Blue's Clues

Season 7 Episode 1

Behind the Clues: 10 Years with Blue

Aired Weekdays 10:30 AM Jul 27, 2006 on Nickelodeon



  • Trivia

    • 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.

  • Quotes

    • Gilbert: There's nothing here. How's it suppose to answer me?

    • Donovan: When the tenth anniversary special comes along, we're gonna play gold clues and we're gonna find out 'cause Blue's gonna have a baby brother. Shh. I can't say anything more.

    • Donovan: (explaining what he thought Blue's Clues was) I was picturing a dog with a soul patch and a saxophone.

    • Triumph the Comic Insult Dog: Why did this guy Steve bail anyways? Did he, like, get tired of being rich?

    • Steve: I knew I wasn't going to be doing children's television all my life, mostly because I refused to lose my hair on a hair kid's TV show and it was happening fast.

    • Steve: The rumor mill surrounding me has always been really strange. No one can figure it out.

    • Narrator: He said he was leaving to pursue a music career. But the tabloids didn't buy it and soon rumors of Steve's demise were flying.
      Dalton: I heard some wild rumors of why he left and I won't go into them 'cause they're crazy.

    • Traci: We didn't have any money and we realized that we needed barks for Blue, so basically we went around the room and said "Can you bark? Can you bark? Can you bark? Can you bark?" and I could bark.

    • Brown Johnson: (Nick Jr. executive) They were all babies. You know, they were fresh out of college and I just had to trust them.

    • Dalton: If you don't know what Blue's Clues is, you've been living under a rock because there's shirts and toys all over the place.

    • Narrator: Now, after ten glorious years, the real story behind the clues.
      Mr. Salt: Okay, let's just get started, huh? Hit it!

    • Narrator: It's one of the most successful, critically acclaimed and ground-beraking preschool television series of all time.

  • Notes

    • The following indidvidual received Special Thanks in the credits:

      Richard Betz
      Jason Caperer
      Wendy Harris
      Lee Ann Larsen
      Patty Henry Robinson
      Janis Millerman
      Amy Myjak
      Mason Rather
      Jessica Schwartz
      Jennifer Twomey

    • It is revealed that a working title for the show was Blue Prints and even that only came along after it was decided that Blue should be a dog instead of an orange cat. Mr. Salt originally spoke with a New York accent.

    • It is revealed in this special that the real reason Steve quit the show was because he did not want to lose his hair in front of all his fans. It is also revealed that Donovan (Joe) only tried out for Blue's Clues because he thought it was "All about the blues."

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