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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


  • After this episode, Baby Bop would not appear until "Hi, Neighbor!".
  • This episode marks the third time Baby Bop magically appears.
  • This is the first episode where Barney and the kids stay in the classroom for the whole episode.

International Edits

  • "The Ants Go Marching" is shortened to 6 lines (instead of 10 lines) However in the Barney Collection 2 video, it is extended to 9 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.
  • Also in the Hebrew version of this episode, Baby Bop doesn't appear.