Nuggets of Wisdom

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Throwback Thursday: Sonic Watch & Win Sweepstakes

Remember the old Sonic the Hedgehog cartoon?

No, not the cool Saturday morning cartoon about the blue hedgehog teaming up with a freedom fighter princess against a totalitarian dystopia.

I’m talking about the other cartoon—the one that the Nostalgic Critic described as being less normal than a mentally-disabled, criminally-insane person who was drunk, high, and lobotomized.

Yeah, back in the day, it had a Kaybee Toys sweepstakes:

All you had to do to enter the sweepstakes was to watch the show and write down the message from it’s Sonic Sez segments. Remember those? They had great life lessons like, “don’t ride inside dryers”, and “you can learn something from a sloth.”

And you want to know what lucky kid won that sweepstakes? You’ll never guess who it was, and you’ll be more that surprised, if not mortified, by who the winner was:

Yes, it’s the infamous Chris Chan of Sonichu fame. There’s more that I want to say about him, but I’m actually going to wait until later this week.

But you want to know something else? There was another winner of the sweepstakes: a six-year-old girl who shared her $1,000 prize with her classmates. Talk about quite the stark contrast!