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The set of A Bird of a Different Feather - Hawaii being made

The set of "A Bird of a Different Feather: Hawaii" being built.


The Barney doll at the episode's conclusion with a lei.

"A Bird of a Different Feather: Hawaii" is the eighth episode from the thirteenth season from Barney & Friends.


Ben and Rusty are looking for items for superhero costumes, when Barney comes to life, wearing a tutu. Tracy comes in and explains that she needs to find a "bird of paradise" for a school project. Ben, unsure, tells her they're only found in Hawaii and what they look like. Barney then takes the kids to Hawaii, using his Travel Book. In Hawaii, they learn different words, how to make leis and even a hula dance. Meanwhile, Ben and Rusty search for the bird, with a few close calls (a feather and what ended up being a coconut). During the Luau, it's revealed that the "Bird of Paradise" is actually a flower, not a bird. Ben, believing that it was a bird earlier, is shocked to hear that and apologizes to Rusty for getting him caught up in things. In the end, it all ends up just fine.


  1. "Barney Theme Song"
  2. "Laugh With Me!"
  3. "Here We Go Again"
  4. "The Rainbow Song"
  5. "That's What an Island Is"
  6. "If I Lived Under the Sea" (Scene taken from Barney's Beach Party/The Best of Barney)
  7. "Flowers"
  8. "Hula in the Morning"
  9. "The Friendship Song"
  10. "I Love You"


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  • This episode marked:
    • Another time where a slow motion is seen in the franchise, when Ben throws the tutu to Barney.
    • Another time something happens to the Barney doll before coming to life. It was the Barney doll wearing a tutu.
    • The only season thirteen episode where it's just Barney and the kids.
    • The only season thirteen episode in which I Love You was sung elsewhere besides in the park (Hawaii).
    • The final appearance of Rusty, and the only time he appears with Ben.
    • The only appearances of J.D, Lahna, and Meli.
    • The second and final time when Rusty and Tracy appears together.
  • Tracy wears the same shirt in the featurette "Pack a Suitcase with Barney", which is included on the DVD release of Let's Go on Vacation.


Season Thirteen episodes
"Bienvenido, Barney" • "Big Brother Rusty" • "¡Ahora Mismo!" • "Venice, Anyone?" • "Sweeter Than Candy" •
"The Music Box" • "The Good Egg" • "A Bird of a Different Feather" • "Bonjour, Barney!" • "Home Sweet Earth"