At the end of the sixth chapter, as Lynne escapes the junkyard and as Sissel remains to find his way to prisoner D99, she runs past Ray, who watches her exit and dances.It's a great detail anyway, but on the second play, it becomes a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming as well, given who set events in motion.
Despite the fact that compared to the other characters he's relatively normal, whenever the Chef sings it's guaranteed to be hilarious.
Especially in the sequence after you prevent Memry, the waitress/undercover cop, from bugging Beauty and Dandy's table. Detective Rindge was not expecting to hear that from the microphone.
Pretty much the entire sequence when you're saving the justice minister from his heart attack and virtually any time he says anything Sissel responds with "Huh?" and the minister rather ruthlessly insults himself.
Even funnier if you've played through Trials and Tribulations and pay attention to his usage of 'contradiction'. You may be reminded of another alleged "Contradictory existence", Larry Butz.
And then after you save him, he starts singing.
Reclining the chair in the van while Detective Rindge is inside. Even though this results in his death. Sissel and Lynne's reactions are priceless.
Cabanela Not nice, kids. Not nice at all. You put a dent in my lovely mask.
To clarify, you've got a split second to swap a bullet with a same-shaped object in the room. You're supposed to knock the hard hat down and move a knit hat around so it's hanging in the same place, but you can try swapping with the hard hat instead. In other words, you kill Cabanela by smacking him in the head with a hard hat, moving at the speed of a bullet.
Chapter 9 may have been That One Puzzle, but it made up for it at least somewhat by having a grown man in a pink smock rolling around in the ventilation ducts.
Plus, dumping the hunters through the trapdoors. Especially good if you manage to enter the ghost world as it happens, and try to close it: "I can't close the door right now. Someone is falling through it."
Even better is how after falling through it, the hunter gets back up, goes back up the stairs again, only to fall through the same hole again.Over and over.
"Your country's use of technology is just plain 'off'!" "We get that a lot."
You shouldn't talk like that. You never know who might be listening.
"Fool! Don't you know that women can make themselves appear slim through fashion?! To this day, I STILL don't know how much my wife really weighs!"
Even funnier is that this particular quote is made after another police officer makes a nearly identical comment to the same man about how his wife left him years ago. The above quote is delivered with just as much severity and anger.
After watching a death row officer throw the switch to test a faulty electric chair, causing it to explode before the condemned is even in it:
Sissel: So this is an execution, huh? It seems to me there's gotta be a safer way to do it...
Made funnier by the fact that Sissel's completely serious. He doesn't know what an execution is.
And even better, Detective Jowd is killed in the explosion, so as far as Sissel knows, the execution did exactly what he was told it would.
When Sissel possesses Lynne's corpse to save her for the third time. It's Sissel's facial expression that really takes the cake:
Lynne: Ha ha! I died again!
Similarly, her reaction to her fourth death, which is to ask Sissel "What took you so long?!" He notes that she's getting more and more brazen about this.
Also during the same chapter, during the conversation where Yomiel explains everything he knows. They have the following exchange:
Yomiel:There are many detectives hiding in that park.
(The screen shows the guardian of the park walking in in his usual strange manner)
Sissel: You don't mean that guy handing out the pamphlets—!?
Yomiel: No, that guy's just weird.
(The guardian of the park walks off)
When Dandy opens the trunk with Kamila inside. You expect her to be bound and gagged in an empty compartment right? Nope it opens up into a lounge chair like configuration, complete with juice and cup holder.
"Please don't pick on the minister. If he dies again, I'm the one who has to save him."
Jowd's less than helpful comments when Sissel saves him
Sissel: All right, then. Four minutes from now... ...this chair will short out and explode, and you'll die.
Jowd: Very sad.
Sissel: If I stop the explosion... ...you'll be executed, and you'll still die.
Jowd: Sorry I was ever born.
Sissel: I have to protect you from the explosion and stop the execution... (The key to the whole thing must be this chair.)
Jowd: I apologize for all your trouble.
Sissel: Uh, could you stop with the insincere comments?
Jowd: Ha ha ha!
He has even more unhelpful comments for the various ways you can screw up. For instance, if you don't leave the morgue:
Sissel: (Maybe I should've moved during one of those two phone calls...)
Jowd: Maybe you should have.
Sissel: Zip it, D99.
That chapter is full of hilarity, including two guards discussing Jowd's escape from prison and what would have made him do it, considering he'd previously asked for the death penalty:
Guard #1: Maybe on this final night of his, he just got a voice in his head or something... Maybe it told him to run.
Sissel: Are they talking about me?
Guard #2: What kind of voice do you think it was?
Guard #1: You know... something evil. Like a devil or something. I picture something with a pointy head, wearing sunglasses... something like that.
Sissel: They ARE talking about me...! (Can they see me?)
If you go to the park during chapter 15, instead of saving Cabanela:
Guardian of the Park: Tell me...which is more important? The park, or this...'Kamila'?
Detective Rindge: KAMILA.
At one point, Lynne gives Sissel an assignment to go read what's written on a particular prisoner's work schedule and report back to her. Partway into the mission he discovers a rather critical setback... he can't read. His reaction just makes it.
If you visit the Superintendent's Office before the first time you visit the basement to find Lynne, you overhear this conversation:
Lovesick Cop: Tonight, in this town, on this planet, in this galaxy, in this cosmos... ...is there any other man as dejected as me? My goal was to be a police officer as shining and as bright as a newly-minted coin... But now I have to find another dream.
After Emma and Amelie make up, Amelie says that she'll stop calling her mother's novels 'weird', and will even try reading them. Emma's reaction is priceless, especially considering that what you've heard her typing wouldn't sound out of place in a Mills And Boon book!
Another one with Emma earlier on - if you keep eavesdropping on her as she types after you manage to get past her, she eventually hangs a lampshade on her own writing.
Another another one with the couple. If you take opportunities to visit in between plot points, Sissel will mention how, basically, he trusts Amelie is doing better than his previous visit. She, in turn, will cry out in bed. Sissel's reply each time?
Sissel: No, I guess not.
After saving Lynne and Rindge in the Chicken Kitchen, Sissel monologues.
One question in particular hangs heavy on my mind. Why did she shoot me? Until I know the answer, I'll never be satisfied.
(camera pans to Lynne eating chicken in front of Rindge)
Meanwhile, Lynne's appetite is apparently foremost on her mind. A golden-brown chicken sits on the table in front of her. Until she eats the whole thing, she'll probably never be satisfied.
"Spray as if your life depends on it!" "Uh, but I'm dead..." "Well, in that case, spray as if your death depends on it!"
In retrospect, the choice of words is even funnier when you know Sissel's true identity. Considering how a cat marks it's territory...
During Sissel's attempts to get to Dandy's hostage, he sets off multiple fires and party poppers. Each time, Dandy wakes up for a moment, then falls asleep again muttering "Just my imagination". Even Sissel is amazed by his lack of attention. It reaches a peak at the end, when Beauty walks in the door right in front of him and wakes him up. And then he mutters the same thing and starts to drift off again.
Missile appearing out of nowhere and revealing he has powers like Sissel, even funnier by the fact that they're somewhat more powerful than his. Or just everything Missile does.
This little gem while trying to save Pigeon Man:
Cabanela: Life can be so hard, can't it, Professor?