Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Species: Frog
Profession: Ferryman
Location: Great Forest
Friends and Family
Toad Patrol
Behind the Scenes
First Appearance:
  "Trojan Duck"
Voiced by:
Norman Mikeal Berketa
The name is Barnaby, and the pleasure is... all yours, of course.

— Barnaby, "Trojan Duck"

Barnaby (voiced by Norman Mikeal Berketa), the cousin of Calypso, is a green frog that lives in a marsh in the Great Forest. He ferries other small creatures across his pond in exchange for food.[1]

Barnaby wears leaf spats and a scarf made of grass stems.


Incredibly egotistical, Barnaby only cares about himself and usually disregards the feelings of others. He believes frogs are better than toads in every way, and never hesitates to let it be known.[1] When he encounters the Toad Patrol, he constantly makes fun of them, mocking the way they speak and even their very nature.[1] However, Barnaby's views on toads drastically change after the Toad Patrol save him from a wandering dog.[1] This turn of events pushes the frog to befriend the toadlets despite a rocky start. He even returns the favour later on in the series by saving them from Erebus.[2]

Memorable quotes

Trojan Duck

  • (sees his reflection in the water) "My, my, my! Just look at me! What a frog!"
  • "Do you mind? You're ruining the view."
  • (gasps in horror) "Toads?! Did you say toads? Did he say toads? He said toads, didn't he?"
  • (picking petals off a daisy) "I love me. I love me not. I love me. I love me not... Oh, who am I kidding? I love me!"
  • "Now what should I do? I know!" (looks at own reflection) "Look at me!"

The Bridge

  • "Diplomacy is like acting... only more respected."
  • "Oh, Erebus. It is Erebus, isn't it? Of course it is. And what a fine name it is."


  • Although Barnaby loves to sing, he's not particularly good at it.[1]
  • In the first season, Barnaby's skin is a solid green. In the second, it is more of a turquoise.
  • Just like real life frogs, Barnaby eats flies.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "Trojan Duck", Episode 7 (season 1); Toad Patrol, 1999.
  2. "The Bridge", Episode 25 (season 2); Toad Patrol, 1999.