Saturday, September 7, 2013

Barney & Friends American Children's Television Cartoon Series

Barney & Friends is an American children's television series aimed at children from ages 2 to 5. The series, which first aired on April 6, 1992, 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.

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.





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.

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.

If you clap your hands
And stamp your feet,
You've started making music 'cause
You've started a beat,
Maybe play a kazoo,
It's so much fun,
Music is for everyone!

Music is great,
And it's everywhere,
It'll make you smile
As it fills the air,
You can make music,
Yes, it's lots of fun,
Music is for everyone!

Blow into a trumpet
Or a slide trombone,
Maybe play a tuba
Or a sousaphone,
You could play the cymbals
Or a big bass drum
Music is for everyone!

Music is great,
And it's everywhere,
It'll make you smile
As it fills the air,
You can make music,
Yes, it's lots of fun,
Music is for everyone!

Music is great,
And it's everywhere,
It'll make you smile
As it fills the air,
You can make music,
Yes, it's lots of fun,
Music is for everyone!

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