Sonic The Hedgehog has been a pop culture staple since the early 1990s. My buddy Joe and I grew up on Sonic the Hedgehog. In this episode of “Pop Culture Paradise”, We look at the early awkward years of our favorite blue hedgehog. The Strange ways Sega tried to market him, using him to push Happy Meals, cookies, candy, and even RANCH PIZZA DRESSING? Ewww..... We’ll see how people around the world were introduced to him, what looked like a borderline Russian cult recruitment film, Italians selling his art, and the Japanese treating him like a megastar. Find out what Michael Jackson, Pasta, Magic, Melissa Joan Hart, Remote Controlled Cars, and Plushies have to do with the blue blur.