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 "Kirin Entertainment".
  • 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 favour 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..."
  • They Just Didn't Care: If Jeanne Basone is to be believed, most of the cast were only involved as personal favors to the creator, the game had a shoestring budget at best, and most of the workers at Kirin didn't even think that the game was going to be released.
  • 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 "game" was supposed to be in live action, but when 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.

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