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Mike, Lu & Og was an American animated television series produced created by Chuck Swenson and produced by Kinofilm Studios that ran on Cartoon Network. The show was the seventh Cartoon Cartoon, and was based on a Cartoon Cartoon short that premiered on November 6, 1998. The series premiered on November 12, 1999 (along with Courage the Cowardly Dog) and 26 half-hour episodes were produced, featuring two stories per episode. The final episode aired on May 27th, 2001, and the series was not picked up for a third season, making it the first Cartoon Cartoon series to end its production.
Reruns of the show aired from 2001-2003 on Cartoon Network. Reruns of Mike, Lu, and Og also aired on Boomerang beginning from June 5th, 2006, though eventually stopped airing in March 2011.
The show follows a girl named Mike, a foreign exchange student from Manhattan; a stuck up island princess named Lu; and a native boy and gifted inventor named Og. The trio takes part in a variety of adventures as Mike and the island's natives share their customs with each other.
Mike applied as a foreign exchange student, and on a lark asked to be sent to a tropical island (which has the strange capability to sink and pop up "like a cork" a few moments later every "few hundred years or so"). She found herself dumped on a forgotten, barely mapped island populated by descendants of a British shipwreck (which is why Lu and Og, and their parents, speak perfect English). This island may be based on the real-life Pitcairn Island. The Castaways have "gone native" and are trying to behave like Polynesians, with varying degrees of success.
- Mike (voiced by Nika Futterman)
- Lu (voiced by Nancy Cartwright)
- Lancelot (silent)
- Og (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker)
- Goat (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker)
- Pig (voiced by Kath Soucie)
- Spiney (voiced by Martin Rayner)
- Wendell (voiced by S. Scott Bullock)
- Alfred (voiced by Martin Rayner)
- Margery (voiced by Kath Soucie)
- Wombat (silent)
- Old Queeks (voiced by Corey Burton)
- Captain (voiced by Brian George)
- First Mate (voiced by Martin Rayner)
- Bos’n (voiced by Corey Burton)
- Hermione (voiced by Alison Larkin)
- Haggis & Baggis (voiced by Brian George and S. Scott Bullock)
|1||13||November 12th, 1999||April 21st, 2000|
|2||13||January 7th, 2001||May 29th, 2001|
|1||1||Sultans of Swat/Tea for Three||November 12th, 1999|
|2||2||The Tube/Roller Madness||November 19th, 1999|
|3||3||Losing Lancelot/Buzz Cut||November 26th, 1999|
|4||4||Elephant Walk/Palm Pet||December 3rd, 1999|
|5||5||Yo, Ho, Who?/A Boy's Game||December 10th, 1999|
|6||6||Whole Lotta Shakin’/The Mother of All
|December 17th, 1999|
|7||7||Hot Couture/Opposites Attack||January 7th, 2000|
|8||8||Scopin' Out/The Good Ship Bad||January 14th, 2000|
|9||9||High Rise/The Great Snipe Hunt||January 21st, 2000|
|10||10||Nobody's Nose/Scuba Doobie Doo||January 24th, 2000|
|11||11||Jujubombs/Turtle Soup||January 28th, 2000|
|12||12||A Bicycle Built for Me/Crowded House||April 14th, 2000|
|13||13||High Camp/Sneeze, Please||April 21st, 2000|
|14||1||A Learning Experience/We the People||January 7th, 2001|
|15||2||Money/Repeat After Me||January 14th, 2001|
|16||3||Thanks, but No Thanks/Hot Dog||January 21st, 2001|
|17||4||That Sinking Feeling/Father’s Day||February 4th, 2001|
|18||5||Giant Steps/Night of the Living Ancestors||February 18th, 2001|
|19||6||For the Love of Mike/Sparks||March 4th, 2001|
|20||7||Brave Sir Lancelot/The Big Game||April 29th, 2001|
|21||8||Flustering Footwear Flotsam/Fathers and Pies||May 6th, 2001|
|22||9||Queeks, Queeks, Who’s Got the Queeks?/Alfred, Lord of the Jungle||May 13th, 2001|
|23||10||The King of Curtains/Margery the Duck||May 20th, 2001|
|24||11||A Freudian Split/Fitness Fever||May 20th, 2001|
|25||12||The Hunter and the Hunted/To Serve Lu||May 27th, 2001|
|26||13||The Three Amigas/Sleeping Ugly||May 27th, 2001|
Appearances in other media
Og made a small cameo in Cartoon Network's 20th anniversary birthday party bumper, where he is seen dancing.
Lu made a cameo appearance in the OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes episode, Crossover Nexus, where she appears as one of the Cartoon Network heroes that were summoned and defeated by Strike, the episode's main antagonist.
Mike, Lu & Og spawned a DVD volume containing 3 episodes in the UK.
The series was re-released on Demand in 2017 and got removed in the beginning of 2020.
- Mike, Lu, & Og was one of the first two original Cartoon Network Shows to be added to the Cartoon Cartoon Fridays block line-up, the other show being Courage the Cowardly Dog (which aired right after Mike, Lu & Og).
- Mike, Lu & Og was the second-to last original Cartoon Network program to premiere in the 1990's (the last one being Courage the Cowardly Dog).