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Mega Music Fest 2010 is a television special that originally aired on September 6, 2010. The first part features a music video in which the main characters of The Backyardigans perform "I Gotta Feeling", which is originally performed by The Black Eyed Peas.

This music video was notably the last original content ever animated for the Backyardigans franchise, despite a planned, but cancelled 5th season. It is not an episode of the show, though.



"Hosted by actor/comedian John Leguizamo, Nickelodeon's Mega Music Fest will feature celebrities like Sherri Shepherd, Colbie Caillat, Wyclef Jean, and The Roots performing never-before-seen duets with Dora the Explorer, the cast of 'Yo Gabba Gabba!', Joe and Blue from Blue's Clues, The Backyardigans, The Wonder Pets, and Kai-lan, plus special appearances by The Laurie Berkner Band, The Fresh Beat Band, Justin Bieber, Dr. Phil McGraw, and even a few surprise cameos. John Leguizamo will need YOUR preschooler's help to make sure the show goes on!"


The show begins with the song "I Gotta Feeling", performed by the Backyardigans and other Nickelodeon characters. After the song, an announcer introduces John Leguizamo. He tells that he will be the show's host and invites DJ Lance (of Yo Gabba Gabba!) onto the stage. Rock is greeted with cheers from the audience. He is followed by the rest of the characters from his program. They perform "Lovely, Love My Family" with The Roots.

After the performance, John Leguizamo returns and tells the audience that he has lost his special dancing shoes. He needs these shoes for the concert's grand finale. Characters from Dora the Explorer try to help him find them, but they have no luck. John is supplied with a pair of quacking shoes. He agrees to wear them briefly as he introduces Wyclef Jean and his daughter Angelina. They sing "Love" until the announcer tells the audience that it is time for a commercial break.

John Leguizamo welcomes the audience back to the show after the commercials. He kept searching for his shoes and is presented with a pair of rain boots, along with an umbrella. John puts the boots on and warns the crowd in front of him that it will rain soon. Confetti "rains" from the ceiling as Laurie Berkner's band performs "My Family". Afterwards, stage manager Sherri Shepherd tells John that he may not need his dancing shoes. She says that the Fresh Beat Band has not arrived yet, so the big finale (in which the host would need dancing shoes) might not happen.

The Fresh Beat Band calls John Leguizamo on their cellphone. They mention that on their way to the stage, they encountered a chicken waiting to use the crosswalk. They tell John that they will be at the stage after the chicken crosses the road successfully. While they wait, the audience is served to a duet of Katrina and the Waves' "Walking on Sunshine" by Kai-lan and Colbie Caillat, plus Colbie performed her breakthrough hit Bubbly.

The next scene shows Sherri helping John look for his shoes. They realize that they have checked nearly every room in the stadium. Sherri leads John to the only room they have not examined yet: the Wonder Pets' room. The pets sing "Joy to the World". The next act involves Dora the Explorer and Wyclef Jean singing "La Bamba" together. Another commercial break follows.

John Leguizamo walks onstage, this time wearing clown shoes. He decides to call the Fresh Beat Band again to check on their progress. Over a video call, the band members told that they stopped for a snack in the park on their road trip. There, they met "this guy" (Justin Bieber) singing a song. Bieber sings a short verse from "Baby" over the phone. The Fresh Beats say "goodbye" to him as they come back to their road trip.

Joe (Donovan Patton) from Blue's Clues is introduced (he later returned in the series' revival). He asks the audience to help him find his dog, Blue. After finding her, Joe sings "Snack Pattern Song" alongside the characters from Team Umizoomi. As the song ends, Joe notices that the song made Blue hungry and gave her a "party in her tummy". The Yo Gabba Gabba! characters sing the "Party in My Tummy" song as they have a snack.

John begins to worry that he will never find his shoes and that the Fresh Beats will not arrive in time for the finale. He admits that the stress is making him angry. Kai-lan sings him a short song about how to calm down. He takes a deep breath, relaxes, and thanks her. While he does this, the Fresh Beat Band finally arrives. The audience is asked if they are ready for the Fresh Beats' grand finale. Cheers and applause follow. John interrupts this and says that he is not ready without his missing shoes.

John asks the Fresh Beats to help him find his shoes along with Dora. He describes them as flashy and red with gold stars on them. The Fresh Beats bring the shoes out and tell John that he left them in their car after their dance rehearsal. He dances with his shoes as the Fresh Beats perform "Great Day" and "Stomp the House". As the band sings "Let's Get Loud", guests from earlier return to dance along. The credits roll as the audience is thanked for coming, and so ends the series of The Backyardigans in 2004-2010.


The majority of the special was filmed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York City on May 22, 2010. A costumed character in Pablo's likeness appeared at the academy during the original taping. Beth Bogush, who choreographed every episode of The Backyardigans, worked on the special.

A standalone music video for The Backyardigans version of "I Gotta Feeling" was occasionally aired during commercial breaks on Nick Jr. from 2010 to 2012. The animation for the music video was done only by the Canada-based Nelvana.



  • Avion Baker as the voice of Uniqua
  • Sean Curley as the voice of Pablo
  • Tyrel Jackson Williams as the voice of Tyrone
  • Gabriella Malek as the voice of Tasha
  • Nicholas Barasch as the voice of Austin
  • Donovan Patton as Joe
  • Traci Paige Johnson as the voice of Blue
  • Lance Robertson as DJ Lance Rock
  • Adam Deibert as the voice of Muno
  • Emma Jacobs as the voice of Foofa
  • Amos Watene as the voice of Brobee
  • Christian Jacobs as the voice of Plex
  • Erin Pearce as the voice of Toodee
  • Jon Beavers as Twist
  • Shayna Rose as Marina
  • Thomas Hobson as Shout
  • Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer as Kiki
  • Sofie Zamchick as the voice of Linny
  • Teala Dunn as the voice of Tuck
  • Danica Lee as the voice of Ming-Ming
  • Catlin Sanchez as the voice of Dora
  • Regan Mizrahi as the voice of Boots
  • Matt Hunter as the voice of Diego
  • Jade Lianna Peters as the voice of Kai-Lan
  • Jack Samson as the voice of Rintoo
  • Khamani Griffin as the voice of Tolee
  • Angie Wu as the voice of Hoho

Other credits[]

  • Choreographers: Beth Bogush, Shannon Steen
  • Animation: Nelvana (Canada), Nickelodeon Animation Studio, Little Airplane Productions (U.S.)