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In the old Maniac Mansion Game for the commodore 64, you could find a Chainsaw in the kitchen.

I never found any use for it!

I always wondered what I'm supposed to do with it?

Is there anyone who could make it work? Maybe Bernard could "cook" some gas?

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Don't cut yourself! –  Ivo Flipse Aug 16 '10 at 16:11
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Of course some Lucasarts humour:

The game featured some notorious red herrings, such as a chainsaw for which there was no fuel, despite many wishful rumours to the contrary. In one of the in-jokes that are a hallmark of the LucasArts adventure games, the second SCUMM game, Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders, contains some fuel "for chainsaws only", but no chainsaws.

via wikipedia

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