The chili dog is an object that appears in the Sonic Boom television series. It is a popular food product consumed on Seaside Island, which is made and sold by several parties. It is perhaps best known as the favorite food of Sonic the Hedgehog.
As the name suggests, the chili dog is a generic name for a hot dog served in a bun and topped with some sort of meat sauce with onions and a spicy substance known as chili. The sauce itself can differ in ingredients and extra topping can be added.
While working with Dr. Eggman and Tails to stop Cowbot, Sonic would waste some of his time (and Eggman's) preparing and eating chili dogs instead. One day, Sonic would get the last chili dog from Meh Burger before Eggman, making Eggman pressure Sonic to get him a new from another village, only to attack Sonic for forgetting the relish.
As the Chili Dog Cook-Off arrived, with Sonic as its judge, numerous people participated to. With the competitors looking for good peppers to use for a chili sauce (which Mrs. Vandersnout took advantage of to sell common peppers), Knuckles found a pepper which knocked him out and gave him strange dreams. Sonic would take his time with chili dogs on many occasions after that, including wiping one up before saving Sticks from the Froglodites, saving one from hitting the sand, and eat one during a police investigation (which Eggman used to frame him for a theft). At the Robot Battle Royale, Wild Cat would also sell chili dogs, with Sonic being one of his customers.
- Sonic the Hedgehog's fondness for chili dogs is something that has been a staple of Sonic's characterization in western territories, having been first established in the animated series, Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog. In the years since, the chili dog has been established as Sonic's favorite food in just about every Sonic-related media, eventually making its way into the games' canon as well.
- According to Alan Denton, when writing season one of Sonic Boom, the staff was not sure they wanted to keep the chili dog theme going.
- The chili dog was originally going to appear in Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, but never made it into the final game. However, it was mentioned during the side-quest that involves Team Sonic stopping Destruction Troops from destroying Chef Woody's food supply. While talking to the chef, he exclaims: "Look at me...I am explaining myself to these creatures that probably live off of chili dogs." They are later referenced again when Sonic humorously adds chili dogs as one of the more important things in life.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Harrison, Reid (16 July 2015). "Chili Dog Day Afternoon". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 30. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ Pugsley, Tom; Denton, Alan; Hahn, Greg (31 January 2015). "Cowbot". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 11. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Gutierrez, Freddie (2 May 2015). "Late Fees". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 24. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ Trueheart, Eric (17 July 2015). "Closed Door Policy". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 31. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ Moarbes, Charles-Henri (23 July 2015). "Two Good to Be True". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 35. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ Harrison, Reid (19 September 2015). "It Wasn't Me, It Was the One-Armed Hedgehog". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 44. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ Van Liemt, Romain; Grenier, Benoit (26 September 2015). "Robot Battle Royale". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 45. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ Alan Denton on Twitter. Twitter (11 August 2016). Retrieved on 13 August 2016. “Alan Denton: True story: When we started on S1 of Boom, we weren't sure if we'd keep the chili dog thing going. Glad we did.”