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"Escape from Fairytale Village" is an episode of The Backyardigans from the third season.

Characters

Summary

"It's a madcap bluegrass chase through Fairytale Village as Paperboy Tyrone meets his hungry new customers: Austin the Wolf, Uniqua the Witch, and Pablo the Giant!"

Plot

Tyrone walks out of his house. He introduces himself to the viewer as the local paperboy. He explains that he has a new route today and sings the "Newspaper, Newspaper!" song. He tells the viewer that he will go over the river and through the woods to get to his new route. He pedals his bike over to a town.

He throws a newspaper to a castle. He does the same to a house that looks like a shoe. Tyrone stops for a minute and thinks about how strange a shoe-shaped house is. He continues pedaling until his bike tire hits a rock, causing the front tire to deflate. Tyrone hears rustling in a bush. A purple wolf jumps out. The wolf greets Tyrone and introduces himself as Austin the Wolf. Tyrone listens as Austin explains that he is in Fairytale Village, a very friendly town. They sing the song "You're in Fairytale Village". Tyrone realizes that if he is in Fairytale Village, the wolf must be big and bad because he has read The Three Little Pigs.

Austin assures Tyrone that although he is big, he is not bad. He reminds Tyrone that he has a flat tire. Austin shouts "I'll huff and I'll puff..." and Tyrone runs. Austin says to the viewer that he just wanted to blow up his tire. Tyrone runs to the nearest house, thinking that the owner could blow up his tire. He finds it interesting that the house is made of gingerbread, the fence is made of hard candies, the trees are swirly pops, and the bushes have cookies. He rings the doorbell and hears a woman's voice. He looks inside the window. The witch from Hansel and Gretel (Uniqua) comes outside and looks around. She spots Tyrone and asks him if she could have him over for lunch.

Tyrone hears the offer as "Can I have you for lunch?" and thinks Witch Uniqua wants to eat him for dinner. He runs away, but Uniqua thinks that Paperboy Tyrone is just shy. Uniqua and Tyrone sing the song "Gotta Dash" as Tyrone escapes the house. He tosses a newspaper and carries his bike over to a beanstalk.

Meanwhile, Uniqua sees Austin the Wolf running after Tyrone. Uniqua invites Austin to ride on her broomstick instead of walking. They fly over to Tyrone, who climbs up the beanstalk. He reaches the clouds and sees a palace. He decides to sit down on a giant foot. The foot is revealed to be that of a giant (from Jack and the Beanstalk) played by Pablo. Tyrone runs behind a cloud. Giant Pablo thinks Tyrone is playing "hide-and-seek" and counts to ten. After he is done counting, he finds Tyrone. Tyrone runs away and inadvertently bounces on the clouds.

Pablo thinks Tyrone meant to bounce and bounces with him. They jump up and down until Tyrone jumps onto the beanstalk. He climbs down, tossing a newspaper up back into the clouds. The giant climbs down as well, offering to have him over for dinner. Tyrone again thinks that Pablo wants to eat him. He climbs down, only to be greeted by the wolf and the witch. Tyrone runs, carrying his bike to a rock wall.

Tyrone is surrounded by the fairytale characters. Pablo asks Tyrone if he can have him for dinner, but Uniqua tells the giant that she was planning to have him for dinner. All three of them argue over who gets to have him for each meal of the day until Pablo settles it. He proclaims that Austin will have him for lunch, Uniqua will have him for dinner, and he will have him for snack. Tyrone sings the "Why Does Everyone Want to Eat Me?" song.

Tyrone is confused. He panics until they explain that they want him over for meals. Austin the Wolf fills Tyrone's bike tire with air. Tyrone's stomach growls, prompting him to invite his friends to his house for a snack. The village turns back into the backyard and the characters sing the end song. They enter Tyrone's house. Tyrone opens the previously closed door and shouts, "Newspaper!"

Roles

Songs

Video

Backyardigans - 57 - Escape from Fairytale Village24:21

Backyardigans - 57 - Escape from Fairytale Village

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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