This singing Barney doll arrived at our home one day when our
daughter’s Godmother surprised her one day when she was just two years old. The Plush
Barney the Purple Dinosaur sang his signature, “I Love You Song” and a
new generation of Barney admirers was created.
has been a few years since the last show of Barney & Friends aired
in November 2, 2010, but his shows can still be seen airing on PBS
stations like Sprout. And our kids have been watching old reruns since
they were babies themselves.
I was a rebellious teenager when Barney first aired in April 6, 1992,
the singing dinosaur proved to be a helpful and educational friend when
our eldest girl was born in 1999. She was a huge fan for many of her
formative years and had several Barney the Purple Dinosaur dolls that were ultimately lost
to time and travel.
may have been a bit of a cynical pre-teen to experience the feelings
herself, but as I saw our daughter unwrap her singing Barney plush doll, the
memory of Barney that spanned two decades came rushing back!
was created by Sheryl Leach in 1987 as an educational television show
for her son, and the process of her work led to its first airing in
1992. Barney was a giant Purple and Green Tyrannosaurus Rex that
presented himself to imaginative children as a large plush doll.
friends the green three year old Triceratops Baby Bop, the yellow seven
year old Protoceratops B.J., and the orange six year old Hadrosaur Riff
would comprise of the giant living stuffed dinosaurs that would
educate, sing and dance with their imaginative human children
show bid its inevitable farewell in November of 2010, but will forever
live in reruns, and VHS recordings deep in the archives of our garage.
luckily, his likeness is reborn in this cute and cuddly nine inch I
Love You Barney doll with a song activator in his belly. Now over three
years later, Barney singing doll is part of our daughter’s stuffed
every once in awhile, I can hear the Musical Barney Plush Doll singing his signature I Love
You song from across the hall, and all the memories come rushing back