Barney & Friends Episode
Circle of Friends
Season 5, Episode 4



Air date November 5, 1998
Written by Heidi B. Kirby
Directed by Jim Rowley
Theme Circle Shapes
Helping Friends
Episode Guide
Safety First!
The One And Only You

"Circle of Friends" is the 4th episode from Season 5 of Barney & Friends.


Barney and the kids spend a day of finding, playing with, and consuming all things circular. BJ eats far too many pancakes and gets a tummy-ache, so they help him feel better.

Song List

  1. Barney Theme Song
  2. Ring Around the Rosie
  3. The Yum Yum Song
  4. The Tummy Song
  5. Laugh With Me!
  6. When You Have a Ball
  7. I Can See It on Your Face
  8. Painting the Shapes
  9. You Can Count on Me
  10. I Love You


  • This marks the first episode, since Barney Songs, to be directed by Jim Rowley.
  • This is another time something happens to the Barney doll before coming to life. It was when Hannah puts the Barney doll at the center of the hula-hoop as she and the others play a game of "Ring Around the Rosie". After they sing "we all fall down", Barney comes to life.
  • This is the second time that Barney gets stuck in a hula hoop. The first time was in Twice Is Nice!

International Edits

  • In some international versions, this episode was shortened.