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"Beat the Drum, Catboy"
Season 1, episode 20B
(Overall episode #40)
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Premiere date
United States of America United States of America
April 22, 2016
Written by Tom Stevenson
Directed by Christian De Vita
Viewer count (millions) TBA
Episode Guide
"Owlette of a Kind"
"Catboy Squared"

"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.
Episode list
| Blame it on the Train, Owlette | Catboy's Cloudy Crisis | Owlette and the Flash Flip Trip | Catboy and the Pogo Dozer | Gekko and the Super Ninjalinos | Owlette's Terrible Pterodactyl Trouble | Catboy and the Shrinker | Owlette and the Moon-Ball | Catboy and the Butterfly Brigade | Owlette the Winner | Speak UP, Gekko! | Catboy and Master Fang's Sword | Catboy VS. Robo-Cat | Owlette and the Giving Owl | Catboy and the Great Birthday Cake Rescue | Gekko and the Snore-A-Saurus | Looking After Gekko | Catboy and the Teeny Weeny Ninjalino | Catboy's Tricky Ticket | Gekko and the Missing Gekko-Mobile | Catboy's Flying Fiasco | Gekko's Stay-at-Home Sneezes | Gekko Saves Christmas | Gekko's Nice Ice Plan | Gekko and the Mighty Moon Problem | Clumsy Catboy | Catboy and Gekko's Robot Rampage | Owlette's Feathered Friend | Owlette and the Battling Headquarters | Gekko and the Mayhem at the Museum | Catboy Takes Control | Owlette's Two Wrongs | Gekko Floats | Catboy's Two-Wheeled Wonder | Catboy's Great Gig | Owlette's New Move | Supersonic Owlette | Catboy and the Sticky Splat Slingshot | Owlette of a Kind | Beat the Drum, Catboy | Catboy Squared | Gekko's Super Gekko Sense | Owlette and the Owletteenies | Gekko's Blame Campaign | Owlette and the Moonflower | Slowpoke Gekko | Catboy and the Lunar Dome | Gekko and the Rock of All Power | Super-Sized Gekko | Take to the Skies, Owlette | Slow Down, Catboy! | Gekko's Special Rock |
| Moonfizzle Balls | Soccer Ninjalinos | Lionel-Saurus | Catboy's Cuddly | Night of the Cat | Catboy Does It Again | Terrible Two-Some | Owlette's Luna Trouble | Ninja Moths | Who's Got the Owl Power? | PJ Pinball | Bounce-a-Tron | Wacky Floats | Romeo's Disguise | PJ Robot | PJ Power Up | Moonstruck: Race to the Moon | Moonstruck: Lunar Fortress | Robot's Pet Cat | Gekko, Master of the Deep | May the Best Power Win | Moonbreaker | Race Up Mystery Mountain | The Mountain Prisoner | The Wolfy Kids | Wolf-O-Saurus | Catboy No More | Gekko Vs. the Splatcano | Meet Armadylan | Invisible Owlette | Wolfy Mountain | Romeo's Crystal Clear Plan | Nobody's Sidekick | Armadylan Menace | Power Pondweed | Owlette Comes Clean | Halloween Tricksters | The Wolfies Take HQ | The Good Wolfy | The Wolfy Plan | The Lizard Theft | PJ Dylan | Armadylan'd and Dangerous | Romeo's Action Toys | The Dragon Gong | Flight of the Ninja | Romeocoaster | Gekko and the Opposite Ray | PJ Masks Vs. Bad Guys United | Easter Wolfies | Luna and the Wolfies |
| Moon Madness | Armadylan and Robette Rule | Armadylan Zen | Way of the Woofy | Werejalinos | PJ Comet | Glowy Moths | Teacher Goes Ninja | Robot Goes Wrong | Lionel's Powers | Best Friends Forever | Meet An Yu | The Moon Prix | Pirates Ahoy! | The Secret of the Pagoda | Storm of the Ninja | Arma-Leader | Owlette Slips Up | The Splat Monster | Moth on the Moon | Fly Me To The Moon | Luna's Cosmic Tantrum | Motsuki The Best | Wheels of a Hero | Moonwolfy | Clash on Mystery Mountain | A Teeny Weeny Problem | Take Romeo Off The Road | Mission: PJ Seeker | Wolfy Powers | Do The Gekko | Armadylan, Action Hero | Super Muscles Show Off | The Prank Wheelz | Where's The Wolf Wheelz? | Villain of the Sky | Protector of the Sky | The PJ Masks Save Christmas | Romeo's Melody | PJ Robot Takes Control | PJ Sky Pirates | The Disappearing Ninjas | Gekko Everywhere | Gekko Takes Charge | Big Sister Motsuki | PJ Party Crasher | Master of the Moat | PJ Robot Vs Romeo |
| Heroes of the Sky | Who Let the Moths In? | Commander Meow | Motsuki's Missing Sister | Not so Ninja | PJ Party Mountain | Wolfies of the Pagoda | Master Fang's Secret | Aerodylan | Asteroid Accident | All About Asteroids | Romeo's Space Machine | Newton and the Ninjas | Missing Space Rock | Flying Factory Out of Control | Munki-gu | Munki-gu in the City | Mission Munki-gu | Legend of the Wolfy Bone | Gekko Vs Armavillain | Super Super Cat Speed | Munki-gu's Dragon | Gekko Loves Lionel | Octobella | Octo-Trouble | Star Buddies | To the Moon and Back | Magnet in the Moat | Motsuki Bugs Out | Octobella's Garden | Sploshy Splash | Teeny Weeny Returns | Robo-Wolf | The Labours of Armadylan | Lost in Space | The Power of Monkey Chatter | The Secret of Monkey Goodness | Pharaoh Boy | By My Pharaoh Feathers | Pharaoh's Chariot | PJ Robot Malfunction | The Mysterious Masks | Battle Of The Fangs | Catboy's Cat | Mad With Moon Power | Pharaoh and The Ninjalinos | Pharaoh's Boomerangs | Bubbles Of Badness |
| Ninja Power Up | Luna Goes Too Far | Owly Tricks | Newton The Destructor | Luna Kazoomer | Baddie Bots | Newton and the Animals | Octobella Strikes Again | Octobella on the Loose | Teeny Weeny to the Rescue | Invisible Munki-Gu | Orticia Blooms | Orticia and the Pumpkins | Pirate Robot | Owlette, the Pirate Queen | Catboy's Magic Trick | Gekko The Croc |
To be announced.
| Super Cat Speed | Super Gekko Muscles | Owl Eyes | Reinvention | Moth's Day | Super Moves Dance Party | Super Gekko Camouflage | Teamwork | All Skills | Determination | Gekko Improvises | Super Singing Heroes | Team Night Ninja | Super Cat Ears | Owlette Improvises | A Job For All | Bravery | Catboy Improvises | Taking Turns | Training with the PJ Masks | Moon Rocked | Play Date on the Moon | Space Race | Cat-Car Chaos | Gekko-Mobile Mischief | Robots Wash Up | Owl-Glider Gliding | Armadylan Style | Wolfy Garden | Bye Bye Bad Luna | Catboy Power Up | Owlette Power Up | Gekko Power Up | Masters of the Mountain | Moon Cuddly | The PJ Rovers | PJ Racing | An Yu's Bird Rescue | PJ Masks Surprise | Ninjability | HQ Tour | Minding Motsuki | It's A PJ Masks Christmas | Learning the Planets |