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Official Sam & Max: The Mole, the Mob, and the Meatball Walkthrough
In the third installment of the season, the commissioner calls with an assignment to go after the Toy Mafia. If you'll remember back to Situation: Comedy, the Toy Mafia had a hand in Myra Stump's hypnotic episode by way of their gift of one Hypno-Bear. The Commissioner embedded a mole in an attempt to infiltrate the mobsters a few weeks back, but the agent has not been heard from in awhile; you must locate him! The secret catch phrase you will use to identify him will be "Does the carpet match the drapes?" Feel free to use that one with anyone else you talk to, though.
Have a look around the office, noting that Jimmy has taken up a rather dishonorable profession, that of professional fence.
Pick up the Ace of Spades.
The TV will show a rerun of Midtown Cowboys, but nothing that's very pertinent to this case. Head out to the street and pop in to the usual locations. Talk to Sybil; she has become a professional trial witness, but there's nothing useful to do here, at least for now.
Head over to Bosco's Inconvenience, and you will see that he's wearing yet another disguise. In this episode, he's a "Cowardly French Anarchist" (his words). He says the Toy Mafia has it in for him, hence the need to change from his previous British disguise. He's expecting them to deliver something to his store, but he doesn't know what it will be or when it will arrive. Tell him you want to buy something, and then ask him what he has to offer. His offering this time around is a miniature listening device, available for a mere 10 million dollars. It looks like we'll have to figure out a way to get that money a little further along in the game. Let's head over to the Mafia hideout for now: "Ted-E Bear's Mafia-Free Playland and Casino".
Once you arrive at the casino, you're greeted by Lovey Bear, a suspicious character who gives you some tokens to use at the Casino. Take a look at the Meatball sandwich, and then have a crack at the "Whack Da Ratz" arcade game. The goal is to hit 20 or more rats who are squealing. Just focus on shooting the orange ones, ignoring the yellow ones who have their mouths shut. Once you win that game, you'll get a Ted E. Bear refrigerator magnet.
Why not try a hand of poker with Leonard Steakcharmer, the mustachioed card shark at the table next to the animatronic singing bear heads? His style of play is Indian Poker, a variant wherein you only know what your opponent's card is, and not your own. Then you bet if you think you have the higher card. Playing against Leonard will prove fruitless, however, because he seems to have some unclear advantage, and will always win. Head back towards the door, and have a look at the clown nose above the exit. Who's that staring back in the reflection? Mr. Steakcharmer's edge has been revealed, but how do you counteract that? Go into your inventory and grab that Ace of Spades, and toss it up on the nose. Now play Leonard again. He'll be tricked by the fake reflection, and you'll win ten million tokens.
Return to Bosco's, and trade the tokens for the listening device, which turns out to be a bug in the more literal sense. Feel free to use it on just about everyone for some funny hidden dialogue lines.
Head back to the casino, and try to get into the restricted area over by the blue-headed bear guard. This is the entrance to the Toy Mafia's lair. You'll need to speak the password to get in, but you won't get far with guessing.
Instead, use the bug on the guard standing by the sealed entrance. Go over and use a token on the one-armed bandit, and you'll win! However, there's no prize, unfortunately. This will cause the red-headed pit boss, Chuckles, to emerge from behind the door, and then re-enter the lair. The guard will demand the password from him, and you can then go retrieve it from the bug. Speak the password to the guard, and you'll gain access.
Chuckles will ask you if you're interested in joining the Toy Mafia. Why not? Say yes, and you will be tasked with three chores to make sure you're Toy Mafia material. You must place a Teddy Bear on the display at Bosco's, "whack" Sybil, and chase down a stolen meatball sandwich that bears great sentimental value to the Mafia.
...watch a clip of your own show on the office TV?
...try calling someone on the office phone?
...shoot your gun out the office window?
...discover the dark secret of Mr. Spatula, the fish?
...try to sell something to Jimmy?
...(and try to buy something from him with a token)?
...try shooting everyone in the casino?
...beat Whack-Da-Ratz on the highest difficulty (super speed, no mistakes)?
...try to buy something from Bosco with one token?
...try to bribe the guard with one token? With ten million tokens?
...try to give Leonard his ten million tokens back?
...repeatedly look at the monitors in the back room?
...(guess the identity of the office with the fancy carpet?)
...use the bug on every character in the game?
...notice the one-armed bandit was broken before you found the arm?
...stall with Sam in the standoff with Leonard as long as possible?
...guess the setups for the two Max punchlines that Sam didn't know?
...come back and repeatedly talk to Leonard after finishing the interrogation
...tell Bosco to look outside after delivering the bear?
...try to take the bear back after delivering it?
...use the cap gun on Bosco?
...try to fill Sybil's cup with coffee from Bosco's?
...annoy Chuckles by repeatedly talking through the car megaphone?
...look at all the things in the back room before entering the factory?
...use the screwdriver on odd things?
...talk to Max in every location at various stages of the game?