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"Pistachio" is the first half of the first episode from the eleventh season of Barney & Friends.

Plot[]

While Baby Bop, BJ, Riff, and the kids are painting pictures of the bouquet of flowers in a watering can that is facing them, Barney comes in crunching his pistachios really loud. He just can't get enough of them. Barney then realizes that he's all out, so he goes inside to get some. Baby Bop, BJ, and Riff realize that Barney has an addiction to the pistachios, but as they go inside the caboose, Barney prepares some pistachio treats for them like pistachio ice cream and more. Baby Bop, BJ, and Riff don't want to eat it since they all look weird, so they decide to hide them. They then decide to tell Barney a story of "The Popcorn Pot". Afterwards, Baby Bop, BJ, and Riff tell Barney that he's been eating too many. Barney realizes his mistake.

Music curriculum: Rhyming word play[1]

Stories: "The Popcorn Pot"

Songs[]

  1. "Barney Theme Song"
  2. "Just Can't Get Enough"
  3. "Icy, Creamy Ice Cream"
  4. "What a Big Mistake!"
  5. "A Friend Like You"

Production[]

Development[]

Around this time, writers of Barney & Friends were instructed to write "conflict based" episodes, rather than continuing the curriculum format from the previous seasons. Intended as a joke due to the new rules, longtime series writer Stephen White presented the idea of an episode about addictions. Hoping the new management would say no, the idea was in line with what they wanted to do with the series.[2]

Trivia[]

  • Stephen White, the writer for this episode, considers this episode to be non-canon.

Occurrences[]

  • This episode reveals another one of Barney's favorite foods, this time being pistachios.
  • This episode marks the first and only time that Barney learns a lesson (it's usually Barney that gives lessons to his friends).

References[]

Season Eleven episodes
"Pistachio"/"Full Team Ahead" • "The Magic Words"/"Litterbot" • "Bop 'til You Drop"/"The Sleepless Sleepover" •
"Little Red Rockin' Hood"/"The Whole Truth" • "The Wind and the Sun"/"The Nature of Things" •
"The New Kid"/"Grandpa's Visit" • "The Big Garden"/"Listen!" • "Lost and Found"/"Pot Full of Sunshine" •
"Trail Boss Barney"/"Get Happy!" • "For the Fun of It"/"Starlight, Star Bright" • "Big as Barney"/"No, No, No!" •
"The Emperor's Contest"/"Beethoven's Hear!" • "Guess Who?"/"Sweet Treats" • "Best in Show"/"The Chase" •
"Dream Big"/"That's What a Mommy Is" • "The Shrinking Blankey"/"The Awful Tooth" •
"The Blame Game"/"What's Your Name?" • "The Magic Caboose"/"BJ the Great" • "Gift of the Dinos"/"A Visit to Santa" •
"Riff's Musical Zoo"/"The Princess and the Frog"

"Pistachio" is the first half of the fifth episode from the fourteenth season of Barney & Friends.

Plot[]

While Baby Bop, BJ, Riff, and the kids are painting pictures of the bouquet of flowers in a watering can that is facing them, Barney comes in crunching his pistachios really loud. He just can't get enough of them. Barney then realizes that he's all out, so he goes inside to get some. Baby Bop, BJ, and Riff realize that Barney has an addiction to the pistachios, but as they go inside the caboose, Barney prepares some pistachio treats for them like pistachio ice cream and more. Baby Bop, BJ, and Riff don't want to eat it since they all look weird, so they decide to hide them. They then decide to tell Barney a story of "The Popcorn Pot". Afterwards, Baby Bop, BJ, and Riff tell Barney that he's been eating too many. Barney realizes his mistake.

Music curriculum: Rhyming word play[1]

Stories: "The Popcorn Pot"

Songs[]

  1. "Barney Theme Song"
  2. "Just Can't Get Enough"
  3. "Icy, Creamy Ice Cream"
  4. "What a Big Mistake!"
  5. "A Friend Like You"

References[]

Season Fourteen episodes
"Gift of the Dinos"/"Winter" • "Riff's Musical Zoo"/"Boats" • "The Magic Caboose"/"Arts" • "Movement"/"Separation" • "Pistachio"/"BJ's Snack Attack" • "Bop 'til You Drop"/"Sharing" • "Little Red Rockin' Hood"/"Differences" •
"Butterflies"/"The Nature of Things" • "China"/"Welcome, Cousin Riff" • "Rabbits"/"Listen!" • "The Big Garden"/"Get Happy!" • "Big as Barney"/"The Chase" • "Playing Games"/"No, No, No!" • "The Emperor's Contest"/"The Whole Truth" • "Seeing"/"Beethoven's Hear!" • "Best in Show"/"Ducks and Fish" • "The Shrinking Blankey"/"Things I Can Do" •
"Mother Goose"/"Fun with Reading" • "The Blame Game"/"Airplanes" • "The New Kid"/"The Princess and the Frog"

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