Barney & Friends Episode
I Just Love Bugs
Season 1, Episode 17
Air date April 28, 1992
Written by Stephen White
Directed by Jim Rowley
Theme Different Kinds of Bugs
Episode Guide
Be a Friend
When I Grow Up...

"I Just Love Bugs" is the seventeenth episode of the first season of Barney & Friends.


Barney and the kids are really "going buggy" as they discover the world of bugs and insects around us. Tina explains that she did a report on bees in school and that she is really interested in bugs, something that she gets bugged (no pun intended) about in school. Luci explains that it's nothing she should worry about and Michael tells a story of "The Ant and the Grasshopper". In school, the kids learn more about different insects from spiders and flies, to beautiful butterflies. When Barney shows off his favorite bugs, fireflies (or lightning bugs), they show how even the smallest creatures can show love (they spell out "I LOVE YOU" with their lights).

Stories: The Ant and the Grasshopper

Song List

  1. Barney Theme Song
  2. Baby Bumblebee
  3. The Ants Go Marching
  4. Five Little Butterflies
  5. The Dance of the Reed Flutes (Instrumental)
  6. Itsy Bitsy Spider
  7. Little Miss Muffet
  8. Shoo Fly
  9. The Barney Bag
  10. Little Speckled Frogs
  11. Twinkle Little Lightning Bug
  12. I Love You


  • Tosha's name does not appear in the credits of this episode or 1-2-3-4-5 Senses!, as this episode was filmed before Be a Friend.
  • When Derek says "Who's scared of some ol' toy bug?" (right before Tina scares him and Michael with the toy fly) if you watch closely, Michael appears to be mouthing the words "toy bug".

End Credits (Picture(s))

  • The big Red Bug with the black spots and a leaf on the top of the page is featured in the end credits (As you see in the beginning of the season 2 & 3 end credits)

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