Barney's Great Surprise is a Barney live show that was originally toured from 196 to 1998. The filmed performance of the live show was released on home video on May 12, 1998. It was also performed in the UK, Africa, Australia and the Middle East.
Barney the Dinosuar is planning a surprise birthday party for BJ! Professor Tinkerputt, Old King Cole, Mother Goose, Clearance the Goose and including the viewers are invited to the party! Whatever you do, don't tell BJ!
- Barney (Voice: Bob West, Costume: Josh Martin)
- BJ (Voice: Patty Writz, Costume: Jeff Brooks and Kyle Nelson)
- Baby Bop (Voice: Julie Johnson, Costume: Jennifer Romano)
- Professor Tinkerputt (Barry Pearl) (cameo)
- Old King Cole (DeWayne Hambrick) (Guest Appearance/Debut)
- Mother Goose (Barbara Lowin) (cameo)
- Clarence the Goose (Costume: Jenny Dempsey)
- Kevin (Brant Love) (only appearance)
- Cindy (Vanesaa Baden) (only appearance)
- Rachael (Haley Ralph) (only appearance)
- Tony (Blake Garrett) (only appearance)
- Hannah (Marisa Kuers) (Home Video Version Only)
- Jeff (Austin Ball) (Home Video Version Only)
- Robert (Angel Velasco) (Home Video Version Only)
- Jeff's Dad (Steffen Foster) (Home Video Version Only)
- Barney Theme Song
- If You're Happy, If You Know It
- Welcome to Our Treehouse
- The Baby Bop Hop
- Happy Birthday to Me!
- The Airplane Song
- My Kite
- Driving Medley: Having Fun in the Car/Mister Sun/Isty Bisty Spider
- Mr. Knickerbocker
- Tinkerputt's Song
- We are Little Robots
- The Rainbow Song
- Hey, Look at Me! I Can Fly
- Four Little Ducks
- Happy Birthday to Me! (Reprise)
- If All the Raindrops
- Old MacDonald Had a Farm
- I'm Mother Goose
- Mother Goose Medley: Humpty Dumpty/Hey, Diddle Diddle/Little Miss Muffet/Little Boy Blue/One, Two, Buckle My Shoe/Sing a Song of Sixpence
- Old King Cole
- Happy Birthday to You!
- I Love You
- This is the only appearances of Kevin (Brandt Love), Cindy (Vanessa Baden), Rachael (Haley Ralph) and Tony (Blake Garrett). This is the first Barney live show to feature kids that never appeared in the TV series.
- This is the first appearance of Old King Cole.
- This is the last appearance of Professor Tinkerputt. This is the only time that Professor Tinkerputt appeared alongside Old King Cole, Mother Goose and Clarence the Goose.
- When the live show was released on video, it was edited with scenes of Seasons 4-6's cast members (Hannah, Jeff and Robert). The beginning was also edited, as the original stage of the live show had the Barney doll on the school playground. Instead, we see the kids imagine Barney going to a surprise birthday party, which immediately cuts to Barney coming through the curtains. In the UK and African video releases, three British kids were preparing for a surprise birthday party with Barney (a Barney plush toy that can be bought in stores, like in the US version) and imagine going to a surprise birthday party. One of the kids openes a blue present with a orange ribbon on it and from there, it transitions to Barney coming through the curtains.
- The video release of the live show was filmed at The Majestic Theater in Dallas, Texas.
- In the original 1998 VHS release of this video, the closing contains a trailer for It's Time for Learning, a trailer for Dave Coulier's King Arthur Rock 'n' Royal, a trailer for the Groundling Marsh videos and a trailer for Barney's Adventure Bus.
- In the prologue and the epilogue of this video, Hannah wore the same outfit from A Royal Welcome, Jeff wore the same outfit from E-I-E-I-O, Robert wore the same outfit from A Royal Welcome and the Barney & Friends bonus short Barney's Documentary and Jeff's Dad wore a long-sleeve orange shirt with brown khakis.
- This video appeared in the Barney Videos Preview, along with Barney's Campfire Sing Along, It's Time for Learning and Barney's Big Adventure: Original Motion Picture. This preview appeared in Barney's Big Adventure, the Groundling Marsh video It's a Wonderful Marsh, Play Time with Barney, Lyrick Favorites Vol. 1 and Lyrick Favorites Vol. 2.