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"What's Bugging You?" is an episode of The Backyardigans from the third season.



"Cuban and Colombian Rumba plays as Pest Controllers Uniqua and Tyrone try to rid Lady Tasha's mansion of Wormans so she can get into Mr. Spiffy's Spiffy Club."


A fly is seen buzzing around the backyard. Uniqua and Tyrone walk out behind it and explain to the viewer how they are the "Best Pest Control", who can understand bugs and other house pests. The two make the fly stop flying around the viewer by making buzzing noises and flapping their arms. The fly is gone. They sing the "What's Bugging You?" song. Uniqua also tells the viewer about the day's appointment with Tasha. The backyard transforms into the driveway of a fancy house. Uniqua and Tyrone enter it.

Tasha is waiting at the door. She greets the pest control and tells them to get to work. They sing "What's Bugging You?" again. Uniqua discovers a Worman in the house, and tells Tasha. Tasha is terrified, and tells them that Mr. Spiffy, the head of the Spiffy Club, is going to inspect her house today of any thing disgusting, dirty, or clean. Tasha also explains how she won't be able to become a member of the club if her house isn't spiffy.

The doorbell rings. Tasha knows that it is Mr. Spiffy. Mr. Spiffy (Pablo) is checking the other rooms of Tasha's house. He is writing down notes on a clipboard. Tasha and Mr. Spiffy sing "My Name Is Spiffy". Tasha tells Mr. Spiffy follow into the kitchen, Tyrone and Uniqua Mr. Spiffy looks a teapot is clean, Tasha tells Mr. Spiffy follow into the garden.

Tyrone and Uniqua follow the Worman into the kitchen. The Worman escapes out the door to a different room. Tyrone and Uniqua come up with a way to lure the Worman into their clutch - make cupcakes. If they make the cupcakes, the Worman will smell the food and come back inside. The pest control start baking Tasha. The microwave rings in the kitchen. Tyrone gets the cupcakes out. The Worman smells the food and dashes into the room. Other Wormans also come in from the window. They eat all of the cupcakes and dash into another room.

Tyrone and Uniqua follow after them and find them breaking items in Tasha's bedroom. Then the Wormans start hiding in vases. Uniqua and Tyrone catch the Wormans in the vases by pretending to "play" with them. They sing the song "Get Those Little Critters". One Worman is left, but the pest control has no time to catch it because Mr. Spiffy is coming into the bedroom. Uniqua and Tyrone pretend to be statues and stand completely still.

Mr. Spiffy inspects the room. He feels the Worman on his head. He asks Tasha if there is anything on his head. Tasha answers with telling him "your hat." The Worman jumps off. Mr. Spiffy walks to another room. Tasha asks Tyrone and Uniqua what is going on. They tell her that they are playing with the Wormans, and invite her to play too. Tasha says no and moves on.

The Pest Control members realize the Wormans want to play in the living room and run after them. They wreck the living room as Tyrone and Uniqua beg them to stop. Tasha and Mr. Spiffy are walking into the room. Tasha tells Mr. Spiffy that he can not come in, but Mr. Spiffy explains that he needs to. He sees that the Wormans are chanting "Conga!" in a conga line and the pest control are too.

Mr. Spiffy explains to Tasha that he can't allow her in to the Spiffy Club if she has a pest-filled messy house. Then Tasha decides to join and Mr. Spiffy tries to, too, and with Uniqua and Tyrone, they sing "The Worman Party". He realizes having a boring spiffy house is not as fun as having a fun messy house, so he lets Tasha join the club for teaching him how to enjoy his life. Mr. Spiffy's stomach growls and Lady Tasha asks if the sound is another pest. Mr. Spiffy tells her that it was just his stomach and he is hungry. Uniqua invites the troop over for cupcakes at her house.

Tasha's fancy house turns back into the backyard, Mr. Spiffy transforms back to Pablo, and they all sing the end song. They all go inside Uniqua's house. Tyrone and Uniqua open the previously closed door and shout "What's bugging you?"




  • This episode premiered at 9:00 am on Nickelodeon.
  • This is also the last episode:
  • This is the 45th episode that Pablo appears, as he appears next in Pirate Camp, the next episode in the US airing capacity. As for Chichen-Itza Pizza, it is the next episode in the DVD or production order without Pablo and Austin, and both of them don't appear in that next episode.
  • Austin is the only character who is absent in this episode.
  • In the British dub, Mr. Spiffy is named Mr. Tidy.
"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"