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"Save the Day" is an episode of The Backyardigans from the second season.



"Groove to psychedelic soul as Harbor Patrollers Uniqua, Pablo, and Tyrone repeatedly save determined Fisher lady Tasha, who insists upon fishing in dangerous waters!"


Uniqua, Pablo, and Tyrone are in the backyard wearing blue caps. Tyrone introduces himself as Rescue One, Uniqua introduces herself as Rescue Two, and Pablo introduces himself as Rescue Three. They are the Harbor Rescue Team. They begin singing "Save the Day", explaining how they rescue people in the harbor. The backyard transforms into a bay.

The trio reports for duty as they walk out onto a pier. Behind them is a map of the area. Using their binoculars, Tyrone, Uniqua, and Pablo look around to find somebody who needs to be rescued. At first, they don't see anyone, but Uniqua suddenly spots Fisherlady Tasha as she leaves the harbor in a fishing boat, whistling. Tasha tells the viewer that she wants to catch a "whopper" (a large fish) while singing I'll Catch a Whopper". From the pier, the team decides to follow the "fisher lady", in case she needs to be rescued. They enter their rescue boat and drive it out of the harbor. Fisherlady Tasha moves her boat into deeper waters. Then there was trouble: she enters Sharkbite Bay, the most dangerous bay in the harbor, a dangerous, shark infested area, also the home of many sharks. She stops her boat in the middle of the bay to catch a whopper despite the dangerous risk of being eaten by sharks.

Tyrone spots Tasha going into Sharkbite Bay, He alerts Uniqua and Pablo. Tyrone starts a small speedboat and steers it toward Sharkbite Bay to save Tasha. After Tasha gets a bite, Tyrone leaps towards her, splashes her and loses her catch. Tasha does not wish to be saved from the circling sharks because she is trying to catch a whopper, but Tyrone brings Tasha into the boat anyway. They sing a reprise of "Save the Day" as Tasha mutters to herself that she never caught a whopper.

When everyone is on the dock, Tasha sets out again in her small boat to catch a whopper. In her second attempt, she heads to Catastrophe Cove, a rocky area that could put a hole into her boat. The rescuers determine that she needs to be saved again, and they follow her. While they see her fishing, they can't risk going into the bay because they'll possibly sink. Pablo goes underwater to get into the Cove without harm. Tasha throws out her fishing line and the hook gets caught under an arch-shaped rock formation, and Tasha thinks she's caught a whopper. but she actually pulls the rock as she struggles. While underwater, Pablo notices Tasha's fishhook. He looks at it for a moment, trying to figure out the best way to rescue her. At first, Pablo yanks the rope, which almost makes him get yanked out of the water. Pablo pulls out a pair of scissors and cuts the end of the line, but because Tasha is pulling on the line, Pablo is suddenly yanked out of the water. He lands in the boat, and Pablo pulls out his megaphone, announcing to Tasha that she's going to be rescued again. Frustrated that the rescuers have prevented her from catching her big fish for a second time, she tells Rescue Three that she doesn't want to be rescued, but Pablo takes her back to the dock anyway.

At the dock, Fisherlady Tasha ties her boat to the edge of the pier, and frowns at the Harbor Rescue Team. "No need to thank us, Fisher Lady! Just doing our job!" Uniqua says happily. "I wasn't going to thank you!" answers Tasha, but Pablo tells her "You're welcome, m'am!". The Harbor Rescue Team then breaks into song again, singing "Nothing Too Tough" as they brag about how great they are as a team. Elsewhere, Tasha sets her sights on the Straits of Disaster. Tasha is able to leave in her boat without being noticed because the three are still singing and celebrating. After the song, Uniqua, Pablo, and Tyrone cannot believe that they see "the fisher lady" going out yet again to a dangerous place. This time, Uniqua gets in their helicopter as Pablo and Tyrone take the boat. Uniqua communicates with them as she flies over Risky Business Beach, telling them that she sees no sign of "the fisher lady". She flies over Injury Island as they continue their search. Pablo and Tyrone stop the boat and look through their binoculars. Then there was trouble: a storm rolls in and the rescue team decides they need to save her from the Straits of Disaster and get her out of the storm.

They use an inflatable dinghy to get closer to Tasha. Tasha tells them to go away because she just wants to catch her whopper. She pops a hole in the rescuers' boat using her rod's hook on purpose. They scream for help. A scary Tasha tells them "Oh, for goodness sake! Get onto my boat!" They do so, but it also springs a leak. They sing the song Uh-Oh!.

Uniqua comes to rescue them all in her rescue helicopter. But she can't get any so lower. Tasha tells Tyrone and Pablo, "You haven't seen me catch a whopper...but watch me catch a chopper!" She uses her fishing pole and her anchor to catch Uniqua's chopper. The four return safely to the dock, and the Harbor Rescue Team thanks Tasha for the rescue. Just as Tasha is going to lose hope in catching a whopper, a big fish jumps out of the water into her hands. She exclaims to them that she caught a whopper, then she says to the fish "Nice to meet you, little fishy. Now, back to the sea you go!" and she throws it back in the water. After all of the excitement, Tyrone's stomach rumbles, he invites everyone to his house to have sushi for snacktime.

The four friends run back to Tyrone's house as the harbor transforms back into the backyard. They all sing the end song and go inside the house. As the episode ends, Tyrone says to the viewer, "Rescue One, over and out." before closing his house's door.




  • The song "Pop Goes the Weasel" was whistled by Tasha in this episode.
  • Austin is the only character that is absent in this episode.
  • This is the official first episode of the series:
    • In the airing or production order to be produced in 2007 according to the copyright claim.
"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"