History WesternAnimation / TheBackyardigans

15th Jun '16 1:03:52 PM Morgenthaler
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6th Jun '16 4:45:01 PM Berrenta
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* EverythingsBetterWithMotorcycles: The biker gang in "Special Delivery".
18th Apr '16 4:15:28 PM erforce
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-->-- Opening theme

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-->-- Opening theme
'''Opening theme'''



Many episodes feature typical kiddie 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 Bond]], 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 absolute 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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Many episodes feature typical kiddie 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 Bond]], Franchise/StarTrek, Franchise/IndianaJones ''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 absolute requirement is that a story contain no more than five characters, since no other speaking parts appear (excepting a couple one-offs in specials).



* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Tasha during "Chichen-Itza Pizza" -- logically enough, the Indiana Jones parody episode.

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* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Tasha during "Chichen-Itza Pizza" -- logically enough, the Indiana Jones ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' parody episode.
8th Feb '16 1:01:08 PM StFan
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* EverythingsFunkierWithDisco: The music genre in "The Quest for the Flying Rock".


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* GratuitousDiscoSequence: The music genre in "The Quest for the Flying Rock".
21st Jan '16 6:46:47 PM nombretomado
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* HorseRacing: In "Horsing Around". "The Great Dolphin Race" is an obvious spoof of ''Film/{{Seabiscuit}}''.
11th Dec '15 8:03:42 AM Nohbody
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** Honorable mentions go to some Franchise/{{Bioshock}} shout-outs in "To the Center of the Earth", and "Flower Power" which could be briefly described as "[[Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure Cure Blossom]] fights [[ThePrincessAndTheFrog Doctor Facilier]]".

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** Honorable mentions go to some Franchise/{{Bioshock}} ''VideoGame/BioShock'' shout-outs in "To the Center of the Earth", and "Flower Power" which could be briefly described as "[[Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure Cure Blossom]] fights [[ThePrincessAndTheFrog [[WesternAnimation/ThePrincessAndTheFrog Doctor Facilier]]".
10th Dec '15 5:35:58 PM nombretomado
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* ZorroMark: (Or CallingCard) Uniqua, as the heroic librarian in "The Masked Retriever", leaves a big black checkmark to show where she's been. This was the {{Zorro}} parody episode, funnily enough...

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* ZorroMark: (Or CallingCard) Uniqua, as the heroic librarian in "The Masked Retriever", leaves a big black checkmark to show where she's been. This was the {{Zorro}} {{Franchise/Zorro}} parody episode, funnily enough...
16th Nov '15 5:45:56 PM nombretomado
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For some, [[MuppetBabies this general idea]] [[{{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, [[MuppetBabies this general idea]] [[{{Rugrats}} [[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.



* SpiritualSuccessor: Is one to MuppetBabies and {{Rugrats}}, and arguably has one in WesternAnimation/BubbleGuppies, created by some of the same staff.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: Is one to MuppetBabies and {{Rugrats}}, WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}, and arguably has one in WesternAnimation/BubbleGuppies, created by some of the same staff.
14th Nov '15 11:48:12 PM JMQwilleran
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* ThirdPersonPerson: Austin as the Grabbin' Goblin in "The Tale of the Mighty Knights".

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* ThirdPersonPerson: Austin as the Grabbin' Goblin in "The Tale of the Mighty Knights". Though he is capable of still using "I" to refer to himself.
-->I nab them and I seize them, if I could go bad, I'd freeze them. These things that Goblin has grabbed, that Goblin has grabbed...
24th Oct '15 10:50:35 AM RAMChYLD
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* ToTheTuneOf: While the show normally averts this, ''What Do You Do With A Scurvy Pirate?'' is actually a [[FilkSong filk]] of a classic sea shanty called ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drunken_Sailor Drunken Sailor]]''[[note]]Sadly, this song is not well known outside of North America and parts of Europe. When the episode was exported, it resulted in [[AdaptationDisplacement many viewers not from the mentioned regions asssociating the tune with The Backyardigans]] instead of the original''[[/note]].

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* ToTheTuneOf: While the show normally averts this, ''What Do You Do With A Scurvy Pirate?'' is actually a [[FilkSong filk]] of a classic sea shanty called ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drunken_Sailor Drunken Sailor]]''[[note]]Sadly, this song is not well known outside of North America and parts of Europe. When the episode was exported, it resulted in [[AdaptationDisplacement many viewers not from the mentioned regions asssociating associating the tune with The Backyardigans]] instead of the original''[[/note]].
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