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"A New Friend" is the tenth episode from the seventh season of Barney & Friends.


It's always fun to make new friends, but it's not always easy to be the "new kid." When Mr. Boyd's niece, Colleen, visits the park, Barney guides the kids through a series of fun activities to help Colleen go from being a "new kid" to a "new friend." As Barney sings "I Put A Smile On" and "Misty Moisty Morning Manners," the kids learn how to smile and say hello to new friends. As the kids share their favorite things to do, they find that like "The Lion and the Mouse," friends don't always have everything in common. Scott, Kami and Mario take turns showing their new friend their favorite places in the park. Even though Colleen must leave with her parents, everyone is excited to have her as a new pen pal. Barney reminds them that whether friends are near or far, friendships can reach around the world.

Stories: "The Lion and the Mouse"

Ending Intervals: Share a Smile and Share a Hug


  1. "Barney Theme Song"
  2. "Three Little Butterflies"
  3. "I'm a Happy Helper"
  4. "I Put a Smile On"
  5. "Misty Moisty Morning"
  6. "The Popcorn Song"
  7. "The Friendship Song"
  8. "Taking Turns"
  9. "No Matter Where They Are"/"No Matter What The Name"
  10. "I Love You"


Home media[]

On June 24, 2003, it was later released on home video as It's Nice To Meet You.



  • This episode marked:
    • The first appearance of Colleen, and the only time she appeared with Mario, Kami, Scott, Mr. Boyd, and Bingo. Later, Colleen appears in the episode "A Perfectly Purple Day", though without her uncle or any of the other kids in this episode.
    • The first time Mr. Boyd appeared with Scott and Mario.
    • The seventeenth time where Time Lapse is used. In "The Lion and the Mouse", Kami as the mouse was chewing on the rope to free Mario as The Lion.
    • The first and only time Mr. Boyd sings “I Love You” with Barney and the kids.

Release date[]

  • After this episode, new episodes from season seven would only originally air on PBS on Fridays from September 20, 2002 until November 22, 2002.


  • In the credits on the international version, Fred Holmes' name was misspelled as "Fred Holms."
Season Seven episodes
"All Aboard!" • "Up, Down and Around!" • "Tea-riffic Manners" • "Puppy Love" • "Bunches of Boxes" • "Stop! Go!"
• "Red, Yellow and Blue!" • "Play for Exercise!" • "Come Blow Your Horn!" • "A New Friend" • "Numbers! Numbers!"
• "This Way In! This Way Out!" • "Spring Into Fun!" • "Play It Safe!" • "Three Lines, Three Corners" • "A Parade of Bikes"
• "It's a Happy Day!" • "My Family and Me" • "Splish! Splash!" • "BJ's Really Cool House"