Max descends fromThe rabbit in Monty Python's Holy Grail
Max is the only actual Ho Yay member of the Freelance Police.Think about it. Even though the series is rife with innuendo, most of it comes from Max, similar to how most of the humor comes from Sam making a random but innocuous comment, and Max interprets it in that unique way of his. For instance, when Max claims that violence is how he shows affection, he goes on to say that he could "never stop loving Sam," even though Sam asks him to.
The Geek couldn't decide what to do with her life, so she changed her name to Sybil.This comes from the Telltale forums, but still.
The Commissioner is the Big BadSo, he could be working as the Man Behind the Man in every, or almost every, case Sam and Max have worked for the past two years, trying to keep them busy so they can't interfere with some secret plan he has. Also, he's working with the molemen. They were building something at the end of season two.
The Commissioner is Ness's Dad from EarthboundNeither appear except as a telephone, and both know details about the main characters that they shouldn't. The Commissioner always knows where and when to call Sam and Max; he only got their answering machine once, and the message he left was that he'd be calling soon after they heard that message. Ness's dad somehow knows exactly how many enemies the kids have defeated and how long they've been adventuring. He can even call Ness when he doesn't have a phone on him. If they're not the same person, they're at least both extradimensional omniscient phone entities.
Bosco is related to Bubs.They're both African-American-ish and both part of the Amazing Technicolor Population. Both are in games produced by Telltale, and both charge way too much for crappy wares they have a monopoly on. There are only two reasons Bubs hasn't made anyone pay a billion dollars for a used tissue:
Girl Stinky actually did murder Grandpa Stinky.Although Grandpa Stinky denies it after coming Back from the Dead in Episode 205, he might have been lying to preserve his pride (after all, what Retired Badass would admit to losing a fight to his alleged granddaughter?). Also, if she didn't do it, her "suspicious" behavior in the first three episodes of Season Two has absolutely no basis, and even for this series that's significantly unusual.
Mack Salmon will appear in the second episode of season 3After all, it has his name in the title...
By the end of Season 3, Sam and Max's office building will be back to normalKnow how at the end of Episode 301, Sam and Max end up turning their own office building into a secondary Penal Zone? I'm guessing that will be undone by the end of the season. Maybe the new Zone will be obliterated by another antimatter bomb or something and their old office will snap back into reality. I'm not leaning on Status Quo Is God with this one; I have my reasons. Remember Episode 204 when they visited their far-future office? It didn't look anything like an alternate-dimension prison for criminals.
Max doesn't wear clothes, because doing so makes him too Moe for wordsUntil now, his cuteness has been more informed than anything else. In the few instances where he actually wears some kind of clothing, though, just watch the fangirls squee. For example - meet Max as a down-on-his-luck newsboy. Need further examples? See Max in a raincoat ("A Glitch in Time"), Max in a swimsuit ("The Glazed McGuffin Affair"), and Max as a flight attendant ("The Final Episode"). Sure, most of the rare clothes-wearing occurrences happen in the cartoons, but how is that important in any way?
The universe takes place in the same world as Team Fortress 2.Sam's revolver and Max's pistol, and Max's head made an appearance in the game, although, TF2 takes place in the past, so it involves Time Travel in some way.
The Narrator is going to be Season 3's Big Bad.Speaks for itself. After all, why would the introduce such a random and unnecessary character if he didn't turn out to be important at some point? He has absolutely no purpose. Except to narrate.
The Narrator is actually Season 3's Big Good.Alternatively, The Narrator might actually turn out to be a powerful and benign entity who's been watching Sam and Max from the beginning. Unfortunately, since his role is simply to narrate events and not affect them directly, he can only give Sam and Max clues through narration that will help them defeat the Final Boss when the time is right.
Sam and Max are both straight. All the Ho Yay moments are actually enforced by Sam's jealously of MaxIn the comics, Sam "reminds" Max that he does not like girls, even though the latter just asked for all the naked women his poor little eyes could stand. In a later story, Sam takes Max out of a mall before he can act out his desire to be taken home by some cute girls. In still another story, Sam reveals that he has vanity issues about his "Stephen King-shaped" body. What does this all add up to? Well, Max, being smaller and (apparently) cuter, is more popular with the ladies and Sam knows this. Rather than allow Max to enjoy the attention, Sam derails these moments in any way he can. If Sam were either to get a girlfriend or become a ladies man himself, he'd probably let the little guy have his fun.
Dr. Norrington from Episode 303 and the Narrator are one and the sameTheir voices are quite similar, and they use a few of the same mannerisms (the "you are the only one" bit when the former first speaks comes to mind). This WMG could also tie in quite well with the other two Narrator-related WMGs above.
Dr. Norrington is Momma BoscoShe found Paperwaite being eternally chewed on by Yog-Sothoth with her dimensional technology, rescued him and struck a deal: Paperwaite uses his necromantic powers to return her to life and she assists him on freeing Yog on 2015. Momma Bosco probably intends to betray Paperwaite before the summoning, though. Note how conspicuously absent she is from 303; Between her nature as a ghost and the fact than Sammun-Mak alternate reality aparently didn't recognize her existence, she was able to avoid the brain washing and manipulate Max into saving the day. Plus, why would Sam know her name if she didn't exist in some way in Sammun-Mak's future? And she has the technology to create the Sam clones that appear at the end.
Sal and Girl Stinky are Star-Crossed Lovers, or at least that is what Girl Stinky thinksBecause their relation will be never approved by Grampa Stinky, but it's Girl Stinky who thinks that. Grampa Stinky looks like he has no idea about the existence of the guy and, like Sam said in Episode 303, Grampa Stinky never had problems with Cockroaches in the Kitchen.
Sam and Max's friendship/Ho Yay will kick off the endgame in Episode 305: The City That Dares Not Sleep.The existence of Noir Sam shows that Sam goes absolutely awesomely nuts whenever Max is out of the picture; heck, Episode 205 shows that a world without Max is Sam's personal hell. Max will attempt to perform a quasi-Heroic Sacrifice in an attempt to defeat Yog-Sogoth, Papierwaite, Skun-ka'pe, Sammun-mak, etc., and save the universe. Sam will prevent him from doing so, setting up the final puzzles.
Skun-ka'pe is unaware that what he is doing is wrong—he's just living out a somewhat childish personal fantasy of his imagined since childhood.The video of the "Secret Origins of Skun-ka'pe" has been described as canonical. In it, Skun-ka'pe is born as a comparatively normal ape child with a love of toys and comic books and and a taste for daydream and fantasy. What turns him into an intergalactic criminal is an industrial accident that embeds a metal ring in his head—undoubtedly causing all manner of brain damage and a reversion to a child-like mindset.
The Sam clones are in fact Aliens who created the Toy Box and helped the Egyptians to build the pyramids.Those "clones" are "slaves" and there's a big important guy who's their "master". This Master Ancestors created the Devil's Toybox (Which probably another name) for help out the Pharaoh at the time they arrived. When they decided to leave Egypt, they leave one/some of their people (I don't know if a "slave" or something similar, but probably is a slave) to protect and help the current pharaoh. He seemly forgot from where he come from and, after that current pharaoh and he died, their decendant somehow always fullfill the first order and always, somehow, make bond with a person with a brain with the gift. In other words, if you want to find someone with the gift in the earth, check out for the Giant Talking Barefoot Dog. And those aliens are back because they are chasing Skun-ka'pe. And probably they want to destroy the Devil's Toybox because has already fullfilled its purpose and it's just causing problems now.
The Samulacra/Dogglegangers/Sam Clones will be a part of a puzzle in The City That Dares Not Sleep.There were a few clones left over...
Harry Moleman will inadvertently become the Big Bad of Season Three or be somehow crucial to saving Max/saving the day in general.The last characters to be lampshaded as being so generally useless and a pain in Sam and Max's collective side were the Soda Poppers...and we know what happened to them.
The Lugermorph stays in the hands of mercenaries when not used by MaxWhen Sam said "So that's where you keep your gun!" during his brief bodyswap in Night of the Raving Dead, he meant it was in another universe, being kept warm by a bratty half-pint and a humble cyborg Texan builder.
If there's a fourth season, it will deal with The Multiverse.Past Max's explanation of why he went looking for Sam opens up the possibility of alternate realities, and you'll finally get to make use of the dimensional destabilizer as more than a simple puzzle. Word of God also states that Max's delusions are caused by being part of a Hive Mind, and sharing memories and thoughts with a thousand other Max's in a thousand other worlds. (Although they might have been making it up to appease fans who thought 305's ending was a cop-out.)
Fate and the Omniverse DEMANDS a Sam and Max within a single universe.Expanding on the above, either there was a universe having Sam and Max in the distant past who managed to single-handedly save all of reality which forced whatever Gods that ran reality to MAKE SURE that if there was a version of Sam and Max in a single universe that they HAVE to be paired up with each other, or the two share a bond so inseparable that the universe is forced to make damn SURE there exists a Sam and Max at the same time within a universe. The ending to the Season is the result of subtle mechanations of Fate to ensure equilibrium is restored to the fabric of reality since in the timeline "Past" Max originated from he was forced to blow up HIS Sam in a situation similar to Episode 305. In fact, if "Past" Max had not appeared, THIS Sam would've done the same thing, abandoning his home timeline and instead continue living in "Past" Max's timeline.
Past Sam's electromagnetic powers are related to Hugh Bliss's talismansDuring the time traveling adventures, Sam obtained the talismans that were apparently abandoned between Seasons 1 and 2. Hell, he might have stolen them during the season break. I suggest this because Max showed no ability to use the talismans, and Prismatology is clearly related to the manipulation of visible light. Other powers, such as the ones that led to the demise of Past Sam, involved the invisible parts of the spectrum.
It's all in Sam's head.Sam and Max are actually two (human) roommates living in squalor together, set in a completely realistic universe. Sam eventually couldn't take the direction his life was headed anymore and went insane, imagining everything around him as a bizarre fantasy world where everything is, from his point of view, perfect. He sees himself and Max as a talking dog and rabbit (to symbolize how he thinks they're now free from human responsibility) and they go on wild adventures where they always come through in the end. The increasing strangeness of their adventures is a sign of Sam's steadily deteriorating mind. Most other characters are complete figments of Sam's imagination. The Commissioner is the biggest example of the latter, an imagined entity who never appears and exists solely to tell Sam of the cases that, in reality, Sam thought up. This is why Sam always answers the phone. Meanwhile, Max is the actual straight man of the group. He goes along with Sam and acts crazy in Sam's presence because it makes Sam calmer. In real life, Max is clinically depressed and only barely able to keep away from the point of breaking himself. He's forced to work at his dead-end job even longer than before to support himself and Sam (Sam, wanting everything to be perfect for his little buddy, imagines Max's job to be President of the United States) and is so busy trying to keep Sam happy in his spare time that he's abandoned almost all his relationships with other people. (Because he has to spend so much time caring for Sam, Max can never have a girlfriend, a fact Sam's mind translates into "Max doesn't even like girls.") He's often attempted abandoning Sam entirely, but after witnessing Sam's reaction when Max isn't around, he's realized he has no choice but to stay. Sam's former mind had a brief return to control during the events of "Chariots of the Dogs." In an attempt to make himself return to reality, Sam imagined himself and Max in the future: Sam a deranged man with the best years of his life behind him muttering nonsensical phrases to himself, and Max forced to sacrifice all his time trying to make him as comfortable as possible. It didn't work.
Sam Jr is SalSam Jr hatched inside giant Max, and was therefore enlarged (he was just a baby but was already the same size as The Bug, an adult cockroach) if the Adventuring ending is canon, he travelled through time with Sam and Max, and they accidentally left him behind some time before 1901, after which he then grew up into an giant adult cockroach.
Sam is related to Mc Gruff The Crime Dog.Both are anthropomorphic dogs with nice coats and a strong sense of justice... or at least good... Most likely they are cousins of some sort with a mutual "favorite uncle" that heavily influenced both of them... Only where Mc Gruff joined The Chicago PD as a Lawful Good, Sam Made a freelance police firm as a Chaotic Good.
The Original Max will return for season four.At the end of 305, all of Max's psychic powers were shorted out by the electrical shock Sam gave him - except for astral projection, which allows the user to inhabit the bodies of different "versions" (clones, relatives, etc.) of themselves. After Max's death, he's replaced by Past Max through use of the time elevator. It's possible that his ghost could use the astral projection to possess the new Max. Two Maxes?!
The commissioner is the superego of the alternate version of Past SamNot mine. If you don't feel like following that link, here's the most crucial post "In case anyone needs a recap at this point: There were three Sams. Our Sam, the Sam mentioned at the end of City that Dares not Sleep, and another Sam that was created during the second Sam's time travel adventures. The second Sam is dead after transforming into a giant monster that the second Max blew up. The third Sam, however, is Commissioner Sam. Commissioner Sam is, of course, the Commissioner that we know and love. But he isn't THE Commissioner. The Commissioner is Commissioner Sam's superego. Whenever The Commissioner witnesses a crime through Commissioner Sam's eyes, he takes control of Commissioner Sam. Unlike Max, Commissioner Sam has little willpower, and his superego can take over easily. The Commissioner then makes Commissioner Sam call up our Sam, who then takes out the bad guys. Commissioner Sam doesn't know that he even has this superego, however. He occasionally just wakes up next to a payphone with no idea of how he got there or why. Our Sam knows all of this, and keeps it from Max to protect his fragile psyche. This is why Max can never answer the phone. When Max answered the phone in What's New, Beelzebub?, Commissioner Sam heard his voice and quickly grabbed the voice modulator, which he had gotten from Bosco, and used it to disguise his voice. During Our Sam's bathroom break in The Tomb of Sammun-Mak, the Commissioner Sam was driving down Straight & Narrow when he got into a car accident, killing him. Our Sam witnessed this, and has since taken up the role of the Commissioner for himself. This is why the Commissioner never called Sam & Max after The Penal Zone. Simple, right?"
Girl Stinky will return in season 4After all, we still haven't learned everything about her.
The fourth season will focus on Superball's identityIf you pay attention, you might notice that Superball is one of the most mysterious characters in the series. While he states that he is the personal guard of the president (Max), he knows a hell a lot more than that, his pieces of dialog often contain references to this. For example, when you try to read his mind, he says that his thoughts are classified. At one point he states that he has to notify his higher-ups, and when Max tells him that HE is his primary higher-up, he vaguely agrees. I don't think his higher ups are humans at all.
Max will no longer be President in Season 4.Remember Superball's comment about "No currently acting President can enter the body of any former President"? And then there's all the blatent differences between real American politics and that of their universe. My guess is that the United States in this series has a bunch of wacky laws that serve no purpose other than joke fodder, one of which is that the "Max" who came from the alternate timeline where !Sam died, after the original Max got blown up in the main timeline, is thus not the President because he wasn't the original.
Season 4 will have two parallell stories.Season 3 finished with being given an option between crime-fighting and adventuring. This causes a split into two alternate universes — one where Sam and Past Max went into crime-fighting and one in which they went into the time-travel elevator and went off to new adventures. If there is a season 4, it will focus on both these possible stories, and both the stories will be driven by Sam's urge to save the original Max. Episode 1 will focus on crime-fighting Sam and Past Max attempting to get their hands on a means of time-and-space-travel, episode 2 will focus on adventuring Sam and Past Max travelling to different planets to find out the exact circumstances of what happened to Skun'K-ape, episode 3 will focus on crime-fighting Sam and Past Max trying to find a way to cure original Max's advanced psychic injury and episode 4 will focus on time-travelling Sam and Past Max looking for explosives to bring down Skun'K-ape's flagship at the time Max was supposed to, thus avoiding a paradox. By the end of episode 4, Sam and Past Max from both dimensional splits are at roughly the same point, and so the events of episode 5 — saving Max from the flagship, preventing his death, and destroying Skun-K'apes flagship — could apply to either of the universes. With original Max saved, Past Max gets into the time-travelling elevator and finds another place to reside. During season 5, the energies that acted on Sam during his time travel journeys begin to take hold and fester in him. Gradually, so slowly it's hard to notice, Sam begins to turn into Past Max's electromagnetically-powered monster. Max tries to save him but fails, and in an attempt to find his best buddy again, he jumps into a time-travel elevator and goes back to when he was supposed to be dead. The circle closes.
At least one episode of Season 4 will revolve, in some part, around Sam and Max's parents.They time-travel back to see their parents, Samuel and Maximillian, in action. They realize their parents are stumped with one of their cases, and use time-cards to hop back and forth to various points in the case, retrieving evidence and placing it where their parents can find it. The player will be given the option to switch between Sam & Max and Samuel & Maximillian, each pair removing obstacles for the other pair. Sam & Max will be able to hop through different scenes of the case, retrieving important objects and droppping them in the proper time, whereas Samuel and Maximillian will only be able to go through the case chronologically. At the end, Sam will see kid versions of himself and Max, and make up his mind to find and save Original Max.
There will be no Season 4.Season 3 ended with two irreconcilable different endings, and a Sequel Hook that may just have been And The Adventure Goes On. One of the main characters is dead, and returning would severely cheapen his sacrifice. That's it, show's over, go home.
Superball works for the same "higher-ups" as the G-Man from Half-Life.They're both white men in suits that show (almost) no emotions, have both been shown teleporting on-screen, they're both almost always present, as G-Man appears throughout every Half-Life game and Superball appears in most episodes since his first appearance. They both have other powers such as hypnosis with Superball's memory wipe and the G-Man making Alyx speak for him to her father.