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[[caption-width-right:350:L to R: Riri, Princess Melody, Dragon, King Hugo III, Merlin]]

-> ''Hey ho, away we go, get the dragon, get the dragon\\
Hey ho, away we go, get that nasty dragon!''
-->-- Lyrics in the theme song.

-> ''Calm reigns over the kingdom of the potatoes. A castle, rolling hills and ... THE DRAGON'S CAVE. There is a curse on Hugo III, king of the potatoes. To put an end to this calamity, Hugo III calls upon all knights specialized in dragon slaying, promising his daughter's hand to the successful candidate. From that moment on, all manners of knights, for the most part unratified, try to vanquish the beast and win the royal beauty.''
-->-- Lifted directly from its homepage.

''Potatoes and Dragons'' (2004) is an animated series, produced by the French studio Alphanim and Canadian producer Creator/CookieJarEntertainment. The show takes place in a kingdom, run by the moderately competent King Hugo III, with a dragon living in it. The dragon makes a regular game of torching the king; thus, the king hires knights from all over the world (read: whoever shows up gets the job). The king's daughter Melodine, the jester Riri, and a little kid called Juju all know the dragon is harmless, and defend him from the competent knights).

Run in Australia, the UK and the USA, it's short, sweet and rather cute.

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!!This show exhibits the following tropes:

* AccidentalMisnaming: It's ''Fast Freddy'', not Fat Eddie, nor Bad Teddy.
* AllClothUnravels: A yeti is defeated in this way in "Ready Yeti?". His fur is unraveled until most of it is gone.
* AnthropomorphicFood: The entire cast are potatoes. Including the dragon.
* AnAxeToGrind: Harry wields as executioner's axe.
* BilingualBonus: Juju's name is (spelling aside) the [[BabyTalk nursery word]] for 'toy' in French. Likewise, Riri's name is derived from "ris ris", meaning "laugh laugh".
* DragonsPreferPrincesses: The King keeps calling for knights to kill the dragon that lives near the palace, for fear it might kidnap his daughter; unbeknownst to him, the princess has befriended the dragon and is actively thwarting each attempt on its life.
%%* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Melodine
* ExpositoryThemeTune:
-->''"Long ago in Potato Land/There was a king noble and grand/Some revered him/Others did fear him/One there to jeer him/A dragon not a man!/Hey-ho away we go/Get the dragon..."''
* FreakyFridayFlip: Happens in "It Wasn't Me", between King Hugo and the Dragon. Interestingly, whilst the Dragon is in King Hugo, the Dragon retains his ability to breathe fire, leading to King Hugo running around spouting flames.
* HappyHarlequinHat: Riri wears a two-point version with bells on the tips. It is also a mask that covers his face. (Or his face is the same colour as his hat. It's hard to tell.)
* ICallItVera: Sir Splash's (magic!) hose is called 'Fido'.
* InstantIceJustAddCold: Happens to King Hugo in "Ready Yeti?", and the Dragon in "King Of The Potato Frontier".
* {{Jerkass}}: One could argue that the dragon and King Hugo are both examples of this, and the whole show revolves around watching the two of them harass each other. King Hugo is a bad-tempered, egotistical royal pain of a king, who often acts like a brat despite his age. In comparison, the dragon's idea of fun is to wander on over to the castle and burn King Hugo and/or his belongings to cinders whenever he feels like it, even when the king is minding his own business -- which of course is why the king wants to chase the dragon out of the kingdom.
* TheJester: Riri is the castle's jester. He is also in love with Princess Melodine.
* TheLancer: Subverted; while Harry does seem to be the King's second in command, he's completely incompetent.
%%* MamaBear: Harry's mom.
%%* {{Mummy}}: ''The Curse''
%%* NewAgeRetroHippie: ''Fried Green Potatoes''
* OnlySaneMan: Both played straight and inverted; usually, only King Hugo is close to insane. Other times, it flips between Melodine, Riri and Juju.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: One episode has King Hugo unleash a blue-colored dragon that breathes ''ice'' instead of fire, hoping it will defeat the Dragon.
* RunningGag: Dragon torching King Hugo.
* ShoutOut: The name of the show is likely a reference to ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''.
* SurroundedByIdiots: The idiots being King Hugo, Harry, and about half the knights.
* VillainHasAPoint: Let's face it, King Hugo's not exactly ''wrong'' that he shouldn't have to put up with a dragon scorching him and his stuff for its own amusement.
* WilliamTelling: "Far From Heaven" opens with Hugo attempting to shoot an apple off of Harry's head. Hugo misses and his arrow knocks Hermes out of the sky.
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