The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog

Season 3 Episode 5

Sonic Breakout

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Aired Weekdays 12:00 PM Nov 02, 1993 on
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Sonic Breakout
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A popular cartoonist Sketch Lampoon is imprisoned in Robotnik's prison. Sonic has a plan, to get captured in the prison cell and then break out and save Sketch Lampoon. But will it work?

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  • Before there was "Prison Break", there was "Sonic the Hedgehog".

    8.0
    "Sonic Breakout" is subsequently a satirical comedy, a hot chase, a breakout story, before going on with another hot chase and finally end in a comical way. And all of these elements put altogether work very well.



    When Dr. Robotnik discovers that the latest issue of the comics magazine "Cracks Up" (a rather ironic name when you think about Robotnik, aka Eggman) makes fun of him by presenting him as some kind of Humpty Dumpty-like figure (another ironic reference), the scientist gets the Big Bird-like comic writer Sketch Lampoon captured and imprisoned inside his new prison.



    Sonic and Tails go to Lampoon's rescue. Once again, Sonic devises a plan and thinks that letting himself captured, he would be able to free Lampoon more easily. However, his plan quickly misfires when Robotnik learns him that he gets a very special cell. The kind of cell that makes Alcatraz looking like a ride in the park.



    This is the kind of scenario that we like in series like "Sonic". The kind of scenario that forces the hero to use even more of his tricks and his intelligence in order to achieve his mission. This is also the kind of scenario that leads to surprises. Because honestly, before that twist, I couldn't figure how the episode would prolong itself to twenty minutes.



    Let's think screenwriter Douglas Zip Purgason (a name that seems to come from a comic book) for that smart, surprising and entertaining story. Purgason includes everything we like in that series: humor and very funny moments, suspense, speed, action and a fair amount of drama, without falling into melo.



    There are still some flaws on the animation's level. The main problem here is a continuity one, when the sea's colour drastically changes from red to green before turning back to red.



    But globally, this is one of the funniest episodes of the series and the kind we love to watch again for its numerous strong moments.moreless
  • One of the best episodes!

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    This is one of my all time favorite episodes of AoStH! It is one of the most hilarious episodes of the series! A cartoonist that makes a comic book series makes fun of Dr. Robotnik and it makes him very angry so he puts him in his new dungion he made. There's alot of hilarious things in this episode like Scratch and Grounder being crazy for the 'Crack Ups' comic books, how Sonic and Tails tease Robotnik, etc. Everyone was hilarious in this episode. I also love how Dr. Robotnik in the comic book plays Humpty Dumpty and how he says "Help! I've fallen and I can't get up!" like Steve Urcle does in 'Familly Matters'. XD I'm glad this was one of the episodes that DIC released on video. Hopefully some day it will be on DVD too!moreless
Jaleel White

Jaleel White

voice of Sonic the Hedgehog

Christopher Evan Welch

Christopher Evan Welch

voice of Miles "Tails" Prower

Garry Chalk

Garry Chalk

voice of Grounder

Ian James Corlett

Ian James Corlett

voice of Coconuts

Phil Hayes

Phil Hayes

voice of Scratch

Long John Baldry

Long John Baldry

voice of Dr. Ivo Robotnik

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (5)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Grounder: Who does He think We are, nitwits? that's not a cannon. it's only sand. (The Badniks run over the sand cannon.)

    • Scratch: Feet apart.
      Grounder: Hands on top of Your head.
      Scratch: NO!
      Sonic: I was hoping He'd say that. (Lets go of the rope and it falls, making the badniks flinch, causing Grounder to fire the missile at Scratch which He spat out.)
      Scratch: Why I oughta...!

    • Computer: I quit. I give up! I want a nice quiet job as a cash register.
      Robotnik: I HATE THAT HEDGEHOG! (The computer explodes.)

    • Crack-Ups Voice: Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
      Humpty Dumpty had a great fall! (the Humpty Dumpty Robotnik fell, and cracked apart like the fat egg that he is)
      But the people of Mobius just stood round and giggled,
      While that rotten egg just laid there and wiggled! (The three bystanders seen in the comic book laugh uproariously at Robotnik's misfortune)

    • Sonic: La la la . . .Stalling for time. La la la. . .Stalling for time!

    • Sonic: Time to play Wheel of Hedgehog! Always wanted to be on TV.

    • Robotnik: Your new issue of Crack Ups will be all about me, to show Mobius what I'm really like. Start drawing! No, no, no! More muscles, more handsome! Eyes like pools! That's what I look like!
      Sketch: In your dreams...

    • Sonic: When fast thinking is of the essence, I'm the essence of fast thinking!

    • Robotnik: Help! I've fallen and I can't get-- (Bawling then Face turn Red.) I hate that Hedgehog!

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  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Dr. Robotnik: "Help! I've fallen and I can't get up!"

      The line that Dr. Robotnik says in the Crack Ups book is also Steve Urcle's catch phrase in 'Familly Matters'. This is likely an inside joke since Steve Urcle is played by Jaleel White who also voices Sonic in this tv series.

    • Sonic: Time to play Wheel of Hedgehog!: Wheel of Fortune

      This line is a reference to the Game show Wheel of Fortune

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