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It's a simple request, really.
They're horribly annoying, whiny, bratty (not to mention creepy as all hell) man-children with high-pitched voices. Plus they aren't remotely funny, which is an even worse sin in a comedy game.
I was elated when I thought I'd killed them. Now we hear rumors that they might be coming back?
THIS WOULD BE A BAD, BAD IDEA. DO NOT WANT.
I understand Telltale has had a misguided idea of the fans' reaction to them:
@Chuck Jordan said:
The end of season 2 was really just a wacky misunderstanding. We thought the Soda Poppers were widely loved characters, and we'd be making the game edgier by turning them evil. It was a big surprise that a lot of people didn't like them, since they were so popular on the forums.
Let me disabuse you of this notion.
The vast majority of the Sam and Max fandom hates these creatures (I hesitate to call them "characters") with an unthinking, blinding, vitriolic fury bordering on the obsessive. We are likely to go into conniptive fits when we hear the words "soda" and "pop" together in one sentence. The sheer brattiness of this trio, combined with their complete and utter lack of intrinsic humor, makes their apparently final deaths so much the more satisfying. It would be an emotionally wrenching cheat to take that away.
In short, when the Soda Poppers show up, we get angry.
Please, Telltale, don't make us angry again.
(DISCLAIMER: The above post is written in an entirely tongue-in-cheek manner and should not be taken at face value. Nonetheless, the point stands: the Soda Poppers are horribly annoying characters without any redeeming humor value whatsoever. Bringing them back for Season 3, or any other Sam and Max game ever, would be a majorly bad call on Telltale's part.)