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"An Adventure In Make Believe" is the fifteenth episode from the second season of Barney & Friends.


The episode begins with David joining his friends, Min and Shawn, as they search the playground for birds. Barney comes to life to join their song, and they continue to look for birds. Upon spotting a strange bird with a peculiar whistle, the groups discovers that it is in fact BJ standing on a tree stump.

BJ reads his note to the group.

After asking what he is looking for, BJ explains that he has found a note instructing him to find and return a lost princess in the "Make Believe Jungle". He laments about why he cannot find it before Barney explains that BJ must use his imagination to find the jungle in question. After an unsuccessful attempt to imagine the jungle, the kids suggest that they go inside the classroom to help BJ practice.

BJ imagines the playground as a jungle.

Inside the classroom, the kids give BJ suggestions through songs and make believe games of their own. With his new-found pretending abilities, he decides that he is ready to imagine the jungle. This time, he is successful, and the playground is transformed into a jungle before the group's eyes. As they search through the jungle, BJ catches a glimpse of something behind a bush. Upon further investigation, the "princess" is revealed to be BJ's sister, Baby Bop. Realizing that Baby Bop couldn't have written the note herself, the kids find out that Barney is in fact responsible for the whole adventure.

Barney reminds BJ the importance of imagination.

BJ becomes disappointed, thinking that he never needed to save the princess at all. Baby Bop immediately reassures BJ, telling him that she couldn't possibly make it home by herself. Heartened by this, BJ decides to lead his younger sister back to their home again, and the kids say their goodbyes to Barney.


  1. "Barney Theme Song"
  2. "The Little Bird"
  3. "Just Imagine"
  4. "If I Lived Under the Sea"
  5. "Home on the Range"
  6. "The Airplane Song"
  7. "Jungle Adventure"
  8. "Just Imagine (Reprise)"
  9. "I Love You"



International edits

  • In some international versions, this episode was shortened.
  • In the Spanish version of this episode, although the kids don't sing the first verse of "I Love You" with Barney, the audio recording of them singing the first verse of the song is used.

Home media


  • This episode marked:
    • The first episode to have three kids.
    • The only time David appeared without Kathy.
    • The first episode where BJ appears throughout the episode and Baby Bop appears close to the end. The next time this happens will be "It's Raining, It's Pouring...".
  • Chronologically, it's possible that this episode took place before "Stop, Look And Be Safe!" because BJ says that he does not have an imagination strong enough to pretend that the playground is a jungle but he was able to pretend to be a dragon in the previous episode.


Season Two episodes
"Falling For Autumn!" • "Grandparents Are Grand!" • "May I Help You?" • "Red, Blue And Circles Too!"
• "Honk! Honk! A Goose On The Loose!" • "Hoo's In The Forest?" • "I Can Do That!" • "Grown-Ups For A Day!" • "Picture This!"
• "Look At Me, I'm 3!" • "The Exercise Circus!" • "My Favorite Things" • "The Dentist Makes Me Smile"
• "Stop, Look And Be Safe!" • "An Adventure In Make Believe" • "The Alphabet Zoo" • "Having Tens Of Fun!"
• "A Very Special Delivery!"