Barbara would be the Critic-In-Residence for the Muppet News. She begins a diatribe about The Muppet Show and chides executive producer Jim Henson for creating such a boring program starring puppets. She points out the one bright spot of the program - the Muppet News - if only because of her role on it. The Newsman, getting increasingly frustrated with her review, eventually drags her offstage by the neck, as she complains about the violence on television.
The proposed character's name references broadcast journalist and famous interviewer, Barbara Walters.