The BEST episodes of Barney and Friends

Every episode of Barney and Friends ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Barney and Friends!

Barney & Friends is an American children's television series aimed at children from ages 1 to 8. The series, features the title character Barney, a purple anthropomorphic Tyrannosaurus rex who conveys educational messages through songs and small dance routines with a friendly, optimistic attitude.

Last Updated: 12/4/2022Network:PBS Kids Sprout
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Hop to It!
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7.00
5 votes

#1 - Hop to It!

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/9/1992

When Tina and Luci are playing basketball, Tina is disappointed when she can't play as well as her older sister or the other big kids. Barney stops by to show Tina all the great things she can do with exercise. Barney and the kids play games and sing songs about exercise and find out how fun it is to learn about their bodies. With new found energy and confidence, Tina ends up playing basketball as well as the others.

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It's Hot! It's Cold!
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6.00
2 votes

#2 - It's Hot! It's Cold!

Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/26/2003

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Gift of the Dinos and Winter
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6.00
3 votes

#3 - Gift of the Dinos and Winter

Season 14 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/4/2010

Gift of the Dinos: At Christmastime, BJ dreams of getting a brand new baseball glove, while Riff hopes for brand new drumsticks. Barney reminds them both that Christmas is about more than just getting gifts. Winter: Baby Bop waits for the first snowfall of the year!

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A-Counting We Will Go!
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2 votes

#4 - A-Counting We Will Go!

Season 8 - Episode 11 - Aired 2/17/2004

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A Picture of Friendship
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2 votes

#5 - A Picture of Friendship

Season 8 - Episode 10 - Aired 10/24/2003

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Play Piano with Me!
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6.00
2 votes

#6 - Play Piano with Me!

Season 8 - Episode 9 - Aired 10/17/2003

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Day and Night
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6.00
2 votes

#7 - Day and Night

Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/10/2003

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A Perfectly Purple Day
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6.00
2 votes

#8 - A Perfectly Purple Day

Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/3/2003

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Sharing Is Caring!
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6.00
2 votes

#9 - Sharing Is Caring!

Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/17/2003

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On Again, Off Again
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6.00
2 votes

#10 - On Again, Off Again

Season 8 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/16/2003

Barney, Baby Bop and the children learn about on and off.

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A Fountain of Fun
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6.00
2 votes

#11 - A Fountain of Fun

Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/15/2003

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Caring Means Sharing
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6.00
2 votes

#12 - Caring Means Sharing

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/16/1992

Barney is a very large dinosaur--but there may not be enough of him to go around when Min and Kathy quarrel over whose turn it is to play with their big purple pal. Coming from a big family, Min is tired of sharing--but joins her friends in an exploration of ways to share fun and work. Baby Bop learns a lesson about being greedy; a puppet show of ""The Little Red Hen"" teaches that rewards and responsibilities are linked. And Barney has a magic gift for Min to help change her mind about sharing!

Four Seasons Day
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2 votes

#13 - Four Seasons Day

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/13/1992

Talk about the weather! The kids do much more than that as Barney squeezes all four seasons into one rollicking make-believe holiday. You won't believe how much fun you can have celebrating the wind, rain, and the snow. There's a barrel-full of songs about Spring's showers, Summer's warmth, Fall's leaves, and Winter's chill.

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Tea-riffic Manners
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6.00
2 votes

#14 - Tea-riffic Manners

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/4/2002

Down on Barney's Farm
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6.00
2 votes

#15 - Down on Barney's Farm

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 4/17/1992

The kid's learn and draw pictures of farm animals, but Shawn is unhappy with his drawing when no one knows what it is. Barney pops in to cheer him up and show the children an imaginary farm firsthand. Barney's friend, Farmer Henderson, shows the kids all types of farm animals and Barney teaches Shawn that the beauty of classroom art is in the eye of the beholder!

What's That Shadow?
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2 votes

#16 - What's That Shadow?

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 4/20/1992

A sudden thunderstorm chases the kids into the classroom, where they are frightened by the rain, thunder and lightning. Barney arrives and tells them how to use positive thoughts to change their fears into fun. The kids make silly monster artwork, and then pretend they are funny, friendly monsters. Barney also helps Shawn overcome his fear of dogs when he meets Min's canine friend, Molly.

Happy Birthday, Barney!
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6.00
2 votes

#17 - Happy Birthday, Barney!

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 4/21/1992

It's Barney birthday and everyone is excited about throwing him the best party ever, using classroom materials and their imagination! Barney teaches his friends about birthday customs around the world and that receiving gifts is not the most important part of birthdays.

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Alphabet Soup!
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2 votes

#18 - Alphabet Soup!

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 4/22/1992

When Barney arrives to play with his friends, Derek, plays ""alphabet fun"" by spelling a ""mystery word"" a letter at a time. The group plays games and sings songs related to each letter of the mystery word. Rhyming words, making alphabet soup, walking through the alphabet, and seeing how, many letters they can make with their bodies, gives the children many chances to play with letters and words. Children learn that having fun with letters and words and learning the alphabet are the first steps to reading.

Our Earth, Our Home
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6.00
2 votes

#19 - Our Earth, Our Home

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 4/23/1992

The school's ""Earth Week"" has Barney and his friends all abuzz about things they can do to protect the earth. Through fun-filled songs, the children learn the importance of recycling... how to make new things out of old...how to conserve water, air and land clean. The children form a ""trashcan"" band performing a silly symphony song and do a skit about Johny Appleseed. Sharing and caring for the earth become a ""fun thing"" to do.

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Practice Makes Music
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2 votes

#20 - Practice Makes Music

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 5/1/1992

Michael is scheduled to play a cello solo at the school concert in a few days and he is nervous about playing in front of all those people. Barney invites his friend Greg Murray to teach the kids about music and help Michael learn that ""practice makes perfect."" Barney and his friends learn to identify musical instruments and their sounds and appreciate all the different varieties of music.

May I Help You?
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6.00
2 votes

#21 - May I Help You?

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/29/1993

The kids take Barney and Baby Bop through a pretend day at school.

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Up, Down, and Around!
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6.00
2 votes

#22 - Up, Down, and Around!

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/3/2002

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Riff's Musical Zoo and Boats
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5.33
3 votes

#23 - Riff's Musical Zoo and Boats

Season 14 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/5/2010

Riff's Musical Zoo: After Tracy's Mom can't take the kids to the zoo, Riff uses stuffed animals and musical instruments to mimic animals sounds to create a "musical zoo"! Boats BJ and Riff build a make-believe boat for Baby Bop to ride.

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Playing It Safe
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5.00
2 votes

#24 - Playing It Safe

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/8/1992

Barney and his friends learn some fun lessons about ""playing it safe."" The kids create cardboard-box cars to teach the rules about seatbelt use and crossing the street safely. To teach Baby Bop about strangers, a classroom version of Little Red Riding Hood is performed. Great music and special lyrics help reinforce the safety lessons. When Barney stumbles on a toy, the children learn that safety begins at home!

Days of the Week; Sharing
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5.00
2 votes

#25 - Days of the Week; Sharing

Season 10 - Episode 14 - Aired 10/5/2006

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