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  • Chuck the Plant
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  • Guybrush Threepwood cut away a few of its roots to make some root beer.
  • Chuck the Plant is a mascot of sorts in several of LucasArts' adventure games. Chuck the Plant is first found in the library of Maniac Mansion. It appears to be an ordinary plant, but using the cursor to examine it (or otherwise attempt to manipulate it) reveals that this is, in fact, Chuck. Apart from the unusual property of having a human name, the plant is otherwise unremarkable and useless (a 'red herring'). Chuck reappears in the Maniac Mansion sequel Day of the Tentacle as a large, and presumably mutated, cactus.
  • Chuck the Plant is a named plant found in the library of the Mansion. It appears as an ordinary plant but the cursor shows that it is named Chuck. Chuck is a horticultural horror. Otherwise it's just an useless red herring. Chuck reappears in the sequel Day of the Tentacle as a large, and presumably mutated, cactus.
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  • Chuck the Plant is a mascot of sorts in several of LucasArts' adventure games. Chuck the Plant is first found in the library of Maniac Mansion. It appears to be an ordinary plant, but using the cursor to examine it (or otherwise attempt to manipulate it) reveals that this is, in fact, Chuck. Apart from the unusual property of having a human name, the plant is otherwise unremarkable and useless (a 'red herring'). Note: Some gamers confuse Chuck with a mutated (seemingly intelligent) carnivore plant found upstairs, next to a typewriter. That plant is not Chuck, since Chuck is found in the library and is significantly smaller. Another plant with the label Chuck appears in the game Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure in Henry Jones' house. In the demo version of the game, it is called LeChuck the Plant. In Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, there is an object labelled "the Plant", but it is found on a screen that was cut from the final game. It is visible only with SCUMM reverse-engineering programs such as SCUMM Revisited. Chuck reappears in the Maniac Mansion sequel Day of the Tentacle as a large, and presumably mutated, cactus. Chuck also appears in Chapter I of Tales of Monkey Island, "Launch of the Screaming Narwhal". It is on the back of Elaine Marley's ship in the beginning of the game.
  • Guybrush Threepwood cut away a few of its roots to make some root beer.
  • Chuck the Plant is a named plant found in the library of the Mansion. It appears as an ordinary plant but the cursor shows that it is named Chuck. Chuck is a horticultural horror. Otherwise it's just an useless red herring. Chuck reappears in the sequel Day of the Tentacle as a large, and presumably mutated, cactus. According to Gilbert, the LucasFilm general manager Steve Arnold, had a long running joke in which he continually requested game designers to add a character named Chuck to their game. Gilbert and Winnick were the first to humor Steve's request in Maniac Mansion. Because the developers were unable to fit an extra character name in the game, they named an existing in-game plant.