I Love You, You Hate Me is an upcoming docuseries that explores the rise and fall of Barney the Dinosaur, one of the world’s most beloved children’s characters.
I Love You, You Hate Me is set to premiere on Peacock on 12 October.
Cast and creators
- Bob West
- David Joyner
- Sloan Coleman
- Stephen White
- Bob Singleton
Directed by Tommy Avallone
Produced by Trent Johnson
“I Love You, You Hate Me is a limited series chronicling the rise and fall of Barney the Dinosaur’s furious backlash — and what it says about the human need to hate. From Barney-bashing to frat parties to homicidal video games, something in American society broke into a million pieces, and it’s never been put together again… or is this just who we were all along?”
“Barney and Friends” was one of the most watched television programs and the first show on public television to be aimed primarily at toddlers.
People who worked on the “Barney and Friends” show share stories about how the world quickly turned against the friendly dinosaur Barney, rejecting the show’s values of inclusion and respect.
From Barney-bashing to frat parties mocking the character, the purple dinosaur and those who worked on the show became targets.
Bob West, a Barney performer, reveals that death threats were made against his entire family and that someone was shot during an incident involving the purple dinosaur.