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"Scared of You" is a Halloween special episode of The Backyardigans from the second season.

Characters

Summary

"Mad Scientist Tasha sends her humble assistant Austin on a journey to bring three monsters back to her laboratory - Mummy Tyrone, Werewolf Uniqua, and Vampire Pablo. Austin doesn't know that a big surprise birthday party awaits him when he returns."

Plot

Austin introduces himself to the viewer as Lab Assistant Austin and explains that today is his 7th birthday. He shows the viewer Tasha, who is playing with toy beakers and wearing a wig and glasses. Austin tells the viewer that she is his mad scientist boss. Austin asks Tasha if she knows what today is, hoping she acknowledges his birthday. Tasha tells him that today is the day that she will finish her greatest experiment ever. She sings "I Got a Secret" and told him to go to her laboratory.

Tasha sings a reprise of "I Got a Secret" after the backyard turns into a dark lab filled with tables, beakers, and inventions. The mad scientist tells Austin to get a beaker from a table on the right. Austin walks off sadly. Tasha tells the viewer that she does remember Austin's birthday and is throwing him a surprise party. Austin walks closer in range. Tasha tells Austin today he will complete a very important mission: to find three monsters (the mummy king, the werewolf, and the vampire) and hand them an invitation. After gathering them together, she tells him to get going and bring all the monsters back to the laboratory.

After Austin walks away from the laboratory, Tasha tells the viewer that the monsters are the party guests for the birthday party she is throwing for Austin. Meanwhile, Austin tells himself that today is the worst birthday as he walks inside the mummy's pyramid. He does not see anyone inside, so he walks in. He reads some hieroglyphics on the wall and says he should not go forward.

He walks forward, even though the hieroglyphics told him not to, and reads more. He reads that he can't step on any Xs. He then realizes that the tiles on the floor he is standing on are all Xs. Boulders fall from the ceiling and try to crush Austin, but he quickly escapes all the boulders, entering a large tomb's chamber. A moaning sound comes from inside the tomb, and it is Mummy Tyrone.

Tyrone explains that he thinks Austin is a monster and exits the tomb. He sings "Scared of You" until he realizes Austin is not scary. Austin gives Tyrone a note inviting him to Austin's surprise birthday party. Austin asks what it says, but Tyrone says it is a secret. They walk to the werewolf's forest, and Tyrone asks if this is the laboratory. Austin answers no and says that it is the werewolf's forest. Tyrone is scared of the werewolf and sings "Scared of You" along with Werewolf Uniqua.

They realize they are not scary and walk onto the vampire's castle. Uniqua asks if it is the laboratory, and Austin tells her it is the vampire's castle. They enter and read a sign saying they cannot go forward. They go forward and read another that says they asked for "it." They are confused about what they asked for until the stairs fall into a pit. Austin yells, "RUUUNN!" and they run up the stairs. They jumped at the last minute.

They enter a door and see the vampire on the ceiling. The vampire gets easily frightened and yells, "AAH! Monsters! I'm scared of you!" and turns into a bat. Tyrone and Uniqua sing "Scared of You" along with Vampire Pablo. They realize that they are all not scary, and Austin gives Pablo the letter. They dance to the laboratory while singing "Hurry Home." They all enter the laboratory and look around. Tasha silently shows the monsters a secret way inside the party room.

Austin is frightened because he is all alone and enters the party room. The lights turned on, and everyone said, "Happy birthday, Austin!" Austin realized that they'd remembered his birthday. Then the party starts. All five characters sing "Monster Dance Party" as they show their dance moves. Suddenly there was trouble: they hear Tasha's stomach growls and Tyrone and Pablo think it is coming from a monster, only to discover that it is her stomach. Uniqua invites the four over to her house for pumpkin pie. They accept as the laboratory transforms back into the backyard. They sing the end song. Then they rush to Uniqua's house. Austin opens the previously closed door and exclaim, "Oh, brother!" before reclosing the door as ends the episode, and have a happy Halloween.

Roles

Places in this episode

Note: The place in bold is the destination.

  1. Mummy's Pyramid (Mummy King Tyrone)
  2. Werewolf's Forest (Werewolf Uniqua)
  3. Vampire's Castle (Vampire Pablo)

Trivia

  • This is the last official episode:
    • In the airing and production order where Tyrone's speaking lines are provided by Reginald Davis Jr..
  • This Halloween special episode was released to the DVD "Mission to Mars" before it was broadcast on the main Nickelodeon channel 13 days later.
    • It was aired 8 days before Halloween on Nickelodeon.
  • In different dubs for this episode, the sound Austin makes just when he dodges the boulder the first time is undubbed or not edited out.
  • On some platforms, this episode is titled "Monster Party". The title card doesn't change though.
  • This is the 23rd episode to be available on YouTube.
  • Despite being completely a Halloween special, this episode is unfortunately not available on the Nickelodeon compilation DVD, "Happy Halloween".

Running Gag

  • One running gag of this episode is Austin saying, "Oh, brother," ("Oh, boy!" in the UK broadcast) just like Charlie Brown from the Peanuts gang and Peanuts franchise.
  • When the characters sing the end song, their mouths smile a bit more compared to the last two episodes. This will stay consistent for some episodes of Season 2.

Songs

Video

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Backyardigans - 23 - Scared Of You

Pilots
"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"
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