Blue's Clues (1996)
Plot: Blue's Clues is an American children's television show that premiered on September 8, 1996 on the cable television network Nickelodeon, and ran for ten years, until August 6, 2006. Producers Angela Santomero, Todd Kessler and Traci Paige Johnson combined concepts from child development and early-childhood education with innovative animation and production techniques that helped their viewers learn. It was hosted originally by Steve Burns, who left in 2002 to pursue a music career, and later by Donovan Patton. Burns was a crucial reason for the show's success, and rumors that surrounded his departure were an indication of the show's emergence as a cultural phenomenon. Blue's Clues became the highest-rated show for preschoolers on American commercial television and was crucial to Nickelodeon's growth. It has been called "one of the most successful, critically acclaimed, and ground-breaking preschool television series of all time". A spin-off called Blue's Room premiered in 2004.
The show's producers and creators presented material in narrative format instead of the more traditional magazine format, used repetition to reinforce its curriculum, and structured every episode the same way. They used research about child development and young children's viewing habits that had been conducted in the thirty years since the debut of Sesame Street in the U.S. They revolutionized the genre by inviting their viewers' involvement. Research was part of the creative and decision-making process in the production of the show, and was integrated into all aspects and stages of the creative process. Blue's Clues was the first cutout animation series for preschoolers, and resembled a storybook in its use of primary colors and its simple construction paper shapes of familiar objects with varied colors and textures. Its home-based setting was familiar to American children, but had a look unlike other children's TV shows. A live production of Blue's Clues, which used many of the production innovations developed by the show's creators, toured the U.S. starting in 1999. As of 2002, over 2 million people had attended over 1,000 performances. Read More
Episode 9: Bluestock
Episode 8: Soccer Practice
Episode 7: The Fairy Tale Ball
Episode 6: Playdates
Episode 5: Skidoo Adventure
Episode 4: Joe's Clues
Episode 3: Blue's Wishes
Episode 2: Love Day
Episode 1: The Legend of the Blue Puppy
Episode 36: Blue's First Holiday
Episode 25: Blue Takes You To School
Episode 17: Dress Up Day
Episode 16: A Surprise Guest
Episode 15: A Brand New Game
Episode 14: Contraptions!
Episode 13: Blue Goes to The Doctor
Episode 12: Shape Searchers
Episode 11: Bedtime Business
Episode 10: The Boat Float
Episode 9: I'm So Happy!
Episode 8: Joe's Surprise Party
Episode 7: Patience
Episode 6: Playing Store
Episode 5: Blue's Clues 100 (100th Episode Celebration)
Episode 4: The Big Book About Us
Episode 3: The Snack Chart
Episode 2: Colors Everywhere!
Episode 1: Can You Help?
Episode 24: Steve Goes To College (3)
Episode 23: Joe Gets a Clue (2)
Episode 22: Joe's First Day (1)
Episode 21: Something To Do, Blue
Episode 17: Let's Plant!
Episode 13: Blocks
Episode 10: Making Changes (5)
Episode 6: Blue's New Place (2)
Episode 4: Superfriends!
Episode 30: Environments
Episode 29: Shy
Episode 28: Café Blue
Episode 27: Blue's Collection
Episode 26: Words
Episode 25: The Wrong Shirt (Opposites)
Episode 24: Prehistoric Blue
Episode 23: Blue's Play
Episode 22: Inventions
Episode 21: Blue's Big Costume Party
Episode 20: What's So Funny?
Episode 19: Blue's Big Musical Movie
Episode 18: Periwinkle Misses His Friend
Episode 17: Blue's Big Mystery
Episode 16: Occupations
Episode 15: Geography
Episode 14: Nature
Episode 13: Signs
Episode 12: Anatomy
Episode 11: Pool Party
Episode 10: Blue's Big Holiday
Episode 9: Thankful
Episode 8: Hide and Seek
Episode 7: Draw Along With Blue
Episode 6: Blue's Big Pajama Party
Episode 5: Animal Behavior!
Episode 4: What's that Sound?
Episode 3: Weight and Balance
Episode 2: Art Appreciation
Episode 1: Blue's Big Treasure Hunt
Episode 21: Hide and Seek
Episode 20: Mechanics!
Episode 19: What is Blue Trying to Do?
Episode 18: Blue is Frustrated
Episode 17: Nurture!
Episode 16: What Did Blue See?
Episode 15: What Game Does Blue Want to Learn?
Episode 14: The Lost Episode!
Episode 13: Blue's Surprise at Two O'Clock!
Episode 12: What Does Blue Want to Do on a Rainy Day?
Episode 11: Blue's Sad Day
Episode 10: What Does Blue Want to Do with Her Picture?
Episode 9: What Was Blue's Dream About?
Episode 8: Blue's Birthday
Episode 7: What Does Blue Want to Make out of Recycled Things?
Episode 6: Blue's Senses!
Episode 5: What Experiment Does Blue Want To Try?
Episode 4: Math!
Episode 3: Blue's ABCs
Episode 2: What Does Blue Want to Build?
Episode 1: Steve Gets the Sniffles
Episode 20: What Story Does Blue Want to Play?
Episode 19: What is Blue Afraid of?
Episode 18: Blue's News!
Episode 17: What Does Blue Want to Make?
Episode 16: Tickety's Favorite Nursery Rhyme
Episode 15: Magenta Comes Over
Episode 14: Blue Wants to Play a Song Game!
Episode 13: The Grow Show
Episode 12: Blue Wants to Play a Game!
Episode 11: Pretend Time
Episode 10: The Trying Game
Episode 9: A Snowy Day
Episode 8: Blue Goes To The Beach
Episode 7: Adventures in Art
Episode 6: What Does Blue Need?
Episode 5: Blue's Favorite Song
Episode 4: Blue's Story Time
Episode 3: Mailbox's Birthday
Episode 2: What Time is it for Blue?
Episode 1: Snack Time