History WesternAnimation / BluesClues

13th Sep '16 9:31:00 PM rjd1922
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''Blue's Clues'' is a famous, [[LongRunners long-running]], and ''hugely'' influential children's TV show, produced by, and previously shown on, {{Nickelodeon}}. If you grew up in America during the 1990s or early 2000s, the odds are good that this show will be familiar to you.

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''Blue's Clues'' is a famous, [[LongRunners long-running]], and ''hugely'' influential children's TV show, produced by, and previously shown on, {{Nickelodeon}}.Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}. If you grew up in America during the 1990s or early 2000s, the odds are good that this show will be familiar to you.



First introduced in 1996, the show is notable for [[TropeCodifier pioneering]] the kid's show version of an InteractiveNarrator--one who talks "to" the camera, seemingly at the children watching. ''Blue's Clues'' was so successful, this went on to become the norm for most kid's show hosts today-- especially those directed at the "Under 12" age bracket. It also originally ran under the notion that children learn through repetition--so the same episode of the show would run for a full week. (The show no longer practices this.) It was ''hugely'' successful, leading to several direct-to-video movies, an eventual SpinOff called ''Blue's Room'', and, of course, heaps and heaps of [[MerchandiseDriven merchandise.]]

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First introduced in 1996, the show is notable for [[TropeCodifier pioneering]] the kid's show version of an InteractiveNarrator--one who talks "to" the camera, seemingly at the children watching. ''Blue's Clues'' was so successful, this went on to become the norm for most kid's show hosts today-- especially those directed at the "Under 12" age bracket. It also originally ran under the notion that children learn through repetition--so the same episode of the show would run for a full week. (The show no longer practices this.) It was ''hugely'' successful, leading to several direct-to-video movies, an eventual SpinOff called ''Blue's Room'', and, of course, heaps and heaps of [[MerchandiseDriven [[TheMerch merchandise.]]
7th Sep '16 4:20:48 PM JMQwilleran
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* ThatMakesMeFeelAngry: This is often used and is often combined with the show's particular brand of FakeInteractivity. A particular example...

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* ThatMakesMeFeelAngry: This is often used and is often combined with the show's particular brand of FakeInteractivity. There were also at least a couple of episodes specifically about feelings and, of course, this trope was right at the fore. A particular example...typical example of how this might go...
7th Sep '16 4:11:38 PM JMQwilleran
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* ThatMakesMeFeelAngry: This is often used and is often combined with the show's particular brand of FakeInteractivity. A particular example...
--> '''Joe''': So, tell me, do you think Felt Fred Sam is feeling happy, or sad? ... ...
--> '''Kid's Voice''': Sad!
--> '''Joe''': That's right! Sam is sad because Anna wouldn't share with him.
20th Jul '16 6:27:12 PM sparkles38
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* LadyLooksLikeADude: Steve generally believes Green Puppy to be male.
28th May '16 9:57:29 AM nombretomado
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* {{Licensed Game}}s / {{Edutainment Game}}s: One for The {{Playstation}}. Also, one for the V-Tech V-Smile console. Apart from that, nearly a dozen edutainment titles for the PC/Mac (many of them by HumongousEntertainment--a demo version of ''Blue's ABC Time Activites'' can be [[ftp://ftp.infogrames.net/demos/bluescluesABC/bluescluesABCdemo.exe downloaded]] from Infogrames). Many of them were surprisingly good.

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* {{Licensed Game}}s / {{Edutainment Game}}s: One for The {{Playstation}}.the UsefulNotes/PlayStation. Also, one for the V-Tech V-Smile console. Apart from that, nearly a dozen edutainment titles for the PC/Mac (many of them by HumongousEntertainment--a demo version of ''Blue's ABC Time Activites'' can be [[ftp://ftp.infogrames.net/demos/bluescluesABC/bluescluesABCdemo.exe downloaded]] from Infogrames). Many of them were surprisingly good.
19th May '16 6:50:51 PM TrendingToon1
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** "A clue, a clue!" - Said by the pre-recorded children's voices whenever a clue is spotted.
** "We just figured out Blue's Clues!" - When the clue is solved.
** "Blue skidoo, we can too!" - When the host is about to skidoo (jump) into whatever Blue went in.


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* NerdGlasses: Magenta gets these near the end of the third season.
23rd Mar '16 11:25:07 AM CJCroen1393
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* CarnivoreConfusion: Periwinkle (a cat) was best friends with Plum (a bird) back when he lived in the city.
16th Jan '16 10:35:15 AM Anddrix
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* ViewersAreMorons: Justified, as it's a kid's show. But the presenters often talk to the [[NoFourthWall audience]] like they are imbeciles, regardless of their age, and if the viewer doesn't work out the show's puzzles, the characters would give the answer anyway.
** In the tenth anniversary special, "Meet Blue's Baby Brother," Blue, Joe and the viewers were treated to a game of Gold Clues to figure out the identity of Blue's little brother. The first clue was the word "puppy." Er, gee, thanks, but was it really necessary to give us a clue for us to figure out that Blue's little brother is a ''puppy''? Especially considering the fact that we traveled to ''Puppyville'' to find Blue's little brother.
16th Dec '15 1:02:23 AM BNSF1995
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* SlipperySoap: Literally, there is a character with this name. And he just happens to be a sentient bar of soap who slips around alot with the catchphrase "Woooaaah!"
7th Sep '15 5:52:58 PM JoeG
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* IntelligibleUnintelligible: Every dog character spoke in a kind of canine whine that the viewer couldn't understand but all the other characters seemed to understand fine.
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