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"Can an Evil Genius Crash on Your Couch for a Few Days?" is the second episode in the Sonic Boom television series. It first aired on 8 November 2014 in the United States and on 19 November 2014 in France.

Synopsis

While his evil lair is undergoing repairs, Dr. Eggman crashes on Tails' couch and proves to be a very difficult roommate.[3]

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Plot

One stormy night in Tails' HouseSonic and Tails are sleeping until Sonic is awoken by a repeated knocking at the door. It turns out to be Dr. Eggman, who pleads for shelter for a few days, with the excuse of his fortress needing to be repaired after suffering damage from the storm. Sonic is at first skeptical, thinking that Eggman may attack them during his stay, but he drops the issue when Eggman considers stripping his clothes to prove that he is unarmed. Sonic reluctantly agrees, on the conditions that he only stays for a few days, and that it is only him. The doctor promises, only to instantly reveal that Orbot and Cubot are with him as well.

The next morning, a sleepy Sonic lets AmyKnuckles, and Sticks into the house, where the three are shocked to see that Eggman is staying with them. Sonic explains the situation to them, before being interrupted by Eggman calling for his breakfast. Tails delivers it only for Eggman to harshly criticize it. Meanwhile, Sticks is suspicious over Eggman's stay, claiming that he will unleash a "50-foot Obliterator Bot". Amy, however, defends the doctor, explaining that if they do not show him sympathy, they will "be no better than he is." Amy then tries to explain Eggman's point-of-view to everyone else (only to end up annoying the doctor) while Tails also agrees to keep him around, claiming that he "might not be so bad after all".

As the day passes, Dr. Eggman proves to be a challenging roommate. His obnoxious actions range from randomly starting pillow fights, to snoring loudly and laughing maniacally in his sleep, to even putting all of the food in the fridge into padlocked containers. Finally, Sonic and Tails get tired of it and plot to kick Eggman out of the house. Amy defends Eggman yet again, claiming that they have a "communication problem" and that they should talk things out instead. Despite their protests, Sonic and Tails attend a "roommate meeting", where Amy tells everyone to say whatever they have to share with each other. Sonic is brutally honest towards Eggman, causing Eggman to burst into tears and attempt to guilt-trip them. Amy convinces Sonic to give Eggman a second chance, and he begrudgingly agrees, provided that he tries to improve.

As another day passes, Eggman makes repeated efforts to improve, until he forces Sonic and Tails to keep playing a board game and watch the Comedy Chimp Show with him despite the late hour, leaving them exhausted by morning. Sticks claims that their fatigue is another part of Eggman's evil schemes. While Amy defends Eggman once more, Eggman's evil laughter is heard outside, where he reveals that he had lied about his fortress being destroyed, and that he intentionally exhausted Sonic and Tails to the point where they could not defeat his Obliterator Bot, which he then summons. He then orders Obliterator Bot to destroy the group, though the robot misinterprets this as an order to destroy Eggman's lair and heads off, ignoring Team Sonic. A distraught Eggman begs Sonic to stop his creation, who only agrees to help so that Eggman can go home and not live with him anymore.

At the fortress, the team and Eggman arrive in Tails' Plane and the Eggmobile respectively. They agree for Sonic and Tails to press two kill-switches within the lair simultaneously to stop the robot while everyone else distracts it. Despite Sonic and Tails' drowsiness, they manage to follow through with this plan (with some help from Eggman) and destroy the mech, but by the time they do so, it has already turned the fortress into a smoking ruin, nullifying their efforts. A day later, while Team Sonic is lounging at the beach, Eggman arrives and requests their hospitality again while his fortress gets repaired (for real this time). However, Sonic hauls Eggman back to the ruins of his lair; Amy, who followed, tries to start a therapy session with Eggman, only for him to run off screaming.

Goofs

  • When Sticks first enters Tails' House, her eyelashes disappear for a split-second.
  • When Sonic walks out of Tails' House as Dr. Eggman reveals his plan, he wears his Communicator in one shot despite not wearing it in any other scene.

Continuity

Dubbing changes

  • Obliterator Bot, Comedy Chimp and other voices from TV are muted in the Russian dub of this episode.

Title in other languages

Language Title Translation
Finnish Saako pahisnero tulla teille muutamaksi päiväksi? Can evil genius come to your house for few days?
French Mon coloc est une génie du mal My Roommate is an Evil Genius
German Mitbewohner auf Zeit Roommate on time
Hungarian A lakótárs The housemate
Italian L'ospite a sorpresa The surprise guest
Polish Przekimasz geniusza zła na kanapie?
Russian Приют для злодея A home for a villain
Turkish Sürpriz Oda Arkadaşı Surprise Roommate

Trivia

  • This episode was first revealed at the 2014 Sonic Boom event.[4]
  • This episode follows a similar plot to the Pee-wee's Playhouse episode Miss Yvonne's Visit.
  • This episode is mistakenly called "Can an Evil Genius Crash on Your Couch for a Few Weeks". It was named that prior to its release, and afterwards on the Cartoon Network website.
  • Eggman requested a "Salmon Eggs Benedict," which is part of a Mythology Gag/Continuity Nod of the Sonic series that Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik has an egg-based diet.
    • The salmon eggs benedict that Tails prepares for Eggman near the beginning of the episode is actually not a true "benedict". Real benedicts are served on English muffins with the eggs poached, while in this scenario, the egg is sunny-side-up and the benedict is served on regular toast.
  • The board game that Eggman, Sonic, and Tails were playing is based on Green Hill Zone.
  • This episode, along with the "The Sidekick", "Sole Power", "Chili Dog Day Afternoon" and "It Takes a Village to Defeat a Hedgehog", were the only ones during the first season of Sonic Boom to be released in their production order in the United States.

References

  1. Sonic Boom: Can an Evil Genius Crash on Your Couch for a Few Weeks. Zap2it.com. Retrieved on 1 May 2015.
  2. Cartoon Network Junho - ANMTV.COM.BR. Retrieved on 13 July 2016.
  3. File:SB S1E2.jpg
  4. By SSF1991 (4 October 2014). Sonic Boom 2014: 2 Cartoon Episode Titles Revealed. Retrieved on 6 October 2014.

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