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Countdown to Ep 4 - "Beyond the Alley of the Dolls"

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Hideli-hodeli, Sam & Max-arinos!

Mike Stemmle here, writer and co-designer on Episode 304 of Sam & Max, a.k.a. "Beyond the Alley of the Dolls."

As this penultimate episode in our senses-shattering series careens its way through the approval process, getting ever nearer to your grubby little hands, mice, and joysticks, now seems like a good time to open up the thread for "insider" questions of various sorts.

Allow me to prime the pump with some tantalizing tidbits of info:

- The identity of this episode's villain is a big mystery.
- A character who hasn't been seen this season will return.
- Horrible things will be done to the Delorean. I mean the DeSoto. Dang, that's gonna cause problems, isn't it?
- Mr. Norrington will reveal himself.
- Stinky's "Mr. S" will make himself known.
- Grandpa Stinky will experience a great deal of joy.
- This episode features an exceptionally lame gag that I've been waiting nearly two freaking decades to make.

Oh, and we get to read everyone's mind.
Mike "Roger Ebert Rocks" Stemmle

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  • @ttg_Stemmle said:
    - The identity of this episode's villain is a big mystery.


    My vote is Charlie Ho-Tep
    - A character who hasn't been seen this season will return.
    Bluster Blaster. I believe it was said he'd return
    - Horrible things will be done to the Delorean. I mean the DeSoto. Dang, that's gonna cause problems, isn't it?
    NOOOOOOOOOOO!
    - Mr. Norrington will reveal himself.
    ooooh. I have no guess here
    - Stinky's "Mr. S" will make himself known.
    my guess is Sal
    - Grandpa Stinky will experience a great deal of joy.
    What the what?
    - This episode features an exceptionally lame gag that I've been waiting nearly two freaking decades to make.

    Sam: Here we are on the moon. Kinda breath-taking, isn't it?
    Max: You said it, Sam. Everyone knows there's no air up here.

  • Oh man, poor Sam, not the DeSoto. He's not ready for another mental breakdown so soon after that entire noir-episode.

    Don't really know what to ask for (if last month taught me anything, it's that I love surprises), but I just wanted to let you know that last month was pretty much my favorite Sam & Max episode so far (out of all the seasons, maybe even all Telltale games!). Can't wait for this one.

    And I'm still saying Dr. Norrington is Mack Salmon.

  • Yes! I was hoping telepathy would come back this episode.

  • Dr. Norrington and the Narrator has the same voice... but maybe that would be too easy.

  • @Soracha said: Dr. Norrington and the Narrator has the same voice... but maybe that would be too easy.



    That's not true actually. The Narrator is voiced by Andrew Chaikin (who you might know as Monkey Island's Bugeye, among a lot of other Telltale characters) and Dr. Norrington is voiced by Chuck Kourouklis (who previously voiced the Ferryman in Rise of the Pirate God). Two different actors and, I think, two different characters.

  • @ttg_Stemmle said: - This episode features an exceptionally lame gag that I've been waiting nearly two freaking decades to make.



    Do you know we are going to ask which gag was like, 5 minutes after finish the chapter, right?

    And, please, no the DeSoto! (In fact, I wanna know what will happen to it, because I'm a bad person.)

    (Ok, not really)

  • Question time!
    1. Will this episode feature a unique puzzle-solving segment like the Crime-tron part in The Penal Zone or the interrogation section of They Stole Max's Brain?
    2. Is this returning character from Season 1, or 2? Please tell me it's not Baby Hoffa.

  • Is the lame gag the promised for 303 "Where Max keeps his gun animation" that I felt sorely missing?

    Yes, I am weird like that...

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