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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, everyone is happy, and Mike learns his lesson.

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  • Affably Evil: The Vikings, the closest thing the show has to a regular antagonist. Being raiders, most of the conflicts involving them taking the episode's MacGuffin, but their motivations in doing so are rooted in child-like ignorance rather than true malice.
  • 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.
  • Catch Phrase: "It's time to be a knight, and do it right!"
    • "By the king's crown, that's it!"
  • 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!"
  • 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!"
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  • Functional Magic: Evie, being a witch-in-training her spells don't go right.
  • Funny Foreigner: The Vikings. They speak in Scandinavian-sounding gibberish (but do understand the local language of Glendragon), like to jump and bounce around everywhere like a troupe of acrobats, and are generally pretty jovial for a group of plunderers.
  • 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.
  • You Can Talk?: In Journey to Dragon Mountain, Mike to the giant dragon, who turns out to be Squirt's long lost father.


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