Paperboy (Escape from Fairytale Village)
Imagining, skateboarding, bicycle-riding, newspaper delivering
Tyrone is an easygoing anthropomorphic moose, and the series' tritagonist. He is also Pablo's best friend. Tyrone is a very deep thinker, which may make him seem a master of the obvious sometimes, but he always enjoys a challenge because he knows in his heart that he is equal to it and he'll find a way to figure it out. He lives in an orange-colored house. His favorite genre of music is polka music. He can somehow manage to understand what animals such as Wormans are saying, though the creatures are not able to speak.
Tyrone is the tallest of the main protagonists, because of his antlers.
Tyrone was voiced by Reginald Davis, Jr. in the first season and three episodes in season two, Jordan Coleman in seasons two and three, and Chris Grant, Jr. in the fourth season. His singing voice was provided by Corwin C. Tuggles in season one, Leon G. Thomas III in season two and five episodes of season three, Damani Roberts during three episodes of season three, and Tyrel Jackson Williams for the rest of season three as well as all of season four. For authorized public live productions after 2009, Leon G. Thomas III (the singing voice for seasons two-three) potrayed Tyrone's voice, both speaking and singing.
PersonalityTyrone is the sunny one. He is easygoing, and can get along with anybody. Pablo is his best friend, afte
He’s an easygoing, laid-back child with a sunny disposition. He’s got his hands in his pockets and a cool head of antlers on his shoulders.A deep thinker, Tyrone may seem a little slower than his speedy best buddy Pablo, but they’re perfect complements to each other. Whatever problem Pablo can imagine, Tyrone can solve.
Tyrone's pretend roles vary from season to season. In season one, he is shown as the group scaredy-cat and is afraid of most things, as shown in It's Great To Be A Ghost! and Knights Are Brave And Strong, but from season two and onward, Tyrone finds himself portraying a number of strong, heroic roles, such as Pie Master Tyrone from the episode Samurai Pie, Sinbad the Sailor from Sinbad Sails Alone, and Tyrone of the Jungle from The Secret Of Snow.
Tyrone's skin is orange. He has red fringe between his anters, which are light yellow, white eyes with black irises and dark brown eyelashes. His face and head are similar to Tasha, but with a less rounded muzzle. His shirt is red little orange-and-blue-striped. Tyrone does not wear trousers, except on special occasions.
AppearancesTyrone has appeared in nearly every episode, special, and movie of the Backyardigans. His first appearance was in the episode Knights Are Brave And Strong, the first episode of the series. His last appearance was in The Tale of the Not-So-Nice Dragon, the show's series finale. Tyrone has not appeared in five episodes of The Backyardigans, Ranch Hands from Outer Space, Pirate Camp, Dragon Express, The Funnyman Boogeyman, and The Flipper!. For a complete list of this character's appearances, go to List of Tyrone's Appearances.
- "My name's Tyrone!" - The Backyardigans theme song
- "That was an excellent adventure, don't you think?" - Various episodes
- "Aaahh!!!" - Various episodes
- "Boo!" - It's Great To Be A Ghost!
- "Soccer! Now, I'm a soccer monster too!" - Monster Detectives
- "Ahem! O Princess..." - The Key To The Nile
- "Well, no. Actually, it's a 'T'." - Pirate Treasure
- "Mountie on duty!" - The Snow Fort
- "It might be the yeti!" - The Yeti
- "Yikes! The Moose of the Mist? Run for it!" - Knights Are Brave And Strong
- "Wah! Wah! Wah! We goofed up!" - Secret Mission
- "Yip! Yip! Yip! Yip!" - Polka Palace Party
- "You know, I never knew having a tea party could be so exciting and thrilling!" - High Tea
- "CLOWNS!!!" - Best Clowns In Town
- "The show must go on (on... on... on...)!" - Best Clowns In Town
- "Hey, Pablo." - The Heart Of The Jungle
- "Yeah!" - Various episodes
- "Off the grass!" - Attack of the 50 Foot Worman
- "Ugh!" - Cave Party
- "Sorry, Boss! I mean, lady!" - International Super Spy
- "So...no pizza?" - International Super Spy
- "His name is Eggbert!" - Tale of the Mighty Knights
- "That was fun." - The Amazing Splashinis
- "I'm Sinbad the sailor." - Sinbad Sails Alone
- "I'm Tyrone the king, put me on speaker!" - Chichen-Itza Pizza
- "Take garbage! Har, har, har, har, har!" - Garbage Trek
- "Rest my little darling, you've had a busy day." - Viking Voyage
- "Just keep on goin'." - Horsing Around
- "In all my days..." - For the Love of Socks!
- "Don't do it!" - Cops and Robots
- "Wow, what happened?" - The Magic Skateboard
- "It's a secret." - Scared Of You
- "Newspaper!" - Escape from Fairytale Village
- "Don't panic!" - Elephant On The Run
- "That will work!" - Elephant On The Run
- "This floor is harder than it looks, you know?" - Robot Rampage (Part 2)
- "I'm a'coming!" - The Swamp Creature
- "I'm a cowboy! You can tell, I hope!" - Le Master of Disguise
- "Help! Help! Stop my robot, I'm getting kinda quesy!" - Robot Rampage (Part 1)
- "Har, har, har, har!" - Garbage Trek
- "Garbage mine us too!" - Garbage Trek
- "I gotta get the job done! It's certainly not fun, but I gotta get it done!" - Monster Detectives
- "You must be sneaky now..." - Monster Detectives
- "What are all these dummies?" - Secret Mission
- "These skates we got are pretty neat; they're like having little sleds on the bottom of my feet!" - Cave Party
- "Uh, okay, Mermaid! We just want to decide which song to sing!" - Viking Voyage
- "Oh, that's just the sound I make when I'm nervous: oooooohhhh." - Knights Are Brave And Strong
- "Run! The Moose of the Mist is coming!" - Knights Are Brave And Strong
- "Sorry, Boss--I mean Lady." - International Super Spy
- In the episode Samurai Pie, Tyrone is the best pie-maker known in the world.
- Tyrone reveals his favorite music in Polka Palace Party.
- In the TV movie, International Super Spy, Tyrone is the Lady in Pink's assistant and henchman.
- In The Action Elves Save Christmas Eve, Tyrone is the Abominable Snowman for a second time, after Fly Girl.
- In The Heart Of The Jungle, Tyrone can understand Sherman, but in further episodes, the Backyardigans are all unsure what Sherman is saying.
- In the episodes which Tyrone does not appear in, his role of quoting the line "That was an excellent adventure, don't you think?" is taken over by Pablo, Austin or Tasha.
- Tyrone can somehow manage to put his hands in pockets, though he does not wear pants of any kind.
- Tyrone is the third main character in the series, after Uniqua and Pablo.
- Tyrone is the only character with hair of his own.
- Tyrone can play the tuba and the violin.
- He is the only Backyardigan to have a known occupation.
- Tyrone is the tallest and the oldest of the Backyardigans.