Funny / Nelson Tethers: Puzzle Agent

  • There's also the scene where Nelson meets Korka for the first time...he finds out that a) she's a lover of puzzles, b) she's very pretty and c) she has lots of board games for two players. So, what does Puzzle Agent Tethers say when he sees it?
    "Marry me."
    • It gets better: for a while her scenes are so full of innuendo, it looks like she and Nelson are the designated couple. After she invites him into her bedroom to show him something, we find out that she is a crazy conspiracy nut obsessed with Bigfoot and CIA "Mind Rays"
    Nelson: I have to go. -runs out-
    • ... Which turns into a brilliant Brick Joke if you botch up the ending puzzle.
  • When Nelson and Isaac try to get to the Lunar Ray, Isaac gives us this little easy-to-miss gem:
  • From the first game;
    Nelson: "I miss my office. It's warm in my office. It's safe in my office. There are no maniacal gnomes or chainsaw-wielding waitresses in my office!
  • In 2, one of the puzzle includes solving getting some animals to the other side of a river, on a boat.
    • The bear will eat the wolf.
    • The wolf will eat the mongoose.
    • The mongoose will eat the snake.
    • The snake will eat the bear. (somehow)
  • After meeting the Anthropologist, Nelson is about to record his finding in his cassette. You hear a familiar click before Nelson presses the button, and assume a glitch, until you hear said Anthropologist talking into his own cassette, roughly saying what Nelson was about to record.
    Nelson: What he said.
  • A smaller moment happens when a freaked-out Nelson barges into Korka's house, screaming at the top of his lungs. After shutting the door and calming himself, the scene pulls out to show Korka's standing right there.
    Korka: Nelson. I didn't hear you come in.
  • An early-game puzzle in the first game has Nelson needing to solve a puzzle to figure out what room he's in at the hotel when Martha claims that it's written in code. This "code" is literally just the word "NINE" in stencil.
    • Just before that Nelson needs to ask Bjorn directions to the hotel. Said directions send him on a wild goose chase before he ends up right back where he started. Turns out he and Bjorn were right in front of the hotel the entire time and Bjorn was just being a smart-ass.