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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. In one of the walkthroughts I think you can use radioactive water to make it grow big, Pepsi to calm it down and climb up it, though that might have been a different version. 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.[1]

In popular culture Edit

"Chuck the Plant" reappeared in other Lucas adventure titles like Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. 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 labeled "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 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.

Appearance in non-Lucas gamesEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. http://trapped.rabbittell.com/labyrinth.php

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