YMMV / Pajama Sam

  • Accidental Innuendo: In the first game, Sam will grab a plank of wood at the cost of a rope he borrowed from a tree. If you have Sam offer the wood to the tree in exchange, she'll be disgusted and tell Sam to take it away. Said tree might also be thinking of the wood as a dead corpse, possibly of her kin ... !
  • Ear Worm:
    • In No Need To Hide When It's Dark Outside, EVERYTHING in Darkness' kitchen sings when clicked on, and as such the player can create some pretty catchy songs.
    • The level select/credits theme from SockWorks, also heard in One-Stop Fun Shop.
    • The main theme from Thunder And Lightning Aren't So Frightening.
    • The theme from Lost & Found's "Bop a Prize" bonus game.
    • Point, one of the Group EF background music tracks from Life Is Rough When You Lose Your Stuff!
    • The song that plays at the S.S.A.M. political party in You Are What You Eat.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: Most fans out there like you to think that Life Is Rough When You Lose Your Stuff! never existed, to the point where they'll refuse to call it Pajama Sam 4.
  • Fridge Horror: Pajama Sam throws a plank of wood into the water to get Otto into the water, but when Otto and Pajama Sam look away the plank sinks. So that might mean that eventually Otto is going to sink.
    • In Lost & Found, crashing into an obstacle causes his back end to sink.
  • Good Bad Bugs:
    • Life Is Rough When You Lose Your Stuff! has two mutually exclusive ones, both involving the Dresser Scaling mini-game.
    1. If you don't want to scale the dresser, just have Sam fall down the first time you play the mini-game. From then on, Sam will be able to skip straight to the top of the dresser as if you had already completed the mini-game.
    2. If you have completed the mini-game and can play it from the menu, playing it from there and having Sam fall down will warp Sam to the bottom of the dresser, regardless of where he was when you accessed the menu. This basically serves as a Warp Whistle (especially useful in a game with Loads and Loads of Loading), and even a Door to Before since it still works after the Point of No Return near the end of the game (allowing Sam to go back and pick up any trading cards he may have missed).
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In the first game, Pajama Sam meets a boat named Otto. A few years later, Sam's voice actress Pamela Segall Adlon, would go on to voice a character named...Otto.
    • The vortex-like transition to the Land of Darkness in the first game looks very similar to how Nightmare Ned began.
  • Moment of Awesome: Towards the end of the second game:
    Lightning: And this is the volume control for the "ka-booms"!
    Sam: Oh boy! (Turns it up all the way)
  • Les Yay: Are Thunder and Lightning siblings, or are they a married lesbian couple? Are they twins, or did they happen to be born on the same day and have been close from the cradle to the grave? We may never know.
    • According to Steam trading cards they are in fact sisters.
  • Most Annoying Sound:
    • A few of the sound effects can become this over time.
    • In Lost & Found, you will CONSTANTLY hear "I picked up a bonus puzzle piece!". There's 8 bonus pieces per level, and there's 100 levels, so you'll hear this at the very least 700 times.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Has its own page
  • Periphery Demographic: The games are primarily aimed at children, but there's quite a few adult fans as well, especially those who grew up playing the games.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: Sam's change in voice actor in the fourth game was not accepted by many long time fans.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Wait, did he just call Thunder "Ma'am"?
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: A land of darkness in a kid's closet? A door in the attic that leads to factory that creates weather? An island based on a human body that's full of living food? A giant version of a messy room? What kinda drugs were the Humongous staff on when making these games?
  • The Woobie: Darkness. The poor guy, despite living in a big house full of Animate Inanimate Objects, has no friends to play with because everyone's asleep when he's around. Thankfully, Sam befriends him and plays Cheese and Crackers with him.