Broken Age Act 2 Walkthrough Guide: Tree Joke Solutions (How to Make Him Laugh)

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By: Double Fine Productions, Inc.


After Shay uncovers all of Harm’ny’s junk, a singing fish falls from the pile and gets stuck in the talking tree’s branches. You need to get him to shake it out by laughing. There are a few different ways to make this happen. I will try to cover them all here, but if you find any others, please let me know. If you’re finding yourself going around in circles trying to make the talking tree laugh, here’s one order of answers to make it happen:

“Hey, wanna hear a joke?”
“Did you hear about the First National Tree Bank?”
“It closed down.”
“Don’t worry. It just started a new branch.”

And here’s another option if you don’t see that one available:

“Hey, wanna hear a joke?”
“Say, do you know Ol’ Pete the Pine Tree?”
“Well, I heard he got in some really big trouble.”
“It seems he was being…really knotty.”

And here’s a third option:

“Hey, wanna hear a joke?”
“WhatΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗s the smallest full-grown tree you ever heard of?”
“IΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗ve seen one no bigger than my hand.”
“A Palm Tree.”

Now the tree will start laughing and the singing fish will fall so you can pick it up.

You can also watch my video for this part of the walkthrough:


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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Esther

    I have a problem with the tree, I couldn’t make him laugh and now I can’t choose anything but ‘ bye, tree’ and then he says ‘no more jokes?’. I can’t make any new conversation to make him laugh, so I can’t collect the talking fish. 🙁
    Does someone know what to do?

    1. Rolands

      I got the same problem and no other saves close to this so would need to replay all of the game D:

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