"Trading Places" is the second episode from the fifth seasonof Barney & Friends


Baby Bop and BJ are jealous of each other's lives, and they are quickly taught a valuable lesson when they decide to switch identities for a day. At first, each is thrilled to have the other's life; BJ enjoys the lack of responsibility brought on by being a toddler and Baby Bop likes the respect she is afforded through her added years. But as the day progresses, each learns to appreciate who they really are and wants things back the way they were. The children each share a similar emotion when they begin to envy something about one of their friends. Everyone gains wisdom when Stella shares Aesop's fable "The Dog and the Bone." BJ, Baby Bop, and the children all learn to appreciate what they have and realize they are all special just the way they are.

Educational Theme: Coping with Jelousy, Being Yourself

Stories: The Dog and his Shadow / The Sleeping Princess



  1. Barney Theme Song
  2. If All the Raindrops
  3. BJ and Baby Bop Medley: BJ's Song / My Yellow Blankey
  4. Jungle Adventure
  5. The Sleeping Princess
  6. All The Pretty Little Ponies
  7. By Myself
  8. I Love You


International EditsEdit

  • In some international versions, this episode was shortened.