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Apocalypse Now
#1 When Guybrush is dealt his cards when playing against the smugglers of Skull Island, he reads them off. They are the same cards Robert Duvall uses as death cards in "Apocalypse Now."
Added: Saturday, May 1, 2004
 
Child's play
#1 You can get a LeChuck doll from the smugglers on Skull Island. When you play with it, it will sometimes say "Hi! I'm LeChucky"

In the horror movie Child's play 1, a killer doll goes around saying "Hi! I'm Chucky".
Added: Tuesday, October 20, 1998
 
Deliverance
#1 The banjo duel is based on a movie called "Deliverance" (1972).
Added: Tuesday, February 27, 2001
 
Duck Tales
#1 When you beat Haggis in the caber toss, he says "By the spiraling bouffant of me great uncle McManus".

McManus is a character in the "Duck Tales" cartoons. This may have something to do with the fact that the person who voiced Haggis is the same guy who voiced Uncle Scrooge from "Duck Tales".
Added: Wednesday, May 31, 2000
 
Gilligan's Island
#1 In the Cannibals' village is a pile of skulls. If Guybrush looks at them he will say "It looks like a ship's skipper, first mate, a professor, and the rest". That is a reference to the American show "Gilligan's island".
Added: Tuesday, May 4, 1999
 
Godzilla
#1 When you look inside Mort's house on Blood you can see a monster that holds a pirate and it wears a pirate hat that looks like Godzilla from the Godzilla movies.
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
Goonies
#1 When Effete LaFoot is lowering you for the second time he says "I got it, I got it... I dont got it" Which is exactly what Chunk in the movie "Goonies" says when he fumbles with a bottle of water then drops it.
Added: Friday, August 9, 2002
 
Highlander
#1 When Guybrush gets rid of Rottingham in the Barbery Coast, he introduces himself to Haggis.
Haggis responds with "I am Haggis McMutton of the clan McMutton".
At one point in the first Highlander movie the main character, Connor MacLeod, introduces himself with "Connor McLeod of the clan McLeod".
Added: Thursday, November 16, 2000
 
Indiana Jones
#1 On Skull Island Guybrush says to the smugglers "That diamond belongs in a museum!"
Indiana Jones says the same thing in the movie "Indiana Jones and the last crusade".
Added: Unknown
 
#2 In the beginning of MI3, Elaine says "Guybrush, I thought I lost you forever!".
In "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" Indy's father says "Junior, I thought I lost you forever!" when he discovers that Indy has survived the tank going off the cliff.
Added: Friday, December 29, 2000
 
#3 In Part V when Guybrush is riding the roller coaster, go to the diorama of LeChuck and the torture chamber. If you look at the rollercoaster tracks, you'll notice there's the head of an indian and a scimitar, much like the ones in "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom".
Added: Saturday, May 1, 2004
 
James Bond
#1 When you are talking to King André you can ask him "Do you expect me to talk?" King André will answer "No Mr. Threepwood, I expect you to buy!"
The phrase "No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die!" Is a line from Goldfinger, when James Bond is lying tied down on a stack of gold with a laser aimed at his crotch.
Added: Sunday, October 11, 1998Screenshots: 1 2
 
#2 When LeChuck mentions the death of Rum Rogers Sr, whom he murdered by throwing a toaster in his bathtub, Guybrush will reply with a "Shocking!".

This is actually a reference to "Goldfinger", where 007 tosses a thug into a bathtub filled with water. He then throws an electric fan into the tub. When he exits the room, he says "Shocking..."
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
#3 When you talk to the smugglers on Skull Island, Guybrush is asked for his name and he says, "Threepwood. Guybrush Threepwood".
Added: Friday, August 9, 2002
 
Jaws
#1 When Guybrush jumps from the window of The Sea Cucumber he is surrounded by sharks, and the music is similar to the music in the movie "Jaws".
Added: Tuesday, June 27, 2000
 
JFK
#1 When you stand on the grassy knoll and look at the book depository, Guybrush will say "Triangulation of crossfire, that's the key"
This is a reference to Oliver Stone's movie JFK, where John F. Kennedy was shot from a book depository and a grassy knoll.
Added: Unknown
 
#2 When you shoot Snugglecakes' banjo Guybrush will say "You can't say that. That shot could have come from that grassy knoll."
This is a reference to Oliver Stone's JFK.
Added: Thursday, February 4, 1999
 
Judge Dread
#1 The name of the "Paingiver 2000" canon is similar to the weapon "The Lawmaker 2000" in the movie "Judge Dread".
Added: Friday, September 3, 2004
 
M*A*S*H
#1 When you show your death certificate to Stan, and tell him how you died, he replies "and.. you just got better?"
In an episode of MASH there was a patient who
supposedly died and who's body was lost. When the patient is seen alive at his own memorial service, Hawkeye says to Trapper, "I thought you said he was dead." Trapper shrugs and says, "He got better."
Added: Monday, June 18, 2001
 
Monty Python
#1 When you show your death certificate to Stan, and tell him how you died, he replies "and.. you just got better?"
This is a reference to the Monty Python movie "The quest for the Holy Grail", where a man says he was turned into a newt. When questioned about that he answers "Well...I got better."
Added: Wednesday, May 31, 2000
 
#2 In Mort's bedroom, you can see a parrot hanging upside down in a cage. Guybrush comments on that it's just sleeping. It is also clearly nailed down (how else would it be able to stay like that).
This is a reference to the "Dead parrot" sketch by Monty Python in which a man has been tricked into buying a parrot by being told that it was just sleeping.
Added: Saturday, May 1, 2004
 
Movie endings
#1 When LeChuck is talking with Guybrush he tells him to guess what the secret of Monkey Island is. All of Guybrush's options are endings of movies, which are described below.

That "Rosebud" is a sled? - This is from "Citizen Kane" where Rosebud turns out to be a sled and not a person.

That the guy's girlfriend is really a man? - This is from "The crying game" where the lady is actually a feminine man in disguise.

That they have to shoot the dog at the end? - This is from the movie "Old Yeller" where the dog has rabies and gets shot in the end.

That it's made from people? -This is from the movie "Soylent Green" which takes place in the future where they have run out of food, so they make a product called Soylent Green where the secret ingredient is people.

That the girl is her daughter AND her sister? - This is from the movie "Chinatown" with Jack Nicholson, where he is a detective protecting a mother and daughter from her grandfather, only to uncover a terrible incestuous affair where the grandfather is actually the daughter's father, therefore making the mother her daughter's sister as well.
Added: Wednesday, July 5, 2000
 
North by Northwest
#1 When Guybrush is taking to the flying Welshman, he says "south by southwest".
This is a reference to Hitchcock's movie "North by Northwest".
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
Pinocchio
#1 When one of the pirates give Guybrush the insult "Coming face to face with me must leave you petrified", one of the incorrect replies Guybrush
can say is, "You should let your conscience be your guide".
That is a reference to the movie "Pinocchio", where Jiminy Cricket says to Pinocchio, "Always let your conscience be your guide".
Added: Friday, August 3, 2001
 
Police Woman
#1 If you make Guybrush talk to the pepper next to the windmill he says, "Pepper, you're going undercover!".
This is a reference to the 1970s (American) police drama "Police Woman", in which Angie Dickenson played a police woman named Pepper.
Added: Saturday, May 8, 1999
 
Press Your Luck
#1 During the poker game with King Andre, one of the comments Guybrush can make during the deal is "No whammies, no whammies..."
There used to a game show called "Press Your Luck", where there was a game board that had a light flashing on and off all over different symbols, and contestants would press a plunger to try and make the light stop on a prize symbol.
If you stopped a whammy, though, you would lose all your winnings, so the contestants would usually call out "No whammies, no whammies!" before hitting the plunger.
Added: Tuesday, February 27, 2001
 
Road Runner and Coyote
#1 When confronting LeChuck at Big Whoop, you can beg for not killing Guybrush and he can say "If you kill me... there wouldn´t be anymore Monkey Island sequeles". This had to come from a Road Runner and Coyote episode where two boys watching the show and one of boys feel sorry of Coyote and he wished that Coyote would catch Road Runner, then the other boy said "But if he caught him there wouldn´t be any more Road Runner."
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
South Park
#1 Kenny Foulmouth is a personified combination of two characters from South Park. He has Kenny's name, the muffled little boy who repeatedly dies each episode. He also talks and looks like Cartman, the fat, foul-mouthed boy known for his guttural strain and high pitched whining.
Added: Saturday, August 26, 2006
 
Star Trek
#1 When Guybrush is talking to Mort he can say "My faster than light ship is trapped in a subspace anomaly!" This is a reference to the last episode of "Star Trek: The next generation".
Added: Tuesday, March 30, 1999
 
#2 One of the LeChuck doll's lines are "Set sails for fun".
This is a reference to the famous Star Trek phrase "Set phases for stun".
Added: Tuesday, June 27, 2000
 
#3 When Guybrush uses the ventriloquism book on LeChimp he imitates William Shatner's acting in Star Trek. He talks slow and then fast, similar to the overacting of Captain Kirk.
Guybrush says "Take a look around.....the rest of the crew.....they're all... MONKEYS".
Added: Tuesday, June 27, 2000Screenshots: 1 2
 
#4 When LeChuck is telling Guybrush about his plans he says he will give Elaine immortality and Guybrush replies "But...at...what...cost?"
He says it the same way as Captain Kirk says it to a bunch of Aliens in a Star Trek episode.
Added: Wednesday, July 5, 2000
 
Star Wars
#1 When Guybrush wants to go to Skull Island the ferry man says it is dangerous. Guybrush says "I'm not afraid!" The ferry man responds with "You will be. You WILL be!
In "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back" Luke Skywalker says "I'm not afraid" and Yoda responds with "You will be. You WILL be."
Added: UnknownScreenshots: 1 2 3
 
#2 In "Star Wars: A new hope" Obi-Wan gets past a guard by using the force and telling the guard that he doesn't need to see his identification etc. In MI3 Guybrush tries to use the same trick on the cabana boy and it almost works.
Added: UnknownScreenshots: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
 
#3 When Wally talks to Guybrush he says "Aren't you a little short for a pirate?"
In "Star Wars: A new hope" Princess Leia says to Luke Skywalker "Aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper?"
Added: Unknown
 
#4 Act IV, scene 8 in Slappy Cromwell's theatre play has a line called "Join me, Rosencrantz! I am your FATHER!
In "Star Wars: The Empire strikes back" Darth Vader says to Luke Skywalker "I am your FATHER!"
Added: Unknown
 
#5 In Part V LeChuck says to Guybrush "It was no mere nightmare, Guybrush! Search your feelings! You know it to be true!"
In "Star Wars: The Empire strikes back" Darth Vader says to Luke Skywalker "Search your feeling! You know it to be true!"
This phrase is also used in Monkey Island 2.
Added: Unknown
 
#6 When Guybrush is on the grassy hill and looks on Elaine's fort he says "Funny, the damage doesn't look as bad from out here.
In "Star Wars: A new hope" 3PO says the same thing.
Added: Unknown
 
#7 When you tell the voodoo lady "Blood island sounds dangerous...", eventually, you will get to Guybrush saying "You're my only Hope!!!", and the voodoo lady says "No. there is another".
In " Star Wars: The empire strikes back", when Luke Skywalker departs Daggobah, Yoda mind talks to the spirit of Obi-Wan Kenobi, and when Obi-Wan says "That boy is our last hope", Yoda says "No. There is Another", referring to Leia.
Leia has also stored a holographic message in R2D2 where she says "Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope".
Added: Wednesday, January 6, 1999
 
#8 When Guybrush eats the snow cone with meringue on, he says "What an incredible taste I've discovered!". In "Star Wars: A New Hope", when Luke, Han, Chewbacca, and Leia jumps into the disposal chute. Han tells Leia "The Garbage chute was a good idea. What an incredible Smell you have just discovered!"
Added: Wednesday, January 6, 1999
 
#9 When Guybrush takes the tofu mask off, he says "I can barely see out of that mask".
In "Star Wars: A new hope", when Luke Skywalker and Han Solo are dressed as Storm Troopers, Luke says "I can't see a thing in this helmet".
Added: Sunday, June 6, 1999
 
#10 When Guybrush is covered with tar and feathers, he can enter the Barbery Coast and Haggis will yell "We don't serve yer kind here!"
In "Star Wars: A new hope", when Luke, Obi Wan, R2D2, and C3PO enters the bar, a bartender says "Hey, we don't serve their kind here!"
Added: Sunday, June 6, 1999
 
#11 You buy a cannon from Kenny called "The Destructomatic T-47 carnage delivery system, with auto-loading and fax modem".
The "T-47" is a reference to the Snowspeeders used on Hoth
Added: Sunday, June 6, 1999
 
#12 When you first go backstage in the theater, you can hear a Star Wars song if you listen carefully.
Added: Wednesday, August 4, 1999
 
#13 Among the cannons Kenny are selling you can spot one of the cannons from the Death Star. It's to the right of the pile of cannonballs.
Added: Friday, May 18, 2001
 
#14 When Guybrush first talks to the voodoo lady and realises he knows her from MI1/MI2, he says "Boy have I got stories to tell you!"
In "Star Wars: A New Hope", Luke Skywalker says the same thing to his old friend while he and the other rebels are manning their ships for the attack on the Death Star.
Added: Friday, August 9, 2002
 
#15 If you originally choose to do the navigation with the crew's help, but then tell Haggis you want to do it on your own, and then ask Haggis for help again, you have to plead. Guybrush offers to fix Haggis up with his sister, but Haggis isn't interested. You can then say, "She's rich", to which Haggis replies, "Rich?".

This is similar to a scene in A New Hope, where Luke is trying to persuade Han to come and rescue Leia (who is Luke's sister, although he doesn't know that then). To try and persuade
him, he says, "She's rich", and Han plies, "Rich?".
Added: Friday, August 9, 2002
 
#16 When you look through the crumbling hole in the Goodsoup crypt and get to the Mêleé Island forest from MI1 for the first time Guybrush says "It's familiar somehow... just as I've seen it in a dream. Or maybe it's... uh, I don't know.". It's similiar to Luke who said "It's like something from a dream. Well, I don't know." when he and R2D2 landed on Dagobah.
Added: Saturday, May 1, 2004
 
#17 The first time you ask LeChuck about Big Whoop he says "I see...ye do not yet know the dreadful power that be Big Whoop."

This sounds a lot like Darth Vader's line in "Star Wars," when he says "You do not yet know the power of the Dark Side."
Added: Tuesday, May 11, 2004
 
The Compleate Al
#1 You can say to the cabana boy, "I'm delivering these fine monogrammed golf jackets." This may be a reference to "Weird Al" Yankovic's movie
"The Compleate Al" in which the character Barry Cohen gives out free monogrammed golf balls.
Added: Sunday, February 2, 2003
 
The Cook, the thief, his wife, and her lover
#1 Part 4 is called "The Bartender, the thieves, his aunt, and her lover".
This is a reference to the movie called "The Cook, the thief, his wife, and her lover".
Added: Thursday, July 27, 2000
 
The Great Dictator
#1 In the Charlie Chaplin movie 'The Great Dictator', there is a scene where he is sitting in a barber chair, and he keeps pulling the lever on the side to make it go higher and higher.

Guybrush does the same thing in MI3 to get the scissors.
Added: Friday, August 9, 2002
 
The Princess Bride
#1 In the movie The Princess Bride when Vezzini, Fezzik and Inigo are on the ship, just after kidnapping the princess Inigo and Fezzik keep making up rhymes, and Vezzini (who is their captain) tells them to quit they say:
Inigo: Fezzik are there rocks ahead?
Fezzik: If there are we'll all be dead.
Vezzini: Stop that Rhyming now! I mean it!
Fezzik: Anybody want a peanut?

The scene in MI3 where Haggis and Cut-throat Bill are singing the rhyming song and Guybrush keeps trying to get them to quit might be a reference to this movie.
Added: Sunday, February 2, 2003
 
The Producers
#1 There is a reference to Mel Brooks' film "The Producers." When Slappy Cromwell tells you that he has been assured that his play would be a success because you told him how horrible it is, this refers to "The Producers" because the main characters produce the worst play ever in a scheme to keep the money that has been lent to them.
Added: Friday, August 9, 2002
 
The Ren & Stimpy Show
#1 Alan Young, the voice of Haggis McMutton, also did a voice on The Ren & Stimpy Show. The character's name was Haggis McHaggis and he was a stereotypical Scottish caber-tossing bagpipe player.
Added: Monday, June 18, 2001
 
The Simpsons
#1 On Blood Island, when Madame Xima draws the death card Guybrush says ''But in the taro reading death means change right?''

In the episode ''Lisa's Wedding'', when Lisa enters the fortuneteller hut, the fortuneteller draws the death card and say ''don't worry, death means change''
Added: Wednesday, December 21, 2005
 
#2 When Guybrush is inside the snake, if you look at the syrup he'll say ''hmmm... maple'', and when he puts pepper on the snowcone at the carnival of the damned, he says ''hmmm... peppery goodness''. This is probably a reference to Homer Simpson, because whenever he likes something he says ''hmmm... (that thing)''.
Added: Thursday, May 25, 2006
 
THX
#1 When a movie with the THX sound system starts, a logo is shown. The logo has "THX" written in big letters and underneath it says "The Audience are Listening" and the sound of applause is played.
At the beginning of CMI the same logo is shown, but with the letters "CMI" instead of "THX" and underneath it says "The Monkeys are Listening" and the sound of monkeys are played.
Added: Sunday, June 6, 1999
 
Tommy Boy
#1 When you're in Blondebeard's chicken restaurant Blondbeard will start talking about his food. He'll eventually say "It gets you here, it gets you right here" while gesturing at his sides.
This is a reference to the movie "Tommy Boy". Chris Farley's character says the same thing and makes the same gesture.
Added: Sunday, February 2, 2003
 
Twin Peaks
#1 When you first talk to Murray on the ship, one of your choices is "Can I call you BOB?"
The capitalization is important there, as that is a
reference to the TV series "Twin Peaks". The killer
spirit-type person's name is BOB.
Added: Monday, January 7, 2002
 
Waterworld
#1 In MI3 the map to Blood Island is tattooed on the back of Palido.
In the movie "Waterworld" the map to dry land is tattooed on the back of a little girl.
Added: Wednesday, May 31, 2000
 
#2 The opening scene where Guybrush is floating on a raft is also similar to the opening scene in "Waterworld".
Added: Wednesday, May 31, 2000
 
Games

Day of the Tentacle
#1 In the beginning Wally says "I feel like I could, TAKE ON THE WORLD!"
In Day of the Tentacle, another adventure game by LucasArts, Purple tentacle says the same thing after he has drunk from the polluted water.
Added: Unknown
 
#2 When Guybrush swiches mugs at Kenny's lemonade shop, he makes him look away by saying "Look, a three-headed monkey!". In the "Day of the Tentacle", Bernard said that also that line when he swiches guns. Actually the line is used a lot in the Monkey Island series, so the line itself isn't an in-joke but the situation is the same as the Day of the Tentacle.
Added: Sunday, February 2, 2003
 
#3 After you have ruined Kenny's business by switching mugs and order some lemonade Guybrush turns around to the player and gives away a smart smile while he higher and lowers his eyebrows. That is exactly what Bernard does in "Day of the Tentacle" when he tricks the cigar-man by switching guns and asks for a cigar.
Added: Saturday, May 1, 2004
 
Full Throttle
#1 When your in the tribal village on
Blood Island, if you look at the big idol and the little idol above the food holding the flame, there are the names Ricky and Myron. Ricky Myron is the stunt driver who drove over the gorge In Full throttle.
Added: Friday, August 9, 2002
 
Grim Fandango
#1 In the chicken shop sits a skeleton that looks like Manny Calavera from Grim Fandango, another adventure by LucasArts. Next to him is a badge that says "Ask me about Grim Fandango"
In Monkey Island 1 a pirate in the Scumm Bar has a badge saying "Ask me about Loom" Loom is one of the first adventures from LucasArts.
Added: Unknown
 
Indiana Jones
#1 When you are talking to Wally, you can say "I'm selling these fine leather jackets" That line is originally from the game Indiana Jones and the last crusade, but has been used in almost every LucasArts games since then.
You can also say "I'm selling these fine leather jackets." to Mort and to the cabana boy you can say "I'm delivering these fine monogrammed golf jackets".
Added: Sunday, September 27, 1998Screenshots: 1 2 3
 
#2 In Monkey Island 2 you can press CTRL+ALT+W and win the game. A message says "You scored 800 out of 800 points".
In Monkey Island 3 when you die for the first time a message will say "You scored 0 out of 800 points".
In "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" and "Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis" you have an Indy Quotient score which increases as you solve puzzles. These both have a maximum of 800.
Added: Thursday, February 4, 1999
 
#3 When Guybrush is trapped in the crypt and looks at the raven in Mort's hut, he says "It's the stuff that really boring dreams are made of"
In the game "Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis", when Indy is looking at a blackbird statue, he says "It's the stuff dreams are made of".
Indy is in fact quoting a famous line from the movie "The Maltese Falcon", in which Humphrey Bogart says about the Falcon, a precious black statue of a bird, that "It's the stuff dreams are made of".
Added: Sunday, April 25, 1999
 
#4 When Guybrush crosses the hot sand of Brimstone beach on the wet towels, the way they burst into flames is reminiscent of the chequerboard floor above the lava towards the end of the game "Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis", in the inner ring of the city. Guybrush's double-take after crossing them suggests that this is intentional!
Added: Friday, August 3, 2001
 
Kings Quest
#1 The Flying Welshman looks a lot like the ferryman in "Kings Quest 2".
Added: Monday, January 7, 2002
 
Loom
#1 In Part V Guybrush asks LeChuck "Do you know the name Bobbin Threadbare?"
Bobbin Threadbare is the main character in Loom.
Added: Unknown
 
#2 When you talk to the voodoo lady she will say that it's lucky she wasn't turned into a magic swan. That is a reference to Loom, another adventure game by LucasArts.
Added: Tuesday, October 20, 1998
 
#3 When you are trapped in the Goodsoup crypt, you can say to Mort "I seek the Golden Rods of C'thon to bring piece to the shire" and he will say "Do you bear the mark of Tx'Plc'k, the chosen one foretold by the Scrolls of the Third Shadow?"
The Third Shadow is from Loom.
"C'thon" is also the name of an enemy in the game Quake.
Added: Sunday, June 6, 1999Screenshots: 1 2
 
#4 The Flying Welshman looks a lot like Bobbin Threadbare from Loom. At one point in the game he is also rowing a boat and wearing a cloak.
Added: Tuesday, February 27, 2001
 
#5 The face on the stage, situated on the veranda of the Goodsoup Hotel looks quite similar to the face of Lord Chaos, the villain from Loom.
Added: Friday, May 18, 2001
 
Monkey Island 1
#1 In Monkey Island 1 Guybrush says to a citizen that he once had a barber named Dominique.
In Monkey Island 3 he learns that his former barber, Dominique, had auditioned for the barber quartet.
Added: UnknownScreenshots: 1 2
 
#2 At the beginning of Part III "Three Sheets to the Wind", Your crew says:
"Aah the sea !
-Ah the sea !
-Makes you glad to be alive !"
In MI1 LeChuck says to Bob "It's days like this that makes you glad to be dead".
Added: Monday, March 15, 1999Screenshots: 1 2
 
#3 In Part V, during Guybrush's long conversation with LeChuck, Guybrush asks what happened to Lindy, the cabin boy. LeChuck replies that he "sold everything he owned and got so desperate he fell in with a traveling circus. He was killed when he was shot from a cannon without a helmet." Guybrush replies that, "no one could be that desperate!"
In MI1 Guybrush joins the Fettucini brothers circus and is shot out of a cannon, but with a pot as a helmet.
Added: Sunday, April 25, 1999Screenshots: 1 2 3
 
#4 When Guybrush talks to Murray the first time, he can ask him "Can I call you Bob?".
In MI1 is a ghost named Bob who often plays with his head and once he lost it in a river of lava.
Added: Sunday, June 6, 1999Screenshots: 1 2
 
#5 When Guybrush is talking to Minnie Goodsoup, in the Goodsoup family crypt she tells a story of how she wanted a pirate when she was alive, and then she asks Guybrush "What do you do for a living?".
Guybrush replies "Flooring inspector".
In MI1, when Guybrush arrives to Melee Island, he introduces himself to the Lookout with "My name's Guybrush Threepwood and I want to be a pirate".
The Lookout responds with: "So, you want to be a pirate, eh? You look more like a flooring inspector".
Added: Wednesday, May 31, 2000Screenshots: 1 2 3
 
#6 The last part in MI1 is named
"Guybrush kicks butt!"
The last part in MI3 is named
"Guybrush kicks butt again!"
Added: Wednesday, May 31, 2000Screenshots: 1 2
 
#7 When Guybrush convinces Griswold Goodsoup that he is a Goodsoup and Griswold tells him he can be buried in the family tomb, Guybrush says
"It's as if all my dreams are coming true."
In MI1 when Meathook offers to show him his tattoo act, he says the same thing.
Added: Wednesday, May 31, 2000
 
#8 The vats next to Kenny are filled with red dye #2.
In Monkey Island 1 the three important looking pirates inform you that grog contains red dye #2.
Added: Tuesday, June 27, 2000Screenshots: 1 2
 
#9 If you complete the three trials in Monkey Island 1 without talking to the Three Important Looking Pirates, Guybrush will answer "I was just going to give it some fresh air" when Fester Shinetop asks him why he stole the idol.
In MI3 Minnie Goodsoup says that LeChuck stole her ring and said he was just going to give it some fresh air.
Added: Wednesday, July 5, 2000
 
#10 At some point in the demo of MI1 the Voodoo Lady will say "Hey, what am I, chopped liver?".
In MI3 the spokes model says the same thing when Slappy Cromwell says that it is a one man show.
Added: Saturday, November 25, 2000
 
#11 Guybrush says to Murray "You are as fearsome as a doorstop".
When Guybrush looks at the fabulous idol after he is thrown in the water in MI1 he says "It looks more like a fabulous doorstop".
Added: Monday, December 18, 2000Screenshots: 1 2
 
#12 When you are in the Smuggler's cave, you can look at Gruff and he 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.

In Monkey Island 2 Kate Capsize also says that.
Added: Friday, May 18, 2001
 
#13 One of the counter-insults Guybrush can say to "On guarde! Touche!" is "I'd like to see this swordfight on instant replay."

In the ending of Monkey Island 1, Guybrush's victory over the defeat of
LeChuck was put on instant replay.
Added: Friday, August 9, 2002
 
#14 When you are in the storeage-room in Goodsoup hotel (where you could get the Big Whoop magnet, death-certificate and cheese), if look at the fridge or the freezer after you took the magnet Guybrush says "Hmmm..." and if you try to open the fridge or freezer Guybrush say "I really don't wanna know whats in there.".

In MI1, at the Voodoo lady's place there is a basket. If you looked at it Guybrush say "I wonder what's in there?" and if you try to open it he say "I'm not THAT currious of what's inside."
Added: Friday, August 9, 2002
 
#15 When you first meet the Voodoo-lady and try to tell her stories she says that she have to go but Guybrush tries to convince her to listen but she say that she will dissappear in a great flash until Guybrush gives up. In MI1 when the Voodoo-lady have told the things she wants to tell Guybrush, she dissappeared in a great flash.
Added: Sunday, February 2, 2003
 
#16 When Edward Van Helgan is telling his story on the sea he says that something were wrong, Guybrush can ask him if they were haunted by a spirit of a former captain. In MI1 LeChuck sailed the sea to get men for his ghost crew.
Added: Sunday, February 2, 2003
 
#17 When Guybrush has been turned in to a child, go to the the snowcone guy. You can see Jojo still swinging on the pole.
Added: Friday, September 3, 2004
 
#18 While Guybrush is trapped inside the snake, there's a lot of useful stuff around that he could use to get out of the snake, but he can't reach any of it.

In MI1, when Guybrush's underwater and tied to the idol, there's a lot of things on the ocean floor that he could use to cut the rope, but he can't reach any of them
Added: Wednesday, November 9, 2005
 
Monkey Island 2
#1 If you wait a while when you are sailing around on the map fighting pirates, the glass bottom boat will appear. You can attack, but if you don't hit it, the tourists will come out with different outbursts.
In MI2 there is a character named Kate Capsize, she has a glass bottom boat and she takes Guybrush out for a trip.
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#2 When you say goodbye to the Flying Welshman he mentions that he will apply for a job as a cook in The Bloody Lip bar on Scabb Island.
In Monkey Island 2 Guybrush had that job, but got fired.
Added: Sunday, September 27, 1998
 
#3 In MI2 you need an ID to get a drink at the Bloody Lip bar.
In MI3, behind Goodsoup is a sign saying "No ID, no grog"
Added: Thursday, February 4, 1999Screenshots: 1 2
 
#4 When you use the ventriloquism book on Rottingham, Guybrush can say "Make me balder than Largo LaGrande".
Largo LaGrande is LeChuck's right hand in MI2.
Added: Monday, April 5, 1999
 
#5 When King Andre is asking Guybrush his name, he can answer "Captain Loogie".
This name is a nickname you can choose in MI2 when you are entering the spitting contest.
Added: Sunday, April 25, 1999
 
#6 In the roller-coaster when Guybrush is talking to Wally, he says to him "Could you please stop that annoying swinging ?"
He says the same thing to him in MI2 when he is trapped in LeChuck's fortress.
Added: Sunday, April 25, 1999Screenshots: 1 2
 
#7 When you read the blue book at the bar in the GoodSoup Hotel, you see several drink recipes. Including some drinks you can see in Monkey Island 2 : Yellow Baby's Beard, Bloody Stump, and Blue Whale.
Added: Sunday, April 25, 1999Screenshots: 1 2 3
 
#8 In the Goodsoup hotel is a spittoon. If you tell Guybrush to pick it up, he will say "I don't carry around other peoples' spit anymore. I've grown past that stage."
In MI2 Guybrush carries around Largo LaGrande's spit on a piece of paper.
Added: Tuesday, May 4, 1999
 
#9 If Guybrush loses one of the duels he asks the other pirate if he can keep his copy of "Art of the Vichyssoise".
Vichyssoise is the soup Guybrush ruined in Monkey Island 2 so he could get the cook's job.
Also, when Grisworld's hotel is back in business, he tells Guybrush that he will play "Voulez-vous Vichyssoise" on stage.
Added: Wednesday, July 21, 1999Screenshots: 1 2
 
#10 Part 3 of MI3 is called "Three Sheets to the Wind".
That is also the title of a book you can check out of
the Phatt Island library in MI2.

This is an explanation of what the sentence "Three Sheets to the Wind" means:

Unsteady from over-drinking, as a ship when its sheets are in the wind. The sail of a ship is fastened at one of the bottom corners by a rope called a “tack;” the other corner is left more or less free as the rope called a “sheet” is disposed; if quite free, the sheet is said to be “in the wind,” and the sail flaps and flutters without restraint. If all the three sails were so loosened, the ship would “reel and stagger like a drunken man.”

Taken from this site.
Added: Tuesday, June 13, 2000Screenshots: 1 2
 
#11 In the ending sequence when Guybrush is avoiding LeChuck's flames he will eventually say "Hey! Look! A nickel!"
In MI2 LeChuck bends down to pick up a coin and Guybrush steals his underwear.
Added: Tuesday, June 27, 2000
 
#12 In Stan's office there is a coffin with the boots of a corpse sticking out.
This coffin can also be seen in the crypt in Monkey Island 2.
Added: Wednesday, July 5, 2000Screenshots: 1 2
 
#13 In the end of Monkey Island 2 you can see a sausage man sign on the roof of the costume shop.
At Big Whoop you can see the back of this sign above the three red signs.
Added: Tuesday, July 18, 2000Screenshots: 1 2 3
 
#14 When Wally talks to Guybrush after the sinking of LeChuck's ship he says that he is going to a tattoo-removal parlor.
In Monkey Island 2, when the woodsmith says it would be cool to get rid of Largo LaGrande, Guybrush suggests an all-night tattoo parlor.
Added: Thursday, July 27, 2000Screenshots: 1 2
 
#15 When Guybrush is falling from the cliff, the music from when Guybrush dived for The Mad Monkey in Monkey Island 2 is played.
Added: Friday, December 8, 2000Screenshots: 1 2
 
#16 When you talk to the Voodoo lady she says "True evil can never be destroyed completely".
She says the same thing in Monkey Island 2.
Added: Tuesday, February 27, 2001
 
#17 When you are in the Smuggler's cave, you can look at Gruff and he will say "What are YOU looking at ?"
In Monkey Island 2 Kate Capsize says the same thing if you look at her.

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
 
#18 At the Big Whoop Carnival you can talk to Wally and say " You can count on me Wally. After I save Elaine, set the monkeys free, and ride the madly rotating buccaneer, I'll save you".
In Monkey Island 2, when Guybrush and Chuckie are talking to their parents, the parents say "Now lets go ride the madly rotating buccaneer".
Added: Monday, June 18, 2001
 
#19 When you ask Wally how tough he is, he'll say something about he stuffed David Jones in his locker.
In Monkey Island 2 there's a book called "Hip Pirate Lingo", which also mentions David Jones locker.
Added: Friday, August 3, 2001
 
#20 In the opening cutscene, Guybrush is writing in his journal. When it shows the book up close, you can see a few pictures that he drew. One of them is
the head of LeChuck in his resurrected body form There is spit coming out of his mouth and there is the word "Spit" pointing to the spit.
In Monkey Island 2, LeChuck spat whenever he talked.
Added: Monday, January 7, 2002
 
#21 If you look at the chalk numbers on the Field of Honor, Guybrush will say "They remind me of something I saw on Booty Island".
He is of course referring to the spitting contest on Booty Island in Monkey Island 2.
Added: Monday, January 7, 2002
 
#22 When Guybrush is given the insult, "When your father first saw you, he must've been mortified!" one of the counter insults Guybrush can give is, "I carry traveler's checks that are accepted worldwide."

This is a reference to Monkey Island 2. After Guybrush gets robbed by Largo LaGrande he says, "Maybe I should've gotten those traveler's checks."
Added: Monday, January 7, 2002
 
#23 On Blood Island, when you pick up the bottle in the sand (Cap'n Nick's Shaving Soap) look at it and then try to use it. Guybrush will say "I don't need it. I shaved last week."
This might be an attempt to explain why Guybrush's beard from Monkey Island 2 has disappeared.
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
#24 If you try to talk to the headstone with the name Yorik in the teatre Guybrush says "I'll let him rest in peace.".
Guybrush also says that in LeChuck's Revenge if you try to use the "Ash-2-life" on Rapp Scallion's ashes after you get his map piece.
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
#25 When you talk to the Voodoo-lady about the the foundue she offers Guybrush to try some and he asks "There is no skink toes in it?".
This comes from MI2 when you look at one of the bottles at Voodoo-lady's place, one of them contain Skink toes.
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
#26 When you confront LeChuck at Big Whoop and you talk with him about Young Lindy, LeChuck tells you that Lindy had a great devolution firm that was very fortune until LeChuck send a commission that was badly that it was doomed to fail, Grangrene N Honey.
In MI2, when you look in book about Big Whoop it says about that Lindy started a firm that was suceeded and that it closed down because of the the failing commission Gangrene N Honey.
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
#27 Also when confronting LeChuck at Big Whoop, when talking about Rum Rogers Sr., LeChuck tells that he died by a electric-shock by his toaster fell into the tub. That explains the skeleton in the bath-tub in MI2.
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
#28 When talking to Stan in the crypt where came in when you have died for the first time Guybrush tells Stan that they are trapped in there, Stan says: "Nonsence! This is one of Stan's Kozy Krypts!". When you look at the crypt which have Rapp Scallion's coffin, Guybrush say it's a Stan's Kozy Krypt.
Added: Friday, August 9, 2002
 
#29 Outside the Goodsoup hotel on Blood there are hanging tiki-laturns. In MI2, in Booty Island antique shop there are tiki-laturns.
Added: Friday, August 9, 2002
 
Mortimer
#1 When Guybrush is on the cliff on Skull Island you can make him look at the clouds and he will say "How cool! It looks like a giant flying snail!"
He is probably referring to Mortimer. A flying snail in one of LucasArts' kids-games.
Added: Unknown
 
Myst
#1 When Guybrush talks with the Lost Welshman, the Welshman tells Guybrush about the mist he got lost in and how much he hates mist. Guybrush replies "I like Myst, it's pretty" and the Welshman says "Oh yeah, it's pretty, but egad is it dull!"
They are actually talking about another adventure game named "Myst".
Added: Sunday, September 20, 1998Screenshots: 1 2 3 4
 
#2 When you talk to Haggis, he can say something about a dead man's chest, sunken to the bottom of a pit. One of Guybrush's suggestions is to fill the chest with air and fill the hole with water. You do this in Myst, in the Stoneship age.
Added: Wednesday, May 2, 2001
 
Quest for Glory
#1 In "Quest for Glory V" there is an inn named The Dead Parrot and its sign is very similar to the dead parrot in Mort's house.
Added: Monday, January 7, 2002
 
Sam & Max
#1 Only Max makes an appearance this time, but he does it 6 times. Once when you are messing with the lights in the theatre and on a picture behind Snugglecakes. The picture can best be seen if you leave Snugglecakes in the middle of the duel and go down to the Barbery Coast. Snugglecakes is gone and you can see the picture.
Max is also on the Big Whoop magnet and in the middle of LeChuck's table in a cutscene.
He can also be seen on the side of the green Big Whoop car and on the snow cone guy's apron.
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#2 At Big Whoop there are 3 signs with references to the game Sam and Max.
The signs read "Hall of Oddities", "Trixie, the giraffe-necked girl", and "Frozen Bigfoot"
The Hall of Oddities is a room at a carnival in Sam and Max. Trixie and the frozen Bigfoot are the two biggest attractions in the carnival.
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#3 When Guybrush meets LeChuck in the last part, he will say "Cripes ?" and LeChuck will answer :"On toast".
A reference to Sam & Max, because when they are in the carnival, Sam screams "Holy cripes on toast!"
Added: Monday, March 15, 1999Screenshots: 1 2
 
#4 One of the dioramas in the roller coaster has a bigfoot. This could be a reference to the bigfoots in Sam & Max.
Added: Monday, January 7, 2002
 
#5 When Guybrush agrees to play against King André and Cruff in poker, King André asks Guybrush if he trust them. One of the answers are "I trust you as much as I can throw you." even if Guybrush always says "Of course I trust you.".

In Sam & Max: Hit the Road, when Sam and Max talks to Doug the moleman, Max says to him "You can trust us as far as we can throw you!".
Added: Saturday, May 1, 2004
 
#6 In the intro scene while Elaine fires at LeChuck's ship, she says "...and you're too nice a zombie-pirate anyway." because LeChuck told her that he pines for every gentle caress. At the start of "Sam and Max", the girl who have been tied up by the mad scientist says that he is too nice for her, just before Sam and Max comes to rescue her.
Added: Saturday, May 1, 2004
 
#7 In the intro scene when Elaine fires the cannons at LeChuck's ship, she says to him "Let's be friends instead." as a response to LeChuck's love for Elaine. At the beginning of "Sam and Max", the mad scientist says "We have just been out three times and you just want us to be friends!?!".
Added: Saturday, May 1, 2004
 
Text Adventure
#1 The particular kind of adventure game that MI 1, 2, and 3 are is called Picture Based Adventure, or PBA. They are called this due to their close relation to Text Based Adventures, or TBA.
Text based adventures provide you with a prompt like this:
You are in the castle entrance. You see a candle.
Obvious exits are east, north, and west. You have to guess the commands and type in stuff.

Monkey Island is similar, but pictures have been added, and in 1 and 2 the "commands" are in the corner. (The verb box.) So, in MI3, one of the tombstones reads "Tex Venture."
This means Text Adventure, as that particular genre is rejected by 99% of gamers, and is more or less dead.
Added: Saturday, March 31, 2001
 
#2 Slappy Cromwell says his real name is "Rex Fortune, Adventure Seeker". This is also a reference to the old Text Adventures.
Added: Monday, January 7, 2002
 
The Dig
#1 When Guybrush sticks his arm through the crack in the crypt he says "Aah! My arm is stuck! My circulation has been cut off! You'll have to cut off my arm!"
That phrase is taken from The Dig, another adventure by LucasArts, where it is said by Ludger Brink.
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#2 When Guybrush wants to adjust the lens in the lighthouse on Blood Island, he says "Luckily, I don't need to adjust it."
In "The Dig", you sometimes have to adjust the lenses of five light bridges. When the hero has adjusted a lens he says "Just needs a little adjustment".
Added: Sunday, April 25, 1999
 
#3 In the end of The Dig, Boston says "Maggie, I thought I lost you forever!"
In the beginning of MI3, Elaine says "Guybrush, I thought I lost you forever!".
Added: Tuesday, June 13, 2000
 
Zombies ate my neighbors
#1 When you look through the crack into Mort's house, there is a book on the floor entitled "Zombies ate my neighbors". That is a game LucasArts made for the Super Nintendo.
Added: Tuesday, May 4, 1999
 
Music / Books

Ali Baba and the Fourty Thieves
#1 When Guybrush is in his coffin the first time he dies, he can attempt to free himself with the magic wand (Mega Monkey mode). He will say, "Open Sesame!" followed by the sound of the wand, and then Guybrush will say, "Darn."

This is a reference to "Ali Baba and the Fourty Thieves."
Added: Monday, January 7, 2002
 
Armand Van Helden
#1 Armand Van Helden is the name of the artist who made the banjo music on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride in Disneyland. Funny it is that Edward van Helgen is also playing banjo music in MI3.
Added: Monday, January 7, 2002
 
Concert
#1 When Van Helgen is going crazy on his banjo, Guybrush will pull out a lit candle if you don't move him for a few minutes.
This is similar to concerts when people wave lighters high in the air.
Added: Wednesday, July 5, 2000
 
Discworld
#1 It is also that the name Mort is a reference to the Discworld novel "Mort", where Death's apprentice is a human named Mort.
Added: Thursday, July 27, 2000
 
#2 In "Mort", from the Discworld series, Princess Keli asks a wizard to read her fortune. The wizard pulls out a deck of "Caroc cards" (his name for them) and asks the Princess to pick a card, any card. Princess Keli happens to pick a Death card. Not wanting that future, Princess Keli picks another two cards. Bingo! Three Death cards for Keli! Which is very similar to the scene when Guybrush asks Madame Xima to read his fortune and he ends up with five Death cards.
Added: Saturday, May 1, 2004
 
Don Quixote
#1 If you examine the umbrella that Goodsoup gives you with your drink, it's
described as being a "Cervantes brand umbrella".
Cervantes was this author who wrote "Don Quixote". This is a clue that the umbrella can help you with getting up the windmill, since Don Quixote was famous for tilting at a windmill with his sword.
Added: Tuesday, February 27, 2001
 
Don't Pay the Ferryman
#1 After giving the Flying Welshman the compass, try to give him the money you recieved after cashing in the life insurance policy. Guybrush will decline, saying "Not until he gets me to the other side."

This is a reference to the song "Don't Pay the Ferryman", by Chris Deburgh, and one of the repeated lines in the song is "Don't pay the ferryman/Until he gets you to the other side."
Added: Saturday, May 1, 2004
 
Dueling Banjos
#1 The music that Van Helgen and Guybrush are playing on the banjos are actually small parts of a folk music piece called "Dueling Banjos." You also hear parts of it when you're choosing between Normal Mode and Mega Monkey.

You can download a MP3 of Van Helgen and Guybrush playing the banjos here.
Added: Sunday, February 2, 2003
 
Edward Van Halen
#1 The name Edward Van Helgen is a reference to the famous Edward Van Halen.

The entire concept of Edward Van Helgen was poking fun at Edward Van Halen, specifically the difficulties he was having throughout 1996.

Helgen was looking for a '4th for his
barbershop quartet'. In 1996, Van Halen parted ways with singer Sammy Hagar, BRIEFLY worked with original
singer David Lee Roth for a 2-song addition to a greatest hits package, parted with HIM (for a 2nd time), and finally settled on a guy named Gary
Cherone. This all occurred during 1996, which was when much of MI3 was being programmed and written. Edward
Van HALEN could not find a singer (the 4th member for his band), and Edward Van Helgen was also unable to find a 4th for HIS quartet.

Further, recall the banjo duel. Mr. Van Helgen played with a heavily overdriven sound, playing fast, furious, and flashy guitar-like phrases that Mr. Van HALEN is best known for.

Also recall that Van Helgen could NOT be defeated (fairly) in the contest; again, this is quite similar to Van Halen's status as a guitarist.
Added: Thursday, August 3, 2000
 
Georgia on my mind
#1 The song "Plunder on my Mind" is a parody of "Georgia on my mind"
Added: Sunday, February 2, 2003
 
High hopes
#1 When Guybrush looks at the rubber tree in the caber-tossing field, he says "It's covered with ants".

This is a reference to an old song named "High hopes" where some of the lyrics go like this:

Just what makes that little old ant
Think he can move that rubber tree plant?
Added: Wednesday, July 5, 2000
 
Moby Dick
#1 When Guybrush looks into Mort's house, there is a poster that says Moby Dick.
Added: Friday, August 3, 2001
 
The Beatles
#1 When you talk to Van Helgen (Snugglecakes) He will tell you that Dominique left the Quartet for artistic reasons.
Stu Sutcliffe left the Beatles in 1960, also for artistic reasons. He died about a year later.
Added: Sunday, June 6, 1999
 
The Three Tenors
#1 The name Palido Domingo is a reference to the famous Placido Domingo, one of The Three Tenors.
Added: Thursday, August 3, 2000
 
Treasure Island
#1 In the movie "Treasure Island" is an old blind pirate named Pew.
In CMI the dog on Blood Island is named "Old blind Pew" obviously a reference to the pirate in "Treasure Island".

Treasure Island is originally a book written by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Added: Wednesday, July 21, 1999
 
#2 When you first board The Sea Cucumber, you hear Mr. Fossy singing "Fifteen men on a dead man's chest."
This song is from the movie "Treasure Island".
Added: Friday, September 1, 2000
 
#3 If you look at the literature Wally gives you at the begining of the game, Guybrush says, "Chapter One: How to get more than fifteen men on a dead man's chest".
Added: Friday, August 9, 2002
 
Miscellaneous

Bad luck
#1 If you keep losing the poker hand and trying again, and look at your various losing hands in your inventory, eventually Guybrush will make the

comment "Aces and eights... that can't be good." Aces and eights is the famous "Dead Man's Hand" that Wild Bill Hickok had right before he was shot, and is often used as a symbol of impending death/bad luck.
Added: Tuesday, February 27, 2001
 
Commercial products
#1 If you keep selecting the bottom line when Guybrush is talking to the Voodoo Lady he will say different sentences and eventually he'll say "I want to know more about TV and VCR repair" and the Voodoo Lady will say "Do you want to make more money?" then Guybrush will say "Sure, we all do!"
That is from a commercial about how you can make more money and get college degrees from your home.
Added: Thursday, August 20, 1998
 
#2 One of the things the LeChuck doll says is: "Arr, Math Class be tough, let's go shopping".
This is a reference to the first talking Barbie doll. One of the things the Barbie said was "Math class is tough".
Added: Friday, September 1, 2000
 
#3 When Guybrush steps aboard the Sea Cucumber for the second time, he can look
into the hold and say "That's funny. The hold is full of broken luggage." In
Samsonite commercials of the 70s, the durability of the suitcases was demonstrated by
showing monkeys abusing them.
Added: Saturday, March 31, 2001
 
#4 The history of the Goodsoup family that you get on Blood Island is written by M.M. Goodsoup.
This is a spin off on the Campbells soup logo with the two little kids. Beneath them it says "Mmm Mmm Good." Under that it says "Soup."
Added: Monday, January 7, 2002
 
#5 The Wharf Rat says: It doesn't take any talent to make a big puppy dog appealing. Now, getting children to hang around a giant rat... (Laugh) ...that's art.

A direct illusion to Chucky Cheese if I ever saw one. In the chain of Chucky Cheese restaurants, there are games you can play, and always someone dressed up as "Chucky Cheese." He's supposed to be friendly to kids. Everyone makes ripoffs of Chucky Cheese, and they always make the person dressed up as Chucky Cheese an ugly rat, with a bad temper.
Added: Sunday, February 2, 2003
 
#6 There is a Blackbeards Deckmaker Workbench in the cemetery. This is a referance to the infamous Black & Decker line of workbenches.
Added: Saturday, June 12, 2004
 
#7 When you give the Bit-o Jerkey Gum to Captain Blondebeard's, he says he likes the flavor--"it gets you right here, and right here".

This is a reference to the series of "A-1 Suace Bold" commercials where people said they wanted a bolder, spicer sauce that "gets you right here, and here".
Added: Monday, January 2, 2006
 
#8 Keep looking at the side order menu in Blondebeard's Chicken and Guybrush will mention "Blondebeard's Mashed 'Taters: Mashed chitin and flour mixed with coconut milk. You'll say 'I can't believe these aren't real potatoes.'" This is a reference to a famous commercial and product called "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!"
Added: Saturday, August 26, 2006
 
#9 Look at the bread on the Sea Cucumber and Guybrush will say "Mmm, my favorite. Plunder Bread!" This is a reference to a famous brand of bread, Wonder Bread.
Added: Saturday, August 26, 2006
 
#10 Haggis will mention that in order to start his barber shop, he told two friends about it, "and then they told two friends and so on, and so on." This is a line from an old 70's Faberge Shampoo commercial.
Added: Saturday, August 26, 2006
 
#11 King André says "No, I'm not insane. My prices are!".
Back in the 80's there was commercials with a guy named Crazy Eddie and he always yelled "I'm Crazy Eddie and my prices are insane!".
Added: Sunday, June 17, 2007
 
Deus ex Machina
#1 If you read the plaque for the vine it says it's latin name is "Arborealis Deusexmachinas". Deus ex Machina is Latin for God out of a Machine and is a phrace for something that will appear from nowhere and solve everything.
Added: Sunday, February 2, 2003
 
Disneyland
#1 After the credits a father tells his son that they say LeChuck's frozen body is hidden somewhere in the the Carnival of the Damned.
This is a reference to a popular rumor about Disneyland.
The legend goes that after Walt Disney died, he had his body cryogenically frozen, and stored somewhere in his theme park.
Added: Friday, September 1, 2000
 
#2 At the Goodsoup hotel if you look at the stand of brouchers Guybrush says that they are brouchers for Big Whoop for pirates and pirates by heart. That is a refference to that the Disney theme parks are for "children and children by heart" and that means that both children and adults can enjoy the theme park.
Added: Sunday, February 2, 2003
 
#3 look into the keyhole, Guybrush will talk about how he sees the children of the world singing together in harmony and then says that it's too dark to see what's really in there.

This is a refererence to the Disney ride "It's a Small World" In which you are in a boat and there are several dioramas of children from different countries singing a song by the name of the title of this song. The lighting throughout the ride is dark too.
Added: Tuesday, November 9, 2004
 
Geography
#1 The barber shop in Puerto Pollo is named The Barbery Coast.

There's a region of along the coast of North Africa that is called "The
Barbary Coast", from the name "Berber". This region made up of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya.
Added: Friday, August 9, 2002
 
History
#1 During the American revolution, there was a man named Nathan Hale who was a spy for the Americans, he was caught and hanged. His last words were supposedly, "I regret that I have but one life to give for my country."
In MI3, Mr. Fossey forces Guybrush to walk the plank and asks if he has any last words. Guybrush can reply, "I regret that I have only one life to give for love."
Added: Wednesday, July 21, 1999
 
In French
#1 The gravedigger is named Mort, in French Mort (pronounced "more") means dead.

The name Mort also resembles a MORTician, which is a person who is responsible for burying the dead, taking care of the graves, etc.
Added: Sunday, April 25, 1999
 
In Spanish
#1 The name Palido is actually "pale" in spanish and Palido is very pale!
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
LucasArts
#1 The LucasArts logo appears 5 places in MI3.
It's on a mug you pick up when you are trapped in the snake, it's behind Dingy Dog in a cutscene, it's in the Cannibals' village, it's in another cutscene under the army of the undead, and it's on LeChuck's table.
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#2 When Guybrush "dies" Mort says: "Funny, I didn't think you could die in LucasArts' adventure games" He is right, because you can't die in most of their adventure games.
There are a few exceptions though.
In "Indiana Jones and the fate of Atlantis" you can die, but you get a second chance, which means you don't have to load or restart a game.
The same goes for "Full Throttle".

In "Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders", which is one of the first adventures from LucasArts (Called LucasFilm Games then), it is possible for all four main characters to die.
Annie can be killed by the guardian beast of the sphinx, and so can Zak. Zak, Leslie and Melissa can all die if their oxygen runs out on Mars, or if they forget to wear their space helmets. Zak can also die if you put his space suit on without an oxygen tank.

In Maniac Mansion you can type the wrong code to open the door and the mansion will be destroyed.

In Maniac Mansion you can also die by putting the pool water in the microwave and opening it. All you have to do is walk all the kids into the kitchen. You can also see there tombstones if you look for them.
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#3 To prove that Guybrush is older than 7 years, he shows Dinghy Dog his SCUMM Actors Guild Membership Card.
As you may know, SCUMM stands for: Script Creation Utility for Maniac Mansion. The SCUMM system is used to control Guybrush and characters in LucasArts' adventures. It was developed by Ron Gilbert.
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Mona Lisa
#1 Watch the poster of the grog ad next to the stairs in Goodsoup Hotel. Every time you go up and down the stairs, the poster will change and Guybrush will say that the girl on the poster is following him with her eyes.
It is said that the famous painting Mona Lisa, by Leonardo da Vinci, has the same effect.

The picture also changes appearance. The second time you see it, they girl has got an eye patch and the third time she also has a string over her blouse. The fourth time she has got a belt buckle and the fifth time her left hand is replaced with a hook. The sixth time she also smiles. At one point she also has a moustache.
Added: Sunday, April 25, 1999
 
No animals were harmed
#1 Look at the bottom of the disclaimer when you install Monkey Island 3. There it says something like: "No monkeys were harmed during the making of this game."

In films, animal scenes have to be supervised to make sure they are treated right and at the bottom of the credits it always says "No animals were harmed in the making of this film."
Added: Friday, August 3, 2001
 
Nosferatu
#1 Use the ventriloquism book on Murray and Guybrush will pretend to be "Moosferatu, the Jersey Cow." This is both a reference to Nosferatu, synonym for "vampire," and the Jersey Devil.
Added: Wednesday, June 20, 2007
 
Optical illusion
#1 When Guybrush looks at Skull Island, he says it looks like a duck, or a rabbit if you turn your head. This is based on a famous optical illusion, which you can see above.
Added: Monday, September 11, 2000
 
People
#1 At one point while rehearsing his play, one of the comments Slappy Cromwell makes is "... and then I smash the watermelon."
This is a reference to the comedian Gallagher, who is famous for smashing a watermelon with his "Sledge-O-Matic" sledgehammer at the end of all his shows.
Added: Tuesday, February 27, 2001
 
#2 The first mate of the Sea Cucumber is named
Mr. Fossey. This is a reference to Diane Fossey, a scientist who studied gorillas, fought to protect endangered apes, and was murdered by her opponents. Her story is told in the movie "Gorillas in the Mist".
Added: Saturday, March 31, 2001
 
#3 The name "Blondebeard" is probably based on the real life pirate "Blackbeard".
Added: Saturday, March 31, 2001
 
#4 In the Barbery Coast there is a portrait of Edward Screech, better known as Blackbeard,
Added: Monday, January 7, 2002
 
#5 There is also a portrait of Jack Rackaham. "Calico" Jack Rackham was the only pirate captain to have women pirates on his crew.
Added: Monday, January 7, 2002
 
#6 When you talk to Mr. Fossey about that LeChimp and the rest of the crew are all monkeys Mr. Fossey will ask "You mean in the darwanian sence, sir?". Mr. Fossey is probably thinking about Charles Darwin who claimed that the humans came from the monkeys and apes.
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
#7 After LeChuck drops the Voodoo cannonball and Elaine and Guybrush are on the beach and Wally comes up Guybrush says "Wally, you're alive!!!"
Wally replies "I was thrown clear, I'm just lucky I wasn't wearing my seat belt"

This is a reference to when George Lucas was in his 'younger days' and was fond of cars. June 12, 1962, three days before Lucas was to graduate from high school, he was involved in a serious accident. Lucas was gravely injured when his Fiat Biancina was struck broadside by another car (a fellow student at Downey High School, Modesto California) and was sent rolling toward a walnut tree at sixty miles per hour.

His seat belt snapped and he was flung from the car which, a split second later, collided with such force that it moved the tree two feet, roots and all. If the seat belt had worked, he would have been killed instantly.

Source: George Lucas Profile and Biography
Added: Saturday, May 1, 2004
 
Places
#1 If you go to the screen past the graveyard where the blind dog is and Mort's house, and you look in the distance towards the graveyard, there is a tomb in the distance. Put the cursor over it and look at it. It is kind of hard to locate it because it is right at the line on the screen where your cursor becomes an arrow to go back to the graveyard. When you look at it, Guybrush says something like "It's Grant's tomb, and no I don't care who's buried there".
Added: Friday, August 9, 2002
 
#2 The Barbery Coast could be a reference to the Barbary Coast, a Las Vegas Casino.
Added: Saturday, May 1, 2004
 
Recipe
#1 If you look at the drink recipes, the last page in the book have the ingredients to Blondebeard's biscuits. At the bottom it says "Courtesy of the Editor's friend's Aunt who was charged 500 pieces of eight for a "complementary" copy of the recipe and has distributed it for free in retaliation".

This is a reference to a famous Neiman-Marcus Cookie urban legend, which have been on the Internet for years in the form of an email chain letter.
The email tells a true story of a woman who was charged $250 for a cookie recipe. When she couldn't get her money back she published the recipe for free on the internet to get even.

Blondebeard's recipe is also similar to the recipe in the email.
Added: Friday, February 9, 2001
 
Red dye #2
#1 The vats next to Kenny are filled with red dye #2.
Red dye #2 was a food coloring agent that was later found to be poisonous.
Added: Friday, September 1, 2000
 
Sayings
#1 "Hair from the dog that bit you" is actually a saying to treat your hangover, meaning that you should drink more alcohol. But it's taken quite literally in the game.
Added: Sunday, February 2, 2003
 
Shakespeare plays
#1 When Slappy Cromwell juggling the knives he says "Is that a dagger I see before me?".

This is a reference to the play Macbeth by Shakespeare.
Added: Monday, January 7, 2002
 
#2 One of the things Slappy Cromwell says is "A pirate by any other name would reek the same."

This is a reference to Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet". Juliet says, "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet." in the balcony scene of the tragedy.
Added: Monday, January 7, 2002
 
#3 When you go on the stage after you got the map from the Sea Cucumber you during the show Stu will burp and Slappy will coment "Phew, Brutey! THEN FALL CAESAR!". I think this a refference to Shakespeare's Julius Caesar when Brutus killed Caesar.
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
#4 The second time you go on the stage during the show Stu will say "Romeo, Romeo, where art thour treasure?".

This is refference to Romeo and Juliet when Juliet is calling for Romeo by saying "Romeo, where art thou?".
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
#5 When you go on stage during the show for the third time Slappy will hold Murray and say "Alas, poor Yorick." and then he says "He's just a corpse who ain't got no body". Also when you go to the teather for the first time and Slappy says "To swab or not to t´swab." and when you have find out where Elaine is burried when Slappy is juggling with the skulls (one of them is Murray) he say "Alas, poor Yorick I knew him, and his two pals".

Those things are refferences for Hamlet where Hamlet finds his friend Yorick dead, he will hold up the Yorick's skull and say "To be or not to be, that's the question." and "Alas, poor Yorick. I knew him, Horatio."
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
#6 When you go on the stage during performance for the fourth time Stu will bark and Slappy says "Spot, ye blasted dog! Get out of me bloomin' garbage! Out! Out!".

This is a refference to MacBeth after Lord MacBeth killed King Duncan, Lady MacBeth had a hallucination about she a blood spot on her hand that never go away and she says "Out, damn Spot"
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
#7 When you go on the stage during performance for the fourth time Stu will bark and Slappy says "Spot, ye blasted dog! Get out of me bloomin' garbage! Out! Out!".

This is actually a reference to Shakespeare's play MacBeth, and Lady MacBeth's famous line "Out, damned spot! out, I say!".
Added: Wednesday, January 5, 2005
 
Soup
#1 The name Goodsoup comes from the famous phrase "Soup is good food".
On one of the coffins in the family crypt it also says "Goodsoup is food".
Added: Thursday, July 13, 2000
 
#2 Griswold's aunt is named Minne Goodsoup but nicknamed Stronnie. If you said the full name it's Minnie Stroonie Goodsoup and is referred to Minniestronnie, a kind of soup. Also her lover is named Goulasch in surname, which is also a kind of soup.
Added: Sunday, February 2, 2003
 
The Flying Welshman
#1 The Flying Welshman could be a reference to several things which are listed below.
The ferryman is called "The flying Welshman".
The Rally driver Colin McRae's nickname is "The flying Scotsman". (Which is also the name of the worlds most famous steam locomotive).
There is also a legend of a ghost ship called "The Flying Dutchman". The story goes that the captain of a ship played dice with the devil and lost, which resulted in him being cursed to sail the seas for eternity.
Added: Wednesday, August 4, 1999
 
The Jersey Devil
#1 Use the ventriloquism book on Murray and Guybrush will pretend to be "Moosferatu, the Jersey Cow." This is both a reference to Nosferatu, synonym for "vampire," and the Jersey Devil.
Added: Wednesday, June 20, 2007
 
Theater
#1 Part V is called "Kiss of the spider Monkey".
This is a reference to a famous play named "Kiss of the spider woman".
Added: Friday, September 1, 2000
 
Wrestling
#1 After you get rid of Captain Rottingham in
the barbershop, ask Haggis if he wants to join your crew. After he tells you you'll have to beat him in a contest of some type, a list of questions on what the contest will be will appear. One of them is entitled "And in your face, no holds barred cage match to the death?"

Believe it or not, this is a reference to a pro wrestling match type called a cage match.
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 

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