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Tasha is a yellow hippopotamus and the tetartagonist in The Backyardigans.

Tasha's speaking voice was provided by Naelee Rae in the first two seasons and by Gianna Bruzzese in the final two seasons.

Her singing voice was initially provided by Kristin Klabunde, with Gabriella Malek taking over during the third season and continuing to voice the character for the remainder of the series. 

Description and Personality

Tasha is assertive and likes to be in charge most of the time. She is rational, skeptical, and highly motivated to get her own way. Tasha is normally very opinionated. She is difficult to frighten, a fact she takes pride in. Tasha tends to play a somewhat antagonistic role throughout the first season, often acting bossy towards the other characters. In later episodes, her personality becomes bolder and less overbearing.              


Tasha lives in an yellow-colored house to the left of Pablo's home. It is visited the least out of the five main characters' residences. Whenever the Backyardigans are shown heading to Tasha's house for a snack, they walk behind Pablo's house to get there.                     


Tasha is a yellow-skinned hippo with a red-pink tongue and two nostrils above her mouth. She wears a pair of red Mary-Janes and an orange dress with eight light-orange flowers printed on it in random spots.   


Tasha appears in many episodes of The Backyardigans. Her first appearance was in "Me and My Friends", the unaired live-action pilot. Her first appearance in an aired episode was in "The Yeti". Her last appearance in an episode of The Backyardigans was in "The Tale of the Not-So-Nice Dragon". Her last appearance in any aired animation was in Nickelodeon's Mega Music Fest 2010. 


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  • Tasha is the only character who has not interacted with Sherman the worman.
  • She is the last backyardigan to change voice actors.
  • Tasha's favorite colors is yellow and orange.
    • She and Tyrone have the same favorite color, orange.
    • She and Pablo have the same favorite color, yellow.
  • Tasha's house is next to Pablo's house