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Quotation1 No matter what you call it, the magic of imagination can make every day more special! Quotation2

"The Queen Of Make-Believe" is the first episode of the first season, as well as the series premiere of Barney & Friends.


It looks like rain. But Min has decided to become the Queen of Make-Believe. Suddenly, it looks like lots of fun! With Barney leading his friends on a romp of games, songs, and activities. They put on a pretend tea-party, build a robot with boxes, they even create some special "stretching exercises" for the imagination. Pretending, make-believing, or imagining - children learn it's always called fun.

Poems: "The Anything String"


  1. "Barney Theme Song"
  2. "Old King Cole"
  3. "Old King Cole" (Reprise)
  4. "If All the Raindrops"
  5. "I'm A Little Teapot"
  6. "The Barney Bag"
  7. "I'm a Little Robot"
  8. "Animal Parade"
  9. "The Rocket Song"
  10. "I Love You"



In international dubs and co-productions, the songs, "I'm a Little Teapot" and "I'm a Little Robot" (which share the same tune), were not sung, rather cutting to Michael (or a another cast member in non-dub versions) coming out of the robot.


Baniwa Chingudeul[]

  • A cloud silhouette of Barney doesn't appear in this version while a cloud silhouette of a turtle does.
  • "What I Want to Be" and "Laugh With Me!" replace the two former songs: "I'm a Little Robot" and "I'm a Little Robot".
  • The Anything String is not used in this version.
  • Barney and the kids get scared by the thunder when they were looking at rain through the window unlike in the original version.
  • The kids don't dress up as animals during "Animal Parade" in this version.

Home media[]

This episode was released on VHS by Time Life.


  • This episode marked:
  • Despite being listed as a song on the back of Time Life version of the VHS cover, the song, "Yankee Doodle", is not featured in this episode.
  • Shawn would later wear the same shirt in "Happy Birthday, Barney!"
  • Tina would later wear the same shirt in "Alphabet Soup!" and "1-2-3-4-5 Senses!"
  • Michael would later wear the same shirt in "Let's Help Mother Goose!"


Season One episodes
"The Queen Of Make-Believe" • "My Family's Just Right for Me" • "Playing It Safe" • "Hop to It!" • "Eat, Drink And Be Healthy!" • "Four Seasons Day" • "The Treasure Of Rainbow Beard" • "Going Places!" • "Caring Means Sharing" • "Down On Barney's Farm" • "What's That Shadow?" • "Happy Birthday, Barney!" • "Alphabet Soup!" • "Our Earth, Our Home" • "Let's Help Mother Goose!" • "Be a Friend" • ""I Just Love Bugs"" • "When I Grow Up..." • "1-2-3-4-5 Senses!" • "Practice Makes Music" • "Hi, Neighbor!" • " A Camping We Will Go!" • "A Splash Party, Please" • "Carnival Of Numbers • "A World Of Music" • "Doctor Barney Is Here!" • "Oh, What A Day!" • "Home Sweet Homes" • "Hola, Mexico!" • "Everyone Is Special"