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Barney and Friends is a children's television show featuring Barney, the purple dinosaur. There are a few other characters on the show as well, such as Baby Bop, a green girl dinosaur. There is also BJ, who is a yellow dino. They are all of different personalities, and are there to help teach our children. I have a boy and girl, who both grew up loving the show.

They offer up fun lessons on how to be kind and courteous to others. They teach manners, how to have fun, and still be polite. The show is usually based on Barney and a group of kids. They learn something new every episode. Perhaps, how to get help if someone is in trouble. Who to call? Police, Fire or simply 911? Many very educating opportunities for our kids.

There was all the heartless chatter about Barney being gay. Wow, folks, this is a children's TV show, did we really have to go there? Even if he were gay, does it really matter? If he is giving our kids good educational lessons, on how to be a good person? I think this may have evolved from men offended their little boys were watching a purple dinosaur. Really guys? Grow up!

On the show, they often learn about other places, and cultures and how people live. Maybe what they wear, what their homes might look like, and even what kinds of foods they might eat. This is my favorite part, because I love travel. It is so educational on many different levels.

They sing fun songs and dance. The kids learn about nutrition and food, manners and how to share and get along with others. There are a couple of very popular songs, one of them was the opening song, 'I love you', and then there was the ever popular song of the show, 'wheels on the bus'. Both my children absolutely loved, 'the wheels on the bus' song, because it had motions to go with it. Barney made it fun.

Weekdays 10:00 AM et/pt on PBS
14 Seasons, 147 Episodes - Canceled
April 1, 1992
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3.5/10
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Barney & Friends Full Episode Guide

  • It's Earth Day, a great time for everyone to learn how to help take care of our world, but Ben is wasting paper while BJ isn't too concerned about cutting down a tree to make room for a new playground. After a trip to the rainforest and a meeting with Mother Nature, everyone learns the importance of taking care of our world.

  • Emma wants to paint an award-winning painting for the "Art In The Park Show," but she isn't satisfied with her artwork. Barney takes her to France to learn how to paint from his friend Pierre. While there, they learn about France. And Emma learns how to paint by following her heart!

  • When the kids find a mysterious, colorful egg in the park, Barney takes them on a trip to Kenya to try to find out what kind of animal could have laid the egg. While in Kenya, they meet Ayira who introduces them to many people, cultures and animals of Kenya!

  • When Ben accidentally includes Kioko's prized music box from Switzerland in a cardboard box of yard sale items-the music box is sold! Kioko is sad and Ben wants to make things right, so he and Barney travel to Switzerland in search of a replacement gift. While there, they sample Swiss food, customs and games-but no music box! Luckily when Ben returns the music box is returned!

  • Emma can't play with her friends because she has to complete a school project about her family. Barney brings Emma on a trip to Venice to learn more about her great grandfather. Emma learns that a big task can be made simpler and lots more fun if you break it down into smaller tasks and take them one at a time. By the time she gets home, Emma is eager to tackle her big school project.

  • Ben's always wanted to ride a horse, but when he arrives late to the park for a pony ride it looks as if he's missed his opportunity. Barney takes him to Spain to meet Regalo, a dancing horse! When Ben and Barney return to the park, Ben is just in time to get his pony ride after all!

  • Baby Bop's friend Monty the butterfly passes through the park with a flock of friends on their way to Mexico. When Monty gets left behind, Barney takes everyone on a visit to Mexico to return Monty to his insect friends and family and give Baby Bop the chance to say goodbye to her butterfly friend.

  • There's a Sports Tournament in the park! Baby Bop encourages Jill, a special needs child, to join in the fun. With Barney's help, Baby Bop and the other kids learn how to interact with Jill...and that kids who need a little extra help are still just kids just like you and me.

  • Playing superhero Captain Pickles, BJ tells everyone that he can jump over the moon! BJ learns a lesson on bragging with help from Barney and his friends.

  • Celebrating her birthday in the park with friends, Layla is more interested in hot dogs than her mother's Middle Eastern food. When Barney reads the story of "Aladdin and the Magic Lamp," Layla is transported to a Middle Eastern marketplace where she learns different cultures have many exciting foods and customs to offer.

  • Melanie comes up with the perfect idea to get people to donate to Grace's food drive - put on a movie premiere in the caboose! Barney and friends pitch in to help, but they all have different ideas about what kind of movie to make. Everything they try falls apart. It's curtains for Melanie's movie until she comes up with a blockbuster idea of her own.

  • When Riff is asked to be captain of a baseball team, he doesn't think he can do it. Barney and friends give him the courage to try by recounting the tale of his great-great-grandfather Riffle - the Wild West hero!

  • Daniel fails miserably when he tries to join the others in jump rope. Convinced that he's too little to do anything right, Barney tells him the story of "The Sword in the Sandbox." Through the legend of King Arthur, Daniel learns there are many things he can do... if he tries hard enough.

  • Oh boy, oh boy! Let's go to the moon! When Baby Bop thinks the half-moon is somehow broken, Barney and his friends imagine visiting the moon to ease her concerns.

  • Join a super-dee-duper travel adventure! When Baby Bop wants to go on a trip like Daniel, Barney and his friends imagine traveling in different ways. From making cardboard cars out of boxes to pretending to be airplanes to a great big cardboard bus to a big cardboard cruise ship!

Most Popular Barney & Friends Episodes

  • Season 17 Episode 10 Home Sweet Earth - The Rainforest 1/01/2009
  • Season 17 Episode 8 A Bird of a Different Feather - Hawaii 1/01/2009
  • Season 1 Episode 9 More Barney Songs 12/27/1999

Barney & Friends News

Son of 'Barney' Creator Arrested for Attempted Murder

The son of Sheryl Leach, who co-created happy purple dinosaur Barney, tried to kill his neighbor this week. I guess I missed that episode as a child.

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Barney & Friends Video Clips & Extras

Barney - Itsy Bitsy Spider Song (20 Minutes) Clip (20:14) Barney - London Bridge is Falling Down, Looby Loo and more songs Clip (08:11) Barney - Gift Giving Clip (04:13) Barney - Favorite Christmas and Holiday Songs Clip (11:15) Barney - Best of Barney Songs (40 Minutes) Clip (37:14) Barney - Guess Who? (Full Halloween Episode ) Clip (26:20)