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101 Dalmatians
#1 Dead Eye Dave had a monkey named Pongo who ran away.

In "101 Dalmatians" there is a dog named Pongo that ran away when the puppies were stolen.
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
2001 - A Space Odyssey
#1 In the cutscene where Guybrush activates the Giant Monkey Head, all the monkeys are screaming and doing crazy stuff. One monkey knocks the q-tip to the ground and then throws it in the air and the camera follows it.
This is a reference to Stanley Kubrick`s "2001 - A Space Odyssey" where an ape does the same thing with a bone.
Added: Wednesday, January 24, 2001
 
A Few Good Men
#1 On Lucre Island the lawyers are whispering various lines, one of them is ‘You can’t handle the truth!"
This line is from the movie "A Few Good Men" with Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore and Kevin Bacon. Jack Nicolson says "You can’t handle the truth!" to Tom Cruise.
Added: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
 
A Fish Called Wanda
#1 In "A Fish Called Wanda", written by John Cleese of Monty Python fame, you'll recognize the line "what was the middle thing (about the thing)?" which Guybrush says twice in the game, as being spoken by Kevin Kline (also twice).

Kline says it during the planning of the robbery "what was the middle thing about the police?" and once when he goes to see George in prison "what was the middle thing?" Guybrush says it as a response when sword fighting with the Australian.

The follow-up film "Fierce Creatures" - featuring the same cast and crew - has Kline playing an old Australian businessman who goes around buying everything up.
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
Apocalypse Now
#1 When you are getting the caricature drawn in Planet Threepwood the artist asks what pirate activity you like to do you can chose to say "I love the sell of gunpowder in the morning it smells like victory, that's why I schedule all my battles before 12 because gunpowder in the late afternoon smells like old macaroni.
This is a reference to the movie Apocalypse Now.
Added: Tuesday, February 27, 2001
 
Austin Powers
#1 At the end of MI4 Guybrush is kicked off the cliff by Timmy, who uses the Anxious Ape stand. Guybrush then screams for help.
In the movie "Austin Powers 2" Austin and a girl is fighting Moustafa and they kick Moustafa off a cliff and he starts screaming for help.
Added: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
 
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
#1 If Guybrush looks at the Iron Maiden in the Hall of Justice, he says "Iron Maiden? Excellent!"

If the movie "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure" Bill and Ted time travel to medieval England. They get arrested and the king says "Put them in the Iron Maiden". Thinking he means the rock band, Bill and Ted say "Excellent!" and play air guitar.
Added: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
 
#2 When Guybrush is rowing around the Mysts of Time, he comes upon a future version of himself who proves who he Guybrush by guessing the number he's thinking of at that moment. One of the possibilities is 69.

When Rufus is talking to Bill and Ted for the first time, a future Bill and Ted land and join in. When

Bill asks what number they're thinking of at that moment, they respond "69!"
Added: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
 
Blazing Sadles
#1 When traveling to Jambalaya Island, Guybrush says "Not in the face! Not in the face!"
This was Dom Deleuise's line in the movie "Blazing Sadles".
Added: Saturday, March 31, 2001
 
#2 Ozzie says "Work, damn your eyes work" when the
Ultimate Insult does not work. This may be a reference to the Mel Brooks movie "Blazing Saddles" when Hedley Lamarr (Harvey Korman) is bathing and he can't find his toy frog. He says "Look damn your eyes, look for it."
Added: Wednesday, November 10, 2004
 
Braveheart
#1 When you talk to the tourist in Planet Threepwood, he says something like:
"Guybrush Threepwood is ten feet tall!"
At one point in "Braveheart" they are talking about William Wallace and someone says "William Wallace is ten feet tall!"
Added: Monday, January 7, 2002
 
Bugs Bunny
#1 When you follow Ozzie Mandrill to Pegnose's booty Hideout, Guybrush says "Be vewy qwiet, I'm huntin' Ozzies", which is a reference to Elmer Fudd.
Added: Unknown
 
#2 In an episode of Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd is admitted to a sanitarium because he thinks he is a rabbit, but he switches places with Bugs Bunny so the sanitarium thinks Bugs is Elmer.
Bugs Bunny is given a pill which hypnotize him and the doctor tell him "You are Elmer J. Fudd, millionaire. You own a mansion and a yacht.
In one of the released Monkey Island 4 screenshots Guybrush can choose to say "I'm Guybrush Threepwood, zillionaire. I own a mansion and a yacht".
Added: Thursday, July 27, 2000
 
#3 When Ozzie tries to use the Ultimate Insult with his Insult Amplifier and it fails, he says
"Where's the Kaboom? There was supposed to be a Caribbean-shattering Kaboom!!"
That is the same line Marvin the Martian says when Bugs Bunny steals his exploding space modulator preventing the destruction of the Earth.
Added: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
 
CHiPs
#1 One of the chess players refers to a move called the Estrada maneuver. This could be a reference to Erik Estrada from "CHiPs".

"CHiPs" was a crime drama that ran from 1977-1983. Erik Estrada and Larry Wilcox played motorcycle officers for the California Highway Patrol (or CHP, get it?).
Added: Monday, January 7, 2002
 
Clash of the Titans
#1 While sailing to Jambalaya island, someone yells "Release the Kraken!", which is a reference to the movie "Clash of the Titans".
Added: Monday, January 7, 2002
 
Coneheads
#1 Marco Pollo's cone shaped head is a reference to the movie "Coneheads" where a family of Aliens all have cone shaped heads.
The daughter wins a diving competition because her cone shaped head doesn't cause a big splash.
Added: Friday, May 18, 2001
 
Dragonball Z
#1 In Monkey Kombat there is a move which looks just like the kamehameha wave from the anime series Dragonball Z. The Monkey shoots an Energy ball out of his hands.
Added: Friday, August 3, 2001
 
Drunken Monkey
#1 In Monkey Combat there is a move called Drunken Monkey. This was not only the
foreign title of two Jackie Chan movies called "Drunken Monkey" I and II. Number two was
called "Legend of Drunken Master" in the US.
Drunken Monkey is also the name of a move in "Drunken Monkey II".
Added: Friday, February 9, 2001
 
Enter the Dragon
#1 Part 2 is named Enter the Manatee. This comes from the Bruce Lee movie Enter the Dragon.
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
Escape movies
#1 The title "Escape from Monkey Island" resembles lots of movie titles such as "Escape from Planet of the apes", "Escape from New York", and "Escape from LA".
Added: Thursday, August 3, 2000
 
Forrest Gump
#1 If you sit on the bench on Lucre Island Guybrush will say different sentences. One of them is "Life is like pillaging a trading vessel bound for Jamestown...Ya never know what you’re gunna get”.
This is a reference to the movie "Forrest Gump" where Tom Hanks says "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get".
Added: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
 
Friends
#1 When you look at Guybrush's clothes in planet Threepwood he says "Oh....My...God....Someone stole.....".

This sounds just like Janice from "Friends".
Added: Saturday, March 31, 2001
 
Ghostbusters
#1 When Guybrush is at the vista point, he can look at the pile of rocks and says "No human being could stack rocks like this!"
This is a reference to the library scene in "Ghostbusters" where Peter Veckman (Bill Murray) says "...no human being could stack books like this."
Added: Wednesday, January 24, 2001
 
#2 The LeChuck puppet on Knutton Atoll at some point says: "There be no puppets, there be only Hellbeard!"

This is a reference to the movie "Ghostbusters" where the possessed Sigourney Weaver says: "There is no Dana, there is only Zuul."
Added: Monday, January 7, 2002
 
Gilligan's Island
#1 During the trip to Jambalaya Island, Otis says "I thought this was supposed to be a three-hour tour!".

This is a reference to the TV series Gilligan's Island.
Added: Tuesday, January 16, 2001
 
Happy Gilmore
#1 In the movie "Happy Gilmore" (1996) there is a man, who has a shirt that says "Guns don't
kill people, I do". In Ozzie's house if you examine his guns (behind glass) and Guybrush says "Guns don't kill animals, Ozzie does".

In the movie "UHF" (1989) the gun enthuiast Earl Ramsey says "Guns don't kill people, I do."
Added: Saturday, March 31, 2001
 
He-Man
#1 At the Church of LeChuck Guybrush says "I have the power of GreyMonkey".
This is a reference to He-Man where he says "I have the power of GreySkull".
Added: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
 
Iron chef
#1 When you look at the pictures of the chefs in Planet Threepwood Guybrush says the copper, tin and stainless steel chefs.
This is a reference to the show "Iron chef" on Food network.
Added: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
 
James Bond
#1 When meeting Marco de Pollo, Guybrush can introduce himself with the line "The name's
Threepwood. Guybrush Threepwood." using a Sean Connery voice. He also straightens his collar.
This is a reference to the James Bond played by Sean Connery.
Added: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
 
#2 The phrase "What ever Mister Mandrill is paying you to fix the contest, I'll double it" is a reference to what James Bond said in "From Russia with Love": "How much are they paying you, we'll double it" to Grant on the train.
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
Karate Kid
#1 The Anxious Ape move in Monkey Kombat is very similar to the classic karate move from the "Karate Kid" movies.
Added: Friday, August 3, 2001
 
Lassie
#1 Timmy the monkey is not a direct but still a very plain reference to Lassie or rather the classic line "What's wrong Lassie? Is Timmy trapped in the well?".
Added: Sunday, October 10, 2004
 
Laugh In
#1 When you tell Jojo Jr. about the levers and stuff in the Giant Monkey Head, he says "Very interesting." like one of the characters from Rowan & Martin's "Laugh-In".

It was said by a German soldier played by Artie Johnson.
Added: Monday, January 7, 2002
 
Mad Max
#1 When Guybrush goes to Meathook's, he can read the sign for the wax show and say "I wonder if it's 'Mad Wax: Beehive Warrior'."
This is a reference to the movies "Mad Max" starring Mel Gibson.
Added: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
 
#2 On Lucre Island there is a sign over the jail reading "Hall of Justice." In the movie "Mad Max" with Mel Gibson, there is a sign in front of the Main Force Patrol (the police) Headquarters reading "Halls of Justice."
Added: Monday, January 7, 2002
 
Monty Python
#1 When you first start insult sword fighting with Ozzie Mandrill, one of your insults is "Your mother was a hamster!" and the answer is "Your father smelt of elderberries!"
These are classic lines from Monty Python's "Quest for the Holy Grail."
Added: Tuesday, January 16, 2001
 
Mortal Kombat
#1 The name "Monkey Kombat" is a reference to the games and the movie named "Mortal Kombat".
Added: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
 
Mystery Science Theater 3000
#1 If you irritate the drunk guy several times he says "Hikeeba!" which is a reference to a popular line from the show "Mystery Science Theater 3000" and the line was taken from the movie "Women of the Prehistoric Planet"
Added: Tuesday, January 16, 2001
 
Omen
#1 The priest says that the Anti-LeChuck has 1138 on his forehead.
In the "Omen" movies the antichrist has 666 on his scalp.
Added: Tuesday, February 27, 2001
 
Operation Petticoat
#1 Guybrush gets a pink ship at the beginning and much later in the Church of LeChuck, he gets to ride a pink rideboat. This have to be a spin-off of the movie Operation Petticoat were a submarine crew gets stuck with a pink submarine.
Added: Saturday, May 1, 2004
 
Pinky and the Brain
#1 If you look at the rat in the Lua Bar kitchen Guybrush will say, "What are you going to do tomorrow night?" Guybrush will then answer like Brain, "The same thing we do every night, try to take over the Caribbean!!!"

This is a reference to the cartoon "Pinky and the Brain". When Pinky asks Brain, "Brain, what are we going to do tomorrow night?" Brain answers, "The same thing we do everyday Pinky , try to take over the world!

This may also be a reference to Day of the Tentacle, where Purple Tentacle says "I want to take over the world!"
Added: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
 
#2 When Guybrush gets the sheet with the directions to cross the swamp, you can see that the synthetic nose is produces by ACME, which is the name of the laboratory where Pinky & the Brain live.

ACME is actually a fictive company that makes special products that have appeared in many Warner Bros. cartoons like Road Runner.
Added: Friday, August 9, 2002
 
Planet of the Apes
#1 In the cutscene when Guybrush finds out that Herman Toothrot is Elaine's grandfather, Guybrush hugs him and Herman says "Get your stinkin' hands off of me you damned octopus"!
This is a reference to "Planet of the Apes" when eveyone finds out Taylor can talk when he says "Get your stinkin' paws off me you damned dirty apes"!
Added: Saturday, May 1, 2004
 
Power Rangers
#1 When you activate the giant monkey robot, five of the monkeys will run in, and assume positions in different parts of the control room, and their controls lower into their hands.

This is similar to the first few seasons of the TV series "Power Rangers" where on every show, all five heroes jump into the big "Megazord" robot and slide into different parts of the control room positions, and grab the controls.
Added: Unknown
 
Pulp Fiction
#1 When Guybrush is trapped in the bank vault he hears several outbursts from Pegnose Pete. One of the things he says is "Everybody be cool this is a robbery!".
This is a line from to "Pulp Fiction".
Added: Wednesday, January 24, 2001
 
Red Dwarf
#1 The Pirate Transmogrification School and the dialogue that takes place outside of it with the teacher, is a spinoff of an episode of "Red Dwarf", a
British sci-fi comedy TV show.
Below you can view the part of the script from "Red Dwarf" that the dialogue was taken from.

CAT: Wait, I think I got it.
COMPUTER: Transmogrification sequence initiated.
CAT: Maybe not.
LISTER: (Now very worried) Transmogrifer-_what_!?!
COMPUTER: Gene sample accepted and cloned. Please key in new genetic structure.
LISTER: (Close to panic) Do nothing. Press _nothing_. _GET_ _KRYTEN_!
CAT: Hey, you think I can't handle this on my own? I have to rush off and get novelty-condom head to bail you out? I got you into this, I'll get you out!
LISTER: (Near despair) Get Kryten!
CAT: Relax, would you? I know what I'm doing!
COMPUTER: New genetic structure accepted. Metamorphosis in ten seconds and counting...
----
RIMMER: I bet he can't believe his luck. He's reached the pinnacle of the evolutionary mountain. He's a human.
LISTER leans against the wall, frowning.
LISTER: What's so big about being human?
RIMMER: Listy, don't knock it till you've tried it.
Added: Tuesday, February 27, 2001
 
Saturday Night Live
#1 Guybrush says that the pig-bush in front of the mansion "frightens and confuses" him.
This is a reference to the Saturday Night Live skit "Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer," in which a modernized caveman wins the jury's pity by pretending today's technology "frightens and confuses" him.
Added: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
 
#2 There is a shark jaw near Hellbeard's house on Knuttin Atoll to which Guybrush comments, "Land shark!" This alludes to a popular Saturday Night
Live sketch involving a land shark who went door to door trying to trick people into letting him inside their homes.
Added: Friday, August 9, 2002
 
Seinfeld
#1 When you can't prove to the Scumm Bar bartender that you're old enough to get grog, he says "Well, then...no grog for you!".

This is similar to an episode of "Seinfeld" where a "soup nazi" refuses to serve soup to people he doesn't like..(Makes more sense if you have seen that episode :)
Added: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
 
Star Trek
#1 In the Giant Monkey Head you can use the armrest control panel thing on the captain's chair and Guybrush says, "Starfish date 182.43. The gamma quadrant has no monkeys.

That is similar to the television show Star Trek. The captain of the starship on Star Trek says at the beginning of each episode "Captain's log, Star date (and a number) followed by a log entry explaining the situation of the ship or crew."
Added: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
 
#2 When Guybrush is ready to leave Jambalaya Island he says "Raise the anchor, hoist the sails, and ready the warp drive!".
This is a reference to "Star Trek".
Added: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
 
#3 When the crew is leaving the shore Guybrush says "Make it so."
This is also a reference to Star Trek Captain Picard used to say "Make it so" in the TV series.
Added: Tuesday, January 16, 2001
 
#4 On the voyage to Jambalaya Island, I.Cheese says "Cry havoc! And let slip the dogs of war!". General Chang said this toward the end of "Star Trek - The Undiscovered Country". Chang was quoting William Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar". (Act 3 scene 1).
Added: Saturday, March 31, 2001
 
#5 When the Planet Threepwood waitress asks for proof of ID, you can say your parents were "George and Gracie"
This could be a reference to "Star Trek 4: The Voyage Home". The two
whales that Kirk and his crew steal a Klingon Bird of Pray to go back into
the 1980's to get to save the world are named that.
Added: Friday, May 18, 2001
 
Star Wars
#1 When you are paddling around in the swamp on Lucre Island you can see a crashed X-Wing.
This is a reference to "The Empire Strikes Back" when Luke Skywalker crashes with his X-Wing in the swamp where Yoda lives.
Added: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
 
#2 When you are talking to Ozzie you can say "Aren't you the one who was supposed to bring balance in the force?"
Obviously a reference to Star Wars.
Added: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
 
#3 Ozzie Mandrill's name is similar to Ody Mandrell, which is one of the pod racers in "Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace".
Added: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
 
#4 In front of the House of Sticks is a stick shaped like a battle droid from "Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace".
Added: Tuesday, January 16, 2001
 
#5 When you get the directions to Pegnose Pete's house the number of the prosthetics is TK-421.
This is a reference the Star Wars: A New Hope. When Han and Luke are about to rescue Princess Leia, Han gets a message over his communicator (he's in a Stormtrooper suit) from an imperial superior and the message is "TK-421, why aren't you at your post?"
Added: Tuesday, January 16, 2001
 
#6 When you get the dark player to throw darts around the Scumm Bar, Guybrush says "Impressive" after the dart hits a target.
This is similar to when Darth Vader says "Impressive" to Luke Skywalker.
Added: Tuesday, January 16, 2001
 
#7 In Planet Threepwood, 'Elaine' the waitress at
one point states that Guybrush's real parents
were Harrison and Carrie.
This is of course a reference to Star Wars. Two of the main cast were Harrison Ford (Han Solo) and Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia Organa).
Added: Tuesday, January 16, 2001
 
#8 When you talk to Jojo Jr., you can say "I still can't believe that you're a talking monkey".
Jojo replies: "And that is why you fail".
This is exactly what Yoda said to Luke during his Jedi training on Dagobah in "The Empire Strikes Back". Yoda lifts up the X-wing from the swamp, and Luke says "I can't believe it". Yoda replies: "And that is why you fail".
Added: Tuesday, January 16, 2001
 
#9 If you wait awhile outside Meathook's house you can hear a blaster rifle laser sound in the background music.
Added: Wednesday, May 2, 2001
 
#10 When Guybrush looks at the rock in the cave with the loot, he will say: "What a strangely shaped stalactite."
The rock has the shape of an AT-AT vehicle from Star Wars.
Added: Wednesday, May 2, 2001
 
#11 When Guybrush takes the lava ride in the Church of LeChuck on Monkey Island, right before his ride leaves the church he says, "I have a bad feeling about this."

Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia from the first three "Star Wars" movies also say the same thing.
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
#12 At the end, while you are fighting with LeChuck, there's a time when JoJo Jr. says to you: "Trust your feelings Guybrush", just like Obi-wan Kenobi to Luke in Star Wars: A New Hope.
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
#13 When you have found out that the Ultimate Insult is on Jambalaya Island and before you leave Elaine asks if you have forgotten something. You could say "Oh, I forgot to kiss you goodbye". In Empire Strikes Back when Han is going to leave the base on Hoth Leia follows him to convince him to stay but he thought that she followed him because she wants to kiss him goodbye.
Added: Sunday, February 2, 2003
 
#14 In MI4 when Threepwood asks for Grog
and the Barkeep asks for ID you can reply "You don't need to see no stinking Badge" and Guybrush waves his hand like Obi-Wan.

When the Stormtroopers ask for id from Luke and Obi-Wan, Obi-Wan waves his hand and replies "You don't need to see his id".
Added: Saturday, May 1, 2004
 
Superman
#1 If you keep talking to the drunk in The Scumm Bar he will eventually mumble "Mxyzptlk", which is the name a Superman villain.
Added: Tuesday, February 27, 2001
 
#2 When Elaine, the waitress, asks you for the name of you parents you can answer "Jonathan and Martha".
These are the names of Superman's adopting parents.
Added: Saturday, March 31, 2001
 
The A-Team
#1 In the House of Justice on Lucre Island is a picture of Mr T from the A-Team.
Added: Wednesday, January 24, 2001
 
The Electric Company
#1 When you knock on Meathook's door the first time you visit him when he says "Who is it".
One of Guybrush's responses is "Its the plumber. I've come to fix the sink". This is a reference to a sketch done on the old children's TVshow "The Electric Company."
Added: Friday, August 3, 2001
 
The Fugitive
#1 Guybrush claims the "no nosed pirate" did it"
This is a reference to the movie "The Fugitive" where Richard Kimble claims the "one armed man" did it.
Added: Tuesday, January 16, 2001
 
The Golden Child
#1 When Guybrush looks at the wise old judge at the diving competition on Jambalaya Island, he says “Isn’t he the guy sworn to protect the golden child?”.
This is a reference to the movie "The Golden Child” with Eddie Murphy. The Chinese-American actor Victor Wong plays an wise old man in this movie. Wong has also played an old wise man in other movies such as "3 Ninjas" and "The Last Emperor"
Added: Tuesday, February 27, 2001
 
The Hunt for Red October
#1 When Guybrush goes to Lucre Island
for the first time, during the map/sailing cut scene Guybrush, says "Rig her for silent running".

This is a reference to "The Hunt for Red October" when Captian Ramius, played by Sean Connery, orders his crew to use the new secret, silent running, caterpillar drive on the Red October.
Added: Friday, August 3, 2001
 
The Lion King
#1 At the end of EMI, the talking monkey Jojo junior says “And so the circle of life continues”.
This is a reference to the animated movie "The Lion King"’ from Walt Disney Pictures, where it’s all about the great circle of life (and it’s also the opening song in the movie).
Added: Tuesday, February 27, 2001
 
#2 The strange woman in Starbuccaneers will say "Danger? I laugh in the face of danger!"

Simba says the same thing in the Lion King before getting attacked by hyenas.
Added: Monday, September 11, 2006
 
The Matrix
#1 When you are fighting monkey kombat and try to draw, the opponent can crouch and wave his fingers towards you, encouraging you to attack him.
This is similar to the scene in the movie "The Matrix" when Neo and Morpheus fight and the same trick is used.
Added: Saturday, March 31, 2001
 
The Price is Right
#1 When Guybrush is trying to convince Carla and Otis to join his crew, one of the choices he can offer is "A new car".
This is taken from the game show "The Price is Right". Bob Barker's announcer says it the way Guybrush does.
Added: Friday, May 21, 2004
 
The Simpsons
#1 Guybrush says "Mmm pickles" and "Mmm Kudu Jerky Pretzels" Just like Homer Simpson says "Mmm doughnuts".
Added: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
 
#2 When talking to Admiral Casaba, he'll ask you for your name. You can choose to say "Ivanna Tinkle", but Guybrush tells him his real name.
The name 'Ivanna Tingle' is used in a Simpsons episode, where Bart plays a prank on Moe, the bartender at Moe's.

Bart tells him that his name is 'Ivanna Tingle', and Moe shouts out "Ivanna Tinkle! Everyone, put down your glasses, Ivanna Tinkle!"
Added: Wednesday, January 24, 2001
 
#3 When Guybrush is talking to Jumbeaux LaFeet he says, "Did you know you had two parrots on your shoulders?" and he replies with, "Oh, really? I hadn't noticed." "Were you being sarcastic?" "I don't even know anymore".

In the Simpsons episode, "Hulabaluza Homer" '96, two teenagers are talking. One says, "Oh, there's that cannonball guy. He's cool." The other says, "Are you being sarcastic, dude?" "I don't even know anymore."
Added: Monday, January 7, 2002
 
The Tick
#1 When traveling to Jambalaya Island, Guybrush says "Not in the face! Not in the face!" This is the battlecry of Arthur from the cartoon series "The Tick".
Added: Thursday, May 27, 2004
 
The Usual Suspects
#1 One of the assumed names that Pegnose Pete uses is Kaise R. Sose. A referrence to Keyser Söze from "The Usual Suspects".
Added: Thursday, May 5, 2005
 
The Wizard of Oz
#1 When traveling to Jambalaya Island, Guybrush says "There's no place like home"
This is a line Dorothy says in the movie "The Wizard of Oz".
Added: Saturday, March 31, 2001
 
The X-Files
#1 When Guybrush asks Herman to try and remember his past, Herman replies along the lines of "Is this some kind of regression therapy? Cause I don't wanna wake up thinking I've been kidnapped by aliens or something."

This is a reference to the "X-Files", where Mulder convinces Scully to go to regression therapy and she comes out of the trance convinced she was witness to an alien abduction.
Added: Monday, January 7, 2002
 
Things to do in Denver when you're dead
#1 Part one is called "Things to do on Melee Island When You're Dead".
This is a reference to the movie called "Things to do in Denver when you're dead".

The title of the movie comes from a Warren Zevon song with the same name. Warren Zevon has been making albums since the 1969, and often fills in for the keyboardist from The Late Show With David Letterman.
Added: Tuesday, January 16, 2001
 
THX 1138
#1 When you meet the future Guybrush in the swamp he has to prove he is really Guybrush, so you ask him what number you are thinking of.
The future Guybrush might say "1138".
This is a reference to the movie "THX 1138", which is George Lucas' first movie.
The number 1138 appear in almost all LucasArts games and it appears in all of George Lucas' films.
Added: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
 
#2 The priest in the Church of LeChuck describes the "Anti-LeChuck" as having the number 1138 tattooed on his head.
This is again a reference to George Lucas' first movie "THX 1138"
Added: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
 
#3 "THX-1138" itself is the mnemonic form of George Lucas' phone number in San Francisco when he was a student.
Added: Saturday, May 1, 2004
 
Tiny Toon Adventures
#1 The tourist in Star Buccaneers is voiced by Tress MacNeille, the same voice actor for Babs Bunny from Tiny Tunes. Her character is also an obvious homage to the show due to her carrot outfit and buck teeth.
Added: Sunday, September 3, 2006
 
Titanic
#1 On Melee Island the figurehead says "I'm the king of the world!!!! Woo!".
A reference to "Titanic" where Leonardo Di Caprio says the same thing.
Added: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
 
Welcome back Kotter
#1 When the chess players are playing one of them talks about a Barbarino move while the other one talks about a Kaplan move.
Gabe Kaplan played Mr. Kotter in the movie "Welcome back Kotter" while Barbarino was a character played by John Travolta.
Added: Wednesday, January 24, 2001
 
White Heat
#1 When Guybrush is trapped in the bank vault he hears several outbursts from Pegnose Pete. One of the things he says is "Top o' the world. Ma!".
This line is from the movie "White Heat" (1949) starring James Cagney.
Added: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
 
Young Frankenstein
#1 When you use the Abominion of nature created with prosthetic parts, Guybrush yells "IT'S ALIVEEEEEEEEEEEEEE".
This is a reference to Young Frankenstein by Mel Brooks.
Added: Tuesday, January 16, 2001
 
Games

Banjo-Tooie
#1 When you talk the Drunken sailor he may say "Oogle-boogle". In the Nintendo 64 game Banjo-Tooie there's a character named Oogle-boogle.
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
Broken Sword
#1 You pick up the manhole cover using the broken sword on Lucre Island.
This is a reference to the adventure "Broken Sword" by Revolution Software
Added: Wednesday, January 24, 2001
 
Day of the Tentacle
#1 When Guybrush is talking to the Bank Manager outside the Bank, the Bank Teller
will ask Guybrush "What am I going to do now"? One of Guybrush's suggestions are having a bake sale.

In "Day of the Tentacle", when Dr. Fred is asking Bernard how he is going to get the money to buy a new diamond, Bernard also has a bake sale as one of the suggestions.
Added: Monday, January 7, 2002
 
Discworld
#1 On Monkey Island, in Herman's campsite to be precise, there is a broken cartwheel. When you look at it Guybrush says: "I wonder how that got there."

In the game "Discworld 2:Missing Presumed" a hermit named St Ungulant lives on top of a broken cartwheel in the middle of a desert. When you examine it the main character says "A cartwheel in the desert, damned if I know how that go there, though."
Added: Friday, August 3, 2001
 
Full Throttle
#1 The Marley banner in the mansion is similar to the Corley Motors logo that appears in Full Throttle, another adventure game by LucasArts.
However, the Corley Motors logo is originally a reference to Harley Davidson.
Added: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
 
Grim Fandango
#1 When you talk to the Drunken Sailor he eventually says "Lambada". In Grim Fandango there is a boat named Lambada in Rubacava Harbor, in which Domino took Meche to Puerto Zapato in the second year of the game.
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
#2 If you look closely on Guybrush's belt-buckle when he wears that fine suit (the red one with brown pants and black boots) you can see that it got the first letters in Guybrush's name G T (Guybrush Threepwood).

This have got to be a joke from Grim Fandango when you give the metal-dedetctor to Membrillo he will say that he might find a belt-buckle with somebody's name on it, then Manny will laugh and comment "Who would have a belt-buckle with somebody's n..." but gets interupt by Membrillo who is pointing at his belt and Manny comments "oh" when he remembers that HE wears a belt-buckle with his name on it.
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
#3 In the scene the Ultimate Insult, when LeChuck had turned himself into a giant statue and looks down at Guybrush, Elaine and Ozzie he'll say " Ye looking like ants from up here!".

In Grim Fandango, at the last year of the game, when Manny is at backstage and above the Thunder-boys he say "Wow! From up here people look like ants!
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
Indiana Jones
#1 When you try to let Guybrush pick up the Melee Town hall he says “(grunt) It won’t buge”. Indiana Jones often says this same line in the game "Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine" when he tries to use or do something that doesn’t work.
Added: Tuesday, February 27, 2001
 
Loom
#1 There is a red starfish on the beach of Monkey Island. This might be a reference to Loom when Bobbin Threadbare leaves Loom Island, he lands on a beach that also has a red starfish.
Added: Sunday, March 6, 2005
 
Maniac Mansion
#1 When you are talking to Dave in the Palace of Prostheses about free prostheses, he tells a story and you have to fill in the names. At one point you have to chose between the names Ned, Jed, and Fred. Those are the names of members of the Edison family from the LucasArts adventures Maniac Mansion and Day of the Tentacle.
Added: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
 
Monkey Island 1
#1 If you examine the jar of eyes on the counter next to Dave in the Palace of Prostheses, Guybrush will say "I had enough about touching other people's eyes, thank you!"

This is a reference to Monkey Island 1 where Guybrush carries around the Navigator Head's necklace which is made from eyeballs.
Added: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
 
#2 In the House of Justice Guybrush gets a feeling of Deja Vu when talking to Otis. Otis then offers Guybrush a breath mint. In Monkey Island 1 Guybrush gives Otis some breath mint.

In MI1 Otis is put in Jail for picking the yellow flowers in the forest. Then Guybrush goes and picks one anyway! In MI4 Otis is put in jail again for picking flowers. This time its from the garden of an old man with a weird accent (Ozzie). But Guybrush also picks these flowers!
Added: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
 
#3 When talking to Otis he says "‘I’m a victim of society". Otis says exactly the same thing in MI1, when he’s talking to Guybrush in prison.
Added: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
 
#4 When you try to let Guybrush pick up the moon in front of Meathook’s house, he’ll say: “Pick up the moon? Are you nuts?”
This is probably a reference to what Guybrush says in Monkey Island 1 when you try to let him walk to the sun on Monkey Island ”Oh sure. Walk to the sun.”
Added: Tuesday, January 16, 2001
 
#5 Elaine says to Guybrush, after he has destroyed the catapult, “So far there’s only one candidate, and you know the old slogan: When there’s only one candidate, there’s only one..” Charles L Charles interrupts: “..choice”.

Elaine is right about the slogan, because the slogan on her election poster in Monkey Island 1 says: ”When there’s only one candidate, there’s only one choice”.
Added: Tuesday, January 16, 2001
 
#6 When Guybrush is in the vault on Lucre island, you can hear him sifting through the contents of Grandpa Marley's Deposit box. At one point,
he mentions wax lips, an item he used for getting into the Governor's Mansion in Monkey Island 1.
Added: Tuesday, January 16, 2001
 
#7 The title of Act 3+ is "Guybrush Kicks Unusually Large Butt"
In Secret of Monkey Island the last part is called "Guybrush Kicks Butt" and in The Curse of Monkey Island the last part is called "Guybrush Kicks Butt Again".
Added: Wednesday, January 24, 2001
 
#8 If you look at the bridge leading to Meathook's house, Guybrush will say "Personally, I'm going to miss that pulley-n-polltry method".

In The Secret of Monkey Island Guybrush uses a rubber chicken with-a-pulley-in-the-middle to slide over on a wire.
Added: Friday, February 9, 2001
 
#9 At the end of the game when talking to Elaine, you can choose to say "I wanna be a pirate"
Guybrush says the same thing to the important-looking-pirates in Monkey Island 1.

Guybrush also says "I wanna be a pirate" in the intro, when he's thinking of the past.
Added: Tuesday, February 27, 2001
 
#10 When visiting Meathook, you can ask him, "Do you still do that thing you do?" After bothering him a few times, he'll perk up his chest, and use a very feminine voice to say, "Hello Guybrush" while the mouth of the tattoo
figure on his chest moves.

You can also get Meathook to show you his talking tattoo in Monkey Island 1.
Added: Tuesday, February 27, 2001
 
#11 When you are on the harbor of Melee Island and are looking at the figurehead on the frilly pink ship, Guybrush will say "That's the second most beautiful figurehead I've ever seen".

This is a reference to Monkey Island 1, where Guybrush looks at the Giant Monkey Head and says "That's the second biggest monkey head I've ever seen". This scene is also shown in 3D in the intro.
Added: Tuesday, February 27, 2001
 
#12 If you look at the duck in your inventory, Guybrush will say: "That's the second biggest duck I've ever had in my pants".

This is a reference to Monkey Island 1, where Guybrush looks at the Giant Monkey Head and says "That's the second biggest monkey head I've ever seen".
This scene is also shown in 3D in the intro.
Added: Saturday, March 31, 2001
 
#13 Jojo Junior tells the story of how his father died. Someone taught him how to grab the nose of a totem pole, but forgot to teach him how to let go.

Guybrush was the one who taught him how to grab a totem pole in Monkey Island 1.
Added: Saturday, March 31, 2001
 
#14 The rubber chicken-with-a-pulley-in-the-middle which you get from the future Guybrush is clearly a reference to the rubber chicken-with-a-pulley-in-the-middle in Monkey Island 1.
Added: Friday, May 18, 2001
 
#15 When you look at the shell with the switch on it while your in the monkey robot Guybrush talks about it being the second biggest shell and
then corrects himself saying it is the biggest.
Added: Friday, May 18, 2001
 
#16 After you have found Pegnose Pete's house, you can go and talk to Ozzie about his schemes.
Before or when you planted the termites onto Ozzie's cane on Lucre Island, you go to his house, and confront him about Pegnose Pete. When you say you have seen the loot already, Ozzie goes and checks on where the loot is hidden. After he has picked up his cane, he says "Don't touch anything when I'm gone". You can get Ozzie to go to the Marley Family heirlooms as often as you like.

This whole scene is a reference to Monkey Island 1 when you have to find the Sword Master of Melee Island. You ask the shopkeeper the whereabouts of the Sword Master, and every time he goes off to her house, he says "And don't touch anything while I'm gone".
Added: Friday, August 3, 2001
 
#17 The names of the monkeys in Monkey Kombat are the same as the pirates on the path in Monkey Island 1. For instance there is a monkey named "Stinky Monkey" and in MI1 there is a pirate named "Stinky Pirate".
Added: Monday, January 7, 2002
 
#18 At one point, Herman Toothrot calls you Squinky, which is what you told the lookout on Melee Island to call you in "The Secret of Monkey Island".
Added: Monday, January 7, 2002
 
#19 After that you have talked to the Figure Head Guybrush will comment "That's second most tempered figurehead I've ever met" when you look at her.
This is a reference to "That's the second biggest monkey head I've ever seen".
Added: Monday, January 7, 2002
 
#20 On Jambalaya Island when you first talk to Stan, Stan will greet Guybrush,
"Why, if it isn't my old friend, err, Bob!" and Guybrush corrects: "It's Guybrush."

In Monkey Island 1 Guybrush talks to a ghost named Bob who was part of LeChuck's ghost crew.
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
#21 LeChuck, The lying parrot, and Herman will mention the name Seepgood. In a cutscene LeChuck calls Guybrush Seepgood, Herman call him Seepgood when you talk to him without chucking anything and ask him what is the earliest thing he remember and if you ask the lying parrot "Who's your daddy" he will say "Noishair Seepgood".

In MI1 in the Scumm Bar you could talk to a pirate named Mancomb Seepgood.
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
#22 When Charles L Charles comes for the first time he will say that the governor of the tomorrow isn't going to be hiding in a mansion guarded by piranha poodles and then Guybrush comments "He makes a lot's of sense, Elaine. I never liked those poodles."
This is a reference to MI1, when Elaine had piranha poodles guarding her house to keep pirates (especially LeChuck) out of the mansion and Guybrush put those poodles to sleep by giving them a meat with petal from a yellow flower.
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
#23 While on Monkey Island you can find notes written by Herman Toothrot, Jojo Jr. and the ghost-priest which have some appointments to each other like "H T, stop mining! It will make holes in the ground of our island. Signed J.J.J."

This is similar to MI1 when Guybrush can find different of notes from Herman Toothrot, the cannibals, LeChuck and some lawyers (in a bottle on one of the beaches) and they got appointments for each other too like "We will not give your banana picker back unless we get our key to the monkey head back, the cannibals."
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
#24 When Guybrush ask the catapult-guy in the beginning what he's doing he says "What does it look like am doing, fancy-pants?".
In MI1 every time you come to the shop on Mêlée the shopkeeper calls Guybrush fancy-pants (except when he's back from the swords-master). Also Largo call Guybrush fancy-pants in MI2 when they meet in Woodtick.
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
#25 When you try to pick up the ship in a bottle at the Lucre bank Guybrush says that "It's the second most useless thing I ever seen." Again it's from "That's the second biggest monkey-head I've ever seen."
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
#26 When you are at the Monkey-head and look at the monkey-ear (the one with the Q-tip) Guybrush say "It's very unclean and got a Q-tip stuck in it. Ohh yeeaah!". He's surly remembering that he used a giant Q-tip to open the monkey-head and the monkey-ear had some wax in it.
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
#27 When you talk to Herman about the heck under the monkey-head he says "Oh, the Caverns of MEAT." This reminds of MI1 when Guybrush was underneath the monkey-head and there were a lots of gross things like eyes, lungs, hearts and other body parts.
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
#28 When you're talking to Meathook about the "Beast" he will tell that it died and Guybrush guessed it died by hunger.

This is a reffernce to MI1. Before Meathook lets you touch the "Beast" he will say "Oh, I wasn't around to feed him. Silly me!".
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
#29 You can talk to the Voodoo-lady about buying an invincible-neckles from her and she says it's a bad year for unspoiled eyeballs. In MI1 Guybrush used an invincible-neckles made from unspoiled eyeballs.
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
#30 The names of the lawyers on Lucre Island are the sames names as are on the letter you can find on Monkey Island about Herman suing the cannibals for throwing the oars in the crack.
Added: Friday, August 9, 2002
 
#31 When Guybrush uses the quater with the grog machine in Act 2 he says "It ate my quater". This also happens when you use a piece of eight with the grog machine in Monkey Island 1.
Added: Saturday, May 1, 2004
 
Monkey Island 2
#1 When you want to order some grog in the Scumm Bar you need some ID.
In Monkey Island 2 you need some ID to order a drink at the Bloody Lip bar.
Also, when you have to make up an excuse for not having ID, you can say. "I left it in my other pants", you can also use that excuse in Monkey Island 2 when you have no ID.
Added: Tuesday, February 27, 2001
 
#2 Jojo Junior, the Prince of monkeys on Monkey Island, is the son of the deceased Jojo Senior, whom Guybrush first encountered in Monkey Island 2.
Jojo was the piano-playing monkey in the Bloody Lip bar on Scabb Island.
Added: Tuesday, February 27, 2001
 
#3 If you try to pick up the seagull, Guybrush says he may get bitten.
If you try to push the seagull on the pile of maps in Monkey Island 2, he says the same thing.
Added: Tuesday, February 27, 2001
 
#4 The name "SCABB magazine" is probably a reference to Scabb Island in Monkey Island 2.
Added: Tuesday, February 27, 2001
 
#5 When talking to Elaine in the mansion, you can ask her for some money. She will then you what you did with the money she gave you the last time. Guybrush will then say that he blew it all gambling on spitting contests on Booty Island.
This is a reference to Monkey Island 2, where Guybrush enters a spitting contest on Booty Island.
Added: Saturday, March 31, 2001
 
#6 When you talk to the Ghost Priest in The Church Of LeChuck on Monkey Island, and ask about the lava ride, he tells you that the lava ride is used for ceremonies. Guybrush has an option these 3 choices:

Weddings?
Funerals?
Bar Mitzvahs?

These are the same choices as Captain Kate Capsize uses when you talk to her about chartering a ship in Monkey Island 2.
Added: Monday, June 18, 2001
 
#7 In the cutscene where you find out Charles L. Charles is really LeChuck Guybrush lights a match and it burns his hand.
In Monkey Island 2 Guybrush lights a match in LeChuck's Fortress which also burns his hand.
Added: Friday, August 3, 2001
 
#8 When the Grouchy Diving Judge tells Guybrush that Ozzie Mandrill pays him a lot of money to make sure that Marco de Pollo always wins, Guybrush says, "Whatever Mister Mandrill is paying you to fix this contest, I'll double it".

In Monkey Island 2, when Governor Phatt tells Guybrush that LeChuck has put a sizeable bounty on his head, and it's a bounty that he intends to collect, Guybrush tells him, "Whatever bounty LeChuck is offering, I'll double it".
Added: Friday, August 3, 2001
 
#9 In the scene when Elaine is trying to convince the electors that C L C is really LeChuck one of the electors say "Give it up Mrs. Threepwood! Everyone knows that LeChuck is dead and that YOUR husband killed him!".

This is a reference to MI2 when you talk to the Mardi Gras Party guard on Booty Island, the guard will claim that Elaine has killed LeChuck but Guybrush can say that HE killed LeChuck (which is true) and when the guard asks why she would lie Guybrush can guess it was by jealousy.
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
#10 On the menu on Planet Threepwood it says that they have Largo's Lemonade and Phatt Phizz. This reminds about the two villans Guybrush meet in MI2, Largo LaGrande, and Governor Phatt.
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
#11 When Guybrush is talking to Inspector Cannard in the House of Justice when Guybrush get's house arrest he comments "Sigh! At least I'm not in jail." This is a refference to MI2 when Governor Phatt puts Guybrush in jail.
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
#12 When Guybrush looks at the pile of bones at the Voodoo-lady's place he will say "Funny. It's seems that human-remains doesn't frighten me like it once did." and if you try to pick it up he will say" I'm not going to touch any human-remain unless it's nessecery!".

This is clearly a refference to MI2 were Guybrush used a bone to get the key from the dog and also for using Murray in MI3.
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
#13 In the scene where Guybrush get his named clear from the bank-robbery just as Inspector Canard is about to get of the Voodoo-anklet he'll say "Maybe I should do a backround check on you. Because you didn't mean you rob the bank doesn't mean that you aren't wanted for more hideous crimes."

This has to come from MI2 where you could find a wanted-poster that tells all the crimes Guybrush had been accused of.
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
#14 When you put the earrings on the figurehead she'll say "Oh, how sweet! You remind me of the daughter your parents never had.".
When you look at Wally's bed in MI2, Guybrush says "It reminds me of a dollhouse I once had. I MEAN my sister once had."
Added: Friday, August 9, 2002
 
#15 If you ask the bartender of Micro Groggery after a drink and he offer Guybrush Grog Jr., which is low-alcoholed, because Guybrush didn't have an ID. If you tried to order a drink in the Bloody Lip Bar in MI2 the bartender offers Guybrush near-grog, which has no alcohol, because he didn't think that Guybrush was old enough. The only difference is that in MI2 the bartender had no near-grog left.
Added: Friday, August 9, 2002
 
#16 On the map of Mêlée Island, if you look at the harbor Guybrush will say "Ah! Nature's boat storage." In MI2 if you look at the boat house on Scabb Island Guybrush will say "I love a house that has a natural look."
Added: Friday, August 9, 2002
 
#17 When Guybrush is taking a try at the test in the pirate school the qustions Guybrush, Mungle and Yanya gets is randomly. Mrs Rivers can ask Mungle what he would do if a stranger offered him a grog, he answer "I, uh, accept his kind offer and then pour it in a bush when he isn't looking."

In MI2, when he's challenging Rum Rogers Jr. in the drinking contest for his dad's mappiece, after that Guybrush get his mug of grog and go away to get his, Guybrush poured his grog in a plant to replace it with Near grog so that he won the contest.
Added: Friday, August 9, 2002
 
#18 When you have made the lawyers start their working on how to stop the demolision of Elaine's mansion they whisper some lines. One of them says "2 4 6 8, who wants to litigate!". In MI2, when the Voodoo-lady is preparing the Voodoo doll of Largo, she says "Two four six eight, who are going to arrismate?".
Added: Sunday, February 2, 2003
 
#19 In the beginning of Escape from Monkey Island, when Elaine is in the mansion Guybrush can ask for some money. Elaine will say something like "What happened to the allowance I gave you?" Guybrush will say something like "I blew it in a spitting contest on Booty Island."
Added: Sunday, February 2, 2003
 
Monkey Island 3
#1 When you try to let Guybrush pick up the chicken basket in the International House of Mojo, he says "No way! I’ve had more than my share of chicken feathers." and when you look at it "The smell of this basket brings back horrible memories of Puerto Pollo".

This is a very clearly reference to Monkey Island 3, where Guybrush is tarred and feathered by Mr. Fossey and his crew of monkeys in Danjer Cove, Plunder Island.
Added: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
 
#2 The skeleton face on Guybrush's diving pants at the diving competition looks a lot like Manny from "Grim Fandango".
Added: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
 
#3 The cover of the Scabb magazine, that you can find in the school of Knuttin Atoll, is almost the same as the cover of CMI.
Added: Tuesday, January 16, 2001
 
#4 Among with all the Guybrush Threepwood stuff in Planet Threepwood is an animal inner-tube which Guybrush used in The Curse of Monkey Island to escape from LeChuck's ship. You can also find Murray's arm, a coffee mug with the LucasArts logo, and a Reservation for Blondebeard's Chicken Shoppe. All these items were in Guybrush's possesion in MI3.
Added: Wednesday, January 24, 2001
 
#5 In the intro of The Curse of Monkey Island Elaine answers LeChuck on his proposal to make her queen of the undead "I..I can’t. I’m washing my hair tonight." Elaine also tries to use this excuse in Escape from Monkey Island in the cut-scene "Hide and Go Stink" when she says to Pegnose "Gee, You know I’d like to, but I have to wash my hair for the next seven years."
Added: Wednesday, January 24, 2001
 
#6 When you try to let Guybrush pick up the tropical palm trees on Lucre Island, in the secret lagoon, he says "Ack. No way. I think I’ve had enough caber tossing to last me a while."

This is clearly a reference to The Curse of Monkey Island, where Guybrush has to defeat Haggis McMutton in the caber toss, to get him to join his crew.
Added: Wednesday, January 24, 2001
 
#7 The skeleton key that future Guybrush gives Guybrush looks a lot like Manny Calavera from "Grim Fandango".
Added: Friday, February 9, 2001
 
#8 When you want to order some grog in the Scumm Bar you need some ID.
In Monkey Island 3 there is a sign in the bar behind Goodsoup that says "No ID no grog".
Added: Tuesday, February 27, 2001
 
#9 Outside the House of Sticks there is a grassy knoll. When you look at it, Guybrush will say: "Triangulation of crossfire. That's the key". Guybrush says exactly the same thing on Plunder Island in Monkey Island 3 when looking at the book depository behind the grassy knoll.
Added: Saturday, March 31, 2001
 
#10 One of the things in H.T. Marlys Safety Deposit box is a bottomless mug.
This is a reference to Kenny and his bottomless mug policy in "The Curse of Monkey Island".
Added: Wednesday, May 2, 2001
 
#11 In Monkey Island 3 at the Goodsoup hotel you can try to eat the pickles and Guybrush will say "They go straight to my hips"
If you give the pretzels to the lady of leisure in Monkey Island 4 she will say the same thing.
Added: Wednesday, May 2, 2001
 
#12 In Monkey Island 3 is a music box in LeChuck's treasure hold.
In Monkey Island 4 is a music box in H.T. Marley's safe that looks like the one from Monkey Island 3.
Added: Wednesday, May 2, 2001
 
#13 When Guybrush tries to use the sign on the beach of Jambalaya Island, he'll say "Eh..no thanks. I had my fill of private beaches in my last adventure".

Guybrush is of course talking about the part in The Curse of Monkey Island where he visits the Brimstone Beach Club and has to prove that he is a member of the club.
Added: Friday, May 18, 2001
 
#14 When the Catapult Operator is firing cannons at the mansion, Guybrush says "Please stop firing boulders at my house, it's very unnerving".

This is a reference to "The Curse of Monkey Island", where when Guybrush gets annoyed by King Andre because of his laughing, he tells Andre, "Would you stop laughing like that, it's very unnerving".
Added: Monday, January 7, 2002
 
#15 When you talk with Stan and asks him about Life Insurance Policies he will tell that all his customers became ghosts to collect their money.
In Monkey Island 3 Guybrush "died" to get a death certificate to prove to Stan that he have "died" and get the money so he could play against the smugglers on Skull Island.
Added: Monday, January 7, 2002
 
#16 When you look at Elaine's stuff on the the same desk as the "Cushy contract" Guybrush will talk about porcelain and react. When you are inside the Palace of Prostheses there is a false-leg made from porcelain (it's in the basket with the wooden-hand) and if you look at it Guybrush also reacts.

When you talk to Stan about the Time-shares (when you have to listen his talking to get a Mega-monkey coupon) he will mention porcelain figures (Guybrush also reacts at this). This all comes from MI3 when you look at vases and trinkets made from porcelain Guybrush reacts and say things like "Ah! I hate porcelain!" and "More porcelain! When will this nightmare end?" and that you have no idea why Guybrush hates porcelain.
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
#17 After you have stopped the demolition of the mansion on Mêlée and talk to the bartender (SCUMM bar) and say to him that Charles L Charles tries to destroy the mansion, the bartender says that the mansion is going to be rebuilt into a roller-coaster and Guybrush mentions "That's seems familiar.".

This is similar to the "Monkey-mountain" roller-coaster of Big Whoop that is used by LeChuck to get some pirates for his skeleton-pirate-crew in MI3.
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
#18 If you look at the catapult guy Guybrush thinks that he's scrawny and he comments "Who are scrawny, pencil-neck?".
In MI3 when you talk with Mort in the Goodsoup crypt about that you are a ghost and Guybrush's shadow will be seen on the wall Mort says that he looks more like a pencil-necked boy than a ghost.
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
#19 If you offer the prosthetic liver to Murray he asks "Is it an EVIL liver?". In MI3 if you said that he's like a doorstop he asks "Is it an EVIL-looking doorstop?".
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
#20 When you talk to the Old Salty Guy of the bait-shop about Pegnose Pete's hideout in the swamp he tells you that it's cursed and Guybrush says "Darn! Another curse!".

He's probably thinking about MI3 when Elaine were turned into a gold statue by a cursed ring and that LeChuck used a curse on Guybrush at the theme-park to turn him into a kid so he couldn't stop LeChuck.
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
#21 While on Monkey Island, if you look at the village before entering it for the first time Guybrush said "That's where the vegetarian cannibals used to live". This is a reference to MI3 when you talk to Lemonhead and he tells about how they left Monkey Island because of the Big Whoop Theme park and when they came to Blood Island they became vegetarians because of paradim shifts.
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
#22 If you try to give Murray the prostetic butt or the abomination of nature he'll say "Get that away from me, you twisted freak!". In MI3 if you try to give Murray his arm with paste for a second time he'll say "Get that away from me, you sick freak!".
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
#23 In the scene were Guybrush is sinking the ship, first the music from MI3 when he defeat the pirates in insult-swordfighting will be played and then when Elaine walks to Guybrush to hug him the first part of the music from MI3 when Guybrush and Elaine meet on the beach after that Guybrush escaped from LeChuck's ship will be played.
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
#24 When the test at the pirate school is finished, Yanya doens't pass since her attitude is bad. She complains "That is so holy unfair!" and Mrs Rivers tells her "So is the life sweetheart, get used to it."

In MI3 after winning the anchor at Big Whoop and you try to compete against Dighny Dog, he will guess that Guybrush is 20 years old (which he already knows), Guybrush tells him "But that's not fair!" and Dighny replies "Niether is life, sonny."
Added: Sunday, February 2, 2003
 
#25 If you "pick up" Elaine, Guybrush will say "I got the girl in the last game".
Added: Sunday, February 2, 2003
 
#26 In the Lua bar the waitress offers Guybrush a drink with a tropical umbrella on top. Guybrush wanted that at the Goodsoup hotel in MI3.

Added: Sunday, February 2, 2003
 
#27 The "Mega Monkey Mug" is probably a reference to the "Mega Monkey" setting in MI3.
Added: Sunday, February 2, 2003
 
Quest for Glory
#1 If you go the SCUMM bar, you can challenge the dart thrower to hit certain spots. One of the options is to hit "that guy over there" If you pick this, your monitor breaks.

This could be a reference to "Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire". In this game, if you throw things at the dryad, she will throw something at you and your screen will crack.
Added: Wednesday, January 24, 2001
 
Sam & Max
#1 When you are in the pirate school, you can see Max in the bottom right corner. He is up on a shelf.
Added: Friday, February 9, 2001
 
#2 The customer in the Lua Bar has a long neck and resembles Trixie - the giraffe necked girl from "Sam & Max".
Added: Friday, February 9, 2001
 
#3 When Guybrush are talking to the priest he can say "I need to find a way to get off this fershlugginer island."
In "Sam & Max" Sam says "Will we ever finish this furshlugginer quest?"
Added: Monday, January 7, 2002
 
#4 When the bartender at the Micro Groggery tells Guybrush about the manatee, Guybrush will ask "What's a manatee".
This is a reference to "Sam and Max", where in one of the comics, Sam and Max are meeting pirates who are in love with manatees, and at the beginning when Sam talks about Manatees, Max will ask "What's a manatee".
Added: Monday, January 7, 2002
 
#5 The music in the Lua Bar is taken from "Sam & Max" when they are at the Bigfoot party.
Added: Friday, August 9, 2002
 
Street Fighter
#1 One of the moves in Monkey Kombat the monkeys use is when they shot a fire ball from their hand. It looks a lot like Ryu and Ken's fireball move from the Street Fighter games.
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
Music / Books

Beastie Boys
#1 If you look at the brass monkeys in the Lua Bar kitchen Guybrush says "Hey look, a brass monkey!" and the monkeys respond with "That funky monkey!"
This is a reference to a Beastie Boys song.
Added: Tuesday, January 16, 2001
 
Britney Spears
#1 The bank teller, Brittany, says she wants to go into show business. She says she wants to be a singer and have her own group of backing dancers. She also mentions that she has no experience or talent.
This is obviously a reference to the singer Britney Spears.
Added: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
 
Discworld
#1 The owner of the Scumm Bar is Ignatius Cheese, though Guybrush always calls him Mr Cheese. In the Discworld books a man named Mr Cheese owns a bar called The Bucket.
Added: Friday, August 3, 2001
 
Dune
#1 When you ask the lying parrot on Knuttin Atoll what he is, he can reply "I am the Kwisatz Haderach."

This is a refference to the sci-fi novel, "Dune" by Frak Herbert. The Kwisatz Haderach is the "unknown" who would have the mental powers to bridge space and time.
Added: Tuesday, January 16, 2001
 
Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover
#1 In the bookshelf at the lawyers office is a book called "Fifty Ways to Sue your Ex-Lover".
This is a reference to the song "Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover".
Added: Monday, January 7, 2002
 
Fish Heads
#1 One of two things Guybrush says when he looks at the fish heads in the lower right corner of the inside of the Lucre Island Bait Shoppe is "Contrary to popular belief, fish heads are neither roly nor poly."

This is a reference to a very, very insane novelty song by Barnes and Barnes called (surprise) "Fish Heads." One of the repeated lines is "Fish heads, fish heads, roly poly fish heads."
Added: Saturday, May 1, 2004
 
For Dummies
#1 When Guybrush looks at the plaque on the Tiny LaFeet statue on Jambalaya Island, he'll say "More Latin. I should of brought my 'Latin for Scummies' book."
This is a reference to the "For Dummies" line of books.
Added: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
 
#2 In the bookshelf at the lawyers is a "Law for Dummies" book.
Added: Tuesday, January 16, 2001
 
Harry Potter
#1 When you talk to Father Rasputin, he will mention the anti-Lechuck, the he-who-must-not-be-named.
This is a reference to the Harry Potter books, the he-who-must-not-be-named being Lord Voldermort.
Added: Wednesday, January 24, 2001
 
Heart of Darkness
#1 If you talk to Carla and Otis about setting sail after getting them to sign up, Otis says "The horror, the horror."
The same thing is said by Kurtz in Joseph Conrad's novel "Heart of Darkness" and in Francis Ford Coppola's movie (loosely based on Heart of Darkness) "Apocalypse Now".
Added: Monday, January 7, 2002
 
Les Misérables
#1 Inspector Canard and Inspector Javert from "Les Misérables" are very similar.



Their names are the first similarity...both are called "Inspector [so and so]," and neither of them has a first name mentioned. That and "canard" is French for duck -- and Javert is French.



Their looks are similar as well.



And even then, they're remarkably (scarily, even) similar in character. Inspector Javert is a policeman who spends his entire life chasing after a convict (Jean Valjean) who broke parole, but who consistently maintains that he had reformed and is now innocent.

Everywhere Valjean goes, Javert eventually follows, because he believes (a little obsessively) in the law, and the law says Valjean can't possibly reform, so he's still guilty -- his crimes (including his original crime, stealing a loaf of bread) shouldn't go unpunished.



Inspector Canard refuses to believe that Guybrush is innocent and won't be swayed until he can bring in enough solid evidence; he keeps saying things like, "around here, we do things by the book." And he does seem to be following Guybrush around -- he shows up at the Bank of Lucre where Guybrush finds Pegnose Pete's nose. Of course, Guybrush is no Valjean-figure.
Added: Saturday, May 1, 2004
 
Lieutenant Hornblower
#1 In "Lieutenant Hornblower" by C.S. Forester the captain of the ship Reknown is paranoid, and every time he sees three or more of his lieutenants together he thinks there is a conspiracy. This is the same behaviour as Admiral Casaba.
Added: Sunday, February 2, 2003
 
Little Red Riding Hood
#1 The dialogue between Guybrush and Ignatius Cheese (when Guybrush mentions his arm's size) is a reference to the "Little Red Riding Hood" story, when the little girl talks to the wolf, who is disguised as her grandmother.
Added: Wednesday, May 2, 2001
 
Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus
#1 In the bookshelf at the lawyers office is a book called "Pirates are from Mars. Lawyers are from Uranus".
This is a reference to the book "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus".
Added: Monday, January 7, 2002
 
Michael Jackson
#1 When Guybrush beats a monkey in Monkey Kombat, he imitates Michael Jackson's moonwalk & spin.
Added: Wednesday, January 24, 2001
 
Ozzy Osbourne
#1 When you meet Ozzie for the first time, Guybrush can guess that he's an over-the-top heavy metal rocker who bites the heads off monkeys.
This is a reference to Ozzy Osbourne, an over-the-top heavy metal rocker who bit the head off a pigeon and a bat.
Added: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
 
Robin Hood
#1 On Jambalaya Island and Knuttin Atoll you learn Tiny LaFeet was a fearsome pirate who was turned into a marketing image for the Jambalaya tourism industry. If you speak to the tourist in front of the statue he'll say "He stole from the bad and gave to the nice, and he always said please and thank you, twice!"

This is a reference to the legendary English outlaw Robin Hood, who was famed for stealing from the rich and giving to the poor.
Added: Monday, June 18, 2001
 
Sense and Sensibility
#1 The name of the perfume stand "Scents and Sensibilities" is a spoof on the book "Sense and Sensibility" by Jane Austin.
Added: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
 
Snoop Doggy Dog
#1 In the Micro Groggery on Jambalaya Island, you can ask the bartender what drinks they have. He will then name a few, and one of them is called Snoot Groggy Grog.
This is a reference to the rapper Snoop Doggy Dog.
Added: Saturday, March 31, 2001
 
The Cure
#1 In Pegnose Pete's treasure showroom is a suggestive-looking stalactite.
Similar stalactites adorned a cave in The Cure's video for "Love Song".
Added: Friday, February 9, 2001
 
The Monkees
#1 If you try to take the shields from the monkey after you have given them to him, Guybrush will say "I guess he's really set on starting that Monkey's Band."
This is a reference to a 60's TV show called "The Monkees", which is based on the band "The Monkees", who also stared in the show.
Added: Friday, February 9, 2001
 
#2 On Knuttin' Atoll, the lying parrot can answer that he is Davey Jones of The Monkees.
Added: Tuesday, February 27, 2001
 
The Old Man and the Sea
#1 The two men playing chess are a reference to Ernest Hemmingay's novel "The Old Man and the Sea". In the book the main character, (his name is Santiago in the book and in the game) is reminded of a 2-day long arm-wrestling match he was having with another sailor in port around Morrocco.

This match and the characters are quite similar to the stale-mate chess match in the game.
Added: Tuesday, February 27, 2001
 
To kill a mockingbird
#1 In the bookshelf at the lawyers office is a book called "To Kill a Mockingbird...And Get It Reduced to Manslaughter".
This is a reference to the famous book "To kill a mockingbird".
Added: Monday, January 7, 2002
 
Treasure Island
#1 When you want to buy by a hook from Dave he will say "Well, nothing says "yo ho ho and a bottle of rum" like our Quick Gut 2000 line'a hooks." "Yo ho ho, with a bottle of rum" is a part of the famous pirate song "Fifthteen men on a dead man's chest".
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
Walzing Matilda
#1 Ozzie Mandrill's theme song is a reworking of an Australian folk song called "Walzing Matilda".
This song is known more in Australia than the
National Anthem.
You can find the lyrics and a MIDI file at
http://www.boys-brigade.org.au/ozfacts/waltzing.htm
Added: Friday, February 9, 2001
 
What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor
#1 In Miss Rivers´ classroom, there is one question that Guybrush is able to answer with "...shave his belly with a rusty razor..."
This is one of the lines from an Irish folk song named "What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor".
Added: Tuesday, February 27, 2001
 
Miscellaneous

Commercial products
#1 In the chest at the pirate school you can find a pirate card. If you look at it Guybrush says " Hey, its a really valuable LeChuck'achu Pirate mon card.
This is a reference to Pikachu and Pokemon.
Added: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
 
#2 In the International House of Mojo is a voodoo mask. If Guybrush looks at it he will say "Wow, a 4Dfx VoodooMask6! Cutting edge voodoo technology!"

A reference to the Voodoo graphics company by the (now closed) company 3Dfx.
Added: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
 
#3 In the swamp is a sign that says "Got time?". This is a spoof of a commercial that used the phrase "Got milk?"
Added: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
 
#4 When you go back into the pirate transmogrification school on Knuttin Atoll,
you can pick up a magazine in the chest of confiscated items called "SCABB magazine".

When you look at it, Guybrush says: “More junk from the Usual Gang of Idiot Pirates”.

This is a reference to MAD Magazine.
Added: Tuesday, January 16, 2001
 
#5 In the chest of confiscated items at the transmogrification school on Knuttin Atoll, you can find a HOT KEELS boat.
It's a parody of the miniature cars HOT WHEELS.
Added: Tuesday, January 16, 2001
 
#6 The perfume pusher named Hugo is probably a reference to the well known brand Hugo Boss.
Added: Friday, February 9, 2001
 
#7 When Deadeye Dave mentions his incredible sense of smell, he says he can identify his customers by smell alone. He says "Just follow your nose."

This is like Toucan Sam does in commercials for Fruit Loops cereal.
Added: Saturday, March 31, 2001
 
#8 After Guybrush ties Marco de Pollo's score and makes his next dive, Marco de Pollo will go put on some more baby seal oil. If Guybrush used the Shmear-Whiz with the oil, he'll say "What Marco doesn't know is that we've replaced his baby seal oil with Starbuccaneer's Shmear-Whiz. Let's watch."

This is similar to commercials for Foldger's coffee where we see someone making their usual coffee and the announcer saying "What he doesn't know is that we've replaced his normal coffee with Folder's crystals. Will he notice? Let's watch."
Added: Saturday, March 31, 2001
 
#9 The Scupperware container you pick up in the bank of Lucre Town, is a reference to the plastic company Tupperware.
Added: Wednesday, May 2, 2001
 
#10 Use the empty spritzer bottle with something and Guybrush will say "Nah, I prefer to keep this to myself and a select group of close friends." This is a possible reference to Coco Chanel's No.19 perfume which was rumored to be, at the time, her personal favorite reserved only for her and her close friends. (This is false. It was actually made one year before her death on her birthday and was an in-house project).
Added: Monday, September 11, 2006
 
Credits
#1 After the credits, you hear Guybrush's voice from the bottom of the cliff saying
"Elaine...? Mr. Marley...? Jojo...? can someone help me here? Murray? umm...uh..George?
Indy?...Someone? Anyone? Sean? Mike?..Jar-Jar?"
"Jar-Jar" is a reference to Jar Jar Binks from the movie "Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace", George is of course a reference to George Lucas, Sean and Mike is the names of the project leaders on MI4, and Indy is a reference to Indiana Jones.
Added: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
 
Deus ex Machina
#1 When you are talking to the Voodoo Lady, you can at some point say: "I'm still in the market for a voodoo drenched Deus Ex Machina that'll save the proverbial day".
Deus Ex Machina is a latin phrase, meaning something along the lines of "God out of the Machine". It is a term used generally in science-fiction writing, meaning basically a cop-out ending where something big appears from practically no-where and solves everything fairly quickly.
Added: Friday, February 9, 2001
 
Disneyland
#1 When Guybrush is talking to Murray about what happened with Big Whoop, he asks if it had anything to do with the Anti-Matterhorn.
That is a reference to the Disneyland attraction "Matterhorn".
Added: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
 
#2 If you ride the lave plunge a few times the priest says "Please remain seated" in Spanish and after the ride he says "Please step out to your right and enjoy your stay", just like at the "Matterhorn" ride in Disneyland.
Added: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
 
#3 When Guybrush first talks to Murray, he
says "Wow, it is a small world after all." This is a reference to the Disney World ride "Small World," where audio-animatronic children dressed
in garb from various countries are singing. The chorus is "It's a small world after all."
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
File retrieving system
#1 When you are playing with the file system in the Palace of Prostheses you can find the file of "Ryan J. DanzWithWolves", which is a reference to the movie "Dances With Wolves" starring Kevin Costner.
Added: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
 
#2 You can also find the file of "Manuel J. Calavera" which is the name of the lead character in "Grim Fandango", another adventure game by LucasArts.
Added: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
 
#3 It is also possible to find the file of "Sam N. Max" which is also the name of another adventure game by LucasArts.
Added: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
 
#4 You can also retrieve the file of "Obi W. Kenobi" which is, of course, a reference to "Star Wars".
Added: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
 
#5 The name "Sean Clark" also pops up and is the name of one of the project leaders on Escape from Monkey Island.
Added: Tuesday, January 16, 2001
 
#6 The name "Mike Stemmle" is also in there somewhere and is the name of the other project leader on Escape from Monkey Island.
Added: Tuesday, January 16, 2001
 
#7 "Jonathan Ackley" is also there and he is one of the designers on The Curse of Monkey Island.
Added: Tuesday, January 16, 2001
 
#8 If you enter Palm tree-Banana-Rabbit, the name Francis Z. Drake will appear.
Francis Drake was a famous explorer centuries ago.
Added: Friday, February 9, 2001
 
#9 Entering Palm tree-Banana-Palm tree, will get you the name Franky T. Freakenstein.
This is of course a reference to Frankenstein.
Added: Friday, February 9, 2001
 
#10 Palm tree-Rabbit-Monkey, will produce the name Gomer D. Pile.
Gomer Pile was an american TV show back in the 60's.
Added: Friday, February 9, 2001
 
#11 Entering Palm tree-Pumpkin-Pumpkin, will get you the name Henry J. Jones.
Henry Jones is the real name of Indiana Jones.
Added: Friday, February 9, 2001
 
#12 Enter Monkey-Monkey-Palm tree, and you will get the name Peter P. Eater.
Peter Pumpkin Eater is a popular children's story.
Added: Friday, February 9, 2001
 
#13 Enter Monkey-Banana-Rabbit, and you will get the name Salvador Z. Dali.
Salvador Dali was a famous artist.
Added: Friday, February 9, 2001
 
#14 If you enter Banana-Rabbit-Banana, you will get the name Zina D. WarriorPrincette.
"Xena the Warrior Princess" is a TV Show.
Added: Friday, February 9, 2001
 
#15 The name Kais R Soze can also be found.
This is a reference to the movie "The Usual Suspects".
Added: Friday, February 9, 2001
 
#16 Another name in the file Retrieving system is Jack D. Ripper, which is obviously a reference to Jack the Ripper.

Also, in Stanley Kubrick's "Dr. Strangelove" the army chief who goes crazy and launches a nuclear attack
on Russia is called General Jack D. Ripper.
Added: Friday, August 3, 2001
 
#17 One of the names in the file Retrieving system is Jack D. Ripper.
In Stanley Kubrick's black comedy, "Dr. Strangelove", the lunatic Air Force General Jack D. Ripper orders his bomber wing to nuke the Soviet Union.
Added: Monday, January 7, 2002
 
Franchises
#1 The bar named Planet Threepwood is a reference to the famous chain of restaurants named Planet Hollywood.
The Starbuccaneer's shop is a reference to the chain of coffee shops named Starbucks.
Added: Wednesday, May 31, 2000
 
#2 In "Escape From Monkey Island" there's an empty building next to Planet Threepwood. If you make Guybrush look at it, he'll say, "Looks like someone hasn't moved into their storefront property". The sign says, 'Coming soon: JumboJuice Frozen Fruit Smoothies. Added nutrients give you energy boosts (and helps prevent scurvy in 99% of pirates age 2 and above.')"

JumboJuice is a reference to a chain of health food/drink restaurants named Jamba Juice (www.jambajuice.com).
Added: Monday, January 7, 2002
 
Games
#1 "Marco Polo" is the name of an aquatic game in which one person closes their eyes and shouts "Marco", and everyone else in the pool must shout "Polo". This continues until the first person successfully tags another, at which point those two switch. This explains how Marco Pollo was teased and Guybrush also teases him with it.
Added: Tuesday, February 27, 2001
 
#2 In the scene the "The REAL secret of Monkey Island" some monkeys plays a game that uses a panel with spots and wheel which they spin to see on which spot their hands or feet should be stand on. This is undoubtly a refernce to the game Twister.
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
Gestures / Poses
#1 When you have activated the Giant Monkey Head, three of the monkeys make the classic pose of "Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil".
Added: Friday, February 9, 2001
 
#2 If you look at the middle finger on the Voodoo lady's table Guybrush says "Ah! The middle finger. The most common of all the fingers.". What Guybrush means is the middle finger is used for a certain bad gesture which is often referred to as "The Bird".
Added: Friday, August 9, 2002
 
History
#1 The Grassy knoll on in front of the House of Sticks on Lucre Island is a reference to a
famous spot close to where president Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas.
This explains the cryptic comment about three-way fire that Guybrush makes.
Added: Tuesday, January 16, 2001
 
#2 If you listen to what the lawyers say among themselves, one thing they say is "Follow the money."
This is the same advice given by 'Deep Throat' to Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and
Carl Bernstein in the early stages of their investigation into the Watergate break-in.
Added: Monday, January 7, 2002
 
#3 In the Spanish inquisition there was a man named Torcamata. Horatio Torcamata Marley's name was moddeled after him.

In 1483 Tomas de Torquemada became the inquisitor-general for most of Spain. He was responsible for establishing the rules of inquisitorial procedure and creating branches of the Inquisition in various cities. He remained the leader of the Spanish Inquisition for fifteen years and is believed to be responsible for the execution of around 2,000 Spaniards. The Catholic Church and the Pope attempted to intervene in the bloody Spanish Inquisition but were unable to wrench the extremely useful political tool from the hands of the Spanish rulers.
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
#4 In the scene the Ultimate Insult just as Ozzie is going to use the Ultimate Insult on Guybrush and Elaine the ground is shaking and Ozzie says "What in the didgeridoo is that?".
Didgeridoo is a blowinstrument that is made from the bark of trees that the aborigines use.

Aboriginies is the name given to European settlers to the first inhabitants of Australia. They were spread right out over the continent, and although they had similar customs, they were not a single people. It's been estimated that there were over a hundred languages in use by Aboriginal people before European settlers arrived.

'Aborigine' is a generic term assigned to indigenous Australians- those that inhabited the continent before the arrival of Europeans. Aborigines were and are found all over Australia, though their numbers have unfortunately decreased in recent times owing to new diseases brought in by Europeans and the terrible 'cullings' that went on in the past.
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
#5 When you are talking to the drunken sailor in The Scumm Bar, he says a lot of strange words, but some of them actually make sense.
One of the words he says is "Estonia".

"Estonia" was also the name of a ship that sank on the 28th of September 1994 between Sweden and Estonia. Over 800 people died in the disaster.
Added: Sunday, February 2, 2003
 
In French
#1 Pegnose Pete's nose was allegedly bitten off by a duck? The inspector on the case is named Canard. Canard is French for "duck".
Added: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
 
In Hawaii
#1 The second time you return to Melee Island the Scumm Bar has been turned into the LUA bar. In Hawaii 'lua' means 'bathroom'.
Added: Wednesday, January 24, 2007
 
In Latin
#1 On the Tiny LaFeet statue is a plaque with the Latin phrase: Cuius Praeda Est.
It means "The booty is whose?", "Whose is the booty", or "Whom does the booty belong to?"

"Cuius" is the genitive form of an interrogative pronoun. Actually the nominative form is "quis?" which means "who?", thus the genitive describes "whose?", it still remains an interrogative pronoun which gains possessive character from its genitive form.

Praeda is an nominative of an direct object, Thus "praeda" = 'booty' is the subject of the sentence, showing the particularity of Latin syntax."

"'Est" is the conjugated form of '"esse" (= "to be"),
3rd person singular, present active, this corresponds to the English simple present for "he/she/it", thus meaning "he/she/it is".
Concluding, "Cuius praeda est?" literally translates into "The booty is whose?", better "Whose is the booty", or yet better "Whom does the booty
belong to?" as "esse" is sometimes used as "to belong to" (in the sense of being owned).
Added: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
 
#2 The sign in the House of Justice in Lucre Town says: "Contra leges marinas latrocinium maris est".
If you look at it, Guybrush will try to guess what it means, and he actually gets pretty close two times: He says: Privacy is against the law of the sea, and piracy is the law of the sea. But actually it means "Piracy is against the law of the sea".
Added: Wednesday, May 2, 2001
 
LucasArts
#1 The golden trophy in the diving competition looks like the LucasArts logo.
Added: Unknown
 
#2 Above your table in Planet Threepwood you can see a LucasArts mug and there is also one in the right side of the screen when you enter the restaurant.
Added: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
 
#3 Starting in Grin Fandango, LucasArts began to use a new scripting language for the two games: Grim Fandango and Escape from Monkey Island. That language is called "Lua" (which is "moon" in Portuguese). That language was developed in Brazil, in a placed called TecGraf, which is situated in PUC-Rio, a catholic university in Rio de Janeiro.
You can read more about the Lua language here:

http://www.tecgraf.puc-rio.br/lua/
Added: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
 
#4 When you are talking to clerk in the Bait Shoppe about the Termite Circus, he'll say he got it approved by the newly-formed LucreArts Entertainment Consortium.
Added: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
 
#5 The Voodoo Lady says she has "an unbreakable five-game deal with LucasArts".
Added: Tuesday, January 16, 2001
 
#6 At the Vista Point on Monkey Island you can make out the LucasArts logo between the canals.
Added: Friday, February 9, 2001
 
#7 You can talk to Meathook about a five-game contract. Guybrush says "I can't die, I have a five-game contract" when Meathook says "I thought you were killed by a giant clam!" and he will reply "I better get a better agent".
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
#8 When you talk to the laywers for the second time, you tell them to sue someone and Guybrush can say "Let's sue the electronic gaming industrie for driving hardware requierements to ridiculous heights, even for simple adventure games."

Escape from Monkey Island is the first adventure game to require a 3D accelerator.
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
NRA
#1 Look at the gun cabinet in Ozzie's house and Guybrush will comment, "Guns don't kill wild animals. Ozzie kills wild animals." This is a take on the NRA (National Riffle Association) slogan, "Guns don't kill people; people kill people."
Added: Monday, September 11, 2006
 
OJ Simpson trial
#1 When Guybrush tried the prosthetic nose on Pegnose Pete he says "If the nose fits you must acquit".
That is a reference to the OJ Simpson trial.
Added: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
 
#2 When Guybrush is sifting through the Marley Heirlooms he says that there is a bloody stiletto.
This is also a reference to the OJ Simpson trial.
Added: Friday, February 9, 2001
 
Ozzie Mandrill
#1 His name also resembles "Ozymandias", a poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley, which reads in part "My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings, Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Also, before attempting to use the Ultimate Insult on the entire Tri-Island area, Ozzie says "My name is Ozzie Mandrill! Look on my works, ye mighty pirates, and despair".
Added: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
 
#2 His name also sounds like "Aussie", which is slang for Australian and, as you know, Ozzie is from Australia.
Added: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
 
#3 "Mandrill" is a type of monkey.
Added: Tuesday, February 27, 2001
 
#4 Ozzie's name resembles "Oz" which is what Captain James Cook called Australia when he discovered it.
Added: Friday, August 9, 2002
 
People
#1 The boxing kangaroo you can see in Ozzie's mansion is a sports mascot of Australia.
The boxing kangaroo was made very famous in Alan Bonds campaign to win the America's cup. They were the first team outside the US to win.

Alan Bond was a Billionaire who lost millions in the end and was jailed for fraud. He held the copyright to the BK until he sold it to the Australian Olympic Committee for some $30 million. It was immediately overshadowed by the wombat.

So Ozzie has the symbol of an evil Australian business man who won the Americas cup whilst he's stealing the treasure of a man whom disappeared in the same race.
Added: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
 
#2 When "Elaine" the waitress asks Guybrush what the name of his parents are, one of his answers is "Fred and Ginger".
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers were a famous dance couple.
Added: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
 
#3 Black Pete's (Mickey Mouse' enemy) original name was Pegleg Pete. But Disney removed the Pegleg and his name became Black Pete.
The name Pegnose Pete is most likely a reference to Pegleg Pete.

You can read more about Black Pete here.
Added: Tuesday, January 16, 2001
 
#4 Marco de Pollo's name comes from Marco Polo. And pollo is Spanish for chicken.
Marco Polo was a famous explorer and you can read more about him here.
Added: Tuesday, January 16, 2001
 
#5 When the Planet Threepwood waitress asks for proof of ID, you can say your parents were "George and Gracie"
This is a reference to George Burns and Gracie Allen.
Added: Wednesday, January 24, 2001
 
#6 If you try to pick up the sword stuck in the barrel at the SCUMM Bar, Guybrush will say: "I don't think I'm the one true king."
This is a reference to the myth of King Arthur.
Added: Wednesday, January 24, 2001
 
#7 In one of the final cutscenes Ozzie Mandrill says "'by Adam Smith's invisible hand..."
This is a reference to an economics concept which Adam Smith, a famous economist, proposed, that a free market economy acts as though an invisible hand is guiding it.
Added: Saturday, March 31, 2001
 
#8 When you are talking to the drunken sailor in The Scumm Bar, he says a lot of strange words, but some of them actually make sense.
For example, the drunk can say: "Balzac". Balzac was a French author, who lived from 1799-1850.
Added: Saturday, March 31, 2001
 
#9 When you are talking to the drunken sailor in The Scumm Bar, he says a lot of strange words, but some of them actually make sense.
For example, the drunk can say: "Nostradamus". Nostradamus was a French doctor and astrologist, who lived from 1503-1566.
Added: Saturday, March 31, 2001
 
#10 There was once a famous pirate called Jean Lafeit. He was remembered for starting a society of black men to buccaneers.
Tiny Lafeet (and Lefoot in MI3) are probably a reference to him.
Added: Wednesday, May 2, 2001
 
#11 There are references to two Russian leaders made by the thin chess player on Lucre island.
In the first, he says that he is using the Yeltsin
Stagger-Step Attack against his opponent; Boris Yeltsin former president of Russia, is known as a drunkard.

Then he says he's being countered by the
Kruschev [sic] Burial Defense; Nikita Khruschev was premier of the Soviet Union (succeeding Stalin) who, in a speech to the UN in the early '60s, declared to the Western powers that "We will bury you."
Added: Monday, June 18, 2001
 
#12 When talking to Meathook in Act II he says "Guybrush!! heard you were killed by a giant clam!" Guybrush then replies "Rumors of my death have been quite exaggerated."
This a reference to Mark Twain, author of Huckleberry Finn, who was declared dead by the press but then publicly announced exactly the same thing.
Added: Friday, August 3, 2001
 
#13 The Indian chief Sitting Bull said that a camera steals a persons soul.
In Planet Threepwood you can say to the jolly pirate who is drawing your picture: "On second thought I don't want my picture drawn, it'll steal my sole".
Added: Friday, August 3, 2001
 
#14 If you try drink the can o' grog Elaine will tell Guybrush to not and says to him "Guybrush Ulysses Threepwood". Ulysses is a hero from the Ancient Greek Mythology.
Added: Monday, January 7, 2002
 
#15 The names of Jumbeaux LaFeet's parrots, Huggyn & Kyssin, are very similar to those of the Nordic god Odin's ravens, which were called Hugin & Munin.
Added: Monday, January 7, 2002
 
#16 Father Allegro Rasputin is pretty obviously a takeoff on Grigory Rasputin, a Russian monk who meddled in the affairs of the family of the last Russian tsar. He got in Tsarina Alexandra's
good graces by claiming to have healing powers for her hemophiliac son Alexi.

He was a pretty evil guy, and reportedly was extremely difficult to kill. Anyway, Father Rasputin has a cheesed-up Russian accent, and says 'Da' (Russian for 'yes') in response to a couple of questions. He also calls Guybrush 'tovarish', which is Russian for 'comrade'.

Another user submitted this explanation:

Father Rasputin heads the Church of LeChuck, but in reality, Back in the end of the Czar days in Russia, the advisor to Russia's last Czar was named Rasputin. He aided in seeking out and killing the royal family, but rumor has it the youngest daughter (Anestasia) got away. The fact that he appears as a ghost is rather humorous, as it was rumored that Rasputin practiced the dark arts, and when they tried to assasinate him, he survived, a bullet to the chest, two stab wounds, a heavily poisoned beverage, and a severe beating before they finally threw him into the water... where it was later discovered that he died of Hypothermia rather than blood loss.
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
#17 When you talk to Mr. Cheese about his family he will tell you that he has an aunt who was so ugly that every men who stare at her would turn into stone and then say that her name was Gorgon Zola Cheese. This is a reference to Gorgon (or Medusa in Greek), female monster who had snakes as hair and if you meet her glare you would be turned into stone.
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
#18 The operator of the Lava Log Ride is Father Rasputin, an allusion to Gregori Rasputin, a famous Russian priest. The real Rasputin was a close advisor to the former King of Russia, and held a lot of political influence. Rasputin is also well known for being an extremely difficult man to kill. It took three assassination attempts before he finally succumbed.
Added: Sunday, April 7, 2002
 
#19 When you talk to the Ghost-priest of Church of LeChuck about the Anti-LeChuck, Guybrush guesses that "He-who-must-not-be-named" is Guybrush Threepwood and the priest tells him to not say that. This probably has to do with the Devil (Also known as Satan or Luciffer), who is an evil creature that it's said that when you die and been evil you would be sent to hell to be tourtured by him. Also in church you musn't say the Devil's name because it's seen as a swearing.
Added: Friday, August 9, 2002
 
#20 Horatio T. Marley could be a reference to the character of Horacio Hornblower (who is mentioned in the music / books category), as the napoleonic seaman eventually gains the position of governor or Vice-Roy in the series.

Horatio Hornblower was probably named after Horatio Nelson, the one British seafearing hero. CS Forester must have had this reference in mind. Therefore the name Horatio T. Marley can also be a direct reference to Nelson
Added: Saturday, May 1, 2004
 
Picasso
#1 Look at the blue painting and Guybrush says "It's a painting from Meathook's 'blue period,' depicting what appears to be the entire Tri-Island area." Picasso's paintings between 1901 and 1904 were very emotional and used a lot of blue. It was known as his "Blue Period."
Added: Monday, September 11, 2006
 
Places
#1 When you are talking to the drunken sailor in The Scumm Bar, he says a lot of strange words, but some of them actually make sense.
One of the words he says is "Estonia" which is a European country.
Added: Friday, August 3, 2001
 
#2 The Church of LeChuck has a close resemblance to the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.
Added: Tuesday, August 7, 2007
 
Ron Gilbert
#1 When you are talking to Ignatius Cheese, he says he owns the Scumm Bar. Guybrush then says "That's funny, I always though the Scumm Bar was owned by a guy named "Ron".
That's obviously a reference to Ron Gilbert, creator of Monkey Island 1 & 2.
Guybrush continues to say that it must be "a humongous fib".
Humongous is probably a reference to Ron Gilbert's former company, Humongous Entertainment.
Added: Thursday, November 16, 2000
 
Sayings
#1 When Miss Rivers asks Guybrush a question, one of the questions is "A stranger offers you a grog, what do you do"? And one of the answers is "Say 'No' to grog". That is a reference to the very common phrase "Say 'No' to drugs".
Added: Monday, January 7, 2002
 
#2 If you look at the parrot bush outside the mansion on Mêlée Island Guybrush comments "BRAWK! Polly want a fertilizer pellet?". This comes from the famous parrot comment "Polly wants a cracker?"
Added: Friday, August 9, 2002
 
Shakespeare plays
#1 When Guybrush tries to distract one of the chess-players he can say " Good gravy, is that a dagger I see before me!?" This is a reference to the famous dagger-scene from Shakespeare's 'Macbeth', (Act 2, Scene 1) where Macbeth has a vision of a dagger, right before he murders king Duncan.
Added: Friday, May 18, 2001
 
#2 At some point the skinny pirate chess says "Falstaff Stand-In!".
Sir John Falstaff is a buffonish knight is three of Shakespeare's plays--Henry IV, Henry V, and Merry Wives of Windsor.
Added: Monday, January 7, 2002
 
#3 After Elaine finds out she has been declared dead, she says: "Something's rotten on Mêlee island".

In Shakespeare's Hamlet, Act 1 , Scene 4 , Marcellius says: "Something is rotten in the state of Denmark."
Added: Friday, August 9, 2002
 
#4 The first name in Herman Toothrot's real name is Horatio. In Shakespeare's Hamlet there was a character named Horatio.
Added: Friday, August 9, 2002
 
#5 On the way to Jambalaya Island, Ignatius Cheese shouts "Cry Havoc, and let slip the dogs of war!" This line appears in Act 3 Scene 1 of the Shakespearean play Julius Caesar.
Added: Friday, September 16, 2005
 
Trademark
#1 When you are talking to the lawyers on Lucre Island Guybrush mentions Melee Island followed by "TM" (TM means trademark).
One of the lawyers then reply "Nice use of the TM".
Added: Tuesday, January 9, 2001
 
Year 2000
#1 In the bank of Lucre Island, you can look at the calendar and Guybrush will read different things. He will for example read: "January 1-Y1.6K: Make sure abacus still works", and then he will say: "Right, as if anything is going to happen".
This is a reference to the turn of the millennium, and that whole Y2K-thing the world was so worried about.
Added: Saturday, March 31, 2001
 

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