Skip Documentary or simply Skip is a character from the attraction the Adventure Trading Company.



History

Skip Documentary was a skipper for the Jungle Navigation Company during the 1930s where he was known for his sense of humour and recklessness.[1] These assets made him a recipricantt of the Piranhahaha Juju at the Adventure Trading Company. On occasion, Skip also worked as a journalist for The Daily Gnus newspaper, namely when the boats The Mekong Maiden and The Magdalena Maiden went missing.

However, Skip briefly lost his job at the Jungle Navigation Company when he lost a shipment of rare, "Elephant Jujus" being transported for the Adventure Trading Company. Skip managed to get his job back when he taught aspiring Adventure Trading Company members skipper humour to persuade the managers to give him back his job. Around 1938, Skip worked within the headquarters of the JNC which had been turned into the, "Skipper Canteen" by JNC president Alberta Falls.

By around the 1940s, Skip got promoted to the position of manager for the Jungle Navigation Company. Between then and 1960, he was put in-charge of managing the Enchanted Tiki Bar of JNC affiliate Trader Sam in Polynesia. Skip also assisted Sam in opening up the Grog Grotto, a sister-location for the Enchanted Tiki Bar allocated near a Polynesian Village along the Seven Seas Lagoon and Nanea volcano.

Appearances

Disneyland

Adventure Trading Company

Skip Documentary first appeared in this interactive-attraction where he was part of the mission to obtain the Piranhahaha Juju. Guests were given a handbook by him to tell jokes to JNC employees so that Skip could get his job back. Skip also wrote an article in the Daily Gnus newspaper and was reported on his failure to deliver cargo in another.

Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar

Skip is the writer behind the greeting and descriptions for the Trader Sam's bar where he explains the dining-service's backstory. There is also a speaking-trumpet with Skip's name on it hanging in the bar's rafters.[2]

Walt Disney World

Skipper Canteen

There is a message from Skip on the bulletin-board of the Skipper Canteen's mess-hall. The message is attached to a key locked within the board's cabinet and reads, "I'm putting the spare key for the notice board cabinet here for safe keeping- Skip".

Trader Sam's Grog Grotto

Skip reprises his role from the Enchanted Tiki Bar for this Trader Sam's location at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort.

Trivia

  • Skip's handwriting in the Trader Sam's bars is the real-life signature of Walt Disney.
  • In the description for the Trader Sam's bars, Skip used the greeting, "Kungaloosh!" which is an expression taken from the defunct Adventurers Club of Pleasure Island.

References

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Disney Parks
Jungle CruiseJingle CruiseJungle River Cruise: Curse of the Emerald TrinityShrunken Ned's Junior Jungle BoatsTrader Sam'sSkipper CanteenAdventurers Club
Media
Films: Jungle Cruise

Books: Tales from Adventureland: The Keymaster's QuestTales from Adventureland: The Golden PawThe Making of Disney's Jungle Cruise
Video games: Walt Disney World ExplorerKinect: Disneyland Adventures

Characters
Albert AwolAlbert FallsAlberta FallsTrader SamShrunken NedChief Nah-MeeProf. Garrett ReedNigel Greenwater • Jonas Brisbane • Dr. Kon Chunosuke • Albert Falls, Jr. • Sneh Falls • Victoria Marie Falls • Felix Pechman XIII • Siobhan "Puffy" Murphy • Rosa Sota Dominguez • Leonard Moss • Skip DocumentaryEllie

Characters from Spinoffs: Frank WolffLily Houghton • Nellie
Crossover Characters: Indiana JonesLord Henry MysticRositaPamelia PerkinsEmil Bleehall

Miscellaneous
Jungle Navigation CompanySociety of Explorers and AdventurersHeadhunter TribeGorilla RaidersJeepers CreepersTrashin' the CampCircle of Life • Tiger of Courage • Elephant of Wisdom • Monkey of Cleverness • The Emerald Trinity • The Adventurers Club


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Linked Attractions
Fortress ExplorationsTower of TerrorMystic ManorBig Thunder Mountain Railroad (Magic Kingdom) • Oceaneer Lab (aboard the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder) • Miss Adventure Falls (Typhoon Lagoon) • Soaring: Fantastic FlightJungle Cruise
Restaurants
Magellan'sJock Lindsey's Hangar BarSkipper CanteenExplorer's Club RestaurantThe Tropical HideawayColonel Hathi's Pizza OutpostCafe Hyperion
Members
Harrison Hightower IIILord Henry MysticBarnabas T. BullionJason ChandlerCaptain Mary OceaneerJock LindseyDr. Albert FallsMerriweather Adam PleasureCamellia FalcoProf. R. BlauerhimmelCharlton J. TaboretDr. J.L. BateristaMaestro D'ElfmanDr. Kon Chunosuke
Associated Characters
Alberta FallsAlbertArchibald SmeldingBeatrice Rose EndicottCaptain BrieuxCaptain Nemo • Charlie Allnut • Colonel Critchlow SunchbenchConstance Hatchaway • Cornelius Endicott II • Duncan the ParrotEmil Bleehall, Jr.Felix Pechman XIIIFletcher HodgesGeorge HightowerGiant SquidHathaway BrowneHoward StarkCliff SecordIndiana JonesKimballum HorriblusMadame ZarkovManfred StrangMaraMarion RavenwoodOtis T. WrenPacoOtis BigelowPamelia Perkins • Rose Sayer • RositaSallah Mohammed Faisel el-KahirSalty the ParrotSamantha SterlingTheodore RooseveltTrader SamUrsula • Victoria Marie Falls
Artifacts
Shiriki UtunduBalinese Music BoxMonkey King Statue
Other Associated Attractions
Raging SpiritsAdventurers ClubWalt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room
See Also
Disney KingdomsShinji Takahashi and the Mark of the CoatlLeague of AdventurersAdventure Isle Discovery BayDisney Springs
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