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  • Adored by the Network: PUTT. PUTT. SAVES. THE. ZOO. As if it wasn't enough for being marketed up the wazoo when it first came out, Atari seemed like they just couldn't let go of it, not in re-releases nor digital distribution. Nimbus only heightened its adoration; on top of the fact that it was the first one they released, it clearly is their favorite, having more publicity than the others as well as having an interactive book based on it written by them.
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  • Blooper: Putt-Putt's eyebrows are strangely missing on the box art for Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo. This was corrected for the 1999 version.
  • Children Voicing Children:
    • Most notably Putt-Putt himself, whose voice actor Jason Ellefson was replaced as he grew older.
    • All of the baby animals in Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo.
  • Cowboy Be Bop At His Computer: The credits in the help file for Putt-Putt & Fatty Bear's Activity Pack incorrectly list The Fat Man as the game's music composer. The game's musical score is completely recycled from Putt-Putt Joins the Parade, which was actually done by Tom McMail. This could have ended up happening due to confusion, as Activity Pack was sandwiched between two games in the series that were composed by The Fat Man (Moon and Zoo).
  • Cross-Dressing Voices: The latter two of Putt-Putt's three voices, Nancy Cartwright and Michelle Thorson.
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  • Marth Debuted in "Smash Bros.": Because the first two games had few translations, major characters from them such as Smokey and Rover technically debuted in their later appearances' translations.
  • No Export for You: Putt-Putt Joins the Parade and Putt-Putt Goes to the Moon had very few translations.
  • Recycled Script: Pep's Birthday Surprise is essentially Fatty Bear, but with Putt-Putt. Both games involve getting things set up for a birthday party and obnoxious puppies.
  • Screwed by the Lawyers: Almost happened. When Parade was originally released, Humongous tried to get it distributed via Electronic Arts for the 3DO port. This upset LucasArts who felt it had violated their agreement on the SCUMM engine distribution rights. Had LucasArts won the suit, Humongous probably wouldn't have gone anywhere past one game; mercifully, the court ruled in favor of Humongous, and the rest is history.
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  • The Other Darrin: Clarence and Gert sound different in Goes to the Moon than they do in Joins the Parade.
  • Throw It In!: The "I haven't written this verse yet" line of the Zoo Song apparently counts as this; The Fat Man actually hadn't written the proper verse yet, but Ron Gilbert loved it when he heard it and insisted to leave it in that way.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Pep's Birthday Surprise had quite a few things that didn't make the final cut:
      • An Apple Orchard mini-game, which would have been accessible from Torvil Tractor's farm and allowed Putt-Putt to continue bringing apples to Mr. Baldininote 
      • Marvin the Marvelous's Confirmation card being separate from the Party Bagnote 
      • A Decorations area and/or mini-game, which would have been accessible from the interior of the Party Storenote 
      • Another clickpoint animation for the left light at the Fire Station, removed because Leah (Verre?) didn't like itnote 
      • The Party Box being separate from the Party Bagnote 
    • The Anime of the Game was to have been created by Lancit Media Entertainment.
  • Working Title:
    • Putt-Putt Travels Through Time's working title was Putt-Putt's Adventure Through Time.
    • Putt-Putt: Pep's Birthday Surprise's working title was Putt VII.


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