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Barney & Friends Episode
When I Grow Up...
Season 1, Episode 18
Air date April 29, 1992
Written by Stephen White
Directed by Jim Rowley
Theme Different Kinds of Career Jobs
Episode Guide
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"When I Grow Up..." is the eighteenth episode of the Season 1 of Barney & Friends.


Shawn, Derek, Min and Kathy dress up in different costumes of grown-up jobs. There is only one problem - Shawn doesn't want to grow up, in fear of doing a job. Barney explains that there are many jobs to choose from and that the things in school can help you in the future. This leads the kids to explore different professions, including a waitress (Kathy), a cowboy (Shawn) and much more. With help of the Super Dee Duper Sound Machine, Barney and the kids learn about different sounds for many different careers. The kids show Barney some careers that will be fun, including being a singer or a clown. Shawn isn't scared to do a grownup job now, but he's afraid that when he grows up, he can't be friends with Barney anymore. Barney explains that Shawn will be his friend "forever and ever.".

Song List

  1. Barney Theme Song
  2. What I Want to Be
  3. The Career March
  4. When I Grow Up
  5. Johnny Works with One Hammer
  6. People Helping Other People
  7. The Waitress Song
  8. Home on the Range
  9. Me and My Teddy
  10. I Love You