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January 19th, 2009 | Let's Chat

Hi there! I’ve been possessed by the blog developer to ask the following question! How is the Bubble Monkey able to make his gum bubbles float?


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27 Comments to Let’s Chat with Lucas!

sticktendo said on Jan. 19, 2009

He breathes helium. Isn’t it obvious?!?!?

TheBatFax said on Jan. 19, 2009

Special bubble magic.

mitch said on Jan. 19, 2009

Monkeys float, bubbles don’t.

Alxprit said on Jan. 19, 2009

The monkey is actually really, REALLY, light.

Pango.PD said on Jan. 19, 2009

Jeff did some experiments with him.

Some crash tests maybe, and now we see the result.

Bubble Monkey can fly because Jeff did horrible things. Very bad, horrible experiments.
But…Now, he can fly! Fly, little monkey, fly!
But remember to come back! You aren’t free yet!

MotherFTW said on Jan. 19, 2009

Because he’s superman in disguise!

vivi3000 said on Jan. 19, 2009

The gum is a Willy Wonka product. Not unlike the fizzy lifting drinks.

Crono Breaker said on Jan. 19, 2009

Brecause he´s one of those flying monkeys from the Wizard of Oz…

He’s a very famopus monkey, after Earthbound he apeared as a little monkey named “rumba” or something like that in other game… Mother in Law 3 or something like that.

(mi memory sucks…)

ChickenHunter said on Jan. 19, 2009

Its MAGIC ooooooooo

Deiphobus said on Jan. 19, 2009

he’s son goku

Aurilliux said on Jan. 19, 2009

Mythbusters could have some fun with this one… wind running in the cave/over the lake creates lift on the gum-balloon and causes the monkey to rise.

Deiphobus said on Jan. 19, 2009

hey… thinking about my previous post, i remember that the monkey that lived with the lord of northern worlds in dragonball Z had a monkey named Bubbles

Deiphobus said on Jan. 19, 2009

or gorilla. i don’t remember, but i think he had red fur too

Masheysoup23 said on Jan. 19, 2009

Who says the gum’s floating? The monkey just happens to blow a bubble every time he flies.

Jeeves said on Jan. 19, 2009

He’s not floating, he’s just lowering the world with the sheer force of his bubble-blowing. It’s very durable bubblegum.

Unfortunately, though Giygas was slain the Earth has shifted from its orbit and is due to kiss the sun soon.

satsy said on Jan. 20, 2009

I’d imagine it’s a chemical reaction within the Bubble Monkey. This is his version of a PSI form, but, clearly, not quite so useful in combat or everyday life.

The gum itself reacts within the monkey to produce the chemical (a gas), which he releases into the gum. This takes all the unnecessary weight from Bubble Monkey, and shifts it toward where the air has left. Typically, this sort of thing results in an ‘esoteric’ form, which means the monkey would have a transparent floating double.

Releasing air into bubble gum, as you all know, will create an air pocket that’s visible to the World, and held in as firmly as the creator has allowed for (so a careless bubble may have holes). Bubble Monkey knows how to blow a good bubble through practice, and his ‘second form’, the floating monkey, is released into this bubble, holding it in firmly, and directing Bubble Monkey’s float path, since the monkey himself can’t see.

We’re just lucky he didn’t have a split personality, else that could have ended terribly. 😉

Ants said on Jan. 20, 2009

He has a secret rocket in his butt

PikachuMan said on Jan. 20, 2009

His gum is made of nothing and the monkey is some weird robot that Jeff made when he was 2 years old.

Psychomax said on Jan. 20, 2009

It’s super floating gum, infused with helium to lift the person blowing it! (Not intended for children under 3)

BeezoWeldar said on Jan. 20, 2009

That lady at the store? She was selling drugs.
She had to hide her stash, so she gave it to Jeff, and he hallucenogen’d it up.
In other words, he didn’t really float. It was ALL in Jeff’s imagination.

JoeWuzHere said on Jan. 21, 2009

like lucas, the monkey is also posessed by the blog developer. if tomato has the power to posess, he has the power to fly. just ask the x parasites.

PSI Guy said on Jan. 21, 2009

Due to the lack of up-and-down in EarthBound, when going up, people are actually just walking sideways up. It’s a budget thing.

22hunter said on Jan. 24, 2009

It’s because it’s secretly a ballon and that Bubble monkey weights -10 pounds

Hunter Coates said on Feb. 18, 2009

I think Bubba J. Monkey (fanart reference) weighs 2 pounds.

Claus said on Mar. 15, 2009

I don’t know Lucas.

Question Mark said on Dec. 15, 2010

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Anonymous said on Dec. 16, 2010

It’s becaaaaauuuuusssssseeeeeee…

the lady who sold Jeff the bubblegum was actually Willy Wonka in disguise and in the bubble gum was that frieking fizzy lifting drink that nearly killed them. Willy Wonka owes Jeff a dollar. I want a dollar.
Even though I’m in Europe and we use pounds. I still want it.


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