History Series / BarneyAndFriends

25th Nov '17 12:13:07 AM SonicHOG
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Live action television series aimed at pre-school and younger children that started airing on Creator/{{PBS}} in [[TheNineties 1992]]. Created by Texan teacher Sheryl Leach in 1987, Barney started out as a regionally successful home video series called ''Barney and the Backyard Gang'' before being picked up by the network for a regular series. The inspiration behind the show's creation was that there weren't many programs that educated very young children at the time [[note]]and by this, she meant ''very'' young, preschool or ''pre''-preschool children; ''Series/SesameStreet'' was aimed at preschool and early school-age children at the time Leach made that criticism, as she found it too complex for younger children[[/note]]. Starring the title character as a friendly authority figure, a surrogate for the young girls in the form of Baby Bop, two other dinosaurs named B.J. and Riff (introduced 2006), and [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters an ever-shifting cast of young kids]], its setting was once a elementary school, but now takes place in a local park. The story (such that it is) focuses largely on the importance of imagination and delivering {{A|nAesop}}esops suitable for very young children.

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Live action television series aimed at pre-school and younger children that started airing on Creator/{{PBS}} in [[TheNineties 1992]]. Created by Texan teacher Sheryl Leach in 1987, Barney started out as a regionally successful home video series called ''Barney and the Backyard Gang'' before being picked up by the network for a regular series. The inspiration behind the show's creation was that there weren't many programs that educated very young children at the time [[note]]and by this, she meant ''very'' young, preschool or ''pre''-preschool children; ''Series/SesameStreet'' [[note]]''Series/SesameStreet'' was aimed at preschool and early school-age children at the time Leach made that criticism, as she found it too complex for younger children[[/note]]. Starring the title character as a friendly authority figure, a surrogate for the young girls in the form of Baby Bop, two other dinosaurs named B.J. and Riff (introduced 2006), and [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters an ever-shifting cast of young kids]], its setting was once a elementary school, but now takes place in a local park. The story (such that it is) focuses largely on the importance of imagination and delivering {{A|nAesop}}esops suitable for very young children.




* AnAesop
** BeYourself
** TeamSpirit



* ChewingTheScenery: Early on, certain cast members would put the AccentUponTheWrongSyllable.



* CompanionCube: Baby Bop's yellow blankie, to the point where her theme song "My Yellow Blankie" is sung about it.

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* CompanionCube: Baby Bop's yellow blankie, blankey, to the point where her theme song "My Yellow Blankie" Blankey" is sung about it.



* SceneryPorn: The sets in many of the stage shows are this, from Barney's Big Surprise's Treehouse and Tinkerputt's Factory sets to "Barney's Colorful World's" jungle set.

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* SceneryPorn: The sets in many of the stage shows are this, from Barney's "Barney's Big Surprise's Surprise's" Treehouse and Tinkerputt's Factory sets to "Barney's Colorful World's" jungle set.



** For a part of the series, before the credits, there was a short segment called "Barney says'' that went like this: A young kid who looked much closer to the show's target age audience than the kids on the actual show would appear and say "Hey everybody, it's time for Barney says!" Barney would then come and say "Hello again, to all my friends, I'm glad you came to play! Our fun and learning never ends, here's what we did today:" Barney would then give a quick recap of the episode and reminder of the main lesson of the episode, ending with "and remember: I love you!"

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** For a part of the series, before the credits, there was a short segment called "Barney says'' Says'' that went like this: A young kid who looked much closer to the show's target age audience than the kids on the actual show would appear and say "Hey everybody, it's time for Barney says!" Barney would then come and say "Hello again, to all my friends, I'm glad you came to play! Our fun and learning never ends, here's what we did today:" Barney would then give a quick recap of the episode and reminder of the main lesson of the episode, ending with "and remember: I love you!"
24th Nov '17 11:46:32 PM SonicHOG
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** One of the character's names is BJ.
22nd Nov '17 2:21:48 PM SuperMarioJustin4
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** One of the character's names is BJ.
6th Nov '17 2:11:50 PM Unicorndance
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* FilthyFun: There's a whole song about doing cool things with "icky" things.
4th Oct '17 8:17:35 AM tyrekecorrea
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** Barney also did this in the 1999 video ''Sing and Dance With Barney''. He said to the viewers, "Thanks for being a special friend." Then he waves to the viewers. (also, we are not counting "Barney Says")

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** Barney also did this in the 1999 video ''Sing and Dance With Barney''. He said to the viewers, "Thanks for being a special friend." Then he waves to the viewers. (also, we are not counting "Barney Says")


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* FanEdit: {{Youtube}} uploaders often omit "Barney Says" or pull a TitleSequenceReplacement by combining an applicable title sequence with audio from a later season's opening.
4th Oct '17 5:24:18 AM Yarnshi
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** Barney also did this in the 1999 video ''Sing and Dance With Barney''. He said to the viewers, "Thanks for being a special friend." Then he waves to the viewers.

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** Barney also did this in the 1999 video ''Sing and Dance With Barney''. He said to the viewers, "Thanks for being a special friend." Then he waves to the viewers. (also, we are not counting "Barney Says")
9th Sep '17 3:54:15 AM SpaceDrake
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Live action television series aimed at pre-school and younger children that started airing on Creator/{{PBS}} in [[TheNineties 1992]]. Created by Texan teacher Sheryl Leach in 1987, Barney started out as a regionally successful home video series called ''Barney and the Backyard Gang'' before being picked up by the network for a regular series. The inspiration behind the show's creation was that there weren't many programs that educated very young children at the time [[note]]and by this, she meant ''very'' young, preschool or ''pre''-preschool children; ''Series/SesameStreet'' was aimed at preschool and early school-age children at the time Sheryl Leach made that criticism, as she found it too complex for younger children. [[/note]]. Starring the title character as a friendly authority figure, a surrogate for the young girls in the form of Baby Bop, two other dinosaurs named B.J. and Riff (introduced 2006), and [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters an ever-shifting cast of young kids]], its setting was once a elementary school, but now takes place in a local park. The story (such that it is) focuses largely on the importance of imagination and delivering {{A|nAesop}}esops suitable for very young children.

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Live action television series aimed at pre-school and younger children that started airing on Creator/{{PBS}} in [[TheNineties 1992]]. Created by Texan teacher Sheryl Leach in 1987, Barney started out as a regionally successful home video series called ''Barney and the Backyard Gang'' before being picked up by the network for a regular series. The inspiration behind the show's creation was that there weren't many programs that educated very young children at the time [[note]]and by this, she meant ''very'' young, preschool or ''pre''-preschool children; ''Series/SesameStreet'' was aimed at preschool and early school-age children at the time Sheryl Leach made that criticism, as she found it too complex for younger children. [[/note]].children[[/note]]. Starring the title character as a friendly authority figure, a surrogate for the young girls in the form of Baby Bop, two other dinosaurs named B.J. and Riff (introduced 2006), and [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters an ever-shifting cast of young kids]], its setting was once a elementary school, but now takes place in a local park. The story (such that it is) focuses largely on the importance of imagination and delivering {{A|nAesop}}esops suitable for very young children.
4th Aug '17 3:25:49 PM SonicHOG
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The show is infamous for not exactly being very well-liked among older kids, adults and teenagers (as, being aimed at such young children, it never managed to be terribly engaging or poignant to anyone outside its target demographic in the same way that ''Sesame Street'''s most legendary moments did), to the point that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-Barney_humor anti-Barney humor]] became a borderline fad in TheNineties. As for parents, well, 30 minutes of free babysitting buys you a LOT of tolerance. And [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment we will say]] [[FlameBait no more]] about it.

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The show is infamous for not exactly being very well-liked among older kids, adults and teenagers (as, being aimed at such young children, it never managed to be terribly engaging or poignant to anyone outside its target demographic in the same way that ''Sesame Street'''s most legendary moments did), teenagers, to the point that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-Barney_humor anti-Barney humor]] became a borderline fad in TheNineties. As for parents, well, 30 minutes of free babysitting buys you a LOT of tolerance. And [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment we will say]] [[FlameBait no more]] about it.
1st Aug '17 10:57:56 AM tyrekecorrea
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* CastHerd: In ''Sing and Dance with Barney'', everyone arrives in groups, which rotate for the rest of the show.

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* CastHerd: In ''Sing and Dance with Barney'', everyone arrives in groups, groups which rotate for the rest of the show.
1st Aug '17 10:53:41 AM tyrekecorrea
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Live action television series aimed at pre-school and younger children that started airing on Creator/{{PBS}} in [[TheNineties 1992]]. Created by Texan teacher Sheryl Leach in 1987, Barney started out as a regionally successful home video series called ''Barney and the Backyard Gang'' before being picked up by the network for a regular series. The inspiration behind the show's creation was that there weren't many programs that educated very young children at the time [[note]]and by this, she meant ''very'' young, preschool or ''pre''-preschool children; ''Series/SesameStreet'' was aimed at preschool and early school-age children at the time Sheryl Leach made that criticism, and she found it too complex for younger children. [[/note]]. Starring the title character as a friendly authority figure, a surrogate for the young girls in the form of Baby Bop, two other dinosaurs named B.J. and Riff (introduced 2006), and [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters an ever-shifting cast of young kids]], its setting was once a elementary school, but now takes place in a local park. The story (such that it is) focuses largely on the importance of imagination and delivering {{A|nAesop}}esops suitable for very young children.

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Live action television series aimed at pre-school and younger children that started airing on Creator/{{PBS}} in [[TheNineties 1992]]. Created by Texan teacher Sheryl Leach in 1987, Barney started out as a regionally successful home video series called ''Barney and the Backyard Gang'' before being picked up by the network for a regular series. The inspiration behind the show's creation was that there weren't many programs that educated very young children at the time [[note]]and by this, she meant ''very'' young, preschool or ''pre''-preschool children; ''Series/SesameStreet'' was aimed at preschool and early school-age children at the time Sheryl Leach made that criticism, and as she found it too complex for younger children. [[/note]]. Starring the title character as a friendly authority figure, a surrogate for the young girls in the form of Baby Bop, two other dinosaurs named B.J. and Riff (introduced 2006), and [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters an ever-shifting cast of young kids]], its setting was once a elementary school, but now takes place in a local park. The story (such that it is) focuses largely on the importance of imagination and delivering {{A|nAesop}}esops suitable for very young children.
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