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"Into the Deep" is an underwater mission-themed episode of The Backyardigans from the second season.



"In this underwater Indian Bollywood musical, Deep-sea Explorers Tyrone and Pablo attempt to capture the garden-guardian Mermaids Uniqua and Tasha...on film, that is."


Pablo and Tyrone are in the backyard wearing red winter caps. They introduce themselves as Commander Pablo and Navigator Tyrone, undersea explorers. Tyrone finds the slide in the backyard, and Pablo brings out a camera and gets the "undersea playground slide" on film. Tyrone tells him to come down, and Pablo does so. Tyrone asks Pablo when they will start the most exciting moment of their explorer lives: the day where they discover a mermaid. Pablo answers by telling him to get into their submarine while singing "Into the Deep". The backyard transforms into the undersea coral reef.

Pablo and Tyrone are shown in their explorer caps inside the submarine used to bring them through the deep. They sing "Into the Deep" again while navigating deeper into the ocean. They have reached many miles below the surface, and they approach an undersea garden. The camera turns to the garden's owners, Mermaid Tasha and Mermaid Uniqua. A yellow fish is swimming towards the garden entrance, and the mermaids recognize the fish as a "garden intruder". They try telling it to go away, but fail. Uniqua tells Tasha to use a move used when trying to protect their garden, the "Mermaid Freak-Out".

They start blowing air through their lips, blowing a large current through the water. The fish spins three times and is blown away from the two. The area becomes dark as Pablo and Tyrone's submarine drives above the mermaids. The camera turns back to the explorers. On their sea life tracker, a red dot signals, alerting the boys that the possible mermaid is below them. Tyrone turns the submarine around, making it face the mermaids' garden. Tasha and Uniqua are terrified and at first sight, they thought the large yellow submarine was a fish. Now, they know what it is - a submarine. They look inside the glass window of the vessel and see the boys inside the sub and think that the pair wants to destroy their garden.

The girls try hiding behind a rock to not be seen and make mermaid calls. Tyrone and Pablo hear the noise coming from behind them and immediately turn their submarine around. Uniqua tells Tasha her plan to hide behind a rock in the opposite direction of their garden and make noises, causing the explorers to turn away from their home. Tasha agrees and does as Uniqua tells her to. Soon, Tyrone and Pablo are driving their source of underwater transportation away from the mermaids' coral garden.

Uniqua and Tasha sing "Call of the Mermaid", but Tyrone and Pablo start to sing as well. To make sure that Tyrone and Pablo don't come back, the mermaids start pushing the submarine away from their home. They struggle to hold the machine up. The camera turns to Tyrone and Pablo, who are confused about what is happening. Pablo asks Tyrone if he is causing them to rise up to the surface. Tyrone answers "no", and lets his hands off the wheel. Then there was trouble: Tasha and Uniqua push the two to a large area full of rock geysers that shoot water out of spouts. The girls place the sub on a geyser and swim away.

Tyrone and Pablo are worried that they will not be able to find a mermaid on their mission, until the geyser spouts and shoots the submarine out of the water, interrupting the boys' conversation. The submarine quickly falls back in with a lot of force from the geyser's push. It lands on the seabed, leaving the submarine unable to move. Tyrone and Pablo put on scuba gear and start their mission without their amazing submarine.

The camera turns to Uniqua and Tasha, proud of what they did to the explorers and celebrate by singing "Our Garden". Meanwhile, Pablo and Tyrone are swimming close to the garden and spot the mermaids, so Pablo tells Tyrone that he has to capture the mermaids on film. The mermaids misunderstand what Pablo said and think that he wants to capture them for good instead of on film.

The girls start to swim away, unaware of the undersea explorers gaining on them. Uniqua sees a small cave below and signals for Tasha to follow her. After the two girls swim into the dark rock cavern, Tyrone and Pablo do the same, but all four find the cave very scary and dark, so they sing "You've Gotta Be Brave". Uniqua and Tasha come to a dead end and find nowhere to hide from the boys. Tyrone and Pablo swim close to them and Pablo takes out his camera to get the mermaids on film, but the mermaids use the Mermaid Freak-Out on them. Then there was trouble: the sound causes a rock avalanche from above and many rocks start falling. The mermaids then tell Tyrone and Pablo to get out of the way, but they get impressed by their talking.

Tasha and Uniqua grab the two as the rocks collapse on the ocean floor. As they rise up to the way out of the cave created by the avalanche, the four emerge into the part of the sea above the cave - the mermaid garden. Tasha and Uniqua are furious and try telling the explorers to get out of their garden.

The girls now see the explorers as garden intruders and order them to get out of their garden. Tasha and Uniqua also tell the boys for don't try to capture them. Pablo and Tyrone explain to them that they don't want to capture them. Pablo tells them that they just want to film them with his camera. Uniqua and Tasha call the event a misunderstanding and allow Pablo to film them.

Pablo's stomach growls. Uniqua thinks that the sound might be a whale. Tasha thinks it is another intruder. Pablo tells that it was just his stomach. Tyrone tells the others that they can all have strawberries and yogurt. The ocean landscape transforms back into the backyard as the four sing the end song. They rush into Pablo's house for a snack. Uniqua and Tasha open the previously closed door and make the call of the mermaid: "Prrrt!"




  • This is the second episode to have Tasha be a mermaid, with the first being Viking Voyage.
  • Austin is the only main character who's absent in this episode.


  • After the end song when the characters say goodbye, Pablo and Tyrone's mouths don't move.
  • Tyrone suggests that characters should have a snack. This implies that snack must have been at his house. However, they enter Pablo's house. This goof also happens in "Fly Girl," but they go to Uniqua's house instead.
"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"