History WesternAnimation / TheBackyardigans

6th Apr '18 10:47:32 AM Storygirl000
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For some, [[WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies this general idea]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}} sounds familiar]]. However, the [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome excellent music alone]], an expertly affectionate tribute to the genres in question, makes this show a standalone winner. It has also managed to pick up a sizeable PeripheryDemographic as one of the few current children's programs to work on multiple demographic levels simultaneously, attracting preschoolers who just love to dance to the fun sounds, elementary-schoolers who want creative storylines and adults who can appreciate the details of the musical scores and genre parodies. Refusing to use FakeInteractivity or otherwise [[EdutainmentShow try to hammer home a lesson]], the show effectively celebrates intelligence and creativity without preaching about either one.

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For some, [[WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies this general idea]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}} sounds familiar]]. However, the [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome excellent music alone]], an expertly affectionate tribute to the genres in question, makes this show a standalone winner. It has also managed to pick up a sizeable PeripheryDemographic as one of the few current children's programs to work on multiple demographic levels simultaneously, attracting preschoolers who just love to dance to the fun sounds, elementary-schoolers older kids and teenagers who want creative storylines storylines, and adults who can appreciate the details of the musical scores and genre parodies. Refusing to use FakeInteractivity or otherwise [[EdutainmentShow try to hammer home a lesson]], the show effectively celebrates intelligence and creativity without preaching about either one.
26th Mar '18 6:57:54 PM tyrekecorrea
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* DebutQueue: Creator/NickJr invoked this by choosing "Knights are Brave and Strong" as the premiere episode in America; it's the first time that we see everyone in action.

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* DebutQueue: Creator/NickJr invoked this by choosing "Knights are Brave and Strong" as the premiere episode in America; it's the first time that we see everyone in action.
26th Mar '18 6:49:06 PM tyrekecorrea
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* AppeaseTheVolcanoGod: "The Legend of the Volcano Sisters" revolves around the three boys trying to figure out what the titular sisters want the most or else the volcano will erupt destroying the Luau. [[spoiler: Austin realizes that Uniqua and Tasha wants to be invited to the Luau]].

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* AppeaseTheVolcanoGod: "The Legend of the Volcano Sisters" revolves around the three boys trying to figure out what the titular sisters want the most or else the volcano will erupt destroying the Luau. [[spoiler: Austin realizes that Uniqua and Tasha wants want to be invited to the boys' Luau]].
26th Mar '18 6:47:52 PM tyrekecorrea
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* ChristmasSpecial: "The Secret of Snow" and "The Action Elves Save Christmas Eve" episodes.

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* ChristmasSpecial: ChristmasEpisode: "The Secret of Snow" and "The Action Elves Save Christmas Eve" episodes.Eve."
5th Oct '17 6:06:48 PM NyxShadowhawk
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Most episodes feature typical fantasy scenarios -- cowboys, superheroes, pirates, explorers -- but some are more sophisticated, and in later seasons especially several are full-on parodies of adult action-adventure: ''Film/JamesBond'', ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''Franchise/IndianaJones'', ''Franchise/Ghostbusters'', etc. Further [[MrImagination blurring the line between reality and imagination]], the setting they create doesn't always stay within their control. Characters who weren't seen initiating the fantasy frequently show up within it, occasionally operating completely unbeknownst to the others, and the different plotlines collide in unexpected ways. The only consistent requirement is that a story contain no more than five characters, since no other speaking parts appear (excepting a couple one-offs in specials).

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Most episodes feature typical fantasy scenarios -- cowboys, superheroes, pirates, explorers -- but some are more sophisticated, and in later seasons especially several are full-on parodies of adult action-adventure: ''Film/JamesBond'', ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''Franchise/IndianaJones'', ''Franchise/Ghostbusters'', ''Franchise/GhostBusters'', etc. Further [[MrImagination blurring the line between reality and imagination]], the setting they create doesn't always stay within their control. Characters who weren't seen initiating the fantasy frequently show up within it, occasionally operating completely unbeknownst to the others, and the different plotlines collide in unexpected ways. The only consistent requirement is that a story contain no more than five characters, since no other speaking parts appear (excepting a couple one-offs in specials).
5th Oct '17 6:05:55 PM NyxShadowhawk
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Most episodes feature typical fantasy scenarios -- cowboys, superheroes, pirates, explorers -- but some are more sophisticated, and in later seasons especially several are full-on parodies of adult action-adventure: ''Film/JamesBond'', ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' etc. Further [[MrImagination blurring the line between reality and imagination]], the setting they create doesn't always stay within their control. Characters who weren't seen initiating the fantasy frequently show up within it, occasionally operating completely unbeknownst to the others, and the different plotlines collide in unexpected ways. The only consistent requirement is that a story contain no more than five characters, since no other speaking parts appear (excepting a couple one-offs in specials).

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Most episodes feature typical fantasy scenarios -- cowboys, superheroes, pirates, explorers -- but some are more sophisticated, and in later seasons especially several are full-on parodies of adult action-adventure: ''Film/JamesBond'', ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' ''Franchise/IndianaJones'', ''Franchise/Ghostbusters'', etc. Further [[MrImagination blurring the line between reality and imagination]], the setting they create doesn't always stay within their control. Characters who weren't seen initiating the fantasy frequently show up within it, occasionally operating completely unbeknownst to the others, and the different plotlines collide in unexpected ways. The only consistent requirement is that a story contain no more than five characters, since no other speaking parts appear (excepting a couple one-offs in specials).
8th Sep '17 5:54:42 PM JMQwilleran
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-->''Who is the girl who never plays nice... and wishes that all rubber duckies would sink? Who interrupts people and never thinks twice? / Me! I'm the Lady in Pink! / Lady in Pink, Lady in Pink! / She does terrible things! / Even worse than you think!''
16th Aug '17 4:29:16 PM tyrekecorrea
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: "Scared of You" takes advantage of the musical genre in play by having Pablo put on a Cab Calloway impression.
26th Jul '17 12:37:13 PM fruitstripegum
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26th Jul '17 12:35:07 PM fruitstripegum
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* SpookyPainting: Spoofed with Pablo in "It's Great to be a Ghost".
* StealthPun: Austin and Rover (namechecking the Austin Rover car) in "Mission to Mars", and the fact that purple Austin starts out as a ShrinkingViolet.



* SpookyPainting: Spoofed with Pablo in "It's Great to be a Ghost".
* StealthPun: Austin and Rover (namechecking the Austin Rover car) in "Mission to Mars", and the fact that purple Austin starts out as a ShrinkingViolet.
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