The Backyardigans

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 5 : Ep 1

    We arrr Pirate

    Aired

  • S 4 : Ep 19

    The Tale of the Not-So-Nice-Dragon

    Aired

  • S 4 : Ep 18

    The Amazing Splashinis

    Aired

  • S 4 : Ep 17

    The Big Dipper Diner

    Aired 2/24/11

  • S 4 : Ep 16

    Pablor and the Acorns

    Aired

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jamia Simone Nash

    Uniqua (singing)

  • Jonah Bobo

    Austin (voice)

  • Thomas Sharkey

    Austin (singing)

  • Naelee Rae

    Tasha (voice)

  • Sean Curley

    Pablo (voice)

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  • show Description
  • The Backyardigans is Nick Jr.'s animated musical adventure series about five high-spirited preschool friends, Uniqua, Pablo, Tyrone, Tasha, and Austin, who rely on their vivid imaginations to embark on amazing, epic adventures. In every episode, the backyard transforms into a new fantastic, photo-real landscape that serves as the backdrop for completely original, story-driven musicals. Broadway-caliber music spanning a variety of genres (including Big Band, Reggae, Rockabilly, Bossa Nova, and Hip-Hop) and cutting-edge 3-D dance choreography propel the stories forward, lending the series a narrative voice that will appeal to preschoolers and parents alike. The series will inspire children to sing and dance along with these lovable characters and stretch their imaginations as they climb up mountains, slide down glaciers, and sail across oceans. The Backyardigans was created by executive producer Janice Burgess (Little Bill) and is executive-produced and directed by Robert Scull (Little Bill, Whoopi's Littleburg).CharactersPABLO: Pablo is, well, wrapped a little too tight. He gets excited by things. Just leaving the house for free play in the backyard can make him babble with joy. He thinks quickly, he speaks quickly, acts and reacts quickly. He gets big ideas but he can be overwhelmed by a situation and panic a little – making him the character most likely to run in a circle flapping his flippers and squawking. (By the way, he's a penguin.) He may not be the most agile or graceful of the friends, but he's probably the most determined and enthusiastic.UNIQUA: One of a kind. She's funny – she loves to tell silly jokes and to tickle her friends. She's a little mischievous -- she'd be the kid most likely to ring the doorbell and run away. But she's sweet --she'll notice if you're happy or sad and say something about it because she cares about you. Graceful, agile and light on her feet, Uniqua is not afraid of anything and can be quite the daredevil. She loves to run and climb and ride her bike faster than anyone. (Uniqua is her name, and also her species – with her purple skin, pink spots, and dainty antennae, she doesn't look like any other creature on the planet.)AUSTIN: Austin is the new kangaroo on the block, so he doesn't yet know the other kids really well. That suppresses his natural bounciness and makes him diffident sometimes – a little hesitant to express his opinion, a little slow to take the lead. He really wants to get it right.TYRONE: The sunny one. He's easygoing – he can get along with anybody – Pablo's his best friend, after all. He takes life's ups and downs in stride --things just don't get under his skin. He's a deep thinker, which may make him seem a little slow on the uptake sometimes. He's confident -- he enjoys a challenge because he knows, in his heart, that he is equal to it. There's always a way and he's bound to figure it out. (And he happens to be a moose.)TASHA: A little girl hippo, in red mary janes and a flowered dress. Tasha is Uniqua's much-admired and always eagerly-awaited play date. She looks sweet as pie but underneath her extra girly exterior beats the heart of a CEO -- tough-as-nails, take-no-prisoners, my-way-or-the-highway kind of gal. She's rational, skeptical, and highly motivated to get her own way. But it's always special for Uniqua when Tasha is there, because she's someone who can also be giggly, silly and full of fun.Theme SongAnd we're, Your backyard friends, The Backyardigans Together with The Backyardigans In the place where we belong Where we'll probably sing a song And we'll maybe dance along We've got the whole wide world in our yard to explore We've always find things we've never seen before That's why everyday we're back for more With your friends, The Backyardigans.moreless

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  • Quotes (100)

    • Uniqua: Oh, Queen, nothing can stop me from delivering this message. I hope.

    • Pablo: It's so great being a yeti, it makes me want to yell. Yeti-yeti-yeti!

    • Uniqua: Come on. Tasha: Oh, for goodness sakes. YOU come on.

    • Uniqua: Mr. Yeti, where are you? (echoes) I wanna take your picture! MR. YETI!!

    • Tash and Unqiua: (simultaneously) I win! Tasha: Excuse me, but I won!!

    • Tasha: I'll race you to the other side. Uniqua: I'll BEAT YOU to the other side.

    • Pablo: Stomp Stomp Stomp I'm a Yeti!

    • Tyrone: (Singing) What's gonna happen when we find that treasure? Pablo: What's gonna happen is we'll all be rich. Tyrone: We'll have gold to last us forever. Pablo: And a big pile of candy that no one can snitch.

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    Notes (384)

    • Pablo has his panic attack when the rock he's standing on in the stinky swamp begins to sink.

    • Snack at the end: Pretzels and juice at Uniqua's house (Even though it's offered by Tasha)

    • Songs: "Queens Are Never Wrong / Knights Are Brave and Strong" "A Message, a Message" (sung to the tune of "A-Tisket, A-Tasket") "P.U.! (Stinky Swamp Song)" "The Ballad of the Brave Pink Knight"

    • Dancers used to choreograph the musical numbers on the show include Kristen Frost (for Austin), Tasha Cooper (for Pablo), Hattie Mae Williams (for Uniqua), Greg Sinacori (for Tyrone) and Darlene Dirstine (for Tasha).

    • LOCATIONS: The Castle (same as museum/haunted house) & The Forest MUSIC GENRE: 40's Big-Band Jazz

    • Snack at the end: Hot chocolate at Uniqua's house.

    • Songs: "Yeti Stomp" "Keep On Snow Going" "Row Your Boat" (tune: "Row, Row, Row Your Boat") "There's No Such Thing"

    • Tasha is very argumentative, as indicated in this episode. Especially towards Uniqua.

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    Trivia (46)

    • Watch carefully just before King Austin declares that he will make Uniqua, Pablo and Tyrone knights. Uniqua is holding the message for him in her hand and then the view cuts to King Austin. When the view changes back to Uniqua, the message is gone from her hand. A bit later, when she gives King Austin the message, she seems to simply pull it out of thin air.

    • In the intro, we hear Pablo say, "In the place where we belong." However, his mouth/beak moves BEFORE he says that. This is also in every other episode.

    • When Pablo is panicking that the rock in the Swamp of Stinkiness is sinking & Tyrone & Uniqua are telling him to jump, the rock stops sinking, & resumes sinking when Pablo jumps off.

    • Pablo panics before Uniqua goes on the log. However, music often plays when he panics. The music plays later when he walks around panicking that he can't remember where they buried the treasure.

    • At the beginning of this episode, when Pablo leaves his house and says "Hi" to Tyrone, his lips don't move.

    • After Tyrone says, "This certanily is a long short cut", you can hear him sniff.

    • Although Austin does not appear in this episode, at the end, we can hear a mysterious voice. Probably him... or a ghost, but they never say who speaks.

    • When Uniqua and Austin are singing the "Gobbly goo" song, Austin says "And I got some on my shoe." But isn't wearing any shoes.

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    Allusions (28)

    • Pablo: You cannot pass! This is a spoof to the famous line said by Gandalf in Lord of the Rings, "You shall not pass!"

    • Song: "What do you do with a scurvy pirate?"
      One of the songs sung in this episode is a parody of an old English folk song called "What do you do with a drunken sailor?" Since this is a kids show, and not a PG-13 movie, the writers obviously had to change the original song into something more suitable for the Pre-K set.

    • One of the songs in this episode, "Buffalo Girls and Boys" is based on the classic tune "Buffalo Gals." The lyrics of the chorus are exactly the same, except that "Buffalo gals" is replaced with "Cowgirls / Cowboys."

    • Tyrone & Pablo: We are Mounties walking through the snow...
      The song sung by Tyrone & Pablo about the Mounties is to the tune of, "She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain".

    • Uniqua's power to control the weather is the same super power that belongs to Storm from X-Men.

    • One of the songs called "Shy Guy" is an allusion of a Mario Character called 'Shy Guy.'

    • Tasha keeps pulling tea cups out from behind her back when they are drinking tea with the king.

    • Mission to Mars: This is also the title of a sci-fi movie that was made in the year 2000.

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  • Fan Reviews (98)
  • The Best show in history

    By beiaolie, Oct 04, 2014

  • use to love it as a kid.

    By alyyiki, Jun 12, 2014

  • Finally... Uniqua is a

    By marcellosatur, Aug 12, 2013

  • Cool!

    By xxxxxxxxx, Dec 09, 2012

  • A show that reinforce the one thing we all knew as children which is the only toy you really need is your backyard.

    By archangelwho, Dec 22, 2008

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