Episode Information

"The Secret of Snow" is an episode of The Backyardigans from the second season.



"In this special set to Dixieland, Uniqua, Cowboy Pablo, and Tyrone of the Jungle travel north to discover the Secret of Snow from Ice Lady Tasha and her assistant, Austin."


A red hardcover book opens. Inside the book, there is a picture of Uniqua jumping happily on a cold winter day. The picture becomes animated. Uniqua tells the viewer how she loves snow and wishes it would snow. She sings the song "I Love Snow". Austin tells Uniqua that he doesn't know the secret of snow, but does know someone who might. Uniqua begs Austin to tell her who, and he does. He tells her that the Ice Lady might be able to make it snow.

The backyard transforms into the frozen north as Uniqua makes her way to the Ice Lady's ice-making factory. Meanwhile, inside the factory, Tasha the Ice Lady is ordering her assistant, Austin, to make ice. The Ice Lady looks at her screen that shows her every place in the world and pulls a lever to cover the areas with ice. She has Austin completely turn a forest to solid ice, then a city park. She sings the song "Fill It Up With Ice". The doorbell rings. She looks at her security camera and sees Uniqua standing outside. She uses her ice twister to send Uniqua to the desert.

Uniqua falls onto sand and realizes she's in the desert. She sees a blue penguin cowboy running around. She runs after him telling the penguin that her name is Uniqua. The cowboy introduces himself as Cowboy Pablo. He also shows her that he is running away from a huge twister! Uniqua looks behind herself and sees the large spiraling gust of wind. She starts to run faster. Austin sees the two on the screen located at the ice factory. He is alarmed and freezes the twister by pulling a lever. The sound of wind stops at the desert, and the two find the twister covered in ice. Pablo asks if what the Twister is now encased in is snow; Uniqua tells him that it's not and snow is much better.

Pablo says he always wanted to play in snow and perhaps build a snowman. Pablo asks Uniqua where they can find snow. Uniqua says that if they find out what the secret of snow is from the Ice Lady in the frozen North, they would be able to make it snow. She and Pablo sing a duet of "I Love Snow" as they start on their way out of the desert. They arrive at the ice factory and ring the doorbell. Ice Lady gets tired of the interruptions and sends the two to the jungle.

After being covered in the ice twister, they arrive in a jungle. Pablo asks where they are. Uniqua tells him that they are in the middle of the jungle. Pablo and Uniqua walk further into the jungle and come across a large waterfall. Uniqua suggests that they swing across with a vine. When she tries to swing across, she doesn't quite make it to the other side; Pablo tries to help her, but doesn't fare any better. They end up dangling over the waterfall on the vine. Luckily, Tyrone of the Jungle swings across on another vine and invites the two on to it. Tyrone asks what Pablo and Uniqua are doing in the jungle. Uniqua tells Tyrone that the Ice Lady, from the North sent them there. Tyrone understands. The vine starts to rip because the three are too heavy, and it breaks in half. The three start falling towards the rushing water.

Austin sees them on the screen in the ice factory and turns the water to ice. The jungle dwellers fall onto the ice with a loud plop. Tyrone asks if the hard, cold ice is snow. Uniqua tells him that it is ice, and that snow is much fluffier and softer. They sing a trio of "I Love Snow". Then, the three head off to the North to find the Ice Lady again. They arrive at the door of the ice factory. Tasha the Ice Lady is not present, and Austin lets the three in. He tells them to try to escape when the Ice Lady spots them inside the factory. The quartet dashes away and tries to get out of the factory. But the Ice Lady spots them hiding and turns the next door to ice. They run left. She blocks the next exit with a ton of ice. Then she blocks the entrance. The four are trapped.

She brings them inside and sends the three and Austin to the work room, where employees create blocks of ice on conveyor belts. The four are bored, and start to make the job fun by creating multiple shapes in the ice. They sing "Make the Ice". Tasha finds them having fun and sings a reprise of "Fill It Up With Ice".

The Ice Lady tries to crank up the speed and quantity that the factory produces. She pulls a lever that controls them, and pulls it so hard down that it breaks. Ice pours out of a broken pipe, drowning the Ice Lady in ice cubes. The four try to save her. They run up to Tasha and pull her out of the ice. Tasha is thankful, and asks the three newcomers why they are here. Uniqua tells her that she wanted to find out what the secret of snow is. Tasha puts a sad look on her face and tells her that she doesn't know the secret, and she apologized for her behavior.

The five sing the song "The Secret of Snow". During the song, it starts to snow outside. Uniqua is amazed and rushes back to the snow-covered backyard with her new friends. As they arrive at the backyard, they have their winter gear, and begin to have fun in the snow. Pablo builds a snowman, Tyrone makes snow cones, Uniqua makes snowballs, Austin joins her in a snowball fight, and Tasha tells the viewer that it doesn't matter if it snows or not. She says that what really matters is having fun with friends. The characters sing "We Love Snow" and rush into Uniqua's house.

The characters transform back into illustrations as Austin closes the book and the credits begin.





Backyardigans - 26 - The Secret Of Snow

"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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