Barney docu-series trailer released by Peacock: The “I love you, you hate me” documentary series from Peacock just debuted a devastating new teaser. Many children were attracted Barney and Friends children’s television phenomenon that ran for 14 seasons, from 1992 to 2010, and taught viewers valuable life skills like forgiving others and sharing.
However, the darker side of the lovable Tyrannosaurus rex’s reputation also comes to light, including the series’ association with death threats and how the character has served as a spark for prejudice.
The teaser asks the question, “Why does the world love to hate?” before listing instances of emotional opposition to the costumed personality over time. “Some of the rumors I’ve heard: Barney hides drugs in his tail,” says a man in the promo.
The actor who played Barney, Bob West, described how serious the allegations became and how they eventually led to terrifying death threats against his family. “They were violent and frank, death and dismemberment of my family,” he recalled. “They were going to come and find me and they were going to kill me.”
You can watch the trailer below:
Tommy Avalone, who directed The Bill Murray Stories recently spoke with People about his personal relationship with the beloved TV dinosaur that won over millions of young viewers.
“Barney came on TV when I was only 10 years old and I admit I didn’t understand him. As a teenager, for one of my birthdays, I asked my aunt to make me a Barney costume so my friends and I could beat him up on camera.” he said to the people.
New ‘Barney’ docu-series for the Peacock will reveal the dark side of the children’s show, including death threats, drug rumors and intense hatred.
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He added, “A few years later, doing this documentary series, it feels good to be on the other side and not hate Barney anymore. Now that I have children of my own, I understand all the love that went into creating the purple dinosaur.” The Peacock Network Will Debut “I love you, you hate me” on October 12.