History Main / EenieMeenieMinyMoai

20th Apr '16 10:14:01 AM Prfnoff
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** ''Pippols'' for the UsefulNotes/{{MSX}} has one zone where all the walls are moai statues.
3rd Mar '16 12:18:33 PM Morgenthaler
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* Some of the surface missions in ''{{X-COM}}: Terror From The Deep'' took place among moai, as if they were on islands all over the Pacific.

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* Some of the surface missions in ''{{X-COM}}: ''VideoGame/{{XCOM}}: Terror From The Deep'' took place among moai, as if they were on islands all over the Pacific.



* ''RiseOfNations'' includes unique resources that give certain benefits for the nation. One resource, called "relics," is depicted as a pair of moss-covered Moai, and it makes Science research cheaper.
* The main villain of the ''{{Arkanoid}}'' series (aside from those accursed gold blocks) is a giant Moai by the name of Doh.

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* ''RiseOfNations'' ''VideoGame/RiseOfNations'' includes unique resources that give certain benefits for the nation. One resource, called "relics," is depicted as a pair of moss-covered Moai, and it makes Science research cheaper.
* The main villain of the ''{{Arkanoid}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Arkanoid}}'' series (aside from those accursed gold blocks) is a giant Moai by the name of Doh.



* ''WorldOfWarcraft'' features walrus-like moai for the Tuskarr, a race of indigenous walrus-people in Northrend, whose culture is a strange mix of Polynesian and Inuit.

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* ''WorldOfWarcraft'' ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' features walrus-like moai for the Tuskarr, a race of indigenous walrus-people in Northrend, whose culture is a strange mix of Polynesian and Inuit.



* In AtlantisTheLostTales the statues are shown to have been made to appease a non-existent god, who was, in fact, another statue.

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* In AtlantisTheLostTales ''VideoGame/AtlantisTheLostTales'' the statues are shown to have been made to appease a non-existent god, who was, in fact, another statue.
22nd Feb '16 4:10:55 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* In the one of old ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'' episodes, the Moai of Easter Island was once of many treasures a group of SpacePirates came [[MonumentalTheft to steal]] (or rather, [[PirateBooty recover]]) as they were, unbeknownst to earthlings, made of solid gold.
31st Jan '16 2:06:34 PM EarlOfSandvich
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* Santa Destroy from ''NoMoreHeroes'' contains quite a few of these. Their placement suggests that they're some sort of secret but, no, they're just decoration.

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* Santa Destroy from ''NoMoreHeroes'' ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'' contains quite a few of these. Their placement suggests that they're some sort of secret but, no, they're just decoration.
22nd Jan '16 8:48:10 PM jormis29
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* ''{{Spelunky}}'''s ice world contains a giant Moai. [[spoiler:If you got the Ankh from the BlackMarket, you can die here and you'll be resurrected inside the Moai, where you can get an important item.]]

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* ''{{Spelunky}}'''s ''VideoGame/{{Spelunky}}'''s ice world contains a giant Moai. [[spoiler:If you got the Ankh from the BlackMarket, you can die here and you'll be resurrected inside the Moai, where you can get an important item.]]
19th Jan '16 10:11:38 AM nombretomado
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* In one of the AardmanAnimations ''WesternAnimation/RexTheRunt'' shorts, three Moai are aliens with large heads.

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* In one of the AardmanAnimations Creator/AardmanAnimations ''WesternAnimation/RexTheRunt'' shorts, three Moai are aliens with large heads.
10th Jan '16 10:52:41 AM JMQwilleran
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* In "Treasure Hunters" from ''WesternAnimation/EllaTheElephant'', Ella and her friends encounter of a group of stone heads that look generally like moai, except with elephant trunks. They're one of the landmarks on the map to the treasure.
8th Jan '16 1:58:44 PM StFan
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-->'''Moai:''' "Pain, pressure... Runny nose..."
-->'''Noseless Moai:''' "At least you've got a nose."

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-->'''Moai:''' "Pain, Pain, pressure... Runny nose..."
-->'''Noseless
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'''Noseless
Moai:''' "At At least you've got a nose."



[[folder:Film]]
* ''Film/GodzillaVsMegalon'' had a brief shot of some Easter Island Moai as part of an infodump on the lost continent of Seatopia, home of the evil monster Megalon.
* In a brief scene in ''Film/MarsAttacks'', an alien saucer uses a large arm-like extension to throw a huge bowling ball at and knock over some Easter Island moai.
* A moai is among the museum exhibits that come to life in ''Film/NightAtTheMuseum''. Voiced by Brad Garrett, he wants dum-dum (Larry) to give him gum-gum.

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[[folder:Film]]
* ''Film/GodzillaVsMegalon'' had a brief shot of some Easter Island Moai as part of an infodump on the lost continent of Seatopia, home of the evil monster Megalon.
[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* In ''ComicStrip/ShermansLagoon'', a brief scene in ''Film/MarsAttacks'', an alien saucer uses a large arm-like extension to throw a huge bowling ball at and knock over some Easter Island moai.
* A
moai is among the museum exhibits a recurring character. He has magical powers that come are usually used to life [[HumanityEnsues transform Sherman and friends into humans]] for brief land-side adventures.
* ''Crock'' has Nebuchadnezzar, a pagan idol/god who speaks to some of the characters. He looks suspiciously like a Moai, despite being
in ''Film/NightAtTheMuseum''. Voiced by Brad Garrett, he wants dum-dum (Larry) to give him gum-gum.the African desert and named after a Babylonian king.
* A ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' strip had Calvin defending his Moai snow sculptures: "What's wrong with Easter Island? I ''like'' Easter Island!"
* A recurring character in ''ComicStrip/ZippyThePinhead'' has a Moai-head.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]



* The 1994 film ''Rapa Nui'' takes place on Easter Island in the distant past, and is loosely (quite loosely) based on surviving legends of how and why the statues were erected.
* The island in ''Film/MuppetTreasureIsland'' has Moai-type stone heads. But because the island's native tribespeople are wild boars, so are the heads. They also join in two of the songs. "''Boom''-shakalaka!"
* In ''Film/TheHouseBunny'' the sorority throws an Aztec theme party, complete with a virgin "sacrifice" (the girl slides into a vat of warm gelatin). In a (lampshaded) example of artistic license, several people are seen wearing Moai masks/costumes, and some Moai statues can be seen in the background.
* Because the rabbits are all from [[IncrediblyLamePun Easter Island]] we get so see some in ''WesternAnimation/{{Hop}}''. They're apparently the secret entrances to the Easter Bunny's whole operation. Some even properly have the pukao.
* The mysterious hidden island in ''Film/DakotaHarris'' is full of stone Easter Island heads.

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* The 1994 film ''Rapa Nui'' takes place on Easter Island in the distant past, and is loosely (quite loosely) based on surviving legends of how and why the statues were erected.
* The island in ''Film/MuppetTreasureIsland'' has Moai-type stone heads. But because the island's native tribespeople are wild boars, so are the heads. They also join in two of the songs. "''Boom''-shakalaka!"
* In ''Film/TheHouseBunny'' the sorority throws an Aztec theme party, complete with a virgin "sacrifice" (the girl slides into a vat of warm gelatin). In a (lampshaded) example of artistic license, several people are seen wearing Moai masks/costumes, and some Moai statues can be seen in the background.
* Because the rabbits are all from [[IncrediblyLamePun [[{{Pun}} Easter Island]] we get so see some in ''WesternAnimation/{{Hop}}''. They're apparently the secret entrances to the Easter Bunny's whole operation. Some even properly have the pukao.
* The mysterious hidden island in ''Film/DakotaHarris'' is full of stone Easter Island heads.
pukao.



[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/GodzillaVsMegalon'' had a brief shot of some Easter Island Moai as part of an infodump on the lost continent of Seatopia, home of the evil monster Megalon.
* In a brief scene in ''Film/MarsAttacks'', an alien saucer uses a large arm-like extension to throw a huge bowling ball at and knock over some Easter Island moai.
* A moai is among the museum exhibits that come to life in ''Film/NightAtTheMuseum''. Voiced by Brad Garrett, he wants dum-dum (Larry) to give him gum-gum.
* The 1994 film ''Rapa Nui'' takes place on Easter Island in the distant past, and is loosely (quite loosely) based on surviving legends of how and why the statues were erected.
* The island in ''Film/MuppetTreasureIsland'' has Moai-type stone heads. But because the island's native tribespeople are wild boars, so are the heads. They also join in two of the songs. "''Boom''-shakalaka!"
* In ''Film/TheHouseBunny'' the sorority throws an Aztec theme party, complete with a virgin "sacrifice" (the girl slides into a vat of warm gelatin). In a (lampshaded) example of artistic license, several people are seen wearing Moai masks/costumes, and some Moai statues can be seen in the background.
* The mysterious hidden island in ''Film/DakotaHarris'' is full of stone Easter Island heads.
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[[folder:Live Action [[folder:Live-Action TV]]



[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* In ''ShermansLagoon'', a moai is a recurring character. He has magical powers that are usually used to [[HumanityEnsues transform Sherman and friends into humans]] for brief land-side adventures.
* ''Crock'' has Nebuchadnezzar, a pagan idol/god who speaks to some of the characters. He looks suspiciously like a Moai, despite being in the African desert and named after a Babylonian king.
* A ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' strip had Calvin defending his Moai snow sculptures: "What's wrong with Easter Island? I ''like'' Easter Island!"
* A recurring character in ''ComicStrip/ZippyThePinhead'' has a Moai-head.

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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
[[folder:Pinballs]]
* In ''ShermansLagoon'', a moai is a recurring character. He The "Devil's Island" table of ''VideoGame/BallsOfSteel'' has magical powers that are usually used to [[HumanityEnsues transform Sherman and friends into humans]] for brief land-side adventures.
* ''Crock'' has Nebuchadnezzar, a pagan idol/god who speaks to some
one in the upper-right corner of the characters. He looks suspiciously like a Moai, despite being in the African desert and playfield, named after a Babylonian king.
* A ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' strip had Calvin defending his Moai snow sculptures: "What's wrong with Easter Island? I ''like'' Easter Island!"
* A recurring character in ''ComicStrip/ZippyThePinhead'' has a Moai-head.
"Big Ugly Head".



[[folder:Pinball]]
* The "Devil's Island" table of ''VideoGame/BallsOfSteel'' has one in the upper-right corner of the playfield, named "Big Ugly Head".
[[/folder]]



* In ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', Squidward Tentacles lives in a house shaped like a moai. In one episode where Squidward wound up trapped in the [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace literal middle of nowhere]], he says "I miss my Easter Island head!"
** In another episode when he moves to an all-squid community, ''everyone'' lives in a moai house.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'':
**
Squidward Tentacles lives in a house shaped like a moai. In one episode where Squidward wound up trapped in the [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace literal middle of nowhere]], he says "I miss my Easter Island head!"
** In another episode episode, when he moves to an all-squid community, ''everyone'' lives in a moai house.



* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' the statues are actually based on aliens that have established an observation post here.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', the statues are actually based on aliens that have established an observation post here.



* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' set in the past, it is revealed that all the heads are busts of Chief Uglyface.
** "I keep telling you I DON'T LOOK LIKE THAT! Do another!"
** Also a case of HollywoodAtlas, since they were on Tahiti, not Easter Island.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
**
In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' set in the past, it is revealed that all the heads are busts of Chief Uglyface.
** "I keep telling you I DON'T LOOK LIKE THAT! Do another!"
**
Uglyface. Also a case of HollywoodAtlas, since they were on Tahiti, not Easter Island.Island.
--->'''Chief Uglyface:''' I keep telling you I DON'T LOOK LIKE THAT! Do another!



--> '''Moe''': I've been plannin' this vacation for years. I'm finally gonna see Easter Island.
--> '''Homer''': Oh, right. With the giant heads.
--> '''Moe (confused)''': With the what now?
* In the AnimatedAdaptation of ''ComicBook/BlakeAndMortimer'', a multi-part episode revealed the Moai to be copies of the original one, an alien beacon allowing its makers to detect emerging civilizations [[spoiler:and come exterminate them]].
** Amusingly, the aliens are the Marcab Confederacy from Scientologist mythology.

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--> '''Moe''': --->'''Moe:''' I've been plannin' this vacation for years. I'm finally gonna see Easter Island.
--> '''Homer''':
Island.\\
'''Homer:'''
Oh, right. With the giant heads.
--> '''Moe (confused)''':
heads.\\
'''Moe:''' (''confused'')
With the what now?
* In the AnimatedAdaptation of ''ComicBook/BlakeAndMortimer'', a multi-part episode revealed the Moai to be copies of the original one, an alien beacon allowing its makers to detect emerging civilizations [[spoiler:and come exterminate them]].
**
them]]. Amusingly, the aliens are the Marcab Confederacy from Scientologist mythology.



3rd Dec '15 1:32:19 PM Prfnoff
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** Konami's arcade Fighter ''VideoGame/MonsterMaulers'' also has a Moai boss fight.

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** Konami's arcade Fighter ''VideoGame/MonsterMaulers'' also has a BossBattle involving a Moai boss fight.with two arms and no legs. The music is from ''Gradius II'', and the stage is supposed to be Brazil, of all places.
15th Nov '15 9:44:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''DestinationTruth'': Josh and his team seek out if the Moai are "haunted"

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* ''DestinationTruth'': ''Series/DestinationTruth'': Josh and his team seek out if the Moai are "haunted"
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