Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Game Time: Blue's Clues (1996)

Not since, oh, I don't know, Winky Dink & You, perhaps, has there been a children's program that taught as well as entertained as well as Blue's Clues.

Blue's Clues launched in 1996 on Nickelodeon as part of what was then a morning block for preschoolers, before Nick Jr. was spun off into its own channel. Steve Burns was the clean-cut, genial host for the first six seasons (1996-2002), guiding young viewers through the everyday life of Blue, an animated dog. After Burns left, Joe (Donovan Patton) took over for the final 2 years of original shows, as production ended in 2004, though reruns would continue for another 3 years after. Blue's Clues also spent some time on CBS as part of its Nick-centric Saturday morning block.

Here's a sample episode, courtesy of Dailymotion:



Rating: A.

2 comments:

Steven Dolce said...

I wish Nick didn't cancel this series.

hobbyfan said...

As Shakespeare said, all good things must come to an end, and Nick decided to do that with Blue's Clues, and some of their better fare. It happens, it's part of the business of these networks.