Barney & Friends Episode
A Royal Welcome
Season 5, Episode 12



Air date November 17, 1998
Written by Stephen White
Directed by Steven Feldman
Theme Castles
Medieval Times
Episode Guide
Hidden Treasures
Sweet as Honey

"A Royal Welcome" is the twelfth episode from the fifth season of Barney & Friends.


Barney receives a letter from his friend Old King Cole that says that he is coming to visit their tree house. Barney suggests that they make him feel right at home. So, Barney and the kids set out to turn the treehouse into a castle. When Old King Cole arrives, he is so impressed by everyone's preparations that he bursts into one of the greatest dance numbers ever performed by one of Barney's guests.


  1. Barney Theme Song
  2. Rig a Jig, Jig
  3. Castles So High
  4. Lavender's Blue
  5. Wave the Flags
  6. The Barney Bag
  7. London Bridge
  8. Old King Cole
  9. I Love You



Old King Cole busting a move.

  • This episode marked:
    • The 100th episode of Barney & Friends.
    • The is the Second time Scooter McNutty and Miss Etta Kette appear before Barney comes to life. The first was "Pennies, Nickels, Dimes".
    • Another time where something happens to the Barney doll before coming to life. It was when Scooter threw him out of his hole.
  • Dewayne Hambrick reprises the role as Old King Cole in this episode. He previously appeared in Barney's Big Surprise, and he would later appear in Can You Sing That Song? in 2005.
  • These four kids (Robert, Ashley, Hannah and Chip) also appeared in Let's Eat!

International Edits

  • In some international versions, this episode was shortened.
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