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Barney & Friends
Hop to It!
Season 1, Episode 4
Air date April 9, 1992
Written by Mark S. Bernthal
Directed by Jim Rowley
Episode List
Playing It Safe
Eat, Drink and Be Healthy!

"Hop to It!" is the fourth episode from the first season of Barney & Friends.


When Tina and Luci are playing basketball, Tina is disappointed when she can't perform a basketball trick like her sister can. Barney stops by to show Tina all the great things she can do with exercise. Barney and the kids play games and sing songs about exercise and find out how fun it is to learn about their bodies. With new found energy and confidence, Tina ends up being able to do the trick.

Educational Theme: Exercising and Keeping Fit

Stories: None


Luci and Tina playing basketball

Song List

  1. Barney Theme Song
  2. Tina's Sad Song
  3. Our Friend Barney Has A Face
  4. The Clapping Song
  5. The Exercise Song
  6. Move Your Body
  7. The Shape Up Freeze
  8. The Shape Up Freeze (Reprise)
  9. Animals in Motion
  10. I Love You


  • Barney (Body: David Joyner, Voice: Bob West)
  • Baby Bop (Body: Jenny Dempsey, Voice: Julie Johnson) (cameo)
  • Michael (Brian Eppes)
  • Luci (Leah Gloria)
  • Tina (Jessica Zucha)
  • Min (Pia Manalo)

International Edits

  • In the Hebrew adaption, the second and last verse of Animals in Motion are removed.


  • This is the only episode in which every song (save for "The Barney Theme Song" and "I Love You") is a new Barney song.
  • In the Israeli version of the episode ("Hands on the Head"), after the kids get Barney unstuck, if you look carefully behind the tree, you can see Baby Bop.
  • This is the second time Barney comes to life in the classroom. The first being Barney Goes to School.
  • This marks the first time Baby Bop makes a cameo appearance, rather than making a major appearance.
  • This is the second time Barney gets stuck. The first being Waiting for Santa.
  • It is revealed in this episode that Min doesn't like to take naps.
  • A different Barney doll is used in this episode. It would be seen again in Going Places!.
  • Tina wears the same outfit in I Just Love Bugs.
  • This group (Min, Tina, Michael, and Luci) also appeared in The Exercise Circus! (with Derek and Tosha).
  • Min has the same pigtail hairstyle in her cameo in Going Places!, and she wears the same pair of shorts in Four Seasons Day.
  • Michael wears the same shirt in 1-2-3-4-5 Senses!
  • This is the second episode with only one boy (Michael).
  • When Barney was talking you can hear the Barney Theme Song playing in the background in the Hebrew version.
  • During the I Love You song, Barney and Tina sing the entire duet.

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