Joe greets us utside, saying that we're finger-painting in the backyard. We meet Blue at a table in the backyard. She's setting up a painting area and wants the color orange. She doesn't have orange, but she smears her paws with red and yellow, rubs them together and then she has orange. It turns out that we're making a Portrait of Pals and Blue's going to add Orange Kitten. In fact, we're going to be adding lots of our friends. We help out Shovel and Pail in adding friends. Pail wants to add Shovel. We point out that Shovel is yellow, so Pail uses yellow paint for the portrait. She then wants to paint Joe in his green shirt. He puts it on, but when Pail goes to paint him, it turns out that there's no green paint. We help Pail to fix the problem by telling her that blue and yellow can be mixed to make green. We also help Joe to paint Purple Kangaroo by mixing red and blue. Later, we skidoo into a book about colors. It's filled with all sorts of different colors. We meet Orange, who tells us that he's trying to find his color friends. He says that they're two colors that mix together to make orange. We remember this one - that's red and yellow. We're also shown the two other primary color mixings - red and blue make purple and yellow and blue make green. Next we meet Violet. We help her to find her two color friends - blue and purple mix together to make violet. So this time, we're mixing a primary and a secondary color. We also learn that red and orange make vermilion and blue and green make aquamarine. Finally, we help out Chartreuse. It turns out that based on her appearance, Chartreuse is a mixture of yellow and green. Once again, we're mixing primary and secondary colors. We find out that yellow and orange make marigold and red and purple make magenta, just like our friend Magenta. Finally, we end with an upbeat song about mixing colors.
In this episode, Joe plays Blue's Clues to figure out who Blue wants to add to the Portrait of Pals. The three clues in this episode are:
Clue 1: [highlight to see]The Color Blue[/highlight to see]
Clue 2: [highlight to see]The Color Yellow[/highlight to see]
Clue 3: [highlight to see]A Puppy[/highlight to see]
Based on one or more of these clues, can you figure out who Blue wants to add to the Portrait of Pals? The correct answer is:
[highlight to see]Green Puppy[/highlight to see]