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The Three Headed Monkey

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Appearances


The Three-Headed Monkey was a mythical monkey that had three heads. It could be found on Monkey Island. One of Guybrush Threepwoods often repeated catchphrases is "Look behind you, a three headed monkey!" His usual reason for stating the line would be to momentarily distract someone in order to steal one of their possessions.

Threepwood said the line slightly differently while duelling Morgan LeFlay. "Look behind you, a three headed sea chimp."

The Secret of Monkey Island Edit

Sometimes when Guybrush is defeated in an insult-swordfighting duel, he would also shout, "Look, a three-headed monkey!"

When caught by the cannibals in their village, Threepwood may say the line again in order to unsuccessfully make an escape. Ironically a three headed monkey would reveal itself behind them.

When Threepwood gives the cannibals the voodoo root which would be used to defeat LeChuck, he is met by the three headed monkey while the cannibals are away, preparing the ghost zapping mixture.

When asked by the troll for something that was distracting but of no real worth to anyone, Threepwood could suggest 'A monkey leash with three collars'.

Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge Edit

The three headed monkey is mentioned in one of the books in the Phatt City Library, where it speculates that the creature was the son of the Loch Ness Monster.

Threepwood may also use his line on a number of characters.

The Curse of Monkey Island Edit

An animatronic prop of the three headed monkey is seen in the first feature on the Big Whoop Rollercoaster.
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Escape from Monkey Island Edit

The three-headed monkey makes minor appearances in the game. He appears in Herman Toothrot's flashback.

If Threepwood waits around Monkey Town (formerly the cannibal's village in the first game), the three headed monkey can be spotted in one of the huts.

TriviaEdit

  • The line 'Look behind you, a three headed monkey!' has appeared as a homage in a number of other LucasArts titles. E.g. in Day of the Tentacle the fused characters can say it to a purple tentacle to get the response "The only three headed monkey I see is standing in front of me."

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