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Blue is a puppy who puts her paw prints on three clues. Steve has to deduce the clues (with the help of off-screen children) to figure out what Blue wants to do.
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Series cast summary:
Traci Paige Johnson ...  Blue / ... 142 episodes, 1996-2004
Seth O'Hickory ...  Mailbox / ... 133 episodes, 1996-2006
...  Side Table Drawer / ... 128 episodes, 1996-2004
Nick Balaban ...  Mr. Salt / ... 98 episodes, 1996-2006
...  Steve 97 episodes, 1996-2003
Spencer Kayden ...  Mrs. Pepper / ... 84 episodes, 1996-2006
Kathryn Avery ...  Tickety Tock / ... 58 episodes, 1996-2003
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Blue's Clues is a show where the two main characters are Blue and Steve (1996-2001), or in later episodes, Joe(2001- ). Blue is a dog who always wants to do something but Steve never knows what. Steve interacts with the viewers through the television and they play Blue's clues, to see what Blue wants to do. Written by <Justinrh@hotmail.com>

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To empower, challenge and build the self-esteem of preschoolers...all while making them laugh!


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8 September 1996 (USA)  »

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Blue's Prints  »

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When Steve auditioned, he had a skate rat-like appearance. The network gave him a call to tell him that he should dress more family-friendly ("Can you not look like you tomorrow morning?") which is what he did. See more »

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Referenced in Scooby-Doo! Mystery Mayhem (2004) See more »

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Blue's Clues Theme Song
Performed by Donovan Patton
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Nicely Done, The Transition to Joe Seems O.K.
4 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

Blues Clues is quite popular with toddlers and preschoolers in the U.S. The show has a "host", more like a main character (originally Steve Burns, who was very good, now "Joe" Donovan Bratton) who introduces a scenario and leads the viewers through a sort of "scavenger hunt". The hunt is guided by hints from talking things in the house (e.g. slippery soap, tickety tock and the salt, pepper paprika family), with the targets of the search marked by the girl puppy, "Blue", using paw prints (hence Blue's Clues).

The secret to the show in my opinion is that it has a nice formula, and more importantly the host treats the audience in an engaging manner and are NOT condescending (I think a lot of shows talk down to kids and they can pick up on it). Steve retired from the show (they told the audience he was "Going to College") and his brother Joe was going to take over. Steve was especially good at dealing with the audience (many adults secretly enjoy the show, Steve is pretty good), but his recent replacement by Joe seems to have gone well and I think Joe may do well (although I still like Steve a bit better, Steve had more practice).


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