The music genres featured in each episode may be getting more and more unusual, (Countrypolitan? Son Cubano?) but the fun and imaginative Backyardigan episodes just keep on coming.
This DVD contains the usual four episodes, and these are from Season 3.
Robin Hood the Clean All five characters appear in this version of Robin Hood. Austin plays Mayor Stinkypants, who runs the city of Filthingham, banishing all soap and other cleaning materials to the dungeons. Tyrone, Uniqua and Tasha are forced to play along and hope that Robin Hood the Clean (Pablo) can free them from the stinkyness.
The Two Musketeers This is another episode with all five characters. Tyrone and Pablo are Musketeers, Uniqua and Austin are guards and Tasha is the Empress. A mysterious masked woman requests to join the Musketeers, and is soon proving herself against the guards as a mean balloon wielder. Just who is that masked woman anyway?
The Masked Retriever Mild librarian by day, Uniqua shows her true colors whenever someone fails to return their library book on time. When the book Tasha wants to borrow is discovered to be overdue, the quest begins to recover it from the hands of the powerful and wealthy Don Austin and his guards Pablo and Tyrone.
To the Center of the Earth A thrilling Vernian adventure as the three main characters Tyrone, Pablo and Uniqua drill down, down to the earth's core in search of Tyrone's lucky penny. They go through the "bouncy" layer and the "slippery diamond" layer, but unlike the recent Brendan Fraser movie, there's no schist layer.
Recommended for families with young children, people who have young visitors over for a TV evening, and those who don't need an excuse to watch kiddy videos.
Amanda Richards, March 21, 2009
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