Though technically not part of the game, the commentary that was released alongside the Vault Viewer in September 2011 was full of CMoF. It might not explain a lot about Psychonauts in and of itself, but in a way, it tells us about the mind behind Psychonauts. Which explains almost everything in the gamenote .
- In the intro of the commentary:
Tim: Well, [Psychonauts] was made from 2000... zero. To 2005.
- For example, "Oleander's Pride":
Scott: That's a flag for...country.
: It's a flag for Country! [laughs] Cause we never said where this game is set.
Scott: That child is... he's in need to that box of crosses. Or math.
: Is he stepping into a vanishing point?
Scott: Go ahead, bro, say what you think is going on there.
Tim: And why are those boats on the land?
: They've gotta park 'em somewhere.
Tim: I think that's his hand, though. That's not a pile of mashed potatoes, that's his hand.
Scott: Oh yeah it is!
Scott: Oh, did you notice the lamp, dude?
Tim: Why is Sasha wearing a beret in this one?
Scott: It's perspective.
Tim: You already used that one.
Scott: It's foreshortening.
Tim: And then Sasha is uh... lifting some microfilm. Or is it a candy bar?
Scott: Dude, those are alligators, bro.
: Oh. I was misled by the fact that they look like seals
: And she's not scared by the fact that the pedestal says 'No touch' (later) If the note had said 'Please don't touch' Milla probably would have listened to it, but instead is says 'No Touch."
: Milla looks happier here, happier than she ever looks in the game. Cause their clothes were blown off
Scott: I can paint those out.
Tim: We'll fix it in post.
: I can't wait to see what happens after this sliiide
Scott: I think the fans would like to know, have they ever made out?
Tim: I'm not gonna say! Spoilers. Someday we'll make a game about it. Sasha and Milla Kissing Game.
Tim: Goths probably love this.
Scott: Razputin's Getaway!
: Now what is Razputin getting away from, here?
Tim: That would be like.. a kind of boring psychic skill. The power of memory.
Scott: I'm going to use memory on that!
- Fan favorite, "The World Shall Taste My Eggs":
: No wonder people were confused! I'm confused!
: It's actually getting air. That teacup is flying!
: That's the great thing about teacups.
: The coach's evil plan was to throw up on some skeletons. I don't know why Raz was so dead set on stopping him.
Scott: Yeah, that's a classic Frankenstein design.
: I don't think Frankenstein had sheet metal stapled to his head.
Scott: I bet she has her own class!
Tim: Yeah, like knitting or watching TV or... how to breathe air... actually, her skills aren't that in-demand.
- "Lungfishopolis Under Siege!":
Scott: [As Kochamara] Then one by one, come up and give me five!
: Noble, noble Kochamara.
Tim: Is there such a thing as happy tyranny, Scott? That's, like, a discussion question for later. Pause this and discuss it among yourselves.
Scott: Yeah, because they're using this as a text book, right?
Scott: See? He's sitting on the moon.
: ...That's really unlikely.
Scott: You get to apologize for him a lot, though.
Tim: The coach is giving him some milk... really threateningly.
Scott: I know, dude. Really threateningly.
: Boyd does not
know what to make of it.
Tim: He's drinking milk and he's drooling, 'cause he's being hypnotized by cookies with some sort of crazy hypnotic pattern on them.
Scott: No, that's just a peanut butter cookie. That's the international sign for peanut butter cookie. ... It matches his eyes. He must have peanut butter eyes.
- "Gloriaís Cruel Training":
: This orphanage is all about Flintstones plays.
Scott: Maybe sheís jealous that sheís not getting whipped as much as the other kids.
: Yeah! She doesnít get any
of the whipping.
Tim: She gets a good part, you can see in this next one, she gets the part of Rapunz- uh, Romeo and Juliet. She gets the Juliet part. Wait, what is this play about?
Scott: Itís one of those Shakespeare ones with the dogs.
: That one guy has a real creepy mustache. Not sure if I needed to mention that, but there it is.
: Itís like the logo for our company, but with bad hair!
Scott: And she loses her nose when sheís angry.
Tim: Donít we all?
: [as Crispin] I am at a baby asylum! Thereís no crazy people my own age to talk to!
Scott: What do you think is up with the little rabbit on Crispinís back?
Tim: I was wondering what that little rabbit was for!
: I think itís obvious that sheís going for the glamour and clean-cutness of Mr. Butt-chin here.
Tim: Itís like a combover, but for eyebrows.
: Heís talking about all his hopes and dreams for life, which is, he wants to be some kind of Sasquatch imitator.
Tim:[as Lana] Oh, Iíll put this snail shell on my head.
Scott: Yeah, thatís a much better place for it.
: This is unique, in that Meat Circus had only one vault. Why is that? Were we getting tired by the end?
Tim: And heís in the middle of a meadow full of tiny, tiny, little vacation houses.
: And a bunch of fried eggs.
Tim: Heís so mean, heís like, ďIím going to pick this bunny up by its ears, and take it away from you, take it to my kidney bean store.Ē
Tim: [as Little Oly] Ahh, I want to scream, but Iíve got this huge stick of butter in my mouth!