Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog
"Magnificent Sonic" is the forty-seventh episode of the Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog television series. Despite being produced as the forty-seventh episode, it aired as the twenty-fourth episode during the show's original run.
- Sonic the Hedgehog
- Miles "Tails" Prower
- Dr. Robotnik
- Miss Possum (first appearance)
- Rabbit Sheriff
- Rabbit Sheriff's Horse
- Six Gun Pete
- Six Gun Pete's Horse
- Mayor Chestnut
- Mr. Stork
- Pig Lady
- Fox couple
- Despicable Desperados:
- Another ugly horse (not the rabbit's)
- Sheriff Sonic
- Clint Eastwood
The Sheriff of an old western town called Tranquil Gulch, gets scared out of town by a robot bug cowboy named Six Gun Pete. Sonic and Tails stop at the Tranquil Gulch saloon for Chili Dogs and Root Beer. While Sonic flirts with the Bartender, Miss Possum, Six Gun Pete barges in and starts shooting. Sonic tricks him into shooting off his own head. Six Gun Pete then stumbles to his robot horse and gets dragged away headless. Mayor Chestnut asks Sonic to be the new Sheriff, but Sonic refuses. Tails and Miss Possum convince Sonic to take the job.
Thinking he owns Tranquil Gulch, Dr. Robotnik plans to transform it into Gambler's Gulch, the biggest casino in Mobius. Six gun Pete stumbles in without a head and draws a picture of Sheriff Sonic for Robotnik to see. Robotnik sends Scratch and Grounder to Tranquil Gulch to take care of Sonic.
Back in Tranquil Gulch, the townsfolk are worried because Sonic is a terrible shot, not being able to hit the broadside of a barn (literally). Scratch and Grounder show up and Scratch challenges Sonic to a duel. Sonic convinces him to settle things over a game of Strip Poker. Sonic wins the first round, so Scratch and Grounder both remove a body part and give it to Sonic. Sonic wins again over and over, making Scratch and Grounder put all their body parts in a pile one the table. Sonic then has Tails throw their parts in the trash, and Miss Possum kisses Sonic on the cheek for saving the town again, causing him to blush.
Later, Scratch and Grounder see that Sonic has a thing for Miss Possum so they trick her into going in a runaway stage coach. Sonic comes to her rescue, but it is a trap. The Stage Coach bars itself up and goes off a cliff. Scratch and Grounder jump out, but forget their parachutes which Sonic ties to the stage coach allowing it a nice gentle landing into the river below. They go down a waterfall and Sonic fishes out Scratch and Grounder and puts them in jail.
Robotnik receives a telegram from Sheriff Sonic saying that Scratch and Grounder are in jail and bail will cost ten thousand Mobiums, infuriating Robotnik. Robotnik shows up to take over Tranquil Gulch with five new cowboy Robots he calls his Despicable Desperados. Sonic and Tails run around and destroy each robot cowboy one by one. Meanwhile Scratch and Grounder tie a rope to an ugly horse to pull the bars off their cell so they can escape from jail. They catch Tails and hold him on train tracks. Robotnik challenges Sonic to a dual with Tails' life being on the line. Sonic accepts the challenge for Tails' sake, and Robotnik unveils his secret weapons: the Infrared Hedgehog-Homing Photon Six-Shooters. Miss Possum pulls Sonic into her Saloon to give him new clothes. Robotnik stands outside and obnoxiously says "I'm waiting! ... Now where have I heard that line before?" Sonic comes out wearing a poncho. Robotnik fires his weapon, but Sonic pulls up his poncho revealing a mirror which reflects the laser back at Robotnik, sending him, Scratch, and Grounder flying into an outhouse. Sonic retires as Sheriff and delegates his position to Miss Possum. Sonic then runs out of Tranquil Gulch with Tails flying after him, as Sonic says “Hi-ho, Sonic! Away!”.
Billy the Kit emerges from the saloon and fires at Sonic who retaliates by firing at the saloon entrance causing it to collapse on the Badnik.
As Tails congratulates Sonic, the hedgehog turns to the audience and says cartoon characters are never really hurt by guns. He gestures to Billy emerging unharmed from the rubble of the saloon. Sonic than says things are different when it comes to real people, that guns are not toys and tells kids never to play with real guns.
- A lot of times in this episode, Sonic's shoes are miscolored so they look like Tails' in the first episode of Sonic the Hedgehog and his quills were missing.
Title in other languages
|Czech||Skvělý Sonic||Great Sonic|
|French||Sonic le magnifique||Sonic the Magnificent|
|German||Sheriff Sonic||Sheriff Sonic|
|Italian||Sonic il magnifico||Sonic the Magnificent|
|Portuguese (Portugal)||Sonic, O Magnífico||Sonic The Magnificent|
|Spanish (Spain)||Sonic el magnífico||Sonic the magnificent|
|Spanish (Latin America)||Sonic, el magnífico||Sonic the magnificent|
- This episode was banned from Toon Disney airings due to the Columbine High School Massacre in April 1999. Nowadays, this episode is no longer banned and continues to air on many TV networks.
- The Rabbit Sheriff from the beginning of this episode was also the gardener in the episode "Lovesick Sonic".
- Sonic's line about fighting for truth, justice, and the hedgehog way is a reference to Superman's motto of fighting for truth, justice, and the American way.
- One of the clumsy birds and the Tails' fake parents from the episode "Tails' New Home" all appear in the backgrounds of this episode.
- DOS Holiday looks very similar to Humpty from Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine.
- The title of this episode comes from The Magnificent Seven, a Western movie.
- Sonic's trick of concealing a mirror beneath his poncho is a reference to the Clint Eastwood movie A Fistful of Dollars, in which Eastwood's nameless protagonist hides a steel chest plate under his poncho to deflect bullets. (Marty McFly uses the same trick in Back to the Future Part III.)
- While Robotnik was waiting for Sonic to fight him, he says "I'm waiting!" the same way Sonic would. He even wonders where he has heard it before. What he said is a common catchphrase of Sonic's in all three of the nineties cartoons.