Blue's Clues

Season 3 Episode 20

Prehistoric Blue

Aired Weekdays 10:30 AM Nov 06, 2000 on Nickelodeon

Episode Recap

Steve meets us outside, saying that Shovel and Pail have found something in the backyard. We go check it out and see that they've found footprints - huge footprints! Steve wonders what could have made the footprints. Pail checks it out and says that according to her book, their dinosaur footprints. This worries Shovel, but Pail assures him that dinosaurs became extinct millions of years ago. Sometime way back then, a dinosaur must have been walking in what became the Blue's Clues backyard and left the footprints. In this episode, we learn more about dinosaurs and animals living today that are related to them. Shovel spots outside what he thinks could be a dinosaur. We take a look at it and find that it has a long neck and yellow and brown spots. We examine it more closely and realize that it's just a giraffe. Then, Shovel becomes worried about something behind a tree that has claws. We observe that it also has wings and feathers - it's only a bird! Finally, we identify an animal with spikes, a big, brown nose and whiskers as a porcupine. Steve pretends to be a dinosaur and encounters Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper, who have soup and lettuce leaves. They wonder what type of dinosaur Steve is pretending to be. He's a meat-eater and goes for the chicken soup. In the Blue Skidoo segment in this episode, we visit a dinosaur diorama. There, we first encounter an apatosaurus and learn that it was kind of like today's giraffe. It had a long neck and ate leaves in trees. Next, we find the egg of a stegasaurus. The stegasurus had spikes, kind of like a porcupine. It could use the spikes to scare away larger, more fierce animals, such as an allosaurus. Finally, we encounter a archaeoptryx, which turns out to be a type of dinosaur-like bird which ate bugs. In this episode, Steve plays Blue's Clues to figure out what Blue saw. The three clues in this episode are: Clue 1: [highlight to see]Scales[/highlight to see] Clue 2: [highlight to see]A Shape (Curvy, Bumpy)[/highlight to see] Clue 3: [highlight to see]Changing Colors[/highlight to see] Based on one or more of these clues, can you figure out what Blue saw? The correct answer is: [highlight to see]A Chameleon[/highlight to see]