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Milo, Milo, do you know Milo the friendly little bunny?
Milo, Milo, do you know Milo? He's clever and he's funny.
He and his friends are nice to each other.
He listens to his father and he listens to his mother.
He's serious as can be when he plays with you and me. Milo is our friend. Milo!
Milo, Milo, do you know Milo the friendly little bunny?
'The theme song.

Milo is a children's animated series, focusing on a family of anthropomorphic bunnies, George, Vanessa and their only son, six-year-old Milo. It also features Milo's best friend Judith.Milo is mainly a sweet little boy, although, like a lot of human children his age, he has a naughty side. A lot of episodes focus on things that come with his being six and he also has a lot of interactions with animals.


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  • Alliterative Title: One episode is called "Happy Heart" and another is called "Sea School".
  • Amicably Divorced: Judith's parents are divorced but are still friends.
  • An Aesop: Many episodes have one, however, not all of them do.
    • "Milo's Sore Tummy" has the Aesop "don't fake illness because being treated as sick when you're not is boring".
    • "Milo's Indigestion" has "don't skip breakfast or you'll get hungry and eat too much, too fast".
    • "The Shy Girl" has the Aesop "even though some might be, not all boys are bad".
    • "Milo the Daredevil" has the Aesop "don't do things that are too dangerous".
    • "Milo and the Elderly Woman" has the Aesop "don't be mean, even if someone was mean to you".
    • "Bad Words" has an anti-insulting Aesop.
    • "The Prank" has an Aesop about how some jokes are not funny if they're at the expense of others.
      • "Revenge is Seldom Sweet" sort of extends on that and tells about how one should not pull pranks as revenge.
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    • "The Baby" has an Aesop about how older children can play with younger children. It also educates a bit on how to be polite to younger children.
    • "The Science Museum" has the Aesop that science is not just for men and boys: women and girls can do science too.
    • "Judith's House" has the Aesop that you can have more than one friend.
    • "The Spinning Top" has the Aesop that if someone tells you to break the rules and you comply, it still counts as breaking the rules.
    • "All's Fair" has "don't be a sore loser or a sore winner".
    • "Driving School" teaches various lessons on road safety.
    • "Milo at the Zoo" talks about how feeding zoo animals (as a visitor) is not allowed.
    • "Face to Face" has the Aesop "everyone has their own opinion and everyone should respect other people's opinions".
    • "Sea School" has an Aesop about how all animals should be respected, no matter how big they are or whether you're afraid of them.
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  • April Fools' Plot: The aptly named episode "April Fools' Day".
  • Babysitting Episode: In "The Baby", Vanessa has to babysit a baby named Lucas, who's the son of a woman named Susanne.
  • Beach Episode: "Seashells and Sea Creatures", "Milo Goes to the Beach", "The Light House", "Sea School" and "The Sand Castle" all take place at the beach.
  • Bears Are Bad News: Zigzagged. In "Sew Happy", Milo plays an evil bear. In "Milo at the Zoo", the bear cubs at the zoo are seen as dangerous and unable to be pets but not bad and pretty cute.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: This conversation.
    Judith: "That doctor looks really nice."
    Milo: "Mm, mm" (in agreement).
    Vincent: "Don't be fooled. She could still give you a needle."
  • The Bully: Zigzagged with Vincent. He can laugh at people and sneer and sometimes does things out of revenge, but isn't actually a bad person and doesn't keep being mean if things get serious.
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": Milo has an "M" on the front of his overalls.
  • Cassandra Truth: In "Milo at the Zoo", Milo and Judith were distracted by a parrot when the teacher told them that they weren't allowed to feed the animals so they were about to give some popcorn to the elephants. Vincent tells them that they're not allowed but due to his impish personality and the fact that he was eating some himself, Milo and Judith believe that Vincent is just making that rule up so he can eat all the popcorn.
  • Character Death: Picpic, the school's pet porcupine, dies in "Milo and Prickly the Porcupine". The whole episode was spent on mourning him.
  • Character Title: The series is called "Milo", which is the name of the main character.
  • Does Not Like Men: Elise used to refuse to play with boys as she'd had a bad experience with her annoying brother, however, Milo teaches her that not all boys are annoying.
  • Dream Sequence:
    • In "The Wounded Bird", Milo dreams that he has been shrunk and has to live with birds.
    • In "The Little Bear", Milo dreams that the constellation bears have come to life and he's playing with them.
  • Eaten Alive: Never actually happens, but when Judith pretends to be a snake, she claims she will eat Milo (who's pretending to be a bear) alive.
  • Embarrassment Plot: "Shame" focuses on Milo's titular shame after wetting himself.
  • Everybody Laughs Ending: "Milo the Fearless One" ends with Milo, George and their new friend (a beekeeper) laughing. "Milo and the Bicycle" ends with George, Judith, Milo and Vanessa laughing.
  • Family Man: The dads on the show (George of Milo and Jules of Judith) seem very loyal to their families.
  • Feud Episode:
    • "The Big Fight" has Milo and Judith get into an argument and start feuding.
    • "The Argument" has George and Vanessa quarrel, with George even leaving for the day, but he comes back.
    • Downplayed in "The Prank". While Judith does get a bit steamed at Milo, it's not the main plot and she never says that they're not friends anymore, although Milo does ask "Can we be friends?" which signifies that he thought she might be thinking that they weren't friends.
  • Flash Back: "Milo and the Mommy Cat" has flashbacks by Vanessa, telling about her pregnancy and Milo's birth.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Milo and his parents are shown to be this, being friends with many animals, including a porcupine, several cats and also other bunnies like them. The teacher is also an animal lover, as is Elise.
  • Funny Animal: The main characters are all anthro bunnies.
  • Good Parents: George and Vanessa seem like efficient parents and they do not scold Milo. Jules also seems like a good dad to Judith, giving her the same toys in his house as her mother's house and calling her his number one girl.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: The episode "Bad Words" treats the words "dummy" and "darn" as bad words, but only "little bad words".
  • Green Aesop: "Milo Versus the Litterbugs" has An Aesop against littering and also against carving on tree trunks.
  • Green-Eyed Monster:
    • In "All's Fair", Judith becomes jealous of Milo because he wins at the fair games and she loses.
    • In "Happy Heart", George supposes that Milo's classmates were making fun of him for having a crush on Daphne because they were jealous.
  • Happily Married: Despite having one argument in "The Argument", George and Vanessa seem like a happily married couple.
  • Happy Rain: At the end of "Milo the Daredevil", Milo and Judith let their balloons go and they float up into the sky. It then rains and Milo is happy because he believes that the balloons made it rain.
  • Hates Baths: In "Sew Happy", when Vanessa suggests that Milo and Judith need to take a bath, they look put out.
  • Height Angst: Sometimes, Milo seems to wish he was taller.
    • In "Milo the Daredevil", he wishes to touch the clouds but Judith points out that he's too small to touch them. She then sings "Milo's too small" over and over in a mocking voice, which he takes offense to.
    • In "The Baby", Milo takes offense at being called "little boy", even though the older boy who called him that didn't mean it as an insult.
    • In "The Infirmary", the doctor measures Milo, Judith and Vincent. Milo is ticked that Vincent is taller than him (and Judith, who's shorter than Milo). However, Judith doesn't mind as they have lots of time to grow.
  • Hey, Catch!: The characters play ball occasionally, and in "Milo at the Zoo", Milo and Judith almost throw popcorn at the elephants but the teacher calls them out on it as feeding the zoo animals is not allowed.
  • Huge Schoolboy: Thomas is the same age as the rest of his class but is much taller than Milo and the others.
  • Hypocritical Humour: In "Milo and the Bicycle", Judith calls Milo impolite for not saying hello, then says he looks like a baby for having training wheels.
  • Imagine Spot:
    • In "The Leak", Milo imagines himself riding on a pipe in the wall.
    • In "The Lighthouse", Milo imagines himself saving his classmates by having them climb onto the light.
    • Milo has several astronomy-related daydreams in "The Little Bear".
  • In-Series Nickname: Elise often gets called "Lisa".
  • Irritation Nightmare: Milo has a nightmare where he lives the lifestyle of a baby bird he found, and finds it annoying because he has to eat worms. This is also an Opinion-Changing Dream, because he previously wanted the bird to live a lifestyle like his own, and it made him realise that one species can't live like another.
  • "Just Joking" Justification:
    • In "The Prank", when Judith becomes angry at Milo having scared her with the spider prank, he says "It was just a joke". Later on, the teacher pulls a joke of her own and backs it up with "I was just joking", but she's more easily forgiven than Milo.
    • In "All's Fair", Milo teases Judith for not knocking over the cans and gives one of these.
      Milo: *laughing* "You're supposed to knock all the cans over, not scare them!"
      Vanessa: *sternly* "Milo...*normal voice* Instead of making fun of Judith, you should encourage her."
      Milo: "But I was just making a joke."
  • Limited Wardrobe: For the most part, the main characters have the same outfits.
  • A Lizard Named "Liz": One of the pigeons in "Milo and the Elderly Woman" is named Feathers.
  • Love Interests:
    • Judith plays a princess that the knight (played by Milo) is in love with in a school play.
    • In "Happy Heart", Milo gets a crush on his classmate Daphne.
  • Missed Meal Aesop: The episode "Milo's Indigestion" has Milo skip breakfast, only to later be so hungry he eats too many berries and too quickly. This gives him acid reflux and he has to stay in bednote .
  • Mundane Made Awesome: In-Universe, in "Milo Visits the City", Milo and his father George are on their way to the post office and pretend that the town is a jungle and the vehicles are wild animals.
  • Nightmare Sequence: In "The Wounded Bird", Milo has a nightmare in which he is shrunken and forced to live with birds and not allowed to see his family.
  • Odd Name Out: The pigeons in "Milo and the Elderly Woman" all have celestial names (Sunshine, Sky, Cloud...) except for one, named Feathers.
  • Official Couple: George and Vanessa are married.
  • One Episode Fear: In "Milo the Fearless One", Milo becomes afraid of bees and then loses the fear.
  • Performance Anxiety: Judith gets stage fright when asked to recite a poem in "The Poem".
    Judith: "Me? In front of all of you? I don't think I can."
  • Playing Sick: "Milo's Sore Tummy" has Milo fake a sore tummy to stay home from school and Vanessa acting like he's actually sick in order to let him know it's not fun.
  • Potty Failure: Milo wets his pants in "Shame".
  • The Prankster: Vincent, a boy in Milo's class, is this.
    Judith: "Vincent will never stop pulling pranks."
  • Pun: One episode is called "All's Fair", which is about both a fair and fairness. There's also an episode called "Something's Fishy", which is all about fishing.
  • Puppy Love: In "Happy Heart", Milo gets a crush on Daphne (a girl in his class). George tells him that having crushes at six is normal and when he was a boy, he had a crush on a girl named Louise, while Vanessa had a crush on a boy named Paul.
  • Reverse Psychology: In "Sea School", Vincent is about to squash a crab because he's afraid of it. Elise, Judith and Milo use reverse psychology on him and pretend to be scared of it and then they go on to explain about animals being important.
  • School Play: In "Milo Puts on a Play", the school does a play about a knight (played by Milo) in love with a princess (played by Judith).
  • Shrinking Violet: The stray cat from "Milo and the Wild Cat". He makes friends with Milo but is a bit skittish.
  • Sibling Rivalry: The reason Elise originally didn't like boys was because her brother was a bully.
  • Sick Episode: "Milo's Indigestion" has Milo get, well, indigestion from eating too many blueberries.
  • Snakes Are Sinister: In "Sew Happy", Judith pretends to be a snake that eats bunnies.
  • Soup Is Medicine: In "Milo's Sore Tummy", Milo is faking a tummyache and his mother won't feed him pizza and gives him vegetable broth instead, stating that you shouldn't eat pizza when you have a stomachache.
  • Speak in Unison:
    • Milo's class sometimes say one line of dialogue in unison, often a reply or an exclamation.
    • In "Milo Visits Dad at the Office", when Milo states he'd rather be a student than an engineer, his parents say "Really? How come?" in unison.
    • In "Milo and the Little Mouse", when Milo notes that the Tooth Fairy wasn't fooled by him putting a pebble under his pillow instead of a tooth, his parents say, "That's right" in unison.
    • In "The Tree House", when George tells Milo and Judith that they forgot to brush their teeth, they say, "We absolutely must go back inside" in unison.
    • In "Sew Happy", Milo and Judith say, "Oh, what wonderful costumes" in unison towards the end.
    • In "Milo at the Zoo", Milo and Judith apologise in unison for attempting to throw popcorn to the elephants.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: In "Milo Visits the City", George claims that he speaks Lion fluently, however, he was probably joking as during the course of the episode, he and Milo were making jokes about animals (pretending the traffic lights are chameleons because they change colour, e.t.c).
  • Take a Third Option: Milo on which pencil to use.
    Milo: "Should I take the blue one or should I take the yellow one? I know. I'll take the red."
  • Theme Tune: The series has a theme tune that describes who Milo is and asks the viewers if they know him.
  • Title Theme Tune: The title is mentioned several times in the theme tune because it's the protagonist's name.
    Milo, Milo, do you know Milo? The friendly little bunny.
  • Toilet Humour: In "Shame", Milo adds a dog to Judith's drawing and Judith, as a joke, draws it peeing.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?:
    • In "The Tree House", Milo and Judith try to sleep in their clubhouse but get scared of a grey cat scratching the roof. George takes them in because they forgot to brush their teeth, but before we get to find out whether they go back to bed or try sleeping in the clubhouse again, the episode ends.
    • In "Milo Goes to the Beach", we never find out who is flying the kite Milo chases.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?:
    • Judith appears to have arachnophobia (fear of spiders) because she finds most of Thomas and Vincent's pranks funny and is only really scared at the spider. In "Milo and the Spider", it's revealed that the reason why she's scared of them is she's afraid they might catch her. When she suggests this to Milo, he becomes afraid of them too. However, he gets over it. Vanessa is not scared of spiders in themselves but she did get scared when it went down on its web, probably due to surprise.
    • Milo used to be afraid of bees (which is called melissophobia), but as of "Milo the Fearless One", he isn't anymore.


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