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Tasha

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Name
Tasha
Species
Hippopotamus
Gender
Female
Occupation
Adventurer
Interests
Tea parties, talking fancy
Relatives
None known
Friends
Aliases
First Appearance
Me + My Friends (unaired), The Yeti (aired)
Last Appearance
Polka Palace Party Back

Tasha and her best friend, Uniqua.

Tasha is a yellow hippopotamus. She lives on the left side of the backyard behind a fence, and enjoys playing with her friends Uniqua, Pablo, Tyrone, and Austin. Tasha is best friends with Uniqua, and they frequently play together when roleplaying on their adventures.

Tasha is rational, headstrong, and a little bossy at certain points. On a few occasions, she may have a disagreement with a friend over something small (as shown in The Yeti or The Swamp Creature), but Tasha, with the help of her imagination and friends, can always end the quarrels almost instantly.

Depending on what character she is playing, Tasha can come across as being very bossy, while at other times, she may play a friendly worker, or even a 'damsel in distress', as shown in episodes like International Super Spy, Blazing Paddles and Break Out!.

Tasha was voiced by Naelee Rae McCann in the first and second season and voiced by Gianna Bruzzesse in the third and fourth season. Her singing voice was provided by Kristin Klabunde in season one, two, and the first five episodes of season three, and Gabriella Malek during the rest of season three, as well as all of season four.

Personality

Tasha is
Run Tasha!

Tasha Jumping

extremely confident and likes to be in charge most of the time. She is usually determined to get her way no matter what, however, she is never downright mean to her friends. Tasha usually is very opinionated and likes to make people do what she says and can come off just a bit bossy as a result. She is hard to scare, as pointed out in the episode It's Great To Be A Ghost!. At other times, she can very relaxed, carefree, and happy, as shown in the episode A Giant Problem.

Tasha is also Uniqua's much admired and always eagerly-awaited play date. She looks sweet as pie but underneath her extra girly exterior beats the heart of a CEO - tough-as-nails, take-no-prisoners, my-way-or-the-highway kind of gal. The others have learned to respect her bossiness, and normally let her take control.

Tasha is rational, skeptical, and highly motivated to get her own way, but it's always special for Uniqua when
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Tasha's there, because she is someone who can also be giggly, silly, and full of fun. Her interests include tea parties and talking fancy.
Arctic Explorer

In season one, her bossy personality was brought out in most episodes she appeared in (exceptions include The Snow Fort, Cave Party, Race Around the World, and Eureka!). But in season two, her bossy trait decreased somewhat, and she was shown in many episodes as being sweet and helpful, as shown in episodes like Scared Of You, in which Tasha threw a surprise birthday party for Austin, and Special Delivery, in which Tasha played a member of a motorcycle gang devoted to helping others.

By the third season, her bossy trait decreased significantly, but was brought up in a few season three episodes, though to a lesser extent. By the fourth season, her bossy trait disappeared almost completely.

Looks

Tasha is a yellow skinned hippo with a red-pink tongue, two slightly sunken nostrils above her mouth, dark yellow noticeable eyelashes and very thin eyebrows. She wears an orange dress with eight light-orange flowers printed on it in random spots, along with red Mary-Janes shoes. Though often color or costume will change depending on her character she plays. Also, she sometimes will wear wigs for said roles.

Appearances

Tasha has appeared in many episodes of The Backyardigans. Her first appearance was in Knights Are Brave And Strong, the first episode of The Backyardigans. To more, go to List of Tasha's Appearances.

Hi! Me Tasha!

Evolution

Tasha Evolution

Difference between the two

Season 1- Tasha's head is plump and eyebrows are thin, and she is a light yellow.

Season 2- Tasha's body is redesigned a little in this season, like all the other characters. Tasha's head and body are skinnier, her skin is more of a yellowish-gold tone, and her eyebrows are thicker. The white dots on her shoes are now a dark pink. She is slightly shorter than her previous model.

Season 3- The dots on her shoes are now a lighter tone of red.

Season 4- Her skin color is a bit more saturated. The dots on her shoes are now pink.

Promotional Model-wise

  • Tasha's head is plump and eyebrows are thin, and she is a light yellow. Her strap buttons on her shoe are white.
  • Tasha's body is redesigned a little in this season, like all the other characters. Tasha's head and body are skinnier, her skin is more of a yellowish-gold tone, and her eyebrows are thicker. The white dot on her shoes are now a yellow. Her Mary-Janes are more circular.
  • Season 3- Tasha's promotional model is skinnier. The dot on her shoes is now a lighter tone of red.
  • Season 4- The model is very similar to her season 3 model. The pointiness of her Mary-Janes are between the first and second models, more of the season 2 model.

Trivia

  • Tasha's house is behind a fence on the far left of the backyard. When the Backyardigans go to her house for a snack, they head around the left side of Pablo's house towards the street, where it is implied that, offscreen, they curve around to the front door.
  • Tasha is claimed to be a cow by some fans, but Janice Burgess states she is a hippopotamus.
  • Tasha's catchphrase is "Oh for goodness sakes!".
  • Tasha has pretended to be an Empress twice. The empress of France in The Two Musketeers and in Samurai Pie, she pretended to be the empress of Japan.
  • Tasha is the only main character who has not met Sherman. She has seen him with other Wormans, but has never been introduced to him or been told his name.
  • Tasha appears in more episodes than Austin, but less than Uniqua, Pablo, and Tyrone.
  • Uniqua does not call Tasha by her name or pretend name (Ms. T.) in International Super Spy, instead she calls her "the hippo" two times.
  • Tasha wears more wigs than any of the other characters.
  • Tasha is the fourth main character in the series, after Uniqua, Pablo, and Tyrone.
  • Tasha is the only character to wear shoes all the time.
  • Tasha can play the guitar.
  • Ironically, she was named after Tasha Cooper, one of Pablo's dancers.
  • The original design of the character composed of her being barefoot, having two front teeth, and a little red bow on her head.

Quotes

Slideshow


  • Princess CleotashaGo to The Key To The Nile
  • Queen TashaGo to Knights Are Brave And Strong
  • Tasha Covered With MudGo to Robin Hood The Clean
  • Tasha as a journalist with hairGo to News Flash
  • Tasha FishingGo to Save The Day
  • Newscaster TashaGo to News Flash
  • Curator TashaGo to Who Goes There?
  • Tasha the AnnouncerGo to Race Around The World
  • Tasha as Pirate Captain Red BootsGo to Pirate Camp
  • Tasha as the Japanese EmpressGo to Samurai Pie
  • Tasha as Jungle GirlGo to Super Team Awesome!
  • Tasha as the Empress of FranceGo to The Two Musketeers
  • T-900Go to Cops and Robots
  • Tasha the Pizza Delivery GirlGo to Chichen-Itza Pizza
  • Tasha as the Bar Room DancerGo to Blazing Paddles
  • Tasha the Park RangerGo to Elephant On The Run
  • Tasha the Flighty FairyGo to The Tale of the Not-So-Nice Dragon
  • SuperSnapGo to Front Page News
  • Tasha as MedusaGo to Sinbad Sails Alone
  • Tasha as Miss T.Go to International Super Spy
  • Tasha as a sister princessGo to Break Out!
  • Go to Tale of the Mighty Knights
  • Empress Tasha
  • Tasha in the backyard
  • Mermaid Tasha
  • Tasha sings Bug Girl (song)
  • Super Snap
  • Tasha as Lady Tasha
  • Flappy!
  • Tasha 'small
  • Queen Tasha asking a favor to Uniqua The Pink
  • Tasha

Sources

Characters
Main Characters
UniquaPabloTyroneTashaAustin
Recurring Characters
ShermanHermanGiant ClamDragonRobotRobot Roscoe
Minor Characters
AliensAsian ElephantBlaargBlue StreakBoingaBoyBugsButterflyCan't-See-'EmsClementineCommon HouseflyCowDinosaur SkeletonDolphinsElephantsFlaposaurusGilded Golden ButterflyGrabbing TreeHarveyHermanHorsesHugsLightningMagic CarpetMia HammMolassesMommy MartianMr. Austin Frothingslosh's CatNot-So-Nice DragonOld PaintPainted HorsesPalPelePolka-Dot DonkeysPolka-Dotted PonyPrincessPrincess Cleotasha's HorseQuick SilverRalphyRex RobotRobot RacquelRobot RebaRobot RipleyRobotsRobot Rampage RobotsR. O. V. E. R.Santa ClausSea SquirtSea MonsterSeatriscuitSharksShooting StarSlugSpooky VoiceThunderToronadoTyrone's FatherUniqua's MotherUnnamed Male HippoWormans
Roles
Abominable Brother AustinAbominable Brother TyroneAcorn AustinAcorn ScoutsAcorn TashaAcorn TyroneAdventurer PabloAdventurer TashaAdventurer TyroneAdventurer's ClubAgent PabloAgent SecretAgent TyroneAgent UniquaArctic Explorer TashaArctic Explorer TyroneArctic Explorer UniquaAssistant AustinAustin the ClownAustin the KidAustin the SmartAustin the WolfAustin-JiAustoclesBar Room Dancer TashaBest Pest ControlBloom MeisterBoogeymanBug GirlButler TyroneCaptain AustinCaptain BubbleCaptain HammerCaptain MoodyCaptain PabloCaptain RedbootsCaptain TashaCaptain TyroneCaptain UniquaCastaway UniquaCastaway TyroneCastaway UniquaCaveman Austin (Cave Party)Caveman Austin (Caveman's Best Friend)Commander UniquaCook PabloCowboy AustinCowboy PabloCowboy TyroneCowgirl TashaCowgirl UniquaCowgirl Uniqua (Horsing Around)Crusty Ol' PabloCurator TashaCzar TyroneDelivery Agent PabloDetective PabloDetective TyroneDon AustinDr. GrowDr. ShrinkyDusty Ol' TyroneEmperor AustinEmpress TashaEnsign AustinFarmer TyroneFireman TyroneFlappyFlighty FairyFlower GirlFolder UniquaForeman TashaGardener PabloGeneral PabloGenie AustinGhost PabloGhost TyroneGhost UniquaGiant PabloGiant TashaGloom MeisterGod Of LaughterGoddess of NapsGoddess of the WeatherGooniquaGoostinGrabbing GoblinHenchman TyroneIce LadyInspector AustinJapanese Empress TashaJockey PabloJungle GirlKing AustinKing PabloKnight UniquaLab Assistant UniquaLady TashaLady UniquaLe Master Of DisguiseLibrarian Uniqua Lieutenant AustinLieutenant UniquaThe Little GirlLos GalacticosLuau BrothersMad Scientist TashaMagic MirrorMeteor Watcher PabloMeteor Watcher TashaMeteor Watcher UniquaMaharani TashaMayan King TyroneMayor StinkypantsMedusaMermaid TashaMermaid UniquaMiss T.Miss RhamaswamiMoose-iansMoose-ian PabloMoose-ian TyroneMountain Cave PeopleMountie PabloMountie TyroneMr. Austin FrothingsloshMr. JinglesMr. SpiffyMummy King TyroneMysterious LadyMystery LifeguardNinja PabloNinja UniquaOfficer UniquaPablo the ClownPablorPablo PablovichPablo the SwiftPablonatorPark Ranger TashaPet Store Lady UniquaPie Maker Apprentice AustinPie Master TyronePing Pong BanditPirate Camper PabloPirate Camper UniquaPirate Captain AustinPirate PabloPizza Delivery Girl TashaPizza Delivery Girl UniquaPolice Officer PabloPolicewoman Uniqua UnderhoodPrincess CleotashaPrincess TashaPrincess UniquaProfessor BugProfessor PabloProfessor UniquaQueen TashaQueen UniquaRancher TashaResident UniquaRingmaster TyroneRobot Repairman AustinRobin Hood the CleanSaloon Barkeeper TyroneScience Officer PabloScientist TashaScientist UniquaSergeant TyroneServant AustinServant PabloServant TyroneSheriff UniquaSinbadSir TyroneSirenSkateboarder AustinSkateboarder PabloSkateboarder TyroneSkateboarder UniquaSki PatrolSnappySoccer MonsterSock-Matcher TyroneSpace Officer TashaSpace Officer TyroneSphinx UniquaSportscaster PabloStable Boy PabloStable Girl UniquaStagecoach Driver TyroneStagecoach Driver UniquaStatic-Tester PabloStrong BlossomSultan TyroneSuperSnapSurfer PabloSurfer TyroneSurfer UniquaT-900Tarzan the Animal GuyTarzan the Very StrongTarzan Who Doesn't Say Too MuchThe Abominable BrothersThe Boo CrewThe EraserThe FlipperThe Guardian Of The GateThe Lady in PinkThe Moose of the MistThe Swamp CreatureTower Guard PabloTower Guard TyroneTrolley Driver TashaTyrone the StrongUndercover Contact AustinUniqua the ClownUniqua the PinkUniquorValley Cave PeopleVampire PabloVery Clean GuyViking PabloViking TyroneViking UniquaVillager TashaVillager TyroneVillager UniquaVolcano Sister TashaVolcano Sister UniquaWaitress UniquaWatchman TyroneWeatherman TyroneWeather WomanWerewolf UniquaWindow Washer TyroneWitchWizard PabloWizard TyroneYetiYucky ManZabloZuniqua
Non-Appearing Characters
Agent AustinMountie AustinMr. Agent AustinPirate Captain TashaRacer TashaSailor PabloServant UniquaTarzan TashaTarzan UniquaThe EraserTouchinatorUniqua the Official

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