Barney Backyard show is one of the popular children's shows, in America that was aimed at toddlers. This show was created with the purpose of inculcating basic values in the minds of the preschoolers. The character Barney was the mastermind creation of Sheryl Leach Duncan, in 1987. She wanted to create a TV show that would be a source of education and entertainment for her son. She then formed a team and made a series of home videos and called the show 'Barney and the Gang'. The character Barney was of a purple dinosaur with human-like persona. It was a friendly character with an optimistic attitude and was designed to be friendly to the toddlers and educate them by playing children's song and signing around trees. Barney was later joined by the characters 'Baby Bop' and 'BJ'. These videos were moderately successful, however Barney's popularity soared when the characters and format of the show were revamped and picked up by the Public Broadcasting System, in 1992. The name of the series was then changed to the now all so familiar 'Barney & Friends', and was produced by Lyrick Studios. Although the show attracted occasional criticism, it received substantial positive reviews from critics. Some critics alleged that the show lacked educational values. However, the study conducted by Yale researches concluded that the program contained age-appropriate educational material, and was in fact an excellent example of preschool television programming. The show became famous worldwide among preschoolers. It had a series of videos with varying educational theme presented through fun programming. Some of the more popular shows are the 'The Backyard Show' (1988), 'Three Wishes' (1989), 'A Day at The Beach' (1989), 'Barney Goes To Schoo'l (1990), etc. With the show being telecasted and translated into many different foreign languages, the popularity of the series has spread across the world.