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Movies / TV

Barton Fink
#1 The names Bart & Fink are a reference to the movie "Barton Fink".
Added: Thursday, July 27, 2000
 
Blues Brothers
#1 When you apply for a library card you can state 1060 West Addison as your address.
This is probably a reference to the Blues Brothers, in which they register their car to this same address, and the KKK come looking for them there.
Added: Friday, August 3, 2001
 
Casablanca
#1 When Guybrush walks in to Elaine's room she says: "Of all the parties in all the houses on all the islands in the Caribbean he had to crash mine!"
This is a reference to the movie "Casablanca". where Humphrey Bogart says: "Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine."
Added: Monday, June 18, 2001
 
Gilligan's Island
#1 Kate calls out, "3 hour tours!'', which is a reference to the American show Gilligan's Island, because in the theme song it says that the crew went on a 3 hour tour.
Added: Sunday, June 6, 1999
 
Hanna Barbera characters
#1 In the costume shop on Booty Island are many familiar costumes.
Under the staircase you can see Fred Flintstone's legs.
Added: Tuesday, October 20, 1998
 
#2 On the table is also a Popeye mask.
Added: Wednesday, May 31, 2000
 
#3 There's a costume of Huckleberry Hound (the cartoon character by Hanna Barbera). It's the blue dog face in the top right corner (he's called Bri dog in the game).
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
Indiana Jones
#1 In the shop on Booty Island you can buy the original whip used in Indiana Jones and The Raiders of The Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom, Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade, and in The Young Chronicles.
Added: Unknown
 
#2 When you switch the books on governor Phatt's stomach, it is just like a scene from "Indiana Jones and The Raiders of The Lost Ark" where Indiana Jones switches a gold statue with a bag of dirt.
Added: Unknown
 
#3 When Guybrush steps out of the box in LeChuck's fortress he says "I hate snakes"
You learn in "Indiana Jones and the Raiders of The Lost Ark" that Indiana Jones hates snakes.
Added: Unknown
 
#4 If you keep saying "Give me the map and I'll check the gas for you" to Rapp Scallion, he will eventually respond with "Check the gas and I'll throw you the whip"
In "Indiana Jones and the Raiders of The Lost Ark" a helper says to Indiana Jones "Throw me the idol, I'll throw you the whip"
Indiana Jones throws him the idol, but the helper doesn't throw the whip back.
Added: Unknown
 
#5 When Guybrush has blown a hole in the ground on Dinky Island, he falls onto a pillar. To get over to another pillar he uses a rope and a crowbar to swing across the cave, when he does that the theme from Indiana Jones is played.
Added: Friday, April 2, 1999
 
#6 We learn in MI2 that Elaine has named her dog Guybrush after our hero Guybrush Threepwood.
Another hero is Indiana Jones, who is named after his dog.
Added: Sunday, April 25, 1999
 
#7 Outside Rum Roger's house Guybrush places a telescope in the hand of a statue that leads a beam of light to shine on the correct brick to push.
This is similar to the scene in "Raiders of the lost Ark" where Indiana Jones uses a staff with a crystal to lead a beam of light to show the exact place to dig.
Added: Wednesday, July 5, 2000
 
#8 When Guybrush says the correct numbers to Bruno, he says to Guybrush that he doesn't recognize him. Guybrush can say "I was transferred here yesterday, new orders". This is a reference to "Indiana Jones and the last crusade".
Added: Thursday, July 13, 2000
 
James Bond
#1 When you go down to the Bloody Lip and order a grog, Guybrush will add the line "Shaken, not stirred" which we all know is James Bond's line.
Added: Unknown
 
#2 LeChuck's right hand is named Largo LaGrande. In one of the James Bond movies there is a villain named Largo. This is a plausible in-joke.
Added: Sunday, April 25, 1999
 
Key Largo
#1 The movie: Its name is "Key Largo"
MI: The "Largo" in Largo LaGrande

The movie: 99.97% of the story takes place inside a hotel
MI: Largo LaGrande stays in a hotel on Scabb Island

The movie: The bad guy is a big-mouthed gangster
MI: So is our Largo

The bad guy in the movie prevents the others from leaving the hotel (and the island). Kinda like MI2 Largo's embargo!
Added: Friday, December 22, 2006
 
Monty Python
#1 When you ask the old man to blow off the cannon, he will tell you not to call him old man, when his name is Augustus DeWaat.
This is similar to a scene in "Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail", where King Arthur also speaks with a man who doesn't like being called old man when his name is Dennis.
Added: Friday, August 3, 2001
 
My mother the car
#1 In the Phatt Island library is a book called "My mother the car".
That is the name of an, apparently not very popular, TV-Series from 1965-1966. Read more about it here.
Added: Tuesday, June 27, 2000
 
Scooby Doo
#1 After you take Wally's monocle, he'll say "I can't see a thing without my monocle!" This is similar to Velma on Scooby Doo who often loses her glasses and says "My glasses! I can't see a thing without my glasses!"
Added: Sunday, August 20, 2006
 
Spanish TV channel
#1 On some of the walls in the maze in LeChuck's fortress you can see what looks like the logo of the Spanish TV channel "TVE".
Added: Saturday, May 1, 2004
 
Star Wars
#1 In the end of MI2 LeChuck says to Guybrush
"I am your brother" Guybrush says "No! No, that's not true!" and LeChuck says "Search your feelings, you KNOW it to be true!"
In "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back" Darth Vader says to Luke Skywalker "I am your father" Luke replies with "No! No, that's not true!" and Darth Vader says "Search your feelings, you KNOW it to be true!"
Added: Unknown
 
#2 When Wally is kidnapped the voodoo lady says
"I felt a sudden disturbance in the Force...as if a tiny voice shouted out and then went silent".
In "Star Wars: A new hope" Obi-Wan Kenobi says "I felt a great disturbance in the Force... as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced" when Princess Leia's home planet is being destroyed.
Added: Unknown
 
#3 In the end of MI2 when LeChuck is lying on the floor, missing an arm and a leg, he says "Take my mask off..." In "Star Wars: Return of the Jedi" Darth Vader is dying and he says to Luke Skywalker "Luke, help me take this mask off."
Added: Unknown
 
#4 If you say to Governor Phatt that his mansion must have cost a lot, he will then say that he made a deal to keep the bill collectors out forever - he's giving you to LeChuck.
This is a reference to "Star Wars: The Empire strikes back", where Lando mentions that he has made a deal to keep the Empire out of Cloud City forever - he gives Han Solo, Leia, and Chewie to Darth Vader.
Added: Saturday, March 6, 1999
 
#5 At the Bloody Lip when Guybrush shows the bar keeper his temporary library card, the barkeeper says something like "Pirate eh.. we don't serve yer kind here.... only joking" (if you put your occupation as a pirate on your card).
In " Star Wars: A new hope", when Luke, Obi Wan, R2D2, and C3PO enter the bar, a bartender says "Hey, we don't serve their kind here!"
Added: Wednesday, August 4, 1999
 
#6 This is not necessarily an in-joke, but it could be. When Guybrush is paddling through the swamp he passes a tree that resembles Yoda's home in the Star Wars saga.
Furthermore, the Voodoo Lady lives in a swamp just like Yoda does.
Added: Wednesday, July 5, 2000
 
#7 When Guybrush gets into the voodoo crate he says "I think there's something moving in here". In "Star Wars: A new hope" when they are in the garbage room Luke says "There's something alive in here!"
Added: Thursday, August 3, 2000
 
#8 When Guybrush leaves the governor's mansion, Elaine's dog starts barking at him and he says: "What's wrong boy? Smell something?"
In "Star Wars: The empire strikes back" Luke Skywalker says "Hey, steady girl. Hey, what's the matter? You smell something?" on Hoth right before the Wampa appears.
Added: Thursday, August 17, 2000
 
#9 In the end cutscene at the carnival Chucky's shirt has "DARTH" written on it.
Added: Friday, August 9, 2002
 
#10 When Guybrush is confronted by Governor Phatt about LeChuck's impending arrival, Guybrush can choose to say something along the lines of 'Whatever LeChuck is paying you, I'll pay you double'. Han Solo makes a similar deal, albeit tongue-in-cheek to Jabba the Hutt when Jabba is about to order Han's execution.
Added: Sunday, October 30, 2005
 
#11 When shackled with Wally in LeChuck's Fortress, Guybrush can tell Wally that "I've got a bad feeling about this..."

One of the running in-jokes in Star Wars is that in every movie at least one character has to say the line "I've got a bad feeling about this." It was Obi-Wan in 'Phantom Menace', Anakin in 'AotC', Lando Calrissian in 'Return of the Jedi' etc.
Added: Sunday, October 30, 2005
 
#12 After you trap Stan in the coffin and then try to use the hammer to take the nails out, Guybrush says "I nailed them in there pretty well" and then Stan says "I'm doomed". C3PO says the same thing.
Added: Sunday, June 17, 2007
 
Terminator
#1 When Rapp Scallion has given you his map piece and disappears, the last thing you see is his thumb. That is similar to the ending of Terminator 2, when Terminator 101 is lowered into the hot steel.
Added: Wednesday, January 6, 1999
 
#2 When Guybrush leaves Governor Phatt's room, he comes back in to tell him "I'll be back !" (You can say it in several different ways).
This is a reference to "Terminator", where Arnold Schwarzenegger says "I'll be back".
Added: Wednesday, May 2, 2001
 
The body snatcher
#1 The scene on Scabb Island where Guybrush digs in the cemetery is similar to a scene in the 1945 movie The body snatcher.
In that movie Boris Karloff is also digging on a cemetery in the middle of the night in bad weather.
Added: Tuesday, June 13, 2000
 
The Godfather
#1 When you talk to the Men of Low Moral Fiber they say they left Phatt Island because they were made an offer they couldn't refuse. In "The Godfather" he says "I made them an offer they couldn't refuse."
Added: Saturday, May 1, 2004
 
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
#1 If you make Guybrush inhale helium, he’ll do a variety of famous songs., including “Who can turn the world on with her smile? Who can take a nothing day, and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile?” which is The Mary Tyler Moore Show theme.
Added: Wednesday, August 23, 2006
 
The Million Dollar Man
#1 When you look at the oar after the woodsmith has repaired it, Guybrush will say "It looks better, stronger, faster."
This is a reference to the show "The Million Dollar Man", where the line "We can rebuild him, better, stronger, faster." comes from.
Added: Saturday, November 25, 2000
 
The Simpsons
#1 The Phatt City Library catalog says there is a book that is said "How to Win Friends and Influence People", the author's name is Bluebeard, that is a reference to "The Simpsons" because in the episode "Bart Gets An F" at the beginning of the story when he does the book report on "Treasure Island", and Mrs. Krabappel asks Bart to tell her the name of the pirate, Bart gives the wrong answer by guessing his name is "Bluebeard".
Added: Saturday, May 1, 2004
 
The Treasure of Sierra Madre
#1 While talking to the fisherman you can say "I'm a game warden I'll have to confiscate your pole" The fisherman replies with "Lets see your badge". You can reply "You don't need to see no stinking Badge".

This is a reference to an 1940s movie with Humphry Bogart called "The Treasure of Sierra Madre". It's about three guys who are mining a secret gold mine and this group of bandits attacks them saying they are police and that they should come out.
One of the guys shouts out, "if you're police, show us your badges". To which the lead bandit replies: "Badges? We don't need no stinkin' badges!"
Added: Saturday, March 31, 2001
 
The Wizard of Oz
#1 If you inhale some helium Guybrush will sometimes say "We represent...The Lollypop guild!"
In the movie "The Wizard of Oz" some of the Munchkins say this to Dorothy.
Added: Tuesday, February 16, 1999
 
Twilight Zone
#1 In the Phatt Island library card catalog, there is a book by Lemonhead called "To Serve Your Fellow Man".
This is a reference to the Twilight Zone. There is an episode called "To Serve Man" where aliens come to earth and say they will be slaves to humans; they even have a book about it called "To Serve Man"
However, a human decodes it and finds that it's a cookbook on how to serve (and eat) man. Thus, Lemonhead's book is a cannibal cookbook.
Added: Saturday, March 6, 1999
 
West Side Story
#1 If Guybrush looks in the mirror after he has placed it in the empty frame in the cottage he will start to sing "I feel pretty. Oh so pretty. Oh so pretty, and witty, and wise"
This is a take-off on the song Maria sings in the movie "West Side Story"
Added: Wednesday, May 2, 2001
 
Games

Indiana Jones
#1 The line "I'm selling these fine leather jackets" is originally from the game Indiana Jones and the last crusade, but has been used in almost every LucasArts games since then.
To the guard at Elaine's carnival Guybrush can say "I'm selling this fine mouthwash" and to the gardener he can say "I'm selling these fine pink dresses".
Added: Friday, December 29, 2000
 
#2 If you use the win cheat you are told "Well done! You scored 900/900 points" which is a reference to the IQ system used in the games "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" and "Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis".
Added: Sunday, February 2, 2003
 
Loom
#1 At the beginning of MI2, when the credits are being shown, there are map pieces which appear in corners of the screen.
The piece that appears in the bottom left has Loom swans on it.
Added: Monday, September 11, 2000
 
Maniac Mansion
#1 When you are buying the Bloody Stump drink from the bartender, he will say something like "I can't, the Chain saw is out of gas".

In Maniac Mansion you will find a chainsaw, but you will never be able to use it because it is out of gas.
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
Monkey Island 1
#1 When you squeeze LeChuck's beard with the elevator doors, the elevator goes up to the surface. When the doors open Guybrush is back in the alley on Melee Island. The street is blocked so he can't leave the alley.
Added: Unknown
 
#2 If you try and open the telescope Guybrush will say "This isn't Monkey Island 1"
In Monkey Island 1 you can open Herman's spyglass and find a lens inside.
Added: Unknown
 
#3 In the end of Monkey Island 2 you will find an old bumped grog machine in the underground tunnels. This is probably the same grog machine that was at Stan's previously owned vessels in Monkey Island 1. In MI1 it eats all your coins, in MI2 you get them back by pushing the machine.
Added: Thursday, February 4, 1999
 
#4 When you are playing the wheel on Phatt Island, you can win either money, a vacation, or some circus tickets. The holidays are on Hook Island.
Hook Island is small island off the coast of Melee Island in Monkey Island 1, where Meathook lives. The circus tickets are for the Fettucini Brothers' circus, which is located in the forest on Melee Island in Monkey Island 1.
Added: Sunday, April 25, 1999
 
#5 In the hard version, when Guybrush goes to charter a ship, Captain Dread informs him that he can't sail without his navigator head, which was stolen by some cannibals. In MI1 you get a navigator head from the cannibals.
Added: Wednesday, July 21, 1999
 
#6 Keep looking at your money before Largo steals it. The ninth time Guybrush will say "No more part-time circus work for me".
For a short time In Monkey Island 1 Guybrush worked in the Fettucini Brothers' circus.
Added: Tuesday, June 27, 2000
 
#7 If you put down "Consulant" as occupation when you get a library card at the library and then show the card to the bartender at the Bloody Lip, he will say "Consulant? You look more like a flooring inspector to me".
The lookout says the same thing thing to Guybrush in Monkey Island 1.
Added: Wednesday, July 5, 2000
 
#8 On the table in the costume shop is a costume called "Melee Monkey". A reference to Melee Island from Monkey Island 1.
Added: Thursday, July 13, 2000
 
#9 When Guybrush looks at the Giant Monkey Head in MI1, he says "That is the second biggest monkey head I have ever seen!".
In Monkey Island 2, on Dinky Island, when he looks at the cross, he says "That is the second biggest X I have ever seen".
Added: Wednesday, May 2, 2001
 
#10 If you look at Kate Capsize she will say "What are YOU looking at?"
In Monkey Island 1 you can look at the men of moral fiber and the mustached man will say "What are YOU looking at?"
The citizen says the same thing.
Added: Friday, May 18, 2001
 
#11 At Phatt Island, when the guard asks about ID (He says that when Guybrush says that his name is Smith) and you say that it's in his other pants, the guard says "That's the second lousiest excuse I've ever heard!". It comes from "That's the second biggest monkey head I've ever seen!"
Added: Friday, August 9, 2002
 
#12 When talking to the Men of Low Moral Fiber Guybrush says "How's the circus?" This refers to on MI1 when Guybrush asked if they were pirates and they said "No. We're a traveling circus."
Added: Friday, August 9, 2002
 
#13 When you are talking to the Men of Low Moral Fiber and they ask if they know Guybrush, he can say that he was the guy who they tried to sell copies of PTA-meetings to by claiming them as maps. In MI1 you could ask them for a map and they tell you that they are actually PTA-meeting transcripts.
Added: Sunday, February 2, 2003
 
#14 In MI1, Herman says to Guybrush that the fine on his overdue library book must be very big by now. In MI2, if you use the name "Herman Toothrot" to get the library card on Phatt Island, you can only check out three books, not the maximum four.
Added: Wednesday, July 7, 2004
 
Sam & Max
#1 This time Sam & Max are costumes in the costume shop on Booty Island. Take a look at the picture, they are out to the right. When Guybrush looks at the costumes he says:
"I want to buy the latest Steve Purcell comic"
Steve Purcell is the creator of the Sam & Max comic.
Added: Unknown
 
Music / Books

ABBA
#1 At the start of the game, Guybrush says "Money, Money, Money" which is the title of a song by the group ABBA.
Added: Wednesday, May 2, 2001
 
BeeGees
#1 If you inhale helium a couple of times, Guybrush will also say "Oh, oh, oh, oh. Stayin’ alive. Stayin’ alive.” from a BeeGees song.
Added: Monday, June 18, 2001
 
Books in the Phattt Island library
#1 There are many books in the Phatt Island library and many of them are references to real books. Here is a list of them:

BREAKFAST AT MEATHOOK'S - reference to "Breakfast at Tiffany's" by Truman Capote

HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE BY BLUEBEARD
-reference to "How to Win Friends & Influence People"

HOW TO SERVE YOUR FELLOW MAN BY LEMONHEAD- reference to "To Serve Man", famous Twilight Zone Episode title

BOTH HANDS EMPTY, BOTH HANDS MOVING, BOTH HEADS EMPTY- references to "Both Hands Tied" by Gervas Huxley

DAMN THE HUMAN TORPEDO- reference to famous quote, "Damn the torpedos, full speed ahead!"

WALT WHIMSY, author- reference to Walt Disney.

THE LITTLE ORGAN THAT COULD- reference to "The little engine that could" by Watty Piper

DYNANETICS BY L. RON GILBERT- reference to "Dianetics" by L. Ron Hubbard

THREE SHEETS TO THE WIND- reference to "Three sheets in the wind" by Norman Thelwell

THE JOY OF HEX- reference to "The Joy of Sex" by Alex Comfort

IF I ONLY HAD A DRAIN- reference to "If I only had a brain" song from "The Wizard of Oz"

PIRATES WHO LOVE TOO MUCH- reference to "Women who love too much" by Robin Norwood

THE CARIBBEAN ON NO DOLLARS A DAY- reference to "(city name) on dollars a day" series

BAD POKES FOR BAD PIRATES - Written by Noah Falstein, who works at LucasArts.

ALFREDO AND BILL'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE - A reference to the movie "Bill and Ted's excellent adventure".

"IS IT SOUP YET?" - The title originated from a TV commercial for a product called Soup Starter - i.e. powdered stock cube in a can.

#17 SPIRITUAL "OVER THE CROW'S NEST" - Most likely a reference to the Jack Nicholson movie "Over the cuckoo's nest"

#18 "THE MAJESTY OF THE SIERRAS" - After looking at it, Guybrush comments, "Sierras? Majestic? I think not." This is likely a referrence to Sierra games.

#19 "GREAT EXPECTORATIONS" BY CAPTAIN LOOGIE - Obviously a reference to Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. Guybrush says, "This is very...thick." (It's Dickens's longest novel.)

#20 "I MARRIED A MUENSTER" BY S. CHEESE - Probably a reference to the 1958 Film, "I Married a Monster from Outer Space." Also, a possible reference to the old TV Show, "The
Munster's"

#21 "ELVIS LIVES" PREDICTIONS OF FUTURE MUSIC BY NOTTRUEDAMUS - NotTrueDamus is obviously a joke on the name of the author and predictor Nostradamus

#22 "HOW MUCH WOOD?" FROM THE WOODCHUCK MYSTERY SERIES. - A play on the Limerick, "How much wood could a woodchuck chuck, if a woodchuck could chuck wood?"

#23 "SODA FOUNTAINS OF MY YOUTH" BY PONCE DE LEON - Ponce De Leon was the Spanish explorer who discovered and named Florida, while looking for what he called, "The Fountain of Youth." Its water would supposedly give it's drinker eternal youth.

#24 "LIFE CYCLE OF THE SHREW" -
Probably a reference to William Shakespeare's, "The Taming of the Shrew."

See also the full list of books in the Phatt Island library here.
Added: Saturday, March 31, 2001
 
Donnie and Marie Osmond
#1 If you make Guybrush inhale helium, he’ll do a variety of famous songs including “I’m a little bit country. I'm a little bit rock 'n roll” which is a song by Donnie and Marie Osmond.
Added: Wednesday, August 23, 2006
 
KC and the Sunshine Band
#1 If you inhale helium a couple of times, Guybrush will say, "That's the way, uh huh, uh huh, I like it..." which is a line from a song by KC and the Sunshine Band.
Added: Monday, June 18, 2001
 
Moby Dick
#1 In the antique store on Booty Island is a poster with the "Great White Whale", who's never been caught. The Shop keeper doesn't know its name but it could very well be Moby Dick.
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
Peter Pan
#1 In the Booty Island antique store, after you have bought the "Beware of Parrot" sign, you will see a hook on the wall. If you look at it, the storekeeper will tell you that he found it in the mouth of a crocodile.
If you talk to the parrot, it will say "The hook Peter". All that is a reference to "Peter Pan", where Captain Hook lost his hand which was bitten off by a crocodile.
Added: Friday, May 18, 2001
 
The Beatles
#1 One of the famous pirate quotations is "Happiness is a Warm Manatee", this is a reference to a song from The Beatles called "Happiness is a Warm Gun".
Added: Friday, August 3, 2001
 
Miscellaneous

Box art
#1 The back of the original Monkey Island 2 box contains many well hidden jokes.
There are some coins drawn and one of them reads "Purcell". Steve Purcell is the creator of Sam and Max.
Added: Wednesday, July 5, 2000
 
#2 On the list of features it states there are an easy mode for beginners and magazine reviewers.
This is clearly to make fun of magazine reviewers.
Added: Wednesday, July 5, 2000
 
#3 The list of features also says that "Void were prohibited".
This is a popular phrase from advertisements.
Added: Wednesday, July 5, 2000
 
Commercial products
#1 When Guybrush discovers that LeChuck is his brother, he asks him why he hates him so much.
Chuckie says that when they were kids, Guybrush broke his Vehicle of Commando and Ultra Soldier for Junior.
When Guybrush is reading a book about collection toys and trucks in Phatt Island Library, he mentions the Vehicle of Commando and Ultra Soldier for Junior.
Added: Sunday, April 25, 1999
 
#2 At the end of the game, you can ask if LeChuck's surprise is a new Nintendo game.
Added: Saturday, March 31, 2001
 
#3 In the hard version of MI2, Guybrush can look at the bra and say, "Nice April-fresh scent."
The laundry detergent Downey uses the motto "Nice April-fresh Scent."
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
#4 The Grog machine has the same design as a Coca-Cola machine.
Added: Friday, August 25, 2006
 
Credits
#1 In the credits is mentioned a proofreader, but it is spelled "proofraeder" to make it ironic.
Added: Wednesday, May 31, 2000
 
Disneyland
#1 When Guybrush is in the jail cell, he lures the dog with a bone to get out.
This is a reference to the Pirates of the Caribbean ride in Disneyland, were 3 pirates are trying to lure a dog with a bone in order to get the key from him.
Added: Saturday, May 8, 1999
 
#2 Guybrush finds an E ticket in the chest on Dinky Island. Disneyland uses (or used) a series of tickets for getting on rides, labeled A through E. It took an E ticket to get on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride.
Added: Friday, December 29, 2000
 
Doonesbury
#1 In MI2, if Guybrush looks in Elaine's mirror on Booty Island, he'll say either, "Hey, it's Zonker Harris!" or "Hey, it's Zonker Harris in a dress!" Zonker Harris is a character in the comic strip "Doonesbury" by Garry Trudeau who slightly resembles Guybrush in MI2.
Added: Sunday, November 21, 2004
 
Fameous addresses
#1 When you are applying for a temporary library card you can chose to say "221 Baker Street" as your address.
That address belongs to the famous detective Sherlock Holmes.
Added: Tuesday, June 27, 2000
 
#2 When you apply for the library card you can state 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue as your address.
That is the address of the White house.
Added: Thursday, July 27, 2000
 
#3 When you apply for a library card you can state 10 Downing Street as your address.
That is the address of the British Prime Minister.
Added: Thursday, August 3, 2000
 
#4 When you apply for a library card you can state 1060 West Addison as your address.
This is the address of Wrigley Field in Chicago
Added: Friday, May 18, 2001
 
Herman's questions
#1 On Dinky Island you can answer interesting things to Herman's questions, namely: Sangria is a kind of a Spanish spicy wine, Macintosh Gray is a reference to the maker of a trenchcoat popular in the thirties nowadays found in Film Noir, and Deep Purple is a pop-rock group.
Added: Monday, January 7, 2002
 
Largo LaGrande
#1 In Spanish Largo means "Length" and LaGrande (La grande) means "The great one", so Largo LaGrande's name means something like "The great length".

Probably ironic since Largo is short.
Added: Tuesday, June 27, 2000
 
#2 One of the game designers is from a town named LaGrande, in Oregon. This is maybe where Largo's name came from. "LaGrande" is French for "the large" which refers to the Grande Ronde Valley, where LaGrande Oregon sits.
Added: Sunday, February 2, 2003
 
LucasArts
#1 The LucasArts logo appear four times in MI2. There is one on a tombstone in Stan's previously owned coffins shop. Another logo is in Rum Roger's basement next to the bathtub. The third logo is on the wall in LeChuck's fortress.
The last logo is on a picture in the Phatt Island library, it's to the right of the ladder behind the librarian.
Added: Unknown
 
#2 At the Phatt Island library you can look under GH and find a critical review of Monkey Island 2 by Hal Barwood. He works at LucasArts.
Added: Unknown
 
#3 In the forest on Dinky Island you can find a telephone and call The LucasFilm Games Hint Line.
You can ask different questions, but you don't really get an answer.
LucasFilm Games changed its name to LucasArts, but Chester (the hint line operator) still says LucasFilm Games even though there's a LucasArts poster behind her.
The phone number is 1-900-740-JEDI and it's actually the real number for LucasArts' hint line and the word JEDI is, of course, a reference to the Star Wars movies.
Added: Unknown
 
Peasant with Hoe
#1 The gardener in front of Elaine's mansion is similar to the peasant depicted in the painting "Peasant with Hoe" by Georges Seurat.

The painting can be found in the Guggenheim museum in New York.
Added: Monday, January 7, 2002
 
People
#1 The woman renting out her glass-bottomed boat is named Kate Capsize. In real life there is an actress named Kate Capshaw and she is married to Steven Spielberg. Above is a picture of them both.
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#2 In the antique shop on Booty Island you can buy a collectors plate with Elvis Presley's picture on it.
Added: Thursday, July 13, 2000
 
#3 Near the "Wanted Guybrush" poster on Phatt Island is a poster saying that Reginald Blackbeard would like to spend all his free time at the Phatt Island library.
In real life there was a vicious pirate named Edward Teach and his nickname was Blackbeard.
Added: Thursday, July 13, 2000
 
#4 In the antique shop the name "Long John Cooper" is mentioned.
This is a reference to the pirate "Long John Silver".
Added: Wednesday, May 2, 2001
 
Phatt Island library books
#1 In the card catalog in the Phatt Island library, you can look under AB and find a book called "Archaeology - X never marks the spot" by I. Jones.
Added: Unknown
 
#2 In the Phatt Island library is a book called "Yikes!" by Ron Gilbert.
Added: Tuesday, June 27, 2000
 
Places
#1 A grave on Scabb Island says: "The grave of the unknown pirate".
This is a reference to "The grave of the unknown soldier", which is located below the Arc de Triomphe in Paris
Added: Wednesday, May 2, 2001
 
Shakespeare plays
#1 One of the Men of Low Moral Fiber will mention a guy telling them that "All the world's a stage, and we are merely players." This is a reference to William Shakespeare's famous soliloquy from "As You Like It."
Added: Sunday, August 20, 2006
 
Stretch Armstrong
#1 At the end of the game, you can have Guybrush say "You know, this doll reminds me of the Stretchy Strongman(TM) I had as a kid." This is a reference to the popular 70-90's toy, Stretch Armstrong, whose limbs could stretch to four times their length and snap back into place. Ironically enough, the toy could still crack and the inside goop would leak out.
Added: Wednesday, August 23, 2006
 
Visa
#1 Guybrush asks the antique shop dealer if he takes Visa.
Added: Wednesday, May 2, 2001
 
Zippy the Pinhead
#1 If you look at the mask in the antique store on Booty Island, the storekeeper will say it looks like Spiffy the Pinhead.
This is a reference to the comic strip "Zippy the Pinhead" drawn by Bill Griffith.
Spiffy is the name of the dog in the Scumm Bar in Monkey Island 1.
Added: Tuesday, July 18, 2000
 

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