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"Match on Mt. Olympus" is an episode of The Backyardigans from the third season.



"Pablo and Tyrone must get past Greek Gods Austin and Uniqua on a Brazilian samba-filled journey to convince Weather Goddess Tasha to stop raining on their Sports Day."


Pablo and Tyrone are at the picnic table in front of Tyrone's house, and they introduce themselves as Sportscaster Pablo and Weatherman Tyrone. They pretend to star in a news show where Tyrone forecasts sunny weather, so Pablo tells the viewer that sunny weather is perfect for playing basketball. The two friends sing, "It's a Sunny Day," before the backyard transforms into the newscasters' set.

It begins to rain, so Pablo asks Tyrone why he forecasted sunny weather when it is pouring out. Tyrone tells him that his forecasts can only sometimes be completely accurate. Pablo tells him they cannot play basketball in the rain, and to stop the rainy weather, they must ask Tasha, Goddess of the Weather, to do so. They sing "The Gods of Mount Olympus" and discuss what they must do.

The two newscasters journey up the clouds. They spot Austin, God of Laughter, sitting on his throne couch. Austin sees them and asks them why the chicken crossed the playground. Pablo and Tyrone are confused, and Austin answers the question with, "To get to the other slide!". He begins laughing helplessly and sees Pablo and Tyrone standing in front of him blankly and asks in a laugh voice why they are not laughing.

Austin commands the two to laugh and zaps Tyrone, causing him to laugh maniacally. Austin runs after Pablo to make him laugh, but before he zaps him, Pablo gives him a basketball. Austin makes Tyrone stop laughing and play basketball with Pablo and Tyrone.

Pablo teaches him the basics of basketball while singing "Basketball." Austin performs a slam dunk and becomes glad, telling Pablo and Tyrone he loves basketball. Pablo asks Austin if he could ask the Goddess of the Weather to make it sunny. Austin tells him he cannot, as the Goddess of the Weather is always too busy.

Next, Tyrone and Pablo come to Uniqua, the Goddess of Naps, who is sleeping. As Tyrone and Pablo walk past her, Uniqua wakes up and casts a spell over Tyrone, then Tyrone falls asleep, and Uniqua runs after Pablo to put him to sleep, but before she casts a spell over him, Pablo gives her a basketball. Uniqua wakes Tyrone up and plays basketball with Pablo and Tyrone.

Pablo teaches Uniqua how to play basketball while singing "Basketball." Uniqua shoots the basketball into the hoop and thanks Pablo for teaching her how to play basketball. Pablo asks Uniqua if she could ask Tasha if she could make it sunny. Uniqua tells him she cannot, as the Goddess of the Weather is always busy.

Pablo and Tyrone walk over to Tasha, Goddess of the Weather. They asked if she could make it sunny. She tells them she will never because she is always so busy. She sings, "I'm Busy," before being challenged to play basketball with Pablo and Tyrone, which she accepts. She then uses her globe to easily score. Pablo and Tyrone are disappointed, and Uniqua and Austin reveal themselves leaning against a pole. Austin tells Tasha that without sunny weather, basketball cannot be played. Tasha asks him what basketball is, and Austin and Uniqua teach her how to play basketball.

The God of Laughter, the Goddess of Naps, and the newscasters challenge Tasha to a basketball match. They also tell her that if she loses, the sun will shine. She tells them that if she wins, it will rain forever. The characters use Tasha's large globe as a basketball. They defeat Tasha, but she accidentally falls right through the clouds, making Austin and Uniqua fall. After all five of them got onto shore in the rain, Tasha kept their deal.

She makes it sunny with a huge gust of wind. She then tells the others that she enjoys sunny weather and basketball. The characters sing "It's a Sunny Day" to express their love for basketball. Tasha's stomach growls, so Tyrone asks if the sound is thunder, but Tasha tells him it is just her stomach, and Pablo invites everyone to his house for baklava.

The clouds transform into the backyard as Goddess of Naps, Goddess of the Weather, and God of Laughter transforms back to Uniqua, Austin, and Tasha, and the characters sing the end song and run into Pablo's blue house for a snack. Pablo and Tyrone open the previously closed door and exclaim, "Thanks for watching!"




  • This episode was released early to the DVD "Mighty Match-Up!" before premiering on the main Nickelodeon channel 4 weeks later.
    • It aired on Television in the United States, four days before the 2008 Olympics.
  • This was the last episode:
    • In the DVD or production order to be produced in 2007 according to copyright.
    • To premiere on the main Noggin channel before it was rebranded into Nick Jr. on September 28, 2009. (This episode reran at 9:00pm on September 27.)
"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"