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Sandra J. Payne is former writer in the Barney franchise from 1999 until 2002.

About Sandra J. Payne

Since she began her freelance career in 1996, Payne has been a professional writer, and since 2000, a filmmaker, particularly for the web. She has extensive experience writing, directing and producing web series, and award-winning short films and trailers. Payne also has written award-winning scripts, two optioned feature scripts, and has been a columnist and feature article writer for magazines for several years. She has credits in children's TV, have written various ancillary products for children's entertainment properties, and have a published baby board book and a coffee table book of photographs.

Barney & Friends

Payne has wrote six television episodes and one direct-to-home video called "Be My Valentine, Love Barney." Prior to writing for the Barney, she worked for the children's television show, Wishbone, writing ancillary products and marketing materials.

Wheel of Fortune

She appeared on Wheel of Fortune on December 29, 2021 where her time writing for Barney was brought up. Pat Sajak says he went to see Barney live, though he does not mention if he took his kids. Pat also asked her questions related to Barney such as if he is still performing, if she knew him and if she is not tired of talking about him.

She missed the second toss up, though she won the prize puzzle and ended up going to the bonus round, but she did not solve the bonus round puzzle.

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