|Back at the Barnyard|
Title with the old Nickelodeon "Splat" logo
|Format||CGI Animated comedy|
|Created by||Steve Oedekerk|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||44 (60) (List of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Steve Oedekerk
(Co-Executive Producer in Season 2)
|Producer(s)||Maragret H. Dean
|Running time||24 minutes|
|Original run||September 29, 2007– present|
Back at the Barnyard is a Nickelodeon CGI animated show that is a spin-off of the 2006 film Barnyard. The debut series premiered on September 29, 2007 on Nickelodeon. The show is produced by Omation, the animation division of O Entertainment, in association with Nicktoons Studios. The show mainly features pop culture references and parodies for the entertainment of the show. In March 2008, Nickelodeon renewed the show for a second season consisting of 24 episodes. On January 22, 2010, Nickelodeon ordered 16 more episodes extending it to a third season but has not aired as of yet but should air sometime this year.
The plot generally revolves around Otis (a cow) and his barnyard friends. Otis wants to goof around, but has to be responsible and protect the inhabitants of the farm. He and his friends Pip the mouse, Abby the cow, Pig, Freddy the ferret, Peck the rooster, Duke the sheepdog, and Bessy the cow have many crazy adventures, while at the same time help Otis protect the farm. The setting is unknown but it is heavily implied to be in the fictional Arizona town of Oedeville. While the setting strongly resembles Arizona (the Grand Canyon has been depicted in some episodes, i.e. Cowman and Ratboy), some have questioned whether or not it's in Arizona or a made-up setting. According to the original film and an episode of the spin off, Oedeville (in which Steve Oedekerk most likely named after himself) is 20 miles from the actual city of Phoenix, There is still debate of whether this should be the official location because there are many scenes in the show where the nature background doesn't look at all like Arizona (it is green and hilly, whereas Arizona is more of a desert-like area which is dry, arid and sandy). Otis and his friends have to overtake many obstacles like preventing Mrs. Beady in proving that animals can talk and distracting the farmer for them to throw a party. In every episode, Otis usually gets himself in a sticky situation where his friends have to come to the rescue, resulting in him learning a lesson. Sometimes, the animals dress up like people when out in public, in which nobody notices except Mrs. Beady.
Otis, the adopted son of Ben, who was killed in the movie by coyotes, is a black and white bull who is the leader of the barnyard. He is known as a cow because of his udders. He is funny, goofy, strong, smart, extremely hunky, handsome, and serves as the show's lead protagonist. Otis is also a huge party animal (no pun intended) and enjoys anything with action or stunts and enjoys watching sports bloopers. Otis's superhero alter-ego is "Cowman, the Uddered Avenger". He has a crush on Abby. Some of his other aliases are "Professor Exposition", politican "Ned Bovine", newsman "Gil O'Malley", golfer Heifer Woods (punning off the famous golf star Tiger Woods) along with many other human disguises, and in the show's Christmas special, we learn he went to high school with two of Santa Claus's reindeer, Donner and Blitzen. He also plays a lot of pranks on Nora Beady (their next door neighbor, who claims to hear them have their wild parties)
Pip is a great, gray, barn mouse who speaks with a slight Mexican accent and often rides around on his best friend Otis' shoulder. He is known for his crush on Bessy, the sassy and sarcastic cow best friend of Abby, but she always rejects him with great scorn. Pip dreams of the day when Bessy - whom he thinks is "beautiful" - will come to her senses, fall madly in love, marry him, and together they have "beautiful mouse-cow babies." So far, that day seems unlikely to come true and has a photo of Bessy in his hole, as shown in "Home Sweet Hole." His super hero alter ego is "Ratboy".
Abby is a blonde, physically attractive cow who lives on the barnyard, and in the series, serves as the replacement for Daisy. However, Abby is a bit of a tomboy, a gifted wrestler and former trapeze artist. Abby still shows a girly personality at certain points, has a major crush on Otis and is thought to be his girlfriend, and also is friends with everyone in the barnyard. There have been certain points on the show where she and Otis seem to have romantic feelings for each other, especially when their mini-clones fell in love. She has a love-shrine to Otis revealed in "Cupig". Two relatives of Abby mentioned on the show were her unnamed crazy uncle, and her cousin Veronica, who made an appearance in the episode "Abby and Veronica". Her superhero alter-ego is "Cowgirl."
Pig is filthy, overweight and is the only character in the show to be named after his own species living in a mudhole. Pig has various segments on the show that often interrupt the episode at its most important parts, with a few memorable segments are "Viewer Mail", "Ask Dr. Pig", a makeover segment and "Hollywood: Fact or Fiction?" Pig has a strong, but quite strange, love for unicorns, and he wished for one in the Christmas special, and is also the animal on the barnyard to dress up and disguise as humans the most times. He has a pet skunk named Skunky, and in one episode he is shown to have a beautiful singing voice. In another episode, it was shown that Pig is related to the pet pigs of Prince Fripplehoot, telling by a birthmark on his backside and is therefore royal, but the stuck-up pigs turned him down. His superhero name is "Mr. Hamtastic." He really likes playing in the mud and in one episode he was proven to have his own boy band.
Freddy is a very funny ferret who is best friends with Peck, a sissy rooster who he is often tempted to eat. Throughout the series, Freddy's urge to eat Peck seems to melt away more and more (but still he almost eats Peck even when his urge seems to be gone for good, showing that perhaps that he will never truly grow out of his temptation probably because of his instincts or he gets that from his parents.) Freddy may not be a barn animal, but still he hangs around the barnyard with his pals and suffers from paranoid delusions and has multiple personality disorder. Peck seems to share a slight rivalry with Root, a larger, braver rooster on the barnyard, such as in "Pecky Suave", where we learn that Peck (as the titular alter ego) is shown to have a crush on a beautiful hen named Hannah. Peck and Freddy are the show's resident comic relief as it were, and are considered to be accident prone, especially with flying meteorites. Freddy's superhero name is "Paranoid Man," and Peck's is "Green Rooster."
Duke is the dumb sheepdog who is in charge of the Farmer's flock of intelligent sheep. Duke is clearly no match for the intellect possessed by the sheep he herds. Duke loves being a leader and being in charge of things. This was first shown in the movie after Ben, the barnyard leader, was killed and Duke wanted to take his position as leader, but no other animal wanted him to take the place of Ben and wanted Otis instead. So in the series, Duke fancies himself as the barnyard's unofficial safety inspector and makes the barnyard watch a boring safety film once every year.
Bessy is a sassy brown cow who lives on the barnyard, and is best with sarcastic comments toward the others. In the movie she was Daisy's best friend, but after Daisy was replaced by the more tomboyish Abby, she now serves as her best friend. Although Bessy is known to be the object of Pip's affections, she scornfully fails to return the same feelings as only in Pip's daydreams is Bessy his girlfriend or bride. In one episode Bessy reveals that she lost her little son at a county fair, and mistakenly believes it is Otis.
Mrs. Nora Beady is a crazy old woman who lives close by to the barnyard and serves as the show's antagonist. She knows that the barnyard animals are anthropomorphic and wants everyone to know that, but only ends up making herself appear crazier instead. Her nephew is Eugene (a.k.a. Snotty Boy).
Farmer Buyer is the vegan owner of the barnyard who Otis cares deeply for. Still, when the animals need some time alone to work on a private project (a movie they are trying to make, a theme park they are attempting to build, etc.), that doesn't stop them from trying to driving him away with a prank phone call.
Mr. Nathan Beady, or simply called Nathan, is Mrs. Beady's reluctant husband who miserably tries to convince his wife that animals don't talk.
Eugene is the obnoxious, hateful, and bratty nephew of Nora Beady. He easily falls for pranks pulled on him by the barn animals, being very unintelligent, and is the object of their hatred, calling him "Snotty Boy." Eugene, whose dad is a clown, is extremely obese and the only person who he is ever nice to is his aunt and tortures his uncle. One of his hillarius momments was at "The Tale Of Two Snottys" when he sings Iam Pablo The Happy Unicorn With a Great Big Smile On My Horn
Snotty Boy and his two gang members may be parodies of Joe, Plug, and Bradley from How to Eat Fried Worms.
The sheep are hang around together in an eternally-close herd and are more intelligent than their sheepdog Duke, who they often scoff at because of his stupidity, and in one episode the sheep try to escape from the barnyard and away from Duke's unintelligent leadership.
Everett is the farmer's old brown dog and is the barnyard's local senior citizen. The elderly dog first appeared in the movie, where he celebrated his thirteenth birthday, making him 91 in dog years. As the oldest animal on the barnyard, Everett is depicted as being droopy and is as thin as his own skeleton, which can easily be seen. Everett uses a walker to get around, except for when he is playing an instrument, and hardly ever talks, but in very few episodes he does have speaking lines.
Skunky is Pig's pet skunk who is considered as the latter's best friend, much to Otis' chagrin, as seen in Pig Amok.
Tony Twocheeks is a gopher entrepreneur who lives near the barnyard. He often rips off those who buy his goods. He has an Elvis-like hairdo, sunglasses, and is sometimes seen chewing on a toothpick, giving him a "tough" appearance.
First seen in the movie as a minor rival of Peck, Root hosts the weekly talent show at the barn.
Baxter is a small white dog with pointed ears who became Duke's nemesis after he met him at an animal clinic. He disguised as Duke with the help of dark brown spray paint to give him spots and markings like Duke's. Although Baxter seems to be a stray, he might have an owner in order to be able to afford medical care. He made two more appearances, first as Duke's replacement on the farm, and then tried to marry Duke's sister Stamps only for the fact she was second in line to a relative's priceless bone collection.
Buck is a brown horse who lives on the barnyard who has a terrible temper and despises Otis. In the episode "Some Like It Snotty" where Otis dresses up as a girl to prove that they live easier lives than boys and ends up becoming Snotty Boy's temporary girlfriend, Buck also dressed up as a girl - but only with a more realistic costume and was Snotty Boy's second girlfriend - who he went out with behind Otis' back.
Bigfoot, who debuted in "Otis vs. Bigfoot" was in love with Abby and wanted to live at the barnyard, but opted to go away. He was seen in several episodes since as a minor character, such as a judge in "Barnyard Idol", a mayoral candidate in "Otis for Mayor" and was also a singer.
Snotty Boy's pet snake who talks just like him. In the episode "Snotty's New Pet", Snotty Boy tries to feed Pip to his snake, and later rejects eating Pip, realizing he is his only friend, so he eats Snotty Boy instead.
Goat is a brownish-gray goat who is known for giving rides to Otis (i.e. The Great Sheep Escape, The Chronicles of Barnia). The goat has also played saxophone and even given advice to the others.
A clone of Otis that is shown in the episode "Little Otis." He acts very much like Otis, except for the fact that he lets out his emotions (like watching sports bloopers and being in love with Abby).
A clone of Abby that is shown in the episode "Little Otis." She is the little Otis's girlfriend.
The pizza twins are identical twin pizza delivery boys who first appeared in the original movie and often deliver pizza to the barnyard. The duo are very unintelligent and whenever they manage to successfully perform a task (either good or bad) they chant their famous line, "Doodley-doo-doo doo." One of them is of the Lutheran religion and got a fake arm.
Hilly Burford is the series' news anchor who also is a judge in "Do You Gots It?", served as Santa Claus in "It's an Udderful Life" and hosts the game show "Trivia Cash A-Ding-Dong" in the Back at the Barnyard episode "A Beautiful Freddy". His voice and characterization is a tribute to Will Ferrell's impression of longtime baseball announcer Harry Caray.
Officer Fred O'Halon is the series' police officer. In "Chain Gang" he also serves as the prison warden because of budget cuts.
Jessica Allspice is a celebrity pop diva and was featured as a judge on the show Do You Gots It? Her catchphrase is, "I wanna party with you." She is a spoof of Jessica Simpson.
Three children are in the Barnyard that go to school where Peck is the teacher. they are Joey the Calf, Macy the Lamb and Boil the Chick.
"Weird Al" Yankovic - portrayed in the series as himself as a talking horse - is Bessy's famous accordion-playing friend. Weird Al was seen in the episode "Get Bessy".
Daisy was Otis's love interest in the movie. She later gave birth to a male calf and named it Ben after Otis's father, and because Daisy's husband was probably killed after a storm blew Daisy and Bessy's herd away, Otis became baby Ben's adoptive father. In the series, Daisy was replaced by Abby, who was more of a tomboy. No mention of Daisy or her son Ben has come up in the series ever since.
Ben is the deceased former leader of the barnyard. In the movie, he was killed by a pack of evil coyotes. He is Otis's adoptive father. He is more strict than Otis, who likes to party. Daisy also named her baby calf after him. Ben has only been mentioned on the show once but seems to have completely vanished from the barnyard after his death.
Miles is a grey mule. In The Movie, He travels with Pig, Peck, Pip and Freddy to help Otis to defeat the coyotes. He kicked up a stick with a can on it and Otis caught it then Otis swung the stick at the coyote's back and sent the coyote flying.
Much of the original cast from the movie returned to voice their characters in the series except where noted. Others, such as Abby the Cow, Hilly Bursford and Dr. Glove, were specially created for the series.
Around Summer 2004, Steve Oedekerk began pre-production of creating a new film that stars barnyard animals. Later in Fall 2005, Steve has ended production of The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius after working with Butch Hartman with the last two Jimmy Timmy Movies, which Production officially closed November 2006. Through April 2006 and August 2006, commercial shorts, and teasers begin to be released. Nickelodeon then released Steve's new movie, Barnyard in August 2006. After the movie's successful reception, Nickelodeon has given the green light for his new 3-D Nicktoon, "Back at the Barnyard". In March 2007, Nickelodeon released promotional commercials for the new series during the 2007 Kids' Choice Awards.
Back at the Barnyard premiered on Nickelodeon's Worldwide Day of Play in September 2007. After its premiere, the new series was classified as a hit. Back at the Barnyard remained a popular Nicktoon into 2008. In fact, Back at the Barnyard characters Otis and Pip made appearances with Miranda Cosgrove of iCarly and Lil' JJ of Just Jordan at the 2008 Kids' Choice Awards. During the return on SuperStuffed Nicktoons Weekend, a brand new Back at the Barnyard movie aired on November 29, 2008. On January 19, 2009, the Original movie "Barnyard" aired for the first time on Television.
In March 2008, because of the high ratings, Nickelodeon gave the series another season, which debuted October 24, 2008. On August 29, 2009, Back at the Barnyard was presented a Daytime Emmy Award for "Outstanding Special Class Animated Program".
|Season||Episodes||First Airdate||Last Airdate|
|Season 1||20||September 29, 2007||September 26, 2008|
|Season 2||25||October 24, 2008||TBA|
Release Date: August 5, 2008 (8 episodes) 96 min.
Release Date: January 20, 2009 (1 TV Movie and 4 episodes) 97 min.
Release Date: April 13, 2010 (8 episodes) 96 min.
Release Date: TBA, 2010 (10 episodes) 120 min.
|Episode #||Original Airdate||Title||Overview||Title Parody|
|1||September 29, 2007||The Good, the Bad, and the Snotty||In the season premiere, it's Otis' birthday and they celebrate it by making the farmer leave the barn, but it's ruined when "Snotty Boy" is hired to watch the barn. He continually tries to hurt the animals, so they have to get him back in order for the party to continue.||The Good, the Bad and the Ugly|
|Escape From the Barnyard||The animals see the farmer with what looks like a barbecue grill and think that he is going to cook and eat them. The animals escape, but the nthey realize that they left some animals behind.||Escape from the Amazon/Escape from the City|
|2||October 6, 2007||Cowman and Ratboy||Otis and Pip think too much trouble is at the barnyard so they become superheroes. Otis is Cowman and Pip is Ratboy.
Cultural Reference: Otis' superhero team, the "Justice Brood", is a parody of the Justice League.
|Batman and Robin|
|Cow's Best Friend||Otis saves Duke's life from a huge amplifier falling on him and Duke will do anything for Otis now. Duke keeps following Otis, thanking him by singing and rapping his appreciation and doing crazy stuff. Otis is annoyed so much he tries to get Duke to save him in order for Duke to stop annoying him, but things don't work.||Man's Best Friend|
|3||October 13, 2007||Chez Pig||When Pig's truffle pies become a big hit with humans, Otis convinces the gang to transform the barnyard into a restaurant so people can get another helping of Pig's delicious pies. But when the fortune makes the animals greedy for money, Pig quits. Running Gag: Freddy keeps spitting milk all over Pip twice during the episode.||Chez Paul|
|The Right Cow||A test chimp named Bingo lands in the Barnyard one day and it thinks that all the animals have a great life because they don't get poked all day, but when he realizes that Otis is the leader of the barnyard, he sends Otis and Pip into space in orde to take over the barnyard.
Running Gag: Freddy and Peck keep thinking Bingo is a real alien and try to destroy him (Example, playing really fast polka music for 24 hours straight, throwing earth water at him, and sending viral "illnesses".)
|The Right Stuff|
|4||October 20, 2007||Saving Mrs. Beady||Otis' pranks and Abby's driving lesson has Mrs. Beady sent to a hospital when the police believers that she is mentally ill. Feeling guilty, Otis decides to get the animals to rescue her, much to their dismay.||Saving Private Ryan|
|The Farmer Takes a Woman||To keep their Saturday night dances on, Otis finds the Farmer the perfect girlfriend. But, their match takes the barn and the Farmer's girlfriend, Ivonia, tries to kick the animals out of the barnyard. Can Otis kick her out before they are?||The Farmer Takes a Wife|
|5||November 24, 2007||Hypno a Go-Go||Otis buys a hypnotism kit from the Gopher to make everyone do his bidding. Then, things go too far when he accidentally hypnotizes himself to attack the farmer whenever he hears a bell ringing. The gang now must snap Otis out of his trance before anything bad happens to the farmer.
Running gag: There is a viewer mail hosted by Pig twice in the episode during the most climatic scenes.
Note: The original title of the episode was "Manchurian Cow", a reference to the film "Manchurian Candidate".
|Party a Go-Go|
|Fowl Play||Otis and the gang finds Freddy in Mrs. Beady's garden near a patch of Peck's feathers and tries to figure out if Freddy ate Peck. And when Bessy, Abby, and Duke all turn on him, Otis, Pip, and Pig must find out what happened to Peck before Freddy is banished from the Barnyard to a petshop, despite Pip and Pig were also shown to turn on Freddy.
This episode is a parody of Law and Order: Criminal Intent
|6||January 19, 2008||The Barnyard Games||Otis and Abby compete in the Barnyard Games while Peck tries to avoid his bad luck. But Otis is surprised to see that Abby is actually a very competitive opponent when it comes to competitions, so he is got trying to find her weaknesses in order to win the title.||The Olympic Games|
|War of the Pranks||To get revenge at Bessy's insults, Otis tries to humiliate and embarrass Bessy, but every time the prank backfires. So Bessy gives Otis a real (and humiliating) prank.
Also, at the end of the episode, actual aliens are trying to harvest Freddy's left paw after all of the ferret's proclamations.
Cultural Reference: When Otis and the gang are watching a TV show called Prank'd that is a parody of Punk'd.
|War of the Worlds|
|7||February 2, 2008||Lights, Camera, Moo!||After Otis accidentally destroys the barn's safety film, he must make a new one, which he puts a lot of action and suspense in it. But the other actors quit because Otis makes them do dangerous, life-threatening stunts.
Note: The original episode title was "Citizen Otis", a reference to the film Citizen Kane.
Cultural Reference: The tornado scene is a parody of The Wizard of Oz, most noticeable from the highest speed "Surrender Dorothy".
|Lights, Camera, Action!|
|Animal Farmers||Otis' favorite country music star is coming to town and Otis is super excited. But when trying to speed up crop collecting for the farmer to leave, he accidentally injures the farmer. Now the animals must do all of the farming because if they don't farm the crops in a week, the far will go bankrupt.||Animal Farm|
|8||February 16, 2008||Raging Cow||A hedgehog named Don Bling convinces Otis to fight in a wrestling match but it turns out that all the matches are fixed, and Otis' opponents all lost on purpose. Now Abby, Pig and Pip must try to stop the hedgehog before Otis fights someone who is really trying.
Cultural Reference: At the end of the final match. Otis screams "Abby!" in a slurred speech (a parody of Rocky when Rocky screams "Adriane!").
|The Great Sheep Escape||When Duke tries crazy methods for the sheep to be safe during bear season, they escape and now Otis and Duke must go on a cross country trip to get them before they escape to New Zealand.||The Great Escape|
|9||March 15, 2008||The Big Barnyard Broadcast||After Mrs. Beady videotapes Otis and the gang walking and talking, she calls a news station to prove she isn't crazy with proof from the tape. But the animals don't like it one bit. Now, they try to interrupt the broadcast to not let any person see their everyday anthropomorphic behavior (and fulfill their dreams of becoming famous television stars).||The Big Broadcast|
|Dead Cow Walking||After the veterinarian stops by, she mentions that her van, the "Big Steer" won't last a week. However, Otis mistakenly thinks the veterinarian was referring to him and begins to think that he only has a week to live. To relieve himself, Otis tries to do everything he has ever dreamed of.||Dead Man Walking|
|10||March 29, 2008||Cow's Night Out||Upon realizing how boring his friends' bingo club is, Otis ditches them and goes out for a night on the town, pulling pranks with the Jersey Cows. But Otis ends up getting arrested.||Girls' Night Out|
|Otis Season||In order to feel a little more appreciated in Moose Appreciation Week, Otis disguises himself as a moose. But it goes awry, when Snotty Boy and his friends try to hunt him down, and his antlers are stuck to his head.||Open Season|
|11||April 12, 2008||Big Top Barnyard||Otis' favorite circus is coming to town, but he accidentally injures the circus crew. Otis offers to take over and along with his friends, but Abby is too afraid to do her part.
Cultural Reference: The circus is called "Flying Juanita's Circus", a reference to Monty Python's Flying Circus.
|Pigmalion||After the gang notices a distinctive birthmark on Pig's backside, Pig starts to believe that he is related to the royal Pampered Pigs, so they train Pig to become a gentleman so he can live in a castle. But after training Pig, he becomes snobbish to his fellow companions to impress the other Pigs.||Pygmalion|
|12||April 26, 2008||A Barn Day's Night||The animals become pop stars when Pip broadcasts one of their sessions, but soon, their out-of-control egos begin to negatively affect their strong friendship.
Cultural References: There are many other Beatles references and parodies.
|A Hard Day's Night|
|Meet the Ferrets||When the animals inite Freddy's carnivorous parents do the banyard during Freddy's birthday party, Freddy tries to make sure they don't eat anybody, including Peck, while keeping it a secret to his friends.||Meet the Fockers|
|13||May 10, 2008||A Tale of Two Snottys||When Snotty Boy goes to the barnyard and torments the animals, Otis falls on him, causing him to have amnesia and forgets that he's mean, so Pig must go in disguise as Snotty so Mrs. Beady wouldn't notice that he's been missing. Meanwhile, the animals find a way to get the old Snotty back.||A Tale of Two Cities/A Tale of Two Sisters|
|Snotty's New Pet||Pip is captured by Snotty Boy, who plans on feeding him to his pet snake.
Cultural Reference: Otis' new phone, the MePhone, is a parody of the iPhone.
|14||May 24, 2008||Home Sweet Hole||Pip's mousehole is destroyed by Otis accidentally, so he moves in with the others, he has trouble cooperating since he's different from all the others, being a mouse. After hearing the others that it's impossible to share a home with Pip, he runs away. Otis and his friends must search for him and return back to the barnyard.||Home Sweet Home|
|Otis' Mom||When Bessy notices that Otis has a bell which is exactly the same bell as Bessy's long lost son, she thinks Otis is her child, and starts treating him like a child and being excessively bossy to Otis.
Note: This episode is dedicated to the late Lee Paulsen.
|15||June 7, 2008||Club Otis||When Abby discovers Otis's club, she wants to join, but the other animals don't want her to, so Otis tries to purposefully makes her think the club is boring so she wouldn't join. But then Abby figures out Otis is doing that on purpose, so she starts a club of her own, and now, everyone leaves Otis's club to go to Abby's club.||Club Kids|
|The Chronicles of Barnia||The gang gets caught by Snotty Boy in a game of "Dungeons and Barn Animals", leading him to believe he is in the mythical land of Barnia, and now the animals must force him out before he takes over the barn.||The Chronicles of Narnia: Dungeons and Dragons|
|16||July 21-22, 2008||Barnyard Idol||Otis and the gang enter Pig in a singing competition to win the farmer a golden tractor. But when Mrs. Beady loses, she is out to prove that Pig is a talking barnyard animal. Meanwhile, Pig loses his voice during the most crucial part of the competition.||American Idol|
|Dead Pets Eat My Barnyard!||After Otis builds a fun shack over a grave, the ghost of a dead bunny escapes from the grave and possesses Pig. He getd other ghosts out of their graves and they must get the spirits back to their graves before they possess all the barnyard animals.
Cultural Reference: When Otis tries to get the spirit out of pig he shouts "The power of pie compels you!" A parody of The Exorcist.
|Zombies Ate My Neighbors|
|17||July 23-24, 2008||Brave Udders||Otis becomes afraid when he receives a letter from his childhood bully, Krowser Krebbs. When the animals see that Krowser Krebbs is a duck, they try to fight him, but all get defeated.
Running gag: There are two segments of "Ask Dr. Pig" in this episode hosted by Pig, and in both segments the segment ends with Otis's childhood bully attacks Pig.
|Otis' Eleven||Otis loses the saloon to Chubs Malone, head of the gopher underground, in a game of Fizbin. But after realizing Chubbs cheated, Otis challenges him to a fair game.||Ocean's Eleven|
|18||September 22-July 25, 2008||Otis vs. Bigfoot||Bigfoot is sighted in the woods, and Abby finds him and brings him to the barnyard for his protection. Otis decides to go hunting for him because he thinks Bigfoot is dangerous. But, Mrs. Beady is out to capture Bigfoot and prove she is not crazy.||Man vs. Beast|
|Pecky Suave||Peck takes a potion to get enough courage to speak to the ladies, but ends up challenging a rooster much tougher than him to a duel.||Super Suave|
|19||September 23-September 24, 2008|
|Top Cow||Otis becomes the county's new crop dusting ace by doing dangerous stunts using a crop-dusting plane. But the other animals quit being his crew when they think Otis is being too dangerous.||Top Gun|
|School of Otis||Otis must take over teaching after accidentally injuring Peck, the children's teacher. When he realizes that the kids learn boring things, he teaches the kids how to pull pranks. Meanwhile, while Otis is the teacher, Duke becomes the leader, so the animals attempt to flee from Duke by hiding in the silo that the kids send up in the air. Now, Otis must use math to save them from extreme injury.
Cultural References: The game Otis hosts when he's teaching the kids is a parody of Jeopardy!, and when pig suggests the gang should pretend to be Japanese movie monsters defending the earth against an alien invasion then they do it is a parody of the Godzilla movies.
|School of Rock|
|20||September 25-September 26, 2008||Otis for Mayor||When Mrs. Beady tries to run for mayor, Otis decides to run for mayor against her to avoid Mrs. Beady from exposing them as talking animals and banishing the mfrom the town. But, their competition gets way too out of hand.|
|Dummy and Dummier||When Freddy gets depressed over his lack of talent, Otis and the gang decide to make him take up ventriloquism. But the dummy that they make (Mr. Jinx) comes alive and tries to kill Freddy's friends, but they don't believe that the dummy is trying to kill them.
Cultural Reference: When Otis and the gang vote to decide if Freddy should stay or go, that is a parody of Survivor.
|Dumb and Dumber|
In March 2008, Nick renewed Back at the Barnyard for a second season of 20 episodes and two holiday themed specials. The new season premiered on October 24, 2008, part of "Some Like It Snotty Week", which became the first 30-minute episode called, "Some Like it Snotty". A brand new Barnyard movie aired on November 29, 2008, which is the third day of the second "Super Stuffed Nicktoons Weekend". Four new episodes aired from January 20-23, 2009 part of "Battle of the Barnyard Week". Five more new episodes aired from February 23-27, 2009 part of "Animal Invasion" week, followed by five new episodes aired from May 18-22, 2009 part of an "Barnyard Bizarro Week". Another quintet new episodes aired June 29 - July 3, 2009 part of "Battle of the Barnyard 2 week".
|Episode #||Original Airdate||Title||Overview||Title Parody|
|21||October 24, 2008||Some Like it Snotty||Otis tells Abby that girls get all the advantages that boys don't get, and he then sets out to prove it by dressing as a girl to go bowling with his pals. But they run into Snotty Boy and his friends, who pressure them into going on a pizza date. After 2 dates, Snotty is his ordinary cruel self and wants to go steady with him. Otis can't stand any more of this horror and humiliation of being a guy dressed up like a girl, so he decides to lie to Snotty Boy that he's moving, but Snotty forgot to tell Otis he had a second girlfriend. The other girlfriend attacks Otis and pulls off the others head, revealing the head of a horse. Then the horse rips Otis' wig off, revealing his identity. Otis is embarrassed, Snotty just thinks they are ugly, and breaks up with them.
Running Gag: There is a section of "Viewer Mail" hosted by Pig in the middle of the episode.
|Some Like it Hot|
|22-23||November 29, 2008||Cowman: The Uddered Avenger||When Cowman is assigned the task of guarding the Jurassic Corn Kernel at the county fair, Professor Mertin Fargleman (Tom Kenny) wants to steal it to win the Gardening Award posing as Professor Twineyvines. When the town is impressed with Twineyvines and unimpressed with Cowman trying to save the Kernel from him, Twineyvines becomes the new protector. Immediately, Otis takes the kernel to protect it and is branded a thief and then chased by a mob. He then decides to stop Twineyvines when Abby finds Otis and Pip headed for Peru and says that Peck, Pig, and Freddy have been kidnapped by Mrs. Beady, who they do not know is in line with Twineyvines. Now, Otis must defeat Fargleman, clear his name, and save the Jurassic Corn Kernel (mutated into a giant monster) from destroying the fair (even though the fair was already destroyed).
Cultural Reference: Otis makes up the story that he was bitten by a demon cow and was induced with bovine superpowers, a parody of Spiderman.
Notes: The movie was released on January 20, 2009 on DVD.
|Batman: The Caped Crusader|
|24||January 20, 2009||Pig Amok||Pig returns to his birthplace to be married, but after Otis realizes that Pig's bride is cruel and bratty, he tries to stop the wedding by beating Pig in a contest.||Amok Time|
|January 21, 2009||The Sun Cow||Otis' new Kobe cow neighbors begin to think that he's the reincarnation of the legendary "Sun Cow".||The Sun Dog|
|25||January 22, 2009||Doggelganger||While Duke is at the vet, a mischievous mutt named Baxter sneaks out and goes to the barnyard while disguised to look like Duke. Later when the two dogs are together the animals can't tell them apart.
Dramatic Irony: Although the animals can't tell the difference, you can obviously tell the difference.
|January 23, 2009||Save the Clams||Otis takes in a clam that Abby rescued from a nearby café. However, the clam is a rude and demanding house guest and, to make matters worse, it reproduces many partygoing clams. And they don't want to leave.
Reference: In one point of the episode, a closet is opened and thousands of clams and Abby are pushed out. This could be a reference to the famous scene of The Dick Van Dyke Show where Laura and thousands of walnuts flow out of the closet into their living room.
|26||February 24, 2009||Adventures in Snotty Sitting||After Otis breaks the farmer's classic video game system, the animals need to make some quick cash to replace it. Seeing an ad to babysit, they dress up as British nannies and show up at the address on the ad. Only when Mrs. Beady answers the door they realize they're babysitting Snotty Boy. The animals have to get the little terror fed, bathed and into bed before the Beadys get home.||Adventures in Babysitting|
|February 23, 2009||Cowdyshack||Otis uses Crazy Louie – the loopy groundskeeper at a high-end golf course and apparently his friend – to let him and the animals through the back gate and play a round. But when Pig's wayward shot accidentally hits Louie in the appendix, a guilt-ridden Otis decides to win the big golf tournament to get a new appendix. Otis and the others have to pull out all the stops to beat the arrogant judge who is the club's reigning champion.
Note: The plot of this story is very similar to the plot in Happy Gilmore.
|27||February 25, 2009||Wild Mike's Dance Party||When Abby has a book club Otis wants to have a party instead. So he brings out Wild Mike, Wild Mike accidentally dances off the farm and ends up being captured by the producers of "American Barnstand", a parody of American Bandstand.|
|February 26, 2009||Buyers Beware||When the animals see the farmer putting up a "Welcome Buyers" sign, they assume he is selling the farm and vow to scare away all potential buyers. But it turns out that "Buyer" is the Farmer's last name, and he is having a family reunion.||Buyer Beware!|
|28||February 27, 2009||Anchor Cow||When news anchor Hilly Burford is crushed covering a giant cheese curd that Otis made, the animals fill in for him on the news and turn out to be a huge hit.||Anchorman|
|May 18, 2009||Abby and Veronica||Abby is excited that her cousin Veronica is coming to the barnyard for a visit, but it turns out Veronica has turned from a lovable tomboy into a manipulative bombshell, bent on using Abby’s friends to get what she wants.||Betty and Veronica|
|29||May 19, 2009||Bling My Barn||When Otis accidentally blows up the barn, they audition for “Bling My Barn,” a home improvement show that fixes up barns for deserving families (A parody of Extreme Makeover Home Edition) – and win the blinging thanks to Pig dressing up as an adorable pink baby.||Pimp My Ride|
|May 20, 2009||Udderado||The animals turn the barnyard into a Wild West theme park to raise the Farmer's bail money (who got arrested because of Otis) and decide to hire an actor to play the bandit. But instead of an actor, a real bandit shows up to pillage the town.
Note: There is a possible cameo of Miles in this episode, as the mule Pip's snake friend is seen riding on looks very much like him.
|30||May 21, 2009||Cupig||Pig writes a love letter to his favorite pastry treat, Flaky Tarts (parody of Pop Tarts or Toaster Strudel), but Otis finds it and thinks Abby wrote it to him.||Cupid|
|May 22, 2009||Happy Animal Fun Time||In order to get out of going to a "Brianna Texicanna" concert with Abby so he and his friends can go bowling, Otis lies and says he needs to celebrate “Happy Animal Fun Time Day” a holiday for barnyard animals.
Note: The episode was originally going to be named "Bovinalia".
Cultural Reference: Brianna Texicanna is a parody of Hannah Montana.
|31||June 29, 2009||Dream Birthday||The animals feel bad for the Farmer after seeing that everyone forgot his birthday (Especially Zack, his own grandson), so they decide to throw him a party and tell him it’s a dream, but the Farmer gets carried away.|
|June 30, 2009||Lord of the Beavers||When Otis injures himself, Pip takes over temporarily as barn leader, and does a fantastic job. Insulted, Otis decides to leave the barnyard and be a leader where he’s needed – with a den of beavers.||Lord of the Rings|
|32||July 1, 2009||Little Otis||In order to get out of doing chores, Otis decides to order a clone of himself to do the grunt work for him. Little Otis turns out to be small, and is in love with Abby which hints that Otis is in love with Abby.
||Little Man/Little Lulu/Little Bear/Little Bill|
|July 2, 2009||Kids in the City||When responsibility is thrust upon Otis to watch the three kids of the barnyard, Joey the calf, Macy the sheep, and Boyle the chick, Otis loses them upon taking them around the big city of Phoenix.||Sheep in the Big City|
|33||July 3, 2009||Snotty & Snottier||Snotty’s even more obnoxious and evil cousin, Bernard, is in town, and the animals have to help Snotty if they want to survive Bernard’s tyranny.||Dumb and Dumber|
|34||October 5, 2009||Barnyards and Broomsticks||While on a camping trip, Otis is scared by Pip's campfire story, and fears it may come true when they are lost and find an old woman's house with tons of sweets.||Bedknobs and Broomsticks|
|The Barn Buddy||The animals buy a discount security system, but soon learn cheap isn't always a good value.
Guest starring Gilbert Gottfried as the security system.
|35||October 6, 2009||Iron Otis||Otis disguises himself as a TV chef to save Peck from being cooked after Freddy's recipe for a tofu rooster that is going to be cooked on the show.
Note: Jim Cummings guests stars as TV chef Big Bones Mingion who is based on the TV cajun cook Justin Wilson, whose catch phrase that was used in this episode was "I Gar-on-tee it."
|Iron Chef/Iron Man|
|To Good to Be Glue||The animals mistakenly create a super glue and sell it, only to learn that 2 hours after application, it explodes.
Cultural reference: After the glue bottle Peck holds explodes, his beak is on the other side of his head, similar to Daffy Duck.
|To good to be true|
|36||October 7, 2009||King Cud||Otis is knocked out and wakes believing that he is King Cudenhotep IV.||King Tut/King Kong|
|Everett's Treasure||The animals find an old safe in the barn that belonged to Everett's former owner Nebraska Schwartz, and try to figure out what's inside.
Cultural Reference: Nebraska Schwartz is a parody of Indiana Jones.
|37||October 8, 2009||Free Shmoozy||The animals liberate a show whale from a water park, but Otis has a lot more to go when the animals are being eaten by this whale.||Free Willy|
|Man's Best Friend||When the animals convince the farmer to get Duke a playmate so he won't be lonely, everything turns out bad when the farmer brings Duke's arch-rival Baxter back to the farm.||Man's Best Friend|
|38||October 9, 2009||Endangered Liasons||The animals claim the farm as a protected habitat to prevent an interstate from tearing it down and disguise Freddy as a spotted three-toed ferret, only for the species to be real, and Freddy has to deal with the female one and a wedding that might end his life.||Dangerous Liasons|
|Fumblebums||The animals must stand in for injured football players in a game after becoming the mascots for the team.||Humblebums|
|39||October 25, 2009||Back at the BOOyard (Halloween Special)||The animals compete to get the most candy for a contest while trick-or-treating. But when Otis steals candy from Hockeymask Bob's tree, he later gets revenge. The parody is of Friday the 13th because Hockeymask Bob looks exactly like Jason. Hockymask Bob is also protective of his tree as Jason is of Crystal Lake.|
|40||November 14, 2009||Mr. Wiggleplix||Otis accidentally murders Pig's imaginary friend, Mr. Wiggleplix.||"Mr. Wiggly"|
|Chain Gang||Otis and his friends are mistaken for jewel thieves.
Running Gag: Freddy says he has to make Number 3
|41||December 5, 2009||It's a Udderful Life|
a/k/a "A Barnyard Christmas Special"
|When Santa is accidentally given a cup laced with Ferret Fever from Fred, Otis and his friends save Christmas by taking his place.
Running Gags: 1) A host does a root canal, a foot buffing and a boil on his neck, but gets thrown off the set after getting a rug wrapping, but Pig is caught doing what the host does in the first two, but finishes with an armpit carol version of Deck The Halls because they were out of rugs. 2) References to "Hooberman's Bakery" are present in this episode. Also, a reference to A Christmas Story is made in a subplot when Snotty Boy wants a Red Ryder BB taser.
|It's a Wonderful Life|
|42||TBA||Paging Dr. Philly||Otis and Abby work out their emotions.
Note: This episode first aired on December 4, 2009 on Nickelodeon Latin America.
|43||January 2, 2010||Get Bessy||The animals tail Bessy after she's rude to them, and they begin to suspect that she's an international art thief.|
Guest appearance by "Weird Al" Yankovic.
|A Beautiful Freddy||Freddy gets struck by lightning and becomes smart. The animals then enter him on a game show to earn a million dollars with his high intelligence. Note the show that freddy was on was like who wants to be a millionare||A Beautiful Mind|
|44||January 16, 2010||Arcade of Doom||When Otis spots a brand new ZBox 360 in the prize booth, he charges the animals with collecting the 10,000 tickets to win it for the barnyard. Everything's going great until Snotty Boy and his pals show up and set their sights on the same ZBox!
Cultural Reference: The arcade the animals go to is called Donk E. Cheez, a parody of Chuck E. Cheese. Also, ZBox 360 is a parody of XBox 360.
|Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom|
|Robo Peck||The gang fixes up an injured Peck and makes him bionic, but soon he goes berserk.||RoboCop|
|45||February 14, 2010||Valentine's Dance||As the animals prepare for their Valentine's Day dance, Otis tries to gain enough courage to ask Abby to be his date. However, as Abby believes Otis does not like her, everything takes a turn for the worst when she agrees to go to the dance with Bill the bull instead.
Note: Bill the bull is featured in the Barnyard video game.