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Blue's Clues is an extremely popular children's show that aired on Nickelodeon. The aim of the show was to help kids develop their critical thinking and analytical skills by solving puzzles, entertaining them with jokes and humor along the way. The only characters who appear in every show are the host, named Steve for the first several years of the show and replaced by Joe afterwards, and Blue, small blue dog. The host is the only live action part of the show; everything else is animated.

Each episode of the show has a very distinct and regular format. It begins with the host, Steve or Joe, introducing some problem or puzzle that needs to be solved. Throughout the episode, the host will converse directly with the audience by asking questions or making comments to which kids watching the show at home are supposed to respond, thereby offering their own help to solve the puzzle. Blue marks three objects around the house as clues to the puzzle with her paw print, which the host then goes looking for to solve the puzzle. As the host finds these clues at intervals, he also goes through a series of smaller miniature puzzles with the audience.

At the conclusion of each episode, the host sits in what he designates the Thinking Chair to ponder over the clues he has found. He makes the audience aware of his thought processes and again asks them for help in discovering what exactly Blue wants them to know.

Nickelodeon began airing the first season of "Blue's Clues" in September of 1996. Steven Burns acted as the show's host through the fourth season, which ended in April of 2002. Burns's reasons for leaving the show were almost instantly turned into the subject of all sorts of rumors, but he has stated that he left to experiment with music and because he didn't envision himself growing old working for a children's show. Before his time on the show was over however, Nickelodeon aired three episodes with both Steve and Joe as hosts to ease the transition for the kids. Joe was played by Donovan Patton through the show's sixth season, which ended in 2006.

The show has sparked an array of different book titles, interactive computer games, a direct-to-video movie called Blue's Big Musical Movie, and another spin-off show called Blue's Room. Currently, there are plans to bring the show back for a seventh season in 2013.

Blue's Clues is a series that is currently running and has 6 seasons (151 episodes). The series first aired on September 9, 1996.

Where do I stream Blue's Clues online? Blue's Clues is available for streaming on Nick Jr., both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Blue's Clues on demand at Apple TV+, CBS, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Noggin, Microsoft Movies & TV, The Roku Channel, Google Play, iTunes online.

Nick Jr.
6 Seasons, 151 Episodes
September 9, 1996
Kids & Family Animation & Cartoon
Cast: Steve Burns
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Blue's Clues Full Episode Guide

  • Today we're having our very own musical concert, right in our backyard! It's a concert filled with lots of our favorite Blue's Clues songs, and we have some exciting animated celebrity guests on hand to add to the festivities.

  • We're in Blue's Room all day today, and it's time for our playdate! But what will we play? We spin our Playdate Spinner and it lands on snacktime!

  • A very special invitation arrives at the door. It's an invitation to the Fairy Tale Ball! And all our favorite fairy tale characters will be there. We skidoo into Fairy Tale Land and start playing Blue's Clues.

  • Today we're spending the whole day at the park. Do you want to know why? We're playing soccer! Blue introduces a new way to play Blue's Clues - every time we get a goal, we get a clue!

  • It's Playdate time! Today we get to spend quality time with Periwinkle, Mailbox, Joe, and Blue. How do we decide who to play with first?

  • Joe and Blue are playing with a toy train when it takes off through the living room and lands at a mysterious door. We open the door and out comes Wish! She tells us that today is our Wish Day - all day]we can make any wish.

  • When Joe greets us he can't wait to show us his and Blue's creation called Wacky Wild World! Then, in Blue's Room we sing a song about the most spectacular place - home!

  • Today we're celebrating Love Day! A mystery card floats into Joe's hands, and we play Blue's Clues to figure out who it's from.

  • Blue's Clues is a puppy with a clue - three actually - and preschoolers will play along with this original play-to-learn show. Through problem-solving and skill-building games, preschoolers help Steve or Joe find the answer.

  • Did you ever wonder how it all began? This special episode provides the answers! Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper give us our holiday present: two home videos that show us how it all began. But one baby is missing -- where's Blue?

  • It's Periwinkle's first day at preschool and he's so glad that he has us there to help him through it! We play Blue's Clues to figure out what Blue's favorite part of school is and help Periwinkle make it through his first day.

  • It's the first-ever Blue's Clues neighborhood festival, and all our friends are there! What part of the festival is Blue excited about? We play Blue's Clues to figure it out.

  • Our first glimpse into the morning rituals of the Blue's Clues house is certainly a rocking one. We help Joe and Blue go through their morning routine and play Blue's Clues to figure out what we should do when we're all ready.

  • For the first time, we see the world through Blue's eyes! While Joe plays with Boris, his stuffed duck, we spend an entire episode exploring the house with Blue and her favorite stuffed animal, Polka Dots.

  • Hop in the back seat for an entire "Blue's Clues" episode on the road! We help Blue put her booster seat in Carmen -- an animated, talking car -- and we set off. We play Blue's Clues to figure out where Blue wants to go.

  • It's every preschooler's dream come true -- Joe and Blue discover that animals have left the pages of their favorite book and are running amok around the house! We play Blue's Clues to figure out what animal Blue wants to find.

  • We ring the doorbell, which makes Joe open the door. Franny Felt Friend ties Franky's shoes, which makes Franky happy. What does Blue want to make us do? We play Blue's Clues to figure it out.

  • It's amazing what you can see when you look carefully using the powers of observation to discover the world around you. We play Blue's Clues to figure out what Blue wants to look closely at.

  • Can you make your body say happy? Joe and Blue are striking all sorts of poses in the Feelings Game, and they want us to play along. Along the way, we play Blue's Clues to figure out what feeling Blue wants to act out.

  • Joe and Blue are being writers today! We're making labels for things in our house such as hat, door and sidetable drawer. Using our finger, we help Joe write letters. We play Blue's Clues to figure out what Blue wants to write.

  • Magenta is going on a trip and asked us to take care of her house while she's away. Magenta leaves us a message so we'll know what to do. Blue wants to write a message, too, and we play Blue's Clues to figure out what to say.

  • We're making a giant story on the wall with pictures! It's about some rabbits who go on a trip to visit their grandma. But what will the rabbits do once they get to her house? Blue knows! We play Blue's Clues to figure it out.

  • Everybody is dressing up today! Blue is being a giraffe, and we play Blue's Clues to figure out what Blue wants us to be. Joe tries different costumes throughout the day. Does he want to be an explorer, a robot or a duck?

  • Joe's stuffed duck, Boris, is ready for his favorite part of bedtime -- getting tucked in -- and we play Blue's Clues to figure out what Blue's favorite part of bedtime is.

  • Where is Baby Bird? Over or under Joe's head? On or off the branch? Using relational concepts, we help Joe find Baby Bird. Blue wants to find something, too, and we play Blue's Clues to figure out what.

  • Today we're counting things throughout the house and labeling them with big numbers. We learn that Joe's favorite number is one. But what's Blue's favorite? We play Blue's Clues to figure out which number is Blue's favorite.

  • It's a big day today -- Blue's going to the doctor for her annual checkup! We play Blue's Clues to figure out what Blue wants to do after her checkup.

  • All aboard! Everyone's in the backyard building an alphabet train. The train is made up of lots of boxes -- one for each letter -- and we need to help find something for each box. We play Blue's Clues to figure out what will work.

  • Shh! It's Joe's birthday and everyone's planning a surprise party! The characters in the house need our help to get things ready -- but something is missing. Let's play Blue's Clues to figure out what else we need to do.

  • Today we're playing store! Our friends have set up pretend stores and preschoolers help Joe shop for everything on his list. We play Blue's Clues to figure out what Blue wants to get at the store.

  • Who's got rhythm? We all do! All our friends are using instruments to make music -- even their hands. Along the way, we play Blue's Clues to figure out what instrument Blue is going to play in Blue's Big Band.

  • Everyone is making up games today! Joe's made-up game is called Presto Change-Joe! Joe changes something about himself and we try to figure out what it is. Blue makes up a new game, too, and we play Blue's Clues to find out what it is.

  • We're making contraptions! Joe demonstrates his amazing "crayon slide" for us. Blue is making a contraption, too, and we play Blue's Clues to figure out what it's going to do.

  • It's time to clean up because a special guest is coming over to visit! But who is it? We play Blue's Clues to figure out who our surprise guest is. While searching for clues, we straighten up the house.

  • Joe and Blue are playing Shape Searchers and they need our help. Blue pulls various shapes out of her bag and we look around and find things with the same shape.

  • Today we're painting portraits of our friends. We play Blue's Clues to figure out who else Blue wants to add to our portrait of pals.

  • Today we're using charts to measure all sorts of things. Mr. Salt needs to figure out what everyone's favorite snack is so he can make them, so we make a chart to help him out.

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