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"The Quest for the Flying Rock" is an episode of The Backyardigans from the first season.



"Uniqua, Tasha, Tyrone, and Pablo are brave, Indiana Jones-style explorers on a quest for the rare, legendary flying rock which sits atop Big Rock Hill. In a frenzied disco dash through the jungle and the desert, they race each other to see who can make it to Stone Step Hill first and claim the prize."


Uniqua comes out of the door and into the backyard, sitting on the picnic table, reading a fairly large book. She introduces herself and tells the viewer about her book: the book is about the legendary flying rock, located on top of Stonestep Hill. If anyone finds the rock and chants a special spell, the rock will begin to float off the ground, carrying the traveler into the air. Uniqua takes out a map of Stonestep Hill and the locations around it.

Tasha, Pablo, and Tyrone arrive and sit on the picnic table to see what Uniqua is reading. Uniqua explains how the book is about the flying rock of Stonestep Hill, inspiring the others to want to find the rock. The four start to sing "Flying Rock Song" as they practice saying a spell used to cause the rock to lift the holders into the air. The backyard transforms into a desert land on the side of a jungle.

The four come across two paths to the hill: one through the jungle and another through the desert. They decide to split up into groups of two: one containing Uniqua and Tasha (who will take the jungle path), and the other containing Pablo and Tyrone (who will take the desert path). Uniqua, Tasha, Pablo, and Tyrone sing "Questing, Questing" as both pairs start to walk off.

Uniqua and Tasha are trekking through the jungle. They walk far into the jungle and come across some vines in their path. Uniqua tries to run through the vines but gets all tangled up in them. When Tasha sees Uniqua all tangled up and unable to get out, she tries to help her, but she gets all tangled up in the vines too. They struggle to escape, but fail. After getting tickled by the vines, Uniqua comes up with an idea to shake the vines off while singing "Shake Your Body". They move on through the jungle after singing. Meanwhile, Pablo and Tyrone are questing through the hot desert.

The boys have already walked far as they come across tumbleweeds blocking their path, knocking Pablo and Tyrone over. The two decide to jump over and duck under the tumbleweeds to get across. They then come across a mound of sand. They start singing "Trudge, Trudge, Trudge" as they trudge up the mound.

Back in the jungle, the girls come across an unsteady bridge leading to the hill. They take the risk of falling as they cross the bridge. They get to the end and congratulate themselves as they spot Stonestep Hill. They run and giggle as they think about beating the boys. Back at the desert, the boys are still stuck trying to get up the mound of sand. After Pablo spots a cactus, Tyrone gets out a rope and ties it to a cactus on top of the mound and climbs up with Pablo. They see Stonestep Hill.

The boys giggle after considering the fact of beating the girls. They laugh and run up the legendary hill. The girls do the same on the other side of the hill. The four questers meet and grab the rock at the same time, fighting over it. Each team tells the other to let go, but the rock slips out of their hands. It rolls off the edge of Stone Step Hill and bounces down the steps. It rolls onto the ground and then snaps in half, but they later put the two pieces back together and sing the spell, starting to float.

They land back down. Uniqua asks Tasha how she feels after flying. Tasha's stomach rumbles and she answers with "hungry." Tyrone invites them all over to his house for waffles. The three others accept as the hill transforms back into the backyard. They all sing the end song and enter Tyrone's house. Uniqua opens the previously closed door and shouts "Float, flutter, fly!"




  • After the Backyardigans see the map, Tyrone says "That certainly is convenient." He does this again in High Tea when Tasha tells them about the ponies. He says the opposite in the episode Cops and Robots.
  • This is the only non-special episode to have all of its songs be on albums.
  • This is the last episode in DVD where Pablo is voiced by Zach Tyler Eisen, along with being the final episode on DVD in which Corwin C. Tuggles sings for Tyrone.
  • Austin is the only main character who does not appear in this episode.



Backyardigans - 13 - The Quest For The Flying Rock

"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"