Uniqua is an alienCurly antenna? Spotted skin while the others are a solid colour? Not a mammal, bird, reptile, or amphibian? She's probably an alien.
- Though it is possible she could be a ladybug. A uniquely portrayed one at that...
The Backyardigans actually are reality makersAllow me to elaborate, the 5 members of the crew actually have a limited reality creation skills, while using their imaginations, they are able to actually create a pocket dimension to play in, explaining the fact that everyone percieves the world in the same way.
- How do we know that? Nobody other than the main 5 has ever been seen or even mentioned, unless you count the occasional non-talking animal.
- Pele and Mia Hamm were mentioned in "Monster Detectives", and there's also the (completely sentient) Martians from "Mission to Mars".
Austin has a puppyOn at least two occasions, the cast were joined by a dog-like companion (the dinosaur puppy, the Mars rover) - each time, Austin was most closely associated with the companion. This would make sense if he brought his new puppy over to play with his friends and they incorporated him into their scenarios.
- Well, he did claim to have a cat to feed in "Whodunit?"...
The Backyardigans aren't really Funny AnimalsThey're actually human, but imagine themselves as animals for fun. That's why the whole universe is in bright colours, even before the imagination spots begin.
The Backyardigans are Time LordsAnd they get to their adventures on their TARDIS.
Pablo is an Adelie penguinJust based on his coloring.
Tyrone was originally from CanadaAnd moved to the Backyardihood when he was a baby/toddler.
There is no Uniqua.Tasha and Austin were often too busy to play with Pablo and Tyrone, so the four of them took advantage of the empty pink house to create an imaginary friend who lived in that house. Since they were all different species, they couldn't agree on which species to make her, so they decided to make her a Cartoon Creature called a "uniqua". Then, to name her, they pulled an A Dog Named "Dog". Now every time at least two of the four friends play together, the imaginary friend plays with them as well. This is why Uniqua is the only one to appear in every single episode.
Uniqua's real name is Janice.Uniqua is both the show's official protagonist and an Author Avatar for Janice Burgess. When the other Backyardigans first met her, they started calling her by her species instead of her name because they had never seen such an animal. By the time of the show, "Uniqua" had become her permanent nickname.
Austin can teleport.In "Polka Palace Party", he is able to pass Tyrone multiple times without Tyrone passing him. This also speaks for itself in "Surf's Up" and "Horsing Around".
The second half of "Knights are Brave and Strong" takes place in Austin's backyard.At the beginning, Tasha says she "rules the whole backyard", but right before Uniqua's journey begins we learn that half of the kingdom is ruled by Tasha and the other half by Austin. Tasha only rules the main backyard, while Austin rules his own small backyard. The gate Pablo was guarding was actually the gate in Austin's fence.
"Tale of the Mighty Knights" is actually a sequel to "Knights are Brave and Strong".After Uniqua, Tyrone, and Pablo were knighted, Pablo told the other two that his identical twin brother, also named Pablo, was the king of another kingdom. The reason why the Goblin and the Flighty Fairy were so quick to join Uniqua and Tyrone is because they eventually recognized them as knights from the kingdom ruled by their relatives, Austin and Tasha, respectively.
Austin built the giant robot.He is the only one of the five absent from "Front Page News". We saw in "Robot Rampage" how good he is with robots. To top it all off, the robot was the villain of "Front Page News" and Austin was the villain of "Flower Power", both of which were superhero episodes written by Scott Gray.