Trivia / Tales of Monkey Island

  • Contest Winner Cameo: Lizink's Wig of Foppery, which Bailiff Killick Hardtack is compelled to wear after losing his case against Guybrush in Chapter 4, is named after the screen name of Liz Johnston, a native of British Columbia, Canada, and Telltale Games' winner of the "How Has Guybrush Wronged You Competition" in the "Game Designer for a Day" contest (which started on July 14, 2009, a week after the release of Chapter 1); her winning line, "He dug up my perfectly good X!", appears in Hardtack's accusation against Guybrush. Not only that, but her name also appears on the list of "Designer for a Day Finalists" in the end credits of Chapter 4.
  • Continuity Nod: It's unusual to see this trope in practice in this series, but Tales likes it. There are several references to previous Monkey Island games, particularly in a lot of optional dialogue in part 4. Example: ask Elaine to vouch for your character, and she'll give a long list of your deeds. Just don't expect her to emphasize the positive, as heavily Poxed as she is.
  • Development Gag: According to the commentary, episode 1's bar fight had to get trimmed down to an offscreen cutscene in order to fit the episode in the Wii's 40 MB size limit. As a result, the bar was named Club 41 as in the 41st MB of content.
  • Name's the Same: In case you didn't know, the name of Moose the bar pirate of Chapter 3 is kinda different in that he shares the same name as Moose the Frankenstein's Monster Jerk Jock in Brain Dead 13.
  • The Other Darrin:
    • LeChuck. In episode 4, LeChuck's original voice actor Earl Boen returns as Demon LeChuck, while his new voice actor, Kevin Blackton, plays LeChuck in human form. It's a full-circle effect, sort of like what happened with Elaine: Demon LeChuck in episode 1 was originally played by actor Adam Harrington (who was replaced in later episodes), but Telltale rerecorded LeChuck's episode 1 dialogue with Boen for the DVD release.
    • Also, the voices for the Spoon Isle Trio (Pirates Bill, Ted, and Kevin) in Chapter 2 seem to have been rearranged in Chapter 5 somehow. For example, Pirate Bill (Swordfighter) seems a bit tough and rough-voiced in Chapter 2, while in Chapter 5 he sounds like a moderately low-pitched guy with pirate-speak. Also, Pirate Ted (Treasure Hunter) sounds like a bit of a Trenchfoot sound-alike in Chapter 2, but he now sounds like an Irish-accented dude in Chapter 5; and Pirate Kevin's (Thief) like a very tough dude with a British accent in Chapter 2, while in Chapter 5 he speaks like a redneck in a low-voiced Southern drawl. Different voice actors, perhaps?
    • And Joaquin D'Oro is voiced by David Boyll in Chapter 1, but in Chapter 4, he has a different voice actor: Andrew Chaikin (a.k.a. Kid Beyond).
  • The Other Marty: LeChuck. Adam Harrington played his undead form in episode 1 of Tales, then Earl Boen (who had already been brought back for episodes 4 and 5) re-recorded over Harrington's lines in the DVD release of the game.
  • Sequel Gap: Released 9 years after the previous installment and the first one not produced by LucasArts.
  • Talking to Himself: There are a few actors who have voiced so many characters throughout the game.
    • Straight examples by those actually talking to themselves:
      • Dominic Armato does both Guybrush (all five chapters) and the Pyrite Parrot of Petaluma (Chapters 1, 2, 4 and 5)
      • Kid Beyond (Andrew Chaikin) does Coronado De Cava (Chapter 3) and Bugeye (Chapters 3 and 5; as well as Joaquin D'Oro (Chapter 4), Murkel Trenchfoot (Chapters 2 and 4), McGillicutty (Chapter 2) and two of his crew members of the Spoon Isle Trio)
      • Brian Sommer does Killick Hardtack (Chapters 2 and 4) and Judge Grindstump (Chapters 4 and 5; as well as Marshall (Chapter 1), Rockrib (Chapters 1, 4 and 5), one unnamed Club 41 member (Chapter 1), and two members of McGillicutty's crew).
    • Aversions by the only actors who voiced different characters who never talk to each other are:
      • Adam Harrington, who does LeChuck (PC download version of Chapter 1) and Moose (Chapter 3)
      • Tim Talbot, who does Davey Nipperkin (Chapter 1) and Gaffer Crimpdigit (Chapters 1 and 4)
      • Roger Jackson, who does Winslow (Chapters 1, 2, 3 and 5), the Club 41 bartender prior to Grindstump (Chapter 1), Hemlock McGee (Chapters 1 and 4), and Galeb (Chapter 5)
      • Alison Ewing, who does Bosun Krebbs (Chapters 1 and 4) and the Voodoo Lady (all five chapters)
      • Jared Emerson-Johnson, who does the Marquis De Singe (Chapters 1-4) and one member of McGillicutty's Spoon Isle Trio.
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