Barney and Friends

Sunday 10:00 AM on PBS Premiered Apr 06, 1992 Between Seasons


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  • Amazing

    This show is simply amazing. I love the cute puppetry and acting. People should watch this instead of shit like My Little Pony or The Loud House.
  • I secretely watch it!

    I'm a grown man and I actually like this show, I know a Lot of you don't but it's not only good for little kids but adults with autism like him too! And my favorite character is the Gentleman Mr. Boyd he's Always ready to help out the students and he's the Only adult who Believes in Barney and overall the show was terrific until season 7 when it became like Telletubbies!
  • Barney's dead! Yay!

    Joy to the world, that Barney's dead!!!

    We barbecued his head!!!

    What happened to his body?

    We flushed it down the potty

    And round and round it goes

    And round and round it goes

    And round and round and round it goes!!!!

    And don't come back Barney!
  • My Barney song

    Hey Barney

    I hate you but you love me

    So do us a favor and jump off a bridge

    With extra blood and guts on side

    Do us a favor and burn in HELL!
  • I will commit suicide of this show

    This is plain stupid for kids even it is so hard to watch.

    Baney looks like a dumb Hobo.

    sorry this show is dead guy's
  • Barney and Friends sucks so hard

    I hate Barney so much. He's very creepy and he thinks the world is a happy place where no one is a jerk. He needs to learn that we live in a world filled with fuckers and bitches. I would rather swim in toilet water than watch this idiotic show.
  • Don't come back!

    You scary piece of junk. You need to die. I DON'T LIKE YOU, WHAT I'LL SAY IS:

    Barney, you are never worth it! I'm glad it's over, LEAVE ME ALONE!

    Barney is an enemy- and he is so bad to me and you!
  • Okay, but this show is for the tiny kids

    For little kids, but still important for children who like it. I used to watch him. HE WAS ADORABLE!!!
  • A Show That's Not For a Majority of the Population On Earth

    Okay. Barney. Is there any other show with a character that people just can't stand? Let's just get one thing straight, this is a BABY show. Not a kid's show, a baby show. I'm suggesting that you shouldn't let your kid watch this is he/she is at least 4, and that is the main problem with this show. It could've been more of a success for children exiting their toddler years (maybe 6 and younger) if it wasn't so damn corny, but any kid who is at that age most likely will look down on Barney and Friends, just because of how cheesy it was, and that's not really good TV material. I'll give it a 4 at best.
  • I would not want to watch the show now but it was ok when I was a small kid

    I have autism I am only saying it was ok only when I was a kid bc that tv saved me from being non verbal for life. That show taught me how to talk bc I was speech delayed.
  • Barney the Best

    I have a 2 year old and she watches nothing else but Barney. I am glad she hates spongebob as there is nothing educational about it. Barney is the best.
  • A show that I still love

    I grow up watching Barney I still like to watch the old cast of barney and friends the ones with tina lucy shawn dareck michael kathy because that was one Barney was great!
  • Kids' show, without the kid moments.

    Beware of the cursing, violence and innuendo, parents !!! This show is just as bad as Family Guy, South Park, and TMZ.

    Before we had Dora we had Barney. It's about a creepy purple dinosuar that comes to life by "imagination" and everything else is circled around it as well. Life doesn't work like that, you have to ACTUALLY do it and not just imagine it, this show fails to tell you that. Wait a minute, wa----------it I minute, maybe barney is a evil dinosuar hit by some kyrptonite that fell out from space 1,000,000,000 million years ago right before the intincxtion of dinosuars, he then turned purple given powers to go to the future and when to a daycare he then brainwashed the children their with his powers keeeping them from the truth. Another thing did you check out when this show was created, yeah it wasn't funny XD To top it, after the nightmare is FINALLY over it ends with one of the most ANNOYING songs in history!

    It's a baby show however, I could care less about them honestly.
  • Joy to the world, for Barney is dead!

    I remember watching this show as a little kid, but I also remember not liking it too much. I honestly don't care that Barney got cancelled. SpongeBob is 1,000,000 times better, even the post-movie seasons. Just like Dora The Explorer, I don't really see why Barney got to be a long runner. Well, I am not a little kid anymore, so I will never understand. I do, however, find one positive thing in this show: the theme song. It is so catchy. Overall this show gets a 1.5/10. Murvine_Taylor, out!
  • Annoying and a bad example for kids

    On one episode he says its OK to steal!!! And he went to jail twice due to these reasons at a kid. his producer.

    If you like Barney then you need to look up the show buddy. I would rather watch that whiny brat Caillou.
  • A word to parents out there: Do NOT let your children watch Barney!

    I only got one word to describe this: TERRIFYING!

    So basically here, Barney teaches you to chat, become friends with, and even hug strangers! Don't the creators and writers know that will likely make children get kidnapped because of that?

    Also at the end of every episode, Barney sings a somewhat irritating song named "I love you". Ugh, that just makes me sick. Who would love a satanic, scary purple dinosaur that brainwashes several kids?

    Another thing to add is that the characters (which are probably school children) do nothing but play with Barney. I'm not sure if they skipped school, which hints a bad influence on kids.

    So far the characters are ALWAYS spotted eating junk food. So that is telling us the only thing you should eat in this planet is fat, sugary food. That's just wrong! Why does Sprout STILL show reruns of this?

    Barney says it's okay and good to steal and cheat. No, I'm being serious here. If you want me to repeat that again, here it is: According to Barney, he says it's okay to steal and cheat.

    So let me get this straight. Alright, imagine you are at your local game store and you see a game that's $59.99. However, all you have is 49 cents, but you say this in your mind, "Oh wait! Barney said stealing is fine!" so you snatch it from the shelve and run off. Hours later, you get arrested by the cops and later in court, all you can say is, "Barney made me do it".
  • i agree with the other people who think barney is creepy!

    i wasnt really alowed to watch it growin up.

    newsflash: not everyone likes u! u dont give random people hugs,or u will get kidnapped!

    he is very creepy, and stupid. it taught a litlte bit of love, but still stupid
  • First 3 seasons were okay

    I remember when I first starting watching barney, which was during the sixth season. I was about four years old at the time so I actually enjoyed that crap.

    Barney isn't an all around bad show, unless you've watched any episode after the third season. They never taught much educational things, but it was still entertaining to watch.

    I've been watching Barney with my niece for months now and she really enjoys it. I kind of tuned out the show completely after they replaced the original kids from the first three seasons. It was just unbearable to watch after that in my opinion with all those new kids.

    So all in all, don't watch this show. If you do decide to watch it anyways, stick to the first three seasons, the third being the best one. There's very little educational value in the show, and mainly is about kids with bogus smiles who sing about candy and friends and nature and all that shit.
  • I can't believe this show is still aired!

    Barney is a "CUTE PURPLE DINOSAUR" In ancient rome, there was no "u"s but "v"s instead, Which makes it to CVTE PVRPLE DINOSAVR If you extract the roman numbers and add them up. You will get satan's number "666". This show teaches little kids to love everybody even strangers and ALL they eat in this show is JUNK food! Oh my god, Why!? Barney's looks are creepy and disturbing to look at. There was even an famous episode called "Stranger is a friend you haven't met" Thats sending the message to kids thinking strangers don't exist and kids get kidnapped nowadays because of this hideous demon! I haven't watched this show but I listened to the I love you song, It's horrible! Don't even WATCH this show with your KIDS. EVER.

    He even said that cheating is creative thinking, You seriously want kids to cheat by using creative thinking?

    Picture that you are in school having to do a test and then you think "Oh wait, I forgot Barney said it's creative thinking!" Then, You get in trouble for doing it. What would you say? "Barney made me do that!"

    It's brainwashing kids actually in this show! WATCH shows that aren't like barney and friends.

    Believe me, That is unhealthily and dangerous to watch it! It's the truth, Believe me it with your eyes.

    Some people have claimed that barney is satan In fact, He isn't really satan. He's just evil. Just simple.

    If you getting yourself the chance by watching it, Don't even do it! I give all f+'s due to his evilness and how he taught kids the wrong way!

    If you look up barney's theme song backwards you will hear a demonic message about it.

    Go on youtube, if you want proof! More like burney and Frieds. huh? United status of america government, please. Ban this show quick as you can right now, Thank you. Why did PBS green-light this show!? Do they know that barney is satanic and evil? What are they thinking? I don't know why! Even sesame street is bad too! Though, it get's worse in newer episodes. Not joking. Barney even tells kids that even if you are sad, eat ice cream! Yes, I know candy and other junk food are supposed to make you happy. but TOO much in this show then getting all little kids fat and thinking magic solves everything, what the hell who think that is real!? Barney teaches nothing but loving everybody (even strangers) & telling kids that stealing is okay is WRONG and is a CRIME! Even A one year old doesn't believe that magic solves everything! Barney teaches that being single is wrong. It is NOT wrong and that's okay if you are single, I'm single and that's NOT wrong at all! He has even specifically said that "stealing is okay if the person you steal from doesn't mind" (copied and pasted one of them from imdb reviews) Honesty, The heath food song is a LIE all of the food in this tv show like i said above is bad!

    Okay, I'm done writing this review. Now I will enjoy and move on some new things and pretend that barney didn't exist.
  • As a kid, I would always rather watch Teletubbies.

    I always thought Teletubbies was better than this garbage show. I always thought Barney was just a boring excuse for a kids show. Also, Barney and Friends is just CREEPY!
  • AAAAAH!!! My eyes and ears!

    This is the worst show ever known to mankind. Apparently this show is suppose to be educational. How? What is this show supposed to teach All Barny is teaching kids is to be happy and nothing much else. Barney thinks that everyone on the world is happy and nobody is a jerk, while he is wrong on so many levels. There are cruel, harsh and cold people out there, some people are even mean-spirited for no reason. He also says that everyone you meet is your friend and strangers don't exist, while strangers do exist, the people who were not familiar with are best to be labeled as strangers, and believe me Barney, there are thousands of people out there who you surely wouldn't want to become friends with due to their mean spirit. The songs are so annoying and childish, and they repeat them in every episode especially the "I Love You" song. Barney is annoying and a really bad influence for kids. The show also has a huge lack of logic. For example, how can a dinosaur play with kids at a playground? Aren't dinosaurs extinct? Shouldn't these kids be in school, or are they ditching it? Rally bad influence for kids. Don't show Barney to your children, he will give them nightmares. Luckily, he never scared me as a kid, but I still fear for parent's children out there watching this.
  • I was 8 yrs old when this show came out....

    And i thought it was the most re-tarded show i've ever seen. I'm surprised it hasn't cancelled yet. They're so repetitious with their song, dance, and educating that I felt like i was watching the same things in different episodes. Barney's not even funny and never was and they're teaching kids things they already learned before they even went to preschool. And in some of those episodes when one of the kids was either grieving over a loss or was having a bad day, there was too much of the "just kiss the boo-boo away" attitude, which DOESN'T help children to cope with their problems at all. And telling kids that a stranger is a friend you haven't met and to love everybody is sending the wrong message to kids. I not only learned not to trust strangers, but i also learned to be careful even trusting people i know and what kind of parent in their right mind would want their kids to love someone that bullies them, beats them like a wild animal, rapes them, is a dangerous criminal, or puts them in danger? and the kids kissing an adult dinosaur seems one step away from being pedophile to me
  • Barney is responsible for most of the problems involving kids in America today

    This purple demon is responsible for the most of the problems involving kids we have in America today, here's the problems and how

    CHILD ABDUCTION - Barney is telling us "A stranger is a friend you haven't met". That is basically telling them there are no bad people (I know they're little kids and they don't understand murderers, thieves, But all the other educational shows, books and even our parents have said "Never talk to strangers". So picture this - you're a two-year-old Barney viewer, you're at the playground in the sandbox and a man walks up to you and says "Hey you, you wanna come with me?" and you say "Yes, because you're a friend I haven't met". And your parents look up from a newspaper or magazine they were reading and see you getting into the man's car. And the parents run up to the car but they make it there too late. You've been kidnapped.

    OBESITY - The only food they eat on the show is junk food. This is teaching kids that the only kind of food in the world you can eat is sugary foods. And our parents have always said that junk food is bad for us. So when we're one or two, our minds are completely open. And when we see those kids on Barney eating nothing but junk, we think that's the only kind of food in the world. So, later in life when you've eaten nothing but sugar in your life so far, you become overweight, obese, or maybe even have diabetes.

    KIDS STEALING AND CHEATING - According to Barney, cheating is "creative thinking". So cheating on tests by writing the answers on your arm is "creative"? Our parents have always told us that cheating is wrong. Also according to Barney, stealing is "okay as long as the person you stole from doesn't know it's gone". Don't even get me started on this. STEALING IS OKAY?!!! So say you're a one-year-old Barney viewer with a mind completely open and you hear Barney say that. Years later, you're in a video game store and you find a game that you really want but you don't have enough money for it. Then you think "Wait a minute, didn't someone tell me as a baby stealing is okay?". So you shoplift the video game and you get caught and arrested. What you would you say? "The purple dinosaur made me do it"?.

    ADULT/CHILDREN RELATIONSHIPS - Revert you back to the previous quote "A stranger is a friend you haven't met". Also Barney is also teaching children that they should love everyone and give everyone a big kiss on the cheek. So picture this - you're a two-year-old Barney viewer and you're at the playground in the sandbox and a man walks up to you and you stand up and give him a kiss on the cheek, after that the man gets a strange (you know what I mean) look on his face and asks you if you would like to go with him and well, I think you can see where I'm going from here.

    So what the heck was PBS thinking when then greenlit this for a series? Another issue is that the purple dinosaur is mega creepy with the smile and voice and will give your child nightmares. So if there are any parents of youngsters or expectant parents reading this, I strongly recommend putting on something actually educational such as Sesame Street. And if could give negative numbers as their ratings, this would get a negative -1000.
  • I've hated this since I was Eight

    Barney and Friends is not much of an educational show. All it tells kids is to be happy and nothing else. In fact I'm pretty sure this helped dumb down an entire generation. Is it anyone wonder Barney is seen as a villain in internet fiction? Like I wrote above, I've hated this show when I was a little kid as this show was boring and uninteresting. Barney himself doesn't even have a character, only showing a childlike personality.

    How this lasted 18 years, made 268 episodes, and 7 movies is a mystery to me. .
  • Good for toddlers and preschoolers

    Pretty good life lessons. Great songs, great kids, and really encourages people to be better in life
  • This is NOT a useful kids show

    You see, the 2000 show Franklin was a good kid show. Why is this not being said about Barney? Barney seems to act like one of those way overprotective parents who over censors stuff. I know kids very young should not learn about major problems in life but they should also learn life can be uneasy at times. At least in Franklin, they admitted that there are problems in life but Barney just shakes it off, denies it and sings ear bleeding songs to cover up the problems of life. I dont feel sad to hear that this show got cancelled. PBS should have tried to make this show more real life like in a PG way.
  • i luuuvvv barney

    barney is hella sexy
  • Ewww I used to watch this crap.

    I cant believe I used to watch this mess. it really sucks it's trash . barney is gay IMO. It dose teach some love but still it's bad real bad 1/10 abysmal.
  • I have 1 problem with Barney.

    In reading these reviews and I'm thinking that some were written by 15 year old kids. This show is for babies.

    I loved this show when I was a baby. My 4 month (almost 5 month) old son loves Barney. What baby doesn't?

    Watching this with my son now I realize the one major problem with this show... Barney tells EVERYONE he loves them?! In the song it says, "with a great big hug and a kiss from me to you". Sometimes it shows the kids giving Barney a kiss on the cheek.

    Just picture this: you kid is in preschool and the teacher says "I love you". "Give me a kiss on the cheek". It's teaching children to love everyone. Think of how easily strangers can trick and lure children. I hate this about Barney. Other than that it's nice and entertains the baby for hours while I do chores/make dinner.

    To the person that said "the children in Barney are pre-pubescents", you are wrong. The kids range from about 7-9 if that.
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