Mike the Knight
is a children's CGI
series airing on Nick Jr
beginning in 2011.
Mike is a young knight who happily lives in a castle. He looks up to his father who is a knight. His job is to protect the queen. In each episode, he messes up on a mission after seeing how upset everyone is. Mike does his mission right and everyone is happy. In each episode, Mike learns his lesson.
This show provides examples of:
- An Aesop: Each episode includes a moral. Even the viewer is reminded of the moral at the end of the episode when a Robin Hood-like minstrel comes and plays a small song on his guitar and sings.
- Bowdlerise: Evie despite being a witch is never labeled as such, but instead the confusing title of "Wizard" this is obviously to avoid paranoia that preschoolers would see a witch as a role-model. Despite many kids cartoons and fairy tales have "Good Witches"
- Catch Phrase: "It's time to be a knight, and do it right!"
- Cowardly Sidekick: Squirt.
- Cool Horse: Galahad
- Disappeared Dad: Mike's father is mentioned as existing and being part of his life, but he's always off questing duing the episodes.
- A Day in the Limelight: Sometimes there are episodes where a character gets more focus than Mike. When this happens, the character says "It's time for me to do it right!"
- Evie in "Evie's New Friend".
- Trollee in "Trollee the Aprentice" and "Knignt for a Day"
- Fernando in "Brave Song"
- Everything's Precious with Puppies: Yip and Yap
- Functional Magic: Evie, being a witch-in-training her spells don't go right.
- Greed: The Vikings.
- Inept Mage: Evie, being a witch-in-training her spells don't go right.
- International Coproduction: The show is a British/Canadian work.
- Team Chef: Sparkie.
- Transformation Sequence: The contraption that puts Mike in his armour.
- Women Are Wiser: Queen Martha