position where it completely obstructs her crotch.
* SexComedy: The first game fits the definition pretty directly.
* ShaggyDogStory: Pretty much everything that Patti does in the fifth game amounts to nothing. She shoots the villain, but despite drawing a gun in the White House in the presence of the Vice President, he gets off through a convoluted ChewbaccaDefense. The mob's plan to use subliminals in music falls apart not because of her efforts, but because nobody could figure out to play [=CDs=] backwards. The mob's efforts to influence the government failed when their proposed bills got stuck in committee. And both of these together cause the mob to get out of the porn business, but that doesn't mean much because they quickly find alternative ways to make money. At least she got a weekend with Larry at Camp David out of it.
* [[ShopliftAndDie Shoplift and Die by an]] AsianStoreOwner: Shoplifters will be ''shot''.
* ShoutOut: Many. Most of these to other Sierra adventure games. For example, Princess Rosella from the ''VideoGame/KingsQuest'' series as a hairdresser in LSL 2.
** The reason that there is no LSL 4 is that according to SQ 4, that game contains a virus written by Vohaul (Though they could have made that game open with '''WILCO MUST DIE!''' instead).
** Harriet in LSL 8 is a dead ringer for Michelle from AmericanPie. You can even get Larry to lampshade it during the conversation where he [[BreakingTheFourthWall yells at his agent]] with one of the incorrect dialogue choices.
-->'''Larry''': OK, we all saw AmericanPie. Haha. [[WhoWritesThisCrap Let's get some fresh material.]]
** Since Larry is stuck in TheSeventies (and dressed appropriately), he partly dances at the club in LSL 1 like JohnTravolta in ''Film/SaturdayNightFever''. And [[ThatRussianSquatDance like a Cossack]], similarly to the ''Film/SaturdayNightFever'' parody in ''Film/{{Airplane}}''.
** In Reloaded, one of the random doors you can knock on in the hotel has someone proclaim: "Never mind, [[AlysonHannigan Alyson]], just tell me again about that [[AmericanPie one time in band camp]].."
** Traveling to one of the new locations added in ''Reloaded'' has the Narrator explain that Larry has traveled through [[VideoGame/ColossalCave a maze of twisty little passages, all alike]].
** LSL 9 has a TON of movie and TV show references(not surprising since it takes place in a movie studio) way too many to list individually as you can see [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1174039/movieconnections?ref_=ttgf_ql_6 here]]
* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: In LSL 3, Patti can suffer just as much as Larry in [[HaveANiceDeath true Sierra fashion]]. Averted in LSL 5, where you can't die.
* SoftGlass: Subverted in LSL 7: Larry has to crush through a glass window-door to escape from a fire and he gets a lot of bleeding cuts in the way. And it ''hurts''. Not to mention the "paper cuts"...
* SomethingElseAlsoRises: At the nude pool in LSL 7, Larry wears a codpiece with an elephant's head on it. The first time he sees Drew there, the trunk [[UpToEleven comes to life and makes a trumpeting noise]]. Then it does so again when she describes what it feels like to be stuck there without any clothes.
* SpySpeak: Larry's MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels Spanish pickup lines accidentally complete the sign-countersign for a KGB agent to give him a {{m|acGuffin}}icrofilm in LSL 2.
* SquirrelsInMyPants: In LSL 3, Larry has sex with a woman called Tawni on a beach, but after a moment, he stands up and shivers because he has some crabs that have climbed in his pants. Larry announces "[[IncrediblyLamePun I've got crabs]]!", and Tawni calls it quits.
* StandardSnippet: LSL 1 uses both the William Tell Overture and the Funeral March in the same cutscene when Larry commits suicide after failing to lose his virginity before sunrise.
* StealthPun: There are some cases, like when you make Larry talk to a bush in LSL 5, he will say:
--> '''Larry''': "Hi, is by any chance your name George?"
* StripPoker: A variant of this is used in LSL 7, with Strip ''Dice''.
** Strip versions of most of the minigames in LSL 8 are also available.
* SuddenlySexuality: Ione from LSL 8 actually reappears later in the game -- and she's turned into an out-of-the-closet lesbian from the trauma your first courtship of her caused.
** The Police officer from LSL 8 as well.
** You have to orchestrate one case in LSL 7. Replace the straightlaced librarian's book with a steamy sex novel, and she'll have a ''drastic'' change of personality and interests.
** Apparently, Kalalau's time with Larry is so horrible that she goes lesbian between LSL 2 and 3 and cheats on him with the female electrician.
* SubliminalSeduction: In ''5'', des Rever Records is suspected of planting subliminal messages in their records to get customers to buy porn. This is confirmed when you listen to the golden record backwards.
* SuperDeformed: Larry's appearance in just about ''all'' of the games is very cartoon-ish. It's not very noticeable in the 1987 original, but as the graphics became more advanced, he became almost a head shorter than ''everyone''. He's supposedly 5'10".
* TakeThat: From ''Reloaded'':[[note]]if you use the "Zipper" icon on the sign that says "LIQUOR" in the "Come 'n Go"[[/note]]
-->Don't try to pee on that sign, Larry. That's the kind of raunchy, humorless prank your idiot nephew would pull.
* {{Tapper}}: One of the basic minigame types in LSL 8 is a ''Tapper'' clone.
* ThemeNaming:
** All of the women in LSL 3 have names ending in "i" (Tawni, Cherri, Suzi, Bambi, Patti ... and even Bobbi, the woman Kalalau leaves Larry for at the beginning).
** All of the women in LSL 6 are named after varieties of wine.
** The women in LSL 7 all have punny names based on Hollywood actresses: Drew Baringmore, Jamie Lee Coitus, Whydoncha Jugg...
* TimedMission: In the first game you have two real-life hours to make Larry lose his virginity before he is DrivenToSuicide. You can either do this the hard way by advancing trough the story, or go for the easy option by buying a condom and hiring the prostitute who is available from the beginning of the game. Doing the latter removes the two hour limit, but as Larry questions the validity of losing his virginity to a prostitute, the game continues, although you are now allowed to TakeYourTime.
* TimeyWimeyBall: ''Reloaded'' has Larry split between two versions of himself: the younger ''Reloaded'' Larry, who is 38 and still a virgin, and the original ''Sierra'' Larry, who is 64 and decides to make yet another attempt at finding true love. This isn't the first time this has happened: the 1991 remake of the first game is "cited" as the reason that [[UnCancelled Leisure Suit Larry 4]] was lost, and both the old [=EGA=] games and the (then) new [=VGA=] games universes eventually "merged into the same universe" in 2004 with the release of ''Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude''.
* ToiletHumour: Going to the bathroom almost always leads to HilarityEnsues. See also NobodyPoops.
* TongueOnTheFlagpole: In LSL 7, Larry can lick an ice statue and get his tongue stuck for a moment.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Larrys 2, 3 and 7 all begin with the woman Larry got together with at the end of the previous game deciding she doesn't like him any more and treating him quite badly. Justified with Eve, since Larry showed up at her house and moved in without her permission, which would probably freak out anybody in real life. But Kalalau first cheated on him [[HoYay with another woman]], then locked him out of their house and divorced him, all just because she wasn't satisfied with his performance in the bedroom. She never told him that she was unhappy before she did these things, and never tried to work things out. At the beginning of Larry 7, Shamara decides that the new age lifestyle isn't for her after all and what she really cares about is money. So she [[ChainedToABed ties Larry up]] and steals his wallet before walking out on him.
* TotemPoleTrench: LSL 1. Larry can meet a trenchcoat flasher on the sidewalk by the hotel. When you look at the flasher, the narrator comments that it's really a little person standing on the shoulders of another. They're both still flashers, though.
** In the remakes, you can actually see their silhouettes through the coat..
* TrashLanding: In [[VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry Leisure Suit Larry: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards]], Larry leaves a brothel by jumping out of the window and landing in a large dumpster, in which he even finds a hammer which he needs later in the game.
* TrialAndErrorGameplay:
** The bamboo forest in ''Larry 3''. Similar to the desert in ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVAbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder'', it's a large area to explore, in which Patti will die of dehydration after a fixed amount of screens. It's also a lengthy maze, so if you don't know the layout, be ready to redo this segment many, many times until you've mapped out the exact path you have to take. The "Nontoonyt Tonight" magazine/manual that comes with the game ''does'' give you directions through the maze, but it's done in a way that is very easy to overlook. One of the many things in the book is a jingle advertising Nontoonyt Nectarines. If one were to look at it closely, they might notice that every word in the song begins with either N, S, W or E. So it tells you whether to go north, east, south or west and in what order, but lots of players will just dismiss it as a mildly amusing song at first glance and then forget about it.
* TrilogyCreep: Al Lowe wanted to end the series with ''Larry 3'', joking that he would never do ''Larry 4''. When the third game came out and he decided to do another game anyway, he skipped directly to ''Larry 5'' to keep his word.
%%* {{Trope 2000}}: The Cybersniff 2000 in LSL 7.
* TwinThreesomeFantasy: Appears in the cheerleader character's ending in ''Magna Cum Laude'', where her twin comes in from nowhere simply for this trope.
* UngratefulBastard: Some women in series are this, like Fawn in the first game and Gammie in the sixth. Fawn is a GoldDigger who dumps Larry after getting a lot of gifts from him, and in this case "dumps" means "leaves him tied up in their hotel room after stealing all of his money". Gammie tells Larry she'll go to bed with him if he repairs the liposuction machine so she can lose weight. When he finally does so and gives her the perfect body she's wanted for so long, she wants nothing more to do with him and walks away without so much as a "thank you".
** [[TheRival Russell]] in LSL 8 after his makeover.
* UnInstallment: ''Leisure Suit Larry 4'' does not exist. Although, this fact is a plot point in ''[[VideoGame/SpaceQuest Space Quest IV]]''.
* UnsettlingGenderReveal:
** In LSL 6: Shape Up or Slip Out, [[spoiler: the dark-skinned makeup artist Shablee turns out to be a transvestite/male-to-female transexual, still sporting a sizable phallus.]] As Larry learns the truth only after some passionate kissing, the after-the-reveal shot shows him in his room rinsing furiously.
** In LSL Magna Cum Laude (aka, LSL 8), [[spoiler: Koko the troubled mime is a crossdressing boy.]]
* UnusualUserInterface: LSL 8 has the DialogueTree as a minigame where the player has to navigate around obstacles to reach the "right" conversation choice while the conversation goes on in the background.
* UnwinnableByDesign: As with most Creator/{{Sierra}} games of the era, it is entirely possible to paint yourself into a corner in the first three games. ''Leisure Suit Larry 2'' is particularly infamous, with numerous dead ends that are easy to play into.
* VerbThis: Uttered frequently by the narrator in ''Love for Sail'' whenever you try an action in the wrong place.
* VideoGameRemake: The original ''Leisure Suit Larry'' is a triple example. It was originally intended to be a graphical remake of ''Softporn Adventure'', but ended up becoming its own game when Al Lowe decided it was too old to be remade without significant changes. ''Leisure Suit Larry'' was in turn remade in 1991 with upgraded graphics and a [[PointAndClickGame point-and-click]] interface, sporting a new title in the form of ''Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards''. Finally, ''Lounge Lizards'' was remade and re-released in 2013 with the subtitle ''Reloaded''.
* VivaLasVegas: "Lost Wages", the setting of the original, is a parody of Las Vegas, down to including a quickie wedding chapel.
* WackyFratboyHijinx: The point of the setting of LSL 8.
* WhatTheHellHero: The optional "Ione(L[[note]]esbian[[/note]])" storyline in ''Magna Cum Laude'' centers on Larry's behavior having "turned" Ione gay by putting her off of men; when you first meet her after this, she and her girlfriend immediately start berating Larry.
* TheWikiRule: [[http://leisuresuitlarry.wikia.com/ The series has one]], and it's in serious need of a whole lot of love.
* YouCantGetYeFlask: One of the most infamous cases in the series of an obvious action not being possible for no discernible reason is found in LSL 2. The player is supposed to make a bomb out of a hair lotion bottle and use an airsick bag as the wick. However, typing "bag" does not work; it has to be referred to as an ''"airsick bag"''. This was caused by a bug that was not caught in testing, as the bug was discovered only a very short time before the development deadline. A programmer had changed the word "bag" from a noun to a verb to fix an unrelated bug, and testing was done by inputting as complete a sentence as possible in the TextParser used. By using the definite article ''the'' in front of ''bag'', it was identified as a noun by the parser -- something most people didn't bother with normally.
* ZillionDollarBill: In the second game you get a million dollar bill. Fortunately, there's a store in town that sells $100,000 (plus tax) speedos, and is able to give change in 100s.
* ZipMode: In at least some of the games, double-clicking on an exit will make Larry walk at hyperspeed.