The first season of The Backyardigans aired from October 11, 2004 to March 10, 2006. It contains twenty episodes.
Austin made his debut in this season. The other major characters had appeared six years prior in "Me and My Friends", an unaired live-action pilot that launched the series.
- The opening backyard scenes in this season are considerably longer than in the following seasons.
- This season is available on Nickelodeon's video-on-demand service. It was the first season to surface on these platforms.
- This season has been released to the Canadian iTunes store.