Kinda reminds me of when you "loose" your keys, but it turns out you had them in your pocket the whole time.
Wouldn't be surprised. Self awareness has been a huge (ha) thing in Sonic humor these past several years. Of course they know about the memes.
I know it's like this now, and it's great, but it's already like this since 2011? I don't know.
Well...I personally don't like the self-awareness. Makes me feel like all the stories they tried to tell before aren't taken seriously anymore. That's one of the main reasons I'm so hyped for Forces, this is one of the biggest stories I've seen out of Sonic in over a decade.