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"Cops and Robots" is an episode of The Backyardigans from the second season.

Characters

Summary

"It's a space chase set to jug band music, as Cops Uniqua and Tyrone try to stop Bad Bots Pablonator and T-900 Tasha from turning the galaxy's robots bad!"

Plot

Uniqua and Tyrone are outside wearing police officer caps. They introduce themselves as Officer Uniqua and Sergeant Tyrone, space police officers. The two cops sing "Can't Stop the Cops" as they explain how powerful policemen are. They then mention that they are searching for two evil robots known as T-900 and Pablonator who are currently planning to take over the universe. They run off.

The backyard transforms into outer space. Sergeant Tyrone and Officer Uniqua begin searching for the robots. Meanwhile, the robots speed off in their Botmobile and reach a large meteorite. They land and exit their ship. Tasha and Pablo take over the spotlight and introduce themselves as T-900 and Pablonator, two evil robots who plan to take over the universe by programming all good robots to do bad rather than the opposing side. They check each other's switches located on their backs to make sure they are in the 'bad' position. They sing "Bad Bots" as they describe their robotic features.

The two Bad Bots discuss how they will get into the robot factory without getting caught by the space police. T-900 tells Pablonator to forget about the police. T-900 activates her mechanical arm and unscrews a vault door. Pablonator obtains the key they need to get into the robot factory. Pablonator suddenly malfunctions, repeating small phrases and going haywire. T-900 presses the reset button on his stomach and the two enter their ship. Meanwhile, the space police officers patrol the galaxy. Sergeant Tyrone then notices the red spaceship flying torward the robot factory and alerts Officer Uniqua. Uniqua tells the robots to pull over, but T-900 replies "That request does not compute." and she pushes down on the pedal and takes off. Pablonator malfunctions a second time and T-900 resets him again.

Tyrone and Uniqua begin singing "Steer, Baby, Steer" as they try to catch the evil robots as they steer through a meteor shower. The robots dodge asteroids and the space police eventually lose track of where the robots are going. The robots reach the factory and land. The robots congratulate themselves while the cops locate them. The robots then rush inside.

The robots sing their own version of "Can't Stop the Cops", in which they replace "cops" with "bots." The police officers sing their version once again. When Pablonator and T-900 reach the Robot Room, Officer Uniqua holds up her badge and attempts to cuff them, but the bots activate their springs and move out of the way. Uniqua unintentionally cuffs Sergeant Tyrone instead. Taking advantage of the mistake, T-900 extends her mechanical arm, grabbing Tyrone's handcuffs and cuffs him to a nearby pole.

"Well, well, well... you thought you could outsmart the Bad Bots, did you?" she tells the cops. She declares that all of the galaxy's robots will now be turned bad. She orders Pablonator to begin flipping the switches, but he starts to malfunction again. This time, he is too fast for T-900 to press his reset button. Officer Uniqua notices the green and red lights on Pablonator's back and pulls out a magnet. She pulls him toward her and flips Pablonator's switch. Pablonator turns good and starts singing "I Feel Good". Still cuffed to the pole, the cops smile at him and join in the song.

Meanwhile, T-900 makes several attempts to turn Pablonator's switch bad again, but doesn't succeed. Pablonator pulls out a harmonica and starts playing, stepping on T-900 in the process. Pablonator then uncuffs Sergeant Tyrone and Officer Uniqua and they thank him. T-900 attempts to escape them all, but she malfunctions. The cops turn T-900 good as they flip her switch. T-900 sings her own version of "I Feel Good" with Pablonator.

Uniqua's stomach rumbles. She invites the cast over for toast and jam at her house. The rest accept Uniqua's offer as the factory transforms back into the backyard. The children sing the end song and enter Uniqua's pink house. Uniqua and Tyrone open the previously closed door and shout "Can't stop the cops!"

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Songs

Video

Backyardigans - 33 - Cops And Robots24:20

Backyardigans - 33 - Cops And Robots

Episodes
Pilots
"Me and My Friends" • Animated Pilot
Season 1
"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"
Season 2
"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"
Season 3
"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"
Season 4
"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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