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This video is not to be confused with Barney's Best Manners.


Barney dancing with Vera Goode

Barney's Best Manners: Your Invitation to Fun! (also known as Marvellous Manners in the United Kingdom and Australia) is a Barney Home Video that was released on August 26, 2003.


When a surprise package arrives from Miss Vera Goode with her new "Vera Goode's Book of Manners for Children", Barney’s friends question why minding their manners is so important. Barney explains that his friends have the perfect opportunity to be on their best behavior because they’re invited to a party! Then their polite purple pal helps his friends brush up on the rules of etiquette by bringing Mother Goose rhymes to life and taking the children on a magical trip to Alice In Wonderland’s "Mad Tea Party." Whether it’s sneezing, sharing, cleaning up or using good table manners, Barney helps them discover that using their best manners is fun!



  1. "Barney Theme Song"
  2. "A Swing is a Beautiful Thing" (Chorus only)
  3. "Being Together"
  4. "Why?"
  5. "Keep Your Sneeze to Yourself"
  6. Manners Medley: ("Misty Moisty Morning" / "A Farmer and a Son" / "I Had a Little Hen")
  7. "Taking Turns"
  8. "Topsy Turvy Tea"
  9. "Share Your Stuff"
  10. "I Put a Smile On"
  11. "Clean Up! Do Our Share!"
  12. Washing Medley: ("Splashin' in the Bath" / "Squishy, Squashy, Washy")
  13. "Indoor-Outdoor Voices"
  14. "We're Having a Party"
  15. "Please and Thank You"
  16. "Good Manners"
  17. "I Love You"


Production for this video took place between February and March 2003 after season eight of Barney & Friends finished production. Half of this video was filmed at the studios at Las Colinas while the other half was filmed at the HIT Entertainment Studios in Carrollton, Texas. The final scene to be filmed was the story of "Alice in Wonderland".[1]


In early summer 2003, Southwest Airlines offered passengers a Southwest Airlines/Barney coloring sheet that added awareness to Barney's Best Manners: Your Invitation to Fun!. HIT Entertainment continued to support the release of this video with a multi-platform marketing campaign in Fall 2003. The comprehensive media campaign targeted mothers of young children. In addition, a "Barney's Best Behaviors Activity Kit", including a color and activity booklet, stickers, and final reward premium, was released that further reinforced the concepts contained in the video (alongside the and "Best Behaviors" toy line that was released at the time by Fisher-Price).[2]


Barney's Best Manners: Your Invitation to Fun! was released on VHS and DVD by HIT Entertainment at a suggested retail price of $14.95 and $16.99 respectively.[2] The working title of this video was "Barney's Perfect Party Manners: Your Invitation to Tea!". While this video was filmed as part of season eight and was the last content filmed for that specific season, this video was released before that respective season of Barney & Friends aired on television. This video also aired on PBS in 2004.

The VHS release of Barney's Best Manners: Your Invitation to Fun! debuted at #18 on the Billboard Top Kid Video Chart in September 2003. During the week of September 27, 2003 it moved to #16.[3] During the week of October 11, 2003 it moved to #12[4] and during the week of October 25, 2003 it moved to #21.[5] The United Kingdom release of this video, spent two weeks on the Official Video Chart for OCC, entering and peaking at #65 on March 13, 2004.[6]



Behind the scenes[]



  • This video marked:
  • On the screener of this video, The different shots during The Farmer and A Son, Little Hen, Sneezes, Hugs, Meet Vera Goode, Blow Horn, the sound BJ Says oh Man is little listen closely and The End Credits is different on the video.
  • Production of this video marks Selena Gomez, Katherine Pully, and Zachary Soza's departure from Barney & Friends as Beth, Gianna, and Mario respectively in production order.[1] Pully and Soza would later make guest appearances during season ten in the episodes "Mother Goose" and "Sharing".
  • When this video was released on DVD, it was closed captioned by Media Access Group at WGBH.




  1. 1.0 1.1 Purple Roads Episode Twenty Four | Katherine Pully ("Beth" Barney & Friends) May 22, 2020 Retrieved December 19, 2023
  2. 2.0 2.1 Barney® Teaches "Best Behaviors" To Preschoolers This Fall June 9, 2003 Retrieved December 19, 2023
  3. Billboard Top Kid Video September 27, 2003 Retrieved December 21, 2023
  4. Billboard Top Kid Video October 11, 2003 Retrieved December 21, 2023
  5. Billboard Top Kid Video October 25, 2003 Retrieved December 21, 2023
  6. BARNEY - MARVELLOUS MANNERS - | Official Charts Retrieved December 21, 2023

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