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"Let's Help Mother Goose!" is the fifteenth episode from the first season of Barney & Friends.


Mother Goose needs help! A bookworm has eaten the pages from her book of nursery rhymes, and Barney and the kids must help Mother Goose remember some missing nursery rhymes! Songs, dances, puzzles, and puppets showcase more than 20 favorite rhymes... and Barney's friends learn how much fun a book can be!

Songs/Nursury Rhymes[]

  1. "Barney Theme Song"
  2. "Mother Goose, Please Appear"
  3. "I'm Mother Goose"
  4. "Hey Diddle Diddle"
  5. "Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater"
  6. "Humpty Dumpty"
  7. "Old King Cole"
  8. Tea Party Medley: "Polly Put the Kettle On"/"Little Jack Horner"/"The Muffin Man"/"Pat-A-Cake"/"Pease Porridge Hot"/"Polly Put the Kettle On" (Reprise)
  9. "Peter Piper"
  10. "Three Little Kittens"
  11. "Rub-a-Dub-Dub"
  12. "Jack Be Nimble"
  13. "One, Two, Buckle My Shoe"
  14. Outdoor Medley: "Jack and Jill"/"Little Miss Muffet"/"Little Boy Blue"/"Mary, Mary Quite Contrary"
  15. "Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush"
  16. "I Love You"



In the 1993 PBS pledge drive marathon version, the songs, "I'm Mother Goose", the "Tea Party Medley", and "Peter Piper", were omitted, presumably for time constraints.

International edits[]

In international cuts of this episode, the "Tea Party Medley" and "The Mulberry Bush" are sung, but cut short.

Home media[]

On May 26, 1993, this episode was released on home video as Barney Rhymes with Mother Goose. Unlike other Barney & Friends episodes from the first season, it was never released by Time Life.


Behind the Scenes[]


  • Zippity the Hamster is mentioned in this episode.
  • This episode marked:
    • The first appearance of Mother Goose, as well as the only time she appeared with Kathy and Michael.
    • The first episode to have the name of a character that isn't Barney in the title.
  • This episode reveals that Mother Goose has been friends with Barney for a long time.
  • When Mother Goose leaves to return to her book at the end of the episode the picture rotates to show her book, but in the season two episode "Honk! Honk! A Goose On The Loose!", she magically disappears.

Season One episodes
"The Queen Of Make-Believe" • "My Family's Just Right for Me" • "Playing It Safe" • "Hop to It!" • "Eat, Drink And Be Healthy!" • "Four Seasons Day" • "The Treasure Of Rainbow Beard" • "Going Places!" • "Caring Means Sharing" • "Down On Barney's Farm" • "What's That Shadow?" • "Happy Birthday, Barney!" • "Alphabet Soup!" • "Our Earth, Our Home" • "Let's Help Mother Goose!" • "Be a Friend" • ""I Just Love Bugs"" • "When I Grow Up..." • "1-2-3-4-5 Senses!" • "Practice Makes Music" • "Hi, Neighbor!" • " A Camping We Will Go!" • "A Splash Party, Please" • "Carnival Of Numbers • "A World Of Music" • "Doctor Barney Is Here!" • "Oh, What A Day!" • "Home Sweet Homes" • "Hola, Mexico!" • "Everyone Is Special"