Episode Information

"Mission to Mars" is an episode of The Backyardigans from the second season.

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"It's an out-of-this-world adventure set to Kenyan Highlife music, as intrepid astronauts Uniqua, Pablo, and Austin blast off to Mars to find the source of a strange signal being transmitted back to Mission Control!"


Uniqua, Pablo, and Austin are lying down on the picnic table. Uniqua announces that they are astronauts. The camera moves to Tyrone and Tasha, who are sitting in lawn chairs. Tasha explains to the viewer that the astronauts are going to Mars to figure out what is making a strange sound that sounds like "Boinga!." They all sing the song "We're Going to Mars."

The backyard transforms into a space station. The three astronauts enter a space shuttle and Tasha and Tyrone enter the station and watch the astronauts on a screen. They tell them that they are going to lift off and count backwards from five. The shuttle launches into space as they sing a reprise of "We're Going To Mars."

The astronauts land on a red and rocky planet. Uniqua and Pablo exit the shuttle. Austin comes out of the door with a Mars rover. The Rover barks like a dog and follows Austin. Austin tells ROVER to fetch a baseball. ROVER chases after it. They check if everything they packed is in order and sing "Ready for Anything." The astronauts sit on the seats that ROVER has on his back. They start to drive.

After a while, rocks hit the astronauts on their heads. They all see that it is a meteor shower. Uniqua calls Tyrone and Tasha, Ground Control, and tells them that everything is all right and it is just a small meteor shower. Tasha corrects Uniqua and states that there is no such thing as a "small" meteor shower, and warns her that they are going to get a lot bigger. Just then, a huge rock falls on Mars' surface.

ROVER activates his umbrella mode and they all steer into a cave. They take off their helmets and realize that there is no where to go except off the ledge and fall into purple liquid. ROVER nudges his ball over to Austin and the astronauts fall on to a slide. ROVER is left behind.

They make shouts of joy until the slide ends and they fall into a sea of purple liquid. They swim to a platform and Austin begins to cry. He explains that he will never see ROVER again, and that he cared deeply for ROVER. Uniqua reminds him that astronauts are ready for anything and that he shouldn't give up. They start jumping from platform to platform in search of land.

Meanwhile, back at the space station, Tyrone and Tasha are not seeing the astronauts on the screen. Tyrone begins to worry until Tasha remembers that astronauts never give up. They sing the song "Astronauts Never Give Up." After that, Uniqua begins to notice that they can't get in touch with the Ground Control.

Gathered together on a rock, the astronauts notice bubbles rising from the liquid. The astronauts predict that it is a martian and close their eyes in fear. They gasp. ROVER's head rises from the goo and Austin shouts with glee over and over again how happy he is to have ROVER back. They activate ROVER's float motion and float to land where many red houses stand. Uniqua, Pablo, and Austin believe that it may be a Martian dwelling.

The astronauts enter a large house and the door opens. They do not see anything until the look down at a small green alien. "Boinga!" the martian shrieks. The martian takes them inside and are greeted again by a large martian with eyelashes. The larger martian explains that Boinga (the small martian) is tired and it is past her bedtime. Then she explains that "boinga" is a martian's favorite word and means anything. They sing the song "Almost Everything is Boinga Here."

The little martian calls Ground Control on her mother's cellphone. "Boinga-boinga-boinga!" the little martian shouts into the phone. Tyrone answers. The martian hands the phone to Uniqua. Uniqua informs Tyrone and Tasha that they succeeded in their mission. She tells them that the strange sound was only a martian, and that she was calling them the whole time. Mommy Martian tells the astronauts that they're off to bed, but invites them to come back and visit her anytime. Tasha informs the astronauts that it's time to head back to earth for a snack. Uniqua invites them to have s'mores at her house and the station transforms into the backyard once again. They enter Uniqua's house. Uniqua opens the previously closed door and shout "Boinga-boinga-boinga!"




Backyardigans - 21 - Mission To Mars

Backyardigans - 21 - Mission To Mars

"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"