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Shopping for a Surprise!

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Barney & Friends Episode
Shopping for a Surprise!
Season 3, Episode 5
Air date March 3, 1995
Written by Rebecca Self Snider
Directed by Bruce Deck
Theme Planning a Party
Shopping at a Grocery Store
Characters Barney
Baby Bop
Stella the Storyteller
Episode Guide
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"Shopping for a Surprise!" is the fifth episode from the third season of Barney & Friends.


Carlos reads the other kids a story about a party. They decide to have their own party and make it a surprise for Barney. Barney hears about the party and decides to go shopping for it. Baby Bop arrives and decides to join in the fun by helping Barney with the shopping. After the shopping, the children start the party and Stella the Storyteller pays a visit to tell them a story about a boy who also went shopping like Barney and Baby Bop did. Carlos and Shawn bring out the surprise guest's party hat and Barney finds out that the party was for him to thank him for being the best friend anyone in the world could ever have.

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Song List

  1. Barney Theme Song
  2. Gonna Have A Party
  3. Grocery Corner
  4. The Mail Song
  5. Peanut Butter
  6. The Muffin Man/Hot Cross Buns/Pat-A-Cake/The Muffin Man (Reprise)
  7. The Rainbow Song
  8. Ta-Ra-Ra Boom-Dee-Ay
  9. Hello, Goodbye
  10. I Love You


  • This is the third episode where no one says goodbye at the end. Instead, Barney, Baby Bop, and the kids throw confetti at the party.
  • This group (Shawn, Carlos, Min, and Julie) also appeared in A Welcome Home with Jason and Up We Go! with Tosha
  • Juan is mentioned in this episode though his name isn't spoken. 
  • It's revealed that Baby Bop's favorite food is macaroni & cheese.


  • How could Stella know Min's name if they haven't met yet?

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