Carmen Electra shows up in Def Jam: Fight For NY as a lingerie'd up brawler who really, really wants to be your girlfriend. So far everything's making sense, right? Okay, no, but just go with it. She'll go so far as to fight your other potential girlfriends (including other sorta-celebrities Lil' Kim and Kimora Lee Simmons) for your affections (Carmen Electra battling for your love just another day, right, fellas?). So none of that makes any sense on any level. To be fair, the game is filled with celebrities, but pretty much everyone except Carmen Electra is a musician or involved with the Def Jam label in some way, whereas Ms. Electra was pretty much only famous for being naked a lot and occasionally being a Daredevil villain Ed. Note: confirm this later. Regardless, now if Carmen Electra ever shows up in a battle to the death to be your girlfriend, you'll know this is a totally normal thing that's happening.
True Crime: Streets of LA is a particularly weird game it features celebrity voices (including Christopher Walken as a cop!), a huge map that comprises a large chunk of Los Angeles (a big selling point at the time, despite the fact most of it is empty, boring, and impossibly repetitive), and at one point in this gritty cop story you fight a dragon and flaming skulls (for
reasons). But maybe the weirdest thing is that you can play as Snoop Dogg (aka Snoop Lion) except Snoop is solving crimes, just like main character Nick Kang, even though he's not a cop, but literally just Snoop Dogg, except with guns with unlimited ammo and way more bullet time. So from now on, when you think Snoop Dogg, don't think about pot, West Coast rap, or adding "izzle" to words think "virtual vigilante justice."
You would assume an actor any actor, even one with as little clout as Gary Coleman had at the time would have some demands as to how they're portrayed in the game. Maybe as something as simple as "not being depicted as a washed-up, violent, cop-hating former child actor?" If there were any other options on the table, Gary ignored them and on top of that, he suffered the indignity of being brutally killed no matter what you do in the game (one option involves him screaming and shooting at cops) and then is inexplicably resurrected later, escaping from a cell in a police station. If Mr. Coleman were still with us today, maybe we could ask him what HE was talkin' 'bout (because, c'mon, what else are you supposed to say to Gary Coleman?).