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Barney Says is a segment at the end of most Barney & Friends episodes hosted by Barney himself. Here, he shows flashbacks of the lessons (shown as images) learned in this episode. In addition, he suggests fun activities that the audience can do at home to learn more about this episode's topic.
At the beginning of this segment, Barney says:
- Hello again to all my friends.
- I'm glad you came to play.
- Our fun and learning never ends.
- Here's what we did today!
At the end of the segment, Barney usually says something along the lines of "And remember, I love you."; He sometimes signs off in a different manner, as in with "And you know what? I love you." or "Because I love you." before the credits roll in this version.
Oftentimes, Barney says his rhyme outside of the school. In Seasons 3-8, the segment begins with a clip of kids doing something, saying, "Hey everybody, it's time for Barney Says!". Also, Barney appears on the bottom left corner of the screen and says to the audience his signature sendoff and waves goodbye before the credits or website and credits in this version.
- During Season 1, the end of the episode "turns the page" to the blue words "Barney Says" upon the titular white sparkling background, before wiping away to reveal Barney standing near the playground gate saying his line. The screen then wipes again to the episode clips.
- During Season 2, the end of the episode fades to the purple and green words "Barney Says" upon the enhanced background from before, then it flies away to reveal the playground structure, as Barney steps in from the left and says his line. The screen then flashes to the episode clips.
- During Season 3, the end of the episode "flips" to kids telling the audience, "Hey everybody, it's time for Barney Says!". Then, the blue and green words "Barney Says" slide in to the right as Barney approaches in the sparkling background and says his line. The word "Barney" slides to the left and reveals the important scenes. At the end of each segment, the last image darkens before Barney appears to say his sendoff.
- Throughout Seasons 4-6, the end of the episode turns into green static and the camera zooms into a purple TV. A kid tells the same announcement from the previous season, then purple static appears. Then, on a yellow construction paper background, the colorful letters "Barney Says" magically appear and then roll away as Barney steps in from the left and says his line. The green static appears again to change to the episode snapshots. After the narration of the episode's topic, Barney appears on-screen and says his signature sendoff and the last snapshot of the episode cuts to purple static and then out to the front of the TV showing the credits (or in some cases, a purple construction paper background showing the URL to the Barney & Friends website on PBS Kids airings) or the credits followed by the production company logo and the purple construction paper background showing the URL to the Barney & Friends website). From this season onward, the line "our fun and learning never ENDS" is changed to "our fun and learning never END," to correct some grammar.
- Throughout Seasons 7-8, a rainbow swirly effect appears after "I Love You" which leads to kids saying, "Hey everybody, it's time for Barney Says!". The intro is similar to the opening theme with the magnetic refrigerator letters appearing on a picture saying "Barney Says", and then, the picture flies away as Barney steps in from the left and says his line. The rainbow appears again to change to the episode clips. Barney appears on-screen and says his signature sendoff. This segment was however omitted when aired internationally.
- For the segment's return in Season 12, the kids saying, "Hey everybody, it's time for Barney Says!" is omitted, so the rainbow swirly effect segues directly to magnetic refrigerator letters appearing on a picture saying "Barney Says". Dean Wendt redubs Barney's voice for when he starts his introduction and for when he does his sign off.
- In Season 9, the segment was replaced with one with a female announcer talking about how the episode encourages kids to explore their world among other things. In addition, she explains how Barney is "a helping hand for growing children," and it later appeared in re-runs of Season 7-8.
- In Seasons 10 and 11 there was a similar segment called "Let's Play with Barney," where Barney gives commentary on children having fun. He introduces the segment with an alternate line: "Hello again to all my friends. I'm glad you're here today. There's lots to do, when I'm with you. Let's have fun and play!"
- In episodes from Season 13, to fit with the travel theme, an almost identical segment featuring Barney's Travel Book is shown with Barney explaining each episode's journey and explaining more about the country's culture.
- In Seasons 1-3, an original composition plays.
- In Seasons 4-6, the music was changed.
- In Seasons 7-8 and 12, the background music for "Barney Says" is an instrumental version of "Being Together", which is among the unofficial secondary theme songs of the TV show.
- In Season 1, in the original composition, sometimes the flute is not played in the following segments: "Be A Friend", "Practice Makes Music", "A Splash Party, Please", "Carnival Of Numbers", "I Can Do That!" and "At Home With Animals".
- For 1997 -1998 reruns of Seasons 1-3, this segment was omitted, possibly due to time. It was also removed from Seasons 7-8 on Tubi, the official Barney YouTube channel, and The Roku Channel.
- "My Family's Just Right For Me", "Carnival Of Numbers", and "Let's Help Mother Goose!" are the only episodes to have two different versions each.
- "Playing It Safe", "Four Seasons Day", and "1-2-3-4-5 Senses!" are the only episodes to repeat a song that was played earlier during the episode.
- Round and Round We Go is the only home video to have a "Barney Says" segment, which is produced as part of Season 7.
- "Home Sweet Homes" has the longest-running "Barney Says" segment without the use of a song.
- Coincidentally, "Eat, Drink And Be Healthy!", "Caring Means Sharing", and "What's That Shadow?" have the shortest "Barney Says" segments, running at the exact same length (18 seconds).
- "Hop To It!" and "Down On Barney's Farm" are the only episodes to have different music in the "Barney Says" segment, even though the different music was the same one played during the segments. (Link To Alternate "Barney Says" Segment Music: https://youtu.be/jmb7U8c1VD0)