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Hedgehog for Hire, formerly known as Sonic for Hire, is a parody series made by Lowbrow Studios. The series stars Sonic the Hedgehog as washed up and in need to find various jobs to pay debts such as his rent. Almost all of the jobs he is involved in end in failure and several episodes have even ended in a few cliffhangers. Some of the recurring characters he encounters include Tails, Dr. Eggman, Earthworm Jim, Kirby, Gilius Thunderhead, Mother Brain, the Star Fox crew sans Fox and Falco, Mario, and even Mega Man.

The series was seen on Machinima.com's YouTube channel and lasted from February 13, 2011 to December 22, 2013. The show ran for seven seasons, which were usually uploaded on Sundays (except for Season 6's premiere, which was shown on a Friday) around the mid-afternoon. There were also had a few mini-shorts related to the series that aired separately but are non-canonical to the main story.

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A teaser image on the show's social media pages, depicting the script for a season 8 episode, was posted on June 15, 2018, with a later post announcing that the show would return sometime in 2019, under the name Hedgehog for Hire due to copyright. The 8th season, along with the previous episodes, will premiere on Rooster Teeth on March 19, with eight new episodes.

List of Episodes:

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    Season 1 
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“Sonic is washed up and out of work. He needs cash fast and will do anything to pay the rent. Hangouts, murder, jobs, third-parties—it doesn't matter. Is there anything Sonic won't ever do for a buck? Short answer: No.”
  1. Paper Boy - Watch Here: Sonic is short on his rent, so Tails offers him a job at Paper Boy to help pay.
  2. Punch Drunk - Watch Here: Sonic's new job is a fight against Mike Tyson in Punch-Out!!. All goes well for Sonic as he manages to win until Tails reveals that he placed a bet against him.
  3. Toe Jam And Earl - Watch Here: Sonic gets the best job ever and finally becomes rich — however it turns out that none of it was real and Sonic was simply suffering from drug-induced hallucinations.
  4. Robotnik - Watch Here: Eggman hires Sonic to unclog his toilet. Things go From Bad to Worse when Eggman refuses to pay.
  5. Street Fighter - Watch Here: Sonic and Tails commentate a Street Fighter match. Unfortunately, Eggman ruins things for them.
  6. Earthworm Jim - Watch Here: Sonic has to babysit Earthworm Jim's suit and goldfish but Sonic's attention span compels him to steal.
  7. BurgerTime - Watch Here: Sonic works at Burger Time along with Knuckles. Eggman returns again but Sonic has his revenge this time.
  8. The Oregon Trail - Watch Here: Sonic tries to help several pioneers cross the Oregon Trail but gets distracted.
  9. Metroid - Watch Here: Sonic becomes Mother Brain's escort for the weekend.
  10. Kirby - Watch Here: A seemingly easy job for Sonic turns sour when Kirby is actually a murderous psychopath.
  11. Tetris - Watch Here: Sonic's job is interrupted by Eggman and Earthworm Jim, who to say the least, are not happy with Sonic.
  12. Golden Axe - Watch Here: Sonic is hired to help Gilius Thunderhead battle some enemies. Things get awkward when Thunderhead wants Sonic to bang Flare while he masturbates.
  13. Kid Icarus - Watch Here: Sonic and the Eggplant Wizard Troll Pit, who has turned into an eggplant. Meanwhile, Tails is in a coma after he crashes the Tornado in a drunken mishap.

    Season 2 
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Sonic is in debt with the mob boss, Mario.
  1. ExciteBike - Watch Here: Sonic (after spending six months as an eggplant) gets a motorcycle job while Tails is bounded to a wheelchair after waking from his coma. The job ends in disaster as Sonic breaks all of Tails' bones by accident.
  2. Dig Dug - Watch Here: Sonic encounters Taizo Hori, who may or may not be a villainous murderer.
  3. Pac-Man - Watch Here: Still looking for random work (as Tails is still in the hospital and is as such, unable to hire him for any work) finds a job working for the ghosts from Pac-Man.
  4. Bomberman - Watch Here: Sonic takes Soniqua to one of his jobs, in hopes of killing her.
  5. Mortal Kombat - Watch Here: Sonic must "entertain" Goro, who is actually a special-needs kid.
  6. Ice Hockey - Watch Here: Tails has to pay for Sonic's bail in prison after an ice hockey match takes a blood turn. However, they're now both in heavy debt for the mob boss, Mario.
  7. Toad - Watch Here: For his first assignment, Mario tasks Sonic to kill Toad.
  8. Angry Birds - Watch Here: Mario assigns Sonic to assassinate the The Angry Birds.
  9. Double Dragon - Watch Here: Mario enlists Sonic to murder the brothers from Double Dragon. Sonic gets help from Eggman and Jim to fight them — which immediately turns into a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown for the duo and Sonic decides to ditch them.
  10. Frogger - Watch Here: Mario's brother, Luigi, tags along with Sonic's next mission to kill the frog from Frogger. Luigi is run over by a truck in the process.
  11. Donkey Kong Country - Watch Here: Sonic and Tails performs a Weekend at Bernie's-esque with Luigi's corpse in order to hide the truth from Mario. When Mario finds out the truth, Sonic pushes him off a cliff.
  12. The Battle (Part 1) - Watch Here: Tails urges Sonic that they should go in hiding after attempting to kill Mario. Sonic refuses right when Mario bursts into his apartment along with several past enemies, all wanting to kill Sonic also.
  13. The Battle (Part 2) - Watch Here: Eggman, Jim, Kirby, Soniqua, Tails, and Thunderhead storm in the nick of time to help Sonic battle Mario's league of enemies. Mario is finally killed and Sonic becomes the new mob boss.
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    Season 3 
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Sonic is the new mob boss in town. What can go wrong?
  1. Tapper - Watch Here: Now the new mob boss, Sonic and Tails try to strong arm the Tapper bartender for money.
  2. Link - Watch Here: Sonic and the gang clearly have no idea how to run a crime syndicate, so they get help from Link, who does nothing but tease Tails and gets the gang even further off the track.
  3. Princess Peach - Watch Here: Sonic and Tails look for Princess Peach in hopes of knowing how to lead the mob. She doesn't, so the gang takes in a Mario-bootleg character, Princess Potato, as a guide.
  4. Casino Zone (Part 1) - Watch Here: Princess Potato tells the gang that Mario had once planned to rob Casino Zone, so they plan a heist.
  5. Casino Zone (Part 2) - Watch Here: The heist literally goes in flames as Sonic is offered by the new boss of Casino Zone, Shredder, a job in the Sonic on Ice show.
  6. Casino Zone (Part 3) - Watch Here: Tails tries to gather everyone back to finally complete the heist.
  7. Tecmo Bowl - Watch Here: After the disastrous heist, Tails tries to treat the gang to a football game.
  8. The War (Part 1) - Watch Here: Darth Vader's crime family wants to topple Sonic's organization.
  9. The War (Part 2) - Watch Here: The two crime family's compete in a game of Family Feud.
  10. Wrestlemania - Watch Here: Several of Sonic's past love interests come back to him. Sonic decides that There Can Only Be One and pits them in a wrestling ring.
  11. Duck Hunt - Watch Here: Sonic is stressed with his duties and plays a game of Duck Hunt to relax himself. Things go haywire when the Dog assaults him.
  12. Contra - Watch Here: Sonic is in the hospital after the Duck Hunt incident, so Tails takes over the business for now. He tasks Eggman and Jim to find the South American drug cartel. When the duo finds the cartel, they decide to stay there and party.
  13. It's On - Watch Here: Sonic and Tails fight over who gets to be the mob boss. Tails, in a fit of rage, explodes the whole building, leaving Sonic with no money. Back in his crummy apartment with no friends (as Tails is mysteriously gone and Eggman and Jim have decided to stay in South America), Sonic decides to get back to work.

    Season 4 
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Sonic meets the new rich and famous Tails.
  1. Restart - Watch Here: Sonic claims to have turned a new leaf, so Knuckles decides to let him come back to Burger Time. Meanwhile, Tails has gotten super rich after his mobile game becomes a global hit, turning him into a major asshole and this season's Arc Villain.
  2. Atari - Watch Here: Sonic is running out of job opportunities and is left with only Atari games. Tails ruins Sonic's job out of spite and the latter is thrown in jail, where Thunderhead happily greets him.
  3. Final Fantasy - Watch Here: Sonic and Thunderhead break out of prison, where they get stuck in the middle of a Final Fantasy fight.
  4. Pokémon - Watch Here: Thunderhead is now Sonic's new roommate and they decide to join an illegal fighting ring where they face off against Soniqua and the Duck Hunt Dog.
  5. Cash Explosion - Watch Here: A day-in-the-life of Tails, whose Jerkass behavior has gotten worse.
  6. Scribblenauts - Watch Here: Sonic and Soniqua mess around with Maxwell's magic notebook.
  7. Mega Man - Watch Here: In this awkward cross over with Mega Man Dies at the End, Sonic attempts to rob a gas station and encounters Mega Man.
  8. The New Kirby - Watch Here: Kirby has become a big-time movie directer and wants Sonic to become a movie star.
  9. Mass Effect - Watch Here: During a television interview, Sonic tells the audience of his rise to stardom.
  10. Two Bad Characters - Watch Here: Sonic and Tails must work together to make a movie called "Two Bad Characters", a movie that chronicles the entire series. Tails however, wants to play Sonic's role.
  11. El Padrino - Watch Here - Headphones Recommended: In order to film the movie, Sonic must find Eggman and Jim, who are still partying in South America.
  12. Movie Magic - Watch Here: The crew films the movie. Tails' behavior worsens as he makes Sonic the butt of many jokes and turns the whole movie into one massive ego trip.
  13. The Red Carpet - Watch Here: The movie is about to premiere. Sonic attempts to get his Revenge on Tails by exploding the whole theater. In hopes of killing Tails, and all their friends. Sonic and Tails (to his anger) survive, but the explosion shoots them up into space where a large light flashes at them.

    Season 5 
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Not even in space can Sonic and the gang ever win.
  1. Star Fox - Watch Here: Sonic and Tails join the Star Fox crew when Fox and Falco are mysteriously missing, leaving only Slippy and Peppy. Sonic is tasked to destroy Andross, but first makes sure Tails gets his just desserts after his irredeemible behavior last season.
  2. Aliens - Watch Here: Sonic and Tails must exterminate an alien infection. Meanwhile, Tails' luck gets worse.
  3. Joust - Watch Here: Eggman and Jim finally rejoin Sonic's gang again.
  4. Blaster Master - Watch Here: Eggman renovates Jason's vehicle, Sophia. Tails goes through a weird lion phase to the ire of everyone.
  5. Mother Brain - Watch Here: General Pepper tasks Sonic and Tails to destroy Mother Brain. In the end, Mother Brain moves in with the gang to General Pepper's horror.
  6. Asteroids - Watch Here: Eggman and Jim attempt to destroy a cluster of asteroids.
  7. Destroy Venom - Watch Here: Sonic, along with pretty much everyone in the ship, must destroy a fighter fleet and establish democracy in Planet Venom.
  8. Star Wars - Watch Here: Sonic and the gang arrive at Tatooine, where they meet Luke Skywalker. Meanwhile, Jim is starting to dehydrate due to the heat.
  9. Rocket Knight Adventures - Watch Here: Sonic helps Sparkster the Opossum Knight, but things starts getting weird.
  10. StarCraft - Watch Here: The gang spends the day building space colonies. In the end, Sonic and the gang have fun at a zerg party while they purposefully leave Tails alone in the construction site.
  11. Shadow - Watch Here: Shadow visits Sonic and the gang while on the lam.
  12. Falco - Watch Here: Fox and Falco finally return to the Great Fox and are angered by Sonic and the gang's antics. Falco challenges Sonic to space race but the latter accidentally kills him.
  13. Space Chicken - Watch Here: Sonic and co. leave space to finally go back home.

    Season 6 
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  1. Chrono Trigger - Watch Here: After their tenure in space, Sonic realizes that the only way to be come rich and famous again is by time travelling into the past and fixing all of his mistakes — starting with his and Lucca's bastard children.
  2. Sonic Knuckles - Watch Here: Time travelling into the nineties, Sonic makes sure that he changes his life for the better.
  3. Streets of Rage - Watch Here: Sonic is now the wealthiest person in the planet thanks to time travel. Unfortunately, Tails has become a desperate homeless person. Sonic attempts to fix his life again only to find out that Eggman has stolen the time machine.
  4. Eggman - Watch Here: Eggman uses the time machine to become the ruler of the world, turning him into a fat immoble blob of a person in the process. Sonic wants to use the time machine to fix everything but Crash Bandicoot has taken it.
  5. Crash Bandicoot - Watch Here: Sonic attempts to find the time machine when Crash has hidden it for himself.
  6. Thunderhead - Watch Here: Sonic manages to become rich again along with all of his friends. However in Sonic's absence, Thunderhead has stolen his identity. When everything is settled, Mario returns, having come back to life thanks to Princess Potato travelling through time.
  7. The Avengers - Watch Here: Mario hires several assassins to kill Sonic.
  8. Return of the Plumber - Watch Here: Mario finally kills Sonic. Which somehows creates world peace, Mario uses this opportunity to terorize the world. Meanwhile, Soniqua senses Sonic's death.
  9. Soniqua Mad - Watch Here: Soniqua goes on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge, looking to find Sonic's killer. Meanwhile, Tails, Eggman, and Jim, keep forgetting about saving Sonic.
  10. Flaming Bag of Poop - Watch Here: Mario has a hard time trying to kill Soniqua, Tails and the gang try to stop Mario's rampage.
  11. Things Get Messy - Watch Here: The Gang travels through time to save Sonic from dying. They manage to revive Sonic, but their body's change due to time paradoxes.
  12. This Can't Be Good - Watch Here: Sonic and the gang try to repair the space time continuum by reliving all of their adventures again.
  13. Reset - Watch Here: The universe begins to destroy due to time travel. Sonic "fixes" this by resetting the universe, turning existence into a white void and reducing everyone into single pixels.

    Season 7 
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The Gang floating in total nothingness.
  1. Rebuild - Watch Here: In the resetted universe, Sonic and co. attempt to rebuild everything.
  2. Back To Work - Watch Here: With the universe rebuilt, Sonic and gang decide to go their seperate ways, but can they tolerate their boring lives again?
  3. Elevator Action - Watch Here: The Gang tries to help Otto fight the businessmen. Near the end, a pile of bricks glitch into existence, causing Sonic to question what's happening to them.
  4. Kung Fu - Watch Here: In order to find out more about the glitches, Sonic and Tails try to meditate in a dojo where they meet a newly reformed Kirby.
  5. TMNT - Watch Here: The Gang thinks that the TMNT may have answers about their glitches.
  6. Wreck-It Ralph - Watch Here: Tails believes that Wreck It Ralph may lead them to the truth about their world. He tells that they need to meet the Creator. When asking where he is, Ralph gives them a clue, stating: "What was once dark and shifty/Wearing of golden flame/Is now worn yet shiny/And so fucking lame".
  7. Castlevania - Watch Here: Following the clue, the Gang heads to meet Dracula, who may know a thing or two about the supposed Creator.
  8. Ghosts 'n Goblins - Watch Here: The Gang searches for Sir Arthur, who apparently holds the next clue on the Creator's whereabouts. However Arthur is too inebriated by Thunderhead's asswine to tell.
  9. Battletoads - Watch Here: Realizing that they've been going nowhere and that the clues have been meaningless, the gang gets high with the Battletoads.
  10. A Link to the Past - Watch Here: Sonic and the gang enlist the help of Link to find the Creator.
  11. Gears of War - Watch Here: With Eggman and Earthworm Jim leaving, Sonic and Tails are now alone on the hunt for the Creator, with the next clue being in Gears of War.
  12. Lowbrow - Watch Here: Sonic and Tails meet the creators of the show (but not The Creator they were looking for), where the debate on what would be a fitting sendoff to Soniqua and Mother Brain. The two creators give the final clue: "When at the title, the code is the key".
  13. The Creator - Watch Here: In the original Series Finale, Sonic and Tails go through one last quest to finally find the Creator.

    Season 8 
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The aftermath of Sonic's godhood.
  1. Sonic Mania: Sonic has decided to leave Heaven and get back to work. He drags Tails with him and they don't waste any time screwing everything up.
  2. We're Home: Now that Sonic Mania has been destroyed, Sonic and Tails come up with a new plan to make their own game.
  3. Cold Blooded: Sonic and Tails head over to Ice Climber to find out about ice levels and they run into an old, annoying friend. Meanwhile, Eggman has an unexpected visitor.
  4. New Blood: Eggman has a daughter and she's here to kick ass. Is she going to be too much for Sonic to handle? Yeah, definitely.

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  1. Cooking with Eggman - Watch Here
  2. Drinking Game - Watch Here
  3. Dr. Thunderhead's Prescription Love Pad - Watch Here
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  6. Behind the Scenes - Watch Here

Sonic For Hire provides examples of:

  • Abusive Parents: Sonic originally wanted to kill Soniqua off by making her eat bombs (As seen in "Bomberman"). However, once Sonic sees how useful she can be (she saved his life from Goro), he considers her a valuable member of the group, even mentioning that he should've used Soniqua to kill off the Double Dragon Brothers instead of Eggman and Earthworm Jim and killing one of Mario's goons who looked like he was about to attack Sonic.
    • Sonic did however want to wipe his and Lucca's children out of existence by replacing himself with Eggman.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: It'd be easier to name those who didn't undergo this.
  • Animation Bump: After the series was revived for an eighth season, the animation has noticeable become more fluid.
  • Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: In the series finale, after killing the Creator of all Video Games, Sonic becomes a god alongside Tails (who Sonic believes is "gods' secretary"), which is then immediately subverted when Sonic gets bored and gives up being God in favor of going on wacky adventures with his friends again.
  • A Day in the Limelight:
    • The episode "Soniqua Mad" is one, where Soniqua goes on a rampage after Mario kills Sonic. Too bad Soniqua fell for a trap.
    • Eggman and Jim get their own episodes in "Contra", where Tails hires them to get into El Padrino's drug cartel and in "Asteroids" where they a mission to destroy oncoming asteroids.
    • "Cash Explosion" is one for Tails (though this was in Season 4 when Tails was the villain).
  • A God I Am: Once Sonic kills the creator, he declares "I. Am. GOD!" He gets bored of it though and eventually steps down from his position.
  • All Adult Animation Is South Park: The series is filled to the brim with bloody violence, sexual content, drugs, alcohol, excessive swearing, comedic sociopathy, and a small amount of toilet humor.
  • All Just a Dream:
    • Episode 3 has Sonic team up with ToeJam and Earl, but unfortunately for him, the whole thing turns out to have been an acid trip.
    • All of the characters recreate this experience in Season 6... with the same consequences.
  • All Men Are Perverts: About half of the male characters that appear in the series are extremely perverted, though Sonic and Thunderhead are probably the worst out of all of them.
  • Alternate Self: The Dracula and Dr. Wily that's with Mario's Mafia is different than the Dr. Wily that was part of "Mega Man Dies at the End" and the drunkard Dracula that Sonic and Co encountered in Season 7. The ones with Mario's Mafia are 8-bit and do not speak at all, while the ones encountered are 16-bit and speak rather zany lines.
  • And the Adventure Continues: How the series ends.
    Sonic: Okay, I'm bored. Let's get Eggman and Jim and go fuck up Q*bert's stupid pyramid house.
    Tails: Let's go!
  • Anything That Moves: Sonic has tendencies to have sex many people and things he meets (with the exception of "Golden Axe"). He has facefucked a Birdo, not caring if Birdo was transsexual or not. However, he draws the line with Candy Kong, who Sonic said was just "Donkey Kong in a bikini", despite the fact he fucks Wreck-it Ralph's sister, who is basically Wreck-it Ralph with a ponytail.
  • Apocalypse How: The paradox that happened after "This Can't Be Good" was implied to cause a Class X-5 Scale of Destruction... or possibly even an Class Z, had Sonic not pressed the literal reset button.
  • Arc Villain:
    • Season 1: Eggman with Earthworm Jim as his dragon (until the end of "Tetris", which puts Eggman as a joke villain. Both turn into allies at the end of Season 2).
    • Season 2: Mario, introduced about halfway through the season.
    • Season 3: This was the only season to not have an recurring villain, seeing as how most of them were just one-shots like Shredder (In "Casino Zone"), Darth Vader (In "The War"), and finally Tails in the finale after he took Sonic's position when he was hospitalized in "Duck Hunt".
    • Season 4: Tails, who turned into a complete jerkass after blowing up Sonic's mafia cash and getting rich off an app and makes Sonic's already miserable life even more miserable. As shown in "Cash Explosion", he's a complete jerkass to other people too, doing stuff like throwing coffee in people's faces and verbally abusing them. Also, to show how much of more of an asshole he can be to Sonic, he sent him a bomb for seemingly no reason.
      • Funny how Sonic turns out to act even worse than Tails in the end where, in an attempt to get back at Tails, he rigged the theater they were in to explode, potentially killing everybody else in there as well.
    • Season 5: Though they don't appear until the very end, Fox McCloud and Falco are the closest the season has to actual antagonists, as they were pretty pissed about what Sonic has been doing to their ship. Andross, the antagonist of the Star Fox crew, was killed off in the first episode of Season 5 pretty quickly by Sonic (though he was considerably more sympathetic compared to McCloud or Falco).
    • Season 6: Mario, who was revived in "Thunderhead" thanks to time traveling. Seemingly dies by his own weapon, but because of time travel once again, he turns into a chicken farmer.
    • Season 7: The so-called Creator of video games might be this, although it is hard to tell if s/he really is malicious, or if Sonic really deserves the paradoxes he is being screwed with. Ultimately subverted, as the Creator is Dominique Wilkins, who Sonic kills before he could get any answers as to why he was doing it in the first place.
    • Season 8: Dr. Eggman's daughter, Eggette, quickly appears and establishes herself as this for Season 8.
  • Arc Words: "Something is fucking with us!" for most of Season 7.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: In the Season 2 finale.
    Sonic: C'mon, can't we talk about this?
    Mario: No! You fucked up my business, let my brother get hit by a bus, and worst of all, somehow you managed to program my DVR so it records each episode of Bachelor Pad like 3 different times.
  • Artifact Title: The series kinda went through a loop with this. The first two seasons revolved around Sonic looking for work, hence the "For Hire" part. It drops by Season 3, where Sonic becomes the new mafia boss and therefore doesn't need to find work anymore. Season 4, however, has Sonic resort back to finding work and Season 5 had Sonic and Co. aboard the Great Fox while being given missions in the absence of Fox McCloud and Falco. Then Seasons 6 and 7 dropped the working aspect again by having Sonic and Co. just simply cause mayhem in hopes of getting rich.
  • Ascended Extra:
    • Earthworm Jim, Kirby, and Thunderhead became recurring characters in season 3.
      • However, they eventually get Demoted to Extra in Season 4... but Earthworm Jim comes back again in Season 5, and Kirby has a major role in the second half of the fourth season. As of Season 6, Earthworm Jim is the only "Ascended Extra".
    • Princess Potato has a slightly bigger role in Season 6 where, thanks to time travel, she's now president of the United States. She also has her connections to Mario.
  • Ash Face: Tails delivers Sonic a bomb at the end of "Cash Explosion", which gives this to Sonic. Oddly enough, it harms him enough to where he has to go to the hospital.
    "That's Tails, folks! *cue Iris Out* Seriously, what a fucking asshole, I have to go to the hospital now."
  • The Assimilator: The Zerg assimilate Eggman in the Star Craft episode, but spit him back out because it resulted in lazy, gluttonous zerglings far more interested in deep-fried pizza than fighting.
  • Ass Shove:
    • In the final episode, Sonic uses his new god powers to make a statue do this to Mario.
    • Thunderhead also apparently likes to keep condoms full of wine shoved up his ass, which he calls "asswine".
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Sonic is a subtle version of this. The main reason he fails most of his jobs is because of this.
  • Ax-Crazy:
    • Kirby. You will never play another Kirby game the same way again.
    • Sonic's and Mother Brain's kid Soniqua is also this.
    • And even Darth Vader.
  • Back from the Dead:
    • Mario at the end of "Thunderhead", thanks to Princess Potato bringing him back via time travel. He proceeds to also do this to his mob minions as well.
    • As this is set in the same universe as Mega Man Dies at the End, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, who were all murdered by Sonic in the final episode of said series. They are revived near the beginning of season 7 only to be murdered again by Eggman.
  • Behind the Black: Eggman and Earthworm Jim in "Joust" for a brief moment.
    Earthworm Jim: "We stood an hour and a half off-screen... for THAT? [shitty one liner]"
  • Beneath the Mask: To most people, Knuckles is a Large Ham, but on the inside, he is very discontent with his life and actually hates Burger Time (seeing as how he would rather join Sonic and his crew). In Season 4, he sounds very depressed after his restaurant burns down, and in Season 7, he is Driven to Suicide from how boring oblivion is, but failed to kill himself and still remains a pixel.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Do anything to Sonic's Dominique Wilkins Poster (or him frozen in carbonate)... and It's Personal!
    • You mess with Sonic, and Soniqua will beat you senseless, and even eat your flesh.
    • Deny Earthworm Jim water, and he'll murder you straight up.
    Earthworm Jim: GET ME SOME FUCKING WATER!!!
  • Big Damn Heroes: Eggman, Earthworm Jim, Kirby and Gilius Thunderhead arrive right when Mario's goons are about to kill Sonic. Soniqua comes later and Tails, although hoping for Sonic to die, knocks out one of Mario's goons.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Season 3's ending seems to be a bit like this... Sonic loses his mafia after Tails blows up his money and Sonic is now broke as ever, and even though he says that his life is down the shitter, he still tries finding more jobs. Some background music even plays in too.
    Sonic: Well Gerald Wilkins Poster, things are certainly in the fucking shitter... Guess it's time to get to work.
  • Black Comedy: Oh yes...
  • Book-Ends: The whole entire series started at Sonic's apartment. The starts of Seasons 2 and 6 take place at Sonic's apartment. The Season Finales (Except for Season 1) somehow have Sonic's apartment as a location.
    • Season 1: The series starts at Sonic's apartment.
    • Season 2: Season 2 starts at Sonic's apartment and Mario's Mafia Crew and Sonic's allies battle it out in Sonic's apartment.
    • Season 3: Sonic ends up back in his apartment after Tails blew up all of his cash.
    • Season 4: An exception to the rule, although "Two Bad Characters" shows Sonic's apartment.
    • Season 5: Sonic and Co get thrown back right at Sonic's apartment.
    • Season 6: Starts at Sonic's apartment. After time traveling and facing paradoxes left and right, Sonic's apartment is the initial setting for some of the last few episodes, and is the very last place Sonic and Co are at before Sonic presses the Reset Button.
    • Season 7: Guess what? The episode starts off in oblivion, but as the pixels develop into 8-bit, it turns into Sonic's apartment with the couch and everything. The VERY last episode involves the same apartment and couch at the beginning.
  • Bond One-Liner: Sonic to the Creator
    Creator: And there'd be this whole, tense emotional breakdown like will he, won't he, can he-
    [Gunshot]
    Sonic: Yeah, he can.
  • Brain in a Jar: Mother Brain. She tends to have a... slightly different personality from her Metroid counterpart.
  • Brick Joke:
    • "AVOCADO!!!"
    • The Dominique Wilkins Poster
      • Sonic worshipped the poster so much from Season 1-3, that it became the Creator.
    • Sonic calling Princess Peach a bitch for Mario.
    • Sonic's "special sauce" (actually semen) for Eggman's burger in the "Burger Time" episode. In "Tetris", turns out Eggman thought it was just something extra salty to increase his blood pressure, and ultimately spat it out to spite Sonic. Knuckles, on the other hand, wasn't amused by it since, as stated in "Restart", he was still cleaning it off his deep fryers.
      • From the same episode, Eggman wanted Knuckles to make sure Sonic washes his hands after seeing how he cleans toilets. A few episodes prior, Sonic had to clean Eggman's toilet via spindashing through a giant clogged up pipe.
    • Eggman calling Blanka "Matt Le Blanca".
    • "I think you mean rings" in the "Scribblenauts" episode, originally in Episodes 2 and 4 note 
    • In "Chrono Trigger", Eggman (in a Sonic costume) had sex with Lucca so Sonic wouldn't have to deal with having another kid. In "Things Get Messy", we get to see the results of that.
    • In one early episode, Sonic insults Earthworm Jim by telling him to go have sex with himself (since earthworms in real life are hermaphrodites). Much, much later, when the gang goes back in time to kill their past selves to stop the universe from collapsing (long story), Jim actually sex with himself, albeit a past version of himself.
    • In the above mentioned episode where Sonic meets Jim, Sonic steals Jim's TV as "payment". At the end of the next episode, Sonic plays security footage of him adding "special sauce" on burgers on a TV that suddenly appears in his apartment. Tails happens to put 2 and 2 together.
    Tails: Hey, isn't this Earthworm Jim's TV?
    Sonic: Ha, ha, ha! Yeah, I'm a dick.
  • Butterfly of Doom: Season 6 has a bunch of butterfly effects and plotholes due to Sonic (and eventually everyone else) messing with the spacetime continuum. One example is how "sliced bread" doesn't exist in Crash Bandicoot's and Eggman's timeline (it's called "torn with your hands bread" instead).
    Sonic: Time travel is so annoying!
  • Butt-Monkey:
    • Sonic and Tails. By season 4, Tails ends up living the good life while Sonic is even more miserable than ever. By Season 5, however, Tails goes right back to this status and it's much more deserved too.
    • Earthworm Jim and Eggman are this too (the latter moreso than the former).
    • Heck, any Sonic character (besides the main cast, who are considered butt monkeys anyway) gets a huge treatment of this big time:
      • Knuckles got his restaurant burned down and had to end up working for a fancy restaurant. Then he gets stuck as a pixel, and remains working 39-hour shifts at Burger Time.
      • Amy, who got hit with a chair by Soniqua.
      • Shadow gets shot in the spine by a policeman... and everyone acts cool with the loot Shadow stole.
    • Luigi is one too. In the VERY first episode on the newspaper headline, it says "Luigi still sucks". Then in Season 2's episode, Mario sends him thinking he'll make sure Sonic gets the job done, but instead, Luigi gets killed by a bus. Mario seems to get upset about it the first time, but in Season 6, Luigi is revived (along with Mario) and he watches as Soniqua dies. However, Soniqua fails to die and Soniqua blows fire at Luigi, instantly killing him. Mario's reaction this time, though, is a very mildly annoyed "Well shit."
  • Camp Gay: Link. Oddly enough, he makes gay jokes about Tails.
  • Call-Back: The Falco episode makes a bunch of callbacks to "The War" from Season 3.
  • Catch-Phrase:
    • Tails: "Dipshit!"
    • Knuckles: "Fryin' and buyin'!"
    • Soniqua: "AVOCADO!!!"
    • Kirby (Season 4): "Love it!"
    • Crash Bandicoot: "No way, bro-say!"
  • The Cavalry: Mario, his Mafia gang, and Darth Vader serve as this, as they show up at the climax of the showdown against Eggette, as they're fed up with her taking over the world.
  • Cheat Code: The final episode reveals that the title screen has a level select (which Sonic accesses with the level select code from the first game), showing every single episode of the series.
  • City of Gold: Tails's new place after he gets rich. He even takes a shower with gold!
  • Cliffhanger:
    • The first Season Finale, where Sonic gets turned into an eggplant and, out of nowhere, Tails gets into a coma.
    • The first part of the Season Finale of Season 2, with Mario and his gang about to kill Sonic.
    • "Casino Zone" and "The War" of Season 3 had various cliffhangers as well. The former had Sonic getting captured by the Shredder while the latter had the gang being challenged by Darth Vader to a game of Family Feud.
    • Season 6 has a lot of cliffhangers, before and after Mario's revival. Most of these involve "who" stole the Epoch and what's going to happen to Mario next.
  • Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: The episode thumbnails are color-coded to represent their respective season.
    • Season 1 = Blue.
    • Season 2 = Red.
    • Season 3 = Yellow.
    • Season 4 = Green.
    • Season 5 = Black.
    • Season 6 = Purple.
    • Season 7 = Orange.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Sonic does this... A LOT.
  • Continuity Nod: Became increasingly present from the Season 1 finale onwards.
    • After Mario gets back alive, he calls forth not only some villains, but some of the people that hated Sonic, specifically Blanka, Pit and Taizo Hori.
    • In the episode, "Ice Hockey", the monsters from Dig Dug end up in jail chasing after a nude Alex Kidd after Sonic sets them loose four episodes prior (though he did honestly have good intentions for doing so, since he thought they were harmless looking and that Dig Dug was being bit of a jerk towards them). They also appear in "Tapper" and "It's On".
    • If you watch Mega Man dies at the End, it's revealed that Bomberman has an evil brother. He also had a wife (who was at Bomberman's grave) that Soniqua killed in "Casino Zone Part 1".
    • The entire episode of "It's On" includes references from multiple episodes from Seasons 1, 2, and 3. Sonic and Tails chase and fight each other through different places that Sonic has been involved with. Even some of the whereabouts of the other characters are continuity nods to previous episodes.
    • If you pay attention in "Tecmo Bowl", it shows that "Sonic on Ice" has a revival done by Crash Bandicoot. In "It's On", Kirby ate the etire cast.
  • The Cameo: Sonic and Thunderhead appear in Mega Man dies at the End (a series also made by Low Brow), digging their way out of prison and escaping outside by the next episode.
  • The Couch: In Sonic's apartment.
  • Couch Gag: At the end of almost every single episode, there are some outtakes from the recordings of the episodes, such as saying a line (usually different from the episode). There are a few episodes though that add something to the end and a few that don't even do the line:
    • "Kid Icarus": Did have it but added a "cliffhanger" segment.
    • "Double Dragon": Sonic comes in instead and said that Sonic gave Earthworm Jim his suit back, expecting YouTube comments that would bring it up.
    • "Donkey Kong Country": Nothing happens. Mario climbs out from the pit and says "Dun dun dunnnn! Mario's still alive!"
    • "The Battle Part 1": Sonic comes in and says that it was a short episode, but says that he might die the following one. Also, a trailer for Taco Man: The Game Master plays after that.
    • "Peach": "Pretty Woman" played instead, along with showing a picture of "Super Italian Labor Plumbers".
    • "The War": Different music is played alongside showing the couch gag at the end.
    • "It's On": Mega Man dies at the End teaser showed instead.
    • "The Red Carpet": Sonic flatly says "Hilarious Outtake".
    • "Blaster Master": Instead shows the whereabouts of Sophia III, but it didn't turn out to be an effective combat machine...
    • "Star Craft": Shows Tails at a building instead, stating he has to poo while the other characters are at a Zerg base partying.
    • "Falco": When Falco gets killed, Fox says that "[Sonic and co. are] going to pay for killing Falco".
  • Chekhov's Gun: The Dominque Wilson poster becomes The Creator after Sonic pushes the Reset Button, as revealed in the last episode.
  • Crapsack World: Mario quickly turns the world to this once he sees that there is world peace and there's nothing to stop him... except Soniqua. However, she ends up getting captured, in which Tails, Eggman and Earthworm Jim end up stopping Mario... but it was almost accidental as they were all really drunk at that point.
  • Creator Cameo: Cliffy B himself shows up in "Gears of War", and "Lowbrow" has... well...
  • Crossover: Mega Man dies at the End is made by the same creators, so not surprisingly, this has happened.
    • This is a crossover where Sonic actually gets to meet Mega Man himself. Becomes sort of a parody of bad crossovers, as the whole episode is them just standing around talking awkwardly. Mega Man himself even calls it a "gratuitous crossover episode".
      • From Mega Man dies at the End:
      X: Oh, wouldn't it be awesome if he teamed up with Sonic?
      Zero: We did that already.
      Proto Man: Yeah, It wasn't great.
    • The series finale of MMdatE is this between Sonic and Eggman. We also know that Wily and Eggman are friends, despite the fact that they didn't notice each other during the Season 2 Finale. Sonic also ends up killing Mega Man, thus being responsible for the Title Drop.
      Sonic: I don't share the spotlight.
  • Curse Cut Short: Twice.
    • In "Punch Drunk", after Sonic uses the money he got from fighting Mike Tyson to "invest" in a frame for his Dominique Wilkins poster.
      Tails: You stupid fu-(end theme).
    • In "Casino Zone part 3".
      Jim: Wait a second... isn't Sonic on Ice cancelled? YOU MOTHERFU-(end theme).
  • Cute Monster Girl: Soniqua can occasionally come across as such, at least when she's not being Ax-Crazy.
  • Date Rape: Implied in "Temco Bowl", as Sonic apparently spiked a cocktail with roofies that were intended for the cheerleaders. Earthworm Jim mistakenly drank it.
  • Deity of Human Origin: Sonic, in the final episode.
  • Demoted to Extra: Kirby essentially becomes a minor character by Season 5.
    • Eggman and Earthworm Jim for the first half of Season 4 due to being in South America at the time.
  • Denser and Wackier: Season by season.
  • Description Cut: At one point, Sonic has four girls fighting over him. Sonic suggests settling this "like adults," followed by a scene in which they are in a wrestling arena.
  • Diabolus ex Machina: Tails in Season 4.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Tails at the end of Season 3. Sonic shouldn't have mistreated him. Amusingly, it's reverse in Season 5, where Tails was such an asshole that Sonic's mistreatment of him becomes cathartic.
  • The Dog Was the Mastermind: The Creator's identity is revealed to be Dominique Wilkins, who was hardly mentioned again since the end of Season 3.
  • Downer Ending:
    • At the end of Season 3, Tails blows up all of the mafia money, making Sonic have to work on his own feet again.
    • Season 6 ends when the universe is restarted. Somewhat bittersweet since, if it wasn't for Sonic restarting everything, he and the rest of the gang would've been killed.
  • The Dragon: Eggman serves as this to Eggette in Season 8.
  • Drinking Game: Two drinking games have been made. One that is official and one that was made by a troper.
  • Driven to Suicide: Knuckles at the VERY beginning of "Rebuild". The others don't seem to mind though. Ultimately subverted, however, since the finale revealed he was unable to.
  • Early-Bird Cameo:
    • Dr. Wily is one of Mario's Mafia members that he sends to kill Sonic in "The Battle: Part 2". However, he has a much bigger role in later episodes.
    • Crash Bandicoot is also mentioned as early as Season 3, where he stars the new "Sonic on Ice" revival. Kirby ate the whole entire cast though, so it is possible Crash either escaped or was revived through time travel.
  • Early Installment Weirdness:
    • In "Kirby", Sonic is driven to tears from killing creatures, something he is seen to be less adverse to in later episodes.
    • For that matter, "Golden Axe" has Sonic extremely reluctant to engage in Thunderhead's perverted antics. Although he still displays signs of this in later episodes, it's safe to say he probably wouldn't care now.
  • Eating the Enemy:
    • In this series, Kirby is portrayed as an Ax-Crazy psychopath who murders without remorse and more often than not he does it by simply eating people just like he does in his series.
    • In the episode "Mortal Kombat", after Soniqua brutally runs down Goro of who was pummeling Sonic, she then devours his flesh.
  • Enemy Mine: During the showdown between Sonic and Eggette/Eggman, it seems that Sonic's about to be taken down ... until Mario, his mafia gang, and Darth Vader all show up to back Sonic up for their own reasons. However, after the battle ends, they become enemies again.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: When Earthworm Jim suggests engaging in coke on tits, Psy-Crow, who apparently spent three hours saying he was gonna kill Jim, say that he considers drug use and using women like that is just wrong.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: When Sonic and Co. realize that they were duped on the initial "Creator" quest, they end up going on an acid trip with Tails finding out that going to Link would help them find the Creator... much to his chagrin. After finding Link, Link (after making fun of him) tells him to "ignore the mountains (boobs) and get to the cliff (The first name of the creator of Gears of War is "Cliff"). Sonic and Tails go to Gears of War and find the Creator of Gears of War...
  • Expendable Clone: Darth Vader kills his stormtroopers in anger like if it was nothing.
  • Extreme Omnisexual: Sonic, who will basically fuck anything he finds... including Birdo! But not Candy Kong.
  • Everyone Has Standards:
    • In "Duck Hunt", Tails wouldn't shoot the dog from the game, even if it is beating Sonic to a pulp.
      Tails: I'm not shooting a dog, man. We've done some terrible things before, but... I can't shoot a dog.
    • In "Link to the Past", Sonic kills Link's uncle for being homophobic.
  • Evil Feels Good: Sonic remarks on this after shooting Kid Chameleon in "Back to Work".
  • Face–Heel Turn: Tails has one during the end of Season 3 and it lasts all the way to Season 4. By Season 5, he's back to normal however.
  • Fate Worse than Death: When Sonic attacks the Duck Hunt Dog and starts getting thrashed, Tails reveals he doesn't have it in him to shoot a dog, so he does something "much worse". He gives the dog to Soniqua as a pet.
  • Fisher King: During Crash Bandicoot's/Eggman's timeline, Crash and Sonic have the power to make games appear based on their personality.
  • Five-Man Band: As of Season 3... Disassembled after "Contra". Reassembled after "Joust"... except for Gilius.
    • The Hero: Sonic, though "hero" is stretching it big time, especially since he became the new Mafia boss after killing Mario.
    • The Lancer: Tails. Now more of an asshole than ever.
    • The Smart Guy: Earthworm Jim and Eggman. Spent some time in Columbia snorting coke off tits, until Sonic showed up and took them home to make the movie.
    • The Big Guy: Kirby. Now eating his way up to Broadway.
    • The Chick: According to Eggman, Princess Potato. However, that didn't last very long...
    • Sixth Ranger: Gilius Thunderhead (he was introduced the latest and doesn't make as many appearances as the others, other than Princess Potato). He rebuilt and reopened Sonic's burnt tapper bar from the beginning of the season... but got thrown in jail for sexual harassment, serving minors, statutory axe chopping, and "being a general creep."
      • Seems to be taking Tails' place as The Lancer as of Season 4, however, he might have left because he enjoyed the... company of Soniqua's dog.
    • Team Pet: Soniqua. Still around, but fighting Pokémon apparently. However, as of "Pokémon", she returned with Sonic after ripping the Pokémon Trainer in half.
  • Flat "What": Sonic's reaction to Tails turning the annoying Dog from Duck Hunt to "Baby Soniqua".
  • Fluffy Cloud Heaven: Sonic and Tails end up here in the final episode.
  • Foil: Shadow to Sonic, naturally. Unlike him, he actually resorts to looting instead of looking for a job to pay rent.
  • Foreshadowing: During Season 6, when goes back in time to prevent himself from squandering his funds, various things happen, including Princess Potato (who had connections with Mario), who was previously dead, becoming president. Seeing how the Epoch is being stolen, it is ultimately stolen by Princess Potato, who uses it to bring back Mario, who was also dead.
  • Forgotten Fallen Friend: All the time. Hardly anybody shows remorse when someone they know dies. The one who gets hit with this the worse is Sonic, whose death ends up bringing world peace.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: Eggman's bucket list in "Elevator Action":
  • Gameplay Ally Immortality:
    • Tails. The reason why Sonic wanted Tails to be "top billing" was so Sonic could kill him in the movie theater explosion, as Tails would become "Player One".
    • In "Alien", Tails goes back to "Player Two" as a Chestburster popping out of his chest doesn't kill him.
  • Groin Attack:
    Sonic (from a Facebook update): Kicking Tails in the balls while in space feels really good.
  • Gondor Calls for Aid: Sonic and Tails are cornered by Mario and his gang, then Eggman, Kirby, Thunderhead, Earthworm Jim, and Soniqua come in to Sonic's aid.
  • Hilarious Outtakes: Almost every single episode ends with one of these (sound recording). Some of these are things that weren't inserted in the episode, while some of them are stuttering or laughter that occurs whenever they say lines.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Mario falls to this because of Bullet Bowser.
  • Home by Christmas:
    • A meta-example. "Space Chicken", the Season 5 Finale, ended up with Sonic and his friends back home. The episode was aired on December 23, 2012, two days before Christmas in Real Life.
    • And the finale was released on December 22, 2013, three days before Christmas, and Santa Claus himself makes an appearance, even though he does absolutely nothing to advance the plot.
  • Hot Skitty-on-Wailord Action:
    • Sonic + Mother Brain = Soniqua.
    • Sonic also had kids with Lucca, which he managed to switch with Eggman via time travel.
  • Humiliation Conga: "Atari" was one for Sonic, seeing as how Tails runs over Elliot (From ET) who was going to offer him money, gets arrested by the FBI, and worst of all, finds Gilius Thunderhead wanting to give him a condom full of wine from up his ass.
  • Indulgent Fantasy Segue: In "Two Bad Characters" Sonic pulls out a gun and shoots Tails to death multiple times before returning to reality.
  • Iris Out: At the end of "Cash Explosion", but is parodied as Sonic comes back up.
  • Ironic Echo: In the episode "Dig Dug", Sonic tells Taizo Hori this: "I should introduce you to my friend Kirby, you'd get along, you're both psychopaths." Later, Mario gets Taizo to join his Legion of Doom. Kirby eats Taizo.
  • It's the Best Whatever, Ever!: The final episode closes out with Sonic declaring his new status as God to be the "Best. Job. Ever."
  • Jerkass: Sonic, Eggman, Kirby, Tails... Really, everyone who isn't Bomberman or Spaceworm Frank falls under this category.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Sonic. Yes, he can be a mean jerk to people, but he does have hints of being a decent person, especially towards Soniqua after the events of "Mortal Kombat". And before Tails broke him, he really was sympathetic and sincere about apologizing to Knuckles to give him a second chance at Burger Time.
  • Karmic Death: Darth Vader is killed by Dominque Wilkins, who he had released from carbonite earlier. And for extra points, he was killed in the same way he killed Emperor Palpatine.
  • Kick the Dog: It's all but flat out said that Tails purposefully gave Sonic a bad stock tip and screwed him out his money (thus making him the cause of the entirety of the show's events). This dog-kicking moment nicely sets up his Face–Heel Turn later down the line.
  • Killed Mid-Sentence:
  • Last-Name Basis: Nobody ever calls (Ivo) Eggman and (Gilius) Thunderhead by their first names.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: Soniqua and Mafia Mario. In Season 2, there is no mention of Mother Brain. She does return in Season 3's "Wrestlemania" though.
  • Later Installment Weirdness:
    • The first four seasons mainly revolved around Sonic either looking for jobs or trying to earn money. In Seasons 5 and 6, the job finding aspect dropped in favor of the gang engaging in various hijinks in order to try and get rich. Then in Season 7, after rebuilding the nearly destroyed universe from scratch, the gang try and find the Creator of all Video Games and ask why he's messing with them after a series of bizarre occurrences (such as Sonic randomly having a cat in his apartment).
    • Season 8 has an even weirder formula. Of all of the episodes, only one of them really focuses on a specific game, while the rest of the series arc focuses on Sonic and Co trying to make a good game until Eggette comes into the scene and convinces her father to rule the world.
  • Lazy Backup:
    • When Mario kidnaps Sonic, his friends are too wasted to pay attention. When they later remember, they find the best way to save Sonic is to mail his kidnapper a flaming bag of poo.
    • Or if you're watching Season 3, the fact that Sonic is a mob boss, although he returns to his regular format in Season 4, where Tails is one of his enemies now.
    • You could watch the first few episodes of Season 6 without worrying too much about previous seasons, basically recapping Season 5's "Space Chicken" incident.
  • Large Ham: Knuckles, particularly in the opening scene pf "Sonic Knuckles".
    FRYING AND BUYING
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: "Back to Work", which aired in the final season, has the protagonists remarking that they feel like they've done all they can do and return to their original games. Ultimately subverted, however, as they find that their original lives were even worse, and return to fuck shit up (as Sonic puts it), starting by shooting Kid Chameleon for no real reason.
    • The Fourth Wall is there during the final episode.
  • Legion of Doom: Mario is pretty serious about killing Sonic after he knocks him out. He even calls forth villains such as Bowser, Dr. Wily, Mecha Hitler, Dracula, and Blanka. Of course he also gets Dig Dug and Pit to join as well. However, in the next episode, Sonic's friends come and kill all of them except for Dr. Wily, who survives in Mega Man dies at the End, and Blanka, who electrocutes Eggman.
  • Long Song, Short Scene: While any of Mike "Monk" Soucy's 8-bit remakes would qualify, but his rendition of "Here I Go Again" by Whitesnake really takes the cake because not only did he make the FULL SONG (which is awesome by the way), but it only ever played for about 10 seconds in the Season 3 finale, "It's On"
  • Made a Slave: Tails wanted to do this to Sonic after he took over his mafia. He was also a "slave" of Mario in late Season 2.
  • Mama Bear: Soniqua is this to Sonic, despite the fact that Soniqua is Sonic's daughter. Threaten or hurt Sonic and you will be in a serious world of hurt. Heck, she is more protective of Sonic over a Pokemon Trainer and even her own mother, as she destroyed Mother Brain's Metroid Army.
    • She goes on a rampage once she senses Sonic gets killed.
  • Meaningful Echo: At the end of Season 2 when Sonic reveals he found Dominic Wilkins and had him frozen in carbonite, Tails mutters "This should be interesting". In Season 6 episode "Sonic Knuckles", when its revealed Princess Potato is now president, Sonic mutters "This should be interesting".
  • Morality Pet: Sonic seems to treat Soniqua a lot better than anyone else.
  • The Movie: Jokingly suggested in "Elevator Action", after Eggman suggests going to college.
    Sonic: No, we're not going to college. At least, not this season. Maybe in the movie. *cough* [looking towards the audience] Kickstarter!
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!:
    • Sonic and Co. try to help out a spy in "Elevator Action", but when he sees he's trying to retrieve secret documents, Sonic and Co think that this guy's the bad guy. Then they kill the spy, but the businessmen actually had secret files to legalize Hitler.
    • Also, in "Dig Dug", Sonic blows Taizo Hori up thinking that he's doing a really bad thing by killing random creatures, but these random creatures end up raping a village.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown:
    • Sonic gives one to a show host in Season 4 when he hears that Tails is going to be in the movie with him.
    • Eggman reprograms Sonic's ship to brutally murder Falco's ship like this instead of racing. Fox gets pissed.
  • Non Fatal Explosion: Despite how massive the explosion seemed in the Season 4 finale, nobody died. That being said, Eggman states that he and Jim got out of the theater as soon as Sonic's face showed up on the screen. Also, Soniqua says that Sonic was ranting on screen for about 45 minutes, meaning that there would've been enough time for everyone to escape, despite the fact it seemed more like 15 seconds in "The Red Carpet".
  • Nominal Hero: Sonic.
  • Nostalgia Level: The first few episodes have been revisited multiple times.
  • Nutritional Nightmare: The Taco Sandwich, which is composed of two tacos serving as bread, and ten more tacos between them.
  • Old Shame: Invoked in "Lowbrow" when Tails himself admits that he really hated being a jerk in Season 4.
  • On Ice: Parts 2 and 3 of "Casino Zone" involves Shredder, after capturing Sonic trying to break into Casino Zone, deciding to punish him by forcing Sonic to star in his own ice skating musical called "Sonic on Ice". Sonic, however, liked the idea and was on board with it until Tails reminded him that they were there to steal money. Afterwards, the whole thing was cancelled but Kirby managed to revive it... only to eat the entire cast.
  • Only Sane Man:
    • Tails. He tumbles down to one of the insane bunch by the end of Season 3.
    • Earthworm Jim occasionally carries this role as well.
    • Eggette, Dr. Eggman's daughter from Sonic Mania. She doesn't take shit from anyone.
  • Orphaned Punch Line: When Sonic lands a role as Commander Shepard's sidekick in Mass Effect 3, this happens at the beginning of the sex scene as Liara enters the room. "Then I was all 'No, YOUR anus!'"
  • Painfully Slow Projectile: Bullet Bowser, which Mario uses to try to kill Soniqua once and for all. Doesn't work though.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Sonic and his crew disguise themselves poorly as ice skaters (specifically they're dressed as the ice skaters who were dressed as them for "Sonic on Ice").
  • Plot Hole: There's a lot of them, to the point where it kinda got lampshaded.
    Tails: Seems like there's gonna be a lot of holes in this season [6] storyline.
    Sonic: Eh, just go with it.
  • Plot-Triggering Death: Mario's death in Season 2 sets up the plot for Season 3.
  • Poisonous Person: Eggman apparently; in "Battletoads", the characters get high by licking the eponymous Battletoads in order to get answers about the mystery of the Creator. At some point, the toads start licking Eggman... and promptly die.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: "Hey Sonic, you ever call a coin toss? Let me give you a word of advice: always bet on tails."
  • Psycho for Hire: Although nowhere near as bad as Kirby, Sonic has stated that he enjoys murdering when working for Mario.
  • Putting the Band Back Together: Kirby has Sonic get everyone together to film a movie about his life.
  • Pyromaniac: Kirby. He sets a bar that Sonic and Tails acquired on fire... the second they walked in.
  • Quest for Sex:
    • Sonic has apparently had sex with a bunch of characters, such as Lucca and Mother Brain. However, he refuses to have sex with Candy Kong, who he described as "just Donkey Kong in a bikini".
    • Because of this, he's also now the father of Mother Brain's and Lucca's child (though the latter he managed to switch with Eggman via time travel).
    • Strangely enough, despite not wanting to fuck Candy Kong, he didn't mind fucking Wreck-it Ralph's sister, who was basically Wreck-it Ralph wearing a ponytail.
  • Rage Against the Author: "Lowbrow" has Sonic and Tails traveling to Lowbrow Studios and talking with the creators.
  • Rags to Riches/Riches to Rags: Sonic appears to go through a cycle of this each season. From Season 2 to Season 3, when he took over the mafia. Then back to poor in Season 4 after Tails blew up all his money. Then back to riches again in the beginning of Season 6 when he traveled back in time to tell Tails not to invest his money in Dreamcast stock, only to be brought down to rags again in Season 7.
  • Reality Ensues:
    • It's mentioned in "It's On" that Thunderhead's perverted and sometimes destructive behavior landed him in prison.
    • In "Star Wars", the hot and dry whether of Tatooine causes Jim to suffer severe heat exhaustion, as worms need cooler and wetter climates to survive.
  • Recycled In Space:
    • Tails has a sequel to "Cash Explosion" called "Space Cash Explosion".
    • The setting of Season 5 is basically Sonic for Hire IN SPACE.
  • Red Shirt: If a member of Bomberman's family appears in this or Mega Man Dies at the End, they WILL die (usually by Soniqua).
  • Reset Button: A literal example in Season 6's finale. When the world starts to literally fall apart due to the gang repeatedly messing with the spacetime continuum, Sonic hits the reset button to save them all. It works, except for the fact that the world has been reduced to oblivion and turns everyone into pixels.
  • Retcon: In Season 7's finale, it seems Sonic and Tails could freely leave the Creator's realm and screw around, yet in Season 8's intro, they're stuck there unless if they press a switch that would remove Sonic's creator powers for good.
  • Rhymes on a Dime: About a quarter of Knuckle's dialogue is formed by the phrase "<verb>ing and <verbing>." Frying and buying. Throwing and blowing. Following and swallowing.
  • Ridiculous Exchange Rates: Rings might be worth something for Sonic and Tails, but they have a pretty poor exchange rate to coins, according to Earthworm Jim. Also made a running gag in "Robotnik" and "Scribblenauts".
  • Royal Brat: Alongside the treatment that he received from Sonic, Tails in Season 4 basically becomes this after getting rich. Heck, he even sets a bunch of money on fire for no reason at all.
  • Running Gag:
    • Tails in his convertible listening to loud music when Sonic tries to tell him something in Season 4. He obviously doesn't give a shit.
    • Soniqua also yelling out "Avocado!"
    • Gilius Thunderhead's so-called "asswine".
    • Kirby killing people.
  • Sadist Show: A major reason why more people, most notably the main characters, don't die more often is because it's much funnier watching them suffer.
  • Seen It All: By season 7, Sonic, Jim, Tails, and Eggman part ways for an episode, having done everything they've wanted to do. However, they realize that their old lives were boring and that all they can do now that they've done everything is to go on a spree of hedonism.
  • Self-Deprecation: In "Sonic Mania," after hearing about the release of the eponymous video game, Sonic insists that "Hedgehog Mania" would be a better name. Tails rebukes by stating that replacing Sonic with Hedgehog is a "dog shit idea" (which is followed by the duo looking at the audience nervously).
  • Series Fauxnale: Season 7 was originally intended to be the final season. After the series was picked up by Rooster Teeth, it was renewed for an eighth season.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story:
    • The Casino Zone arc in Season 3. When the gang finally rob the casino, Jim finds out that they actually stole rings and points out that they're basically worthless as they have a terrible conversion rate.
    • The search for the Creator in Season 7. Throughout the season, Sonic and co. are being tormented by the so-called "creator of all video games," which prompts the gang to search for him for answers. After going on a pretty ridiculous journey for most of the season, Sonic and Tails finally come across the Creator, who turns out to be Dominique Wilkins. However, Sonic kills Wilkins before they could get any answers. Sonic then becomes the new Creator, but it still renders the whole search for him pointless.
  • Shoot the Hostage: The police thought that Shadow was taking in Sonic and his crew hostages, and they said "Come out or we'll shoot your hostages" before questioning if that was correct.
  • Shoot the Shaggy Dog: From "Wreck-it Ralph" on, Sonic and Co. were trying to find the Creator so they could ask why he was messing with the universe. After pointless clues through Ralph, Dracula, Sir Arthur, and Link, they end up getting a right clue from Lowbrow Studios, which leads them to the real Creator. Once they find the Creator who is Dominique Wilkins, he orders Sonic to "kill his idol", which Sonic does before they can ask why he was messing with the universe. Looks like that question will never be answered.
  • Shoddy Knockoff Product: Princess Potato, from an apparent Mario knockoff game called "Super Italian Laborer Town". She becomes president in Sonic's alternate timeline.
  • Shout-Out: Has its own page.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Almost every character in the series swears in about half their sentences, but Sonic, Tails, and Eggman take the cake here.
  • Skewed Priorities: The minute Shadow drops by Fox McCloud's ship to showcase his "stolen shit," (not limited to tvs, Xboxes, beer, weed, and Chaos Emeralds), Sonic immediately goes for the Xbox 360 while Tails points out the much more important Chaos Emeralds. Sonic's response? He points out to Shadow that he forgot the cables for the Xbox instead.
    Sonic: Holy shit! Xbox!
  • Snipe Hunt: After strange events happening in their universe, Tails suggests that the group should visit Wreck-it Ralph to get advice on what the strange happenings may be, as he too has "game jumped" and messed things up. Wreck-it Ralph, although mad at Sonic for fucking his sister, tells them that the "Creator" might be messing with the universe, and gives them a riddle that leads them to Dracula, who is a drunken vampire, and Sir Arthur, who is a depressed lunatic in the continuity. After Sir Arthur and Thunderhead give Sonic the "clue", they reach the Battletoads. The Battletoads tell Sonic and Co. that they were blindly following advice from two crazy characters, which makes Tails realize that Wreck-it Ralph told them wrong advice out of revenge for fucking his sister.
    • Well Ralph said that he MAY help.
    • In fact, this whole "Creator Hunt" may be a Snipe Hunt as well, as Link also misdirected Sonic and Co.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Soniqua is commonly misspelled as "Seniqua".
  • Stalker with a Crush: Shown in "Wrestlemania". Everyone except for Mother Brain tends to act really "stalkerish" towards Sonic, especially Amy. After Sonic rejects her, Soniqua hits her with a chair.
  • Status Quo Is God: No matter how successful Sonic gets, he'll always winds up back flat broke in his rundown apartment, with nothing but his poster. Until the finale at least.
  • Stealth Pun/Title Drop: In "Contra", Tails takes over Sonic's position after he got put in the hospital from "Duck Hunt". He says that Sonic will still be around, but he'll be getting assigned jobs, so it would be more like "Sonic... for hire".
  • Stockholm Syndrome: Princess Peach.
  • Sudden Name Change: Apparently, at some point, Robotnik changed his name to "Eggman", which prompted his badniks to all leave as the name "doesn't exactly demand respect."
  • Surrounded by Idiots:
    • Tails, especially in the "Link" episode. Tails suggests looking for Princess Peach, but Link suggests margaritas, which everyone agrees with. Tails asks him to find the princess, but then at the end, they stop at the Margarita Manor. Everyone goes crazy over margaritas, while Tails gets really pissed and announces he hates the group.
    • Sonic ends up like this in Season 4, with nobody showing him the slightest hint of respect or courtesy.
    • And also Sonic in Season 5 in the episode "Destroy Venom", when EVEN TAILS OF ALL PEOPLE is screwing around.
  • Squick:
    • Sonic's response upon realizing that he had sex with Mother Brain. invoked
    • Also invoked as Sonic's thoughts upon Gilius Thunderhead wanting to get a condom full of wine from up his ass.
  • Talking to Himself:
    • Invoked in "The Avengers" that Tails and the narrator have the exact same voice. Sonic calls him the narrator and Tails looks at the screen and says "Cut to a new scene."
    • And poked at again in "Rebuild" after Tails says they could say the right things to evolve from single pixels. Sonic, vexed, says "Ugh, must you narrate everything we do?"
  • Take That!:
    • The deaths of the Angry Birds in Season 2 can be viewed as this, especially considering Mario's reason for wanting them gone is simply because they were popular.
  • Temporal Paradox: The end of Season 6 has this. Even after Sonic and Co fixed the Universe in Season 7, various temporal paradoxes have been going around, such as a huge pile of bricks appearing below an elevator, a sudden cat appearing in Sonic's apartment, and a girl that Sonic tried banging turning into various creatures before turning into Mother Brain.
  • Timey-Wimey Ball: The entirety of Season 6 has Sonic going back in time to keep himself from going broke. This initially works until Eggman gets a hold of the epoch and makes it so that he's now the ruler of the world. From that point onwards, the epoch keeps getting stolen and the characters repeatedly mess with the timeline. The rules for how it affects the timeline are hard to define, and the various ways Sonic and co. try to fix it work on contradictory logic.
  • The Mafia: Mario. Sonic becomes this after he kills him though. Doesn't really do a good job with it either. After getting beaten up by the Duck Hunt Dog, Tails takes over the position. After "It's On", Tails completely destroys the mafia. Now he has all the money.
  • There Was a Door: In the season 2 finale, Both Sonic's enemies and his allies burst through the walls into his apartment to fight... Except Earthworm Jim, who actually uses the door. Sonic complains about losing his deposit, of course.
  • The Scrappy: Invoked in "The Avengers" as the team thinks that Hawkeye and Black Widow are worthless.
  • Those Two Guys: As of "Tetris", Earthworm Jim (who was actually pretty kind until Sonic stole his suit) and Dr. Eggman (who was a jerkass in Season 1) are always seen together and they (usually Eggman) get struck by misfortune, including Soniqua throwing Earthworm Jim and scaring off Eggman.
  • Toilet Humor: The first episode of Season 7 makes a lot of poop jokes ... specifically by Eggman.
  • Token Evil Team Mate: Kirby.
  • Too Dumb to Live:
    • Gilius Thunderhead. Not only did he get sent to jail for a backfired attempt starting a bar, he screwed up Sonic by murdering a bunch of Final Fantasy characters that would've offered Sonic and Gilius a nice place to live, simply because there wasn't enough asswine for everyone.
    • We also have Eggman who deep fries himself in a suit and then bites his own hand off thinking it's yummy.
    • Luigi, who despite Sonic's warnings, licks Frogger, ends up getting high, and runs headlong into open traffic. Ironically, Mario blames Sonic for his death, even though he sent the former to keep an eye on the hedgehog.
  • Too Much Information: When Princess Potato talks about not getting enough info from Mario because they would only have sex for a short time. She goes way into detail about it.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Downplayed but, from season 6 onwards, Sonic's jerkass attitude was minimized to a certain degree. For example, in "Streets of Rage", after using time travel to make himself filthy rich, he gives Tails a call to see how he's doing and offers to save him from street thugs. Considering everything Tails did to him in Season 4, you'd think Sonic would be a lot less sympathetic.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: As of season 4, Tails. Oh so very much.
  • Trigger Happy: Sonic tends to shoot people out of the nowhere, but usually due to being ordered to or the victim displeased him such as not paying for the job.
    • Comes back and bites Sonic back when he shoots the Creator without resolving loose ends.
      Tails: We, uh, we never asked him why he was fucking with us... Kinda the whole point of this whole thing.
      Sonic: Right, hey Nic, why were you fucking with us the whole-
      Tails: Uh, he's dead Sonic.
      Sonic: Yeah, I know, hold on. Nic, why were you fucking with us the whol-
      Tails: He's dead Sonic. You shot him in the head.
      Sonic: I know, but there's like a buffer.
      Tails: Sonic, there's no buffer.
      Sonic: Oh.
  • Troll: The "Scribblenauts" episode in Season 4 is back-and-forth trolling between Sonic and Maxwell.
  • Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: Sonic.
  • Verbal Tic: Soniqua says "Avacado" a lot. Enough so that a Pokémon Trainer calls her "Batshit Crazy Guacamole Nightmare."
    • She types "Avocado Tits" in the "Scribblenauts" episode.
    • After Mario fails to kill her, Soniqua says "Avocado a lot. Mario proceeds to give her a box of them hoping she would stop saying "Avocado". She doesn't, pissing off Mario pretty badly.
  • Viewers Are Morons: Mario watches the news after killing Sonic and they say that there is total world peace. However, they say "Not since Oedipus freed Theseus from the Curse of the Sphinx ..." until being interrupted and told to "dumb it down a bit" (assuming most viewers won't understand historical references), so he says "Not since Papa Smurf thwarted the Evil Gargamel..." instead.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: In-Universe with Soniqua, with not even her mother capable of telling her gender (although most videos show that she's female, before "Pokémon" finally confirms that Soniqua is a girl) and Birdo (especially after Sonic banged him/her).
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Frank the space worm.
  • Villain Protagonist: Sonic veers closer and closer to this with each episode. Notably when Mario kills him there ends up being world peace. The transition is complete by season 7, where he doesn't even bother getting jobs anymore, he just goes around being a hedonistic dick.
  • Wham Episode:
    • "Rise of The Plumber" qualifies as one. For starters, Mario shoots Sonic in the head, killing him. This causes complete World Peace. However, Mario decides to take over the world, and uses the Epoch to bring his allies back.
    • Season 1's "Kid Icarus" qualifies as one too, albeit in a Played for Laughs manner. Sonic gets turned into an Eggplant and Sonic is actually stuck as an eggplant.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Amy Rose first appeared in the Season 3 episode "Wrestlemania" as a one-shot character, and was never seen again until the Season 6 episode "Streets of Rage" where she appears to work for Sonic now after he went back in time to make himself rich. She suddenly disappears afterwards, though given the fact that the gang kept on messing with the spacetime continuum, it's possible she got erased from the timeline.
  • "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue: In the final episode. In order:
    • Thunderhead and his Zombie Wife are living a happy life terrorizing local villages and making their own asswine.
    • Kirby is currently at large for murdering over 600,000 video game characters and is considered the "LeBron James of Hitlers".
    • Motherbrain and Soniqua's show "Grossy and The Freak" is the #1 show on TV. Motherbrain married Alan Paterson, a pharmacutical rep at Phizer and now lives on Mars.
    • Knuckles never figured out how to make himself a full character again. He works 39 hours a week at Burger Time, he misses his boxing gloves.
    • Link has become the biggest gay rights activist in Hyrule, and is currently the spokesman for Super Gay Margarita Mixers.
    • Princess Potato passed out 3 days ago. Someone please check on her. We're worried.
    • Eggman and Earthworm Jim opened a beachfront cafe in Dead or Alive. Their biggest selling item is the "Coke On Tits Breakfast Bonanza".
  • Who's Laughing Now?: Tails becomes this in Season 4... even more of a jerkass than Eggman was in Season 1. After being in Sonic's shadow and being constantly ignored or ridiculed by him, Tails, usually in a convertible, screws up Sonic's already miserable life.
    • At the end of The Red Carpet, Sonic pulls this one off at Tails by destroying the theater with his movie on it!
    Sonic: Why did you think I let you be player one?! Sure, you'll get top billing... but it also means you, can, DIE.
  • The Worf Effect: Soniqua, typically one who ends up slaughtering ANYTHING that antagonizes Sonic, gets a huge one from Eggette, who just simply tosses her into space.
  • World of Jerkass: Most of the characters aren't particularly nice people.
  • Work Off the Debt: The second half of Season 2 involves Sonic working for the mafia to pay off a $100,000 debt that Tails had to borrow to bail him out of jail.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Mario in Season 6, when he tries to kill Soniqua in a pit of lava. It didn't work.
    • Technically, Sonic is this too when he tried to kill Soniqua in Season 2 so he didn't have to pay child support. It also didn't work, but he soon came over it and began to respect her for being very useful.
  • Your Head A-Splode: When Sonic goes back in time and says that "Throwin' and blowin'" is just about as awesome as "Don't go there bi-otch", Knuckles gets so confused that it literally blows his mind.

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