Barney & Friends Episode
Going On A Bear Hunt
Season 4, Episode 12


Going on a Bear Hunt

Air date November 18, 1997
Written by Perri Verdino-Gates
Directed by Fred Holmes
Theme Types of Bears
Helping Friends
Episode Guide
A Different Kind of Mystery
Let's Eat

"Going On A Bear Hunt" is the twelfth episode from the fourth season of Barney & Friends.


As part of their school assignment for "Animal Adventures Week," the children have been asked to bring their favorite stuffed animal to class. As it turns out, they've all brought teddy bears, and each one is different -- black, brown, polar and panda. The children are playing with their bears when Barney appears. In his excitement to see Barney, Stephen leaves his bear on the treehouse steps. When he returns to the stairs for his bear, it's gone! As the children investigate the scene of the missing bear, they discover some clues that may lead them to the bear, and they decide to go on a "Bear Hunt." BJ joins them on their adventure, and they learn about the different places bears live, what they eat, and that they sometimes sleep for a very long time. The missing bear is found, having been "squirreled away" with Scooter!


  1. Barney Theme Song
  2. Me and My Teddy
  3. Oh, Where Has My Teddy Bear Gone?
  4. A Hunting We Will Go
  5. The Bear Hunt
  6. The Bear Went Over the Mountain
  7. The Bear Hunt (Reprise)
  8. It's C-C Cold BRRRR!
  9. The Bear Hunt (Reprise #2)
  10. The Other Day I Met a Bear
  11. The Barney Bag
  12. The Bear Hunt (Reprise #3/Finale)
  13. I Love You


  • This is the second time Scooter had something that belonged to Stephen. The first time was his quarter in "Pennies, Nickels, Dimes".
  • This is the last episode to feature the 1996 BJ costume. It would later return in Let's Go to the Zoo (when BJ tries to get a better picture of an elephant).
  • It is revealed that pandas are one of Kim's favorite type of bears.
  • This episode was inspired by the book by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury.
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