The BEST Episodes of The Backyardigans

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jul 20, 2019

The Backyardigans is Nickelodeon's animated musical adventure series about five high-spirited friends, Uniqua, Pablo, Tyrone, Tasha, and Austin, who rely on their vivid imaginations to embark on amazing, epic adventures. The show is geared toward children 2 to 10. 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 (Li

Breakout

#1 - Breakout

Season 4 - Episode 3

Uniqua and Tasha are princesses who plan to break out of a huge tower. But can they do it without setting off the bobby traps made by castle guards Pablo and Tyrone?

star 9.25
4 votes
Robot Rampage

#2 - Robot Rampage

Season 4 - Episode 6

Robot Repairman Austin has an unexpectedly busy day in futuristic Mega City when all the robots go on a rampage set to roller disco! When the evil Professor Bug (Pablo) starts making all the robots malfunction, it's up to Repairman Austin to save the day in this double length adventure!

star 9.00
3 votes
Tale of the Mighty Knights

#3 - Tale of the Mighty Knights

Season 2 - Episode 17

Uniqua and Tyrone are royal knights who are protecting King Pablo's egg. Grabbing Goblin Austin in Goblin Land and the Fairy Tasha want the egg for themselves. They follow King Pablo's egg to Dragon Mountain to retrieve it.

star 8.55
11 votes
Scared of You

#4 - Scared of You

Season 2 - Episode 6

Mad Scientist Tasha sends Austin to bring three monsters back to her laboratory. They are looking for Vampire Pablo, Mummy Tyrone, and Werewolf Uniqua.

star 8.50
4 votes
Directors: Mike Shiell
Writers: Rodney Stringfellow
 Robin Hood The Clean

#5 - Robin Hood The Clean

Season 3 - Episode 16

In order to keep the dirt for the Festival of Dirt in the village of Filthingham, Mayor Austin Stinkypants locks Tyrone, Tasha, and Uniqua's soap away in the dungeon so they can't get clean. Tyrone sets off through Purewood Forest in search of Pablo, the Robin Hood the Clean, so he can help them get clean once again.

star 8.50
2 votes
The Key to the Nile

#6 - The Key to the Nile

Season 1 - Episode 7

Princess Tasha and her servants must unlock the waters of the Nile and end Egypt's drought by bringing gifts to the Sphinx.

star 8.47
19 votes
Race Around the World

#7 - Race Around the World

Season 1 - Episode 20

It's racing day, and Austin is prepared. Unlike his friends (and competitors) Pablo, Tyrone, and Uniqua, he has never won a gold medal before. The referee (Tasha) starts the race, and Zydeco tunes spur them on as they dash around the globe. Who will be the first to break the tape at the finish line?

star 8.33
12 votes
Who Goes There?

#8 - Who Goes There?

Season 3 - Episode 4

Tyrone is the security guard at a huge art museum. Then some of the art (played by Pablo, Uniqua and Austin) come to life and start running all over the place. When Tyrone finds out about this, he must stop the art before the curator (Tasha) finds out about it.

star 8.33
9 votes
Castaways

#9 - Castaways

Season 1 - Episode 14

Uniqua, Pablo and Tyrone become stranded on a desert island.

star 8.25
4 votes
The Quest for the Flying Rock

#10 - The Quest for the Flying Rock

Season 1 - Episode 11

Uniqua, Tasha, Tyrone, and Pablo are Brave, Indiana-Jones-style Explorers, on a quest for the rare, legendary Flying Rock which sits atop Big Rock Hill. In a frenzied disco dash through the jungle and the desert, they race each other to see who can make it to Big Rock Hill first, and claim the prize.

star 8.25
12 votes
Mission to Mars

#11 - Mission to Mars

Season 2 - Episode 1

When the Backyardigans receive a strange signal originating from Mars, Uniqua, Pablo and Austin blast off to investigate. They're backed up by Tyrone and Tasha, who remain on Earth to assist at Mission Control. The Backyardigans leave prepared for anything, but encounter some surprises along the way. They don't give up, however, and eventually make a surprising discovery regarding the source of the signal.

star 8.24
17 votes
Monster Detectives

#12 - Monster Detectives

Season 1 - Episode 19

Uniqua and Tyrone, the hardnosed detective, set out to Monster's Castle where Pablo the soccer ball monster has taken Uniqua's ball. They must make it out of the castle before they get turned into monsters.

star 8.24
17 votes
The Action Elves Save Christmas Eve

#13 - The Action Elves Save Christmas Eve

Season 4 - Episode 5

Santa (voice of Conan O'Brien) needs his sack back, so action elves Tasha, Uniqua and Pablo fight abominable brothers Tyrone and Austin, who don't want to return the sack. Music genre: Memphis Soul

star 8.20
5 votes
To The Center of The Earth

#14 - To The Center of The Earth

Season 3 - Episode 3

Inventors Pablo and Uniqua travel to the center of the earth in their earth burrowing rocket ship to retrieve Tyrone's lost lucky penny.

star 8.00
10 votes
Chichen-Itza Pizza

#15 - Chichen-Itza Pizza

Season 3 - Episode 8

Uniqua and Tasha are Mayan pizza delivery girls, who set out on a mission across the pyramids of water, earth, and wind so they can deliver Tyrone the King a fresh hot pizza pie.

star 8.00
8 votes
Front Page News!

#16 - Front Page News!

Season 3 - Episode 10

Superhero Snap (Tasha) sets out to get a front page photo for the Pablo's newspaper, The Bigopolis Big Story. Snap, along with fellow superheroes Bug Girl (Uniqua)and Captain Bubble (Tyrone) get more than they bargain for when a giant robot threatens the city of Bigopolis.

star 8.00
3 votes
The Great Dolphin Race

#17 - The Great Dolphin Race

Season 3 - Episode 12

In the underwater city of Atlantis, Uniqua, who dreams of one day becoming a dolphin racer, rescues and later adopts a wild dolphin, from a giant clam. She asks Pablo to help her train so she can beat Tyrone, who is the best dolphin racer around.

star 8.00
3 votes
Match on Mt. Olympus

#18 - Match on Mt. Olympus

Season 3 - Episode 13

Pablo the sportscaster and Tyrone the meteorologist, travel to Mt. Olympus in an attempt to change the mind of the goddess of weather, Tasha, and make what they said on their tv station come true by making the rain stop. Along the way Pablo teaches the god of laughter, Austin, and the goddess of naps, Uniqua, a few rad basketball moves. Soon they find out they need to win a baskbetball game against the goddess of weather in order to make the rain stop.

star 8.00
5 votes
 The Masked Retriever

#19 - The Masked Retriever

Season 3 - Episode 11

Uniqua the librarian, sets off with her horse Toronado, in search of Don Austin and his overdue library books that Tasha wants to check out. Will she able to get the book back for Tasha and make it past Don Austin's guards, Pablo and Tyrone?

star 8.00
3 votes
The Big Dipper Diner

#20 - The Big Dipper Diner

Season 4 - Episode 16

Tyrone and Tasha, the space police, have to arrest Blaarg (an evil alien) with the help of Uniqua and Pablo.

star 8.00
7 votes
It's Great to Be a Ghost

#21 - It's Great to Be a Ghost

Season 1 - Episode 9

Ghosts Tyronne, Pablo and Uniqua practice being scary. Tasha is the "unsuspecting stranger" they choose to haunt.

star 7.89
19 votes
A Giant Problem

#22 - A Giant Problem

Season 2 - Episode 19

Queen Uniqua sends wizards, Tyrone and Pablo, out to get rid of Tasha, the giant. Tasha is new to the kingdom and is just looking for fun and new friends, but Queen Uniqua would rather take a nap. Before long, Tyrone and Pablo use a magic spell and manage to accidently turn everyone into giants.

star 7.83
6 votes
Newsflash

#23 - Newsflash

Season 2 - Episode 20

Tasha, Uniqua and Austin work for W-I-O-WA News (The Corniest Station in the Nation), which is a news station that usually ends up reporting on corn. Tyrone and Pablo are corn farmers who are so happy with their crop, that they keep sending in reports just to get on the air, but unfortunately it isn't considered newsworthy. They decide to make up some stories about aliens visiting their cornfields so that the news team will come out to investigate further and put their corn crops on their air.

star 7.75
4 votes
Directors: Mike Shiell
Writers: Janice Burgess
Surf's Up

#24 - Surf's Up

Season 1 - Episode 12

Pablo, Tyrone, and Uniqua are surfers, searching for Tiki Beach, and its perfect waves. They travel the coastline, led on by a mysterious lifeguard (Austin). To the sound of Afro-pop music, they learn lots of rad surfing and dancing moves as they go. Will they finally ride the perfect wave?

star 7.75
4 votes
Whodunit?

#25 - Whodunit?

Season 2 - Episode 3

Detective Pablo is on the case at Mystery Manor to discover who shole Tasha's jewels. Tyrone, Austin and Uniqua are all suspects!

star 7.75
4 votes
Directors: Mike Shiell
Writers: Janice Burgess