Barney & Friends Episode
A New Friend
Season 7, Episode 10


A New Friend

Air date September 13, 2002
Written by Stephen White
Directed by Fred Holmes
Theme Making New Friends
Characters Barney
Colleen (debut)
Mr. Boyd
Episode Guide
Come Blow Your Horn!
Numbers! Numbers!

A New Friend is the tenth episode from the seventh season of Barney & Friends. It is a semi-remake of "Be a Friend".


It's always fun to make new friends, but it's not always easy to be the "new kid." When Mr. Boyd's niece, Colleen, visits the park, Barney guides the kids through a series of fun activities to help Colleen go from being a "new kid" to a "new friend." As Barney sings "I Put A Smile On" and "Misty Moisty Morning Manners," the kids learn how to smile and say hello to new friends. As the kids share their favorite things to do, they find that like "The Lion and the Mouse," friends don't always have everything in common. Scott, Kami and Mario take turns showing their new friend their favorite places in the park. Even though Colleen must leave with her parents, everyone is excited to have her as a new pen pal. Barney reminds them that whether friends are near or far, friendships can reach around the world.

Stories: The Lion and the Mouse

Ending Intervals: Share a Smile and Share a Hug

Song List

  1. Barney Theme Song
  2. Three Little Butterflies
  3. I'm a Happy Helper
  4. I Put a Smile On
  5. Misty Moisty Morning
  6. The Popcorn Song
  7. The Friendship Song
  8. Taking Turns
  9. No Matter Where They Are/No Matter What The Name
  10. I Love You


  • Mr. Boyd's first name is revealed to be Grady in this episode.
    A New Friend doll and a butterfly!

    The Barney doll and a butterfly

  • This episodes marks the first appearance of Colleen. She later appears in "A Perfectly Purple Day", though without her uncle or any of the other kids in this episode.
  • This is the sevententh time where Time Lapse is used. In The Lion and the Mouse, Kami as The mouse was chewing on the rope to free Mario as The Lion.
  • This is the 2nd time a handicap person appears on the show. The first was in "1-2-3-4-5 Senses!".
  • After this episode, new episodes from Season 7 would only originally air on "PBS" on Fridays from September 20, 2002 until November 22, 2002.
  • On June 24, 2003, it was later released on home video as "It's Nice to Meet You".
  • Though BJ and Baby Bop don't appear in this episode, they are seen on the back cover of the home video/episode video, "It's Nice to Meet You".

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