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“One troublemaking teenager has made me tear every hair from my beautiful head!“

--- Dr Ivo Robotnik, in the episode

Super Special Sonic Search and Smash Squad is the first produced episode of Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog. It aired as the 23rd aired episode on American TV. It aired on October 6, 1993.


Robotnik returns to his lair and uses his robot making machine to create a vicious new robot. He intends it to be strong, vicious, ferocious and supremely rotten like himself. He plans to make it the head of his new "S.S.S.S.S. Squad, aka the "Super Special Sonic Search and Smash Squad And They Are Against Team Sonic." However, in a tragic irony, the new robot, Scratch, doesn't seem as ferocious, in strength or intellect, as intended. Robotnik feels he made him too chicken, however he decides to double his power by cloning Scratch using one of his tail feathers. All goes well until Scratch unwittingly pulls a lever on Robotnik's robot machine that he wasn't supposed to pull, resulting in the birth of Grounder, his "identical twin brother". Sibling rivalry develop instantly as Scratch and Grounder fight over who is the better robot. Robotnik violently breaks them up and send them out to capture Sonic and his team.

In the background, Coconuts, one of Robotnik's older robots demoted to sanitation duty, is enraged that he isn't the head of the SSSSS Squad and swears that he will catch Sonic And His Team first.

Meanwhile, Sonic and Tails are running around, as usual, until they encounter a hot dog stand where they order two chilli dogs. However, the stand is being run by a poorly disguised Coconuts who then transforms the stand into a killer robot, complete with grabbing hands, cannons and tank treads. However, Sonic bends the cannons back against the robot causing it to explode leaving coconuts wrapped in his own hot dogs.

Scratch and Grounder proceed to lay out a variety of traps including a dropping wall trap, which Sonic is supposed to run into and a female decoy leading into a pitfall trap, which Sonic And His Team promptly escapes from and uses against them. Finally, Scratch and Grounder simply catch and hold him hostage unless Sonic gives up, which he does.

With Sonic and Tails now caged, Scratch and Grounder alert Robotnik who says he'll be right there to collect his prize. Unfortunately, Coconuts arrives, ties up Scratch and Grounder and decides to claim the prize for himself. Sonic takes advantage of this and warns Coconuts that they could escape and foil his plans, so Coconuts throws them in the cage Sonic was held in and Sonic quickly escapes and throws Coconuts in with them.

After Sonic breaks free, he whips up a dust storm causing the incoming Robotnik to be blinded. Sonic hijacks Grounder's telephone and uses it to "guide" Robotnik in. He uses Tails to hold a red light to indicate that he is 3ft off the ground, whereas he is actually much higher, and gets him to cut his engines and crash down on top of the caged robots, utterly destroying them.

Robotnik then says into his phone wondering where Scratch and Grounder are, to which Grounder's automated response tells him that the robot he is trying to reach has been "disconnected".

Sonic Says[]

Sonic tells you when you should call 911.

Goofs and Continuity Errors[]

  • Coconuts' Hot Dog Stand reveals seven cannons, but when Sonic aims the cannons back into the robot, there appear to be eight cannons.


  • This is like the unaired pilot except for the fact that in the UAP Scratch and Grounder were the survivors while in this episode, Robotnik makes them after when sonic attacks the unknown robots.

Home media releases[]

US (VHS)[]

  • Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Super Special Sonic Search and Smash Squad

US (DVD)[]

  • Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Volume 1
  • Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Let's Race
  • Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: The Complete Animated Series

UK (VHS)[]

  • Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Volume 1