Peewee's Playhouse and Big Comfy Couch are alternate dimensions of Blue's Clues.Main character dressed strangely? Check. Friends who help with the learning and activities? Check. Large pieces of furniture which anchor the show? Check. Events that occur every episode? Check.
Steve's (and Steve's replacement) world is the result of him owning a handheld camera and a LOT of drugs.Who else do you think he's talking to?
Joe and Steve aren't actually brothers.They're actually secret lovers, but Steve was too terrified to come out of the closet to his young friends, that he told them Joe was his brother. Heartbroken and embarrassed of his cowardliness, he left Joe to "find himself" in college, while Joe lovingly keeps up the facade in front of the children.
- Does this explain why so many people rejected Joe? They subconsciously knew this so Steve's fangirls/boys make up for it by hating Joe coz he screwed over their hopes...
- Seems plausible, Captain.
Joe/Steve's powers are not only used for kid's playtime.Yes, they "skidoo" happily into artwork when the viewer is over and they are playing Blue's clues, but what they're really looking forward to is that each night after everyone else goes to bed they can skidoo into their Porn Stash.
- I know this is a WMG page here, but we're talking about a friggin' kids' show.
- Somehow I doubt that the Blue's Clues target age is reading TV Tropes. Those kids' parents, however, do. Compared to some Rule 34 artwork for kids shows out there on the internet, this WMG is rather tame.
- The earlier troper was trying to point out that porn isn't stated to exist in the universe, but of course, that would rend a lot of this page impossible. In fact, it's against the purpose of a WMG page...
Shovel is a young FTM TranssexualThink about it. His Viewer Gender Confusion, behavior, voice, look, etc.
- Possibly Jossed- He's confirmed as a boy on-show, but we can't tell if he's female bodied. Either he's cis, or the cast is incredibly supportive.
- Is it even possible to tell that kind of thing about a talking shovel?
Blue and her animal friends are deadThey died around the first episode Blue's brother appeared in. That explains why he didn't appear anymore and the episodes stopped aside from Blues Room. They were a fantasy of a dying Blue. Alternatively..
Steve is a very lonely, over-worked man.The show chronicles the day dreams he has while at work, of doing nothing all day but playing with a dog he doesn't have and talking to friends that don't exist. Eventually, he becomes so ashamed of himself that he feels the need to create Joe, a new resident in his own house, who he feels deserves it all more than himself.
- Or maybe Steve gets promoted to a better job, and has to train Joe to daydream to deal with the stress of inheriting Steve's old job.
Steve is a stonerHe always wears green, talks to inanimate objects, the kids have to constantly remind him what he was doing, and he has his "Skidoo" hallucinations too.
Blues Clues and Supernatural take place in the same continuity.Steve's house is actually Lucifer's Cage. The entire scenario is an elaborate hallucination created by Lucifer's endless years of boredom, which have slowly turned him insane. The 'Steve' Character a detached identity he has assumed as a result, and he constantly solves mysteries in a continual cycle to pass the endless eons of time.
- Joe is Michael. The events of the Steve/Lucifer series take place at the same time as the Joe/Michael series; They are seperated so they won't fight.
- Blue is Sam's Soul.
- Magenta is Adam's Soul.
Steve is a walking Idiot BallThink about it. If half of the things that he helps characters do needed his help every time, NOTHING WOULD EVER GET DONE. The only reason he does this is because the characters have been rendered temporarily stupid by his presence. This also explains his bizarre personality—he himself is effected by the field—and the only reason the kids are immune is because they come from the television!
Steve actually does see the clues, and is Obfuscating Stupidity.Since he's playing a game with a small child/small children (the audience), he pretends not to see the clues so that his friend doesn't feel useless. This is basically the Doylist explanation, but it also makes sense in universe (as that's usually how adults interact with children).
Steve can skiddoo into magazines, tooOh, like any guy Steve's age wouldn't given the power. Serious Power Perversion Potential.
Paprika is adoptedBecause you can't mix salt and pepper together to get a completely different spice.
- How can you explain Nutmeg then?
Blue won at least a couple hundred bucks in the Superpower LotteryShe can create semi-sentient, shape-shifting, size-changing two-dimensional entities that execute her will (usually delivering messages to Steve, but they could be repurposed for, say, suffocation). They can also be applied to almost anything, including bubbles, your TV screen, and even in one episode sound waves! She can also skidoo into anything two-dimensional, which, if used correctly, has a lot of applications as well. In short, Blue could make an excellent super villain on the level of some of the Batman villains. We should be thankful she's so nice.
Steve is a reality warper/the world is actually an image he Skidooed intoSteve is relatively weak reality warper who can bring certain 2-Dimensional images into the real world and vice versa. When he was young, he simply drew a picture of a house and skidooed into it.
Scientific ExperimentsAll of the young animals in the neighborhood are scientific experiments that have taken shelter with human caretakers. Purple Kangaroo, Orange Kitten, Periwinkle, Green Puppy, Magenta, Blue... and the puppies are hue variations of some DNA experiment. (The puppies ALL LOOK THE SAME, except for color.) We'll probably never know why they were created, but they were apparently discarded to some sort of holographic environment with talking condiments and toys and clocks.
Blue is a Time Lady and the house is her TARDIS.The house looks bigger on the inside. Not my original idea.
Steve is a teenager who got emancipated from his parents.This explains why we never see his parents before he goes to college. Maybe Joe is younger than Steve and still lives with the parents until he moves into Steve's old house after getting emancipated or turning eighteen and not wanting to go to college.
Joe is older than Steve.Maybe he already went to college and then moved into his brother Steve's place.
- Jossed, there was a flashback showing Joe as a baby with a child Steve.
Steve is an adult who waited a little while before going to college.Same thing may apply to Joe as well. Maybe Joe does not even want to go to college.
Blue's Clues is in the same universe as Foster's Home for Imaginary FriendsAll of the talking animals and objects are imaginary friends. Steve is Mac all grown up. He ran away from home and created a home of his own because his mom would not let him have imaginary friends in the house. He changed his name to Steve so that it would be hard for his mom to find him. Bloo became too dickish, so Mac abandoned him, and then Bloo got adopted. Nevertheless, he still created another main blue imaginary friend: the nicer and female dog Blue. He did not give her the ability to speak because he was worried that it would make her as annoying as Bloo. Luckily, that ended up not being the case in Blues Room. When Steve/Mac goes to college, his brother, who is actually Terrance under the new nickname Joe, takes over, having become a nicer person since the events of Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends.
- Alternatively, the main characters we see here are the children of the main characters of Foster's. Steve and Joe are Mac's sons, and Blue is Bloo's daughter (her full name is Bluella P. Kazoo). I'm not sure if imaginary friends can reproduce normally but if they can't, perhaps Steve created her.
Skiddoing is an extreme application of the fact that Blues Clues has no 4th wallEver notice that whenever they skiddooed into something, it was always parallel to the camera and 4:3? That's because they new that they were on a blue screen and could scale up the background so it would fill the screen.
Blue was originally human.She was once a vain and selfish princess who lived in a castle with her servants. Until one day, a poor beggar came to the castle seeking hospitality. Blue insulted his ugliness and turned him out. But it turns out the beggar was really a wizard, and he cursed Blue to become a puppy, her servants to become talking inanimate objects and the castle to become an ordinary house. Now the only way to break the curse is for Blue to learn to love and be loved in return. And that's where Steve comes in...
The series takes place in the world of Myst and all the people are D'ni.When an episode starts, a book opens, and "You" are pulled into the world of the book, the Age where Blue's Clues exists. Steve, Joe, and Blue, when they "skidoo", are using the D'ni ability to travel to other Ages.
Steve (and Joe) suffer from severe mental disordersSteve (and Joe) suffer from severe mental disorders, and the world of Blues Clues is how they experience the real world. In reality, Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper are an interracial couple who care from them, and since Steve and Joe are harmless they let their children play with them (though they keep an eye on them just in case). Blue is a service pet they only imagine can do all the things she can, and the rest of the cast are items they anthropomorphize mentally. And when they "skiddo" they are merely imagining they're entering the book/picture/sand castle/etc.
Blue CAN talk- she just doesn't want to so she has a reason to play Blue's Clues. Alternately, it's not that she chooses not to talk, it's that she cannot be understood due to a speech impediment.I mean it's repeatedly stated to be her favourite game so she might just pretend she can't talk so she has an excuse to play it. On the other paw, it's also worth noting that she's a puppy, so she may not have learned how to talk coherently- some kids have such bad speech impediments that adults just can't understand them (being unable to say "Th", "L", "R", "C/K", "Sh", certain vowels/certain vowels after certain consonants, being unable to enunciate, etc), and Blue herself can speak, some of her barks ARE clearly words, but just indistinct.
Steve was once a girlHe was once been a girl, who was transformed an "Idiot Ball" through something in the house which took away her beauty. He is looking for something in the house to change him back.
Steve and Joe are master tulpamancersIt explains a lot, while keeping your childhood intact.
The show is an attempt to warn us about de-evolutionSteve and Joe and their international counterparts on some of the foreign versions are Time Lords who narrowly avoided death in the Kent State shootings of May 4, 1970. Each episode is a crazy, autistic child's mind's attempt to warn the world about de-evolution, and they need the viewer's help to prevent de-evolution throughout the multiverse.
- Three of the Ohio National Guard officers who fired bullets in the shootings take the form of Blue's pawprints (or Joe's handprints in that one episode) in the Blue's Clues universe. Steve/Joe/Duarte/Kevin/whoever is trying to take out his revenge on them by defeating them with his notebook, which is actually a weapon of mass-destruction to prevent them from killing anybody again.
Steve is a Time Lord and his Handy Dandy Notebook is his TARDISHe regenerated from Oderus Urungus of Gwar, and ended up becoming a nicer person.