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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 shepherd 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 Our Tea Party"
  10. "Friendship Song"
  11. "I Love You"


Home media


Behind the Scenes



  • This episode marked:
    • The final episode to be aired and produced in 4:3 standard definition.
    • The final episode to feature the Barney Says segment after being used for exactly sixteen years throughout the course of the series' run minus the exception of seasons nine, ten, and eleven which had different segments replacing them.


Release date

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"