The past few Mandela Mondays have focused on some of the most popular movie quotes that have been cited as changed by The Mandela Effect. However, movie quotes are far from the only deviations from reality people claim to experience. This is where the iconic mascot from one of the most well known board games in existence — Monopoly — comes into play.
Below is the question, or visualization test, asked from the seventh Mandela Effect Quiz:
Try to visualize The Monopoly Guy/Mr. Monopoly (Rich Uncle Pennybags), from the famous game created by Parker Brothers and published by Hasbro. List as many prominent features of the mascot as you can. How accurate were you?
Did you get most and/or all of the major details? What do many people get wrong? Below are two videos from YouTube creator Perpetual Motion. He describes the missing prominent detail from the mascot and offers some residual evidence he has found related to it.
Mr. Monopoly seems to have lost his monocle! The most popular explanation for this is people mistaking the mogul for:
The notorious Mr. Peanut! The mascot for Planters food company! You can obviously tell the similarities. Top hat and... cane. And that monocle! But it seems a little farfetched that people would mistake the two. I mean, one is a peanut... Are there no other popular characters in movies, literature, and/or pop culture sporting a top hat and cane? I could see an argument being made that when you think of a rich mogul, a monocle just seems like a natural fit. I guess?
So, potentially our minds are blending all of that information together when attempting to recall our memories of the Monopoly character.
Let's not forget, however, that some of these people don't know who the hell Mr. Peanut is!
As usual, those of us who remember a monocle aren't alone. And by not alone I mean people who society have placed a heightened importance on and are more prone to believe than us muggles! The denizens of Hollywood of course!
Below we have some references by people in the entertainment business who have made the same mistake when drawing upon their recollection of Rich Uncle Pennybags. You may remember one of them from the Field of Dreams residual evidence.
Jim Carrey makes almost as many appearances as The Simpsons do throughout the entertainment portions of the Mandela Effect changes! At this point, given the Ace Ventura sequel being featured, I thought I'd sneak in another Monopoly question asked in The Cryton Chronicles' final Mandela Effect Quiz:
In Monopoly, the yellow properties consist of Atlantic Avenue, Marvin Gardens and what third location (______ Ave)?
Don't cheat and look above! I hadn't thought about this question being asked before selecting my blog post banner image... Oops...
Did you get the property name correct?
So what do some people remember the third yellow property being? Ventura Avenue. This one is odd to me, because despite playing a lot of Monopoly, I honestly couldn't 100% say what I recall it being. I even play that stupid McDonalds Monopoly game every year for as far back as I remember it existing! That's pretty terrible.
But just because I can't accurately remember (or find residual evidence), it doesn't mean that it's not something that has potentially changed for others, so I like to include it. Plus, there is that coincidental synchronicity between what people believe the original name of the property was, after becoming familiar with the phenomenon, and the name of Jim Carrey's movie both including "Ventura". I just find it interesting.
While doing some of my research, I came across some other videos I thought I'd share. The first being a hilarious animation by CollegeHumor, especially because of who Mr. Monopoly is eventually called (mature content):
Did you catch it?
And as we wrap this up, I wanted to share this next video, which has a surprisingly large amount of Monopoly references made by The Simpsons. BUT in an ironic switch of fate, the dysfunctional family that is so prone to leaving behind strong residual evidence ringing true for those experiencing the Mandela Effect, each point of reference actually portrays how these examples have always supposedly existed throughout history.
Et tu, Simpsons?!
Did you accurately remember what the Monopoly mascot looked like? Did you play a lot of Monopoly? Could you remember the name of the third yellow property? Do you ever recall Mr. Monopoly with a monocle or Ventura Avenue? Do you think people are mixing up Rich Uncle Pennybags and Mr. Peanut? What do you think of the residual evidence provided?
Have you found any different residual evidence associated with the subject matter above?