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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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  • @Debbie82 said: 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:

    It's not in MI1, but in MI2 you can call your self Squinky in the spitting contest, in Curse Guybrush can tell King Andre that his name is Squinky and in Escape Herman calls Guybrush Squinky.

    Hope that helps. :)

  • Actually, it originates in MI1, where you can, while speaking with the Melee Island lookout, ask him to "Call me Squinky."

  • @ATMachine said: Actually, it originates in MI1, where you can, while speaking with the Melee Island lookout, ask him to "Call me Squinky."

    I get it now. The "Squinky" name originated in Secret and would become a running gag in other Monkey Island games that followed the first one. I understand. Thanks! :)

  • @ATMachine said: Actually, it originates in MI1, where you can, while speaking with the Melee Island lookout, ask him to "Call me Squinky."

    Ah that's right! So it's in all of them! lol, almost got it down! :P

  • I hate to keep this up, but I've got a lot of burning questions to ask. In which Monkey Island game before Tales did these originate:

    1. Guybrush asking the Voodoo Lady for her name?
    2. Guybrush saying that he "left it with my other pair of pants (or noun, whatever)"?

    I don't know if both of these originated either in Secret or LeChuck's Revenge or whatever. Do you know? :confused:

  • You know ... I have been playing MI games for nearly 20 years usually at least once a year... and I had never noticed Squinky in all the games... Just goes to show a 20 year old game can still surprise you.

  • @Debbie82 said: I hate to keep this up, but I've got a lot of burning questions to ask. In which Monkey Island game before Tales did these originate:

    1. Guybrush asking the Voodoo Lady for her name?
    2. Guybrush saying that he "left it with my other pair of pants (or noun, whatever)"?

    I don't know if both of these originated either in Secret or LeChuck's Revenge or whatever. Do you know? :confused:



    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.

  • @Debbie82 said: I hate to keep this up, but I've got a lot of burning questions to ask. In which Monkey Island game before Tales did these originate:

    1. Guybrush asking the Voodoo Lady for her name?
    2. Guybrush saying that he "left it with my other pair of pants (or noun, whatever)"?

    I don't know if both of these originated either in Secret or LeChuck's Revenge or whatever. Do you know? :confused:


    I believe #1 originated in CMI, where you can ask the Voodoo Lady something like "You've helped so much and I still don't even know your name." (And for the record, Guybrush does call her "Voodoo Lady" in MI2, IIRC when thanking her for the voodoo doll of Largo.)

    And I think #2 originated in MI2 (that was the game in which you needed a party invitation to enter Elaine's mansion). There are also jokes about Guybrush having left his ID card in his other pants when he tries to buy grog. Correct me if I'm wrong on this one, though.

    EDIT-- Hmm, maybe #2 did originate in MI1 after all; I'd forgotten about the "appointments for looting the Governor's mansion" joke, which is where coolsome says the gag first showed up.

  • Well, thanks for your help, coolsome and ATMachine. :)

  • The REAL question is when did Guybrush develop his intense fear and hatred of porcelain?

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