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Stella is a storyteller who appeared in the Barney franchise from 1995 up to 2008. She was portrayed by the late actress Phyllis Cicero.


Stella's job is traveling around the world to tell stories. On many occasions, she has visited Barney and his friends, usually by something they said. She always brings new stories to tell, coming from locations like Greece, Mexico, Brazil and many more places. If available, the good-bye phrase has been pronounced in a different language before Stella leaves. As she leaves, she notably says her catchphrase "Toodles!".

Stella owns a cat named Muffin as seen in "Camera Safari".

Stella has twelve cousins as seen in "It's Time For Counting".

Stories/Memories that Stella tells and Countries she visits[]

Season 3 (1995)[]

  1. Paolo and Louis: The Two Brothers (Room for Everyone) - Brazil
  2. Moo Moo, Cluck Cluck, Tweet Tweet Tweet (Shopping for a Surprise!) - Martinique
  3. The Little Red Hen (Any Way You Slice It) - Texas, USA
  4. The Fisherman and his Wife (Gone Fishing!) - Tahiti
  5. The Lion and the Mouse (Camera Safari) - Thailand
  6. The Little Engine that Could (Who's Who on the Choo Choo?) - Scotland, UK
  7. The Treasure of Coco Island (Ship, Ahoy!) - Venice, Italy
  8. The Three Butterflies (Up We Go!) - Japan

Once Upon A Time (1996)[]

  1. Rumpelstiltskin / Rapunzel / Goldilocks and the Three Bears - Norway/Hawaii

Season 4 (1997)[]

  1. The Elephant and the Mouse (First Day of School) - India
  2. The Gingerbread Man (Waiting for Mr. MacRooney) - Holland, Netherlands
  3. The Story Quilt (It's Tradition) - Mexico
  4. The City Mouse and the Country Mouse (A Different Kind of Mystery) - Australia
  5. The North Wind and the Sun (Easy, Breezy Day!) - Chicago, Illinois, USA
  6. The Princess and the Frog (Once a Pond a Time) - France

It's Time For Counting (1998)[]

  1. Germany/Texas/Illinois/Tucson, Arizona

Season 5 (1998)[]

  1. The Dog and his Shadow (Trading Places) - Greece
  2. A Young Girl Who Lived in a Shoe (The One and Only You) - London, England, UK
  3. The Rainforest (It's a Rainy Day!) - The Amazon Rainforest, South America
  4. Glenda and the Wheelbarrow (Easy Does It!) - Finland

What A World We Share (1999)[]

  1. Stone Soup - Arizona, USA

Season 6 (1999-2000)[]

  1. The Little Red Hen (Snack Time!) - France
  2. Stone Soup (Count Me In!) - Colorado, USA
  3. Taking Turns (story) (Who's Who at the Zoo?) - Ghana, Africa
  4. The Three Little Pigs (It's Home to Me) - Michigan, USA
  5. Be Yourself (You Are Special) - Egypt

The Best of Barney (2008)[]

  1. Barney's Memory Book - Mexico


Stella and Mrs Turner

Stella and Mrs. Turner in "Barney & Baby Bop Go to the Library"

  • Stella made several appearances in Barney Books, in both illustrated and photographed form.
  • Although Stella travels around the world, she has never visited Argentina, New Zealand, Canada, Belgium, Russia, Jamaica, China, Ireland, Austria, Denmark, Kenya, Switzerland, and the Czech Republic.
  • Stella never appeared with any of the original kids or the original Backyard Gang, including Michael, Amy, Adam, Luci, Tina, Derek, Jason, Jesse, Rebecca, David, and David (Robert Hurtekant).
  • The only kid that Stella never appeared with was Linda, though she appeared with her in the promotional photo for Season 5.
  • "It's Time For Counting" and "The Best of Barney" are the only times Stella makes an appearance, but does not tell a story.
  • After Barney & Friends ended, the whereabouts of her door that she used to travel is unknown.
  • She used 2 different kinds of suitcases in the series.
  • In "What A World We Share", it is revealed that Stella gets a sticker everywhere she goes to travel, puts them on her suitcase, and that's how she remembered where she's been.
  • She is briefly mentioned in the episode "It's Raining, It's Pouring...".

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