A Game as Simple as ABC is the fifth episode of the sixteenth season.


Barney comes to life to a playground full of games and activities. Shortly after BJ, Baby Bop and Riff appear (via sparkles). The children inform their dino pals about what's going on that day. Before the four appeared they had set up games throughout the whole school grounds (including the treehouse and playground). They will split up into two groups and play the games. Instead of a normal day of play they have turned it into a challenge. While having fun with the games they will have to find alphabet letters that are placed in the game. The tean that makes the most phrases with their letters wins the challenge. The teams leaders are Barney and Baby Bop and the other team leaders are BJ and Riff. Throughout the whole episode BJ claims that they will win because they are older than Baby Bop. They seem to not be having much luck with their letters seeing how they weren't trying as hard as the other team. After going through all of the games they start to make words with the letters. Barney's team makes the words "I Love" as the other can't spell a much words seeing how they only have a few letters and the only word it can spell out "You". The children on Barney's team start to cheer after seeing the other team's letters thinking that they have already one because they have more words. Barney then disapoints the children after reminding them that the rule of the game was to make a phrase he then tells them that there is a way of making one but with help from the other team. In the end both of the teams win and they both learn a valuble lesson of teamwork.


  • Barney
  • Baby Bop
  • BJ
  • Riff
  • Christopher 
  • Nick
  • Steven
  • Jessica
  • Taylor
  • Kennedy
  • Kelly
  • Carson


  1. Barney Theme Song
  2. Games
  3. Alphabet Parade
  4. Taking Turns
  5. When You Have a Ball
  6. Baby Bop Hop
  7. Do Your Best
  8. I Can Be Anything
  9. Roll, Roll, Roll the Ball
  10. You Can Count on Me
  11. I Love You


  • This is Riff's first appearence since season 15 they explain that he was back at home visiting his old friends.

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