The Evolution of BJ (1993-present)
|Image||As seen in||Year||Notes|
|Barney & Friends Season 2||1993||This is the very first BJ costume. It is quite different from the future costumes. This costume is unique in that it includes a tongue. BJ is as tall as Barney, and his mouth is a lot more movable than future costumes. His head is also connected and his mouth works in a similar way to Barney's. This costume also has a blinking mechanism (albeit rarely seen). The three hairs on the head of this costume are more disheveled than future costumes. He was performed by Jenny Dempsey in Season 2. Like Baby Bop's 1991-1992 costume in Season 1, his costume was also used in Season 2 only.|
|Barney's Imagination Island & Barney Live! In New York City||1994||
A smaller and shorter concept of the first costume: BJ became shorter and was about the same size as Baby Bop in her then second season form. His bottom jaw is connected to the top of his stomach. His shoulders are shaped differently, being more rounded. BJ's hat is also recycled from the first costume.
|Barney & Friends Season 3||1994-1996||BJ was finally around the same height as Baby Bop. His head became wider, and separate from the rest of his body. The performer bobbed his head up and down to make the mouth move. BJ's pupils are a lot smaller., while the costume's three hairs are slightly longer. His snout was moved closer eyes, which were also brought closer together. Unlike the previous costumes, he has no tongue.|
|Barney's Fun & Games||1996-1997||This costume is not much different from the previous version, except that his pupils became slightly bigger and his spots are brighter.
Notice: In Barney's Sense-Sational Day and later appearances of this costume, BJ's mouth is noticeably less movable.
|Barney & Friends Season 4||1997-2002||The head became a bit more round and the lower jaw becomes a bit smaller and, unlike the previous costume, the jaw is barely moveable. The face has a friendlier design than the previous and future costumes.
There are two variations of this costume being used:
Barney & Friends Season 7
|2002-present||BJ's head is now wider, his mouth also becomes a lot more moveable and overall visible. The three points on his frill are also longer and bend less than previous incarnations. His three hairs protruding from his hat also become shorter. BJ is was now preformed by Kyle Nelson and soon after, Jerad Harris.