One of the reasons that The Backyardigans TV show is so unique, is that each episode features a unique musical theme. The CGI animated characters sing songs written in the musical genre, and even their dance moves are choreographed to be true to the particular musical style. The following episode guide lists The Backyardigans episodes and their corresponding musical genre. Backyardigans episodes are close captioned and rated TV-Y. Some Backyardigans episodes are also available on The Backyardigans DVDs.
The Backyardigans Episode Guide
- 101 PIRATE TREASURE
X marks the spot on this reggae-style pirate adventure. In two pirate teams, the kids sail the high seas in search of treasure. Who will find it first? And who will walk the plank?
LOCATION: THE HIGH SEAS & DESERT ISLAND
MUSIC GENRE: REGGAE/SKA
- 102 THE HEART OF THE JUNGLE
TYRONE is Tarzan. and so are PABLO, and AUSTIN! Each Tarzan has a different jungle skill, and they use them all to help UNIQUA the brilliant scientist. Their quest, set to Gilbert and Sullivan-style operetta, is to help tiny Sherman the Worman find his jungle home. Will they succeed? Or will the treacherous jungle force them to bug off?
LOCATION: THE JUNGLE (like the FOREST, but re-dressed)
MUSIC GENRE: GILBERT AND SULLIVAN
- 103 THE YETI
PABLO announces that he is the Yeti -- a hairy, smelly creature of the frozen north, who likes to eat raisins and give snow-bellies. (He also likes to get funky to some James Brown-style R&B). He leads UNIQUA, TASHA, and TYRONE on a Yeti-chase, all the way to his igloo in the frozen north.
LOCATION: THE FROZEN NORTH
MUSIC GENRE: JAMES BROWN-STYLE FUNK
- 104 THE SNOW FORT
TYRONE and PABLO are Mounties, defending their snow fort in the rugged Yukon. UNIQUA and TASHA are fearless ski patrollers, looking for someone to save from peril. When they meet up, snowy confusion ensues, to the sound of bouncy Western Swing music.
LOCATION: THE FROZEN NORTH
MUSIC GENRE: WESTERN SWING
- 105 SECRET MISSION
PABLO, TYRONE, and UNIQUA are secret agents, sneaking through the Treasure Museum. Tango music propels them through secret passageways, booby traps, and laser-beam security. Can they return the secret treasure to its rightful owner without getting caught?
LOCATION: THE TREASURE MUSEUM (same interior as haunted house/castle)
MUSIC GENRE: TANGO
- 106 IT'S GREAT TO BE A GHOST
PABLO, TYRONE, and UNIQUA are ghosts, and they've found the perfect old house to haunt. To the sound of Cab Calloway-style 20's jazz, they practice floating, booing, and other scary stuff. When an unsuspecting stranger (TASHA) shows up, they put their scaring skills to the test.
LOCATION: HAUNTED HOUSE (Same interior as Treasure Museum/Castle)
MUSIC GENRE: '20s JAZZ, a la CAB CALLOWAY
- 107 RIDING THE RANGE
Lonesome Cowboy TYRONE rides for Texas, headed for a hip-hop hoe-down. UNIQUA, PABLO and AUSTIN search the western desert for a thievin' bandit who steals cattle and horses. and maybe even jump ropes.
LOCATION: THE WESTERN DESERT
MUSIC GENRE: HIP-HOP
- 108 THE KEY TO THE NILE
TASHA is Princess of Egypt, and TYRONE, PABLO, and AUSTIN are her servants. Only the princess can end Egypt's horrible drought, by bringing three precious gifts to the sphinx, UNIQUA. Will the princess finally unlock the Nile waters? Broadway-style musical numbers ring through the desert in this Egyptian adventure.
LOCATION: THE EGYPTIAN DESERT (Western Desert re-dressed)
MUSIC GENRE: MID-CENTURY BROADWAY MUSICAL (I.E. ROGERS & HAMMERSTEIN, COMDEN & GREEN)
- 109 KNIGHTS ARE BRAVE AND STONG
It's a Knight's tale, set to the sound of big-band swing. Queen TASHA sends UNIQUA, the brave pink messenger, through the misty forest to bring a message to King AUSTIN in his castle on the other side. If UNIQUA can make it past the Moose of the Mists (TYRONE) and the Guardian of the Gate (PABLO), maybe she'll become a knight!
LOCATIONS: THE CASTLE (same as museum/haunted house) & THE FOREST
MUSIC GENRE: 40'S BIG-BAND JAZZ
- 110 VIKING VOYAGE
Rockabilly music meets medieval Nordic exploration! PABLO, TYRONE, and UNIQUA are Vikings on the high-seas. In search of new lands, they run into wild weather, and a mermaid (TASHA with a tail) who blocks their way. Will they discover new territory? And if they do, what will they name it?
LOCATION: THE HIGH SEAS/ DESERT ISLAND BEACH
MUSIC GENRE: ROCKABILLY