What story was Jack telling when Elizabeth fell? Can someone provide the whole story?

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The scene was ad-libbed by Johnny Depp. It's a reference to The Fast Show (which Depp is a fan of), where Patrick Nice often says "...and [something happened]...which was nice". In one episode, Nice explicitly says this line:

...and then they made me their chief... which was nice.

That said, the second movie: Dead Man's Chest involves Sparrow as the chief for the Pelegostos Tribe. According to the DVD audio commentary with Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio, this is the second time that he has visited them, with the first being the one that was referenced by this line.

The full story of his initial adventure with the tribe was never explained. TV Tropes would call this a noodle incident.

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    {four hours later} God DAMMIT, put some warning on a TVTropes link. x_X Commented Apr 3, 2017 at 14:32
  • @Shadur Isn't "TV Tropes would call this a noodle incident" sufficient warning that the link is to a TV Tropes page? Commented Apr 3, 2017 at 14:46
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    As it turns out, no. Commented Apr 3, 2017 at 14:47
  • @Shadur Well, suggest an edit that makes it more obvious and I'll approve it. Commented Apr 3, 2017 at 14:47

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