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Compare to ''WesternAnimation/{{Llanargollen}}'', another PreschoolShow about a live-action man and his [[RogerRabbitEffect animated]] female doggy sidekick finding clues (or in this case, solving mysteries).


** "What Does Blue Want to Do on a Rainy Day?" has the intro become cloudy, and the viewer rings the doorbell. The sound of it distracts Steve a little bit before he finally opens the door.

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** "What Does Blue Want to Do on a Rainy Day?" has the intro become cloudy, and the viewer rings the doorbell. The sound of it distracts Steve for a little bit before he finally opens the door.


* LimitedWardrobe: Steve wore nothing but green striped shirts and khaki pants. Though there were no changes to Steve or Joe in Season 1 or Season 6, his shirt became a vibrant shade of green in Season 2, grounded videos were made out of Steve in Season 3, Paramount Television became CBS Paramount Television in Season 4 and Joe stopped showing the viewers how to draw the clues in Season 5. All of Joe's shirts are different colors, but they have the same square pattern.

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* LimitedWardrobe: Steve wore nothing but green striped shirts and khaki pants. Though there were no changes to Steve or Joe in Season 1 or Season 6, his shirt became a vibrant shade of green in Season 2, grounded videos were made out of Steve in Season 3, Paramount Television became CBS Paramount Television in Season 4 and Joe stopped showing the viewers how to draw the clues in Season 5. All of Joe's shirts are different colors, but they have the same square pattern.


* LimitedWardrobe: Steve wore nothing but green striped shirts and khaki pants. All of Joe's shirts are different colors, but they have the same square pattern.

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* LimitedWardrobe: Steve wore nothing but green striped shirts and khaki pants. Though there were no changes to Steve or Joe in Season 1 or Season 6, his shirt became a vibrant shade of green in Season 2, grounded videos were made out of Steve in Season 3, Paramount Television became CBS Paramount Television in Season 4 and Joe stopped showing the viewers how to draw the clues in Season 5. All of Joe's shirts are different colors, but they have the same square pattern.


That's our second clue!\\

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That's our the second clue!\\



'Cuz they're ''whose'' clues?\\

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'Cuz 'Cause they're ''whose'' clues?\\



** "Blue Wants to Play a Game" and "Blue Wants to Play a Song Game".



* DubInducedPlotHole: The arc of Steve going to college wasn't kept in the UK adaptation, and Kevin Duala stayed the host. However, when the Joe episodes were adapted, they for some reason had Kevin wear Joe's shirts, and use his notebook. The shirt was at least {{Hand Wave}}d, as when this first happens in "Shape Searchers", Kevin says it's because squares are his new favorite shape. The new notebook, on the other hand, is given no mention or reasoning whatsoever.

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* DubInducedPlotHole: The arc of Steve going to college wasn't kept in the UK adaptation, and Kevin Duala stayed the host. However, when the Joe episodes were adapted, they for some reason had Kevin wear Joe's shirts, and use his notebook. The shirt was at least {{Hand Wave}}d, as when this first happens in "Shape Searchers", Kevin says it's because squares are his new favorite shape. The new notebook, on the other hand, is given no mention or reasoning whatsoever.



* EndingTheme: At the end of each episode, they would sing "It's time for so long but we'll sing one more song. Thanks for doing your part, you sure are smart, y'know with me and you and my dog Blue[[note]]or "and our friend Blue" in Joe's earlier episodes[[/note]] we can do anything that we want to do."

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* EndingTheme: At the end of each episode, they would sing "It's "Now it's time for so long but we'll sing one more song. Thanks for doing your part, you sure are smart, y'know with me and you and my dog Blue[[note]]or "and our friend Blue" in Joe's earlier episodes[[/note]] we can do anything that we want to do."



* EpisodeTitleCard: Averted in the first four seasons which had no title cards at all. Played straight in the final two seasons where Mr. Salt holds up a pennant with the title on it and says its name at the end of the theme song.

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* EpisodeTitleCard: Averted in the first four seasons which had no title cards at all. Played straight in the final two seasons seasons, where Mr. Salt holds up a pennant with the title on it and says its name reads the title at the end of the theme song.



-->'''Steve:''' This sounds like it'll be tough, so I'm really going to need your help today? Will you help? ... You will? Great!

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-->'''Steve:''' This sounds like it'll be tough, so You know, I can tell I'm really going to need your help today? today. Will you help? ...help me? ... You will? Great!



* HalloweenEpisode: "What Is Blue Afraid Of?" in Season 1 & and "Blue's Big Costume Party" in Season 3.

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* HalloweenEpisode: "What Is Blue Afraid Of?" in Season 1 & and "Blue's Big Costume Party" in Season 3.



* LampshadeHanging: In one episode, one of the clues was a ''cloud''. Right before drawing it down, Steve wonders how Blue could put her paw-print on it.

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* LampshadeHanging: In one episode, "What's That Sound?", one of the clues was a ''cloud''. Right before drawing it down, Steve wonders how Blue could put her paw-print on it.it.
-->'''Steve:''' How did blue get a paw...?



* ReTool: From the beginning, the ''Blue's Room'' spin-off never really caught on. So when they made it into a full series, they made several changes. The biggest was adding Blue's new baby brother Sprinkles as a regular member of the cast. Joe was also given a more prominent role and the sets were expanded. It still didn't work and the program ended once its episode order was up and has rarely been seen in repeats since.
* RhymingEpisode: "Tickety's Favorite Nursery Rhymes" in Season 1 & "Rhyme Time" in Season 4.

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* ReTool: From the beginning, the ''Blue's Room'' spin-off never really caught on. So when they made it into a full series, they made several changes. The biggest was adding Blue's new baby brother Sprinkles as a regular member of the cast. Joe was also given a more prominent role and the sets were expanded. It still didn't work work, and the program ended once its episode order was up up, and has rarely been seen in repeats since.
* RhymingEpisode: "Tickety's Favorite Nursery Rhymes" in Season 1 & and "Rhyme Time" in Season 4.



** "The Wrong Shirt" shows Steve wearing, well, the wrong shirt, signifying that something is a little off.

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** "The Wrong Shirt" shows Steve wearing, well, the wrong shirt, wearing a tan shirt and green-striped pants, signifying that something is a little off.



** There's also a five-episode story arc which is meant to introduce Cinnamon.



* VagueAge: The brothers, mostly Joe. Acted by men but they behave like boys but apparently live alone. Steven goes off to college so he's an adult, and likely Joe is, too.

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* VagueAge: The brothers, mostly Joe. Acted by men but they behave like boys but apparently live alone. Steven Steve goes off to college so he's an adult, and likely Joe is, too.

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* DubInducedPlotHole: The arc of Steve going to college wasn't kept in the UK adaptation, and Kevin Duala stayed the host. However, when the Joe episodes were adapted, they for some reason had Kevin wear Joe's shirts, and use his notebook. The shirt was at least {{Hand Wave}}d, as when this first happens in "Shape Searchers", Kevin says it's because squares are his new favorite shape. The new notebook, on the other hand, is given no mention or reasoning whatsoever.


The show was originally hosted by Steven Burns as "[[TheDanza Steve]]", but he left the show after six years. [[note]]A large number of rumors swirled about the reasons why, from death hoaxes to drug overdoses. The truth was a number of the show's original production staff had left, and he felt ready to move on. In addition he was [[PrematurelyBald losing his hair]] and was afraid of going bald on a kids show and seeming too "old" to the kids - and he has been successful in indie rock circles thanks to his connections with his friends, the Music/FlamingLips.[[/note]] His replacement was [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute "Joe"]] (Donovan Patton), his in-universe younger brother, who ran the show, and its spinoff ''Blue's Room,'' until 2007, when production came to a halt. Reruns aired on the Creator/NickJr channel until July 2019 (4 months before the reboot premiered), and [=DVDs=] still exist. Running from 1996 to 2006 (or 2007 if you count ''Blue's Room''), ''Blue's Clues'' was Nick Jr.'s longest-running series, up until ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'' broke that record in 2007.

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The show was originally hosted by Steven Burns as "[[TheDanza Steve]]", but he left the show after six years. [[note]]A large number of rumors swirled about the reasons why, from death hoaxes to drug overdoses. The truth was a number of the show's original production staff had left, and he felt ready to move on. In addition he was [[PrematurelyBald losing his hair]] and was afraid of going bald on a kids show and seeming too "old" to the kids - and he has been successful in indie rock circles thanks to his connections with his friends, the Music/FlamingLips.[[/note]] His replacement was [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute "Joe"]] (Donovan Patton), his in-universe younger brother, who ran the show, and its spinoff ''Blue's Room,'' until 2007, when production came to a halt. Reruns aired on the Creator/NickJr channel until July 2019 (4 months before the reboot premiered), and [=DVDs=] still exist. Running from 1996 to 2006 (or 2007 if you count ''Blue's Room''), ''Blue's Clues'' was Nick Jr.'s longest-running series, up until ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'' broke that record in 2007.
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* StoryArc: There's a three-episode arc in Season 4 introducing Joe. First, he arrives at the house for show and tell, then he learns how to play Blue's Clues, and the arc ends with Steve leaving for college.


The show was originally hosted by Steven Burns as "[[TheDanza Steve]]", but he left the show after six years. [[note]]A large number of rumors swirled about the reasons why, from death hoaxes to drug overdoses. The truth was a number of the show's original production staff had left, and he felt ready to move on. In addition he was [[PrematurelyBald losing his hair]] and was afraid of going bald on a kids show and seeming too "old" to the kids - and he has been successful in indie rock circles thanks to his connections with his friends, the Music/FlamingLips.[[/note]] His replacement was [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute "Joe"]] (Donovan Patton), his in-universe younger brother, who ran the show, and its spinoff ''Blue's Room,'' until 2007, when production came to a halt. Reruns aired on the Creator/NickJr channel until July 2019 (4 months before the reboot premiered), and [=DVDs=] still exist. Running from 1996 to 2004 (or 2007 if you count ''Blue's Room''), ''Blue's Clues'' was Nick Jr.'s longest-running series, up until ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'' broke that record in 2007.

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The show was originally hosted by Steven Burns as "[[TheDanza Steve]]", but he left the show after six years. [[note]]A large number of rumors swirled about the reasons why, from death hoaxes to drug overdoses. The truth was a number of the show's original production staff had left, and he felt ready to move on. In addition he was [[PrematurelyBald losing his hair]] and was afraid of going bald on a kids show and seeming too "old" to the kids - and he has been successful in indie rock circles thanks to his connections with his friends, the Music/FlamingLips.[[/note]] His replacement was [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute "Joe"]] (Donovan Patton), his in-universe younger brother, who ran the show, and its spinoff ''Blue's Room,'' until 2007, when production came to a halt. Reruns aired on the Creator/NickJr channel until July 2019 (4 months before the reboot premiered), and [=DVDs=] still exist. Running from 1996 to 2004 2006 (or 2007 if you count ''Blue's Room''), ''Blue's Clues'' was Nick Jr.'s longest-running series, up until ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'' broke that record in 2007.

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* NewBabyEpisode:
** "The Baby's Here" focuses on the birth of Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper's son Cinnamon, and how a lot of things will be changing, including their schedules and [[ToiletHumour Cinnamon's diapers]].
** The season one finale "Blue's News" has Steve play a scavenger hunt variant of Blue's Clues to figure out some "big news." The clues are Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper, and a bottle. The big news turns out to be Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper's new baby Paprika, who the cast meets at the end of the episode (which was foreshadowed earlier when Steve encounters Mr. Salt muttering to himself about spices). Paprika would become a recurring character for the rest of the series, growing up and becoming a big sister of her own.


* CuteLittleFangs: Green Puppy has fangs, being a dog, and she's cute due to being a puppy.

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* CuteLittleFangs: Green Puppy has fangs, being a dog, and she's cute due to being a puppy.


* CuteLittleFangs: Green Puppy has fangs, being a dog, and he's cute due to being a puppy.

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* CuteLittleFangs: Green Puppy has fangs, being a dog, and he's she's cute due to being a puppy.


The show was originally hosted by Steven Burns as "[[TheDanza Steve]]", but he left the show after six years. [[note]]A large number of rumors swirled about the reasons why, from death hoaxes to drug overdoses. The truth was a number of the show's original production staff had left, and he felt ready to move on. In addition he was [[PrematurelyBald losing his hair]] and was afraid of going bald on a kids show and seeming too "old" to the kids - and he has been successful in indie rock circles thanks to his connections with his friends, the Music/FlamingLips.[[/note]] His replacement was [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute "Joe"]] (Donovan Patton), his in-universe younger brother, who ran the show, and its spinoff ''Blue's Room,'' until 2007, when production came to a halt. Reruns aired on the Creator/NickJr channel until July 2019 (4 months before the reboot premiered), and [=DVDs=] still exist. Running for a full decade from 1996 to 2004 (or 2007 if you count ''Blue's Room''), ''Blue's Clues'' was Nick Jr.'s longest-running series, up until ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'' broke that record in 2011.

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The show was originally hosted by Steven Burns as "[[TheDanza Steve]]", but he left the show after six years. [[note]]A large number of rumors swirled about the reasons why, from death hoaxes to drug overdoses. The truth was a number of the show's original production staff had left, and he felt ready to move on. In addition he was [[PrematurelyBald losing his hair]] and was afraid of going bald on a kids show and seeming too "old" to the kids - and he has been successful in indie rock circles thanks to his connections with his friends, the Music/FlamingLips.[[/note]] His replacement was [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute "Joe"]] (Donovan Patton), his in-universe younger brother, who ran the show, and its spinoff ''Blue's Room,'' until 2007, when production came to a halt. Reruns aired on the Creator/NickJr channel until July 2019 (4 months before the reboot premiered), and [=DVDs=] still exist. Running for a full decade from 1996 to 2004 (or 2007 if you count ''Blue's Room''), ''Blue's Clues'' was Nick Jr.'s longest-running series, up until ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'' broke that record in 2011.
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* IntercontinuityCrossover: In Japan, Blue starred alongside Franchise/{{Hello Kitty}} on a live stage show called [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=II5YVJfVQXw "Blue's Clues Show"]]. The show ran between 2008 and 2009 at Creator/{{Sanrio}}'s indoor theme park Sanrio Puroland.

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* IntercontinuityCrossover: In Japan, Blue starred alongside Franchise/{{Hello Kitty}} on a live stage show called [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=II5YVJfVQXw "Blue's Clues Show"]]. The show ran between 2008 and 2009 at Creator/{{Sanrio}}'s indoor theme park [[Creator/{{Sanrio}} Sanrio Puroland.Puroland]].


!!This show provides examples of:

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!!This show provides examples of:!!'Cuz they're whose tropes? Blue's tropes!



* UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash: All the animated parts on the show were animated this way; thus, it is the first Nick show to use Flash. (At least on the whole network. ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'' was the first show to use Adobe Flash on the regular Nick schedule)



* AnthropomorphicFood: Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper, their children Paprika and Cinnamon, and numerous other characters.

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* AnthropomorphicFood: AnthropomorphicFood:
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Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper, their children Paprika and Cinnamon, and numerous other characters.

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