Irony and all
Sometimes it’s easy to forget that Sonic the Hedgehog is, despite recent troughs and peaks in form, one of the most recognisable video game character to date. Therefore, it shouldn’t be surprising when we see The Blue Blur in the media outside of video games. With this in mind, SegaBits has run a feature on the relationship between Sonic the Hedgehog and The Simpsons. Specifically, how the former has featured in the perennial TV series and the interpretations that were made of Sonic and friends (and rivals, such as Mario).
The feature is well worth a read, so take a look at the link here (or above). If you watch The Simpsons, you’ll recognise some of the episodes like I did. Curiously I never noticed Sonic was in the episode before.