Barney & Friends Episode
First Things First!
Season 5, Episode 14



Air date November 19, 1998
Written by Mark S. Bernthal
Directed by Fred Holmes
Theme Playing with Friends
Taking Turns
Episode Guide
Sweet As Honey
Aunt Rachel Is Here!

"First Things First!" is the fourteenth episode from the fifth season of Barney & Friends.


Barney teaches BJ and the group that planning a happy day is like building a puzzle. You add to it bit by bit from the first fun thing you do till the last! They play with trains; play hide & seek; dress up; draw pictures; Barney reads his own illustrated version of ‘The Tortoise and The Hare’; dance and sing. After each activity, another mysterious puzzle piece turns up until, in the end, all are able to see what makes a day really super-deee-duper for Barney!

Stories: The Tortoise and the Hare


  1. Barney Theme Song
  2. I've Been Working on the Railroad
  3. Taking Turns
  4. The More We Play Together
  5. Animal Parade
  6. Colors Make Me Happy
  7. Books Are Fun!
  8. The Gaggle, Giggle, Wiggle Dance
  9. I Love You