Growing up, there was a lot of Barney being played in the house. While most people remember one Barney (this one) I remember two — that one in the link I just posted and the one shown in the videos posted here. For years, I literally searched for proof of this other Barney’s existence and nearly came to the conclusion that maybe my childhood memory of the “other” Barney was made up.

Well, it’s not! Shown here is the uglier Barney who also sports a deeper voice and a darker purple coat. It’s quite scary if you’re used to seeing the friendly rounded Barney made famous by the kids television show. This one here was apparently the original and was part of the earlier series called The Backyard Show (and then later called Barney & The Backyard Gang).

So look at this. Just look at it.