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"The Exercise Circus!" is the eleventh episode from the second season of Barney & Friends.


Tina's ready to play in a big way after getting her cast removed, and the kids suggest staging a playground circus. Michael, the Ringmaster, introduces Barney the Balancing Dinosaur; Barney's Balancing clowns; Derek, the Juggler; and the Tightrope Twins, Terrific Tina and Magnificent Min. Special Guest, "Joe Scruggs" sings the song that really sets off the silliness, but in the end, the kids learn that exercise is good for your body and can still be lots of fun. Later on, Luci comes to visit. Barney also reminds us that hugging is an exercise that's good for the heart!


  1. Barney Theme Song
  2. The Exercise Song
  3. Taking Turns
  4. The Clapping Song
  5. The Marching Song
  6. Snackin' On Healthy Food
  7. Wiggle in My Toe
  8. If All the Raindrops
  9. I Love You


1998/1999 VHS

  • This episode marks:
    • The only appearance of Joe Scruggs.
    • The last appearance of Luci.
    • The final time where the remaining four Backyard Gang kids appeared together.
  • Images from this episode would later be seen in "On The Move".
  • On July 2, 1996, this episode was released on video as "Barney's Exercise Circus" along with Barney's Parade of Numbers on a two-pack. It was later re-released as a separate video in 1998.
  • On August 23, 2000, this episode was also featured in the Blockbuster Exclusive video, Barney's Big Top Fun (along with Super Singing Circus).
  • On the PBS Pledge Drive version, Taking Turns and A Wiggle In My Toe were removed.
  • The working title for this episode was Clowning Around.[1]

International Edits

  • In international cuts, "The Exercise Song" was only sung for 2 verses. In addition, the song, "Snackin' on Healthy Food" wasn't sung.