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"Howdy, Friends!" is the ninth episode from the fifth season of Barney & Friends.


A make-believe game of "cowboys" takes an imaginative turn when a tumbling tumbleweed leads the group to Buckaroo Barney's Dude Ranch. The children learn about real cowboys as they try on authentic western wear and have a real chuck wagon dinner of "beans and biscuits." Through the Adventure Screen, Barney shows the young cowpokes what modern cowboys do. Later the children meet the "Riders in the Sky" cowboys, who delight the group with a western song and some simple lessons about doing things "the cowboy way!"


  1. "Barney Theme Song"
  2. "Why?"
  3. "My Jeans are Always Blue"
  4. "Old Dan Tucker"
  5. "Turkey in the Straw (Barney's Version)"
  6. "Get Along Little Doggies"
  7. "How Does He Yodel?"
  8. "I Love You"



UK's Double Pack release with E-I-E-I-O

International edits[]

In some international versions, this episode was shortened.

  • Additionally, in the international versions, the song "How Does He Yodel?" is not translated and remains in English.

Home media[]



  • This episode marked:
    • The only time the children are dressed up throughout the entire episode.
    • The first time Chip and Jeff appear together.
    • The only appearance of Riders in the Sky in the show.
      • Thus, this is the only time their song "How Does He Yodel?" is performed.
      • Joey Miskulin (the accordionist from "Riders in the Sky") doesn't appear in this episode for unknown reasons. However, throughout the song "How Does He Yodel?" the accordion is clearly heard.


Season Five episodes
"Books Are Fun!" • "Trading Places" • "Safety First!" • "Circle of Friends" • "The One And Only You" • "Barney's Band"
• "Try It, You'll Like It!" • "Colors All Around" • "Howdy, Friends!" • "Seven Days A Week" • "Hidden Treasures"
• "A Royal Welcome" • "Sweet As Honey" • "First Things First!" • "Aunt Rachel Is Here!" • "It's A Rainy Day!" • "Easy Does It!"
• "What's In A Name?" • "A Very Special Mouse" • "A Package Of Friendship"