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** Quite a few characters bear more than a passing resemblance to a few characters from the Simpsons, including a grouchy, not-quite-child-friendly clown, a deranged Scottish groundskeeper, a fat comic book nerd who over-articulates, and a mustachioed friendlyman with a weird vocal tic-a-reno.


* BreakingTheFourthWall: Though sometimes it seems like there is NoFourthWall, this is intentional. [[spoiler: What's not immediately obvious is that the lack of a fourth wall is a plot point, not just used for meta-humor.]]

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* BreakingTheFourthWall: Though sometimes it seems like there is NoFourthWall, this is intentional. [[spoiler: What's not immediately obvious is that the lack of a fourth wall [[ParadiegeticGameplay is a plot point, point]], not just used for meta-humor.]]


* BreakingTheFourthWall: Though sometimes it seems like there is NoFourthWall, this is intentional.

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* BreakingTheFourthWall: Though sometimes it seems like there is NoFourthWall, this is intentional. [[spoiler: What's not immediately obvious is that the lack of a fourth wall is a plot point, not just used for meta-humor.]]


* LoggingOntoTheFourthWall: To solve the last puzzle with the balloon animal, the player is required to [[go online and watch the kickstarter video for the game]].


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* ParadiegeticGameplay: To solve the last puzzle with the balloon animal, the player is required to [[spoiler:go online and watch the kickstarter video for the game]].





** Thimbleweed Park used to be happenin' center of the the tri-county area, until it lost popularity and became the slowly dying town that it is when the game begins. Sounds a lot like the past 20 years of point-and-click AdventureGames, doesn't it?

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** Thimbleweed Park used to be happenin' center of the the tri-county area, area until it lost popularity and became the slowly dying town that it is when the game begins. Sounds a lot like the past 20 years of point-and-click AdventureGames, doesn't it?



* HairTriggerExplosive: [[spoiler:Ransome uses a brick of C-4 explosive and detonates it from the sparks from his defective prototype candy dispenser. In reality, C-4 is an incredibly stable product and requires a specific shock wave in addition to heat to make it explode. On the other hand, the door flops down anticlimatically, so clearly realism was not the intention.]]

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* HairTriggerExplosive: [[spoiler:Ransome uses a brick of C-4 explosive and detonates it from the sparks from his defective prototype candy dispenser. In reality, C-4 is an incredibly stable product and requires a specific shock wave in addition to heat to make it explode. On the other hand, the door flops down anticlimatically, anticlimactically, so clearly realism was not the intention.]]



* LoggingOntoTheFourthWall: To solve the last puzzle with the balloon animal, the player is requires to [[go online and watch the kickstarter video for the game]].

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* LoggingOntoTheFourthWall: To solve the last puzzle with the balloon animal, the player is requires required to [[go online and watch the kickstarter video for the game]].



* OrphansPlotTrinket: Antonio Reyes has an old, broken pocket watch that belonged to his father, head of security at the pillow factory who then died when its AI burned the place down. [[spoiler:He has to repair it, and it serves a plot purposes to open the Pillow Factory's door by tricking the security system.]]

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* OrphansPlotTrinket: Antonio Reyes has an old, broken pocket watch that belonged to his father, head of security at the pillow factory who then died when its AI burned the place down. [[spoiler:He has to repair it, and it serves a plot purposes purpose to open the Pillow Factory's door by tricking the security system.]]



* TotallyRadical: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]]. The annoying kid actually talks like this, but it fits the time period. When Franklin is trying to "get on his level" he has several (wrong) DialogueTree options where he speaks with slang terminology from the 70's or earlier. This of course fools no one.

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* TotallyRadical: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]]. The annoying kid actually talks like this, but it fits the time period. When Franklin is trying to "get on his level" he has several (wrong) DialogueTree options where he speaks with slang terminology from the 70's '70s or earlier. This This, of course course, fools no one.

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* DevelopingDoomedCharacters: [[spoiler: the plot twist near the end means that none of the plotlines introduced earlier will get any resolution.]]

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* TheSwearJar: The Stupendous Brothers Circus has a "Ransome the Clown" swear jar. According to his contract, Ransome himself is the only one who's exempt from contributing to it.


''Thimbleweed Park'' is a {{Point And Click| Game}} AdventureGame from 2017 developed by Terrible Toybox, headed by Creator/RonGilbert and Gary Winnick. The game is explicitly built to the retro standards of the Creator/LucasArts adventure games of the 90's.

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''Thimbleweed Park'' is a {{Point And Click| Game}} AdventureGame from 2017 developed by Terrible Toybox, headed by Creator/RonGilbert and Gary Winnick. The game is explicitly built to the retro standards of the Creator/LucasArts adventure games of the 90's.
90s.


* LoggingOntoTheFourthWall: To solve the last puzzle with the balloon animal, the player is requires to [[go online and watch the kickstarter video for the game]].



** Late in the game, [[spoiler:Delores is given a balloon animal, with no idea on what to do with it. At least AI Chuck gives her the hint to look at the Kickstarter video, which involves using the balloon animal on Boris's corpse in the first 30 seconds.]]

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** Late in the game, [[spoiler:Delores is given a balloon animal, with no idea on what to do with it. At least AI Chuck gives her the [[LoggingOntoTheFourthWall hint to look at the Kickstarter video, video]], which involves using the balloon animal on Boris's corpse in the first 30 seconds.]]


''Thimbleweed Park'' is a {{Point And Click| Game}} AdventureGame from 2017 developed by Terrible Toybox, headed by Creator/RonGilbert and Gary Winnick. The game is explicitly built to the retro standards of the Creator/LucasArts adventure games of the 90's. It follows the stories of five characters as they try to discover the mysteries that lie under a sleepy village well in its way to ghost town.

Agents Ray and Reyes have been called to investigate the corpse lying face down and beginning to pixelate by Trestle Trail, right off the highway near the tiny town of Thimbleweed Park. Delores Edmund wants to be a game developer, but if she becomes one, she'll go against her entire family's wishes. After an untimely death, a phantom needs to put his last affairs in order so that he might move on to the afterlife. Ransome the *bleep* Insult Clown, greatest artist of a generation, has pissed off the wrong person, and now needs to recover mere tatters of his former success.

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''Thimbleweed Park'' is a {{Point And Click| Game}} AdventureGame from 2017 developed by Terrible Toybox, headed by Creator/RonGilbert and Gary Winnick. The game is explicitly built to the retro standards of the Creator/LucasArts adventure games of the 90's. It follows the stories of five characters as they try to discover the mysteries that lie under a sleepy village well in its way to ghost town.

90's.

Agents Ray and Reyes have been called to investigate the a corpse lying face down and beginning to pixelate by Trestle Trail, right off the highway near the tiny town of Thimbleweed Park. Delores Edmund wants to be a game developer, but if she becomes one, she'll go against her entire family's wishes. After an untimely death, a phantom needs to put his last affairs in order so that he might move on to the afterlife. Ransome the *bleep* Insult Clown, greatest artist of a generation, has pissed off the wrong person, and now needs to recover the mere tatters of his former success.


* MocksteryTale: The murders of Boris and Franklin remain unsolved, and the whole detective plot becomes unimportant when [[spoiler: the protagonists realize they are characters in a video game.]]

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* MocksteryTale: The murders of Boris Boris[[labelnote:spoiler]]The sheriff-robot did it[[/labelnote]] and Franklin Franklin[[labelnote:spoiler]]Chuck did it[[/labelnote]] remain unsolved, and the whole detective plot becomes unimportant when [[spoiler: the protagonists realize they are characters in a video game.]]



** Late in the game, [[spoiler:Delores is given a balloon animal, with no idea on what to do with it. At least AI Chuck gives her the hint to look at the Kickstarter video, which involves using the balloon animal on Boris's corpse.]]

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** Late in the game, [[spoiler:Delores is given a balloon animal, with no idea on what to do with it. At least AI Chuck gives her the hint to look at the Kickstarter video, which involves using the balloon animal on Boris's corpse.corpse in the first 30 seconds.]]



'''Character tropes go on to the [[Characters/ThimbleweedPark Characters Sheet]].'''





''Thimbleweed Park'' is a {{Point And Click| Game}} AdventureGame from 2017 by Creator/RonGilbert, explicitly built to the retro standards of the Creator/LucasArts adventure games of the 90's. It follows the stories of five characters as they try to discover the mysteries that lie under a sleepy village well in its way to ghost town.

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''Thimbleweed Park'' is a {{Point And Click| Game}} AdventureGame from 2017 developed by Creator/RonGilbert, Terrible Toybox, headed by Creator/RonGilbert and Gary Winnick. The game is explicitly built to the retro standards of the Creator/LucasArts adventure games of the 90's. It follows the stories of five characters as they try to discover the mysteries that lie under a sleepy village well in its way to ghost town.

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** Madame Morena curses Ransome the Insult Clown for... insulting her while she was viewing his act, which was entirely about insulting everybody in the room. Her curse results in Ransome losing his marriage, his house, his lawyer, a potentially multi-million dollar plush toy business, forces him to have his clown makeup stuck on his face for the rest of his life, and ultimately leaves him a destitute man squatting in the remains of the run down old circus he used to perform in. Ransome is a dick on and off the stage no doubt about it, but Morena really had no cause to be offended and her punishment was way overblown.


* Trope2000: The machines all over Thimbleweed County are named [Whatever][[NameTron Tron]] 3000(TM).

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* TradeSnark: Used quite frequently, especially with the various -Tron devices. Some characters even say it out loud.
* Trope2000: The machines all over Thimbleweed County are named [Whatever][[NameTron Tron]] 3000(TM).3000.

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