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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 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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