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About the "Squinky" bit in Chapter 5...

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When Guybrush tells the Treasure Hunter that he met up with Galeb at the Crossroads, the Treasure Hunter responds, "That's odd, [Galeb] told me his name was Squinky." I'm sure that is a reference to when Guybrush was called Squinky, but I can't remember in which Monkey Island video game he was called "Squinky". Do you know? :confused:
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  • If I recall GT said some passing remark in MI2 and then they really ramped it up in MI3.
  • Irishmile;515773 said:
    If I recall GT said some passing remark in MI2 and then they really ramped it up in MI3.

    In MI 2 he can look at Porcelain in Elaine's room with out freaking out and just wont pick it up cos its useless or something. MI3 was the first to mention it with the explanation "Its a long story" which IMO makes the joke more funny.
  • sjtfly;515769 said:
    The REAL question is when did Guybrush develop his intense fear and hatred of porcelain?
    It because Fester Shinetop hit him with a porcelain vase in MI1 or something. I was said in a interview but I forget the exact details.
  • Grojak;515796 said:
    It because Fester Shinetop hit him with a porcelain vase in MI1 or something. I was said in a interview but I forget the exact details.
    Actually, it was the other way around (Guybrush hits Shinetop with the vase before returning it in its place). And Bill Tiller says that the "porcelain" thing was "just a joke".
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    NSM
    This interview with Chris Purvis (one of the writers on CMI) has the following explanation for the porcelain thing:

    Bill Tiller told us you were responsible for the whole "porcelain joke", a gag that has plagued the Monkey Island community since 1997 - can you tell us why Guybrush is afraid of porcelain?
    Really? I always thought it had something to do with the time in Monkey 1 where Fester Shinetop hit Guybrush on the head with a vase.
    I kinda agree though that they just thought it was a funny thing for Guybrush to fear.
  • NSM;516054 said:
    This interview with Chris Purvis (one of the writers on CMI) has the following explanation for the porcelain thing:



    I kinda agree though that they just thought it was a funny thing for Guybrush to fear.
    Yay I was right! I thought so :P

    No biggie though. That still doesn't make sense, like Deb said Guybrush hit Shintop, not the other way round.
  • BTW, I hate to bring this up, but in which chapter of Tales of Monkey Island does Guybrush say, "I love the smell of treasure in the morning"?
  • Well... The treasure hunt, so it's a part of the Launch of the Screaming Narwhal.
    The original word is Napalm, I think, but I don't know the name of the film.
    But really, I think that this reference is really getting old.
  • coolsome;514112 said:
    1st one was in CMI no one even called her Voodoo lady in 1 and 2.
    2nd I think was in 1 when trying to loot Elaine's mansion and saying your reservations in your other pants.
    Actually, Guybrush called her "Voodoo Lady" in 2 when he thanks her for making a voodoo doll of Largo.
  • Sarendor;521996 said:
    Well... The treasure hunt, so it's a part of the Launch of the Screaming Narwhal.
    The original word is Napalm, I think, but I don't know the name of the film.
    But really, I think that this reference is really getting old.
    It's a reference to the movie Apocalypse Now.
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