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Get Blake! is a French-American cartoon series from Marathon Media, best known for Totally Spies! and Martin Mystery; it airs in a few international versions of the channel Nicktoons and finally aired on the main Nickelodeon channel in the US in April 20, 2016.

The shows premises is about Blake Meyers who in the future will become a space ranger destined to defeat the evil Squalliens. A trio of Squalliens have been sent into the past to capture Blake and stop him from becoming a space ranger in the future. Blake with his best friend Mitch have to use their wits and skills to get away from them or get caught.

The animation is done in Adobe Flash.

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  • Cowboy Episode: In "Get West!", Blake and Mitch go to spend the weekend in the frontier town of Authenticville, only to be pursured by the Squalliens in the form of a black clad robotic gunslinger.
  • Cute Is Evil: The Squalliens, of course! Leonard even managed to fool Skye, too. (See Wounded Gazelle Gambit below.)
  • Embarrassing Ad Gig: In "Get Commercial!", Blake and Mitch try to make a new commercial for the former's father to replace the one that shows footage of Blake as a baby tripping and hurting his knee. However, the Squaliens try their best to prevent him from replacing it in hopes to allow the original commercial to get aired across the world (and, subsequently, the entire galaxy) so that Blake's reputation would be permanently tarnished, preventing him from becoming the space ranger in the future.
  • Excited Episode Title!: Combined with Idiosyncratic Episode Naming, each episode is titled "Get (Noun or Adjective)!"
  • Expy: Blake is one to Sanjay, both of them are adventurous youngsters who dream of becoming superheroes. They also have similar designs.
    • Blake and Mitch are also similar to Coop and Dennis, as they are two boys fighting against invading Alien Animals.
    • The Squalliens may be ones to the Eds and/or the cockroaches. Or even a parody of the Terminators, considering both villainous organizations send minions back in time to kill the hero before he becomes a threat.
  • Fat Best Friend: Mitch to Blake.
  • Gadgeteer Genius:
    • Mitch and his Dad have a knack for building various things. Some of their inventions even help save the day.
    • Leonard is the "brainy" one of the Squallien trio who builds such gadgets and gizmos as well.
  • General Failure: The Squallien General is a complete failure as a military commander. His tendency to dismiss Leonard's plans in favour of those of his two idiot nephews is one reason why the Squalliens have repeatedly failed to get Blake.
  • Kid Heroes: Blake and Mitch are 13 and the protagonists of the show.
  • Le Parkour: Blake uses this to get away from the Squalliens.
  • Never Trust a Hair Tonic: In "Get Hairy!", Blake and Mitch use an experimental hair growth formula invented by Mitch's dad to grow moustaches so they can get in to a see a scary movie. The next morning, they try to shave off the moustaches only to discover that Mitch had not read the label and it was actually a 'Never-Ending Hair Growth Formula'. Their entire bodies end up covered in hair, causing them to be mistaken for sasquatches.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Skye (pink) and Blake (blue).
  • Prehensile Hair: In "Get Hairy!", one of the effects of the hair growth formula is to give Blake and Mitch prehensile facial hair (at least temporarily) which beats up the Squalliens.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: Skye.
  • Shout-Out: In "Get West!", the Squalliens disguise themselves by inhabiting the form of a black clad, robotic gunslinger that looks an awful lot like Yul Brynner's character in Westworld.
  • Torches and Pitchforks: In "Get West!", Leonard hands the townsfolk torches and pitchforks to round up Blake for a Showdown at High Noon. The townsfolk don't even bother lighting the torches.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Deconstructed in "Get Skye!", where Skye chews Blake out for trying to deal with Leonard (who she thought was an innocent, regular squirrel); he later uses her to lure Blake into captivity.