Episode Information

"Race to the Tower of Power" is an episode of The Backyardigans from the first season.



"Pablo and Tyrone are super-villains who want to rule the world and make it stinky and yucky. But Uniqua and Austin are super-heroes out to stop them! Salsa accompanies the super-competitors on their super-adventure."


Pablo and Tyrone exit Tyrone's house wearing black supervillain masks. They introduce themselves to the viewer as Yucky Man, a supervillain who covers everything in sticky goo, and Dr. Shrinky, a supervillain who shrinks things. Yucky Man covers the backyard slide with his goo and Dr. Shrinky shrinks the backyard slide down to almost the size of a mouse. The villains then sing "Superheroes vs. Supervillains". The villains disappear into the Forest of Darkness in an attempt to steal the Key to the World from the Tower of Power. Uniqua and Austin appear on screen with a purple superhero mask and a dark blue superhero mask and they introduce themselves to the viewer as superheroes who save the world from supervillains. Uniqua is Weather Woman (a superhero with the power to change the weather) and Austin is Captain Hammer (a superhero who can build anything). The heroes sing "Superheroes vs. Supervillains" again. After the song, they see the slide coverd in goo and tiny. They head off to stop the villains from stealing the Key to the World. The backyard transforms in a dark forest.

Meanwhile, the supervillains are trying to find the Tower of Power to steal the Key to the World and they spot the Land of Cold. They sing "Key to the World". The superheroes show up and tell the supervillains to stop. Yucky Man shoots goo on the ground at the heroes' feet and it causes them to get stuck in it. Weather Woman gets her hand stuck in the goo after she tries to attempt to get them out. Captain Hammer builds a goo-sucking vacuum cleaner and sucks up the goo. Weather Woman congratulates him.

The villains are skating across a frozen pond to get to the Tower of Power. Weather Woman and Captain Hammer find a stick in the frozen pond which he turns into a rowing boat. Weather Woman changes the weather from cloudy and dark to hot and sunny and melts the ice.

The supervillains are stranded on a iceberg in the middle of the water. The superheroes pass by the villains in the boat and brag. Yucky Man has a panic attack, but then he makes the water turn to goo. The heroes and their boat get stuck. The villains pass by the heroes and brag. The heroes sing "The Sea of Gobbly Goo" as they step in the gross goo. Austin turns the boat into a big bridge for them to cross.

Meanwhile, the villains are halfway there. They laugh maniacally until they are passed by the heroes. They are confused. The heroes walk to the tower while they and the villains sing "Superheroes vs. Supervillains". When the villains arrive at the tower, they pretend to be tired just to trick the heroes. Dr. Shrinky shrinks Captain Hammer to be as small as a shoe. The villains walk up the many sets of stairs. Back outside, Captain Hammer and Weather Woman are singing "You and Me to the Rescue" as they figure out a plan. Weather Woman makes a tornado appear and it takes them to the top of the tower.

The villains reach the last staircase where the key is and the heroes appeared. Weather Woman somersaults over the supervillains' heads to save the key from the villains. The villains try to goo and shrink Weather Woman, but she grabs the key and uses it to deflect the goo and the shrink ray back at the villains and it causes their heads to get covered with goo and shrinks them down to the size of her legs. Captain Hammer bangs a paper clip with his hammer and it becomes a cage that traps the villains. The heroes laugh at the villains in their cage. The villains cry by their defeat and ask the heroes if they would let them out of the cage. Weather Woman says that they can go out if they promise to be superheroes and help them protect the key instead of stealing them. The villains accept and Captain Hammer lets them out. Dr. Shrinky makes himself, Yucky Man and Captain Hammer grow back to their normal size.

Weather Woman thanks Dr. Shrinky for making everyone grow back. Dr. Shrinky and Yucky Man claim that they are not supervillains anymore and they become superheroes: Dr. Shrinky is now Dr. Grow (a superhero that has the ability to make anything bigger) and Yucky Man is now Very Clean Guy (a superhero that has the ability to make anything clean). Pablo's stomach growls, and explains that he is also "Hungry Guy". Tyrone invites everyone over to his house for granola bars. Everyone accepts the snack choice and the tower transforms back into the backyard. They sing the end song and enter Tyrone's house. Pablo opens the previously closed door and shouts "Wahahahahaha! I mean, to the rescue!".





Backyardigans - 12 - Race To The Tower Of Power

"Me and My Friends" • Animated 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"
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