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Blue's Clues
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Genre: Preschool television show
# of episodes: 145
Running time: 30 minutes per episode
Original run: 8 September 1999 - 6 August 2006
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Blue's Clues is an American preschool television show premiered on Nick Jr, September 8, 1996 for preschoolers ages 2-5, although production of new episodes stopped by 2006. Versions of the show have been produced in other countries, most notably in the United Kingdom.

It was created by a "green team" of producers, Todd Kessler, Angela C. Santomero, and Traci Paige Johnson, who used concepts learned from child development and early-childhood education research to create a television show that would capture preschool attention and help them learn. They used the narrative format in their presentation of material, as opposed to the more traditional magazine format, and structured every episode the same way.

The result, Blue's Clues, has been called "one of the most successful, critically-acclaimed, and ground-breaking preschool television shows of all time".Author Malcolm Gladwell called the show "perhaps the 'stickiest'—meaning the most irresistible and involving—television show ever". Its innovative use of research, technology, and interactive content has influenced its genre since its debut, including the "gold standard of preschool TV programs" that inspired it, Sesame Street. It became the highest-rated show for preschoolers on commercial television, and received nine Emmy awards. Its efficacy in teaching preschoolers using the medium of television has been documented in research studies.

Blue's Clues, shown in over sixty countries, was first hosted by Steve Burns, and later by Donovan Patton (whose character is named Joe). A spin-off called Blue's Room premiered in 2004.


Characters

Episode list

Season Episodes Originally aired
1 14 1995-1996
2 26 1997-1998
3 14 1999-2001
4 26 2001-2002
5 14 2002-2003
6 6 2004-2006/2007*
  • Aired in Canada

Season 1 (1996-1997)

  1. Snacktime 9/8/1996 
  2. What Time Is It for Blue? 9/16/1996 
  3. Mailbox's Birthday 9/23/1996 
  4. Blue's Story Time 9/30/1996 
  5. What Does Blue Need? 10/7/1996 
  6. Blue's Favorite Song 10/14/1996 
  7. Adventures in Art 10/21/1996 
  8. Blue Goes to the Beach 10/28/1996 
  9. Pretend Time 11/4/1996 
  10. A Snowy Day 11/11/1996 
  11. The Trying Game 11/18/1996 
  12. Blue Wants to Play a Game 11/25/1996 
  13. The Grow Show 12/2/1996 
  14. Blue Wants to Play a Song Game! 12/9/1996 
  15. What Does Blue Want to Make? 12/15/1996 
  16. What Story Does Blue Want to Play? 12/22/1996 
  17. Tickety's Favorite Nursery Rhyme 12/29/1996 
  18. What Is Blue Afraid Of? 1/5/1997 
  19. Magenta Comes Over 1/12/1997 
  20. Blue's News! 1/19/1997 

Season 2 (1997-1998)

  1. Steve Gets the Sniffles 9/7/1997 
  2. What Does Blue Want to Build? 9/14/1997 
  3. Blue's Senses! 9/21/1997 
  4. What Experiment Does Blue Want to Try? 9/28/1997 
  5. Math 10/5/1997 
  6. Blue's ABCs 10/12/1997 
  7. What Does Blue Wanna Make our Recycale Things 10/19/1997 
  8. What Was Blue's Dream About 10/26/1997 
  9. Blue's Birthday 11/2/1997 
  10. What Does Blue Want to Do With Her Picture? 11/9/1997 
  11. What Does Blue Wanna Do on a Rainy Day? 11/16/1997 
  12. Blue's Surprise at Two O'Clock! 11/23/1997 
  13. The Lost Episode! 11/30/1997 
  14. Blue's Sad Day 12/7/1997 
  15. What Game Does Blue Want to Learn? 12/14/1997 
  16. What Did Blue See? 12/21/1997 
  17. Nurture! 12/28/1997 
  18. Blue Is Frustrated 1/4/1998 
  19. What Is Blue Trying to Do? 1/11/1998 
  20. Hide and Seek 7/19/1998 
  21. Meacanics 10/11/1998 

Season 3 (1999-2001)

  1. Blue's Big Treasure Hunt 3/8/1999 
  2. Art Appreciation 4/26/1999 
  3. Weight and Balance 5/10/1999 
  4. What's That Sound? 6/7/1999 
  5. Animal Behavior! 6/21/1999 
  6. Blue's Big Pajama Party 10/10/1999 
  7. Draw Along With Blue 10/18/1999 
  8. Thankful 11/15/1999 
  9. Blue's Big Holiday 11/29/1999 
  10. Pool Party 4/3/2000 
  11. Anatomy 4/10/2000 
  12. Signs 4/25/2000 
  13. Nature 7/3/2000 
  14. Geography 7/10/2000 
  15. Occupations 7/17/2000 
  16. Blue's Big Mystery 9/25/2000 
  17. Periwinkle Misses His Friend 10/2/2000 
  18. Blue's Big Musical Movie 10/6/2000
  19. What's So Funny? 10/9/2000 
  20. Inventions 10/23/2000 
  21. Blue's Play 10/30/2000 
  22. Blue's Big Costume Party 10/31/2000 
  23. Prehistoric Blue 11/6/2000 
  24. Opposites 11/13/2000 
  25. Words 12/5/2000 
  26. Magenta Gets Glasses 2/19/2001 
  27. Blue's Collection 2/26/2001 
  28. Cafe Blue 3/5/2001 
  29. Shy 3/12/2001 
  30. Environments 3/19/2001 
  31. Stormy Weather 3/26/2001 

Season 4 (2001-2002)

  1. Image Nation 4/1/2001 
  2. The Anything Box 4/16/2001 
  3. Adventure! 4/19/2001 
  4. Superfriends! 4/23/2001 
  5. What's New, Blue? (1) 10/8/2001 
  6. Blue's New Place (2) 10/15/2001 
  7. Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper Day! (3) 10/22/2001 
  8. The Baby's Here! (4) 10/29/2001 
  9. Making Changes (5) 11/5/2001 
  10. Bugs! 11/12/2001 
  11. ¡Un Día Con Plum! 11/19/2001 
  12. What's Inside? 11/26/2001 
  13. Blocks 12/3/2001 
  14. Blue's Backyard Ballgame Bonanza 2/15/2002 
  15. Puppets 2/25/2002 
  16. Rhyme Time 3/4/2002 
  17. Let's Plant! 3/29/2002 
  18. Blue's Book Nook 4/8/2002 
  19. Let's Boogie! 4/152002 
  20. Blue's School 4/16/2002 
  21. Something To Do Blue 4/22/2002 

Season 5 (2002-2003)

  1. Joe's First Day (1) 4/29/2002 
  2. Joe Gets a Clue (2) 4/29/2002 
  3. Steve Goes To College (3) 4/29/2002 
  4. Can You Help? 4/30/2002 
  5. Colors Everywhere! 5/6/2002 
  6. The Snack Chart 5/13/2002 
  7. The Big Book About Us 5/20/2002 
  8. Playing Store 5/27/2002 
  9. Patience 6/3/2002 
  10. 100 Episode Celebration 6/10/2002 
  11. Joe's Birthday Party 8/5/2002 
  12. I'm So Happy! 9/2/2002 
  13. The Boat Float 9/9/2002 
  14. Bedtime Business 9/16/2002 
  15. Shape Searchers 9/23/2002 
  16. Blue Goes to The Doctor 9/30/2002 
  17. Contraptions! 10/7/2002 
  18. A Brand New Game 10/21/2002 
  19. A Surprise Guest 1/6/2003 
  20. Dress-Up Day 1/13/2003 
  21. Blue's Big Band 2/17/2003 
  22. Up, Down, All Around! 3/3/2003 
  23. Story Wall 4/28/2003 
  24. The Alphabet Train 5/5/2003 
  25. Numbers Everywhere! 5/12/2003 
  26. Blue's Predictions 5/19/2003 
  27. Our Neighborhood Festival 6/23/2003 
  28. Blue Takes You to School 8/11/2003 
  29. Meet Polka Dots! 9/15/2003 
  30. The Scavenger Hunt 9/16/2003 
  31. Let's Write! 9/17/2003 
  32. Magenta's Messages 9/18/2003 
  33. Body Language 9/19/2003 
  34. Blue's Big Car Trip 9/22/2003 
  35. Look Carefully 9/23/2003 
  36. I Did That! 9/24/2003 
  37. Animals in Our House? 9/25/2003 
  38. Morning Music 9/29/2003 
  39. Blue's First Holiday 12/12/2003 
  40. Monsters 12/15/2003 
  41. Blue 1/1/2004 
  42. Classic Clues 1/27/2004  

Season 6 (2004)

  1. The Legend of the Blue Puppy 2/8/2004 
  2. Love Day 2/16/2004 
  3. Blue's Wishes 2/16/2004 
  4. Joe's Clues 2/23/2004 
  5. Skiddo Adventure 3/15/2004 
  6. Playdates 3/22/2004 
  7. The Fairy Tale Ball 4/5/2004 
  8. Soccer Pradice 4/26/2004 
  9. Bluestock 5/10/2004 

10th anniversary (2006)

To celebrate the 10th anniversary (2006) of Blue's Clues, a "Meet Blue's Baby Brother" primetime special premiered on August 6, 2006, where her brother was revealed to be a multi-colored puppy named Sprinkles. Nickelodeon also created a 12-minute documentary going behind the scenes of Blue's Clues.

  1. Meet Blue's Baby Brother 8/6/2006 
  2. Behind the Clues: 10 Years of Blue 8/6/2006 

Trivia

  • A pink snail appears in each episode three times as an extra challenge for older kids.
  • The "12" on the face of the clock Tickety changes each episode depending on the particular plot at that time.

Parody

  • In the Fairly Odd Parents movie Channel Chasers Timmy is running through various television shows. One happens to be called "Clint's Hints", possibly Channel 212 a reference to Blue's Clues. The host is probably a reference of Steve. Note Timmy was a pig, Older Timmy was a duck, and Cosmo and Wanda were a fork and spoon.

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