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Bakgårdsgjengen (English: The Backyard Gang) is the Norwegian dub of The Backyardigans.

The dub premiered in 2006 on Nickelodeon with the episode "Sjørøverskatten".

Official description

From Viacom: Møt fem livlige dyrevenner som elsker å synge, danse og bruke fantasien til å dra på fantastiske eventyr til magiske steder. Bakgårdsgjengen handler om fem eventyrlige kamerater. I hvert avsnitt forvandles bakgårdenderes til et fantastisk landskap som leder vennene inn i storslagne eventyr.
Translation: Meet five energetic animal friends who love to sing, dance, and use their imagination to go on a fantastic adventure to magical places. The Backyard Gang is about five adventurous pals. Every episode transforms their backyard into a fantastic landscape that leads the friends into a magnificent adventure.

Voice cast

Character(s) Actor
Uniqua (Unika) Hanne Dancke Arnesen
Pablo Sarah MacDonald Berge (season 1)
Siv Klynderud (seasons 2-3)
Tyrone (Anton) Lena Meieran (seasons 1-2)
Inger Gundersen (season 3)
Tasha (Flora) Christel Marie Blunck (season 1)
Benedikte Kruse (seasons 2-3)
Austin (August) Siri Nilsen
Dragon (Drage) Frode Henriksen


Episodes

Main article: List of episodes

The first 3 seasons have been dubbed into Norwegian.

Season 1[]

# Original title Norwegian title Translation
1 "Pirate Treasure" "Sjørøverskatten" Pirate Treasure
2 "The Heart of the Jungle" "Jungelens hjerte" The Jungle's Heart
3 "The Yeti" "Den avskyelige snømannen" The Abominable Snowman
4 "The Snow Fort" "Snøfortet" The Snow Fort
5 "Secret Mission" "Hemmelig oppdrag" Secret Mission
6 "It's Great to Be a Ghost!" "Det er topp å være spøkelse" It's Great to be a Ghost
7 "Riding the Range" "Cowboy til hest" Cowboy on Horseback
8 "The Key to the Nile" "Nøkkelen til Nilen" The Key to the Nile
9 "Knights Are Brave and Strong" "Sterke og modige riddere" Strong and Brave Knights
10 "Viking Voyage" "Vikingtokt" Viking Expedition
11 "Castaways" "Skipbrudne sjømenn" Shipwrecked Sailors
12 "Race to the Tower of Power" "Kappløp til maktens tårn" Race to the Tower of Power
13 "The Quest for the Flying Rock" "Jakten på den flyvende steinen" The Hunt to the Flying Rock
14 "Polka Palace Party" "Fest i polkapalasset" Party in the Polka Palace
15 "Surf's Up" "Ri Bølgen" Ride the Wave
16 "Eureka!" "Eureka!" Eureka!
17 "Race Around the World" "Kappløp verden rundt" Race Around the World
18 "Monster Detectives" "Monsterdetektiver" Monster Detectives
19 "Cave Party" "Hulefest" Cave Party
20 "High Tea" "Den Perfekte Kopp Med Te" The Perfect Cup of Tea


Season 2[]

# Original title Norwegian title Translation
1 "Mission to Mars" "Oppdrag Mars" Mission: Mars
2 "Samurai Pie" "Samurai-Pai" Samurai Pie
3 "Scared of You" "Jeg er Redd for Deg" I'm Afraid of you
4 "Whodunit" "Hvem har Gjort Det" Who Did It?
5 "The Legend of the Volcano Sisters" "Legenden om Vulkansøstrene" The Legend of the Volcano Sisters
6 "The Secret of Snow" "Snøens Hemmelighet" The Secret of Snow
7 "The Swamp Creature" "Sumpvesenet" The Swamp Creature
8 "Horsing Around" "Tull og Tøys" Poppycock and Balderdash
9 "Special Delivery" "Spesialleveranse" Special Delivery
10 "International Super Spy: Part 1" "Internasjonal Toppspion del 1" International High-Class Spy, Part 1
11 "International Super Spy: Part 2" "Internasjonal Toppspion del 2" International High-Class Spy, Part 2
12 "Movers of Arabia" "Arabia Flyttebyrå" Movers of Arabia
13 "Cops and Robots" "Politi og Robot" The Police and Robots
14 "Sinbad Sails Alone" "Sinbad Seiler Alene" Sinbad Sails Alone
15 "Best Clowns in Town" "Beste Klovnene i Byen" The Best Clowns in Town
16 "Save the Day" "Redd Dagen" Save the Day
17 "Into the Deep" "Ned I Dypet" Down in the Deep
18 "News Flash" "Newsflash" News Flash
19 "Catch That Butterfly" "Fang den Sommerfuglen" Catch the Butterfly!
20 "A Giant Problem" "Et Kjempeproblem" A Giant Problem


Season 3[]

# Original title Norwegian title Translation
1 "Who Goes There?" "Hvem er Der?" Who's There?
2 "Blazing Paddles" "Ping Pong Banditten" The Ping Pong Bandit
3 "Garbage Trek" "Søppeljakten" The Garbage Hunt
4 "Fly Girl" "Flyjenta" Fly Girl
5 "What's Bugging You?" "Hva plager deg?" What's Bothering You?
6 "Chichen-Itza Pizza" "Kylling-Itza Pizza" Chicken-Itza Pizza
7 "To the Center of the Earth" "Til jordens middelpunkt" To the Earth's Midpoint
8 "Front Page News" "Førstesidesak" Front Page News
9 "Tale of the Mighty Knights: Part 1" "Riddernes eventyr, første del 1" Knights' Adventure, Part 1
10 "Tale of the Mighty Knights: Part 2" "Riddernes eventyr, andre del 2" Knights' Adventure, Part 2
11 "Le Master of Disguise" "Le Forkledningens Mester" Le Disguise Master
12 "Match on Mt. Olympus" "Basket på Olympen" Basketball on Olympus
13 "The Great Dolphin Race" "Delfin racet" The Dolphin Race
14 "Caveman's Best Friend" "Hulemannens Beste Venn" Caveman's Best Friend
15 "Ranch Hands from Outer Space" "Hjelpere fra en annen planet" Helpers from Another Planet
16 "Robin Hood the Clean" "Robin Hood Den Rene" Robin Hood the Clean
17 "Escape from Fairytale Village" "Flukten fra Eventyrbygda" Escape from Adventure Village
18 "Pirate Camp" "Sjørøver skolen" Pirate School
19 "The Two Musketeers" "De to Musketerer" The Two Musketeers
20 "The Masked Retriever" "Den Skumle Bokjeger" The Menacing Book Hunter


Broadcast

Episodes had been broadcast in Norway on Nickelodeon from 2006 to 2014. The series was also broadcast on TV2 from 2009 to 2012.

Nickelodeon only aired the first three seasons, in PAL. Episodes on Nick Jr. were broadcast in their native 4:3 fullscreen aspect ratio. The series was removed from the channel lineup in 2014.

TV2 also aired its sole three seasons. Its broadcasts stretched the 4:3 footage to accommodate the channel's 16:9 aspect ratio.

Distribution

Bakgårdsgjengen has not been released on to home video; however, in 2005, Nelvana announced that Paramount Home Entertainment was slated to release the dub through Scandinavian releases. However, the only Scandinavian region to receive a home video release was Sweden.

The first season and third season have been available on Netflix in Norway and Sweden, and formerly Denmark, since 2013. The second season has also been available to stream, but was removed in 2017.

All three seasons have also been made available to stream on the Viaplay streaming service since 2017, in Scandinavia. The series has since been removed from the platform as of June 1st, 2019.

The dub has been available on TV2 Play since 2021.

Trivia

  • Recordings for the third season have been done as early as 2007.
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