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Tasha
Tasha
Character Information
Gender: Female
Species: Hippo
Age: 5
Friends: Uniqua, Pablo, Tyrone, Austin
Occupation: Explorer
First Appearance: Knights are Brave and Strong

Tasha is a yellow hippopotamus in an orange flowered dress and red Mary Jane shoes. Tasha 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 occassions, 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!.

Personality

Tasha is 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. 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 muchadmired 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.

Tasha is rational, skeptical, and highly motivated to get her own way, but it's always special for Uniqua when Tasha's there, because she's someone who can also be giggly, silly and full of fun. She is one of the Backyardigans and lives in a yellow house. She goes on adventures with Uniqua, Pablo, Tyrone, and Austin. In most of their adventures, Tasha likes to make her friends do what she tells them to. Her interests include tea parties and talking fancy.

In season one, her bossy personality was brought out in most episodes she appeared (exceptions include The Snow Fort, Cave Party, Race Around the World, and Eureka!). 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. In the fourth season, her bossy trait disappeared almost completely.

Looks

Tasha has yellow skin and wears an orange dress with eight light-orange flowers. She usually wears red mary-jane shoes and red shorts, though both often change color (or, in the case of shoes, style) when playing a character in a story. Tasha has a red-pink tongue, dark yellow eyebrows, yellow eyelashes and two slighty sunken nostrils above her mouth and have feets rounding.

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.

Trivia

  • Tasha is claimed to be a cow by some fans, but Janice Burgess states she is a hippopotamus.
  • Tasha's catchphrase is "For goodness sakes!".
  • Depending on the character she is pretending to be, Tasha can be a little bossy at times, most noticably when she portrayed Arctic Explorer Tasha in The Yeti.
  • Tasha once pretended to be the empress of France in The Two Musketeers. 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" three 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.

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