Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire

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Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire (properly "Kröd Mändoon," not "Krod Mandoon.") is exactly what you think it's about. Yes, The Hero is named Kröd Mändoon, and he has a flaming sword of fire. The two-part Pilot got 1.6 million viewers, significantly less than The Daily Show and South Park that week. Its creator, developer, and writer Peter Knight said that its humor is influenced by The Simpsons, Get Smart, and Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It aired on Comedy Central and on BBC 2 in 2009.

The series is mostly a parody of Heroic Fantasy. The basic plot is that Kröd is the leader of a band of good rebels fighting against an evil dictator named Dongalor. Yet within that simple premise is a bunch of subplots and character-driven humor.


Tropes used in Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire include:


Bruce: I guess the saying is true. Once you go grobble, you hobble.

Dongalor: I see... (looks around) ...Was that you, Barnabus?

  • Kick the Dog/Mood Whiplash: After a boy's (scripted) sad story doesn't make the pagan women cry, Dongalor orders that the boy to be thrown off a bridge, and for his dog to be used as a mop.
  • La Résistance
  • Lost Technology: In the form of Lost Magic: The Eye of Gulga Grymna.
  • The Load: Bruce, Loquasto and Zezelryk all trade this one off because all do have moments of usefulness. Zezelryk is skilled with potions (and now has a nifty magic item), Loquasto is strong and has a superior sense of smell and in the last episode Bruce proved he can fight well when he has to.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Spoofed in the final episode of Season 1-As it is, Dongalor is Kröd's brother...in law. He isn't even married to Kröd's sister anymore!
  • Meaningful Name: Kröd's name is meaningful if you spell it backwards.
    • Horst Draper (Who lays with horses).
  • Mister Seahorse: Loquasto, Zezelryk and (noticeably) Bruce, during "Succubi: The Dawn's Early Light", with the spawn of the titular Succubi (and token Incubus, in Bruce's case).
  • The Mole: Grimshank playing Double Agent. He planned to let Dongalor set off the Eye, but re-aim it at Dongalor's castle.
  • Money, Dear Boy: Is there anything John Rhys Davies won't do for money?
  • Ms. Fanservice: Aneka, which Kröd constantly hangs a lantern on.
  • My Friends and Zoidberg:

These are my best friends in the world! And Bruce!