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Season 4
Season 4, Episodes 69-88
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Executive Producers Sheryl Leach
Dennis DeShazer
Writers Stephen White
Mark S. Bernthal
Perri Verdino-Gates
Mitch Lobrovich
Donna Cooner
Heidi B. Kirby
Troy Charles
Directors Steven Feldman
Fred Holmes
Musical Directors Joe Phillips
Production Company Lyrick Studios
Connecticut Public Television
Season Premiere November 3, 1997
Season Finale November 28, 1997
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Season 4 of Barney & Friends aired from November 3 to November 28, 1997.

Cast

Dinosaurs

Children

Adults

Animals

Guest Appearances

Episodes

# Episode Written By Directed By New Barney Songs Original Airdate
1
"First Day of School"
Firstdayofschool
Stephen White Steven Feldman The Classroom Song
Colors All Around
November 3, 1997
Barney and the kids show Stephen around the classroom before the first day of school. Meanwhile, Scooter McNutty and Miss Etta Kette help Baby Bop form her own school.
2
"Is Everybody Happy?"
Iseverybodyhappy
Perri Verdino-GatesFred Holmes I Can See It on Your Face November 4, 1997
Barney helps the kids prepare for the school carnival. But when Baby Bop breaks Chip's tower for the carnival, they both learn the importance of friends dealing with negative emotions.
3
"Pennies, Nickels, Dimes"
Penniesnickelsdimes
Mitch LobrovichSteven Feldman Pennies in My Pocket November 5, 1997
The kids save up money to buy another goldfish. Stephen hunts for his missing quarter.
4
"We've Got Rhythm"
Wevegotrhythm
Stephen WhiteFred Holmes Everybody Should Listen November 6, 1997
BJ's loud drum leads to a discussion on rhythm. Barney's friend Marvin Johnson and his daughter Mica perform a Native American dance to show how rhythm is used in dance.
5
"Tick Tock Clocks!"
Ticktockclocks
Mark S. BernthalSteven Feldman Ticky Ticky Tock
By Myself
Try and Try Again
November 7, 1997
After Baby Bop is late to meet up with BJ in the treehouse, Barney and the kids help Baby Bop learn to tell time. Dr. TickTock stops by the school to make a special watch for Baby Bop.
6
"Waiting For Mr. MacRooney"
Waitingformrmacrooney
Donna CoonerFred Holmes Clean Up! Do Our Share!
You Can Count on Me
November 10, 1997
Robert is waiting for a special delivery in the mail. To help pass the time, Barney takes the kids to his bakery to decorate some cookies.
7
"Let's Build Together"
Letsbuildtogether
Perri Verdino-GatesSteven Feldman We're Sailing Out Over the Ocean
The Construction Song
November 11, 1997
After observing a construction site, the kids are inspired to erect their own building. When BJ makes building plans too big, the kids help him realize that teamwork makes work easier and much more fun.
8
"It's Tradition"
Itstradition
Perri Verdino-GatesFred Holmes A Family Tradition November 12, 1997
The kids share their own family traditions. They make family flags and go camping. Stella stops by to tell a story about a special family quilt.
9
"A Picture of Health"
Apictureofhealth!
Mark S. Bernthal
Mitch Lobrovich
Steven Feldman It's a Great Day
Oh, How I Love Trees
Squishy, Squashy, Washy
November 13, 1997
Hannah's allergies and Scooter's cold leads the group to discuss the importance of staying healthy. Barney sets up a make-believe doctor's office in the treehouse.
10
"Play Ball!"
Playball
Stephen WhiteFred Holmes When You Have a Ball
Roll, Roll, Roll the Ball
Share Your Stuff
In and Out the Windmill
November 14, 1997
The kids can not figure out how to put together a complex robot toy. Barney brings out his vendo-ball machine to show the kids the greatest simple toy of all: the ball.
11
"A Different Kind of Mystery"
ADifferentKindofMystery
Donna CoonerSteven Feldman It's a Fun, Fun Sunny Day!
You've Got to Be You
November 17, 1997
A mysterious sound from the classroom prompts Barney and the kids to investigate and figure out who it is. Along the way, the kids learn that each of them are different and special.
12
"Going On A Bear Hunt"
Goingonabearhunt
Perri Verdino-GatesFred Holmes It's C-C Cold BRRRR! November 18, 1997
It's Animal Adventures Week at school. The kids bring their favorite teddy bears. But when Stephen's teddy bear goes missing, Barney and his friends go on a bear hunt to help him find it.
13
"Let's Eat"
Letseat
Heidi B. KirbySteven Feldman The Yum Yum Song November 19, 1997
Barney and the kids set up a pretend fancy restaurant to help Robert practice his manners.
14
"Tree-Mendous Trees"
Treemendoustrees
Stephen WhiteFred Holmes Way Up in a Tree November 20, 1997
Curtis is feeling sad because his friends are making fun of him for playing a tree in the school play. Barney teaches the group about the beneficial resources of trees.
15
"Good, Clean Fun!"
Goodcleanfun
Perri Verdino-GatesSteven Feldman Icky, Squishy, Gooey, Ooey
Keep Your Sneeze to Yourself
November 21, 1997
Hannah is getting ready for a sleepover at her aunt's house. Barney helps the kids develop good hygiene. From brushing teeth to taking baths, keeping clean and healthy can be fun.
16
"Easy, Breezy Day!"
Easybreezyday
Stephen WhiteSteven Feldman Why November 24, 1997
Barney teaches his friends about the wind. Chip and Curtis make small sailboats in the classroom. With a little imagination, Barney takes his friends on a hot air-balloon ride.
17
"All Mixed Up"
Allmixedup
Troy CharlesFred Holmes Gonna Have A Picnic
The More We Crank The Handle
November 25, 1997
When outdoor picnic plans are ruined by a rainstorm, Barney helps the kids prepare an indoor picnic. Meanwhile, Stephen is attempting to make lemonade but has trouble getting the taste to be just right. Barney teaches him that following directions is the key to success.
18
"Oh, Brother...She's My Sister"
Ohbrothershesmysister
Mark S. BernthalSteven Feldman Books Are Fun! November 26, 1997
After Baby Bop and BJ vow to never speak to each other again, Barney and his friends help them realize the delights of having a sibling.
19
"Once A Pond A Time"
Onceapondatime
Donna CoonerFred Holmes Every Animal Talks In Its Own Special Way
The Gaggle, Giggle, Wiggle Dance
November 27, 1997
Kristen moves her frog to the temporary pond out on the playground. The kids learn all about the different types of animals and plants that inhabit ponds.
20
"E-I-E-I-O"
EIEIO
Stephen WhiteSteven Feldman The Adventure Song
The Butter Song
November 28, 1997
Barney takes his friends to Hannah's Grandparents farm to acquire a jug of milk to go along with their peanut butter sandwich snack. On the farm, they learn all about the different types of farm animals as well as the process milk goes through before being shipped to stores.
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Trivia

  • This season marked:
    • The final season in which Sheryl Leach serves as an executive producer.
    • The first season to air in only one month.
    • The first appearances of Jeff, CurtisDannyScooter McNutty and Miss Etta Kette.
    • An e/i balloon is added to the 1993 PBS Kids logo with the P-Pals.
    • The first season in which Joe Phillips serves as the show's music director. He also did the music for most of the second era home videos and then all of the rest of the Barney franchise starting in 2002.
    • The first season in which Stella's stories are acted out by the kids while Stella narrates them. 
    • The only season in which every episode had at least one new Barney song. 
  • After being extras from the previous season; Stephen, Kristen, Ashley, Alissa, Kim, and Maria become regular cast members.
  • The school, playground, and tree house all get updated:
    • The school doors change from orange to green; the windows have a green trim rather than white; and it now has a wheelchair ramp.
    • Unlike previous seasons, the classroom is no longer arranged by "centers". 
    • The playground gets more plants, and a red bench surrounds a tree. The fences have also changed to green rail fences.
    • The treehouse also gets renovated. In the back of the tree house, there is a huge round table and a ship wheel. In the front of the tree house, there are benches that look out to the outside deck of the tree house.
      • In addition, a lookout is added to the treehouse. There are stairs that lead up to the look out, and a slide that connects from the lookout to the back of the tree house.
  • The newly updated school and tree house sets from this season first appeared in the new material of Barney's Musical Scrapbook, except that there is no bench around the tree. Also, the new school can't be seen in that video; as it wasn't completed yet when that video was being produced.
  • While a new Barney doll is introduced, the sparkles and the twinkle wink are the only two things that remain unchanged until season seven.
  • Both David Joyner and Bob West left during production of this season to film Barney's Great Adventure. Duncan Brannan replaced West as the voice but soon later returned to dub over Brannan's lines.[1] Josh Martin and Maurice Scott replaced Joyner to perform the Barney costume, while Joyner would resume performing the character in Barney in Outer Space.
  • Unlike previous seasons, the credits for this season only feature characters that appeared in the specific episode and not the entire cast.
  • Unlike previous seasons, the theme song for this season was edited after all 20 episodes were filmed. 
  • The names on the cubbies in the classroom from left to right are: Alissa, Ashley, Keesha, Robert, Stephen, Hannah, Chip, Kim, David, Maria, Dennis, and Kristen.

References

  1. INTERVIEW BARNEY ABOUT HIS ``BIG SURPRISE'