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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
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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.

Educational Theme: Shopping at a Grocery Store & Planning a Party

Stories: Feast For Ten

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Cast Song List
  1. Barney Theme Song
  2. Gonna Have a Party
  3. The Grocery Corner
  4. The Mail Song
  5. Peanut Butter
  6. Muffin Man Medley (The Muffin ManHot Cross BunsPat-A-CakeThe Muffin Man (Reprise))
  7. The Rainbow Song
  8. Ta-Ra-Ra Boom-Dee-Ay
  9. Hello, Goodbye
  10. I Love You


  • Snapshot - 2
    Shopping For A Surprise!

    Title Card

    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), "Up We Go!" (with Tosha), and Barney Live! In New York City.
  • It's revealed that Baby Bop's favorite food is macaroni & cheese. This would later happen in other recent episodes.
  • Stella's Outfit would later appear in the book "Barney's ABC, 123 and More!".
  • Min wear the same vest in Ship, Ahoy!.
  • Julie wear the same dress in Who's Who on the Choo Choo?. except she's wearing a white dress shirt instead of a red t-shirt
  • Carlos wears the same shirt in Are We There Yet?.

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