Former teacher Sheryl Leach, who noted her 2-year-old son’s fascination with dinosaurs at a museum exhibit, created the first Barney program, sold at video stores beginning in 1987. The show has aired on PBS since 1992.
He’s big, he’s purple and he’s not going anywhere.
The athletic Carey Stinson is the hopping, dancing person inside the 30-pound purple suit. The distinctive voice, locked away in a dark sound room above the parklike set, belongs to former Radio Disney Deejay Dean Wendt.
Harms says on her Web page that “the kids on Barney & Friends would follow him off a cliff, if he sang a snappy song.”
Mon., Sept. 18, 2006
The new season that kicks off today adds a new splash of color, a tiny orange hadrosaur named Riff. The pint-sized cousin of Barney’s pals BJ and Baby Bop loves music, showing his enjoyment when his crest blinks with colorful light.
Barney really is two people, as are each of his dinosaur sidekicks.
The familiar strains of “I love you, you love me” will echo for many years to come if executive producer Karen Barnes has her way. Barnes sees a limitless future for the sappy reptile.
Hadrosaur Riff, front, joins the cast of “Barney & Friends” this year. (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)
He's big, he's purple and he's not going anywhere. Barney, the sugary sweet dinosaur loved by toddlers, is back for another season on public television, where he has been singing and dancing for 14 years.
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