Sally: There’s actually a very reasonable explanation for this.
It’s been tradition in the Royal Acorn Family to hibernate during the winter season. It’s one of the few we have that’s been upheld for the entirety of the time we’ve been in power.
Sonic: Oh gee. Get fat on peanut butter ice cream and sleep in all day for four months? Why ever would they keep THAT tradition around?
Sally: QUIET, HEDGEHOG! Ahem, anyway. Despite the fact that the acorn rule has been under some… strain in recent years, it’s still very much a habit in me and members of my family to indulge ourselves in between meals and get a bit… husky during the winter time. But we always make sure to get back in shape in the warmer seasons.
Sonic: So you guys overeat and sleep a lot when it’s snowy, and have been for years?
Sally: You already knew that.
Sonic: No, I’m not confirming anything I didn’t already know. I’m just saying what you said in a shorter amount of time.