"Beat the Drum, Catboy" (also known as "Yoyo tambour battant" in French) is the second segment of the 20th Season 1 episode of PJ Masks.
Night Ninja plans to turn Catboy's daytime parade into the "Night Ninja Parade Spectacular."
The following characters appeared in the episode "Beat the Drum, Catboy":
The episode starts off with everyone preparing for tomorrow’s parade. Connor is practicing his drumming as he is leading it. He then practices the parade line-up with Amaya and Greg, even though his drum is in the instrument shed. It goes well until he fumbles with chanting the steps. His friends bump into the decorations as a result. Connor is embarrassed about the incident and wishes he had his drum with him.
As the group cleans up, some of the daytime kids find purple paint on one of the floats. A puddle is left behind with Ninjalino footprints leading to the instrument shed. Connor’s drum has disappeared. That night, the PJ Masks return to the parade grounds to find Night Ninja with the instrument and the Ninjalinos painting purple on the floats. The ninjas are making the daytime parade into the Night Ninja Parade Spectacular.
Night Ninja and his Ninjalinos give a small performance of his parade upon seeing the team. The team is amazed; they offer the ninjas to join the daytime parade so they can all parade together. Night Ninja refuses the offer as he wants to do the parade his way (e.g., no bright colors or happy music). Owlette and Gekko encourage Catboy to initiate a beat so the Ninjalinos can follow him and show Night Ninja how he leads it. However, he is worried about messing up again since he doesn’t have his drum with him.
The Ninjalinos resume painting the floats and replacing the daytime parade’s flags with ninja flags. Owlette tries to shake them off the flag line while Gekko lifts a float to prevent them from painting it. They encourage Catboy again to create a beat to stop the ninjas from ruining the parade and follow him. He doesn’t believe he can do it without his drum and fights with Night Ninja over it. The latter lets go of it for a brief moment, Sticky Splats the former, and takes it back. Meanwhile, more progress has been made on Night Ninja’s parade.
Catboy has another plan on how to get his drum back: despite Owlette and Gekko’s warnings, he pounces over to a float and swings on the flags so he can attack Night Ninja from behind. As he does so, he lands on a paint puddle while avoiding the Ninjalinos, leaves footprints on the vehicle, and takes down the parade flags, although assures that the team can fix everything later. Before he could attack him, Night Ninja pushes a decoration cart in his way. Catboy lands on it, and it crashes into another float, which spills more paint over it.
Night Ninja’s parade is almost finished. Owlette blows the Ninjalinos away from the flags and the floats, and Gekko catches them in a crate. Catboy is instructed to collect the ninja flags and catch the paintbrushes, then create a beat for the ninjas to follow. Just as he is about to collect the paintbrushes, Night Ninja distracts him away in getting his drum. The paintbrushes paint the remaining spots on the floats, and the Ninjalinos escape. They capture Owlette and Gekko and tie them to one as additional decorations for Night Ninja’s parade.
Catboy realizes this is all his fault; he was so focused on getting his drum back that he ruined the mission. Owlette and Gekko assure him that he doesn’t need his instrument to lead the parade, because he can create his own beat without it. Although still unsure, Catboy agrees, unties his friends from the parade float, and get in formation. Night Ninja and his Ninjalinos do so as well.
Catboy and Night Ninja face off in leading the better parade: Night Ninja with Catboy’s drum, and Catboy with his moves. As the competition goes on, one by one, the Ninjalinos run over to Catboy’s parade and march with the team, impressed by his beat. Catboy realizes that his friends are right; he can lead everyone, even without his drum. He leads the parade line-up in performing the daytime parade line-up’s choreography flawlessly, culminating in a finale pose formation.
All of the Ninjalinos have left Night Ninja’s parade by the time Catboy’s finishes. In the last couple of efforts to stop the parade, Night Ninja throws a couple of Sticky Splats at Catboy, then jumps over to one of the poles to break his drum. Catboy avoids the projectiles, then has the Ninjalinos line up in formation to give him a boost to retrieve his instrument. Night Ninja is defeated, and he and his Ninjalinos leave with a paint can stuck to him while attempting to break the instrument. The PJ Masks proclaim their signature victory phrase.
The next day, all the floats have been repainted back to their original colors and the parade flags placed back where they belong. The daytime parade goes on successfully with Connor leading his friends in the parade line-up using his drum and his moves together.
- You should be willing to care about a friend first rather than a belonging (care about your friends; they are more important than objects).
- Catboy is shown to be a good drummer.
- A reference to the Les Pyjamasques book was made in the scene to where Catboy was leading the Ninjalinos to him and when he smiled.
- The Ninjalinos might like the PJ Masks, due to them ditching Night Ninja, and going to Catboy's band instead.
- Catboy tells a story while he's saving the day in a scene.