A list of Shout Outs in the ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'' series.
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* During the ''Knuckles'' solo comic run, Echidnapolis was routinely swarming with [[Film/ANewHope landspeeders]].
* Early stories featuring Robo Robotnik (later to return as [[MeetTheNewBoss Dr. Eggman]]) and a "good" Robotnik (a kindly veterinarian in that universe, constantly being combated by ''evil'' Sonic and friends) were a pastiche on the [[TheMultiverse DC Multiverse]]. The messenger from the alternate universe is [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} a half-cyborg hedgehog in a biker jacket]].
* One particular example is M, Robotnik's android "daughter." She's a sunglasses wearing android MadeOfIron, who eventually gets her outer shell blown off to reveal a skeletal-looking body underneath. [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} Now what does this remind you of?]] To add to it, there's the fact that she looks like a female version of Arnold.
* A supplemental piece of art for an earlier comic was also a {{homage}} to Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''.
* Eggman's rambling in STH 204 is likely a ShoutOut to the hybrids in ''Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined''.
* [[http://archiesonic.wikia.com/wiki/File:0archie_sugar_queen.JPG Think again,]] [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Sugar-Queen!]]
* In issue #225, Eggman says, "[[Series/TheATeam I love it when a plan comes together!]]"
* In issue 172, Scourge tells Sonic that all it would take for Sonic to be like him is "[[Comicbook/TheKillingJoke one bad day]]".
* In SSS#5, when the young Freedom Fighters think of a name for their group, Antoine suggests the "[[ComicBook/FantasticFour Fantastic Five]]".
* Sonic Universe #29 has Verti-Cal and Horizont-Al singing Scourge a song about how he should [[Film/MontyPythonsLifeofBrian always look on the bright side of life.]] And later on in the issue, Scourge attempts to read a book called [[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus How Not To Be Seen]].
** In the Off Panel for issue #30, Al and Cal do their own version of [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory TV Puppet]] [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Pals.]] Cal ends by saying "It was funnier when Creator/GenndyTartakovsky did it!"
* Two members of the Sand-Blasters are named [[Creator/TexAvery "Tex" and "Avery".]]
* [[spoiler: In #234 the newly-roboticised Sally asks Sonic where he was when the brains were handed out, a reference to the [[WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM SatAm]] episode "Sonic's Nightmare" in which Sonic dreams Sally was roboticised and she says that to him.]]
* In memorium to Antonio Prohias, #127 [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7u9mihEhG1ra3a2yo1_500.png includes a parody of]] ''ComicStrip/SpyVsSpy'' starring Sonic, Knuckles, [[spoiler:Eggman]], and [[spoiler:Shadow]].
* In #38, Sonic is humming the ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' theme, and wondering where he had heard it before.
* In #76, Sonic and Sally rescues three Mobians resembling three of the mains from ''Anime/TenchiMuyo''. They show up again in #79, fawning over Elias.
* Sonic Universe #20, Dr. Fukurokov looks at his destroyed machine, muttering "...Inconceivable... inconceivable... inconceivable..." Tales replies "[[YouKeepUsingThatWord You keep saying that word.]] [[Film/ThePrincessBride I don't think you know what it means]].
* Early (and obvious) cracks at ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''.
* Julie-Su watching ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''.
* Rouge "specializes in [[Memes/{{Touhou}} stealing precious things.]]"
* [[spoiler: Crazy Robotnik is a shout-out/meme spamming machine. The most prominent is [[VideoGame/{{Portal}} 2 plus 2 equal 10 ... in base 4]] and of course, "[=snooPING=] AS usual".]]
* At the beginning of ''Knuckles'' #4, Vector appears to be singing a parody of "[[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Under the Sea]]"
* The scientist Dimitri is a reference to the creator of the periodic table.
* In Sonic Universe #66 [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny Bean the Duck]] threw dozens of bombs at a [[GiantMook Dark Gaia Titan]] for [[BerserkButton insulting his bomb making abilities]]. [[spoiler: It didn't actually, it was a lie made by Charmy Bee to get him to attack it. Bean in his rage [[FunnySchizophrenia actually noted that the Titan didn't have a mouth.]]]] When he was dragged away by the other [[TerribleTrio Hooligans]] he told it to "[[Film/TheBigLebowski Find me in the Alps, pal!]]".
* [[AllThereInTheManual The old Sonic Universe blog]] outlined the fate of all the E-100 series robots never seen in the comics proper; there, it was stated that E-117 Sigma infected Gamma with "Zero Viruses" while they were fighting. This is a pretty blatant reference to the ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' series.
* In ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehogMegaManWorldsCollide'' #6, Sonic tries to make up new names for his roboticized friends, and is cut off by gunfire when he refers to Charmy Bee/Charmy Man as [[VideoGame/MegaManX3 Blast (Hornet)]], and Espio/Espio Man as [[VideoGame/MegaManX Sting (Chameleon)]]. He also isn't sure what to think of when he sees Vector, because the name "Vector Man" makes him think of [[VideoGame/VectorMan a trash-collecting robot.]]
* All of the events taking place in the ''Champions'' arc starting in StH #268 are a shout-out to the 1996 game [[SonicTheFighters Sonic The Fighters]]. Playable characters included Fang The Sniper (who later was redesigned into Nack the Weasel), Bean the Dynamite, Bark the Polar Bear, Knuckles the Echidna, Espio the Chameleon, Amy Rose, Knuckles and Tails. Honey the Cat, although part of the original game, was scrapped, only to return in the 2012 re-release with Dr. Eggman and Metal Sonic.
* One of the fighters Sonic manages to knock out of the running in the tournament was ''Advertising/SegataSanshiro'', the old defender of Sega Saturn himself. He gives [[GracefulLoser much respect to Sonic despite the defeat]].
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