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"Hop to It!" is the fourth episode from the first season of Barney & Friends.


It's exercise day! It's time for Barney to show his friends that turning young bodies into strong bodies can be great fun! How does he do it? With a grand group of games, puzzles, twists, and turns. Barney's buddies put on a fantastic follow-the-leader, they play "animals in motion" and Barney himself leads the gang in a great version of "shape-up freeze." The children find out you can do big things if you stick to it. And how good it feels to keep your body movin'.


  1. "Barney Theme Song"
  2. "Tina's Sad Song"
  3. "Our Friend Barney"
  4. "The Clapping Song"
  5. "The Exercise Song"
  6. "Move Your Body"
  7. "Shape Up Freeze"
  8. "Shape Up Freeze" (reprise)
  9. "Animals in Motion"
  10. "I Love You"



Hachaverim Shel Barney[]

  • After the kids get Barney unstuck, if one look carefully behind the tree, Baby Bop can be seen before she was supposed to appear. Also in the same scene the "Barney Theme Song" is heard.
  • When the kids were looking for Dana, the Barney doll can be seen even though Barney had already came to life after Dana sung her sad song.
  • When Barney and the kids go outside to play "Follow the Leader", Tal can be seen going down one of the slides despite him leaving school at the beginning of this episode.
  • The song, "Animals in Motion", was shortened.
  • The Barney doll sits on the tire swing instead of the tree stump at the end of the episode.

Home media[]

This episode was released on VHS by Time Life Video



  • Moral: Being physically fit is important.
  • This episode marked:
    • The only episode in which every song (save for the "Barney Theme Song" and "I Love You") is a new Barney song.
    • The first time Baby Bop magically appears.
    • The first time in which "I Love You" is sung as a duet.
    • The first time in the TV show Baby Bop appeared without Kathy.
  • This episode reveals that Min does not like to take naps.
  • A different Barney doll is used at the beginning of this episode. It would later be seen again in "Going Places!".
  • In this episode, Barney's voice sounds a bit dry, as in the final two Barney & The Backyard Gang videos, "Barney in Concert" and "Rock with Barney". This may mean this was one of the first episodes filmed for this season, and that would happen for some other episodes as well.
  • Behind-the-scenes footages from this episode was shown in the documentary series, I Love You, You Hate Me.
  • The ending to this episode plays out similarly to "My Family's Just Right For Me" with Barney and only one of the kids staying behind to sing "I Love You" outside after the others have left. The final shot is even filmed and staged very similarly to the former episode.
  • Min would later wear the same pair of shorts in "Four Seasons Day."
  • Michael would later wear the same outfit in "1-2-3-4-5 Senses!"

Season One episodes
"The Queen Of Make-Believe" • "My Family's Just Right for Me" • "Playing It Safe" • "Hop to It!" • "Eat, Drink And Be Healthy!" • "Four Seasons Day" • "The Treasure Of Rainbow Beard" • "Going Places!" • "Caring Means Sharing" • "Down On Barney's Farm" • "What's That Shadow?" • "Happy Birthday, Barney!" • "Alphabet Soup!" • "Our Earth, Our Home" • "Let's Help Mother Goose!" • "Be a Friend" • ""I Just Love Bugs"" • "When I Grow Up..." • "1-2-3-4-5 Senses!" • "Practice Makes Music" • "Hi, Neighbor!" • " A Camping We Will Go!" • "A Splash Party, Please" • "Carnival Of Numbers • "A World Of Music" • "Doctor Barney Is Here!" • "Oh, What A Day!" • "Home Sweet Homes" • "Hola, Mexico!" • "Everyone Is Special"