|"What Time is It for Blue?"|
|Season 1, Episode 2|
|Original air date:||September 16, 1996|
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"What Time is It for Blue?" is the second episode of Blue's Clues.
We are concerned with what time it is and while we try to figure it out, we help our friends and have some fun along the way. We help out Tickety after disturbing her and causing her to lose her hands, numbers, and bells, but we fix her. We do some cleaning by picking up some clothes and stuffed animals and putting them in Steve's closet. We also skidoo into a jungle and have some fun finding animals (a frog, an elephant, and a monkey) by imitating their sounds.
- A shorter version (which is also the second half) of this episode's closing credits music was reused in Blue's Big Pajama Party.
- This is the first episode Steve sings We can do anything that we want to do without the viewers.
- This is the 1st time when we skidoo to Jungle. The 2nd will be in Pretend Time.
- Kookaburra laughter can be heard from the Living Room Picture Frame after the Mailtime segment, prompting Steve to find out where it came from, switching to the Skidoo segment. It played until Steve skidooed into the picture.
- This is the only episode where Steve gives the viewers the wrong answers twice during the first clue he said: Is it Time for Blue to Hide Under the Blanket!, and during the second clue he said: Is it Blanket and Book Time, and finally during thinking time he said: Is it Time for Blue to Wrap a pillow in a blanket and read it a story.
- This episode is considered poor compared to other episodes.
- Tickety blows to pieces into fifteen pieces in this episode.
- Steve does not do his arm swinging dance at the beginning of the Mailtime song.
- At one point where Steve says the wrong answer, the pillow and blanket forms as a snail.
- Cody Ross Pitts is listed as one of Steve's Friends, but he will later voice Slippery Soap on the series. Traci Paige Johnson, Seth O'Hickory and LaNae Allen do not receive any credit whatsoever for their roles as Blue, Mailbox, and Side Table Drawer respectively.
- This is the second appearance for Tickety. She appeared in the previous episode of Snack Time but she didn't talk but did on this episode.
- When Steve says "We're in the jungle...the mighty jungle..." he is singing part of the first lines from "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," a song recently popularized by Disney's musical feature The Lion King.
- This is the second episode of the show.
- The version of the So Long Song is based on the one used in the previous episode Snack Time and other episodes but the song is in a nighttime style which features a piano, acoustic guitar, and maracas and was last used in Bedtime Business and the version was sung by the character Joe in that episode. It was also used in this Season's later episode What Story Does Blue Want to Play? as Steve sang the so long song in an Elvis Presley voice. It was also used in Season 3's Blue's Big Pajama Party. Also it was sung in the Season 4 finale episode "Steve Goes to College".
- This is the first time Steve gets closer to the TV while saying "Mail!".
- This was the first episode where a clue was not found when Steve skidooed. This also happens in later episodes of the show.
- Some scenes are actually are recorded in late 1995.
- In the Mailtime segment the Dr. Seuss. Books are "Oh Say Can You Say?" and "The Foot Book".
- This is the first episode to have a question as the title.