Whipp, Thrawtle, and Digg
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In the fourth game, with Governor Elaine Marley declared dead and the Governor's Mansion set to be destroyed, Elaine sends her husband Guybrush to Lucre Island to secure the help of the family lawyers. The three partners receive Guybrush and take his case in hopes that the Governor's support will increase their favour and business. They ask Guybrush to retrieve the Mansion's deed from the vault in the Second Bank of Lucre to make their work easier. They give Guybrush a letter left with them by Elaine's grandfather Horatio Torquemeda Marley, to be delivered to her after he is dead and she is married. The letter, which reveals the secret of the Ultimate Insult, allows Guybrush to enter the vault, but the heirlooms and title deed are stolen by a villain wearing a Guybrush mask. After a lot of work, Guybrush succeeds in capturing the culprit, recovering the stolen booty, and linking the two with sufficient evidence to prove his own innocence. He then delivers the deed to the lawyers, who quickly work out a restraining order against the demolition company, saving the mansion.
Guybrush makes several jokes poking fun at lawyers, but Whipp, Thrawtle and Digg miss the humour and never enjoy them. ("What do you call a ship full of lawyers at the bottom of the ocean?" "A terrible tragedy?" "A step in the right direction!")
Guybrush has to correct people's assumptions more than once when he tells them that he has to go see his wife's lawyers (often a euphemism for divorce proceedings).
The trio of lawyers reflects the usual custom of law firms composed by three names, cf. Dewey, Cheatem & Howe.
The names of the lawyers perhaps refers to several LucasArts products: Whipp could refer to Indiana Jones, Thrawtle to Full Throttle, and Digg to The Dig.
- Whipp: Bob Bergen
- Thrawtle: Tom Kenny
- Digg: Joe Alaskey