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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
Theme Shopping at the Grocery Store
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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.

Stories: Feast For 10 / Moo Moo, Cluck Cluck, Tweet Tweet Tweet


  1. Barney Theme Song
  2. Gonna Have a Party
  3. The Street Song
  4. The Mail Song
  5. Peanut Butter
  6. The Muffin Man/Hot Cross Buns/Pat-A-Cake/The Muffin Man (Reprise)
  7. The Rainbow Song
  8. Ta-Ra-Ra Boom-Dee-Ay
  9. Hello, Goodbye
  10. I Love You


  • This episode reveals that Baby Bop's favorite food is macaroni and cheese.
  • An alternate angle shot of Barney, Baby Bop, and the kids throwing confetti is shown in the "Barney Theme Song".
  • This is also the third time where where no one says goodbye at the end.
  • On the PBS Pledge Drive Version, Hello, Goodbye wasn't sung.