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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Scratch with sound clips and images.
Scratch is a robotic chicken-like minion of the evil scientist Doctor Ivo Robotnik. He, alongside Grounder, is a member of the Super Special Sonic Search and Smash Squad, the objective of which is to capture Sonic the Hedgehog and dispose of him. However, their attempts to do so are often thwarted by their own stupidity. In the pilot animation piece for "Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog", Scratch has one line and is voiced by Jim Cummings. In the main series, he is voiced by Phil Hayes.
Created by CatsTuxedo on Aug 12 2010, 32 Comments, Add Comment
Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (1993)
ScratchJim Cummings
Jim Cummings
Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (1993)
ScratchPhil Hayes
Phil Hayes


Phil Hayes definitely has the upper hand here. His loud, squawking voice is much more fitting for the chicken-like character.



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said at 8:18 PM on Sat Nov 14 2015
Phil is better, but still felt like his voice could get annoying at times.

Jim is just Jim, really.
said at 1:45 PM on Sat Oct 17 2015
It's hard not to think of Phil Hayes' voice when you think of Scratch. That said, I wouldn't mind Jim Cummings taking on the role again, if Scratch and Grounder appear in another Sonic show that just so happened to use an all-Los Angeles voice cast.
said at 4:20 PM on Tue Mar 24 2015
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It's important to note that Jim only did Scratch in a demo pilot pitched to producers. It had no sound, just animation and voices. Jim was clearly a placeholder until they got someone like Phil Hayes.
said at 2:50 PM on Tue Dec 24 2013
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I'm going with Phil because of his voice.

Jim Cummings is just Jim Cummings doing his normal voice.
said at 12:40 AM on Wed Oct 9 2013
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1. Phil Hayes - The squawking voice he gives is too iconic to pass up.
2. Jim Cummings - I don't think Squawk did Kids' WB voice-over promos in his spare time
said at 10:07 AM on Mon Oct 7 2013
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Phil is the better fit. Jim just sounded miscast, so I'm glad they didn't go with him.
said at 3:44 PM on Wed Jul 17 2013
Phil is the best while Jim is not so good.
said at 12:57 PM on Mon Jan 21 2013
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Phil all the way. Because he makes Scratch's voice sound so ironic! XD
said at 4:04 AM on Mon Feb 25 2013
@Anthonyiscool64 I actually liked that Brooklyn accent he had in the early episodes!
said at 9:03 AM on Wed Jan 2 2013
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Neither of them particularly take my fancy. Jim Cummings is good as always but it's just his own voice. Phil does sound more chicken-y, but his voice is also extremely grating and, as the Nostalgia Critic put it, he sounds like he's mimicking someone else to make them sound really obnoxious. Jim's more talented, but Phil's voice fits more.

(In France, Scratch (Patrice Baudrier) sounds like Mr. Bean for some reason; In Germany, he (Oliver Feld) has this high, effeminate voice, but he's definitely funnier than Hayes at times).
said at 11:32 PM on Wed Mar 28 2012
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Oh yeah, Phil nailed this role hard!
said at 3:56 PM on Mon Oct 3 2011
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hahah phils laugh always makes me laugh haha the guy's great
said at 8:35 AM on Wed Aug 24 2011
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No offense to Jim Cummings, but...Phil Hayes all the way, his voice made Scratch more unique and distinct not to mention hilarious.
said at 6:22 PM on Mon Aug 15 2011
Hayes sucks
said at 4:31 PM on Thu Oct 30 2014
@itsover9000 Excuse me?
said at 12:06 PM on Sun May 15 2011
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"Don't flatter yourself, you clunking klutz! I was saving Dr. Robotnik's bombs! You were just an ignorant bystander."

That's got to be my favorite Scratch line of all time. Great job, Phil Hayes!!
said at 11:08 PM on Fri May 6 2011
Phil Hayes + Scratch = AWESOME!!
said at 8:10 PM on Tue May 3 2011
Win- pHayes
Loss- jCummings
said at 6:16 PM on Tue Mar 29 2011
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Phil Hayes for the win!
said at 8:47 PM on Thu Feb 3 2011
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As my last comment above I still think he was the best Indeed.......Phil Hayes for me XD
said at 8:20 PM on Wed Aug 18 2010
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Who do you think has been the best from these Scratch voice actors?
Jim Cummings
Phil Hayes