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A New Barney the Dinosaur Documentary Exposes the Shocking Dark Side of the Children's Program from the 1990s.

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One of the most adored children's figures in the world became the object of animosity.

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This is the gloomy tale of Barney, the popular talking dinosaur. And Peacock's two-part documentary "I Love You, You Hate Me," which debuts on October 12, will examine that tale.

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According to the streamer's description, the series will track "the rise and fall of Barney the Dinosaur's angry backlash—and what it says about the human impulse to hate."

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"People were unable to comprehend that this was simply a show as Al Roker claims that the popularity of her adored persona was skyrocketing. So start the beating now."

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The "bashing" included physically damaging Barney items, distributing false information and even making murder threats against the cast members, crew, and their families.

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They were going to come for me and they were going to kill me, as former Barney actor Bob West recalled in the teaser.

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The series may also discuss a 2013 shooting involving Patrick Leach, In 2015, he was given a 15-year prison term for shooting his neighbour Eric Shanks in the chest.

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At the end of the trailer, a subject is interviewed and says, "I don't think you could ever suppose someone would go and shoot someone."