How Bout A Hug? is the 21st episode of Season 1 of Barney & Friends. Its original airdate was in May 4, 1992.


After a gloomy day, Barney try to cheer the Scooter McNutty, Miss Etta Kette and the kids up by doing happy things for them.


  • Barney
  • Scooter McNutty
  • Miss Etta Kette
  • Adam
  • Michael
  • Min
  • Kathy


  1. Barney Theme Song
  2. It's OK to Cry
  3. Boom Boom! Ain't It Great to Be Crazy?
  4. Looby Loo
  5. People Helping Other People
  6. S-M-I-L-E
  7. If You're Happy and You Know It
  8. I Love You


  • Barney has his Season 1 voice and Late 1990/1991-1992 costume.
  • The Barney costume used in this episode was also seen in "Rock with Barney".
  • The Barney voice used in this episode was also heard in "Hop to It!".
  • The musical arrangements used in this episode were also heard in "The Queen of Make-Believe".

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