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The Friend for Life!


Lorne, "The Friend for Life", is a supporting character in the animated show The Adventures of Sam & Max: Freelance Police.

Character Detail

First appearing in The Friend for Life and returns in Fools Die on Friday, Lorne is an over-dramatic obsessive stalker of Sam and Max. He lives in a carnival fun house and spends his time collecting any information about and building a shrine to his idols. He would do anything to be around them, even to the point of putting others and himself into danger.

Whenever he says his name, a cheery music cue "The friend for life" plays.

In The Final Episode, Sam and Max recall first meeting Lorne after crashing into a newspaper stand. Finding that they were unconscious on the street, he performs CPR on them (Sam first) and then carries them off (at their discontent) to his home.

At first, Sam sorta sympathized with Lorne's obsession (though definitely wanted to keep his distance from) and tried not to hurt the big guy's feelings. But after Lorne's reckless disregard for the innocent Swedish and their blimp, he "crossed the line" in Sam's book and had to be arrested.

Max didn't like him to begin with and he is one of the few people Max is creeped out by.

Likes and Dislikes


  • Sam.
  • Max.
  • Collecting any and all information about Sam and Max.


  • Disappointing Sam and Max.
  • Killing Sam and Max.

Voiced By

He is voiced by Patrick McKenna.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
French Laurent It's a common name for men.