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"Flower Power" is a garden-superhero themed episode of The Backyardigans from the fourth season. It was the second episode to premiere exclusively on the main Nick Jr. Channel, and the third episode in Season Four to be broadcast in the United States. It also the marked the final episode in the entire show where Tasha and Austin visited Uniqua's House for a snack.



"When Flower Seller Uniqua pricks her finger on a thorn of a special flower in Gardener Pablo's greenhouse, she is transformed into Garden City's newest superhero, Flower Girl, dedicated to keeping things rosy with Window Washer Tyrone and Trolley Driver Tasha and defeating Gloom Meister (Austin)."


The episode starts with Uniqua in the backyard holding a basket of flowers. She introduces herself to the viewer as Flower Seller Uniqua, a florist. She sings "Things Are Always Rosy" as she explains her job. The backyard transforms into a large city known as Garden City. Uniqua happily gives Window Washer Tyrone and Trolley Driver Tasha some flowers. Then she notices she ran out of flowers, so she says she'll go to Gardner Pablo's greenhouse to restock.

After they exchange greetings, Pablo offers her to look at the many new flowers he recently got while he refills her basket with all her favorites. After admiring some flowers, Uniqua notices a strange bud that is shut. After concluding that it needs more sunlight, she carries it to the window. The bud opens as soon as it is put in the window and reveals itself as a beautiful flower. At this time, Pablo comes over, bringing her basket with him. As he comments about its beauty, he tells her that he never saw the bud in bloom before. Uniqua attempts to pick the flower to smell it but is pricked by thorn. As a reply to Pablo's concerns about her, she tells him that she got pricked and not to worry since that happens to her all the time, especially since she spends most of her time with flowers.

Pablo agrees with her and hands over the basket as he returns to work. Suddenly a patch of flowers shoots from Uniqua's hand and lands in floor right behind him. He turns around and surprised and asks her how she did that. Uniqua herself is surprised as she tells him that she doesn't know. Then from her hand, a fireworks start shooting above them. The third time a cloud of pollen springs forth and leads to plenty of sneezing and coughing from Pablo, who got hit. Uniqua asks what is going on with her, to which Pablo replies that the strange flower that she pricked her finger on gave her special flower powers. He scoops a spadeful of dirt and tells her that she's a big, walking, talking flower. Afterward, he drops the soil on her head. He says that flowers need water and sprays some from a spray bottle on her. Uniqua begins to float. And the most important of all, he told her, is sunlight, and he opens a window. Uniqua states that she feels the power, and as she floats higher and higher, she finally hits her head and comes tumbling down. She sighs exasperated and wonders how she'll be able to do her job like she is now.

Pablo calms her down by saying that she needs to practice her powers, and Pablo and Uniqua sing "Superhero Practice" as Uniqua practices her flower powers. In the end, she finally can control her powers and transforms into a new superhero outfit. Before leaving, she tells Pablo that she's not just a flower seller but also Flower Girl, the superhero in Garden City. She flies out to make Garden City beautiful with flowers.

Meanwhile, Trolley Driver Tasha and Window Washer Tyrone see Flower Girl flying toward them. They start arguing if it's a bird or a plane, but Uniqua flies over and introduces herself as "Flower Girl!". Then she begins decorating the town with flowers.

Everybody is happy and amazed. Meanwhile, in the corner of the city, Austin, pretending to be the evil Gloom Meister, is plotting his plan to destroy Flower Girl and her flowers. He shoots a ray of shadows at Trolley Driver Tasha, causing her to drive down the street. But Flower Girl heard her yelling for help, so she rushed to her. Tasha closes her eyes as she's about to go off the harbor because she can't see where she is driving, but Flower Girl shoots flowers into the ocean, and Tasha lands softly on them. As soon as Trolly Driver Tasha's warm thanks reach Uniqua, she hears another cry for help, and she rushes to the buildings where the sound came from. It turns out that the Gloom Meister shot some shadows on the flower-grown building where Window Washer Tyrone was working at. Tyrone cannot see where he is washing and falls. Flower Girl makes it just in time to make a trampoline flower to cushion his fall.

Flower Girl tries to find the evildoer causing the residents harm and sees Gloom Meister return to his underground lair in the sewer. Flower Girl blasts the manhole lid open and flies after him. She gets caught in a booby trap cage as she tries to get her surroundings. Flower Girl tries to use her powers to get out, but they do not work. Then Gloom Meister comes out of his hiding spot and tells Flower Girl that she can't break his cage because he made it flower-proof: no dirt, water, and sunlight.

The Gloom Meister introduces himself to her and laughs maniacally, and Flower Girl asks if it is his true laugh. The Gloom Meister answers no, adds that he only does it to look scary, and shows her his real laugh: a combination of giggles and snorts. Flower Girl agrees that the first laugh was better. The Gloom Meister and Flower Girl sing "Me and My Shadows." He presents Flower Girl with his Gloomsday Machine, saying that he will make the whole city dark and gloomy, and laughs his actual laugh again. He "corrects" himself by laughing the other way. He presses a button, and part of the ceiling slides open. Sunlight comes out of the opening. Then there was trouble: The Gloom Meister uses the machine to shoot shadows through the opening all over Garden City. Then he stands on a rising platform, takes his Gloomsday Machine outside to cover more of the city, and leaves Uniqua in the cell. While Flower Girl is in the cage, the platform descends back, allowing some sunlight to come through the opening in the ceiling. Since her powers work with sunlight, she barely reaches some of it and then uses her ability to get out of the cage. She grows a giant sunflower and climbs it out of the sewer.

Meanwhile, all three citizens - Tyrone, Tasha, and Pablo - reach the last bit of light and plead for Flower Girl to help them. Flower Girl comes and destroys all the shadows with her colorful beams. Instead of being sad, the Gloom Meister begins singing "This Is My Song" as they argue and start battling with their powers. The citizens are watching, hoping that Flower Girl will win the battle.

The Gloom Meister catches her off guard and uses the opening to shoot a shadow from his Gloomsday Machine, causing her to gasp and shudder. Uniqua keeps going, telling the Gloom Meister that he forgot to disable one power that is not dependent on sunlight, dirt, or water. Instead, she asks the Gloom Meister to say, "sneeze." And shoots a full blast of pollen right at him. As he stumbles around blindly, all the while sneezing to get the pollen away, he accidentally turns off his machine by bumping into it. Uniqua, being freed, destroys the device by covering it with flowers.

The citizens ask Gloom Meister why he dislikes flowers, and he sadly answers that he is scared of them. They tell him not to be afraid and show him how good they smell. He changes his feelings and now loves flowers. Then Austin redubs his character, Gloom Meister, into the Bloom Meister. He asks to be Flower Girl's sidekick, and Flower Girl accepts and invites them all over to her house for sunflower seeds to save Tyrone's stomach growling his tummy.

The city transforms into the backyard, Flower Girl and Bloom Meister transform back to Uniqua and Austin, and they sing the end song. They rush to Uniqua's house and shut the door, only to open it again, and all shout, "Flower power!" before reclosing the door.




  • This is the final official episode of the entire series: in the DVD or production order where Tasha and Austin visited Uniqua's House for a snack.
  • This is the first episode Tasha has appeared in since Robot Rampage: Part 2.
  • This is the second episode in which Austin was uncomfortable with flowers. The first was "Who Goes There?", due to an allergy. However, in this episode, he only sneezed from Uniqua's pollen power. Strangely enough, he does not sneeze when smelling the flower that Pablo offers him.


  • At one point, Pablo's pants change gray into black.



Backyardigans - 66 - Flower Power

"Me and My Friends" • Nick Digital pilot
"Pirate Treasure" • "The Heart of the Jungle" • "The Yeti" • "The Snow Fort" • "Secret Mission" • "It's Great to Be a Ghost!" • "Riding the Range" • "The Key to the Nile" • "Knights Are Brave and Strong" • "Viking Voyage" • "Castaways" • "Race to the Tower of Power" • "The Quest for the Flying Rock" • "Polka Palace Party" • "Surf's Up" • "Eureka!" • "Race Around the World" • "Monster Detectives" • "Cave Party" • "High Tea"
"Mission to Mars" • "Samurai Pie" • "Scared of You" • "Whodunit" • "The Legend of the Volcano Sisters" • "The Secret of Snow" • "The Swamp Creature" • "Horsing Around" • "Special Delivery" • "International Super Spy: Part 1" • "International Super Spy: Part 2" • "Movers of Arabia" • "Cops and Robots" • "Sinbad Sails Alone" • "Best Clowns in Town" • "Save the Day" • "Into the Deep" • "News Flash" • "Catch That Butterfly" • "A Giant Problem"
"Who Goes There?" • "Blazing Paddles" • "Garbage Trek" • "Fly Girl" • "What's Bugging You? " • "Chichen-Itza Pizza" • "To the Center of the Earth" • "Front Page News" • "Tale of the Mighty Knights: Part 1" • "Tale of the Mighty Knights: Part 2" • "Le Master of Disguise" • "Match on Mt. Olympus" • "The Great Dolphin Race" • "Caveman's Best Friend" • "Ranch Hands from Outer Space" • "Robin Hood the Clean" • "Escape from Fairytale Village" • "Pirate Camp" • "The Two Musketeers" • "The Masked Retriever"
"Robot Rampage: Part 1" • "Robot Rampage: Part 2" • "Catch that Train!" • "Attack of the 50 Foot Worman" • "Dragon Express" • "Flower Power" • "The Funnyman Boogeyman" • "Follow the Feather" • "Break Out!" • "The Action Elves Save Christmas Eve" • "Los Galacticos" • "For the Love of Socks!" • "The Flipper!" • "Elephant on the Run" • "The Magic Skateboard" • "Pablor and the Acorns" • "Super Team Awesome!" • "The Big Dipper Diner" • "The Amazing Splashinis" • "The Tale of the Not-So-Nice Dragon"