Written by Mr. Mouseburger 9th Apr 2006
Kindly submitted by Kooshmeister
Lumpy is the salty old seadog who serves as the cook aboard the S.S. Venture. When Ann Darrow needs rescuing from King Kong, Lumpy, still wearing his cooking apron, grabs a gun and goes along on the mission to get her back. He soon wishes he hadn't, as he ends up suffering perhaps the most horrific demise of anyone in the entire film.
Following the demise of Ben Hayes (q.v.), everyone on the log spanning the canyon opens fire on Kong. Kong, not taking kindly to this, seizes the log and begins to roll everyone off before outright throwing the whole thing down into the canyon. At the bottom, giant insects come crawling out to attack the ones who survived the downward tumble, including Lumpy. The cook is already upset because his best friend Choy (q.v.) was one of the ones who did not survive the fall, and so Lumpy begins madly hacking away at giant tapeworm-like creatures, carnictuses, with a large knife, succeeding in killing several of them.
However, there are more carnictuses than he can handle, and the others are busy with their own giant creepy crawlies. One carnictus gets Lumpy's leg into its extending, fang-filled maw and starts eating its way up, but Lumpy keeps fighting. A second then grasps his left hand during one moment where Lumpy is fatally inattentive, and starts chomping its way up his arm. Lumpy desperately tries to slice at this carnictus with his knife, but he is done for. A third carnictus spells the end for the cook, when its mouth opens above him and begins to slowly devour his head. As Lumpy's muffled screams can be heard from within the creature, the rest of the carnictuses close in on the now helpless cook.
Lumpy must have been kicking himself he did not take out that "eaten by giant worms" life insurance policy...