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The following is a list of episode summaries for the Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog television series, an American cartoon created by DiC Animation City and Sega of America, Inc.

The show ran for 65 episodes in first-run syndication in 1993. Each episode ends with a special segment called "Sonic Says" which are written by Kevin Donahue and Phil Harnage.

Episode list

# Aired order Title Directed by Written by Original airdate Prod. code
0 N/A "Pilot" N/A Kent Butterworth Unaired N/A
This pilot is more of a proof of concept than a complete episode. It outlines the basic premise and structure, introducing the planet Mobius and its "Freedom Fighter" Sonic the Hedgehog and his sidekick Tails, as well as Dr. Robotnik and his robots (voiced by Jim Cummings). Some of the ideas would be revisited in later episodes, and one animation in particular became part of the closing credits for each episode.

Sonic Says segment: Crossing the street 

1 23 "Super Special Sonic Search & Smash Squad" Kent Butterworth Bruce Shelly & Reed Shelly October 6, 1993 101
When Sonic and Tails are captured by Grounder and Scratch, Sonic tells the duo the story of how they first met, taking place in a flashback.

Sonic Says segment: Calling 911 (emergency services) 

2 9 "Subterranean Sonic" Kent Butterworth Robert Askin September 16, 1993 102
While escaping Scratch and Grounder in the Marble Zone, Sonic and Tails cross paths with a grumpy, self-centered mole named Spelunk, who does not take kindly to ANY intruders in his mines.

Sonic Says segment: Sharing 

3 8 "Lovesick Sonic" Kent Butterworth Bruce Shelly & Reed Shelly September 15, 1993 103
When Sonic saves a female hedgehog named Breezie from Scratch and Grounder, she sweet-talks Sonic into doing meaningless tasks around Mobius. Sonic is unaware that Breezie is actually one of Robotnik's robots, sent to distract him while he proceeds to destroy the underground wells of Mobius. On the flipside, Robotnik is unaware that Breezie is actually developing true feelings for Sonic.

Sonic Says segment: Sexual harassment 

4 17 "Slowwww Going" Kent Butterworth Jack Hanrahan & Eleanor Burian-Mohr September 28, 1993 104
After trashing the home of a family of sloths, Robotnik returns to his hilltop fortress and introduces the Subatomic Slow-Go Beam Weapon, a Mobian Mega Crystal-powered weapon that drastically curtails the molecular motion of its target. Scratch and Grounder attempt to use it on Sonic... and succeeds. Now, Sonic is just another slo-mo, and it's up to Tails to get him back up to speed.

Sonic Says segment: Some people have something smart to offer 

5 11 "High Stakes Sonic" Kent Butterworth Robert Askin September 20, 1993 105
Sonic and Tails infiltrate Robotnik's new Casino Night Zone to stop his henchman Smiley from scamming the Mobians into becoming Robotnik's slaves.

Sonic Says segment: Dares 

6 42 "Sonic Breakout" Kent Butterworth Douglas Zip Purgason November 2, 1993 110
Robotnik imprisons cartoonist Sketch Lampoon, who has made fun of him in his comic book.

Sonic Says segment: Graffiti 

7 20 "Trail of the Missing Tails" Kent Butterworth Bob Forward October 1, 1993 109
Robotnik's insane cousin Doctor Warpnik captures Tails and lures Sonic into his Warp of Confusion as bait for Robotnik.

Sonic Says segment: Remembering your Phone Number 

8 33 "Close Encounter of the Sonic Kind" Kent Butterworth Douglas Zip Purgason October 20, 1993 134
Sonic and Tails have to help fix a rocket ship for an alien prince who's late for his coronation.

Sonic Says segment: Sunburn 

9 16 "Momma Robotnik's Birthday" Kent Butterworth Francis Moss September 27, 1993 107
Robotnik's obnoxious mother visits her son on her birthday and expects a present. After he fails to destroy a nearby forest as a present, however, she decides to capture Sonic as her own gift.

Sonic Says segment: Trees 

10 14 "Big Daddy" Kent Butterworth Jess Borgeson September 23, 1993 106
After being exiled by Robotnik, Coconuts finds a lost baby gorilla who thinks he is his father. Coconuts attempts to use the gorilla to stop Sonic. The baby gorilla's father, meanwhile, is under the control of Robotnik, and Sonic has to save him.

Sonic Says segment: Telling parents where you're going 

11 55 "Sonic's Song" Kent Butterworth Kevin Donahue & Donald P. Zappala November 19, 1993 112
In response to a popular song about Sonic, Robotnik creates a robot designed to destroy all the music on Mobius.

Sonic Says segment: Hearing 

12 3 "Birth of a Salesman" Kent Butterworth Steven J. Fisher, Bruce Shelly & Reed Shelly September 8, 1993 111
Just as Robotnik frustratingly questions his ability to get rid of Sonic with such unreliable aid as Scratch and Grounder, an energetic salesman comes to Robotnik's doorstep introducing himself as Wes Weasley, a representative of the "Handy Dandy Super Villain Appliance Distributors Limited Company". Robotnik takes a liking to Weasley's brash, obnoxious, pushy, rude demeanor and odd attire, and immediately hires the salesman. However, he later regrets it when Wes's gadgets keep backfiring on his minions.

Sonic Says segment: False advertising 

13 1 "Best Hedgehog" Kent Butterworth Martha Moran September 6, 1993 116
Sonic and Tails rescue Robotnik's first prisoner and work to reunite him with his lost girlfriend, whom Robotnik is also after.

Sonic Says segment: Reading 

14 15 "The Robotnik Express" Kent Butterworth Doug Booth September 24, 1993 117
En route to stop a train of explosives from reaching Robotnik's munitions factory ("The Emporium of Devastation, Destruction, and Demolition"), Sonic and Tails get caught by Scratch and Grounder, only to quickly escape. However, when "Da Bears" Big Griz and Big Mike arrive and mistake the robots for their heroes, things start to get crazy throughout the train ride.

Sonic Says segment: Strangers 

15 22 "Too Tall Tails" Kent Butterworth Rowby Goren October 5, 1993 115
After interrogating Professor Von Schlemmer into helping him assemble the "Humongo-Gizmo", Robotnik banishes Schlemmer to the Jungle of Doom, with plans to use the machine to become the undisputed master of Mobius. Meanwhile, Sonic and Tails discover Wienerville, the wienie capital of Mobius, which happens to be inhabited by anthropomorphic (and cannibalistic) wieners. Sonic and Tails are greeted by Mayor Knackwurst and treated to a number of Wienerville's delicacies. Elsewhere, Robotnik tests the Humongo-Gizmo on Grounder's belly button lint, only to have the machine malfunction and explode on them, leaving them charred and causing a tree to fall on them. and creating residue in the form of an orange cloud that travels to Wienerville and engulfs Tails, enlarging him and his appetite to kaijū proportions. Needless to say, Tails now threatens to eat Wienerville out of existence.

Sonic Says segment: Healthy diets 

16 2 "Tails' New Home" Kent Butterworth Bruce Shelly & Reed Shelly September 7, 1993 120
When Sonic decides to find Tails a suitable foster home to ensure his safety, Robotnik finds out and creates a robot fox family, who pose as Tails' long-lost parents.

Sonic Says segment: Running away from home 

17 6 "Over the Hill Hero" Kent Butterworth Francis Moss September 13, 1993 118
After rescuing the out-of-shape Captain Rescue, Sonic grows tired of his incompetence, which leads to Robotnik tricking him into capturing the hedgehog.

Sonic Says segment: Wisdom of elders 

18 12 "Blank-Headed Eagle" Kent Butterworth Dennis O'Flaherty September 21, 1993 113
Scratch suffers a blow to the head and believes that he is his favorite television character, Edgar Eagle. Sonic uses this to his advantage in preventing another of Robotnik's schemes.

Sonic Says segment: Wearing a seat belt 

19 44 "The Mystery of the Missing Hi-tops" Kent Butterworth Kevin Murphy & Ed Ferrara November 4, 1993 114
During a fair in his honor, Sonic's shoes go missing and he has to resort to detective work to find them and solve the whodunit case.

Sonic Says segment: Stealing 

20 18 "So Long Sucker" Kent Butterworth Cydne Clark & Steve Granat September 29, 1993 122
Tails adopts a pet from another dimension that grows larger when it gets angry.

Sonic Says segment: Pets 

21 32 "Sonic Gets Thrashed" Kent Butterworth Cydne Clark & Steve Granat October 19, 1993 119
When Robotnik opens up a resort to make the resident Mobians his slaves, Sonic enlists the help of some robots from an area of Mobius called Scrap Valley.

Sonic Says segment: Rubbish 

22 5 "Pseudo Sonic" Kent Butterworth Cliff Macgillivray September 10, 1993 126
Robotnik creates a robot look-alike of Sonic with the intent of spoiling the hedgehog's image. He forces a lab rat named Laurence to pilot by threatening his parents.

Sonic Says segment: Poison ivy 

23 10 "Grounder the Genius" Kent Butterworth Doug Molitor September 17, 1993 121
Grounder accidentally puts a "genius chip" in his head, and it makes him so smart that he easily captures Sonic and even takes over Robotnik's operations.

Sonic Says segment: Using your brain 

24 26 "Tails in Charge" Kent Butterworth Martha Moran October 11, 1993 124
When Scratch and Grounder zap Sonic with Robotnik's new freeze ray, Tails has to keep him safe.

Sonic Says segment: Home safety 

25 56 "Sno Problem" Kent Butterworth Sandra Ryan November 22, 1993 125
Robotnik introduces the "Ultra Freeze-O-Matic", announcing his plan to freeze every citizen on Mobius so that he can install "Servitude Chips" into the frozen citizens and make them unquestionably obedient. Sonic and Tails must foil the scheme.

Sonic Says segment: Bicycle safety check 

26 4 "Submerged Sonic" Kent Butterworth Bob Forward September 9, 1993 123
Robotnik is after the Power Gems from the city of Submerbia in the Labyrinth Zone. Sonic and Tails are enlisted by a local citizen to stop Robotnik.

Sonic Says segment: Shallow water 

27 13 "Boogey-Mania" Kent Butterworth Rowby Goren September 22, 1993 129
Robotnik reprograms a machine created by Von Schlemmer capable of turning dreams into reality and unleashes a Nightmare Monster upon Mobius. The Internet meme PINGAS originated in this episode.

Sonic Says segment: Sleep 

28 27 "Musta Been a Beautiful Baby" Kent Butterworth Gordon Bressack October 12, 1993 130
Robotnik's attempt to turn Sonic into an old man with his newest device backfires, turning him and Tails into babies. Now stuck in a day-care, the infantile Sonic and Tails must try and keep Robotnik under control, while Scratch and Grounder attempt to get him back.

Sonic Says segment: Tumble dryers 

29 35 "Robotnik, Jr." Kent Butterworth Robert Askin October 22, 1993 127
Robotnik constructs a robot son in order to help him with his conquest of Mobius.

Sonic Says segment: Peer pressure 

30 50 "Full Tilt Tails" Kent Butterworth Robert Askin November 12, 1993 132
Robotnik makes chewing gum that makes the consumer as fast as Sonic. Robotnik gives it to Grounder, but he loses and Tails gets a hold of it.

Sonic Says segment: Smoking 

31 48 "MacHopper" Kent Butterworth Doug Booth November 10, 1993 128
Robotnik attempts to brainwash MacHopper (a kangaroo who acts like Crocodile Dundee), into doing his dirty deeds, but an explosion causes his memory to become unstable.

Sonic Says segment: Currents and riptides 

32 21 "Momma Robotnik Returns" Kent Butterworth Francis Moss October 4, 1993 136
Momma Robotnik visits her son, and after he fails once again, she disowns him and decides to adopt Sonic as her own son in order to capture him.

Sonic Says segment: Obeying the law 

33 47 "Spaceman Sonic" Kent Butterworth Bruce Shelly & Reed Shelly November 9, 1993 138
Robotnik send Scratch and Grounder into space to pillage the asteroid belt, with Sonic and Tails in pursuit. When the spaceship runs out of power, they are stranded at an abandoned space station, pursued by a residing alien.

Sonic Says segment: Common colds 

34 58 "Mad Mike, Da Bear Warrior" Kent Butterworth Doug Booth November 24, 1993 131
Robotnik starves a village of rabbits into building a statue of himself. With help from Da Bears, Sonic and Updike, one of the villagers, manage to infiltrate the statue.

Sonic Says segment: Medicine 

35 30 "The Last Resort" Kent Butterworth Jess Borgeson October 15, 1993 146
Sonic is forced into retirement when Robotnik seemingly announces he is giving up villainy. Sonic is given an all-expense-paid vacation to an island resort in gratitude. Of course, Robotnik's set up the whole thing as a trap for the hedgehog.

Sonic Says segment: Walking alone 

36 19 "Robotnik's Rival" Kent Butterworth Gordon Bressack September 29, 1993 137
Robotnik and a rival named Quark Rex try to cooperate in capturing Sonic. However, Sonic tricks them into becoming enemies, and they try to outdo each other.

Sonic Says segment: Cheating 

37 36 "The Magic Hassle" Kent Butterworth Douglas Zip Purgason October 25, 1993 135
Coconuts acquires a magic wand and magical gadgets from Wes Weasley (after agreeing to forward all payments to Robotnik), and attempts to master them while Robotnik trying to change the released Sonic banknotes into Robotnik money in the Mobius Mint.

Sonic Says segment: Money 

38 28 "Sonic the Matchmaker" Kent Butterworth Robert Askin October 13, 1993 139
Robotnik captures Breezie and Robotnik Jr. (who has fallen for the former) in order to find out why they betrayed him so he can build the perfect robot wife.

Sonic Says segment: Playground safety 

39 34 "Tails Prevails" Kent Butterworth Bob Forward October 21, 1993 133
It's Sonic's Birthday and Tails builds Sonic an interesting gift. Realizing Tails' potential with mechanics, Sonic asks Professor Von Shlemmer to make Tails his research assistant, but then Robotnik captures and impersonates him to get Tails to build his latest anti-Sonic weapon.

Sonic Says segment: Boredom 

40 25 "Zoobotnik" Kent Butterworth Rowby Goren October 8, 1993 144
An intergalactic huntress captures various citizens of Mobius and falls in love with Robotnik during her visit.

Sonic Says segment: Wildlife 

41 29 "Attack on the Pinball Fortress" Kent Butterworth Bob Forward October 14, 1993 145
Robotnik has unleashed his "Stupidity Ray" on Mobius, knowing that the newly-stupifyed Mobians will be too braindead to stop him. As Sonic and Tails make their way to Robotnik's new lair, the Pinball Fortress, they find themselves competing with Wes Weasely and Sergeant Doberman, both of whom want to capture the Stupidity Ray for their own purposes.

Sonic Says segment: Stupidity 

42 46 "Mass Transit Trouble" Kent Butterworth Kevin Murphy & Ed Ferrara November 8, 1993 140
Robotnik plants bombs at three of Mobius' centers of transport (an airport, a lighthouse and a railway station), threatening to cause chaos unless Sonic can effectively be in three places at once.

Sonic Says segment: Bicycle safety rules 

43 31 "Coachnik" Kent Butterworth Doug Molitor October 18, 1993 142
Robotnik constructs a pushy P.T. (physical training) robot in an attempt to increase Scratch and Grounder's fitness.

Sonic Says segment: Warming up 

44 41 "Untouchable Sonic" Kent Butterworth Dennis O'Flaherty November 1, 1993 143
Sonic comes to the rescue of a town as it is held to ransom by Robotnik's crime syndicate.

Sonic Says segment: Gangs 

45 45 "Super Robotnik" Kent Butterworth Rowby Goren November 5, 1993 152
Coconuts accidentally mixes a chemical that gives Robotnik super powers, and the mad doctor quickly uses them to threaten Mobius's world leaders and publicly humiliate Sonic. However, Robotnik isn't completely invincible, and Sonic must find a way to exploit the weak chink in Robotnik's newfound powers in an Olympics-style gladiator match.

Sonic Says segment: Chemicals 

46 7 "Robolympics" Kent Butterworth Jeffrey Scott September 14, 1993 108
An asteroid is heading for Turtle Town and Robotnik offers to save it, but only if Sonic agrees to play in the Robolympics against him and his robots.

Sonic Says segment: Being active 

47 24 "Magnificent Sonic" Kent Butterworth Jeffrey Scott October 7, 1993 141
Sonic becomes the sheriff of Tranquil Gulch, in hopes of cleaning out Robotnik's robots from harassing the locals.

Sonic Says segment: Gun safety 

48 37 "Black Bot the Pirate" Kent Butterworth Jeffrey Scott October 26, 1993 148
Robotnik goes time-traveling to find four Chaos Emeralds that could make him all-powerful. His first stop is the time of Blackbeard the Pirate, where he enlists the pirate's help (after robo-transmogrifying him, that is) to find the Emerald of Invisibility. However, with help from a local scientist, Sonic and Tails go after him.

Sonic Says segment: Caution with sharp objects 

49 38 "Hedgehog of the "Hound" Table" Kent Butterworth Jeffrey Scott October 27, 1993 149
Robotnik's next stop is the time of King Arfur and the Knights of the Round Table to get the Emerald of Invincibility. Sonic and Tails follow him, but Robotnik, with the unwilling help of local wizard Merlynx, obtains the Emerald, and takes over the kingdom.

Sonic Says segment: Swimming alone 

50 39 "Robotnik's Pyramid Scheme" Kent Butterworth Jeffrey Scott October 28, 1993 150
Robotnik is erasing Sonic's family tree in order to get the Chaos Emerald of Immortality. Sonic and Tails go after him, prevent Robotnik from interfering with his ancestors' meeting, and then race to the crypt of Robotnik's ancestor Robotnikhotep, where the Emerald is kept.

Sonic Says segment: Skateboard safety 

51 40 "Prehistoric Sonic" Kent Butterworth Jeffrey Scott October 29, 1993 151
Despite the intervention of Sonic and Tails, Robotnik obtains the Chaos Emerald of life in prehistory and the other emeralds and becomes the Supreme High Robotnik.

Sonic Says segment: Electrical appliance safety 

52 49 "Baby-Sitter Jitters" Kent Butterworth Jeffrey Scott November 11, 1993 147
Sonic and Tails babysit a trio of baby beavers who are at least as much trouble as Robotnik and get themselves kidnapped at least as often as Tails.

Sonic Says segment: Babysitting 

53 54 "Honey, I Shrunk the Hedgehog" Kent Butterworth Jeffrey Scott November 18, 1993 153
Sonic, Tails, and a group of miners are hit by Robotnik's shrink ray and must work together to undo the effects.

Sonic Says segment: Recycling 

54 59 "Robotnikland" Kent Butterworth Jeffrey Scott November 25, 1993 154
Robotnik takes control of the local amusement park on Sonic's birthday.

Sonic Says segment: Cooking 

55 53 "The Mobius 5000" Kent Butterworth Jeffrey Scott November 17, 1993 155
Sonic and Tails enter a car race in order to save an orphanage Robotnik's threatening to shut down.

Sonic Says segment: Car safety 

56 60 "The Little Merhog" Kent Butterworth Jeffrey Scott November 26, 1993 156
Sonic and Tails help a mermaid hedgehog save her underwater city from the wrath of Captain John Paul Memo.

Sonic Says segment: Matches 

57 52 "Road Hog" Kent Butterworth Jeffrey Scott November 16, 1993 157
Sonic and Tails get sentenced to hard labor for speeding as a result of Robotnik having hypnotized the law through pollen.

Sonic Says segment: Calling for help 

58 64 "The Robots' Robot" Kent Butterworth Jess Borgeson December 2, 1993 159
Scratch and Grounder build a robot of their own who soon runs away and ends up befriending Sonic.

Sonic Says segment: Fire 

59 63 "Tails' Tale" Kent Butterworth Bruce Shelly & Reed Shelly December 1, 1993 160
When Sonic mysteriously vanishes, Tails, Professor Von Schlemmer, and a pilot named William Le Duck search for him in the Pyramid of Kommamachs.

Sonic Says segment: Computers 

60 65 "Hero of the Year" Kent Butterworth Bruce Shelly & Reed Shelly December 3, 1993 165
Wes Weasley pretends to host a roast (actually a clip show) to Sonic that Robotnik is using to trap him.

Sonic Says segment: Alcohol 

61 62 "Fast and Easy" Kent Butterworth Bruce Shelly & Reed Shelly November 30, 1993 161
A pickpocket named Easy Eddie picks at Robotnik's Chaos Emerald ring, much to his anger. Sonic must keep Easy Eddie hidden so that he can discard the ring.

Sonic Says segment: Breakfast 

62 51 "Lifestyles of the Sick and Twisted" Kent Butterworth Kevin O'Donnell November 15, 1993 158
When Throbbin Screech picks Sonic for his program instead of him, Robotnik kidnaps his niece in order to be featured on the show.

Sonic Says segment: Vandalism 

63 57 "Sonic is Running" Kent Butterworth Doug Molitor November 23, 1993 162
When Momma Robotnik threatens her son into campaigning for the Mobius presidency, Sonic decides to run against him.

Sonic Says segment: Tooth pain 

64 61 "Robo-Ninjas" Kent Butterworth Francis Moss November 29, 1993 163
Robotnik captures a master of martial arts in order to turn Scratch and Grounder into better fighters which then creates Robo-Ninjas to stop Sonic.

Sonic Says segment: Road safety 

65 43 "Sonically Ever After" Kent Butterworth Gordon Bressack November 3, 1993 164
Scratch and Grounder use a ray gun Robotnik invented to transport Sonic, Tails and Robotnik into a book of fairy tales. But when some of the fairy tales come to life under Robotnik's control, Sonic and Tails have to try and give them happy endings to stop Robotnik.

Sonic Says segment: Library 


# Aired order Title Directed by Written by Original airdate Prod. code
N/A N/A "Sonic Christmas Blast" Blair Peters Reed Shelly and Bruce Shelly November 24, 1996[1] S01
Robotnik disguises himself as Santa Claus in order to force him into retirement and con the children out of presents during Christmas. During a visit to Robotropolis, Sonic and Tails rescue the real Santa Claus, who presents Sonic with a speed run test due to a ring Sally Acorn gave him as a gift serving as a key. 


  1. 3 Points of Articulation (13 November 2009). Sonic's Christmas Blast-Part 1. Youtube. Retrieved on 26 January 2015.

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