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"Front Page News" is an episode of The Backyardigans from the third season.

Characters

Summary

"Berlin cabaret plays as Tasha tries to photograph the big news: the superheroes of Bigopolis taking on a giant robot! But Tasha is the real big news - a new superhero named SuperSnap!"

Plot

Tasha is in the backyard wearing a blue hat with a red flower pinned to it. She is holding a camera and asks the viewer to say "cheese". She snaps a photo and introduces herself as Photographer Tasha, who takes photos for the Bigopolis Big News newspaper. Tasha sings the song "I've Got a Secret Identity" as she explains that she is not an ordinary photographer: she is also a superhero named SuperSnap, who can run at the speed of light, but cannot reveal this secret identity.

The backyard transforms into the city of Bigopolis. Tasha walks into a tall building where she enters a room. She greets her boss, Newspaper Editor Pablo, but he is upset. He explains to Tasha that the newspaper needs a picture for its front page story: Captain Bubble (Tyrone) fighting a giant, evil robot. He tells her that he tried to draw one himself, but it did not look anything like the real thing. He holds up a poorly drawn picture of a pink stick figure, supposedly representing the robot. Pablo and Tasha sing "Front Page News" as Tasha tries to persuade her boss into letting her take the photo he wants.

Tasha rushes outside and sees Captain Bubble fighting the giant robot. She knows that he needs help, but Bubble insists on defeating the robot alone. He traps the robot in a large bubble. Tasha is about to take an image of Tyrone in front of the robot when the robot attempts to escape. He repeatedly chants "cheese". Tasha turns into SuperSnap and runs around the robot so quickly that a tornado forms and blows the gigantic robot away. Tasha returns to the tall building and sadly tells to Pablo that she was unable to take a photo of the robot since a heroine named SuperSnap, who fought the robot, was too fast to take an image of.

Pablo tells his employee that Bug Girl (Uniqua) is about to fight the robot, since he has popped Tyrone's bubble and has returned to Bigopolis. Tasha walks over to Bug Girl, who has the ability to perform actions only bugs can perform. Tasha and Uniqua begin singing "Bug Girl" as Uniqua picks up the giant robot with her super strength. The robot crashes down. Tasha transforms into SuperSnap for a second time and places two carts under the robot's feet. Bug Girl pushes the robot away.

Tasha walks back inside the tall building and tells Pablo that she was yet again unable to capture a photo for him. An unhappy Pablo informs Tasha that the robot has come back and that both Captain Bubble and Bug Girl are about to fight him. Tasha runs outside to see Captain Bubble trapping the robot inside a wall of bubbles. She is about to take a picture when the robot breaks the wall. Uniqua asks Tyrone why the robot is saying "cheese". The characters begin singing "Cheese, Cheese" as they bring the robot cheese, thinking he wants it.

Tasha turns into SuperSnap and suggests that the robot might be saying "cheese" because he wants his picture taken. She grabs her camera and is about to take a photo. The robot poses. She takes multiple pictures of him as Pablo walks out of his building. SuperSnap reveals that she is Photographer Tasha and that she could not take a picture of the superheroes because she was fighting the robot with them. Tasha proceeds to set the timer on her camera. The superheroes and Pablo pose alongside the giant robot as the scene switches to an up-close shot of the new newspaper. Pablo mentions that there is another problem. The heroes ask if he means a giant spider, a giant asteroid, or a giant dinosaur. Pablo's stomach rumbles as he replies, "Nope, I'm starving!"

Uniqua invites everyone over to her house for cheese. Bigopolis transforms back into the backyard. The characters sing the end song and rush into Uniqua's house for a snack. Tasha opens the previously closed door and asks, "Can you guess what snack we're having?" Tasha and her friends answer "Cheese!" and the end credits for the episode begin.

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Video

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Backyardigans - Front Page News

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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