Trivia / Plumbers Don't Wear Ties

  • Acting for Two: Jane's father and the first narrator are both played by the same guy.
  • Colbert Bump: The Angry Video Game Nerd's review is probably the most publicity this thing ever got.
  • Creator Killer:
    • IGN cited Plumbers Don't Wear Ties as the prime example of why the 3DO failed: By convincing the public that the system had low-budget, poor-quality games that did not justify the console's $700 price tag.
    • Such was also the case for the game's developer, Kirin Entertainment. This was the company's first and penultimate release, and they folded after porting The Perfect General to the 3DO in 1996, which ironically was decently reviewed.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Unsurprisingly, this has never seen release anywhere beyond the 3DO (such as the Sega CD), and the 3DO itself was under most gamers' radars at the time, which didn't help (though having mainstream publicity probably would have only driven this game's reputation down even further).
  • No Budget: Absolutely none.
  • Old Shame: The actress who 'played' Jane, Jeanne Basone, posted on GameFAQs, mentioning she only did the part as a favor for her friend. While she didn't remember too much about it, she did understand how bad it was upon watching it herself.
    "yes I am aware and I have been getting several emails, it was so long ago, kinda funny and lame at the same time, I have to laugh at all of us, helping our friend Michael out at the time. never thought it would ever see daylight, if you know what I mean..."
  • Throw It In: A blooper in which John accidentally says "I've been searching for me" instead of "searching for you," and then breaks character, was intentionally left in the game, supposedly because the creators found it humorous. Lampshaded by one of the other actors in the background who says, "We should keep that in the script!"
  • What Could Have Been: Originally, the whole "game" was supposed to have full-motion video, beyond the opening cutscene. However, the game ultimately wound up being finished the same month the ESRB was created; the creators were afraid the game would get an Adults Only Rating, so they changed it to a slide show of still images.note 

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