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Not to be confused with the Season 7 episode "Play It Safe!".
Barney & Friends Episode
Playing It Safe
Season 1, Episode 3
Playing it Safe
Air date April 8, 1992
Written by Stephen White
Directed by Jim Rowley
Theme Safety Rules
Characters Barney
Baby Bop
Episode Guide
My Family's Just Right for Me
Hop to It!

"Playing It Safe" is the third episode from Season 1 of Barney & Friends.


After the kids play "Three Little Monkeys", Barney and the gang learn all sorts of important safety rules. They even put on a play of "Little Red Riding Hood" to teach Baby Bop about strangers. Later, when Barney slips on a toy and bruises his tail, the gang learns about cleaning up their toys after they're finished playing with them.

Stories: Little Red Riding Hood

Song List

  1. Barney Theme Song
  2. Three Little Monkeys
  3. The Traffic Light Song
  4. The Barney Bag
  5. Buckle Up My Seatbelt
  6. Walk Across the Street
  7. The Stranger Song
  8. Clean Up
  9. I Love You


  • This episode marks:
    • The first episode released by Time Life Video.
    • The first episode in which the Barney doll does not wink at the end. Instead, hearts are seen coming out of the doll, similar to those used in Barney in Concert and Caring Means Sharing.
    • The first time Baby Bop disappears into sparkly dust when she leaves.
    • The first episode in which Barney says his famous catchphrase, Super Dee Duper. He says it during the Barney Says segment.
    • The first episode in which the Barney Says segment contains a song.
  • When the "Clean Up" scene from this episode was shown on the Barney Safety video, the close-up shot of Barney's sore tail and the red cross on the toy ambulance were both censored.
  • The is the sixth episode where time lapse is used: In the play "Little Red Riding Hood", Luci (as Grandma) runs in fast motion around Derek (as the Big Bad Wolf) to escape. Later, she quickly spins and tangles the wolf in rope. After the play, Barney slipped on a toy ambulance and crashed.
  • On the PBS Pledge Drive version of this episode,"The Traffic Light Song", "Walk Across the Street" and the reprise of "The Stranger Song" were omitted due to time constraints, and the Barney Says segment is much different than the original version.
  • After this episode, Kathy would not appear until The Treasure of Rainbow Beard.

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