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Barney's Talent Show is a Barney Home Video that was released on March 26, 1996.


Barney and the kids put on a talent show, with a big one performing a number of songs with others or solo, and some of the kids getting their moment in the spotlight as well even though Stephen has stage fright by himself. Plenty of great costumes and sets, with songs ranging. Even heavier than usual in its music content, this Barney video will delight kids who like to sing-along.



  1. Barney Theme Song
  2. Sarasponda
  3. Puttin' On A Show
  4. Min's Flapper Song
  5. Puttin' On A Show (Reprise)
  6. The More We Share Together (Tune: The More We Get Together)
  7. Wild Wild West Medley (Get Along Little Doggies/Home on the Range/Buffalo Gals)
  8. Alouette
  9. Blue Danube Waltz
  10. Down By the Bay
  11. A Frog Went A-Wooing Go
  12. Mexican Hat Dance (La Raspa)
  13. Ta-Ra-Ra Boom-Dee-Ay
  14. Happy Dancin'
  15. We've Got Shoes
  16. Puttin' On A Show (Finale)
  17. [[I Love You{Barney Home Videos (New)|title = Imagination Island|image = Imaginationislandvideo.jpg|releasedate = October 4, 1994|rereleased = Yes|availableondvd = Yes|writer = Stephen White|director = Jim Rowley|Production Company = The Lyons Group (Original Release)
    HIT Entertainment (2004 Release)
    Barney Home Video|Distributor = Lionsgate Home Entertainment (2010 Release)|Running Time = 47 Minutes|previous = Barney Live! In New York City|next = Barney's Families are Special|Distributor(s) = The Lyons Group (Original Release)
    Lyrick Studios (1999)
    HIT Entertainment (2004/2010)
    Lionsgate Home Entertainment (2010 Release)}}

Imagination Island (also known as "Bedtime with Barney: Imagination Island") is a Barney Special. It originally aired on NBC on April 24, 1994. It was later released on home video on October 4, 1994.


Min and Tosha are having a sleepover and Tosha's Mom reads them a story about a mystical place called "Imagination Island", but orders them to fall asleep after five minutes. When Barney comes to life, he shows the two girls that they can go on a sailing adventure, if they use their imaginations. With that, Barney mystically takes them on deck aboard a huge ship destined for Imagination Island. Along the way, they meet up with Shawn, Derek, Baby Bop, and BJ. There's just one problem. As everyone's getting close to the island, a big storm comes and a huge tidal wave knocks the ship up into some palm trees on the island. While Baby Bop and BJ stay on the ship, Barney and the children go explore the island. With no civilization on the island, cities or ships patrolling the seas in the distance, Barney and the children eventually decide that they must find some help to get off the island. After hikes, patrols and searching they eventually find a tropical house. There they meet Professor Tinkerputt, a toy inventor who doesn't like to share his creations and thus moved to Imagination Island to be alone with his toys. Demonstrating his new balloon maker, Barney helps him realize that sharing is a good thing. As a demonstration to sharing Tosha decides to give Tinkerputt her necklace in order to fix a flaw in his machine; thus making it a success. Then Tinkerputt starts sharing many of his creations and agrees to help the explorers find their way off the island. After a moment of thinking Tinkerputt gets an idea of how to get the ship out of the trees. They can fly back with the balloons! Tinkerputt takes control of the ship and the ship flies up to the sky. Hours later the ship reaches back home and after everyone leaves, the ship supposedly heads to a new toy factory away from the island.

Stories: Imagination Island



Song ListEdit

  1. Just Imagine
  2. Sailing Medley: Sailing, Sailing/Row, Row, Row Your Boat/Sailing, Sailing (Reprise #1)/Blow the Man Down/Sailing, Sailing (Reprise #2)/My Blankey Lies Over the Ocean/Sailing, Sailing (Reprise #3)/A Sailor Went To Sea, Sea, Sea/Sailing, Sailing (Reprise #4/Finale)
  3. That's What an Island Is
  4. Jungle Adventure
  5. Tinkerputt's Song
  6. If You're Happy and You Know It
  7. Just Imagine (Reprise)
  8. It's Good to Be Home

Book Edit

Main Article: Barney's Imagination Island


  • This special was filmed before "Barney Live! In New York City" was performed.
  • This special marked:
    • Another time something happens to the Barney doll before coming to life.
    • The final appearance of Derek as a regular cast member.
    • Another time "Time Lapse" is used. It was Baby Bop
    • The first appearance of Professor Tinkerputt.
  • Due to the 1994 lawsuit, I Love You wasn't performed in this special.
  • The home video releases claim that the special contains the song "Our Friend Barney Had a Boat". That song was never sung in this special, not even during its original air date.
  • Some of the songs featured in the special are included on the Barney's Favorites Vol. 2 album. The songs are "Just Imagine", "Jungle Adventure", "Sailing Medley", "Tinkerputt's Song", and the reprise of "Just Imagine".
  • Although the Barney Theme Song doesn't appear in this special, it is heard as an underscore when Barney fixes Tosha's bed, and greets Tosha and Min.
  • In this special, Carol Farabee does Baby Bop's speaking voice, while Julie Johnson does her singing voice.
  • The names that Professor Tinkerputt says incorrectly while writing the guest-book are Ferdinand (Derek), Elvira (Min), Rupert (Shawn), Katrinka (Tosha) and Rex (Barney).
  • On April 12, 2002, this special was featured in the Blockbuster Exclusive video, "Barney's Island Safari" (along with "Let's Go to the Zoo").
  • On the original NBC airing, an extended shot of Professor Tinkerputt looking out the window door accompanied with the last few notes of Pop Goes the Weasel, was used. This short clip was edited out of all home video releases.

==GalleryTemplate:Barney Home Videos Once Upon a Time is a Barney Home Video that was released on November 5, 1996.


While visiting the show, Stella the Storyteller's suitcase of props explodes, and Barney and the kids help repack it. But while giving assistance, they also use the props to tell classic stories: Rumpelstiltskin, Rapunzel, and more. This enjoyable installment in the Barney library may very likely be the place some child viewers will hear these stories for the first time.



  • Rumplestiltskin - (Barney & Carlos, Tosha & Shawn)
  • Rapunzel - (Baby Bop, Shawn, & Stella the Storyteller)
  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears - (Barney & Baby Bop, Stella the Storyteller & Kristen)

Songs Edit

  1. Barney Theme Song
  2. Oh, When We March
  3. Rain Medley
  4. Once Upon a Time
  5. The Spinning Wheel
  6. John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt
  7. Castles So High
  8. Does Your Hair Hang Low
  9. The Bears Went Over the Mountain
  10. Are You Sleeping?
  11. I Love You


  • This was the last video to feature Shawn.
  • This is the second time Stella lastes through the whole episode. The first time was Ship Ahoy.

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Barney & Friends is an American children's television series aimed at children from ages 1 to 8, created by Sheryl Leach and produced by HIT Entertainment. It premiered on PBS Kids on April 6, 1992. 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.[1][2][3][4] Production of new episodes originally ceased on September 18, 2009,Template:Citation needed although reruns of the series were still shown on several PBS stations in following years. From 2005 until 2015, reruns aired on Sprout. A revival of the series is set for a 2017 launch.[5]

Origin and developmentEdit

Barney was created in 1987 by Sheryl Leach of Dallas, Texas.[6] She came up with the idea for the program while considering TV shows that she felt would be educational and appeal to her son. Leach then brought together a team who created a series of home videos, Barney and the Backyard Gang, which also starred actress Sandy Duncan in the first three videos.[7] Later, Barney was joined by the characters Baby Bop, B.J., and Riff.

One day in 1991, the daughter of Connecticut Public Television executive Larry Rifkin rented one of the videos and was mesmerized by it.  Rifkin thought the concept could potentially be developed for PBS. Rifkin thought Barney had appeal because he wasn't nearly as neurotic as Big Bird.  He pitched it to CPTV president Jerry Franklin, whose preschool son also fell in love with it.  Franklin and Rifkin pitched the idea to all of their colleagues with preschoolers, and they all agreed that kids would love a potential Barney show.  Franklin and Rifkin convinced Leach to let CPTV revamp the concept for television.[8]  The show debuted as Barney & Friends in 1992.[9] The series was produced by CPTV and Lyrick Studios (bought by HIT Entertainment).[10]

Although the show was a runaway hit, PBS initially opted not to provide funding beyond the initial 30-episode run.  When CPTV executives learned this, they wrote letters to their fellow PBS member stations urging them to get PBS to reconsider. The Lyons Group, meanwhile, sent out notices through the Barney Fan Club, telling parents to write letters and make phone calls to their local PBS stations to show their support for Barney & Friends.  By the time of the yearly member stations' meeting, station executives across the country were up in arms over the prospect of one of their most popular shows being cancelled.  Faced with an atmosphere that Rifkin later described as "like an insurrection," PBS ultimately relented.[8]

For several years, the show was taped at the Color Dynamics Studios facility at Greenville Avenue & Bethany Drive in Allen, Texas, after which it moved to The Studios at Las Colinas in Irving, Texas, and then Carrollton, a suburb of Dallas. The TV series and videos are currently distributed by HIT Entertainment and Lionsgate, while the TV series was produced by WNET from 2006 to 2009. Sheryl Leach left the show in 1998 after HIT Entertainment bought Lyrick Studios.

Episode formatEdit

Opening sequenceEdit

The series opens with the theme song (over clips from various episodes) and the title card before it dissolves into the school. The children are seen doing an activity, occasionally relating to the episode's topic. The children imagine something and Barney comes to life from a plush doll, transforming into the "real" Barney, how he appears to the children while they're imagining.

Main sequenceEdit

Here, the main plot of the episode takes place. Barney and the children learn about the main topic of the episode, with Baby Bop, B.J., or Riff appearing during the episode and numerous songs themed relating to the subject featured in the series. The roles of Baby Bop, B.J., and Riff have grown larger in later seasons and later episodes venture outside of the school to other places within the neighborhood and to other countries around the world in Season 13.

Closing sequenceEdit

Barney concludes with "I Love You" before he dissolves back into his original stuffed form and winks to the audience. After the children discuss a bit about what they had learned, the sequence cuts to Barney Says where Barney, who is off-screen, narrates what he and his friends had done that day, along with still snapshots from the episode. Then Barney, himself, signs off before the credits roll. In Seasons 3-8, and 12, he later appeared on-screen by saying, "And remember, I love you," and waves goodbye.


Although several people, including Yale University researchers Dorothy and Jerome Singer, have concluded that episodes contain a great deal of age-appropriate educational material, calling the program a "model of what preschool television should be",[11] the program has been criticized for a lack of educational value, as well as being repetitive in nature.[12]

The show and its content is often cited as a contributing factor to the perceived sense of "entitlement" seen in the Millennial generation who grew up watching the show as children.[13][14] One specific criticism is:

"His shows do not assist children in learning to deal with negative feelings and emotions. As one commentator puts it, the real danger from Barney is 'denial: the refusal to recognize the existence of unpleasant realities. For along with his steady diet of giggles and unconditional love, Barney offers our children a one-dimensional world where everyone must be happy and everything must be resolved right away.'"[15]

Barney & Friends ranked #50 on TV GuideTemplate:'s 2002 list of the 50 worst TV shows of all time.[16] The show has also been parodied in many forms. (see Anti-Barney humor)

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The main character is a purple and green Tyrannosaurus rex in stuffed animal likeness, who comes to life through a child's imagination. His theme song is "Barney Is a Dinosaur," which is sung to the tune of "Yankee Doodle". Barney often quotes things as being "Super dee-duper". Episodes frequently end with the song "I Love You", sung to the tune of "This Old Man", which happens to be one of Barney's favorite songs.Template:Citation needed Despite being a carnivorous type dinosaur, Barney likes many different foods such as fruits and vegetables, but his main favorite is a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a glass of milk. He also loves marching bands and paradesTemplate:Citation needed. He also has a slight northeastern accent.
A three-year-old green TriceratopsTemplate:Citation needed. Baby Bop has been on the show since July 29, 1991. She made her debut in the video "Barney in Concert". She wears a pink bow and pink ballet slippers, and carries a yellow security blanket. She sings the song "My Yellow Blankey" to show how much her security blanket means to her. She likes to eat macaroni and cheese and pizzaTemplate:Citation needed. She is B.J.'s little sister.
A seven-year-old yellow ProtoceratopsTemplate:Citation needed, B.J. has been on the show since September 27, 1993. He is Baby Bop's older brother. He sings the song "B.J.'s Song" about himself. He wears a red baseball cap and red sneakers. He lost his hat in the episode "Hats Off to B.J.!", and sometimes says things to hide his fears (for example, in the episode "Barney's Halloween Party", he was shocked by the paper spiders and after learning they were fake, he said "I knew that, sort of"). Pickles are his favorite food and he has tried them in various ways, such as on pizza.
An orange six-year-oldTemplate:Citation needed Hadrosaur, who is Baby Bop and B.J.'s cousin. Riff has been on the show since September 6, 2006. He wears green sneakers. His theme music is "I Hear Music Everywhere." Riff loves music and it is in almost everything he does. In the episode "Barney: Let's Go to the Firehouse", it was revealed that Riff also likes to invent things; he created a four-sound smoke detector (the first three were different alarm sounds and the final one his own voice). He is shown to have an interest in marching bands and parades.Template:Citation needed


The adults on the show often appear as teachers, storytellers, or other characters.

Multiple appearancesEdit

Role Real Name Description and Appearances
Mother Goose Sandy Walper, Michelle McCarel,
Julie Johnson
The rhyme master herself appears in the episodes "Let's Help Mother Goose", "Honk! Honk! A Goose on the Loose", "A Little Mother Goose", "Barney's Big Surprise", and "Mother Goose/Fairy Tales".
Stella the Storyteller Phyllis Cicero Stella travels all around the world, collecting new stories to tell Barney and friends, among other people. She appeared in several episodes from Season 3 to Season 6. Stella reappeared in the video The Best of Barney, where she gave Barney a photo album of his friends over the years she made herself.
Professor Tinkerputt Barry Pearl He appeared in Barney's Imagination Island and in the Barney's Big Surprise stage show tour. Professor Tinkerputt did not want to share his invented toys, until Barney and the kids showed him that good things happen when you share. For this reason, Tinkerputt left Imagination Island with Barney and the others and started a new toy factory.
Tomie dePaola Tomie dePaola The famous children's author is also a good friend of Barney and usually meets his friends in the episodes he appeared in, which are "Picture This", "It's Raining, It's Pouring", and "Oh Brother, She's my Sister".
Mom Sandy Duncan Michael and Amy's mom in the first three Barney and the Backyard Gang videos.
Mr. Boyd Robert Sweatman His full name is Grady Boyd and he has a niece named Colleen. He first worked as a janitor in Seasons 3 to 6 and as a park keeper in Seasons 7 and 8. He later reappeared in The Best of Barney.
Colleen Claire Burdett Colleen is Mr. Boyd's niece, who comes to town for a visit and is introduced to Barney and the Children. She is a congenital amputee born without her right hand, as is her actress. She appeared in two episodes, "A New Friend!" and "A Perfectly Purple Day".
David Robert Hurtekant David is a boy in a wheelchair who appeared at the beginning of two episodes: "Falling for Autumn!" and "Shawn and the Beanstalk".


A lot of puppets appeared in many seasons. The most notable puppets were:

  • Scooter McNutty, a brown squirrel
  • Miss Etta Kette, a purple bird
  • Booker T. Bookworm, an orange worm who has interests in books


Throughout the series' run, over 100 children have appeared in the series, with most of them from the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplexTemplate:Citation needed. Only a small portion of these actors have made notable appearances in media since their roles, including:

Movies and specialsEdit

Main article: List of Barney & Friends episodes and videos


Other than the United States, the series has aired in Canada, Mexico and Latin America, France, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Spain, the United Kingdom, Japan (On English-based DVDs under the name "Template:Nihongo" and on television as simply "Template:Nihongo" ), the Philippines, Turkey, Australia, and New Zealand, among others. Two known co-productions of Barney & Friends have been produced outside of the US. The Israeli co-production (Template:Lang-he Hachaverim shel Barney (The Friends of Barney) produced from 1997 to 1999 in Tel Aviv, Israel, was the first of these. Rather than dubbing the original American episodes from Seasons 1–3, the episodes are adapted with a unique set and exclusive child actors.[17] The other co-production was one shot in South Korea from 2001–2003, airing on KBS (under the name "바니와 친구들" (Baniwa Chingudeul (Barney and Friends))). This one, however, adapted the first six seasons (including the first three that the Israel co-production did). It was done in a similar manner as the Israel production.


A majority of the albums of Barney & Friends feature Bob West's voice as the voice of Barney; however, the recent album The Land of Make-Believe has Dean Wendt's voice. Barney's song "I Love You"  was one of those used by interrogators at Guantanamo Bay detention camp to coerce the detainees.[18]

The use of the theme song, as a means of inflicting psychological stress, on Iraqi prisoners-of-war, was examined by Jon Ronson in his 2004 book The Men Who Stare At Goats.

See alsoEdit


External linksEdit

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  • This video marked:
    • The first time Stephen is a main character, as well as his first home video.
    • Another time something happens to the Barney doll before coming to life. It was the Barney doll hiding in a cardboard box.
    • In the original 1996 VHS release of this video, the Barney Home Video Classic Collection Logo has low pitched music.
    • The only time Ashley and Alissa appeared with Min and Jason.
  • Although this video was released in 1996, you can actually see "Copyright 1995 Lyons Partnership, L.P." at the end of the credits. This may mean that this video was produced in 1995.