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Barney & Friends Episode
A Picture of Health
Season 4, Episode 9
Air date November 27, 1997
Written by Mitch Lobrovich
Mark S. Bernthal
Directed by Steven Feldman
Theme Keeping Healthy
Doctor Check-Ups
Episode Guide
It's Tradition
Play Ball!

"A Picture of Health" is the ninth episode from the fourth season of Barney & Friends. It is a semi-remake of "Doctor Barney is Here!".


Hannah's allergies and Scooter McNutty's cold lead the group to a discussion of health and ways to keep healthy. Barney shows the kids how healthy foods, exercise, and even laughter can improve and maintain your health. "Doctor Barney" gives the children pretend check-ups. After learning about x-rays on the Adventure screen, the children learn not to fear x-rays and are motivated to make their own pretend x-rays using chalk on black paper. Meanwhile, Barney is trying to recall where he's misplaced an x-ray of himself that he'd like to show his friends. Hannah finds an x-ray and the children see that Barney is "all heart" and a true "picture of health!".


  1. Barney Theme Song
  2. It's a Great Day
  3. Oh, How I Love Trees
  4. Snackin' On Healthy Food
  5. Laugh With Me!
  6. Squishy, Squashy, Washy
  7. Growing
  8. The Doctor is a Friend of Mine
  9. I Used to Be Afraid
  10. I Love You


  • This episode marks the first appearance of Curtis.
  • This episode reveals that Hannah is very allergic to flower pollen.
  • In this episode, Baby Bop was mentioned while Barney searches around for his X-ray.
  • In The Adventure Screen segment about X-rays, Barney posters can be seen in the X-ray room at the hospital. Also, a young girl is seen on the screen holding a Barney balloon.

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