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"The Reluctant Dragon: A Fairy Tale Adventure" is the tenth and final episode from the twelfth season of Barney & Friends.


After the kids judge a spider by its creepy looks, Barney tells them the story of "The Reluctant Dragon" where a shepard became friends with a dragon, who was judged by her appearance.

Stories: The Reluctant Dragon


  1. Barney Theme Song
  2. Let's Go
  3. Itsy Bitsy Spider
  4. What Should I Do?
  5. Best of Friends (Scene Taken from: "The Misbegotten Moon: A Space Adventure")
  6. Everyone is Special
  7. I Look a Little Scary, But I'm Not
  8. The Flight of Bumblebee (Instrumental)
  9. Welcome to My Tea Party
  10. Friendship Song
  11. I Love You


Home media


  • The Barney costume used in this episode is similar to one of the two costumes used in season eleven.
  • This is the final episode to air in 4:3 and standard definition. Starting with the next episode, the series switched into 16:9 high definition.
Season Twelve episodes
"Way to Go!" • "The Misbegotten Moon" • "The Sword in the Sandbox" • "Riff to the Rescue!" • "Lights! Camera! Action!"
• "To Catch a Thief" • "The Magic Lamp" • "The Amazing Captain Pickles" • "A Game for Everyone" • "The Reluctant Dragon"