The colour purpleBMJ 2009; 339 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b4425 (Published 28 October 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4425
- Des Spence, general practitioner, Glasgow
“Barney, Barney, Barney,” the children chant at 5 30 on a Saturday morning. It’s his purple skin, his shiny white teeth, fixed smile, and sycophantic friends—but most of all his nauseating singing voice and phoney sugary lyrics—that I object to. I have endured his presence in my house for years and suffered his music tapes on car journeys. I deeply resent Barney the dinosaur. And with early mornings come early nights. So usually I can stand only 10 minutes of Question Time; bored by …
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