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The sixth season of Barney & Friends premiered on PBS from November 1, 1999 to April 14, 2000 and consisted of twenty episodes. This season continues to display Barney coming to life through a child's imagination, whenever he is needed for something, helping his friends, through educational themes tailored for toddlers, which is the viewing audience.

This season brings back most of the main characters from the previous season, with the exception of Curtis, Kristen, Ashley, Alissa, and Booker T. Bookworm, and adds a new child by the name of Jill. Although Kristen doesn't appear in this season, she would appear in the home videos that were taped after this season finished production.

Much of this season recycles themes from the first three seasons, as they were taken out of circulation on the network after PBS no longer had unlimited broadcast rights to them after April 30, 1998.[1]

This is the final season before major changes took place, including the setting, casting and show production. Most notably, this was the final season to have one of Barney's creators executive produce the show, which was co-creator Dennis DeShazer. This is also the final season to be filmed at the Las Colinas in Irving, Texas as production would move to HIT Entertainment Studios in Carrollton, Texas for the next season.

Production[]

BarneySeason6Cast&Crew

Cast and Crew from "Here Comes The Firetruck!"

Production for this season began in March 1999, as for the second episode "Itty Bitty Bugs", was the first episode being filmed because the Season 6 Barney costume was not finished at the time and ended in July 1999, as for the fifteenth episode, "It's Home To Me", was the final episode being filmed, according to Bob West, the voice of Barney. Despite the second half of the season airing in 2000, all 20 episodes were filmed and produced by 1999. This was the first season to air in two years.

This was the final season to be produced and distributed by Lyrick Studios, as the company would eventually be bought and folded with HIT Entertainment.

Cast[]

Dinosaurs[]

This was the final season in which Barney was voiced by Bob West and performed by David Joyner. David Joyner continued to perform as the character until 2005 which was the same year Bob West returned to voice Barney at the PBS Kids Sprout Launch.

This was also the final season in which BJ was performed by Jeff Brooks.

Hiatus[]

After Season 4, Barney & Friends was contracted for two more seasons up until 1999,[2] with this season being the final within that said contract.

Cast[]

Dinosaurs[]

Children[]

Adults[]

Animals[]

Guest Appearances[]

Episodes[]

# Episode Written By Directed By New Barney Songs Original Airdate
1
"Stick With Imagination!"
Stickwithimagination
Mark S. Bernthal Fred Holmes November 1, 1999
After cleaning up the treehouse, Barney and his friends use their imagination to turn an ordinary stick into many different activities.
2
"Itty Bitty Bugs"
Ittybittybugs
Perri Verdino-Gates Alexander Laughton November 2, 1999
The kids are having an afternoon picnic, when they realize that many insects reside all around them. This leads them to learn about the many different types of insects.
3
"Grandparents Are Grand"
Grandparentsaregrand1999
Shields Freeman Jim Rowley "I'd Love to Sail" November 3, 1999
Barney and the kids throw a surprise party for Kim's grandparents. BJ helps cheer up Jeff who misses his grandparents.
4
"Snack Time!"
Snacktime
Sandra J. Payne Fred Holmes November 4, 1999
Chip shares some afternoon snacks with his friends. Barney opens his own pretend fancy restaurant to help Baby Bop learn the importance of trying new foods.
5
"A Sunny, Snowy Day"
Asunnysnowyday
Perri Verdino-Gates Alexander Laughton November 5, 1999
Robert is showing Jeff and Linda pictures from his summer vacation. Barney comes to life and transforms the playground into an island paradise. Later, Keesha comes to the playground with her new winter clothes that her aunt gave it to her. With a little imagination, it begins to snow! The kids play in the snow and build a snow-dinosaur. It's a day full of super-dee-duper sunny, snowy fun!
6
"You've Got To Have Art"
Youvegottohaveart
Perri Verdino-Gates Fred Holmes November 8, 1999
Barney and the kids spend the day making arts and crafts for the school's art open house. The kids help BJ make something special for Baby Bop.
7
"Five Kinds Of Fun!"
Fivekindsoffun
Stephen White Alexander Laughton
Jim Rowley
November 9, 1999
Barney brings out five special boxes: Each filled with special activities that correspond with one of the five senses.
8
"Count Me In!"
Countmein
Sandra J. Payne Jim Rowley "Sharing Together" November 10, 1999
Hannah's rock collection and Stephen's hat collection gives Barney the opportunity to emphasis the importance of counting. From playing number limbo to counting bubbles, the kids learn that counting can be easy and fun.
9
"Who's Who At The Zoo?"
Whoswhoatthezoo
Noreen Davis
Nina Shelton
Fred Holmes "What Will We See at the Zoo?" November 11, 1999
A search for the hat Robert got at the zoo but has misplaced, a mystery game from Stella, and a visit from a zookeeper all help Barney and his friends learn about animals at the zoo.
10
"Birthday OlΓ©"
Birthdayole
Sandra J. Payne Jim Rowley November 12, 1999
It's Robert's birthday, and Barney and the others are throwing him a surprise birthday fiesta.
11
"Excellent Exercise!"
Excellentexercise
Noreen Davis
Stephen White
Nina Shelton
Alexander Laughton "Exercising...Won't You Come and Join Me?" April 3, 2000
Coach Barney sets up a day filled with exercise activities to show Danny that exercise can be fun. Baby Bop and the kids participate in a relay race.
12
"Brushing Up On Teeth"
Brushinguponteeth
Stephen White Alexander Laughton "What Would I Do Without My Teeth?" April 4, 2000
The kids practice smiling for their school pictures. This prompts Barney to discuss about the importance of dental hygiene. The kids give Barney a pretend dental check-up.
13
"A "Little" Mother Goose"
Alittlemothergoose
Stephen White Jim Rowley April 5, 2000
After Emily struggles with coming up with her own rhyme, Mother Goose visits Barney and the kids to show them that rhyming is easy and fun.
14
"Good Job!"
Goodjob
Evan Viola Fred Holmes "Look at Me, I'm Dancing" April 6, 2000
The kids use Barney's special hopscotch game to "try" on different career jobs.
15
"It's Home To Me"
Itshometome
Perri Verdino-Gates Alexander Laughton April 7, 2000
Hannah brings her dollhouse so her friends can play with it. Each of the kids talk about their favorite room in a house.
16
"How Does Your Garden Grow?"
Howdoesyourgardengrow
Perri Verdino-Gates Jeff Gittle April 10, 2000
Barney and the kids help Mr. Boyd take care for the school garden. The kids make their own box gardens.
17
"You Can Do It!"
Youcandoit
Perri Verdino-Gates Jim Rowley "Growing Big and Tall" April 11, 2000
After feeling frustrated over jumping rope, Baby Bop learns the importance of perseverance.
18
"Here Comes The Firetruck!"
Herecomesthefiretruckepisode
Shields Freeman Alexander Laughton "Do Some Exercise" April 12, 2000
Hannah's firefighter neighbor and her firefighter friend visit the school to talk about fire safety. The kids get to explore a real fire engine.
19
"Ready, Set, Go!"
Readysetgo
Stephen White Alexander Laughton April 13, 2000
Travel Agent Baby Bop takes Barney on an "Imagination Vacation" by using the different modes of transportation.
20
"You Are Special"
Youarespecial
Stephen White Fred Holmes April 14, 2000
Barney gives the kids some empty books to have them fill it with things that makes them special.


Release[]

Broadcast[]

The complete season aired on PBS for the final time from August 18, 2003 to September 12, 2003.

Home media[]

A longer and re-titled version of this episode, "A "Little" Mother Goose", was released on home video as Barney's Rhyme Time Rhythm on March 21, 2000.

Trivia[]

  • Starting in this season, Mera Baker (Keesha) does the fundings for the show. Reruns of Seasons 4 and 5 would use her recording. Seasons 7 and 8 also use her recording. Along with Mera Baker (Keesha) doing the fundings for the show, the fundings itself have changed from "Barney & Friends was made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the financial support of Viewers Like You and by (sponsors)" to "Barney & Friends was made possible by: (sponsors) and by contributions from your PBS stations from Viewers Like You! Thank You!" and this would last until the end of the series but with different backgrounds and announcers and sponsors.
  • This season marks the first season to use the 1999 PBS Kids logo with Dot and Dash.

Costumes[]

Changes[]

Characters[]

  • Stephen starts wearing his glasses in this season.
  • Hannah's ears were pierced and her teeth are braces in this season.
  • In this season, Scooter McNutty and Miss Etta Kette appeared less frequently than they did the previous two seasons.
  • The names on the cubbies in the classroom from left to right are Chip, Robert, Linda, Jeff, Emily, Danny, Keesha, Hannah, Jill, and Stephen.

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