Genuinely never crossed my mind it was all a green screen.
As I’m sure you’d agree because you clicked on this, Blue’s Clues is a magical show. It certainly defined my early childhood.
Which is why I, an “adult woman,” decided to rewatch the first episode to see how it holds up.
OH MY GOD IT STARTS WITH THIS OPENING THE STORYBOOK THING! I HAVEN’T THOUGHT ABOUT THIS IN 300 YEARS!
It’s Blue, people!!!! Blue!!!!
Steve is…very eager.
After letting us in, Steve tells us it’s almost snack time! Then Blue straight-up winks when Steve says he doesn’t know where she is.
But fear not! We tell him where Blue is, Steve playfully scares her (all in good fun), and then he tells us what our snack is going to be.
But to let Steve know what else she wants with her snack — after graham crackerrrrrrs, plates, and napkins (same, minus the plates and the napkins) — Blue makes a paw print! It’s time to play Blue’s Clues!
So Steve gets out the handy dandy notebook! I am freaking out!
~We’re singing about finding paw prints~
Yes, Steve! Sit down in the thinking chair and think, think, think!
And now we’re off! Blue had to have laid out the clues in advance. That is wild. Why do this? Why not just request what else you want for your snack?
Steve’s now drawing the clue (a cup) in his handy dandy notebook. Why doesn’t he just take the cup with him? We will never know.
Okay, so Steve’s debating what the cup could mean, and he literally says, “You can’t eat a cup for snack,” which is my new favorite quote from anything ever.
Pretty soon, we’re helping Blue finish painting a picture of an elephant family. I don’t understand how she’s gotten so small.
After we finish painting, Steve follows Blue back into the…living room? The main room, where Steve is so surprised when the phone rings that he falls down.
Over the phone, Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper tell Steve that Blue has made a mess in the kitchen, so we go to check it out. The kitchen’s theme is ~yellow.~
After we help put away the food (with the seemingly extra graham crackerrrrrr going in the fridge), we have to clean up these straws!
But Steve! There’s a clue on a straw that just showed up!
This is both a great and a terrible drawing of a straw.
So Steve goes to look for Blue…but wait…it’s…MAAAAIL TIME!
“We just got a letter, we just got a letter, we just got a letter, wonder who it’s from!” A classic jam.
Pretty soon, guess what, Blue goes into the painting on the wall! We’ve got to follow her!
In the farm painting, Steve sings an Old McDonald remix with the lyrics, “We are farming for Blue’s clues,” which is not what’s happening. But we take a detour away from looking for clues for a sec to help a couple chicks find their friends!
Okay, okay, so we go to find Blue again and we discover the next clue. The sizes of these paw prints are so confusing.
We go back to the thinking chair to ponder what Blue’s clues mean she wants for her snack. My money’s on milk.
Yes! We figure it out, and the answer is indeed milk! Steve is so excited, he does a little dance! But also…who drinks milk with a straw?
Awwww, Steve and Blue have a cute moment. Imagine acting this.
Everyone comes over to celebrate the milk, I guess!
Then, oh my god, it’s time for “so long.” This ending song is everything. I am on cloud nine right now. I love you, Steve! I’ll see you later!
What an episode! Turns out, Blue’s Clues is just as amazing as I have always and will always remember it being. Thank god. I did not need that from 2020.
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