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Barney & Friends

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Barney & Friends is an American children's television series aimed at children from ages 2 to 5. Produced by HIT Entertainment, the television series, which ran on PBS Kids from April 6, 1992 to September 18, 2009, is about the title character Barney, a purple anthropomorphic tyrannosaurus rex who conveys educational messages through songs and small dance routines with a friendly, optimistic attitude.

References to Barney & Friends in The Simpsons[edit]


Picture Season Episode number Episode name Reference
Barney-Rosebud.jpg 5 85 "Rosebud" Homer watches Barney & Friends until the show is interrupted by Mr. Burns.
Barney the Dinosaur.png 9 191 "The Joy of Sect" Barney is used by the Movementarians to brainwash babies into following the Leader.
23 492 "The Book Job" A Barney doll is seen being carried by Milhouse Van Houten.
27 579 "Treehouse of Horror XXVI" In Homerzilla, Maggie turns the titular character into a large Barney.


Picture Comic issue Story name Reference
Howard Hawkley and Itchy.jpg Itchy & Scratchy Comics #2 The Itchy & Scratchy Movie II Howard Hawkley does not care if Itchy is the biggest box-office star since Barney, referencing the Barney videos.
Quantum Cola Barney.png Bart Simpson #4 Professor Frink's Partly Probable Parables: Quantum Cola On Professor Frink's blackboard diagram of dinosaurs, Barney is shown crossed out.


Picture Book Reference
Bart Simpson Guide to Life Barney.png Bart Simpson's Guide to Life On the page about mysteries the universe can't explain, one question asked is "Why did God create Barney the Dinosaur?"

Video games[edit]

Picture Game Reference
Bernie Live from the Acropolis.png Virtual Springfield In the Flanders' house is a music record titled "Bernie Live from the Acropolis". Bernie strongly resembles Barney the Dinosaur.

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