YMMV: Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog

  • Designated Hero: Sonic's attitude and mischievousness is amped a fair degree in this series, sometimes making his role as a hero is pretty questionable.
  • Draco in Leather Pants: Robotnik, lots of people actually WANT him to beat Sonic. His Memetic Mutation status certainly helps. Plus his status as "The world's sexiest fatman"
  • Ear Worm: "Sonic the Hedgehog, You can't catch what you can't see. Sonic the Hedgehog, He's going to make Mobius free!"
  • Ensemble Darkhorse:
    • Breezie for obvious reasons.
    • The bounty hunters from "Sonic Search and Smash Squad", largely due to their reappearance in Dr Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine, a rather extreme example of the trope since outside the game, most of the characters only appear for all of a couple of seconds in the show itself.
    • And, of course, the good doctor himself, Robotnik, who´s far more popular than the show itself.
  • Evil Is Sexy: Catella, the co-antagonist of the episode "Zoobotnik."
  • Family-Unfriendly Aesop: The show has a couple of real winners when it comes to its attempt at giving kids helpful advice. One segment advises kids against running away from home by having Coconuts try it, and Sonic remind him of all the good things Robotnik does to take care of him, and how no one will be there to do those things if he runs away, to convince him to go back home. The thing is, Coconuts is The Unfavourite among Robotnik's creations, and spends most of his time taking abuse and doing chores to clean up after the rest of the "family", so basically the message comes down to "Even if your family is abusive, it's better than risking it going alone".
    • In another, Sonic and Tails are surrounded by enemies, so Tails suggests calling 911. Sonic shoots down this idea, saying that 911 is for real emergencies. In other words, being attacked by people who wish to kill or seriously harm you is not an emergency.
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: The infamous "Bad Touch" segment, despite being corny due to being a kids' program, addresses an issue that needs to be touched on and very few other shows acknowledge.
  • Ugly Cute: Robotnik Jr., Scratch and Grounder.
    • Surprisingly, Robotnik himself in some episodes ("Lovesick Sonic", "Robotnik Jr."), where the expressive animation makes him look like a big orange teddy bear.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: The show had some decent one shot characters. Perhaps most blatantly were Robotnik's earlier bots who, despite being utilised and even given names and personalities in Dr Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine, made only cameos in the pilot and one or two more episodes if very lucky. The show also adapted Princess Sally for a voiceless cameo in the Christmas Special.
  • This Is Your Premise on Drugs: This show is best summed up as Sonic the Hedgehog meets The Ren & Stimpy Show with some Looney Tunes sprinkles and a heapin' helping of Max Fleischer surreality.
  • WTH, Casting Agency?: Urkel for Sonic. A strange choice, to be sure, but what's even stranger is that it worked quite well, enough to do it on both Sonic shows that were running concurrently.
  • The Woobie: Usually Tails. Sonic also has his moments, such as the episode "Sloooowwww Going".
    • Coconuts COULD be this when you realize he is actually trying to get a promotion instead of being evil.
    • Goopster the alien in "So Long Sucker" is quite The Woobie as well.