Bill Tiller has stated that the inspiration for Murray came from a talking skull that he bought at Disney World while on vacation. He brought it into the office, subsequently scaring, amusing, and annoying his co-workers.
There is a large spider web inside "The Mutual of Stan". If the player inspects it, then leaves and returns 35 times, a struggling Maggie from The Dig will appear on the web, and then be eaten by a giant spider.
The game was dedicated in memory of Brett Barrett, a tester for The Secret of Monkey Island and a programmer on Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge, who had died in a motorcycle accident the year before.
The Curse of Monkey Island was the last LucasArts game to use the SCUMM engine, the engine used for LucasArts adventure games from the late 1980s and 1990s.
Connection to Other Media
If the player examines the crumbling hole in the Goodsoup Family Crypt, Guybrush will attempt to squeeze through it, and will poke his head up into the Mêlée Island forest from The Secret of Monkey Island. He'll comment that it seems familiar, before returning to the crypt to escape "a terrifying horde of stunningly-rendered rabid jaguars".
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