"Role Models" is the forty-ninth episode in the Sonic Boom television series. It first aired on 5 September 2015 in France and on 24 October 2015 in the United States.
When Sonic and the gang win an award for being role models, it comes with a price that keeps them from doing their jobs as heroes.
- Bee Bot (multiple)
- Child Monkey
- D.B. Platypus (First appearance)
- Dr. Eggman
- Fastidious Beaver
- Lady Goat
- Lady Walrus
- Mayor Fink
- Mike the Ox
- Mrs. Vandersnout
- Obliterator Bot
- Old Monkey
- Team Sonic
- Walrus Baby
- Walrus Child
- Walrus Male
- Sonic Boom World
- Amy's Hammer
- Chili dog (Mentioned)
- Greatest Role Model of All Time Award (First appearance)
- Meh Burger
- Wrist controller
At the start, the Village Center is under attack from Dr. Eggman's Obliterator Bot when Team Sonic shows up, as Tails is driving his plane with the other four members dangling from Enerbeams. The team destroys Obliterator Bot and saves the Village as Sticks rescues Mike the Ox from a tree and Eggman gets blasted off in his Eggmobile. After the battle, Mayor Fink approaches and says this is the one millionth time Team Sonic has saved the village. He declares the team honorary role models and gives each member a trophy. Later on at Meh Burger, the team is practicing throwing trash into the trash can, but a disgusted Lady Walrus says that they do not really set a good example. Sonic agrees, saying the team should not be goofing off in the restaurant, so they goof off on the beach instead, with Tails getting shot out of a cannon and into a trash can. Just as Amy is about to take her turn, a mysterious stranger appears and stops the team. He introduces himself as "D.B. Platypus" and states he is here to teach Team Sonic about being good role models (or turn them into "soulless drones", as Sticks puts it). He also has a whistle that he uses when anyone talks back to him or does anything that is unfitting of a role model.
While they are training, Eggman laments in his lair that he has very few trophies, and so he goes to the mayor's office and asks for one, but to no avail. Training continues for Team Sonic; at Amy's House, Amy is cooking when D.B. suggests that the others should help her out to avoid "gender stereotypes". While Amy agrees, she admits that she is the only good cook among the members and that she actually enjoys it. When D.B. attempts to correct her behavior, Sticks, fed up with being told how to behave, declares that she is done being a role model before mangling her trophy and exiting Amy's House. Then, the Old Monkey shows up and says that Eggman is attacking. However, D.B. sets some precautions for Team Sonic, such as Amy wearing protective eyewear, and Sonic wearing a jacket and honking a horn as he runs.
In the Village Center, Eggman is trying to steal a trophy from a store. The team shows up, with Sticks still absent. D.B. says that the team should use words to attack, but this does not really do anything except allow Eggman's Bee Bots to get in some free shots. D.B. tells the children that they are being good role models, but the kids do not agree, saying that they are losing horribly. At that moment, Sticks returns, swinging on a vine and taking out some of Eggman's robots. Knowing she cannot get the job done by herself, she attempts to get the others to stop behaving like role models and help her out until D.B. interrupts her, saying what she is doing is not proper behavior. In response, she ties D.B. up and then launches him with a slingshot into a nearby trash can before taking the children to Meh Burger to keep them occupied. With both problems dealt with, the team proceeds to attack Eggman without restrictions and is able to defeat him. Sonic says that being a role model is overrated, instead preferring to be "hilariously edgy"; Amy reacts negatively to that comment before the team resumes destroying Eggman's leftover robots.
Title in other languages
|French||Des exemples à ne pas suivre||Examples Not to Follow|
|Italian||Buoni esempi||Good examples|
|Finnish||Esimerkkejä joita ei kannata seurata||Examples not to follow|
|Polish||Wzór do naśladowania||Role model|
|Russian||Образцы для подражания||Role models|
- This is the first episode in the Sonic Boom television series to showcase stylized Enerbeams for Sonic, Knuckles, Amy and Sticks.
- The images of Eggman on his grammy nomination made a cameo appearance in "Battle of the Boy Bands".
- The song Eggman sings during his visit at the Mayor's Mansion is "Beautiful Dreamer".
- A remix of the theme from Magnum P.I. can be heard in the background on several occasions (such as at the end of the episode)