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"Big Brother Rusty: China" is the second episode of the thirteenth season from Barney & Friends.


Barney's excited to find out that Rusty's family is adopting a new baby sister from China; however, Rusty's not sure if he's going to be a good brother, and he doesn't know much about China. Barney shows Rusty and the others some info about China on the computer and BJ and Baby Bop talk about siblings. Through Barney's Travel Book, Barney takes Rusty, BJ and Baby Bop on an adventure to China where he can learn more about his new sister's heritage. When they get there, the people are celebrating Chinese New Year. From lion dances and talented performers to tasty treats, making lanterns and puppet shows, the celebration never runs out of fun. By the time he returns to the park, Rusty excitedly meets his new baby sister, named Mei Ling, and realizes he will be the best big brother ever.


  1. "Barney Theme Song"
  2. "Shapes"
  3. "Brothers and Sisters are Great"
  4. "Here We Go Again"
  5. "Chinese Lion Dance"
  6. "Welcome to Our Tea Party" (Scene taken from "The Reluctant Dragon: A Fairy Tale Adventure")
  7. "What Shall We Make Today?" (Scene taken from "Caring")
  8. "The Mad Song"
  9. "Me and My Family" (Scene taken from Let's Go on Vacation)
  10. "I Love You"


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This episode was featured in the direct-to-video DVD video Friends and Family released by HIT Entertainment.





  • This episode marks the first appearance of Rusty and the only appearance of Eli and only time they appeared together.
  • Barney said that Nǐ hǎo means “How are you?” in Chinese, but Nǐ hǎo actually means hello. How are you in Chinese would be “Nǐ hâo ma”


Season Thirteen episodes
"Bienvenido, Barney" • "Big Brother Rusty" • "¡Ahora Mismo!" • "Venice, Anyone?" • "Sweeter Than Candy" •
"The Music Box" • "The Good Egg" • "A Bird of a Different Feather" • "Bonjour, Barney!" • "Home Sweet Earth"