Blue's Clues

Nickelodeon (ended 2006)
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  • "To empower, to challenge, and build the self-esteem of preschoolers...all while making them laugh!" --- show slogan Blue's Clues celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2006. Blue gained a new baby brother who was later added to the series Blue's Room. The fun of the anniversary has ended, but you can continue to enjoy Blue's Clues in repeats on Noggin. Blue's Clues is a colorful and learning series that is targeted at the younger crowd, but can be enjoyed by all. Seasons 1-4 - It's Me, Steve! Have You Seen Blue, My Puppy? In the first four seasons of the program, host Steve Burns invited viewers daily into the Blue's Clues house to help him out, learn and have fun. From doing things like imitating Elvis Presley, to picking up a guitar and singing, acting like animals and more, Steve was always ready to do something funny and surprising. The show, was, and still is, based around the host looking for three clues that Blue provides by labeling them with a pawprint to figure something out. In a segment called "Blue Skidoo," Blue takes us into someplace that could be anything from a storybook world to a gameboard. Finally, "Mailtime" explores the theme of the episode using real kids. The program underwent many changes throughout the first four seasons of the show, including the release of a direct-to-video movie, the introduction of new characters such as Periwinkle and Cinnamon and even visits from occasional special guests. The schedule is highly variable, so keep an eye on listings for both Nick Jr. and Noggin. Additionally, many episodes of all versions of the program are available on commercial video and DVD. Season 5 - Joe Moves In In Season 5, long-time host Steve Burns left the program. The real Steve Burns began actively pursuing a musical career, while on the program it was said that he went to college. In order to fill in the role of host, the program introduced his "brother" Joe (Donovan Patton) to watch over the characters and play Blue's Clues in Steve's absence. Joe brings his own unique style to the program, from the colored shirts he wears that change from day-to-day, to his own personal interests, such as ducks. Season 6 - The Legend of the Blue Puppy In an episode shown in primetime viewers learned that Blue was born with a key that unlocks a playroom she can visit. In this playroom, Blue is transformed into a puppet. As a puppet, she can talk and interact with many new characters in the playroom, such as Rory the dinosaur, her stuffed friend Polka Dots, and a girl who goes by "Fred." Meanwhile, the show continues with Joe as the host and many of the normal features that viewers have come to know and love. Blue's Clues returned with a special episode in August 2006. This special episode celebrated the program's tenth anniversary. Cast listed in the guide as "Steve's Friends" or "Joe's Friends" are either additional voices or kids who appeared in Mailtime. These are listed under Co-Stars and are either one-shot guests, or sometimes recurring. Additional voices could be anything from a kid yelling "A Clue! A Clue!" to an auxiliary character such as a "Felt Friend." Additionally, a "Blue's Friends" section was added in later Season 6, for additional voices in "Blue's Room." Note that in Seasons 1 and 2, voices of regular characters also appears under "Steve's Friends." In Season 3, they are moved to a separate section, but it's a generic credits screen that doesn't reflect the characters that appear in the episode. From Season 4 onward, only voices actually used in the episode are credited. Blue's Clues currently has a number of DVD releases, but still no complete season releases, or anything more than basic special features, except for Blue's Big Musical Movie. If you'd like to see more new releases, visit TV Shows on DVD where you can vote on the types of releases you'd like to see and even leave comments for the powers-that-be. You must be registered with the site to vote, but registration is free and only requires a small amount of personal information to prevent people from voting more than once.moreless

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  • S 7 : Ep 2

    Meet Blue's Baby Brother

    Aired 8/6/06

  • S 7 : Ep 1

    Behind the Clues: 10 Years with Blue

    Aired 7/27/06

  • S 6 : Ep 9


    Aired 5/10/04

  • S 6 : Ep 8

    Soccer Practice

    Aired 4/26/04

  • S 6 : Ep 7

    The Fairy Tale Ball

    Aired 4/5/04

  • Cast & Crew
  • Steve Burns

    Himself (Seasons 1-4)

  • Traci Paige Johnson


  • Aleisha Allen

    Side Table Drawer (Sometimes as Aleisha L. Allen, LaNaé Allen in Season 3+)

  • Cheryl Blaylock

    Frederica (Blue's Room)

  • Donovan Patton

    Joe Burns (Season 5+)

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  • Quotes (551)

    • Steve: Has a hat on just like yours. Uh, right. Kinda thought so.

    • Steve: Wait till you meet my friends, Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper. You're gonna love them.

    • Steve: We're in the jungle. (sings) The mighty jungle...

    • Kid: A clue! Steve: What was that? Glue! Am I sitting in glue?

    • Steve: Blue took my seat! Guess I'm out.

    • (Tickety Tock's bell goes off) Singers: Mailllltime mailtime mailtime MAILLLLTIIIIIIME!!! Steve: Mailbox is here! (singing) Here's the mail / It never fails / It makes me wanna wag my tail / When it comes I wanna wail, MAILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!

    • Steve: Hey, I wish I knew someone who needed a birthday present.

    • Steve: You weren't hungry, Baby Bear? Baby Bear: That's not funny, Steve.

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    Notes (576)

    • Angela Santomero is credited as Angela C. Santomero.

    • From visitor votes on TV Tome, "Snack Time," the premiere episode, is overall the second least-liked of the series.

    • One of the clues in this episode has three pawprints on it and another two, but in future episodes, only a single pawprint will be used for each clue, as a general rule.

    • Premiere episode. The fact that it's the premiere goes largely unacknowledged, although there are some minor references to it. First appearances of Steve, Blue, Side Table Drawer, Mailbox, Mrs. Pepper and Mr. Salt. Yuval Kossovsky is the editor for this episode, but L. Mark Sorr√© will edit most of the rest of the first season.

    • Mailtime Segment: A group of kids enjoys a snack. Steve introduces them by their names, but in future episodes he will simply say, "it's a letter from our friends."

    • At one point where Steve says the wrong answer, the pillow and blanket forms as a snail.

    • Angela Santomero is credited as Angela C. Santomero. Cody Ross Pitts is credited as Cody Pitts and is listed as one of Steve's Friends, but he will later voice Slippery Soap on the series. Traci Paige Johnson, Seth O'Hickory and Aleisha Allen do not receive any credit whatsoever for their roles as Blue, Mailbox and Side Table Drawer respectively.

    • First appearance of Tickety Tock.

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    Trivia (77)

    • In most episodes of Blue's Clues, you can find a total of three small hidden snails.

    • Blue's Clues is aired in 120 countries and has been dubbed in 15 languages!

    • There is an error in every single episode. Right after Steve grabs the notebook, Steve and Blue sing a song where Blue pulls out the notebook Steve has in his pocket.

    • Steve suggested to read "A Puppy's Day," a book which he read in another episode, "What Time is It for Blue."

    • When this episode is shown on Noggin, the Noggin logo at the bottom of the screen entirely blocks out the pawprint on the second clue until the camera angle changes to focus in on it.

    • Blue finished up her bath and dried off pretty quickly to go appear with Steve during the "So Long Song" and wave goodbye at the window.

    • The set of paintings with Magenta painting the barn is in the right order when Steve approaches, but in the wrong order in the close view. (Special thanks to "The Ways of the Blue Dog" for the info.)

    • David Burger's Assistant Editor credit for this episode is misspelled as "Assisstant Editor." (An extra "s" in "assistant.")

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    Allusions (15)

    • Steve: We're in the jungle...the mighty jungle...
      Steve is singing from "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," a song popularized by the Disney feature The Lion King.

    • Steve: Is it the story of "The Little Pig Who Cried Wolf?" This is a reference to the story called "The Boy Who Cried Wolf," an Aesop's Fable about a boy who repeatedly cried that a wolf was attacking his sheep, such that villagers no longer heeded his cry when a real wolf appeared.

    • Steve: "I'm All Shook Up / Hound Dog"
      When Steve skidoos into Blue's book, the rabbit tells him that he's the king in the story and Steve takes this to mean Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll. During the segment, he references the Elvis songs "All Shook Up" and "Hound Dog," as well as Elvis's traditional "Elvis has left the building" line.

    • Steve: This is one of my favorite things.
      Steve references the lyrics of "My Favorite Things" from The Sound of Music when talking about the package he gets from Mailbox. Raindrops on roses And whiskers on kittens Bright copper kettles And warm woolen mittens Brown paper packages tied up with strings These are a few of my favorite things

    • Dreamcatchers are an ancient Native American custom featured in the Mailtime Segment in this episode.

    • Steve: I got to be a clue once... This is a reference to the episode "Magenta Comes Over" in which Steve got to be the first clue.

    • Steve: The clue, my friends, is blowing in the-- (wind blows his hair) -- wind.

      This is a reference to the 1963 Bob Dylan song Blowin' in the Wind, which has the line, "The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind"

    • Steve: (sees female dog singing on stage) Lady Sings the Blues! Steve is referencing the Billy Holiday song of the same name.

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  • Fan Reviews (71)
  • Entertaining

    By KingKool18436, May 17, 2014

  • 10 Stars For The Steve Episodes

    By ScampTVCritic, Apr 21, 2014

  • Loved this show since I was born

    By leviwellsy, Apr 02, 2014

  • I Loved this Show

    By DisneyVillain, Dec 13, 2013

  • Ok for kids

    By nicholasfirel, Jul 19, 2013