"Blue's Clues" turns 10

Nick Jr. celebrates a decade of doggie fun


After 10 years of delighting kids, Blue is getting a little brother.

That sweet puppy Blue is 10. Doesn't it just seem like yesterday when an animated, not-yet talking Blue was putting together clues with Steve (played by Steve Burns)? Now, Steve is off at college. His brother, Joe, (played by Donavan Patton) is helping the shaggy puppet Blue, who actually talks.

For those unfamiliar with Blue's Clues, in every episode Blue leaves three paw prints to mark clues to a mystery, which are put together in the handy-dandy notebook. Once gathered, you must sit down in the thinking chair to think, think, think. It is charming.

Nickelodeon has several things planned to celebrate the show's anniversary. First, there is a look back with a fun 12-minute documentary. "Behind the Clues: 10 years with Blue," put together by the same people who do VH1's "Behind the Music," is a must see for any parent or child who remembers Blue's early years. Originally aired in July, it repeats at 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 6. You can also stream it at www.nickjr.com beginning Aug. 1.

Then, there is a one-hour movie, "Meet Blue's Baby Brother," to air at 7 p.m. Aug. 6 and 11 a.m. Aug. 7. During this episode, Blue and Joe travel to Puppyville to find Blue's brother, Sprinkles. This time, the clues are not blue, but golden.

And at 11 and 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 1, Nickelodeon will air two "lost" 30-minute episodes that feature Steve. So, we can enjoy some never-before-seen charming Steve moments.

Susy Schultz

Kids Eat Chicago

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