Sheryl Leach, a working mom in Texas was stuck in traffic when she dreamt up the idea of a plush-toy dinosaur that comes to life and entertains a backyard full of kids with songs and games.
Within a few years the big purple dinosaur was loved by millions of children around the world and hated by their parents who were forced to watch the T-rex on his hit PBS show.
On this episode of History of the 90s host Kathy Kenzora looks back at the story of how Barney changed kids tv programming and why he was so hated by adults.
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Rob Curran, founder of the I Hate Barney Secret Society
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