Sonic the Hedgehog

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 2 : Ep 13

    The Doomsday Project

    Aired 12/3/94

  • S 2 : Ep 12

    Spyhog

    Aired 11/26/94

  • S 2 : Ep 11

    Drood Henge

    Aired 11/19/94

  • S 2 : Ep 10

    Cry of the Wolf

    Aired 11/12/94

  • S 2 : Ep 9

    The Odd Couple | Ro-becca

    Aired 11/5/94

  • Cast & Crew
  • Frank Welker

    voice of Swat Bots, Additional Voices

  • Rob Paulsen

    voice of Antoine

  • Jim Cummings

    voice of Dr. Ivo Robotnik, Swat Bots, Additional Voices

  • William Windom

    voice of Sir Charles Hedgehog (Uncle Chuck)

  • Tim Curry

    voice of King Acorn

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  • show Description
  • "Sonic the Hedgehog," also known as the SatAM (Saturday morning) series, was the second television program to star the famous video game icon. It followed the slapstick "Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog," which was known mostly for its lighthearted approach. The SatAM, however, took on a much darker tone, telling the story of Sonic and his brave band of Freedom Fighters as they struggled to free their home world, the distant planet of Mobius from the clutches of the evil Dr. Robotnik. The first season was an unconventional mix of cartoon characters and a grim setting. Characters were developed and mature themes were explored. The second season, on the other hand, lightened the tone considerably, emphasizing the more comedic aspects of the show and toning down the series' darkness considerably. The show ultimately ended on a cliffhanger after only two seasons due to underachieving ratings. However, this was not the end of the SatAM. The series developed a cult following over the years resulting in countless fan fiction stories and discussion that kept show alive several years after it had been cancelled. Additionally, the Archie comic book adaptation of the "Sonic" character began to modify itself to more closely resemble the SatAM series and remained in publishing ten years after the show had been cancelled. Furthermore, the SatAM's influence was felt in additional Sonic adventures with various elements of the series being included in the "Sonic Christmas Blast!" special and the "Sonic Underground" series. The SatAM is generally agreed to be the most popular of the American-made "Sonic" cartoons. Characters: Sonic the Hedgehog - An egotistic blue blur of the title with an unsatiable appetite for adventure and chili dogs. Princess Sally Acorn - Daughter of King Acorn, rightful ruler of Mobius; leader of the Knothole Freedom Fighters and Sonic's best friend. Bunnie Rabbot - Cyborg rabbit who was in the process of being roboticized before being rescued by the Freedom Fighters. Antoine D'Coolette - Cowardly royal guard who desperately seeks the affections of Princess Sally. Rotor - The Freedom Fighters' mechanic. Miles "Tails" Prower - Sonic's other best friend...like a little brother; he looks up to Sonic and hopes to make his own contribution to the Freedom Fighters. Dulcy - Powerful but clumsy dragon; joined the Freedom Fighters. Uncle Chuck - Sonic's roboticized Uncle. Dr. Robotnik - Ruler of Mobius; achieved this by overthrowing King Acorn; cyborg villain. Snivley- Robotnik's nephew and lackey. Basic Terms: Great Forest - Vast forest where the Freedom Fighters hide; on the outskirts of Robotropolis. Freedom Fighter - A rebel against Robotnik's rule and not just any rebel, a soldier of the rightful King; different cells are activated when the Acorn King is in dire need; King Acorn kept a list of every Freedom Fighter group. Knothole Village - The village hidden deep within the Great Forest where the Freedom Fighters operate. Mobius - Faraway planet that Sonic and the other animals are from. Mobotropolis - Former capital of the Acorn Kingdom before being taken over by Robotnik and renamed Robotropolis. Power Rings - Rings that Sonic uses to give him some extra "juice" (speed) They are produced by a power stone every twelve hours. Power Stone - Stone that produces power rings. Roboticazion - Act of turning flesh into metal; robs individual of free will. Robotropolis - Formerly Mobotropolis, the city that Robotnik rules with an iron fist. SWATbot - Humanoid robotic soldiers under Robotnik's command.moreless

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (129)

    • Sally: It's Sonic! Antoine: I thought I detected a fould odor.

    • Sally: It’s bad enough that Sonic doesn’t help out, now I’m worried about him, and Tails. Bunnie: I’m sure they’re fine, Sally. Sally: Do you think Sonic does all those childish things just to make me mad? Bunnie: No honey-pie, I think that’s just Sonic. It’s what makes him special.

    • Sonic: (to Tails) You okay? Tails: Nuh uh, baby T was my friend. Sonic: She wouldn’t like living with us, big guy, she misses mom. Tails: (sadly) I miss my mom too.

    • Sally: This might help you say goodbye, Tails. (Sally puts the translation device on the baby terrapod)
      Tails: I don�t wanna say goodbye. Please come back with us, baby T, we can play dirt hockey and stuff.
      Baby T: (using the translation device) Stay with Momma T, you come with us.
      Tails: I can't baby T, the Freedom Fighters need me. (he gives baby T a hug) Bye baby T, be cool.
      Baby T: Yeah, way past cool.
      Sally: (to Sonic) Oh my gosh, all that work and he sounds just like you.
      Sonic: (laughing) Yeah, give me five, baby T!

    • Sonic: (playing the guitar while singing): You put the petal to the metal and baby I’ll guarantee. You’ll be juicin’ to the tenth degree. Crankin’ super Sonic, it don’t take any fuel, cause the rocket’s in my pocket and I’m way past cool.

    • Sonic: I've been thinking... Sally: Oh, trying something new? Sonic: Funny(!) Sally: Thank you.

    • Sally: You sure you can get through there, Sonic? Sonic: Sal, are you asking if I can get through there? Sal, is the sky blue? Is dirt dirty? Do bears... Sally: Sorry I asked!

    • Sonic: When it comes to speed, I can't be beat. I'm faster than lightning, faster than heat. I'm so fast, I burn up this street. Ain't that mondo sweet!

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    Notes (56)

    • Muttski was green before he was robotocized.

    • Sonic has a picture of Uncle Chuck.

    • This is the first time we see Tails use his two tails to fly.

    • This is the first episode of the series to not have "Sonic" in the title.

    • This is Muttski's only appearance on the show, although he was a major character in the comic books based on the show.

    • Sonic Underground has a similar episode entitled "Three Hedgehogs and a Baby."

    • Minor Character: The Kraken

    • The power rock for the power rings looks like a chaos emerald.

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    Trivia (17)

    • Despite airing at the end of season 1, this episode was actually the series pilot, which is why the animation and character designs look so different compared to the rest of season's episodes.

    • Griff's first appearance on the series.

    • When Griff goes to steal the Power Rock, it shows him right behind it in the water. It looks relatively big at this point, about as big as his head. Then, later on, it shows him walking with it and it has shrunk immensely, but he still needs both hands to carry it. Then, when he gets to Lower Mobius to put the Power Rock into the energy chamber, it's become so small he can hold it with one hand. At the end of the episode when he gives it back to Sonic, it's grown in size and is big enough for Sonic to split in two.

    • When Sally Bunnie and Antoine are first shown in Robotropolis, they are peeking around a corner and noticing the SWATBots are gone. "This is too weird, no SWaTBots." Bunnie says. Or was it Bunnie? When Bunnie says that, and you can clearly tell it was Bunnie, Sally's mouth moves and Bunnie's is shut.

    • Sonic and Sally's mouths are barely moving when they are discussing each other's kisses.

    • In the Archie Comic series a prison called the Devil's Gulag may have been may have been based off of Iron lock Prison.

    • When Robotnik teleports Bunnie to his fortress and she starts asking what happened, despite the teleportation being completed, Bunnie is still a little transparent.

    • When Bunnie says "What in the high heavens are you doing here?" her eyeshadow disappears. Then a couple of seconds later Bunnie's eyeshadow reappears.

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    Allusions (10)

    • When Sonic says "Hey, Bot-Heads! It's Saturday night!" This is a reference to the sketch comedy show, Saturday Night Live because the show always begins with "It's Saturday night!"

    • In Sonic Underground, there is an episode similar to this with almost the exact same storyline. The episode is called, "Winner Fakes All".

    • Title: Hooked on Sonics
      This is refering to "Hooked on Phonics".

    • The music in the robot bar (before Sonic enters) sounds very similar to the beginning of Michael Jackson's song, Bad.

    • The Robot Bar scene is a possible Star Wars reference.

    • The Headless Gopher is a parody of the legendary Headless Horseman from the Washington Irving story, "The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow".

    • Title: "Ghost Busted"
      This refers to the movie Ghostbusters

    • The title and plot to the episode The Odd Couple both reference the classic sitcom and film of the same name.

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  • Fan Reviews (74)
  • That Other Sonic Show.

    By HarryHumble, Oct 11, 2014

  • This show gears more toward 10 year olds.

    By 2006retro, Jul 09, 2013

  • May get into again

    By anastasia1243, Feb 08, 2014

  • Bad example for expert writers

    By Raven77, Dec 13, 2013

  • It's always sad to see shows end in a cliffhanger

    By DisneyVillain, Jan 24, 2013

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