The Backyardigans

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Weekdays 10:00 AM on Nickelodeon Premiered Oct 11, 2004 Between Seasons

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Show Summary

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).

Characters

PABLO: 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 Song

And 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.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • The Best show in history

    10
    I am your biggest fan Backyardigans I am 16 years old and still a fan because unusually people who have watched the Backyardigans grow out of it at 9 I want to know more about you guys and also want season 5 and to be put back on tv ;) love you guys ;-)
  • use to love it as a kid.

    10
    very fun and lovable brings back my childhood. uniqua was my favorite, i even got a doll of her when I was 5 and its still in my room! one of the little kid shows that arent stupid enough to laugh at. thank god :)
  • Finally... Uniqua is a

    10
    LADY BUG !! According to my 3yo niece! (Because of the dots)
  • Cool!

    8.5
    Cool!
  • A show that reinforce the one thing we all knew as children which is the only toy you really need is your backyard.

    10
    One of the more real show. Remind me of my childhood with my friends. No, our songs and dances was not as good. After all we were only working class kids off of a S.C. mill hill. But the field around our house covered evey war known to man plus many off world trips. We went around the world and up and down the time line. When we were archaeologists and ended up digging up the bones of a hold cow, our teacher helped us to put it togrther in class as we found more of it. After this everyone within walking distance of our house lived in fear when they saw us comming with our digging tools.moreless
  • GATHER 'ROUND THE TV SET, BOYS AND GHOULS, FOR THE SPOOKIEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR IS QUICKLY APPROACHING! A FESTIVAL OF FRIGHT CAN BE FOUND ON NEARLY EVERY CHANNEL THIS HALLOWEEN SEASON, AND WE'RE SURE IT'LL BE A SCREAM! GET THE GOODIES RIGHT HERE.

    Halloween 2006

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      It seems like Backyardigans is cancelled. It wasn't in this years upfronts. Neither have I seen any reruns on Nick Playdate lately...
      08/16/11
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    • Worst Seasons Ever
      Worst Season Ever: The New Seasons like, Season 3, 5, 7, 6, & 8. The Only Good Seasons are the first 2. R.I.P. This Show 200...
      06/23/11
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    • New Backyardigans DVD/CD thread
      Please post all new dvd and cd releases here.  Thanks
      02/26/11
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    • Make your own episode.
      Think of what would make a great Backyarigans episode. My idea is of Austin and Tyrone as security guards at an art museum is Pari...
      11/04/10
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    • Favorite Season?
      I watched every Backyardigans season and I was a fan of it sins I was 3. I want to know what your favorite season is. I watched al...
      10/06/10
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    Categories

    Animation, Fantasy, Kids

    Themes

    Grade Schoolers, Preschoolers