Dwight in Shining Armor is a fantasy sitcom aired on BYUtv.
A thousand years ago, there was a warrior princess named Gretta, who had a lot of enemies but not a lot of allies. To protect her, Baldric, her court magician, cast a spell to put her and all her fantasy foes to sleep until a champion would come along and wake her with a kiss. Unfortunately that champion ends up being Dwight, and sensitive teenage boy from the 21st century with all the fighting skills of a wet bag, whose Accidental Kiss awakens the princess and binds him to be her protector.
Dwight in Shining Armor provides examples of:
- Achievements in Ignorance: Dwight is able to successfully parle with a dangerous pook because he was unaware of how dangerous it is. He heard that they were sensitive, which he interpreted as soulful instead of as having a Hair-Trigger Temper.
- And Now You Must Marry Me: The first enemy Dwight faces is Chlodwig, who wishes to enforces his Arranged Marriage with Gretta from childhood by threatening to feed her to a dragon if she refuses.
- Bad "Bad Acting": Gretta tries to convince godmother that Dwight is capable of protecting her by arranging for Dwight to fight a group of bandits. Dwight is wearing armor he can barely move in, so the bandits have to move into his attacks, and Gretta's Damsel in Distress act isn't much better.
- Chained Heat: Gretta and Dwight end up handcuffed together while at a carnival after escaping from Macklyn the Fox.
- Continuity Nod: Gretta and Baldric list off all the antagonists faced to date while trying to persuade Lady Ermingarde that Dwight is can protect Gretta.
- Department of Redundancy Department: Chlodwig's first four lessons for being a warrior are all a variation of "Danger is Everywhere."
- Dragons Prefer Princesses: Lady Ermingarde, a dragon shifter, wants to keep Gretta locked up in tower on a desert island, albeit to protect Gretta from the dangers of being a princess than through malice.
- Easily Forgiven: Gretta is willing to let Chlodwig live in her shed even though kidnapped her and tried to force her to marry him in his first appearance, on the grounds that he is her cousin.
- Epunymous Title: Dwight was probably named for the sake of the pun on Knight in Shining Armor.
- Extended Disarming: Dwight has Gretta give her weapons to Baldric while she's at school. Gretta tries to keep one of knives with her, but Dwight catches it.
- Fish out of Temporal Water: Gretta and Baldric are from a fantasy kingdom 1,000 years ago and have to adjust to life in the modern 21st century.
- Hugh Mann: The fairy that possesses Baldric introduces herself to Dwight by informing him that she is also a human man, in addition to the erratic behavior and body language.
- Identity Amnesia: Macklyn has no memories before a certain point, and his only clue to his identity is the fox tattoo on his wrist.
- Impossibly Tacky Clothes: Gretta tries to get dolled up while under the effect of a love enchantment, with high heels she can't walk in, a blue flouncy dress, and rhinestone encrusted makeup.
- Just Like Robin Hood: Dwight speculates that Macklyn the Fox is like this, since he has a lot of the trappings of Robin Hood. Macklyn informs him that, no, he prefers to rob from the rich and keep the money for himself.
- Killer Rabbit: Gretta is convinced that Peanut the dog is actually dangerous man-eating monster. And she's right.
- Lost in Character: Dwight's Wild Card Excuse for Gretta and Baldric's odd behavior is that they're method actors.
- Magic Staff: Dwight breaks Baldric's staff in the second episode. While the patch it up with duct tape, it's still not as good as it used to be.
- Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Gretta is a hard-headed warrior princess, trained to fight since she could hold a sword. Dwight likes to volunteer for animal shelters, dislikes violence, and tries to solve everything with diplomacy.
- The Magnificent: Gretta the Besieged, Chlodwig the Unstable... These titles are common and apparently Serious Business. Jacopo the Troubadour specifies what title he'll have as part of his surrender terms and King Fergus the Mighty stole a wyvern skin because he was having trouble living up to his title.
- Mind-Control Music: Jacopo the Troubadour has a magic lute which lets him control people.
- My Beloved Smother: Chlodwig appears to have one these, contributing to his mental instability.
- Non-Protagonist Resolver: The fairies in Lessons One Through Four are defeated by their own Imperfect Ritual combined with Chlodwig's antics, rather than through the protagonists actions.
- Omniglot: Hexela the witch is noted for her talent with languages. Baldric turns to her for help when dealing with a girl speaking an unknown non-human language, which Hexela is able to identify and translate.
- Raised by Grandparents: Dwight lives with his grandmother since his parents died in a plane crash.
- Something We Forgot: After dealing with all the issues that occurred in Dragon, Baldric realizes with horror that they didn't actually get the dragon's fire needed to fix his staff.