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YMMV / Sonic for Hire

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  • 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 was only very mildly annoyed 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 borrow the other time machines with no problem.
  • Awesome Music: The series' 16-bit rendition of many real-life songs such as "Song 2", "Gangnam Style", "Here I Go Again", "Push It To The Limit", and "You're the Best".
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  • Continuity Lockout: Season 1 was largely standalone, with Sonic just simply trying to find work in different games with Tails' help. From the Season 1 finale onwards, the series became more continuity driven as each season contained various plot points and jokes such as Sonic working for the mafia, Sonic taking over the mafia, Sonic and Co. going into space, Sonic using time travel so he wouldn't be broke anymore, etc. that would only make sense if you've watched the series from the beginning in order.
  • 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. It probably wouldn't be funny if it wasn't for Sonic's passive aggressive remark after getting blown up.
    Sonic: That's Tails folks! (Iris Out, before immediately going back to an annoyed Sonic) Seriously, what a fucking asshole, now I gotta go to the hospital.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse:
    • Soniqua, due how hilariously bizarre she is in spite of being Ax-Crazy.
    • 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.
  • Genius Bonus: More like "Nerd Bonus" but it still counts; Sonic went broke after Tails invested his money in Dreamcast stock. Dreamcast was SEGA's last home console and had a rather short lifespan (only lasting less than 3 years, when most consoles last 4 or more). No wonder Sonic ended up losing all his money afterwards.
  • 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 came out about two years after the series was first created also involved going into new games and trying to find a new "job" in them. In short, Sonic has basically gone hardcore Turbo.
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    • 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 as 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 an aggressive fighter and, after being placed under the ownership of Soniqua, began battling Franchise/Pokemon. Come to the fourth Super Smash Bros. game, a crossover between numerous video game franchises including Franchise/Pokemon, the Duck Hunt dog is revealed as a character.
    • 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 the Archie Comics crossover of Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man by over a year.
  • Idiot Plot: Sonic and the gang probably would've saved themselves a LOT of trouble throughout the series if they weren't so completely inept with whatever tasks that they were told to handle. Justified in that they're all self-centered idiots.
  • It's Short, So It Sucks!: Some people think the episodes are way too short, given how most of them range from 2-to-3 minutes. Lampshaded by Sonic in The Stinger to one particular episode.
    Sonic: Okay, I know this episode was short but I might die next week! Doesn't that mean anything to you guys?! Jerks!
  • 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 Eleven in season 4, where Tails practically ruins Sonic's life by blowing up all his money and bullies him constantly. It's 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: Let's 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.
    Sonic: Now you've crossed the line you mustache asshole!
    Sonic: Yeah, I value the poster more than your life, I tell you this all the time.
    Tails: I hate you, I'm glad you're going to die.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: Not too many people were happy when the series was moved from Machinima to the Happy Hour Channel, which resulted in a slight decline in viewership.
  • The Scrappy: Tails when he Took a Level in Jerkass in Season 4. He even pointed out In-Universe how he didn't really like that phase in Season 7.
  • Seasonal Rot:
    • Though it was largely well-received, some people felt this way about Season 3 with the sway from Sonic looking for jobs into him becoming a mob boss.
    • Season 4 to a slightly more greater extent was viewed as such due to the series being considerably more mean-spirited towards Sonic, especially with Tails turning into a massive prick.
    • Season 6, again, was fairly well-received, but faced criticism for its usage of time traveling, which some derailed as being too different from the series usual formula.
  • Take That, Scrappy!: Most of Season 5 is basically a huge one for Tails after his attitude in the previous season. The first episode has Sonic punching 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 takes 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.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: Some people were a little disappointed that "Eggette", Eggman's daughter, was simply just a "Can't Unsee This" of Eggman and one of Luca's children grown up, although that particular timeline could have been written out after the reset button was pressed at the end of Season 6.
  • Ugly Cute: Soniqua is weird and grotesque looking, but you can't help but find her adorable somehow.
  • What an Idiot!: These moments happen quite a lot throughout the series, with Sonic, Eggman, and Thunderhead being the ones who make the most of them.


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