!![[WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM The TV Show]]
* AscendedFanon: The ''[=SatAM=]'' nickname made it onto the cover of the DVD boxset.
* CreatorsFavorite: Writers of both ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatam'' and the ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog'' comics have admitted that Princess Sally Acorn is their favorite character. Though she has more than a few detractors that could lean her into CreatorsPet territory, she has almost as devout a number of fans, making her a BaseBreaker at worst.
* EditedForSyndication: When the series reaired on the USA Network, many scenes were cut for commercial time.
* ExecutiveMeddling: The staff were pushed to create Dulcy so as the balance out the gender ratio of the Freedom Fighters. The four Antoine shorts were also a request of executives.
* [[FakeNationality Fake Frenchman]]: Antoine, as voiced by Rob Paulsen. His character is a collection of insulting French stereotypes: mispronouncing so many words of English, misspeaking famous quotes, always scared, especially clumsy, constantly getting captured, obsessing with fine cooking and cleanliness, enving the hero and quick to surrender.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Jaleel White, a.k.a. [[Series/FamilyMatters Steve Urkel]], voices Sonic.
** Also, Creator/KathSoucie as Sally and NICOLE, Creator/ChristineCavanaugh as Bunnie, Creator/RobPaulsen as Antoine, Creator/CharlieAdler as Snively, Creator/JimCummings as Robotnik, Creator/CreeSummer as Dulcy, Creator/TimCurry as King Acorn, and Creator/MichaelBell as Naugus.
** In Mexico, Sally would later become [[WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether Clara]]. At least she's still a princess.
** As for Germany, Tails is [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars Anakin Skywalker]] and [[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius Sheen Estevez]].
* IAmNotShazam: Some of the fans call the sorcerer "Ixis Naugus" (his name from the comics) when, technically, in the show he is simply "Naugus".
** Antoine is often referred to by his comic surname (D'Coolette), while his actual name in the show (mentioned only once) is Depardieu. A bit of an odd example as the comic got "D'Coolette" from the show's bible, but the show opted to change the name after the comic had already started using it.
** Another strange example is Sally. Her last name (Acorn) is never mentioned in the show proper, although most fans have adopted it from other works (her last name is provided in the show's Bible, as well as featured in the comics and as part of the video game supporting lore).
* NamesTheSame: Sonic is really bad for this. The show shares its official name with no fewer than ''five'' other products: the original video game, the Archie comics, the 2006 video game, a children's novella loosely based on the [=SatAM=] universe, and the franchise as a whole. Oh, and the main character of course. Most fans use the monicker "[=SatAM=]" to distinguish it as a result.
* TheOtherDarrin: Cam Brainard replaced Mark Ballou as Rotor in Season 2.
* PlayingAgainstType: Even when voicing villains Jim Cummings tends to be known for his comedic roles. Robotnik is... decidedly ''not'' [[NightmareFuel comedic]]. His whimsical acting can't help seep through odd times however (especially in Season Two).
* TalkingToHerself: Kath Soucie as Sally and NICOLE.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The show's third season was completely laid out and prepared, and then ABC cancelled it.
** Knuckles would have appeared in the third season.
** Had [=SatAM=] not been cancelled, [[spoiler:Naugus]] would have taken over as BigBad of the series.
** According to the series bible, Nate Morgan from the Archie comics was originally supposed to appear in the show. Also, Snivley's original name was Quizley, and he was Robotnik's second cousin twice removed on his mother's side rather than his nephew. The bible also mentions more sinister renditions of badniks from the games such as Crabmeat and Caterkiller. While a redesigned Buzz Bomber appeared in the pilot, the others made no appearance, though like Nate Morgan made appearances in the early comics.
** The bible also refers to several unused episode ideas, an early script for "Heads Or Tails" would have revolved around Princess Sally's birthday for example.
** Some [[http://pencilhill.tumblr.com/post/89293050168/more-satam-prototype-designs-from-ebay-bunnie very early prototype designs]] were recently uncovered. Sally was a ''human'' at one stage, Bunnie was drawn like a {{Disney}} character and organic from the waist up (or [[http://pencilhill.tumblr.com/post/89451121603/more-proto-satam-stuff mechanical from the head down]], in another sketch), and Robotnik, as a likely result of having no visual references, was drawn as both a cyborg-pirate thing, and then a green demon overlord that looked kindof like [[TheLegendOfZelda Ganondorf]] if he was drawn by DonBluth.
** The show apparently would have eventually confirmed, as [[IKnewIt some fans had already speculated]], that Mobius was EarthAllAlong, with the story set millenia after a [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt world-purging nuclear war]] that wiped out humans and caused animals to become sentient. Robotnik and Snively were to be the last humans alive and had been off-planet on a space colonization mission when the war struck. After betraying and killing the rest of their crew, they returned to Earth and, [[HandWave due to relativity]], landed after the animals had already assumed control of the planet.
* WordOfGod: The pair of [[RedEyesTakeWarning sinister red eyes]] glaring at the viewer when the show ''ended'' belong to [[spoiler:Naugus]].
* WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants: Very much averted. Ben Hurst had already had the third and fourth season (and possibly more) planned out and ready to go by the time the show was CutShort.
!![[VideoGame/SonicSatAM The Cancelled Game]]
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: This was one of many attempts at making a ''[=SatAM=]'' game revolving around stealth rather than speed. The closest these elements ever got to being included in a finished ''Sonic'' game was ''Sonic3DBlast'', which excised all of the ''SATAM'' elements and ended up being a ''VideoGame/{{Flicky}}'' {{revival}}, and ''SonicSpinball'', which relegates the ''SATAM'' cast to cameos in a mini game.