Barney & Friends Episode
We've Got Rhythm
Season 4, Episode 4



Air date November 20, 1997
Written by Stephen White
Directed by Fred Holmes
Theme Rhythms
Episode Guide
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"We've Got Rhythm" is the fourth episode from Season 4 of Barney & Friends.


The peace and quiet of an otherwise typical day is shattered when BJ arrives on the scene playing his favourite drum! Barney and his friends show BJ that a drum is much more than just a noisemaker. A clapping game demonstrates the concept of rhythm and the group discovers other rhythms around them - ranging from heartbeats to jump rope games. A reading activity introduces the children to drums from many lands, and thanks to the Barney Bag, everyone gets to create a rhythm instrument of his or her own! Barney introduces a special Native American friend who shows how the drum is important to Native American culture.

Song List

  1. Barney Theme Song
  2. Jack and Jill
  3. BJ's Song
  4. The Clapping Song
  5. Everybody Should Listen
  6. The Barney Bag
  7. Looby Loo
  8. The Butterfly Dance
  9. Boom, Boom, Ain't It Great to Be Crazy?
  10. I Love You


  • When this episode aired on Treehouse Telvision, "Listen When People Talk" is sung, but cut short.
  • This is also the only time Hannah and Maria appear together.
  • The is the fourteenth episode where time lapse is used. In "Boom, Boom, Ain't It Great To Be Crazy", Chip, Ashley and Hannah are in their crazy costumes while staring at the camera. There is also a movable freeze frame of Chip in a crazy costume while holding toys.