Profanities and Near-profanities in Monkey Island
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Despite including some suggestive and coarse humour, Monkey Island games rarely feature swearing except for a few select instances. In most instances swear words are usually replaced with similar sounding words.
Instances of swearing
- In The Secret of Monkey Island, the Storekeeper says, "I didn't get to be eighty-three by being a jackass!"
- In Part I of Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge, when Guybrush Threepwood dumps a bucket of mud on Largo LaGrande, the latter shouts out, "Hey! What the HELL?" and then cusses up a storm, with the swearing replaced by symbols in the in-game text.
- In Part IV of LeChuck's Revenge, if Guybrush tries calling the LucasArts Hint Line on Dinky Island and asks Chester about the Stump Joke, Chester will say, "I am tired of hearing about that damn stump."
- Guybrush swears in Act III of Escape from Monkey Island while talking to Herman Toothrot, when he says "How do I get off this [bleep] island?" The swearing is bleeped in the dialogue and replaced by symbols in the in-game text.
- The Marquis De Singe says "Sacré merde!" in Tales of Monkey Island's Chapter 1, "Launch of the Screaming Narwhal".
- In Chapter 2, "The Siege of Spinner Cay", when Captain McGillicutty tries blasting the Screaming Narwhal, only to have the cannonball deflect off its rubber tree mast and end up destroying his own ship, McGillicutty shouts out, "Damn you, Threepwood!"
- In the same chapter, Elaine Marley-Threepwood, under the influence of the Pox of LeChuck, almost finishes with "you worthless piece of" before her coughs make her unable to say the word "s---".
- In Chapter 3, "Lair of the Leviathan", Guybrush says to Morgan LeFlay, "I was a bit of a monkey's ass." Also, when he possesses the Voodoo Lady and tries using one of the tarot card combinations, De Singe may shout out, "Curse you, Guybrush Threepwood!!!"
- Stan says "Sweet... fancy... Moses!" in Chapter 4, "The Trial and Execution of Guybrush Threepwood", after he gets attacked by the Flotsam Jungle moths.
- Near the end of the same chapter, when LeChuck asks Elaine to join him as his demon bride so they can "lay a bloody siege to the very heart of voodoo itself", she responds with, "Go to hell, LeChuck."
- Near the end of Chapter 5, "Rise of the Pirate God", when LeChuck knocks Elaine onto the mast of his ship after their struggle, she sometimes shouts out, "You... bastard!" before getting up.
Instances of near-profanity
- In Part III of LeChuck's Revenge, one of the deliverymen says "What a butt", after Largo LaGrande refuses to tip them.
- "Fundament" is used in several instances to replace the more profane expressions referring to one's behind in Tales of Monkey Island.
- Guybrush says "Holey ships!" when he discovers the Vaycaylian Wind Control Device in "Launch of the Screaming Narwhal".
- In the same chapter, when Guybrush tries telling Gaffer Crimpdigit (under the influence of the Pox) to go back to pirating, Crimpdigit gets in a rage and shouts, "Are you soft in the head? What kind of blankety-blank pirate would I be without a ship!? Or Winds!? Or Eyebrows!?"
- In "The Siege of Spinner Cay", the MerLeader refuses to believe McGillicutty's story of accidentally spilling spoiled grog on Spinner Cay's waters, responding with "Accidentally, my dorsal fin!"
- In "Lair of the Leviathan", when Bugeye uses a rare technique called the "Bugeye" in the Pirate Face-Off, Guybrush shouts out in surprise, "HOLE-EE BUCKETS!"
- In "The Trial and Execution of Guybrush Threepwood", when Guybrush tries unsuccessfully to rub La Esponja Grande on Elaine in his attempt to cure her, she shouts out, "Get that piece o' seaweed off me, ya deep-sea doily diver!"
- Before that, in the same chapter, when Guybrush discovers that he now has a criminal charge, he says, "Oh, grog nuts."
- In the same chapter, when De Singe fires the rifle at Elaine but she is unharmed, he shouts out, "Le Spectre de Grand César!", which means "Great Caesar's Ghost", a phrase spoken by Perry White in the Superman comics.