Nice Plays: Pajama Sam 2 (1998)

“Nice Plays” are video episodes where your nice hosts play and talk about a game for 17 minutes, then an egg timer goes off.

In this episode, Mark plays one of Martha’s favorites, the classic PC point and click adventure Pajama Sam 2, and learns why she loves and is inspired by this game’s development studio so much.

Game: Pajama Sam 2: Thunder and Lightning Aren’t So Frightening
Developer/Publisher: Humongous Entertainment
Platform: PC (Windows, Mac, Linux)
Year: 1998
Genre: Point & Click Adventure


  • We mentioned, but didn’t show, the game’s intro cutscene.
  • As it happens, Pajama Sam was voiced by one of Mark’s favorite comic actors, Pamela Adlon, although she’s more famous for voicing Bobby on King of the Hill. She is currently starring in the show Better Things, which she created and produces, and for which she was nominated for an Outstanding Lead Actress Emmy in 2017.
  • This game includes references to other Humongous titles, including Backyard Sports.
  • Boris Karloff played Frankenstein’s monster.