|Barney & Friends Episode|
|Going on a Bear Hunt|
|Season 4, Episode 12|
|Air date||December 2, 1997|
|Written by||Perri Verdino-Gates|
|Directed by||Fred Holmes|
|Theme|| Types of Bears|
A Different Kind of Mystery
As part of their school assignment for "Animal Adventures Week," the children have been asked to bring their favorite stuffed animal to class. As it turns out, they've all brought teddy bears, and each one is different -- black, brown, polar and panda. The children are playing with their bears when Barney appears. In his excitement to see Barney, Stephen leaves his bear on the treehouse steps. When he returns to the stairs for his bear, it's gone! As the children investigate the scene of the missing bear, they discover some clues that may lead them to the bear, and they decide to go on a "Bear Hunt." BJ joins them on their adventure, and they learn about the different places bears live, what they eat, and that they sometimes sleep for a very long time. The missing bear is found, having been "squirreled away" with Scooter!
- Barney Theme Song
- Me and My Teddy
- Oh, Where Has My Teddy Bear Gone
- A Hunting We Will Go
- The Bear Hunt
- The Bear Went Over the Mountain
- The Bear Hunt (Reprise)
- It's C-C Cold BRRRR!
- The Bear Hunt (Reprise #2)
- The Other Day I Met a Bear
- The Barney Bag
- The Bear Hunt (Reprise #3/Finale)
- I Love You
- This is the second time Scooter had something that belonged to Stephen. The first time was Pennies, Nickels, Dimes.
- This is the last episode to feature the 1996 BJ costume. It would later return in "Let's Go to the Zoo" (when BJ tries to get a better picture of an elephant).
- It is revealed that pandas are one of Kim's favorite type of bears.
- This episode was inspired by the book by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury.
|• First Day of School • Is Everybody Happy? • Pennies, Nickels, Dimes • We've Got Rhythm • Tick Tock Clocks!
• Waiting for Mr. MacRooney • Let's Build Together • It's Tradition • A Picture of Health • Play Ball!
• A Different Kind of Mystery • Going on a Bear Hunt • Let's Eat • Tree-Mendous Trees • Good, Clean Fun!
• Easy, Breezy Day! • All Mixed Up • Oh, Brother...She's My Sister • Once a Pond a Time • E-I-E-I-O