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Barney & Friends Episode
Alphabet Soup!
Season 1, Episode 13
Air date April 22, 1992
Written by Mark S. Bernthal
Directed by Jim Rowley
Theme The Letters of the Alphabet
Learning to Read
Episode Guide
Happy Birthday, Barney!
Our Earth, Our Home

"Alphabet Soup!" is the 13th episode of Season 1 of Barney & Friends.


When Barney arrives to play with his friends, Derek plays "alphabet fun" by spelling a "mystery word" one letter at a time. The group plays games and sings songs related to each letter of the mystery word. Rhyming words, making alphabet soup, walking through the alphabet, and seeing how many letters they can make with their bodies all give the children many chances to play with letters and words. Children learn that having fun with letters and words and learning the alphabet are the first steps to reading.

Song List

  1. Barney Theme Song
  2. The Other Day I Met a Bear
  3. The Ants Go Marching
  4. I've Been Working on the Railroad
  5. The N Game
  6. Do Your Ears Hang Low?
  7. Alphabet Soup
  8. Yankee Doodle
  9. Alphabet Song
  10. I Love You

International Edits


Hebrew version

  • "The Ants Go Marching" is shortened to 6 lines (instead of 10 lines) However in the Barney Collection 2 video, it is extended to 9 lines. In addition, "Do Your Ears Hang Low", "Yankee Doodle," and the "Alphabet Song" are all cut from the Israeli version of the episode.
  • Hachaverim Shel Barney adapted this episode in many ways to fit the Hebrew Aleph Bet. For example, as Barney's name in Hebrew is only four letters (Bet, Resh, Nun, Yod (ברני)), the mystery word is instead Barney-le (which is six letters in Hebrew letters).
  • Also in the Hebrew version of this episode, Baby Bop wasn't in the Hebrew Alef Bet.


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