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Spoilers for 305! Couldn't fit this in the title. WARNING WARNING.
So to settle my need for more twisted, humorous humor signature of Sam & Max, I'm replaying the seasons. I beat S1, but at the beginning of 201, if you use your gun with Sybil at Stinky's, Sam says "Nah, that would ruin their date." Max replies with "and I'm DYING to see what sort of offspring could come of this unholy union."
Now, I wouldn't be thinking this if I didn't know details for Season 3 existed before Tales of Monkey Island.
I just find it a bit funny that Max dies just after Sybil actually goes into labor, pregnant with the Statue of Lincoln's child. And that this fact is possibly alluded to much earlier than that.
So, I really suppose Max's "selfless act" was just enthusiasm to see a freak of nature.
I'd want to see it, too. XD