[[folder: Fridge Brilliance ]]

* A tiny example from when I was replaying the second chapter of VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland. During the sword fight with Morgan, thereís a dialogue option to try insult sword fighting on her ("Every enemy Iíve met, Iíve annihilated!") which she immediately counters ("With your breath, Iím sure they all suffocated!"). Clever, but I wondered why they used an insult from [[VideoGame/TheCurseOfMonkeyIsland Curse]], when insult sword fighting is more iconic of [[VideoGame/TheSecretOfMonkeyIsland Secret]]. It finally hit me: itís because ''they were fighting at sea'', and Curse established that you have to use rhyming insults when fighting at sea. [[ContinuityNod Well]] [[ShownTheirWork done]], Telltale. -- @/{{Objectioning}}
** Further to this, the compliments/insults Guybrush uses at the Crossroads when duelling the swordsman and trying to bolster Morgan are the insults for fighting on land.
* The spell that [=LeChuck=] casts on Guybrush in the fifth part in [[VideoGame/TheCurseOfMonkeyIsland Curse]] is the same spell that [=LeChuck=] casts on him at the end of [[VideoGame/MonkeyIsland2LeChucksRevenge MI2]]. The first time it brainwashed him completely, but the second time it only left Guybrush with a foggy head and childlike behavior, because he had built up a resistance to it, which explains how he managed to escape from it the first time.
* Wally B. Feed's nickname is Bloodnose the Pirate. Bloodnose is Wally's middle name.
* Lemonhead thinks that the midway games in the Big Whoop Carnival are rigged. He may be right, not just because of the prestige prizes thing, but because Dinghy Dogô's scale ''always shows 98 pounds,'' no matter how many items Guybrush is carrying.
* How did Walt the dog appear in the tunnels under Dinky Island to steal [=LeChuck's=] arm? Because they are connected to the tunnels under the Phatt Island waterfall.
* The guy behind Blondebeard's walk-thru speaker may sound unintelligible at first, but upon closer listening, I realized what he is really saying:
-->'''Guybrush:''' Hello?
-->'''Speaker:''' Welcome to Blondebeard's Chicken, can I take your order now?
-->'''Guybrush:''' I can't understand you, what was that?
-->'''Speaker:''' I said "Welcome to Blondebeard's Chicken, can I take your order now?"
-->'''Guybrush:''' Eh, forget it.
-->'''Speaker:''' Thank you.
* Either this or simply AccidentallyCorrectWriting: Poodles were bred to be hunting dogs, and are actually pretty badass. The Governor's Piranha Poodles are actually surprisingly plausible.


[[folder: Fridge Horror ]]

* The ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'' series has many, especially in the first game ''VideoGame/TheSecretOfMonkeyIsland'': When you take into account what Stan says about the monkeys having driven the ship back to Melee Island, combine it with the fact that you can teach monkeys to do things later in the game, and the general laziness of most of the characters, it comes down to this - Herman Toothrot and his companion taught the monkeys to drive the ship so they could relax, but the monkeys drove off without them, leaving them stranded on the island. This led to Herman's partner killing himself, and Herman going insane from isolation.
** In the same game there is the extremely creepy section with the shrunken head and the labyrinth made out of body parts and mushrooms. The mushrooms were probably growing on the rotting bodies. If you don't have the shrunken head to lead you, this will be an endless maze of different rooms. An endless maze of body parts surrounded by lava, people who have probably been killed trying to do the same thing as you. Why does the shrunken head know the catacombs so well? Could he be from there, ie, could all the body parts still be alive? It should be noted this section is completely uncharacteristic of the rest of the game.
*** It must be said the reason the shrunken head is so good at navigating you through the tunnels is because it belonged to an expert/world's greatest navigator who then died/got killed and got his head shrunk to be used as a tool.
*** Earlier in the game you come across a stump in a forest. In an early version of the game Guybrush will be able to enter it (although you don't see what's inside it) and he'll say that there are a series of catacombs. Consider that later in the game you can enter a series of catacombs (the labyrinth mentioned in the previous example) and it makes you wonder whether it goes on indefinitely underground. The forest itself can often be a maze which is foreshadowing it, especially if they are actually connected.
*** In the third game, however, there is an easter egg where you find a hole inside the Goodsoup tomb that leads to the stump, so perhaps the stump is just some kind of temporal portal or something like that instead.
*** Originally this was a reference to the tunnels that Guybrush finds at the end of ''Monkey 2'', but canon shifted somewhat after Ron Gilbert left the company.
* Murray is an all around funny, [[LargeHam hammy,]] [[CardCarryingVillain proud to be evil,]] EnsembleDarkHorse skull... But that's exactly what he is... A skull. Unable to eat, sleep or move... [[AndIMustScream For all eternity...]]
** Just like all the other skeleton pirates Guybrush shot out of the water. They are all stuck on the seafloor, unable to die. They can't even rebuild themselves because their limbs are floating all the way up on the surface. Murray was lucky to reach the shore.
* Why do [=LeChuck's=] unfortunate victims want to serve him, especially after he kills them? Because if they don't, he might do [[FateWorseThanDeath something even more horrible]] to them...
** In the third game, notice how some of the skeleton pirates [[AndIMustScream don't have jaws.]]
* Why are Sharp Tooth and Red Skull no longer part of the cannibal tribe? Because Lemonhead sacrificed them to the volcano god.