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Top row: Quagmire, Magellan, Bogge, Middle row: Mr. Knack, Eureeka, Batly, Bottom row: Emma, Cooey, Webster
Eureeka's Castle was a children's show that aired on Nick Jr. from 1989 to 1995 created by R.L. Stine. It followed a similar format to Sesame Street (and closer to home, Pinwheel) in that it was a Puppet Show that also featured animated and live-action segments. In its original run, it was two hours long. Between 1999 and 2004, Noggin picked up the shortened half-hour version.The main puppet sketches took place in a castle owned by a witch named Eureeka, and featured characters such as Magellan, the dragon, Batly, the bat, Bogge and Quagmire, twin monsters who lived in the moat, and Mr. Knack, a peddler who worked in the courtyard.
This series contains examples of the following tropes:
Axe Crazy: Emma, in the sketch where Magellan gets a cold.
Big Eater: Emma, who usually has to apologize for eating all of the food.
Mr. Knack: Hm... this phone was working until I fixed it.
Collector of the Strange: Bogge and Quagmire like to collect anything they can find, sometimes even if they know it belongs to someone else.
Don't Call Me Sir: One of the running gags involves Mr. Knack insisting on the others calling him Nick, causing them to reply, "Oh… Nick Knack," to which someone else (usually one of the mice) will chime in and sing, "Paddywack, give a dog a bone!"
Don't Touch It, You Idiot!: The entire premise for the half-hour special, "Don't Touch That Box!" The gang finds a box that belongs to Grand Wizard (played by Luther Vandross). Knowing how powerful he is, and unsure of what the box is capable of, Eureeka warns the others not to touch it until she can get a hold of him. While she's away, however, everyone's curiosity ends of getting the better of them. Hilarity Ensues.
Sibling Rivalry: The moat twins pretty much always annoy each other and fight except for when they team up to try to steal Magellan's sandwiches.
Sick Episode: Magellan gets a cold in one sketch. The following three sketches also relate to health; one is a "Them Bones" music video, one involves a bird getting laryngitis, and one is about one clay guy Playing Sick to get out of building the boat.
Sidekick: Superdragon's "Super Tail" (Magellan's tail in a cape). The tail usually qualifies anyway because of its seeming autonomy.
Small Name, Big Ego: Batly thinks he's this amazing genius, but is really just a klutz who's inept at most things he tries. His "I Am" Song plays this up completely.
Sneeze of Doom: Magellan's sneezes shake the whole room and himself due to his size.
Stealth Pun: Batly wears glasses and crahes into things alot while flying. A play on the saying "blind as a bat".
Stop Copying Me: Bogge ends up copying Quagmire because she told him to copy her dance moves.
Suckiness Is Painful: The others seem to feel this way about Batly's singing. In one episode, he caught Magellan's sore throat, rendering him unable to sing. The moment he said that, the whole castle rejoiced.