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The Soda Poppers are a trio of former child stars who frequently cross paths with the Freelance Police in the Telltale series of games. They are also the main villains of Season 2.

BiographyEdit

The Soda Poppers are triplets, though Peepers is one year younger than the others, due to a "very prolonged labor". They starred in the TV show of the same name, which began in either 1970 or 1971. However, their ages were given as 35 and 34 in Abe Lincoln Must Die!, which was released in 2007, an apparent contradiction.

In their first appearance, they had been hypnotised by Brady Culture, the former star of the show that the Soda Poppers replaced, as part of his plan to hypnotise the world into loving him. After Sam and Max stopped Brady Culture and cured the Soda Poppers' hypnotism, the Soda Poppers beat Brady to death offscreen and "realized that [they] were destined for much greater evil" than being child stars.

They next appeared on Embarrassing Idol, and developed a grudge against Sam and Max after they inconvenienced all three of them in different ways.

They then ran for governor of North and South Dakota, and, when all three were elected, split the two states into three, leaving Whizzer the governor of West Dakota. They later declared war on one other over who got Mount Rushmore.

At some point, they annexed Nebraska, and were all voted out of office. It was probably around then that they started their takeover of Hell, sending the Shambling Corporate Presence to Satan to make Hell more efficient. It was also around then that Sam and Max, who had previously treated the Soda Poppers similarly to most other characters, began to actively dislike them, probably as a result of fan hatred towards the child stars.

Each of the schemes to make Hell more efficient were stopped by Sam and Max, which turned to be exactly what the Soda Poppers wanted them to do, giving them an excuse to fire Satan and bring about Armageddon. However, Sam and Max also stopped them from doing that, and eventually trapped them on a small platform surrounded by lava. As they were swearing revenge and claiming that they'd be back, a Bermuda Triangle opened above them and covered them in lava, seemingly killing them. The Soda Poppers made no appearance in The Devil's Playhouse.

CultureShock

"You made me mess up!"

In Beyond the Alley of the Dolls, when Sam and Max learned that the person who ordered the Sam clones had a very bright voice, Max, horrified, suggested that the Soda Poppers may have been responsible. It later turned out to be someone else. In The City that Dares Not Sleep, Momma Bosco used a low-frequency loop of Peepers' catchphrase "I can see you!" to keep everyone at BoscoTech awake.

Seeing as they were the princes of Hell, it may not be the end of the Soda Poppers yet.

SpecsEdit

Specs is a neat- and control-freak who gets annoyed when other people ruin his plans, prompting him to say his tagline: "You made me mess up!". As seen in What's New Beelzebub, he is quite a skilled violinist. His demon form is the only one that is different from those of his siblings (His resembles a Medieval torturer's outfit). He seems to think he's smarter than the other two and can be slightly condescending. He is named for his glasses.

Peepers

"I can see you!"

PeepersEdit

Peepers is named for his big eyes, which he occasionally draws attention to with his tagline: "I can see you!". In What's new, Beelzebub?, Peepers tricks Sybil into briefly falling in love with him, but she snaps out of it when it turns out that his true name is Dick Peacock. In his demon form, Peepers dons a costume identical to normal one, although it is black and has flame designs. In this form, he is able to shoot powerful lasers from his eyes.

WhizzerEdit

Whizzer is named for his repeated bathroom breaks, which he often announces with his tagline: "Time out for number one!". Prior to Abe Lincoln Must Die! he swore off soda in order to get around this issue, but thanks to Sam & Max this change was a short-lived one. Wizzer's demon form looks identical to that of Peepers. In his demon form, he is able to pee fire.

Voiced byEdit

Doug Boyd (Specs)
Peter Barto (Peepers)
Michael Barrett (Whizzer)

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