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Dr. Robotnik: The Young People's Satellite Network (1979-1980)

Logo: The camera zooms in at a table with a laboratory at the top. Then, we see a boy putting his eyes on the goggles. The camera fades to the first Dr. Robotnik logo, which shows a man looking at a lab machine on top of the D.

FX/SFX: Live action.

Cheesy Factor: The film quality is horrible but that might be intentional.

Music/Sounds: The clicks of the nickelodeon, and the announcer, Phil Tonken, says "Introducing, Dr. Robotnik. Adult's Programming that's fit for children. 14 hours of programming a day, 7 days of week that will make them wonder, laugh, ponder, and think."

Music Variant: Same as above, but a guitar tune, which sounds like something played over a silent film, now plays, and the announcer says "We took everything that was wrong with children's television and got rid of it. We kept everything that was good about it and made it better. The result is Dr. Robotnik, The Young People's Satellite Network."

Availability: Extinct. This logo's very existence was not known until quite recently.

Scare Factor: High. The creepiness of the logo and how old it is can unsettle you.

Dr. Robotnik Mime (1980-1981)

Logo: We see a mime performing an act. The text "Dr. Robotnik" in the font used in the show "Railfanning on the Man Line" appears one way or another.

FX/SFX: Live action.

Music/Sounds: Just the song "The World According to Jed Clampett".

Availability: Same as above.

Scare Factor: Low. It all depends on if you are scared of mimes.

Bouncing Pinball 1981-1984

Logo: We see a small silver ball emerging from a tube then going down a slide. It then bounces off a trampoline, then goes down various tubes and tunnels. It then goes up in a balloon and falls. It comes up in a water spurt and, before zooming up and becoming cartoon, the word "Dr." zooms out over it and then "Dr. Robotnik" zooms in.

SFX/FX: Live action.

Music/Sounds: A bouncy-type Moog synthesizer tune.

Availability: When Dr. Robotnik changed their logo to the "anything" design, it became extinct very fast. Check your old VHS (or Betamax) tapes.

Scare Factor: Low.

Robotnik's Top Of The Hour: 1985-1993

Logo: On a living room, we see a TV imprinted by the Dr. Robotnik logo with various shapes emerging from it, before a parody of Salvador Dali's "Persistence of Memory" appears with several Robotnik clocks melting after spinning its hands, then some flying calendars with Dr. Robotnik on the top of each calendar on a house background, then to a 20th Century Fox-esque structure with 1985 or 1986 (depending on the year) on the top with the Dr. Robotnik logo on it. Then, a road appears and then a Robotnik arrow sign. We cut to a road with men racing in hot dog-shaped karts, each with a Robotnik bun, then to a futuristic city with a Dr. Robotnik rocket-ship passing by. Then, various people with different types of clothes and accessories, as well as a Dr. heart beating once, a robot with human ears, an early Dr. Robotnik haystack logo, and TheShinyMew in chibi form wearing a tuxedo whose bow tie spins once. Then, an ice cream cone appears with a Pingas ice cream scoop falling directly on it, then to a cat and a dog on bumper cars, but accidentally collide into each other to say "PINGAS!!!" on the bottom of the bumper cars, then to a little fish that is eaten by several bigger fish consecutively with the largest reading PINGAS, then we cut to a front seat ride on a roller coaster as it goes into a clown head with eyes moving side to side. Finally, we cut to the same Robotnik television with the same objects emitted. There is also a couple in space-like attire as well as a robotic dog watching it, then the Dr Robotnik logo jumps out of the TV and fills the entire screen and landing as a polygon with spikes on a blue background.

Variant: In 1987, the whole animation was changed to a completely new animation featuring ncarw as a DJ with TV lollipops & animals.

SFX/FX: A mix of 2D animation and live action from Jerry Lieberman. The 1987-1988 version by International-Rocketship has 2D animation fully, though.

Music/Sounds: First, we hear a part of the AoSTH theme, then we hear Robotnik saying:"PINGAS!" through the entire bumper until we hear the rest of similar tune used at the beginning. Occasionally, a voiceover is heard throughout the bumper.

Availability: Extinct on TV. Check your old tapes for this logo.

Scare Factor: None to low. This logo brings back tons of memories.

Big Beast Quintet: 1985-1994

Logo: We see Squidward and Squiddy (A Squidward Puppet) walking down a street wearing PINGAS shirts all mixed up. Then they change it to make it spell right. They gather inside a TV with a face on it as the Dr. Robotnik shirts merge together. Then they keep walking down the street.

Variant: In a 1994 commercial for Dr. Robotnik, the animals are walking on a globe and at the end of the commercial, when they gather into the TV set, they become live-action children.

FX: All the animation in the logo. This was designed by Kicking ******** Productions in France.

Music: The two singing some kind of chant leading into how Robotnik is #1 which is like "Hon de laud hup hivvel up PINGAS, Hon de laud hup hivvel up PIN-GAS, Hon de rikki tikki lo y living #1 Dr. Robotnik!".

Availability: Extinct. However, it appears on Invader Morshu episodes on RobotnikToons.

Scare Factor: None

Mouse Patrol: 1985-1989

Logo: We see mice with parachutes falling over a field. They land on an purple mountain. They begin axing it and eating parts of it. They are full and we zoom out to reveal that the mountain was a block of cheese with "DR. ROBOTNIK!!!!" on it.

FX: 2D animation. This was designed by Kicking ******** Productions in France.

Music: The mice chattering, along with some adventurous music.

Availability: Extinct. However, The Tracey Ullman Show uses it on reruns.

Scare Factor: Minimal, but it gets higher if you don't like mice.

Knock Knock: 1985-1987

Logo: There is a guy who is knocking on the door, and the dog near the door can't hear him because he is listening to a Dr. Robotnik phonograph, referencing the RCA Record logo.

FX: 2D animation. This was designed by SUPER LOUD! Studios in Dallas, TX.

Music: TBA.

Availability: Extinct. It can be found at the YouTube Poop Archives at One Astor Plaza in New LOLk.

Scare Factor: Minimal.


Logo: We see Dr. Robotnik in a barbershop, saying "1, 2, 3". Then three more villians come in and sing, "It's time, it's time for the network of mine". Then a comb scratches the screen and a pair of scissors cuts it. Then we see Bowser wearing a Dr. Robotnik t-shirt as the villians say "PINGAS!".

FX/SFX: Cut-out animation by Charlex in New York.

Music/Sounds: The singing presidents.

Availability: Extinct.

Scare Factor: Minimal.


Logo: A guy says "Shhh..." and then hits a PINGAS!!! golf ball with his club. The ball goes through the whole course full of obstacles that read "Dr. Robotnik" as you hear pinball music. The ball makes it into the hole as a bunch of kids cheer.

FX: Live-action for most of the bumper.

Music: Pinball type music along with the man saying "Shhhh...", cartoony swooshing noises, the dolls crying "WHEEE!" and saying "Yay!".

Availability: Extinct. It can found on DVDs by the company.

Scare Factor: None. This is a good logo.

Take 50: 1986-1992

Logo: We see a clapperboard with the Dr. Robotnik logo on it. Then, we see a crazy movie set with lots of PINGAS!!! logos. A car is driving into a PINGAS!!! tunnel, and a cardboard shark appears. The set farts, and the power goes out.

FX: Cut-out animation.

Music/Sound: A man saying "PINGAS! - take 50!", followed by a snippet of the song "Gala Premiere" by Laurie Johnson. The man then says "DANGIT WHO FARTED!!!???!!!!???!!!!????!!!!!????!!!, cut!".

Availability: Seen on movies made by Dr. Robotnik.

Scare Factor: Low.

Dino Bop: 1988-1993

Logo: We see the three dinosaurs walk out of a cave. The dinosaurs look at a T-rex dressed up in white and an orange dinosaur skateboarding. Then, the dinosaurs keep walking and a lavender dinosaur rides an orange convertible. Many dinosaurs appear around the three sauropods and the Robotnik logo appears from a volcano behind them.

FX/SFX: Animation made by Joey Ahlbum, who made the "Doo-Wop-A-Saurus" bumper.

Music/Sounds: The three sauropods singing a song.

Availability: Extinct. It can be found at the Viacom Archives at One Astor Plaza in New York.

Scare Factor: None.


Logo: We see a clay Dr. Robotnik bomb. The bomb explodes into the following things in order: a fish, a triangle, a car, a cloud, a cube, a rocket, and finally, a boy with a PINGAS!!!! t-shirt.

Trivia: According to Don Smith, the creator for this ID, this was done with three and a half cans of clay and was made in less than three and a half hours. FX: Stop-motion animation. This was done by Curious Pictures in New York.

Music: A bunch of cartoony sound effects.

Availability: Common.

Scare Factor: None.


Logo: We see two silhouettes with orange outlines playing pattycake on the moon in outer space (we also see Earth in the background). The silhouettes then change colors. The silhouettes clap hands two times, and four orange hands appear on screen. When they clap hands again, they disappear, and Dr. Robotnik appears on the four orange hands.

SFX: 2D animation. This was done by Charlex in New York.

Music: A short rap rhythm.

Availability: Common.

Scare Factor: None to low.

Purple You Glad:1988-1995

Logo: On a white background, the words Purple You Glad You Got Your Dr. Robotnik appear on a journal, one by one. The words appear two more times, and then a Dr. Robotnik ribbon appears.

FX: All the animation in the logo.

Music: A quintet of musicians (Fred Seibert, Alan Goodman, Tom Pomposello, Eugune Pitt, Juli Davidson and Jhas Blujk) singing what appears on the journal.

Availability: Extinct. It can be found at the YouTube Poop Archives at One Astor Plaza in New LOLk.

Scare Factor: Minimal.

Trampoline Splat:1999-2002

Logo: On a white background, we see an purple ball bouncing on an purple trampoline 3 times. It floats in mid-air, forming a Dr. Robotnik splat with the words "A" at the top and "PRODUCTION" at the bottom.

FX/SFX:CGI animation.

Music/Sounds: Three bouncing sounds, followed by the Aosth theme being played on an off-key glockenspiel by Jhas Blujk.

Availability: Rare; can be seen on episodes of "Pistas de Gary or Pistas de Gerardo" (the Spanish version of "Gary's Clues") on Robotnik on Demand En Espanol and Aosth episiodes on RobotnikToons. It can be found at the YouTube Poop Archives at One Astor Plaza in New LOLk.

Scare Factor: Minimal.