The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog

Season 2 Episode 4

The Super Special Sonic Search And Smash Squad!

Aired Weekdays 12:00 PM Oct 06, 1993 on
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Episode Summary

The Super Special Sonic Search And Smash Squad!
Dr. Robotnik has created two new Badniks under the monicker of the "Super Special Sonic Search and Smash Squad" - codenamed Scratch and Grounder. Their full job is to eradicate the devilish Doc's number one enemy - Sonic the Hedgehog! but Coconuts, Dr. R's Monkey robot, tries to capture Sonic before the other Badniks.moreless

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  • This is the 90's Sonic at his best (on TV). Long Live SONIC!

    Ok. So alot of people have problems with this show. I for one love the show. This episode was great! It was like a SEGA Genesis videogame in cartoon form. They had classic enemies like (my personnal favorite) Caterkiller which is a robot that's like a caterpiller. Get it?

    Anyway, This episode also showed how Dr. Robotnik (a.k.a. Dr. Eggman) built the brain-dead robots Scratch and Grounder. Scratch is a chicken and Grounder is like...a tank person.

    Now this really isn't part of the review, but the enemies in the new Sonic games like Shadow the Hedgehog and Sonic Riders aren't as creative as they were back in the 90's...that's too bad.moreless
  • And so it began that way...

    This is the pilot episode for this children's series. For the die-hard fans of the Sonic Adventure era, let's rather call this nostalgia.

    This first episode tells the birth of Scratch and Grounder, the two "twin robots" who are going to become the two main minions of Dr. Robotnik. The arrival of those two new robots doesn't please Coconuts who is forced to stay at the Sewer Patrol. In order to improve his condition, Coconuts will attempt to capture Sonic and Tails himself and thus prove his potential to his creator.

    As we might suspect, there are going to be some sequences of fraternal fighting between the two newcomers and also with Coconuts. This looks like some civil conflict.

    However, I've been disappointed by the lack of a real story. Once the two robots arrive, the rest of the episode is only a series of chases, captures, traps and escapes. That's the kind of thing you will find in the "Road Runner Show".

    For the newcomers who discover this show, you find out what the whole show is all about. Thus you discover an intelligent and smart Sonic, with his spicy and derisory humour. And let's not forget his knack for disguise. As for Tails, he is far less developed in this episode and if you don't already know of his use in the upcoming episodes, you could doubt of the relevance of his very presence in the show. Fortunately, this mistake will be corrected.

    The animation and the sets may appear mediocre, but it's not realized with great ambitions. Honestly, this is not a show that you watch for its visual quality, but for its characters and its gags.

    For a premiere, we could have had better, but we could have had worse.moreless
  • Best episode, nuff said.

    This is the best episode of The Adventures Sonic the Hedgehog. I love it so much because it shows all the robots that Robotnik ever created, and most of them are your opponents in the 1993 Sega Genesis game, Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine! This episode is also the pilot for the the entire show, I also love it alot because its funny how Sonic tricks the robots so easily into doing something, (you think Robotnik would've been smart enough to give them a brain). Also we learn how Scratch and Grounder were created.moreless
  • and a very good one, too.

    In an attempt to escape from a trap set by Scratch and Grounder, Sonic tells the story of when Scratch and Grounder were built, and when Sonic and Tails first battled them.

    After Sonic ruins Dr. Eggman's Bounty Hunter's convention by destroying all of the robots, Dr. Eggman is so fed up, he Builds Scratch. Unfortunately, Scratch isn't very smart. In Scratch's cloning process, Scratch accidentally pulls a lever that he wasn't supposed to pull, thus creating Grounder. The two hate each other and fight with each other until Dr. Eggman tells them that they are supposed to catch Sonic. (You think he would be smart enough to put brains in their heads.)

    This episode shows all of Dr. Eggman's earliest inventions, who also are your opponents in the 1993 Genesis game Dr. Eggman's Mean Bean Machine.

    Now to the reviewer DizzyDennis, I agree that the enemies in more recent Sonic games (Shadow the Hedgehog and Sonic Riders) aren't as creative as the AoStH/MBM robots.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

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Sonic Says: 911 is for real emergencies! If you call 911 for assistance, someone who really needed help would be in trouble. If there's a fire, someone's trying to break into your home of someone's been hurt, thats when you call 911. One person's bad joke can be another person's disaster!

    • Goof: In a part where Dr. Robotnik is showing the wanted poster of Sonic, Sonic's right arm is colored blue.

    • How did Sonic know Grounder's name in the flashback? He didn't even learn it yet!

    • When Robotnik tossed the table at Scratch and Grounder, Scratch's neck changed from white to yellow.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Scratch: He made me first, I'm his favorite.
      Grounder: Yeah? I got more accessories, he likes me best. Engh! (sticks out tongue at Scratch showing all the things on his tongue)
      (brief pause) (Scratch kicks a rock backward which hit Grounder.)
      Grounder: You did that on purpose! Why you... (hitting Scratch in the rear with drills, Scratch and Grounder start to fight, as Robotnik picks up a table and throws it at Scratch and Grounder, which it crashes into)
      Robotnik: Stop it! I'm ordering you two to catch Sonic! Now do it! (Robotnik grumbles.)

    • (Robotnik pulls all the machine's levers except for one)
      Scratch: You forgot to pull this one! (Pushes it)
      Robotnik: Grr ... I didn't forget to pull that lever! I wasn't supposed to pull that lever!
      Scratch: How was I to know? I was just hatched!

    • Grounder: Sometimes I wish that Robotnik made me more persistant.
      Scratch: He made me persistant, he made you too dumb to quit!
      Grounder: (Points javelin at Scratch) Was that an insult?

  • NOTES (4)

    • A clip of Robotnik pointing in this episode was used in Toon Disney's 'Chillin With the Villains' commercial with a Voice Lip-Syncing 'Chillin out, Chillin with the Villains' which was around for a long time until AoStH was taken off Toon Disney.

    • Every single robot, including those who were chasing Sonic in the flashback, and Scratch, Grounder and Coconuts, all appeared in the Genesis game - Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine!

    • One scene of Robotnik talking to all his minions at the Bounty Hunters' convention was reused as the "Game Over" screen in the Sega Genesis game Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine.

    • This episode is actually the pilot for the show.