July 1st, 2023
Sonic on TV
sonic appearing on tv (where i live) isn't as rare as finding gold in your backyard. yes, he doesn't appear too much on tv but this doesn't mean that he doesn't appear at all. the first time i saw sonic in my life was on tv! my cousin had DVDs of sonic x so me and my older sibling were watching them on mornings and afternoons (alongside other DVDs) when we stayed at his house during school breaks back in the 2005s.
sonic boom made a comeback on tv during the pandemic/quarantine period in february~march 2020 and is still airing on tv at the time i'm writing this diary entry. i remember this cartoon airing after school back in 2014 on gulli, for a few hours during night time on canal j during the quarantine period and during morning on gulli and on the beginning of afternoon and after school on canal j this year. i still watch sonic boom on these two tv channels because it's the only sonic cartoon airing on tv lol :')
sonic boom was one of the few things that made me watch tv during pandemic, me and my sibling are so attached to this show that we were watching it everytime it was airing on tv. my mom didn't liked it but she slowly started to appreciate the show. sonic boom is my "mario kart 8" like how mario kart 8 is the "gta 5" of some people. you understand what i'm saying, riiight???
the pic on the left is from spring 2023 and the pic on the right is an ad for the sonic boom and ben 10 segments airing on mornings on gulli. (don't understand why they used a sonic unleashed render for this advert when they always use sonic boom renders to advert the show---)
aaanyways, i don't really remember seeing ads for sonic games on tv, but i remember seeing a sonic lost world ad??? my memories on where i've seen the ad are very blurry and the fact that the ad i've seen isn't archived on ina's website means that it either hasn't been archived or never aired on tv. maybe i watched it on the 3ds' eshop or on nintendo's official youtube channel..??
it's not because i don't remember ads of sonic games on tv that i don't remember ads of the two sonic movies airing on tv. you see the kind of partnership the sonic movies has with nick(or nickelodeon) in america? they did the same thing in france, but with gulli (and canal+ but i think they only had a partnership for the first movie). the ad of the first movie was shown kinda often on tv so when it appeared, my mom was always calling me to watch it because she was one of the few lucky people irl to know that i'm a (classic) sonic fan.
tbh i think the ads for the two movies are very generic and forgettable, and i would have forgot about them if i wasn't a sonic fan
besides ads and cartoons, sonic also appears on tv because he's a pop culture icon! i saw sonic multiple times on game one, a channel centered on gaming, pop culture and animes. well, it wasn't really sonic but it's funny to see men wearing silly costumes of sonic! ‷(>*^ᗜ^*<)‴
he was disguised as sonic because he lost when he played a quizz and the people who lost the quizz had to do a challenge called "sonic challenge" (it's a challenge where contestants have to respond to trivial sonic questions,
i remember recording this part of the show and took pics of it but i don't have the screen recordings because i'm currently not at home and don't have the pics because they are on my old phone)
this was the strangest "ennemies to lovers" story i've ever seen (and the weirdest thing i've seen on this channel at 5am)
i'm happy to see sonic on tv, no matter if he appears for promoting medias, on cartoons, because people are talking positively about him or do a friendly jab at him.
unrelated to sonic but one day i watched a game show and one of the questions asked to a contestant was which part of mario's anatomy in the mario movie sparked a controversy and the answer was his butt because it's flat. i guess this controversy was controversial enough to be talked about on tv lol (no, i won't say my opinion on if mario's butt is flat or not, this is one of the things i prefer to keep to myself and say to nobody ∠( ᐛ 」∠)＿ )