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"Le Master of Disguise" is an episode of The Backyardigans from the third season.



"Inspector Austin of the Paris Police must find "Le Master of Disguise" Pablo among the quirky passengers aboard the Orient Express, all to the sounds of Nigerian pop music!"


Pablo is in the backyard wearing a black hat. He introduces himself to the viewer as Le Master of Disguise, a wanted trickster who is trying to escape to Istanbul where he is safe. He sings "Le Master of Disguise" as he swaps outifts to prove how he is the best at disguising and tricking others. He then hears Austin of the Paris Police looking for him and runs off. Austin, with a fedora and mustache on, steps on screen, looking for the wanted criminal, with the only clue being his laugh ("Heh-heh-heh!").

Austin questions the viewer about Le Master of Disguise's current residence as the backyard transforms into a train station. A conductor (that looks surprisingly similar to Pablo) shouts "All aboard!" multiple times. Austin confronts the so-called conductor and asks him if he has seen Le Master of Disguise. The conductor replies with a no and causes a disappointed Austin.

Austin searches for the criminal as two passengers enter the train, a cowboy and a circus performer. Austin tells himself that anyone of the train's passengers could truly be the criminal until he hears Le Master of Disguise's famous laugh, being performed by the conductor. The train heads for Istanbul. Austin jumps on at the last minute and finds another conductor, Uniqua. Austin predicts that the new conductor is obviously Le Master of Disguise.

Uniqua tells Austin that she has no idea what he is talking about since she truly is the train's only conductor. Keeping in mind that Le Master of Disguise can only be discerned by his laughter, Austin tells a joke and gets Uniqua to laugh, confirming that the previous conductor was the criminal and tricked him. The two sing "Who Can It Be?" as they search for Le Master of Disguise. They come across a beanery (a restaurant located inside the train).

Austin spots the cowboy he saw earlier, suspecting him to be Le Master of Disguise. The duo questions the western moose to prove that he is a real cowboy. Tyrone the cowboy tells the two that he could do some rope tricks for them and does so, while singing "I'm a Cowboy". Austin tells Tyrone a joke, and upon hearing Tyrone's laugh, Austin confirms he is, in fact, not Le Master of Disguise after all.

The waiter at the beanery laughs Le Master of Disguise's famous laugh, giving away his identity. Austin and Uniqua turn around, expecting to catch the criminal, until Le Master of Disguise escapes into the storage area. Uniqua and Austin follow him, only to find the circus performer Austin spotted earlier.

Austin tells Tasha the circus balancer to prove that she truly is a circus performer. Tasha balances on a tightrope while singing "Could Le Master of Disguise Do This?" to prove that she is not Le Master of Disguise, ultimately doing so when Austin tells her another joke. Austin accepts the proof as he hears the laugh once again. Austin opens the door on the last cart and looks for Le Master of Disguise after telling Uniqua to round up the passengers to make sure none of them is Le Master of Disguise.

Austin knows that, since he is on the last car and the train is going too fast for someone to jump off it without getting painfully injured, Pablo must be on top of the train. Austin finds Le Master of Disguise running away from him atop the train cars. Austin loses track of Le Master of Disguise and reports his information to Uniqua.

Tyrone, Tasha, and Uniqua enter the beanery and wait for Austin. Now disguised as Austin himself, Le Master of Disguise enters the room just as Austin does. The two fight over who is real Inspector. Austin forgets what he is supposed to do after he caught Le Master of Disguise, since he never thought he would make it this far. As the duo begin to argue who's the real Austin, Uniqua, who remembers how to tell which one of them is Le Master of Disguise, orders one of them to laugh, but no one refuse to laugh because no one said anything funny. So, Uniqua decides to tell a Dinosaur joke. When she answers "two dinosaurs", Le Master of Disguise begins to laugh, causing the passengers to finally recognize him.

Le Master of Disguise tries to cover his mouth, but Inspector Austin and Conductor Uniqua, who is trying the think that it is him, capture him. Le Master of Disguise asks why Austin was chasing him in the first place. Austin says he was chasing Le Master of Disguise because he runs, and he runs because Austin was chasing him. Le Master of Disguise's stomach growls, and he invites everyone over for croissants at his house. The train transforms back into the backyard as Le Master of Disguise transforms back to Pablo, and the children sing the end song. They enter Pablo's blue-colored house. Pablo opens the previously closed door and laughs, ending the episode.




"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"