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This video is not to be confused with the song of the same name.

"Alphabet Soup!" is the thirteenth episode of the first season of Barney & Friends.


When Barney arrives to play with his friends, Derek plays "alphabet fun" by spelling a "mystery word" a letter at at time. The group plays games and sings songs related to each letter of the mystery word. Rhyming words, making alphabet soup, walking through the alphabet, and seeing how many letters they can make with their bodies, gives the children many chances to play with letters and words. Children learn that having fun with letters and words and learning the alphabet are the first steps to reading.


  1. "Barney Theme Song"
  2. "The Other Day I Met a Bear"
  3. "The Ants Go Marching"
  4. "I've Been Working on the Railroad"
  5. "The N Game"
  6. "Do Your Ears Hang Low?"
  7. "Alphabet Soup"
  8. "Yankee Doodle"
  9. "Alphabet Song"
  10. "I Love You"


VHS release of "Alphabet Soup!" by Time Life Video.

International edits

Hachaverim Shel Barney

  • "The Ants Go Marching" is shortened to six lines (instead of ten lines). However, in the Israeli co-production of Barney & Friends, Hachaverim Shel Barney, it is extended to nine lines. In addition, "Do Your Ears Hang Low", "Yankee Doodle," and the "Alphabet Song" are all cut from the Israeli version of the episode.
  • Hachaverim Shel Barney adapted this episode in many ways to fit the Hebrew Aleph Bet. For example, as Barney's name in Hebrew is only four letters (Bet, Resh, Nun, Yod (ברני)), the mystery word is instead Barney-le (ברנילה), which is six letters in Hebrew letters.
  • In this episode, Baby Bop doesn't appear.

Home media


  • This episode marked:
    • The first episode where Barney and the kids stay in the classroom for the whole episode.
    • The third time Baby Bop magically appears.
  • After this episode, Baby Bop would not appear until "Hi, Neighbor!".
  • This episode aired on Earth Day of that same year.
Season One episodes
"The Queen of Make-Believe" • "My Family's Just Right for Me" • "Playing It Safe" • "Hop to It!" • "Eat, Drink And Be Healthy!" • "Four Seasons Day" • "The Treasure Of Rainbow Beard" • "Going Places!" • "Caring Means Sharing" • "Down on Barney's Farm" • "What's That Shadow?" • "Happy Birthday, Barney!" • "Alphabet Soup!" • "Our Earth, Our Home" • "Let's Help Mother Goose!" • "Be a Friend" • ""I Just Love Bugs"" • "When I Grow Up..." • "1-2-3-4-5 Senses!" • "Practice Makes Music" • "Hi, Neighbor!" • " A Camping We Will Go!" • "A Splash Party, Please" • "Carnival Of Numbers • "A World Of Music" • "Doctor Barney Is Here!" • "Oh, What A Day!" • "Home Sweet Homes" • "Hola, Mexico!" • "Everyone Is Special"