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Mega Music Fest 2010 was a special that originally aired on Nickelodeon on September 6, 2010 at 8:00pm ET, then replayed again the next day, September 7, at 10:00am and again on Thursday, September 9 at 1:00pm, and then on Sunday, September 12 at 7:00pm on the Nick Jr. Channel. This was filmed at the May 22, 2010 at the Opera House at Brooklyn Academy of Music.


Hosted by actor/comedian John Leguizamo, Nickelodeon's Mega Music Fest will feature celebrities like Colbie Caillat, Wyclef Jean, and The Roots performing never-before-seen duets with Dora the Explorer, the cast of 'Yo Gabba Gabba!', and Kai-Lan, plus special appearances by The Laurie Berkner Band, The Fresh Beat Band, and even a few surprise cameos. John Leguizamo will need YOUR preschooler's help to make sure the show goes on!


The show begins with the song "I Gotta Feeling", performed by the Backyardigans and other Nickelodeon characters. After the song, an announcer introduces John Leguizamo. He tells that he will be the show's host and invites DJ Lance (of Yo Gabba Gabba!) onto the stage. Rock is greeted with cheers from the audience. He is followed by the rest of the characters from his program. They perform "Lovely, Love My Family" with The Roots.

After the performance, John Leguizamo returns and tells the audience that he has lost his special dancing shoes. He needs these shoes for the concert's grand finale. Characters from Dora the Explorer try to help him find them, but they have no luck. John is supplied with a pair of quacking shoes. He agrees to wear them briefly as he introduces Wyclef Jean and his daughter Angelina. They sing "Love" until the announcer tells the audience that it is time for a commercial break.

John Leguizamo welcomes the audience back to the show after the commercials. He kept searching for his shoes and is presented with a pair of rain boots, along with an umbrella. John puts the boots on and warns the crowd in front of him that it will rain soon. Confetti "rains" from the ceiling as Laurie Berkner's band performs "My Family". Afterwards, stage manager Sherri Shepherd tells John that he may not need his dancing shoes. She says that the Fresh Beat Band has not arrived yet, so the big finale (in which the host would need dancing shoes) might not happen.

The Fresh Beat Band calls John Leguizamo on their cellphone. They mention that on their way to the stage, they encountered a chicken waiting to use the crosswalk. They tell John that they will be at the stage after the chicken crosses the road successfully. While they wait, the audience is served to a duet of Katrina and the Waves' "Walking on Sunshine" by Kai-lan and Colbie Caillat, plus Colbie performed her breakthrough hit Bubbly.

The next scene shows Sherri helping John look for his shoes. They realize that they have checked nearly every room in the stadium. Sherri leads John to the only room they have not examined yet: the Wonder Pets' room. The pets sing "Joy to the World". The next act involves Dora the Explorer and Wyclef Jean singing "La Bamba" together. Another commercial break follows.

John Leguizamo walks onstage, this time wearing clown shoes. He decides to call the Fresh Beat Band again to check on their progress. Over a video call, the band members told that they stopped for a snack in the park on their road trip. There, they met "this guy" (Justin Bieber) singing a song. Bieber sings a short verse from "Baby" over the phone. The Fresh Beats say "goodbye" to him as they come back to their road trip.

Joe (Donovan Patton) from Blue's Clues is introduced (he later returned in the series' revival). He asks the audience to help him find his dog, Blue. After finding her, Joe sings "Snack Pattern Song" alongside the characters from Team Umizoomi. As the song ends, Joe notices that the song made Blue hungry and gave her a "party in her tummy". The Yo Gabba Gabba! characters sing the "Party in My Tummy" song as they have a snack.

John begins to worry that he will never find his shoes and that the Fresh Beats will not arrive in time for the finale. He admits that the stress is making him angry. Kai-lan sings him a short song about how to calm down. He takes a deep breath, relaxes, and thanks her. While he does this, the Fresh Beat Band finally arrives. The audience is asked if they are ready for the Fresh Beats' grand finale. Cheers and applause follow. John interrupts this and says that he is not ready without his missing shoes.

John asks the Fresh Beats to help him find his shoes along with Dora. He describes them as flashy and red with gold stars on them. The Fresh Beats bring the shoes out and tell John that he left them in their car after their dance rehearsal. He dances with his shoes as the Fresh Beats perform "Great Day" and "Stomp the House". As the band sings "Let's Get Loud", guests from earlier return to dance along. The credits roll as the audience is thanked for coming, and so ends the series of backyardigans in 2004 - 2010.


Live action and musical guests[]

  • Caitlin Sanchez
  • Laurie Berkner
  • Justin Bieber
  • Colbie Caillat
  • Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer
  • Wyclef Jean
  • John Leguizamo
  • Dr. Phil McGraw
  • Sherri Shepherd
  • The Roots
  • The Laurie Berkner Band

Animated and live action Nick Jr. guests[]

  • Dora the Explorer
  • Ni Hao, Kai-Lan
    • Kai-Lan
    • Rintoo
    • Tolee
    • Hoho
  • Blue's Clues
    • Blue
    • Joe
  • Wonder Pets!
    • Linny
    • Tuck
    • Ming-Ming
  • Team Umizoomi
    • Milli
    • Geo
    • Bot
  • The Backyardigans
    • Pablo
    • Tyrone
    • Uniqua
    • Tasha
    • Austin
  • Yo Gabba Gabba!
    • DJ Lance
    • Brobee
    • Foofa
    • Plex
    • Muno
    • Toodee
  • The Fresh Beat Band
    • Twist
    • Marina
    • Shout
    • Kiki


  1. I Gotta Feeling (originally composed by The Black Eyed Peas, performed by Dora, Boots, Diego, Kai-Lan, Rintoo, Tolee, Hoho, Blue, The Wonder Pets, Team Umizoomi, and The Backyardigans)
  2. Lovely Love My Family (performed by The Roots)
  3. Carnival (performed by Wyclef Jean)
  4. Family (performed by The Laurie Berkner Band)
  5. Walking on Sunshine (originally composed by Katrina and the Waves, performed by Colbie and Kai-Lan with backup from Rintoo, Tolee, and Hoho)
  6. Joy to the World (originally composed by Three Dog Night, performed by The Wonder Pets)
  7. La Bamba (performed by Wyclef Jean and Dora, with backup from Diego and Boots and instrumental backup provided by Tico, Isa, and Dora)
  8. Baby (performed by Justin Bieber)
  9. Snack Patterns (performed by Team Umizoomi and Joe)
  10. Party in my Tummy (performed by DJ Lance and the cast of Yo Gabba Gabba!)
  11. Great Day (performed by The Fresh Beat Band)
  12. Stomp the House (performed by The Fresh Beat Band)
  13. Let's Get Loud (performed by The Fresh Beat Band with backup from cast members)


Scenes with Dora[]

I Gotta Feeling[]

Conversation with John[]

La Bamba[]

Other scenes[]