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Rock with Barney

Title card for Rock with Barney.

Rock with Barney is the eighth and final video in the Barney & The Backyard Gang series. It was released exclusively in Neiman Marcus stores on September 21, 1991 when the "Barney Boutiques" opened within Neiman Marcus stores.[1][2] This video had a wide release on January 27, 1992.


Educational Theme: Protect our Earth

After performing their live concert, Adam's mother takes the Backyard Gang to a TV studio where she works. While there; Barney and the Backyard Gang tour the studio on their own, while producing their own show. From a cereal commercial set, a puppet show, the six little ducks, meeting new friends, teddy bears, the US flag, an island paradise, and a makeup place to a jungle while the show is filmed along with many props in the studio. However, with the power of imagination and some movie magic, anything is possible when Barney's around.


The Backyard Gang's New Friends[]


  1. "Barney Theme Song"
  2. "We Are Barney and the Backyard Gang"
  3. "Help Protect the Earth"
  4. "Apples and Bananas"
  5. "Down By the Bay"
  6. "Six Little Ducks"
  7. "Me and My Teddy"
  8. "My Dear Country"
  9. "Yankee Doodle Dandy"
  10. "Tingalayo"
  11. "I Can Laugh"
  12. "The Frog on a Log"
  13. "Good Manners" (also plays instrumentally during the end credits)
  14. "Boom, Boom, Ain't It Great to Be Crazy?"


Home media[]

This video was featured in the "Blockbuster Exclusive" video, Barney's Rockin' Rhyme Time (alongside Barney's Rhyme Time Rhythm).



Behind the Scenes[]

Audio Cassette[]

Rock with Barney (Audio Cassette)

Coloring Books[]


  • This video was originally a Neiman Marcus exclusive, as part of their Barney Boutique.
    • As part of this partnership, the video had several local premieres in the Dallas area. By being an In-Circle Club member, Neiman Marcus customers were able to purchase packages that included a theater viewing of the video. 
  • On the producers' slate, the production is labeled as Barney & Friends.
  • Michael and Amy's Dad is mentioned in this video by Luci.
  • This video was released a month before Barney & Friends began filming.
  • There are many scenes in this video where Amy (Becky Swonke) looks fatigued and weak, especially during "Yankee Doodle Dandy". She also had a bit of trouble speaking normally. This played a major role as to why she left Barney right before Barney & Friends began production.


  • Rickey Carter (Derek) is uncredited for this video.
  • When the kids are picking their things up as they're leaving the studio, Adam's books can be seen falling down as he picks his backpack up.


  • This video marks:
    • The final time the Backyard Gang version of the "Barney Theme Song" is used.
    • The very first and only video to have the Backyard Gang shout Barney's name to bring him to life rather than singing "I Love You" or wishing.
    • The final appearances of Amy and Adam.
    • The first appearance of Kathy.
    • The only appearances of AJ, Joseph, Jennifer, and Adam's Mother.
    • The final appearance of the prototype Season 1 Barney costume.
    • The final appearance of the Dakin Barney Doll on screen.
    • The final time Baby Bop is performed by Dao Knight.
    • The first time, as well as the only Backyard Gang video, where "I Love You" was not performed (although it is heard as an underscore when Barney comes to life and when he and Baby Bop say goodbye).
    • The first time Barney comes to life completely on screen.
    • The second time where the Barney doll does not wink at the end after Barney Goes To School. Instead, when the kids and Adam's mother leave the studio, the camera zooms in to where the donkey prop is, and the donkey winks.
    • The final appearance of The Lyons Group logo at the end of the tape.



  1. 1.0 1.1 CREATING A MONSTER September 1, 1991 Retrieved November 23, 2023
  2. Neiman's to develop children's boutiques August 5, 1991 Retrieved November 23, 2023

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Barney & The Backyard Gang
The Backyard Show (1988) • Three Wishes (1988) • A Day At The Beach (1989) • Waiting for Santa (1990) • Campfire Sing-Along (1990) • Barney Goes To School (1990) • Barney in Concert (1991) • Rock with Barney (1991)
1992: Barney's Magical Musical AdventureBarney's Birthday

1993: Barney's Best MannersBarney Rhymes with Mother GooseBarney's Home Sweet HomesLove To Read, With Barney

1994: Let's Pretend with BarneyBarney's Alphabet ZooBarney Live! In New York CityImagination Island

1995: Barney's Families are SpecialBarney SafetyMaking New FriendsBarney's Birthday / Home Sweet HomesRiding In Barney's CarBarney Songs

1996: Barney's All Aboard For SharingBarney's Talent ShowBarney's Fun & GamesBarney's Exercises Circus / Barney's Parade of NumbersBarney's 1-2-3-4 SeasonsOnce Upon A Time

1997: Barney's Sense-Sational DayBarney's Colors & ShapesBarney's Musical ScrapbookCamp WannarunnaroundBarney's Adventure BusBarney's Stu-u-upendous Puzzle Fun!Barney's Good Day, Good Night

1998: It's Time For CountingDown on Barney's FarmBarney in Outer SpaceMy Party with BarneyBarney's Big SurpriseBarney's Halloween PartyBarney's First AdventuresBarney's Good, Clean Fun! / Barney's Oh, Brother...She's My Sister

1999: Sing & Dance With BarneyWhat A World We ShareWalk Around The Block With BarneyLet's Play School!Barney's Night Before ChristmasMore Barney Songs

2000: Barney's Rhyme Time RhythmBarney's Super Singing CircusCome on Over to Barney's HouseBe My Valentine Love, Barney

2001: Barney's Musical CastleA to Z with BarneyBarney's Dino Dancin' TunesLet's Go To The ZooBarney's Pajama Party

2002: You Can Be Anything!Barney's Beach PartyRound and Round We GoBarney's Christmas Star

2003: Barney Songs from the ParkRead With Me/Dance With MeBarney's It's A Happy Day!It's Nice To Meet YouBarney's Red, Yellow and Blue!Barney's Numbers! Numbers!Barney's Best Manners: Your Invitation to Fun!Happy Mad Silly Sad

2004: Movin' and Groovin'Let's Pretend with BarneyNow I Know My ABCsBarney's Colorful World!Ready, Set, Play!

2005: Let's Go to the FarmJust ImagineEveryone Is SpecialThe Land of Make BelieveCan You Sing That Song?

2006: Let's Make Music

2007: Let's Go To The FirehouseShake Your Dino Tail!Dino-Mite Birthday

2008: Celebrating Around The WorldBarney's Animal ABC'sHi! I'm Riff!The Best of Barney

2009: Once Upon A Dino TaleTop 20 CountdownLet's Go on VacationSharing is Caring!Barney's Jungle FriendsWe Love Our Family
2010: Please & Thank YouEgg-Cellent AdventuresLet's Play OutsideFurry FriendsA-Counting We Will GoBest Fairy Tales

2011: Musical ZooShapes & Colors All AroundI Can Do It!1-2-3 LearnBig World AdventureA Very Merry Christmas

2012: I Love My FriendsClean Up, Clean Up!Planes, Trains & CarsAll About OppositesMost Loveable MomentsLet's Go to the Doctor

2013: Let's Go To The MoonPlay with BarneyDance with BarneyImagine with BarneyMost Huggable MomentsPerfectly Purple

2014: Story Time with BarneyHappy Birthday, Barney!A Super-Dee-Duper DayThis Is How I Feel

2015: Tee-rific Bugs & AnimalsIt's Showtime with BarneyBarney's Worldwide Adventure!

2016: Dinos in the Park

2017: Playground Fun
Other releases
Feature film: Barney's Great Adventure

Blockbuster: Play and Learn with BarneyBarney's Time for SchoolBarney's Rockin' Rhyme TimeBarney's Favorite SongsBarney's Big Top FunBarney's Valentine AdventureMovin' & Groovin' with BarneyBarney's Learning Round-UpBarney's Island SafariBarney's Night-Light StoriesBarney's Summertime FunGoing Places With BarneyOn The Move with BarneySing-Along Fun!

Re-releases: Barney's ABC's and 123'sBarney's Outdoor Fun!Let's Go to the BeachBarney's Book FairFun on WheelsMother Goose Collection