Why the naughty step for him? Firstly, because Barney is the most terrifying creation of the last two centuries. He freaks me out. He's even more terrifying than Iggle Piggle. Just look at him. I mean, really look. Those eyes, the mouth, the mittens for hands. You see what I mean? Spooky stuff.
Secondly, he's not even a proper dinosaur (and I know my dinosaurs). Thirdly, there's his voice. Have you heard his voice? It is worse than fingernails scraping down a blackboard and reduces me to a ball of seething anger every time I hear it. And finally (although I really could keep going for some time), I'm putting Barney on the naughty step because he skips around annoyingly in badly designed sets of mock parks and gardens and is friendly with a gang of stage school kids who, quite frankly, are lucky not to have been put on the naughty step instead of him.
So Barney, I am sorry, but it is the naughty step for you, my purple friend. I strongly suggest you sit there for a very, very long time and think about the consequences of your actions. Phew. I feel much better for that.
I now pass the delight of naughty stepping someone onto the following. Enjoy!