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Barney & Friends Episode
Waiting for Mr. MacRooney
Season 4, Episode 6



Air date November 24, 1997
Written by Donna Cooner
Directed by Fred Holmes
Theme Patience
The Postal Service
Episode Guide
Tick Tock Clocks!
Let's Build Together

"Waiting for Mr. MacRooney" is the 6th episode from Season 4 of Barney & Friends.


Robert is waiting for Mr. MacRooney, the mail carrier, to arrive. His cousin, Mateo, has promised him a special surprise and, in the past, it has always come by mail. Scooter McNutty serves as lookout for Mr. MacRooney, while Barney and the children help Robert keep busy while he waits. With Scooter popping in throughout the show to give his report and adding his own special outlook on patience, the children learn about the post office, decorate Gingerbread cookies for Mr. MacRooney, hear a story from Stella, and play a game. When Mr. MacRooney arrives he has something for everyone but Robert. Robert is happily surprised when his cousin Mateo shows up in person for a visit.

Stories: The Gingerbread Man

Song List

  1. Barney Theme Song
  2. I Just Can't Wait
  3. Mail Song
  4. Taking Turns
  5. Clean Up! Do Our Share!
  6. Mr. Knickerbocker
  7. You Can Count on Me
  8. I Love You


  • This episode marks the last appearance of Maria. She would later be seen in pictures at the School Picnic shown in "It's Tradition."
  • This is the only time Maria and Robert appeared together.
  • The set for Barney's Peppy Purple Pepperoni Pizzeria from Barney's Adventure Bus was refurbished to be used for Barney's Bakery.
  • The magazine shows a picture of Robert and Scooter McNutty in Barney's Bakery as a deleted scene.
  • When Robert introduces Mateo to the rest of the characters, it shows that he and Barney have already met despite the introduction.
  • In the Spanish version, the song, Clean Up! Do Our Share! isn't sung.

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