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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

332 Comments - Linear Discussion: Classic Style
  • Is this the episode where we find out how the power core and Carol the scanner came to be amongst the rubbish in the sewer? I distinctly remember Max asking Sam how the power core came to be down there and instead of saying "that's not important" or "that's for another time, little buddy", he definitely said "that's for another episode".

  • Mike: Are those really Sam clones or are they of a different nature (time travel duplicates, relatives, aliens that happen to look like Sam, shapeshifters, etc...)?

  • *squee* I can't wait! Mindreading was so cool!

  • Well I hope this episode, will be full of laughs and great wonderous things...hmmm... I'm betting it's either Jimmy Two Teeth, Bosco, and or Bluster Blaster me hopes.

    What was the biggest challenge in writing this episode?

  • I've compiled a list of the surviving characters of the past seasons that could possibly return this episode. The ones in bold are the major ones that are most likely to return.

    Abe Lincoln
    Bessie
    The Bug
    Bluster Blaster
    The Director
    Jurgen's Monster
    Leonard Steakcharmer
    The Maimtron 9000
    The Moai Heads
    Myra Stump
    Mr. Featherly
    Pedro
    Puppet President
    Satan
    Sybil
    The Two-Teeths

    So, how way off am I with the most-likely characters, Mike?

  • I think Satan is most likely, since it the Devil's Playhouse.

    We haven't got to play as Sam and Max in their true forms for two episodes (bodyless, noir, ancestors). Are they back to "normal" this time around?

  • @tabstis said: he appeared briefly wandering about in the background and also i think just before the final confrontation. he was definitely there.

    We saw in a cinematic his name on the wall of his cubicle but not the man himself. Nor could we walk round there to piss him off.

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