What's with the "TM"? (SE)

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#1 Posted by Yit (938 posts) -

I'm about 20% into the special edition, and I'm loving it. The only problem I have with it is the "TM" after Melee Island, and Monkey Island. I first thought it was a joke, but they keep doing it. Did they have problems keeping that trademarked? Am I missing something from the first game?

This is my only experience with Monkey Island, so sorry if it's a reference to another LucasArts game.

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#2 Edited by PureRok (4273 posts) -

He also says "Mighty Pirate™". I'm pretty sure it's a joke.

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#3 Posted by ikickrocksyo (22 posts) -

Maaaaaybe its just me, but I don't find it to be a particularly funny joke.

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#4 Posted by Jambones (1726 posts) -
@ikickrocksyo: Maybe you'd like to buy some fine leather jackets, instead? :o)
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#5 Posted by Not_Rage (581 posts) -

In Escape from Monkey Island "tm" is also used. In one part of the game, Guybrush is talking to some lawyers and one them says "nice use of the "TM'"

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#6 Posted by vidiot (2891 posts) -

It's a total joke. It's also referenced in the latest Tales of Monkey Island.
"My name is GuyBrush Threepwood, mighty pirate" TM

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#7 Posted by JacobBrodersen (376 posts) -

If they get around to making Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge in a special edition, you'll kinda find out at the end of that game, if they don't, you should try and find the game somewhere, or read the story analysis on the web :)

It's mostly a joke, but it's also a big story point.

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#8 Posted by Captain_Insano (2707 posts) -

Always happened throughout the Monkey Island series, it's a joke mate

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#9 Posted by MattyFTM (14804 posts) -

It's a joke.

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#10 Posted by Prok (53 posts) -

It's a classic recurring joke ;)

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