Quotation1 Safety rules are to share with everyone we love, so no one will get hurt. Quotation2
Barney & Friends Episode
Playing It Safe
Season 1, Episode 3

Playing it Safe


Air date April 8, 1992
Written by Stephen White
Directed by Jim Rowley
Theme Safety
Episode Guide
My Family's Just Right For Me
Hop To It!

"Playing It Safe" is the third episode from Season 1 of Barney & Friends.


After the kids play "Three Little Monkeys", Barney and his friends learn all sorts of important safety rules. They even put on a play of "Little Red Riding Hood" to teach Baby Bop about strangers. Later, when Barney slips on a toy ambulance truck and bruises his tail, the kids learn about cleaning up their toys after they're finished playing with them.

Stories: Little Red Riding Hood


  1. Barney Theme Song
  2. Three Little Monkeys
  3. The Traffic Light Song
  4. The Barney Bag
  5. Buckle Up My Seatbelt
  6. Walk Across the Street
  7. The Stranger Song
  8. Clean Up
  9. I Love You


  • This episode marked:
    • The first episode released by Time Life Video.
    • The first episode where the Barney doll does not wink at the end. Instead, hearts are seen coming out of the Barney doll, similar to those used in Barney in Concert and "Caring Means Sharing".
    • The first time Luci appeared without her sister Tina.
    • The first time Baby Bop leaves.
    • The first episode in which Barney says his famous catchphrase, "Super Dee Duper". He says it during the Barney Says segment.
    • The sixth time where time-lapse is used.
    • The first episode where the Barney Says segment contains a song.
    • This is the one and only episode where Barney ends up getting hurt.
  • When a scene of this episode where Barney slips on a toy ambulance was shown in Barney Safety, the close-up shot of Barney's sore tail and the red cross on the toy ambulance were both censored.
  • On the PBS Pledge Drive version of this episode, the songs, "The Traffic Light Song", "Walk Across the Street" and the reprise of "The Stranger Song" were omitted, due to time constraints, and the Barney Says segment is much different than the original version.
  • During the Barney Says segment, the shot of Barney saying his line doesn't wipe, but cut, to the episode clips.
  • Before, During and after the incident where Barney slips on the toy ambulance, you see on the built in board the drawings of kids' artwork about the episode's topic, in which all or most were used for the episode's end credits.
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