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This article is the episode. For the role of Pablo, see Yeti.
Episode Information


"The Yeti" is an arctic-themed episode of The Backyardigans from the first season. It was the third episode produced and aired in Canada, and the second episode of the series to premiere in the United States. It is also the first episode in the Treehouse TV airing order of the show to feature Tasha.

Characters

Summary

"Uniqua, Tasha, and Tyrone are tracking Pablo, the Yeti of the Frozen North - a hairy, smelly creature that eats raisins, gives snow bellies, and stomps to some funky style James Brown R&B."

Plot

The episode begins with Pablo wearing fuzzy white slippers and stomping in the backyard while chanting accompanying onomatopoeia ("Stomp, stomp, stomp!"). Pablo introduces himself to the viewer and starts playfully stomping in the backyard again. He explains to the viewer that he is a yeti, a hairy and a little bit smelly creature who lives in the frozen North. He then begins to sing "Yeti Stomp!". After the song is over, he stomps off-screen. He wants to go to his igloo in the frozen North. Uniqua comes out of her house with a camera. Tasha walks out behind her. Uniqua tells Tasha she is to take a picture of her. Uniqua takes many pictures of Tasha. Tyrone then walks over to the girls. Uniqua tells him to get in a picture with Tasha. Many pictures are shown of Tyrone and Tasha.

In the distance, Pablo yells his yeti sound. Uniqua, Tasha, and Tyrone hear it. Uniqua knows what the strange sound is, the cry of the yeti, but Tasha insists that it can't be a yeti. Tasha describes herself as a frozen North expert, saying she knows so much about the North and knows there is no such thing as a yeti. The three smelled a horrible smell. Tyrone suggests they all go to the frozen North to prove if there is or isn't a yeti.

Tasha and Uniqua agree. The backyard transforms into a cold, icy, snowy tundra as the camera moves away from the three explorers and to Pablo. Pablo yells and stomps. The camera returns to the gang, now wearing earmuffs, scarves, and winter hats. They all sing the song "Keep On Snow Going." They see tracks left by Pablo and follow them. On the way to his igloo, Pablo eats some raisins and drops some on the ground. The arctic explorers approach where Pablo dropped the raisins, and Uniqua sees them. She recognizes them instantly as "yeti droppings." She says that yetis do a lot of droppings because their hands are hairy and a little sweaty. She uses her camera to take a photo of Tyrone with them. They hear the sound again and decide to climb a snow hill to see the yeti.

They climb the hill. Uniqua calls out for the yeti, wanting to take his picture, but Tasha warns her that loud yelling on a hill causes a big problem. Then there was trouble: a rumbling noise is heard, and a huge snowball forms as the three characters look behind them. Uniqua, Tyrone, and Tasha run and try to escape the ball of snow rolling behind them. Tasha falls behind and slides down the glacier faster than she is running. Uniqua and Tyrone like the sliding idea and do it as well. The three slide to the bottom of the glacier. The snowball flings into the air by a ramp of ice and falls into an icy lake in front. It sinks down into the water.

Uniqua sees a few canoes on the side of the water and decides to row the kayaks all the way to the other side. All three of them get into a boat and start rowing. Uniqua and Tasha start a race. They sing the song "Row Your Boat." They quickly get to the other side of the lake. They all get out of their kayaks and walk across the snowy land.

Pablo makes a snow angel, eats raisins, and runs off when he hears the others arriving. When they see the snow angel on the ground, Uniqua instantly recognizes it as a yeti snow angel. But Tasha remains adamant that there's no such thing as a yeti. Eventually, she and Uniqua started bickering while singing the song "There's No Such Thing as a Yeti." Tyrone is left caught in the middle.

A blizzard forms, making it almost impossible for the trio to see most things in front or behind themselves. Tyrone spots an igloo in the distance. He tells the other two to go inside it with her for warmth and shelter. They all squeeze into the igloo. Uniqua likes the igloo's interior. She thinks that might be the yeti's house, but Tasha insists that the yeti doesn't exist. Tyrone sees a box of raisins and eats some. They smelled that smell again. Uniqua then realizes that the igloo, who belongs to the yeti! Tasha thinks that her statement is incorrect, starting the reprise of the song "There's No Such Thing as a Yeti." Tyrone tells the girls they should look outside to see if they are right or wrong because he hears the yeti close by. They all leave the igloo, realizing that the blizzard has stopped.

Pablo, the yeti, is outside of the igloo, on the roof. At first, Uniqua and Tasha don't think anything is outside the igloo. They heard that sound, and Pablo fell off the roof and landed on a pile of snow. Tasha spots Pablo's eyes and runs away. Tyrone and Uniqua now know that the yeti is Pablo. They follow Tasha and find her.

Smiling, Pablo calls for Tasha to return, but she hides behind a glacier. With relief, she recognizes that the yeti is Pablo. She tells her friends that she knew there was no such thing as a yeti, but Pablo says, "Sure there is: I'm the yeti! Listen..." Pablo does his yeti stomp for her, and Tasha compliments him. "Wow! You're a really good yeti!" Pablo thanks her. Uniqua asks Pablo for a picture and takes it. Smiling mischievously, Pablo tells Tasha, Tyrone, and Uniqua that yetis like to give people snow bellies. Picking up two handfuls of snow, he chases the others around the glacier. The Yeti's stomach grumbles. Uniqua asks where the sound is coming from, prompting Pablo to admit that he is hungry. Uniqua invites everyone to her house for hot chocolate. The tundra turns back into the backyard as they sing the end song and head to Uniqua's house for some hot chocolate. They all close the door. As a conclusion to the episode, Pablo reopens the door and yells, "Yeti-yeti-yeti-yeti!"

Roles

Songs

  • "Yeti Stomp!"
  • "Keep On Snow Going"
  • "Row Your Boat"
  • "There's No Such Thing as a Yeti"

    Trivia

  • Despite being the third episode produced and aired on the main Treehouse TV channel in Canada, this is the second episode to be broadcast in the United States.
    • This episode was broadcast alongside the series premiere episode Knights Are Brave and Strong at 11:30 AM on October 11, 2004, then reran about an hour later.
  • This is the official first episode of the show:
    • In the airing or production order where Austin is absent. His next appearance in US airing order will be in Pirate Treasure, whereas his next appearance in the Canadian airing capacity will be The Key to the Nile.
    • In the Canadian airing and production order where Tasha first appears (not counting the theme song), as well as the first time she visited Uniqua's House for a snack.
      • This was the second episode in US airing order to feature Tasha.
  • This is the first episode in the Canadian airing or US airing capacity where Pablo doesn't have a panic attack.
  • This is the third episode to be available on YouTube.

Errors

  • Tyrone's line "It's an igloo!" is off-sync.
  • While following Pablo through the snow; during the rest of the episode, Tyrone, Tasha and Uniqua find 4-toed footprints. Even though Pablo only has 3 toes, and as The Yeti, is wearing snow boots.
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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