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''Eureeka's Castle'' is a children's show that aired on Nick Jr. from 1989 to 1995 created by Creator/RLStine (of Literature/Goosebumps fame). It followed a similar format to ''Series/SesameStreet'' (and closer to another Nickelodeon series, Series/{{Pinwheel}}) in that it was a {{Puppet Show|s}} that also featured animated and live-action segments. In its original run, it was two hours long. Between 1999 and 2002, Noggin picked up the shortened half-hour version.

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''Eureeka's Castle'' is a children's show that aired on Nick Jr. from 1989 to 1995 created by Creator/RLStine (of Literature/Goosebumps fame). It followed a similar format to ''Series/SesameStreet'' (and closer to another Nickelodeon series, Series/{{Pinwheel}}) in that it was a {{Puppet Show|s}} that also featured animated and live-action segments. In its original run, it was two hours long. Between 1999 and 2002, Noggin picked up the shortened short half-hour version.


''Eureeka's Castle'' is a children's show that aired on Nick Jr. from 1989 to 1995 created by Creator/RLStine (of Literature/Goosebumps fame). It followed a similar format to ''Series/SesameStreet'' (and closer to another Nickelodeon series, Series/{{Pinwheel}}) in that it was a {{Puppet Show|s}} that also featured animated and live-action segments. In its original run, it was two hours long. Between 1999 and 2002, Creator/{{Noggin}} picked up the shortened half-hour version.

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''Eureeka's Castle'' is a children's show that aired on Nick Jr. from 1989 to 1995 created by Creator/RLStine (of Literature/Goosebumps fame). It followed a similar format to ''Series/SesameStreet'' (and closer to another Nickelodeon series, Series/{{Pinwheel}}) in that it was a {{Puppet Show|s}} that also featured animated and live-action segments. In its original run, it was two hours long. Between 1999 and 2002, Creator/{{Noggin}} Noggin picked up the shortened half-hour version.


''Eureeka's Castle'' is a children's show that aired on Nick Jr. from 1989 to 1995 created by Creator/RLStine. It followed a similar format to ''Series/SesameStreet'' (and closer to home, Series/{{Pinwheel}}) in that it was a {{Puppet Show|s}} that also featured animated and live-action segments. In its original run, it was two hours long. Between 1999 and 2004, Creator/{{Noggin}} picked up the shortened half-hour version.

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''Eureeka's Castle'' is a children's show that aired on Nick Jr. from 1989 to 1995 created by Creator/RLStine. Creator/RLStine (of Literature/Goosebumps fame). It followed a similar format to ''Series/SesameStreet'' (and closer to home, another Nickelodeon series, Series/{{Pinwheel}}) in that it was a {{Puppet Show|s}} that also featured animated and live-action segments. In its original run, it was two hours long. Between 1999 and 2004, 2002, Creator/{{Noggin}} picked up the shortened half-hour version.


* DontTouchItYouIdiot:[[note]]Although, without the "idiot" part. This is a preschool show, after all.[[/note]] The entire premise for the half-hour special, "Don't Touch That Box!" The gang finds a box that belongs to the Grand Wizard (played by Music/LutherVandross). 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 up getting the better of them. HilarityEnsues.

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* DontTouchItYouIdiot:[[note]]Although, without the "idiot" part. This is a preschool show, after all.[[/note]] The entire premise for the half-hour special, "Don't Touch That Box!" The gang finds a box that belongs to the Grand Wizard (played by Music/LutherVandross). 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. When she does, he even warns her that the box has been malfunctioning. While she's away, however, everyone's curiosity ends up getting the better of them. HilarityEnsues.


* HiccupHijinks: Several times, and always involving Magellan, whose hiccups can shake the whole castle.

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* HiccupHijinks: Several times, and always involving Magellan, whose hiccups can shake the whole castle. He can also pass them on to others as Batly, Mr. Knack, and even Eureeka have all learned the hard way.


* AdBumpers: Just like Series/{{Pinwheel}} before it, this show has it's own ad bumpers, unlike most of Nick Jr.'s other shows. They involve a castle tower with the winding key, and after winding up three times, it would do something random[[note]]Such as cutting into a scene featuring the Slurms or the Giant, or simply featuring other various things seen on the show.[[/note]], followed by showing the title.



* DontTouchItYouIdiot: The entire premise for the half-hour special, "Don't Touch That Box!" The gang finds a box that belongs to the Grand Wizard (played by Music/LutherVandross). 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 up getting the better of them. HilarityEnsues.

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* DontTouchItYouIdiot: DontTouchItYouIdiot:[[note]]Although, without the "idiot" part. This is a preschool show, after all.[[/note]] The entire premise for the half-hour special, "Don't Touch That Box!" The gang finds a box that belongs to the Grand Wizard (played by Music/LutherVandross). 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 up getting the better of them. HilarityEnsues.



* IdiosyncraticWipes: A variation where it's done between segments instead of between scenes. They involve an animated version of the castle's winding key, which may or may not turn a couple or so times before going to the next segment.[[note]]There's even a version where the key doesn't stop at all, and goes right to the next segment.[[/note]] The half-hour version also features a second one that features one of the castle's towers with the winding key, similar to (but not quite the same as) the show's AdBumpers.
* IMeantToDoThat: Well, it ''is'' Batly's catchphrase; used especially when he crash-lands (which is often, if not always).



* ParentalSubstitue: Eureeka is basically Magellan's mother.

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* ParentalSubstitue: ParentalSubstitute: Eureeka is basically Magellan's Magellan's[[note]]And everyone else's, for that matter.[[/note]] mother.


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.

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The main puppet sketches took place in a castle owned by a witch wizard 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 trader / fix-it man who worked in the courtyard.

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* ParentalSubstitue: Eureeka is basically Magellan's mother.

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* VoiceOfReason: Generally, when someone in the castle has a problem, be it the Bogge and Quagmire having an argument, or Magellan is upset over something, they usually turn to Eureeka, who has some kind of solution for it.

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* ArgumentOfContradictions: A lot of the Moat Twins' arguing consists of this. Sometimes falling into DuckSeasonRabbitSeason territory.

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* CannotKeepASecret: Everyone was planning on throwing a surprise party for Mr. Knack, and the first thing that Magellan did is to go over and tell him about it.

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* RaincoatOfHorror: There was a horror-themed episode that dealt with fear of movies, fear of a real monster, and pranks revolving around fear. Its opening had the mice scurrying around outside in a storm, screaming their heads off, running from a monster, and wearing yellow raincoats.


* NoAntagonist: The Moat Twins sometimes come close, but even so, the rest of the characters tend to consider them as friends.

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* NeverBareHeaded: Mr. Knack almost always wears his aviator helmet, and if not, he's either wearing some other kind of hat.
* NoAntagonist: Seeing that one of the main themes of the show is learning to cooperate with others in spite of differences... The Moat Twins sometimes come close, but even so, the rest of the characters tend to consider them as friends.


* DontTouchItYouIdiot: The entire premise for the half-hour special, "Don't Touch That Box!" The gang finds a box that belongs to the Grand Wizard (played by Music/LutherVandross). 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. HilarityEnsues.

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* DontTouchItYouIdiot: The entire premise for the half-hour special, "Don't Touch That Box!" The gang finds a box that belongs to the Grand Wizard (played by Music/LutherVandross). 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 up getting the better of them. HilarityEnsues.

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* MyNewGiftIsLame: On Batly's birthday, everyone, one by one, hands him a gift. As Batly opens them, each one turns out to be underpants. After everyone has a good laugh, Eureeka tells Batly that it just a joke and they actually got him the things that he really wanted.

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