The WORST Episodes of Barney and Friends

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 17, 2021

Network: PBS Kids Sprout

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.

The Treasure of Rainbow Bend

#1 - The Treasure of Rainbow Bend

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 14, 1992

After the kids and Barney enjoy reading a scary pirate book, the book's character, Rainbow Beard, appears and gives them a treasure map of their own to solve. In order to find the treasure, the group must learn a variety of songs and games about colors and shapes. When they finally find the treasure the kids get a big surprise and learn a valuable lesson about sharing with others.

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Going Places!

#2 - Going Places!

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 15, 1992

After Luci and Tina leave for a plane trip to their grandmother's house, the other kids wish they could travel too. Barney drops by and takes them for a trip on ""Barney Airlines, Destination: Imagination City!"" Once in ""Imagination City,"" the group envisions a variety of sights to see and all the many fun ways of getting there: a car, a camel, a hot air balloon, and even just by walking.

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Let's Help Mother Goose!

#3 - Let's Help Mother Goose!

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Apr 24, 1992

Mother Goose needs help! A bookworm has eaten the pages from her book of nursery rhymes, and Barney & Friends must help her remember the missing rhymes! Songs, dances, puzzles and puppets showcase more than 20 favorite rhymes...and Barney's friends learn how much fun a book can be!

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Be a Friend

#4 - Be a Friend

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Apr 27, 1992

Barney finds Tosha, a new girl at school, lonely and without friends. He introduces her to Michael, Derek, and Kathy. Together, they learn why doing things with friends is much more fun than being alone. At the same time, Derek and Michael must learn the true meaning of friendship and sharing when they cannot agree on who should get possession of a picture they made together.

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I Just Love Bugs!

#5 - I Just Love Bugs!

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Apr 28, 1992

Barney & Friends are really ""going buggy"" as they discover the world of bugs and insects around us. Tina gains confidence being a girl who likes bugs. Michael shares a story about ants and teaches his friends about good work habits. Stories and songs introduce other bugs and insects...and a surprising visitor ""drops in"" on Little Miss Muffet, to teach a lesson about accepting others who are different.

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When I Grow Up...

#6 - When I Grow Up...

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 29, 1992

Getting big is a big responsibility--and Shawn and the other kids are worried about doing a grown-up job. Barney guides his friends through the many careers there are to choose from, and shows how many jobs are linked to activities children are already familiar with. The children discover all jobs are important and begin to learn the concept of

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1-2-3-4-5 Senses!

#7 - 1-2-3-4-5 Senses!

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 30, 1992

Luci introduces her new friend, Patty (who is visually impaired), to Barney, Michael, Tina and Kathy. Patty comments that a beautiful day can be experienced through more of one's senses than just sight. Michael's class is studying the five senses, which leads to fun songs and activities related to each of them. Perhaps most important, Patty shows the group that a child with blindness can do many things for him/herself and play right along with the others. Patty teaches the kids a rhyme and its corresponding hand movements...and she reads a story to Kathy, using braille.

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Hi, Neighbor!

#8 - Hi, Neighbor!

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired May 4, 1992

Barney & Friends are in the mood for an adventure--and they have one, when they all help Baby Bop learn more about neighborhoods! Imagination makes the journey magical with role-playing, an ""invisible dog"" chase, a scary visit to Dinosaur Days, and trips to make-believe versions of neighborhood points of interest! Even an ordinary neighborhood is filled with fun, songs, and surprises when it's explored ""Barney-style.""

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A Camping We Will Go!

#9 - A Camping We Will Go!

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired May 5, 1992

Barney's friends wish to camp in the woods and Barney makes there wish come true. While there they meet woodland creatures like a raccoon and a kookaburra. Lucy also tells them a scary story wish isn't really scary but truly funny. They make smores. They finally go home.

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A Splash Party, Please

#10 - A Splash Party, Please

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired May 6, 1992

The kids have planned a picnic and Barney's invited. After enjoying some healthy fare, the kids have fun with bubbles. Baby Bop arrives and a ""Splash Party"" ensues, incorporating all sorts of water activities. The kids show they know their manners by being polite and curtious to one another.

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Carnival of Numbers

#11 - Carnival of Numbers

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired May 7, 1992

Someone (i don't remember who) needs to learn how to count. Barney makes a carnival of numbers on the playground. They play limbo, throw a football through the tire swing, bowl, and have a pretend ride. The ticket person is Lucy. They each get 5 tickets.(i think) At the end the person knows how to count.

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A World of Music

#12 - A World of Music

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired May 8, 1992

The kids wish they could travel to other countries to see them firsthand. Barney & Friends use their imagination to travel to Scotland, Israel, Africa, China and Mexico, where hosts expose them to different songs, costumes, and customs. The kids hear music played on interesting instruments and learn new dance steps. They also learn that several of their favorite songs have roots in other lands.

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Doctor Barney is Here!

#13 - Doctor Barney is Here!

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired May 11, 1992

An upcoming trip to the Doctor has Kathy feeling blue. Abig dose of purple is just what she needs. Barney and friends to the rescue. They get her laughing with some zany songs then lead her through make believe visit too the Doctor. The check up includes receiving a shot.This shows kids that it is not so bad when you know about them before hand. The kds sing and dance their way through Barneys famous "" feel good rules"" to keep those young bodies strong . Who says health has to be boring? Not Barney!

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Oh, What a Day!

#14 - Oh, What a Day!

Season 1 - Episode 27 - Aired May 12, 1992

Tina is having a dismal day. The greatest misfortune came when her kitten ran out the door. Barney helps turn things around by making rhythm instruments, dancing, amd drawing faces. But is Tina up against a wall of frustration?

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Home Sweet Homes

#15 - Home Sweet Homes

Season 1 - Episode 28 - Aired May 13, 1992

Barney lectures on animals' homes based on children's pictures. The children also draw pictures of different houses for people.

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Hola, Mexico!

#16 - Hola, Mexico!

Season 1 - Episode 29 - Aired May 14, 1992

Luci tells everyone about her grandfather, whose birthday had been a few days back. Barney recommends that everyone hold a fiesta. Everyone gets in on the fiesta music, and they are surprised to see a folk dancer.

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Directors: Bruce Deck
Writers: Mark S. Bernthal
Everyone is Special

#17 - Everyone is Special

Season 1 - Episode 30 - Aired May 15, 1992

Tina doesn't think she is special in anyway. Barney points out a special talent in all of his friends. He says he has a special surprise for everyone that will show them someone special, It is a mirror. Barney wasn't lying when he said it would show them someone special!

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Falling for Autumn!

#18 - Falling for Autumn!

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 27, 1993

Barney and friends have fun celebrating Fall and preparing for a school "Fall Festival."

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Red, Blue, and Circles, Too!

#19 - Red, Blue, and Circles, Too!

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 30, 1993

Barney and friends explore shapes and colors.

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Honk! Honk! A Goose on the Loose!

#20 - Honk! Honk! A Goose on the Loose!

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 1, 1993

After Mother Goose's goose Clarence goes missing, it's up to Barney and the kids to help her find him.

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Hoo's in the Forest?

#21 - Hoo's in the Forest?

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 4, 1993

Barney takes his friends to a forest and teaches them about different animals.

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I Can Do That!

#22 - I Can Do That!

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 5, 1993

Barney, Baby Bop, and the kids show off things that they can do.

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Grown-Ups for a Day!

#23 - Grown-Ups for a Day!

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 6, 1993

Barney and his friends explore different careers through pretend play.

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Picture This!

#24 - Picture This!

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 7, 1993

Barney and the kids have fun with art. Author Tomie DePaola visits.

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Look at Me, I'm Three!

#25 - Look at Me, I'm Three!

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 8, 1993

Baby Bop celebrates her third birthday and Barney throws a birthday party for her with things that do with the number three.

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