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The closing credits include the dedication "In Loving Memory of Paul Beard." Paul Beard was an animator for the show who passed away in a car crash in 2005. He also worked on Wonder Pets!
In this special, Joe is seen actually drawing all the clues and they neither talk nor sing.
The program opening tags it as "Blue's Room: Meet Blue's Baby Brother." Blue appears in puppet form and talks throughout the special.
This was the first new episode of the program in over two years. It is really more of a special and no other episodes are known to be in production, although there are ten new episodes of the spin-off Blue's Room premiering.
This one-hour episode aired in primetime from 7-8 P.M. eastern on a Sunday. It is billed as a TV movie and runs about 50 minutes, not including a single break. Originally slated to air on September 10, 2006, the premiere date was pushed up to August 6. It repeated the next day at 10 A.M. on both Nick Jr. and Noggin and will air again on Nick Jr. at 10 A.M. on Friday, August 11. It is also available on Nick Jr. video and Comcast on Demand.
This special is also listed as "Behind the Blue."
Originally announced to premiere on Thursday July 27, 2006 at 8:30 P.M., this 12 minute special then appeared in schedule listings for July 20 instead. It was pulled from the schedule at the last minute and aired at the originally scheduled date and time.
musical numbers, Saturday Morning, Classics, Grade Schoolers, childlike sense of wonder