Weekly Wiki: The Chef

September 20th, 2011 by | No comments


The Chef of the Scumm Bar is a semi-notable side-character from The Secret of Monkey Island who occupies the bar’s kitchen, only leaving it to ask what the patrons of the bar want. In the game Guybrush has to sneak into the kitchen when the chef is in the front room in order to get the useful inventory items therein.

The Chef is a friend of Otis and during his imprisonment he sneaked food to jail; mostly pork trimmings and rump roast (with tails).

He can later be found crying at the Scumm Bar when LeChuck kidnaps Governor Elaine Marley and scares off all the customers. If the player talks to him he will state the obvious: where LeChuck is hiding, what the player has to do in order to get there and why he has to do it. As the player leaves the Chef will give him some heartfelt advice and start crying uncontrollably.

In the first game he appears to be the only employee under the Scumm Bar’s owner, but in Escape from Monkey Island a second employee, the Scumm Bartender, is also introduced.

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Weekly Wiki: Pirate Leaders

March 1st, 2011 by | No comments

Ah, the pirate leaders. Some would say they are good-for-nothing, grog-swilling ne’er-do-wells, but say what you will, without them, Guybrush might never have become a pirate. They mentored our favourite pirate wannabe all throughout his quest… from behind their comfortable table in the Scumm Bar. Fun fact: in the Special Edition of The Secret of Monkey Island, one of the pirate leaders was voiced by Denny Delk, who is of course famous for voicing Murray.

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