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The Sun Chamber

  The Sun Chamber  
First appearance: "Introduction to Finality" — Owned by: The Greendale A/C school — Used by: Troy and Murray
Purpose: to be a place where two men enter and one man leaves— Made by: Unknown   PHOTO ICON


Well, boys and girls, I hope you brought your popsicles because it's about to get SCALDING HOT IN THE SUN CHAMBER! You already know the rules..BECAUSE THERE AREN'T ANY!!!
— Dennis, "Introduction to Finality".

The Sun Chamber front view
The Sun Chamber
As described by Vice Dean Laybourne to Troy, The Sun Chamber represents a shameful relic from a savage chapter in A/C repair history. Two men would enter the chamber for a duel to prove who the better repairman was. The chamber itself is divided into two separate rooms, each installed with a broken air conditioner. The temperature of the chamber steadily increases, and in order to survive, both contestants must quickly fix their broken units before succumbing to heat exhaustion or worse. It was first introduced in the Season Three finale "Introduction to Finality".


Season Three[]

After various schemes failed, Vice Dean Robert Laybourne finally managed to get Troy Barnes enrolled in the A/C Repair School. However, he noticed how unenthusiastic his latest student was about the subject matter. To inspire Troy he took him to special area of the school where historical artifacts from A/C repair history were stored. Among those items was The Sun Chamber, a competition Laybourne describes as a brutal relic of the past. He then told Troy about a prophecy written in the sacred texts of the A/C Repair Manual. It is said that "The Truest Repairman" will arrive and fix not only air conditioners but the men who fix them. Troy refused to believe it, but Laybourne insisted it was Troy's destiny.

ITF The Truest Repairman
The Truest Repairman.
Murray then arrived to tell the vice dean about an urgent flow duct rupture that required his expertise. Not long afterwards, Troy learned that Laybourne has died due to a freon leak that occurred during the repair. Troy found Murray to question him about what happened. He found it hard to believe a seasoned air conditioning repair veteran like Laybourne would make a deadly mistake. Troy became suspicious when he learned Murray was now in control of the A/C repair school and soon to take over as Vice Dean. In response Murray released Troy from his commitment to the school and ordered him to leave immediately. Troy was about to depart when a sudden blast of cold air and a portrait of Laybourne inspired him to find out the truth.

Troy interrupted Murray's coronation as the head of the A/C school and declared his status as "The Truest Repairman". He then challenged Murray to compete inside the Sun Chamber. The entire school gathered to witness the competition as a colorful introduction to the event is made by Dennis. He is then replaced by another A/C student named Russo who explained the rules. The competitors will be locked inside two separate rooms housed within the chamber. Broken air conditioning units are located inside the separate rooms in which they must try to fix the broken A/C units as the temperature of the Sun Chamber increases. When competition starts and Murray races to repair his A/C unit before the heat becomes unbearable.

Troy VS Murray
Two men enter...ONE MAN LEAVES!
Troy was in less of a hurry and instead intently stared at Murray. After a few minutes, Troy calmly and quickly fixes his broken AC unit. Murray became frustrated not only the heat but also the ease with which Troy finished his repairs. In a panic, he threatened Troy and accidentally blurted out a confession. In full view of the A/C student body in attendance, he admitted he caused the death of Robert Laybourne. Troy and the audience watch as Murray starts to succumb to heat exhaustion. Although Troy is satisfied he accomplished his goal, he was shaken when he looks out at the audience and sees them cheering on Murray's suffering.

Murray in The Sun Chamber
Murray is about to lose.
He then noticed what appeared to be an apparition of Vice Dean Laybourne in the background. Upon seeing the ghost smiling back at him, Troy decides to have mercy on Murray. Acting fast, he breaks through the partition separating the two rooms and fixes the other A/C unit. The temperature of the room quickly dropped saving Murray. Afterwards, the other students remove Murray from the chamber and demand that he be put inside the "Infinite Labyrinth of Eternal Ice". Troy admonished them for being weird and told them to just take Murray to the police since he just confessed to murder ("Introduction to Finality").

Take him to the Labyrinth of infinite ice
Take him to the Infinite Labyrinth of Eternal Ice.


The Sun Chamber is a cage split into two rooms, each with an entrance that is locked from the outside. The separate compartments house their own broken air conditioner unit. The contestants must fix it quickly as the temperature inside the chamber steadily increases. Borosilicate glass is possibly used to withstand the intense heat and provide a clear view of the competitors. A display is visible both inside and outside so both audience and the competitors are aware of the temperature. Despite its brutal reputation there is a safety feature installed: a button inside each room for the competitors to press if they decide to give up.

The Sun Chamber Yeild button
The Sun Chamber Yield button.



  • The Sun Chamber is a parody of The Thunderdome from the movie "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome" the third film in the Mad Max franchise. In the movie, the protagonist Mad Max is forced to compete in a brutal deathmatch inside a large steel cage against a giant known as Blaster for control of Bartertown. Dennis the announcer is also a reference to the movie as he is similar in tone to the character who announced at the Thunderdome.

The Thunderdome.
  • When Troy fixed both air conditioners during his faceoff with Murray, the temperature on both sides was steadily decreasing, saving Murray. In reality, because the hot air exhaust output of each air conditioner is pointed into the competitor's compartment, if both air conditioners were working, the temperatures would simply increase in both compartments. 
  • The name itself is an allusion to the English court of law nicknamed the Star Chamber where secret trials of prominent figures were held during the Plantagenet and Tudor dynasties.