Blue's Clues

Season 2 Episode 9

Blue's Birthday

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Aired Weekdays 10:30 AM Unknown on Nickelodeon
8.0
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Today is Blue's birthday, but we've shown up a little early, so we help to set things up. As we get things set up, we notice things that are out of place or missing and help to make things right. We also play party games and help Steve look for presents in a special skidoo segment. Many guests come and we watch Blue unwrap presents and also receive some celebrity greetings.

To learn more about the video bonus segment for this episode, check the Recap section.moreless

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  • My fave episode

    10
    I got this on VHS when I was Five or so and my little brothers and sister like to watch it all the time now. I love it! There is no way any other episode can inpress me as much as this one! On my 6th birth day we told everyone to sing "Present time, present time! Open the present and see what's inside!" while I opened my presents. I could probably recite the whole thing if I tried, I loved that VHS so much. The other day my mother told me to throw it out. I hid it in the garage, so we litterally watch it every day.moreless
  • I can’t go a week without my little pup demanding to watch this episode at least once or twice.

    9.0
    The video for Blue’s Birthday has an interesting twist where a group of three preschool kids are watching Steve on a TV, and then he actually skidoos to them, asking them to teach him a dance. Of course Steve botches up the dance much to the grins and giggles of his teachers. That’s just fun to see and always gets a laugh on multiple viewings. The song is addictive too.



    The rest of the episode is run of the mill Blue’s Clues. I did like the animation of Blue and friends are playing musical chairs, while Steve continues on his usual clue finding and interacting with the audience. That and the shading around the balloons are nice reasons why CGI is fun. The “present in a present” skit was okay on TV, but one of my friends recently did that same trick with my little pup but we really didn’t have the patience for it.



    Educational values are on par, with Blue’s party favor gift for Steve and friends being a nice lesson to teach kids.

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Cheryl Blaylock

Cheryl Blaylock

Frederica (Blue's Room)

Traci Paige Johnson

Traci Paige Johnson

Blue

Donovan Patton

Donovan Patton

Joe Burns (Season 5+)

Jonathan Press

Jonathan Press

Shovel (Seasons 4-5)

Marshall Claffy

Marshall Claffy

Pail (Seasons 1-3)

Aleisha Allen

Aleisha Allen

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

Stephen Schmidt (III)

Stephen Schmidt (III)

Timely in Video Bonus

Guest Star

Gloria Estefan

Gloria Estefan

Herself

Guest Star

Tia Mowry

Tia Mowry

Herself

Guest Star

Steve Burns

Steve Burns

Himself (Seasons 1-4)

Recurring Role

Koyalee Chanda

Koyalee Chanda

Magenta

Recurring Role

Sarah Cohen

Sarah Cohen

Steve's Friend

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • NOTES (9)

    • Rosie O'Donnell's birthday wish to Blue in the Mailtime segment was cut from the VHS release of this episode due to copyright issues with Warner Bros.

    • "Blue's Birthday" is available on the video of the same name. The video contains bonus segments that can not be seen on television. The episode is also available on the DVD "Blue's Biggest Stories."

    • Close-captioning for Blue's barking throughout the episode reads things like "bowwow," which isn't normal practice. Normally, it just says "(Blue barking)" or something to that effect.

    • Assuming that the candles on Blue's cake mean anything, she is eight years old.

    • This episode introduces Blue's pet turtle, Turquoise, who will appear in many future episodes.

    • This is the first time the program has featured celebrity guests, but they will appear many times in the future, either as themselves, or as character voices.

    • Instead of a normal credits sequence, the credits are shown in the birthday banner at the end of the episode as the "So Long Song" is being sung. Gloria Estefan, Tia & Tamyra Howry, Michelle Trachtenberg, Amanda Bynes and Rosie O'Donnell all receive a "Special Thanks" credit for their appearances in the Mailtime segment. Angela Santomero is credited as Angela C. Santomero.

    • Original broadcast was shown in primetime.

    • Mailtime Segment: Mailbox pops in just in time for Musical Chairs, his favorite party game. More importantly, though, he has a special birthday card for Blue. In the card, Gloria Estefan performs a special birthday song for Blue and Blue also receives birthday wishes from several celebrities.

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