YMMV / Sonic for Hire

  • Angst? What Angst?: Mario seems to be more upset that Luigi died in Season 2, as it was a motive for him gathering his friends to kill Sonic, but in Season 6, he doesn't seem fazed when Soniqua spits fire at Luigi.
    • Lucca doesn't seem upset when her Epoch is destroyed in the near-ending of Season 6, and lets Tails and his friends to borrow the other time machines with no problem.
  • Awesome Music: The 16-bit rendition of "Song 2" by Blur that plays during Sonic and Tails' fight.
    • Gangnam Style's 16-bit rendition. Played in one episode where Tails keeps on listening to it and played in another episode when Sonic and the gang minus Tails have a party with Eggman-mutated Zerg...
      • It also plays VERY briefly in the timeline where Gilius Thunderhead takes Sonic's identity.
    • Don't forget about the rendition of "Here I Go Again" by Whitesnake.
    • And Push It To The Limit.
    • And their rendition of Joe Esposito's "You're the Best" during "This Can't Be Good".
  • Crosses the Line Twice: Much of the humor in this series falls under this. For example, Tails bullies Sonic constantly throughout Season 4, but he sends in a freaking bomb to him for no reason at all.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Soniqua.
    • Many were disappointed that Frank the Space Worm ended up getting killed off by his second appearance, despite having an extremely small amount of screentime.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Sonic jumping from game to game trying to find a job there seems like a fun concept ... funnier that a Disney movie that came out about two years after the series involves going into new games and trying to find a new "job" in them. In short, Sonic has basically gone hardcore Turbo.
    • And some of games Sonic has met so far include Paper Boy, Street Fighter, BurgerTime, Q*bert, Dig Dug, PacMan, Mortal Kombat, Tapper, Space Invaders, Joust and Asteroids. Most, if not all of which were featured in said movie.
    • The Starcraft episode focuses on Zerg assimilating DNA, which is something that is known in the backstory. Come Starcraft II Heart Of The Swarm, where you get to see this DNA assimilation in action ... although the Zerg have to kill to assimilate the DNA ... and Eggman didn't die.
    • The episode before the season 6 finale had someone comment that Jim in the form of Yoshi would eat baby Eggman and only to hatch him out again. Needless to say, that's exactly what happens in "This Can't Be Good".
    • The Duck Hunt Dog was shown to be aggressive in an episode of Sonic for Hire. Come to the fourth Super Smash Bros. game, the Duck Hunt dog is revealed as a character. Many people wondered if the Duck Hunt Dog could be seen as a fighter instead of a punching bag.
    • There was an episode involving Sonic in Tetris. Come 2014, and we have Tetris hack for Sonic 1
    • The crossover between Sonic for Hire and Mega Man Dies At The End becomes funnier when you realize it actually predates Archie Comics crossover of Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man by over a year.
  • Idiot Plot: Nearly every episode. Can be excused on accounts that a large majority of the cast are total idiots.
  • It's Short, So It Sucks: Some people think the episodes are way too short. Lampshaded by Sonic in one particular episode.
    Sonic: Ok, I know this episode was short but I might die next week! Doesn't that mean anything to you guys?! Jerks!
  • Jerkass Dissonance: Practically, all of the main characters count (aside from Tails during his massive Took a Level in Jerkass phase in season 4.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Sonic. Sure, he's a self-centered dickweed but considering he tends to get screwed over quite a lot, it's not hard to feel bad for him after a while. Taken Up to 11 in season 4, where Tails practically ruins Sonic's life by blowing up all his money and bullies him constantly.
    • Its also said in the first episode that Tails knew Sonic would lose all his money in Dreamcast and gave him the stock tip in the first place.
    Tails: Lets not get into all the details about who purposely screwed who out of all their money.
  • Memetic Mutation: Coke on Tits!
  • Moral Event Horizon: Parodied when Mario destroys Sonic's Dominque Wilkins poster.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: Some people thought Season 3 like this with the sway from Sonic looking for jobs into him becoming a mob boss.
    • Some people didn't like how much of a prick Tails was in Season 4. Fortunately, this changed in season 5.
    • Some people think that the time traveling, alongside most of the episodes not being based on an older game, are "too different" for Season 6.
    • Not too many people were happy when the series was moved from Machinima to the Happy Hour Channel.
  • The Scrappy: Tails when he Took a Level in Jerkass in Season 4. He even pointed out how he didn't really like that phase in Season 7.
  • Take That, Scrappy!: The opening of Season 5 is basically a huge one for Tails. Sonic punches him several times, neither Peppy nor Slippy have heard of Cash Explosion, and when he assumes that he'll be taking charge of the Star Fox Peppy outright says no and picks Sonic instead.
    • The next episode ups it further by making Tails being attacked by a number of Facehuggers, ending with a Chestburster coming out of him. And later on in the Starcraft episode, they all leave him holding up a wall while the rest of the gang and a group of Eggman-mutated Zerg have a party.
    • Eggman harpooning Michael Bay in "TMNT" was largely praised by many.
  • Ugly Cute: Soniqua.
  • What An Idiot: These moments happen quite a lot throughout the series, with Sonic, Eggman, and Thunderhead being the worst offenders.