Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog
"Sno Problem" title screen.
22 November 1993
"Sno Problem" is the twenty-fifth episode of the Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog television series. Despite being produced as the twenty-fifth episode, it originally aired as the fifty-sixth episode during the show's original run.
- A Weatherman
- An Artist
Dr. Robotnik introduces the "Ultra Freeze-O-Matic", announcing his plan to freeze every citizen on Mobius and install "Servitude Chips" into the frozen citizens, causing them to completely and unquestionably obey Robotnik, with a test run on Scratch and Grounder proving successful. Meanwhile, at Mount Splatterhorn Sonic and Tails are getting some rest and relaxation when a blizzard suddenly hits the area. Dr. Robotnik discovers that Sonic is at Mount Splatterhorn and demands Scratch and Grounder to capture him. After a lengthy ski chase, Scratch and Grounder fall a considerable height and suffer a blow to their heads, causing their Servitude Chips to malfunction. Sonic takes this opportunity to fool Scratch and Grounder into believing that he is their master as to learn Robotnik's current plan. Sonic then commands the two robots to take him to the Freeze-O-Matic to make a few "adjustments". Robotnik learns of this, believes that Scratch and Grounder have turned traitor, and decides to bury them all with the Ultra Freeze-O-Matic's "Avalanche Activator".
Sonic is able to use the fire from the friction his speed is creating to convert the falling snow into water, allowing him and the group to continue their mission. Meanwhile, Robotnik whips out his "Servitude Chip Remote Regenerator" and uses it to return the robots to his control. Scratch and Grounder, now under Robotnik's command, trick Sonic into crossing a thin ice bridge and capture Tails after the bridge breaks. Scratch and Grounder return to Robotnik's bunker with Tails, on which Robotnik tests the "Servitude Patch", a Servitude Chip designed to work on living, breathing creatures rather than robots. Tails, now under Scratch and Grounder's control, lures Sonic into the clutches of the two robots, but Sonic easily tricks Scratch and Grounder into commanding Tails to remove his own Servitude Chip, and escapes himself. Robotnik decides to dispose of Sonic himself, using numerous weapons built into the Ultra Freeze-O-Matic. Sonic soon disposes of Robotnik, tossing him into Lake Splatterhorn and using the Freeze-O-Matic's "Frozen Concentrate" feature to freeze the lake. Mount Splatterhorn mysteriously thaws during this time.
Sonic and Tails do a Bicycle safety check on their tandem bike while Scratch and Grounder do not. The bike owned by Scratch and Grounder falls apart while they were riding after Sonic and Tails. (Sonic and Tails didn't wear helmets in the bike safety segement.)
Tails: "C'mon Sonic, lets ride!"
Sonic: "After I do a spot check, little bro!" (Tails and Sonic get on their bike and pedal away)
Scratch: "After them! Grounder, did you tighten...?" (Scratch and Grounder's bike falls apart)
Sonic: "Kids, get it together! Take care of your bike, and give it regular safety checks. 'Cause if your bike goes to pieces, so could you!"
- Mount Splatterhorn is an obvious parody of the real life mountain known as the Matterhorn.
- Scratch breaks the fourth wall when Grounder asks when they'll land.
- In the Sonic Sez segment Sonic and Tails never wore helmets.