History WesternAnimation / TheBackyardigans

15th Aug '16 7:02:48 AM tyrekecorrea
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* AbsenteeActor: The only main character who never misses an episode is Uniqua. Presumably, when each of the other characters don't appear, it's because the fantasy scenario at hand don't suit their individual tastes or archetypical roles. Being tomboyish and adventurous, Unique is flexible and invariably in her element.
15th Aug '16 7:01:00 AM tyrekecorrea
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* AbsenteeActor: The only main character who never misses an episode is Uniqua. Presumably, when each of the other characters don't appear, it's because the fantasy scenario at hand don't suit their individual tastes or archetypical roles. Being tomboyish and adventurous, Unique is flexible and invariably in her element.
27th Jul '16 5:13:02 PM Shoebox
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* WorstNewsJudgmentEver: In "News Flash", Reporter Uniqua mistakes [[spoiler: Tyrone and Pablo's corn decoration for Crop Circles]]

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* WorstNewsJudgmentEver: In "News Flash", Reporter Uniqua mistakes [[spoiler: Tyrone and Pablo's corn decoration for Crop Circles]]Circles]]

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27th Jul '16 10:26:21 AM BlizzardeyeWonder
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* WorstNewsJudgmentEver: In "News Flash", Reporter Uniqua mistakes [[spoiler: Tyrone and Pablo's corn decora

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* WorstNewsJudgmentEver: In "News Flash", Reporter Uniqua mistakes [[spoiler: Tyrone and Pablo's corn decoradecoration for Crop Circles]]
26th Jul '16 6:16:04 PM stuffedninja
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[[caption-width-right:282:Clockwise from top left: [[{{Shorttank}} Tasha]], [[TheSmartGuy Austin]], [[DeadpanSnarker Tyrone]], [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan Pablo]], [[GenkiGirl Uniqua]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:282:Clockwise from top left: [[{{Shorttank}} Tasha]], [[TheSmartGuy Austin]], [[DeadpanSnarker Tyrone]], [[GenkiGirl Uniqua]], [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan Pablo]], [[GenkiGirl Uniqua]].[[DeadpanSnarker Tyrone]].]]



A Canadian 3D CGI-animated series broadcast worldwide, mostly on [[{{Nickelodeon}} Nickelodeon]] networks. The series debuted in 2004 (based upon a pilot from 1998) and ended in 2010.

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A Canadian 3D CGI-animated series broadcast worldwide, mostly on [[{{Nickelodeon}} Nickelodeon]] Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} networks. The series debuted in 2004 (based upon a pilot from 1998) and ended in 2010.
26th Jul '16 6:14:03 PM stuffedninja
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[[caption-width-right:282:Top Row: [[{{Shorttank}} Tasha]], [[TheSmartGuy Austin]]. Bottom Row: [[DeadpanSnarker Tyrone]], [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan Pablo]], [[GenkiGirl Uniqua]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:282:Top Row: [[caption-width-right:282:Clockwise from top left: [[{{Shorttank}} Tasha]], [[TheSmartGuy Austin]]. Bottom Row: Austin]], [[DeadpanSnarker Tyrone]], [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan Pablo]], [[GenkiGirl Uniqua]].]]



* WorstNewsJudgmentEver: In "News Flash", Reporter Uniqua mistakes [[spoiler: Tyrone and Pablo's corn decorations for alien CropCircles]].
* YouCanSayThatAgain: A RunningGag primarily in the first season, in which a character would literally repeat themselves after this is said.
* YouGoGirl: This happens more than once, and shouldn't be surprising because this show was created by a woman.
** Becomes a plot point in "Blazing Paddles" when sheriff Uniqua must demonstrate table tennis skills to defend her town.
** In "Match On Mount Olympus", both Uniqua and Tasha [[PersonAsVerb pull a Lisa Leslie,]] dunking a basketball at different times.
* YoungestChildWins: In "The Legend of the Volcano Sisters", [[spoiler: Austin the third Luau Brother succeeds after his other siblings each failed.]]
* YouShallNotPass: Used literally by Pablo in "Knights are Brave and Strong". Of course, he then admits that ''he'' can't open the door either.
* 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 {{Franchise/Zorro}} parody episode, funnily enough...

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-->'''Pablo:''' Egregious!
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* WorstNewsJudgmentEver: In "News Flash", Reporter Uniqua mistakes [[spoiler: Tyrone and Pablo's corn decorations for alien CropCircles]].
* YouCanSayThatAgain: A RunningGag primarily in the first season, in which a character would literally repeat themselves after this is said.
* YouGoGirl: This happens more than once, and shouldn't be surprising because this show was created by a woman.
** Becomes a plot point in "Blazing Paddles" when sheriff Uniqua must demonstrate table tennis skills to defend her town.
** In "Match On Mount Olympus", both Uniqua and Tasha [[PersonAsVerb pull a Lisa Leslie,]] dunking a basketball at different times.
* YoungestChildWins: In "The Legend of the Volcano Sisters", [[spoiler: Austin the third Luau Brother succeeds after his other siblings each failed.]]
* YouShallNotPass: Used literally by Pablo in "Knights are Brave and Strong". Of course, he then admits that ''he'' can't open the door either.
* 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 {{Franchise/Zorro}} parody episode, funnily enough...

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-->'''Pablo:''' Egregious!
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22nd Jul '16 8:16:53 PM Shoebox
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There seem to be no space or time limits while the fantasy is in progress, but in reality it never lasts longer than an afternoon, [[GrowlingGut since it's always dispelled by somebody's stomach conveniently rumbling just after the adventure ends.]] They race home for snacks, the story setting disappearing behind them as they go. The only indication that anything out of the ordinary just happened is Tyrone's comment: "That was an excellent _________ adventure, don't you think?"

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There seem to be no space or time limits while the fantasy is in progress, but in reality it never lasts longer than an afternoon, [[GrowlingGut since it's always dispelled by somebody's stomach tummy conveniently rumbling just after the adventure ends.]] They race home for snacks, the story setting disappearing behind them as they go. The only indication that anything out of the ordinary just happened is Tyrone's comment: "That was an excellent _________ adventure, don't you think?"
22nd Jul '16 8:16:12 PM Shoebox
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Earlier episodes feature typical fantasy scenarios -- cowboys, superheroes, pirates, explorers -- but most 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.

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Earlier Most episodes feature typical fantasy scenarios -- cowboys, superheroes, pirates, explorers -- but most 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.
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).
21st Jul '16 11:53:40 AM therubberanimals
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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'', ''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).

There seem to be no space or time limits while the fantasy is in progress, but in reality it never lasts longer than an afternoon, [[GrowlingGut since it's always dispelled by somebody's stomach conveniently rumbling just after the adventure ends.]] They race home for snacks, giggling, the story setting disappearing behind them as they go. The only indication that anything out of the ordinary just happened is Tyrone's comment: "That was an excellent _________ adventure, don't you think?"

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Many Earlier episodes feature typical kiddie fantasy scenarios -- cowboys, superheroes, pirates, explorers -- but some most 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 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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There seem to be no space or time limits while the fantasy is in progress, but in reality it never lasts longer than an afternoon, [[GrowlingGut since it's always dispelled by somebody's stomach conveniently rumbling just after the adventure ends.]] They race home for snacks, giggling, the story setting disappearing behind them as they go. The only indication that anything out of the ordinary just happened is Tyrone's comment: "That was an excellent _________ adventure, don't you think?"



* ABoyAndHisX: Austin and Boy (a dinosaur) in "Caveman's Best Friend", Tyrone and Molasses (a burro) in "Horsing Around", Pablo and Mitty (a bath mit) in "Robin Hood the Clean", and Uniqua with Sea Squirt (a dolphin) in "The Great Dolphin Race".

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* ABoyAndHisX: Austin and Boy (a dinosaur) Boy, a dinosaur who debuts in "Caveman's Best Friend", Tyrone and Molasses (a burro) in "Horsing Around", Pablo and Mitty (a bath mit) in "Robin Hood the Clean", and Uniqua with Sea Squirt (a dolphin) in "The Great Dolphin Race".third season.



* AllAnimalsAreDogs: The angriest clam in "The Legend of the Volcano Sisters", and Boy in "Caveman's Best Friend" act like dogs. So does the nice dragon in "The Tale of the Not-So-Nice Dragon."

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* AllAnimalsAreDogs: The angriest giant clam in "The Legend of the Volcano Sisters", and Boy in "Caveman's Best Friend" the dinosaur act like dogs. So does the nice dragon in "The Tale of the Not-So-Nice Dragon."dogs.



* AncientGreece: In "Match on Mt.Olympus". "Sinbad Sails Alone", oddly enough since the title character is from an entirely different mythology, features Medusa and a Siren.
* AngryMobSong: "The Customer Is Always Right" and "Awesomely Bad Time" in "Swamp Creature" may probably count. ''Probably'', because the mob here is made of only two characters.

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* AncientGreece: In "Match on Mt. Olympus". "Sinbad Sails Alone", oddly enough since the title character is from an entirely different mythology, features Medusa and a Siren.
* AngryMobSong: "The Customer Is Always Right" and "Awesomely Bad Time" in "Swamp "The Swamp Creature" may probably count. ''Probably'', because the mob here is made of only two characters.



* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Parodied in "Attack of the 50 Foot Worman".

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* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Parodied in "Attack of the 50 Foot Worman".Worman", in which Sherman becomes a giant.



* DragonRider: The "Dragon Express" episode, which crosses this trope with FlyingPostman. Also, technically, the end of "Tale of the Mighty Knights".
* DramaticDrop: Tasha drops some planks in "Ranch Hands From Outer Space" when she finds out that Zablo and Zuniqua (Pablo and Uniqua) made a fence going to the sky. In "Elephant on the Run", Uniqua drops her most prized cookie jar when she sees Tyrone and Pablo jumping off her plane with the elephant.

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* DragonRider: The "Dragon Express" episode, which crosses this trope Every episode with FlyingPostman. Also, technically, Dragon features the end of "Tale of the Mighty Knights".
characters riding him like a magestic steed.
* DramaticDrop: Tasha drops some planks in "Ranch Hands From Outer Space" when she finds out that Zablo and Zuniqua (Pablo and Uniqua) Zablo (Uniqua and Pablo) made a fence going to the sky. In "Elephant on the Run", Uniqua drops her most prized cookie jar when she sees Tyrone and Pablo jumping off her plane with the elephant.



* FloatingInABubble: In "Front Page News", Captain Bubbles (Tyrone) makes a giant bubble which traps the giant robot in it.

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* FloatingInABubble: In "Front Page News", Captain Bubbles Bubble (Tyrone) makes a giant bubble which traps the giant robot in it.Giant Robot.



* FlyingPostman: "Dragon Express" crosses this trope with DragonRider above.

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* FlyingPostman: The entire "Dragon Express" crosses this trope with DragonRider above.episode.



* HouseInspection: In "What's Bugging You?", Tasha's house is being inspected by Mr. Spiffy (Pablo) so she can join the Spiffy Club. She calls Uniqua and Tyrone from Best Pest Control to get rid of the solitary worman spoiling the perfection. Unfortunately, everything they do seems to attract even more wormans. And ''then'' Mr. Spiffy arrives... cue the FawltyTowersPlot.

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* HouseInspection: In "What's Bugging You?", Tasha's house is being inspected by Mr. Spiffy (Pablo) so she can join the Spiffy Club. She calls Uniqua and Tyrone from Best Pest Control to get rid of the solitary worman Worman spoiling the perfection. Unfortunately, everything they do seems to attract even more wormans.Wormans. And ''then'' Mr. Spiffy arrives... cue the FawltyTowersPlot.



* HumongousMecha: The giant robot in "Front Page News".

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* HumongousMecha: The giant robot Giant Robot in "Front Page News".his first appearance. However, later episodes reveal that he is an average-sized wind-up toy belonging to Uniqua.



* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: In "The Tale of the Mighty Knights", its sequel "The Tale of the Not-So-Nice Dragon", and "Dragon Express".
* InstantAwesomeJustAddMecha: The Giant Robot in "Front Page News".

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* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: In "The Tale of the Mighty Knights", its sequel "The Tale of the Not-So-Nice Dragon", and "Dragon Express".
The aptly-named Dragon, who plays a starring role in three episodes.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddMecha: The Giant Robot Robot, who shows up in "Front Page News".seasons three and four.



* OurDragonsAreDifferent: In "The Tale of the Mighty Knights".

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* OurDragonsAreDifferent: In "The Tale of the Mighty Knights".Dragon himself.



* SequelEpisode: "Tale of the Not-So-Nice Dragon" is one for the season three special "Tale of the Mighty Knights".

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* SequelEpisode: "Tale of the Not-So-Nice Dragon" is one for the season three special two "Tale of the Mighty Knights".Knights" episodes from season three.



* ShrugTake: Mr. Spiffy's (Pablo) reaction to the wormans in "What's Bugging You?".

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* ShrugTake: Mr. Spiffy's (Pablo) reaction to the wormans Wormans in "What's Bugging You?".You?"



* SpeechImpairedAnimal: The wormans in their first two appearances.

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* SpeechImpairedAnimal: The wormans Wormans in their first two appearances.



* TalkingPest: The wormans in "What's Bugging You?".
* {{Tarzan}}: In "The Heart of the Jungle".

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* TalkingPest: The wormans Wormans in "What's Bugging You?".
You?"
* {{Tarzan}}: In "The Heart of the Jungle".Jungle" and "The Secret of Snow".



* TheVoice: The mystery voices near the end of the episodes "Secret Mission", and "It's Great to be a Ghost" do not come from any of the main characters. They're rumored to have come from Evan Lurie, one of the show's composers. There are also announcer voices near the beginning of "Newsflash" and throughout "The Tale of the Mighty Knights". The announcer in Mighty Knights, is in fact, the dragon, guest voiced by Adam Pascal, the actor who played Roger in RENT. Total ParentService.

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* TheVoice: The mystery voices near the end of the episodes "Secret Mission", Mission" and "It's Great to be Be a Ghost" Ghost!" do not come from any of the main characters. They're rumored to have come from Evan Lurie, one of the show's composers. There are also announcer voices near the beginning of "Newsflash" and throughout "The Tale of the Mighty Knights". The announcer in Mighty Knights, "News Flash".
** Dragon's singing voice
is in fact, the dragon, provided by guest voiced by star Adam Pascal, the actor who played Roger in RENT. Total ParentService.
15th Jun '16 1:03:52 PM Morgenthaler
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