"Fire in a Crowded Workshop" is the forty-third episode in the Sonic Boom television series. It first aired on 30 August 2015 in France and on 12 September 2015 in the United States.
When Tails' workshop is destroyed by a fire, Sonic, Knuckles, Amy and Perci each have conflicting versions of how it happened.
- Child Monkey (Fantasy)
- Dave the Intern (Fantasy)
- Old Monkey (Fantasy)
- Team Sonic
- Sonic Boom World
- Tails' Plane (Flashback)
The episode begins with Tails running into his smoking workshop, finding Sonic, Amy, Knuckles and Perci charred but uninjured while everything else is fire damaged. Sonic explains to Tails that he, Amy, and Knuckles had left Meh Burger after Amy threw a fit (which she denies) and ran into Perci, who had broken her bicycle and hurt her arm. Sonic portrays himself as suave, instantly winning over Perci, while Knuckles is a clumsy oaf who drops Perci's bicycle in the mud, staining her scarf. Sonic then decides they should go to Tail's workshop to fix it. Sticks runs up, babbles a theory when she sees Perci and runs off screaming. At the shop, Sonic attempts to weld the bicycle back together, while Knuckles cleans the scarf and Amy tends to Perci's injury. Knuckles dries the scarf in a kiln and while he and Amy argue over who will give Perci a pillow, the heater causes the fire, which Sonic douses with his speed and water buckets.
Knuckles disagrees with Sonic's version of the story and tells his own, describing himself as a smart sea captain and Sonic as the clumsy oaf who idolizes Knuckles. He dropped Perci's bicycle before Knuckles suggests they go to the workshop to fix it. Sticks runs up, babbles one of her theories and runs off screaming. As they work, Amy carelessly leaves a heating pad on the newspaper as she and Sonic fight over getting the pillow. The heating pad causes the fire and Knuckles puts it out with his ice breath.
Amy also denies this version and tells her own take on it. In her version, she takes control while Sonic and Knuckles act like love-struck morons around Perci, who is framed a vile temptress playing up the accident for sympathy. Amy leads them to Tails' workshop. Sticks runs up, babbles one of her theories and runs off screaming. At the workshop, Sonic and Knuckles fight over the pillow, the fire is caused by Sonic carelessly leaving a welding laser unattended and Amy puts out the fire with a fire extinguisher.
An aggravated Perci then tells her version of events in which all three of them were equally annoying and fretting over her accident, which she portrays as something she would rather fix herself if she had the proper tools. Again, Sticks runs up and runs off screaming. Back at the workshop, the fire is caused by all three of the previous explanations while the three fought over the pillow.
At this point, Tails asks how they got in his workshop as he had installed a new laser security system that should have gone off. Sonic explains they only heard a few pops and noises, which Tails deduces was a malfunction in the security system that caused the fire. Now guilt-free, Sonic, Amy and Knuckles leave to get some food while Perci flirts with Tails as he fixes her bike.
- When Perci puts down her bike in Tails' Workshop in her flashback, she is wearing her scarf. When the scene switches perspective however, she is no longer wearing her scarf.
Title in other languages
|Finnish||Tulipalo Tailsin pajalla||Fire in Tails' workshop|
|French||Question de points de vue||Questions of Points of View|
|Hungarian||Tűz a műhelyben||Fire in the workshop|
|Italian||Fuoco nell'officina||Fire in the workshop|
|Korean||작업실에서 무슨 일이?||What Happened in the Workshop?|
|Polish||Pożar w warsztacie||Fire in the workshop|
|Russian||Виновник пожара||Fire culprit|
- The title of this episode is derived from the popular speech metaphor "shouting fire in a crowded theater."
- This is the second episode in the Sonic Boom television series where Eggman does not make a physical appearance.
- Knuckles' rendition of events has a reference to Herman Melville's Moby-Dick.
- Sticks makes multiple references to works of science fiction, including E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and The Twilight Zone.
- This episode aired in France as the forty-second episode in the series.
- This is the second episode with the Psycho theme soundalike.