Western Animation: Mike the Knight

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." It's also possible that there are both female wizards and witches; the Septimus Heap series, for example, has both.
  • Catch Phrase: "It's time to be a knight, and do it right!"
    • "By the king's crown, that's it!"
  • Cowardly Sidekick: Squirt.
  • Cool Horse: Galahad
  • 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"
  • Disappeared Dad
    • Mike's father is mentioned as existing and being part of his life, but he's always off questing during the episodes.
      • He was one, but then in one of the Christmas specials he showed up and joined Mike on a knightly adventure. He's also a major part of Journey to Dragon Mountain.
    • Squirt has both a Disappeared Dad and Missing Mom until he finds them both at the end of Journey to Dragon Mountain. And then, his new baby sister hatches from an Egg MacGuffin.
  • Expository Theme Tune and Title Theme Tune: "There'll be trouble, double trouble! But everything is gonna be alright. 'Cause every day is an adventure for Mike the Knight! Be a knight, do it right!"
  • 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.
  • Precious Puppies: Yip and Yap
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: The King is a knight and his children- Mike and Evie- are, respectively, a knight and a witch.
  • Santa Claus: In one episode, Mike tries to deliver the presents for Santa to get off the naughty list, not realizing he was never on the naughty list, it's just that his present was very big and so hadn't been delivered yet. A followup episode had Mike as Santa's good friend and trying to help him out when one of his reindeer got sick.
  • So Proud of You: Mike's father to him and Evie in Journey to Dragon Mountain, Squirt's father to him.
  • Team Chef: Sparkie.
  • Transformation Sequence: The contraption that puts Mike in his armour.
  • Women Are Wiser: Queen Martha
  • You Can Talk?: In Journey to Dragon Mountain, Mike to the giant dragon, who turns out to be Squirt's long lost father.