Bedtime Business


Season 5, Episode 11
105 (Aired)
107 (In Production Order)
Monday, September 16, 2002
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Bedtime Business is the eleventh episode of Blue's Clues from the Fifth Season.

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We have come to the Blue's Clues house at night and so we help Joe and Blue with their bedtime routine, their bedtime business. We watch as Joe tucks in Boris and then learn about important pre-sleepytime activities. The characters have a small clothing crisis, but with our help in identifying clothing through features such as spots and stripes, the problem is solved. We also help out with washing up, reading a story and more.


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  • This episode shares the same name with a song from Goodnight Blue that also appeared in a music video from the 2000 VHS release of "Magenta Comes Over".
    • A slightly different version of the song was part of this episode's video letter.
      • A kid throws a toothbrush out of the letter at the end. Joe picks up the toothbrush which had a clue (the 3rd one) on it.
        • This was the 2nd time an item came out from the video letter (the 1st was a popsicle stick [the 2nd clue] from "Blue's Surprise at Two O'Clock!" and the 3rd would be a stamp from "Our Neighborhood Festival"), the 2nd time a clue came from there (a clue [the 2nd; a stage] would be found in a video letter again in "Joe's Clues"), and the only time the 3rd clue was found this way.
          • After Joe drew the 3rd clue in his thinking chair, he realized he was already sitting in the thinking chair.
  • Joe wears his pajamas for this episode in the mailtime segment. Blue wears her pajamas for the mailtime segment too.
  • This is Joe's version of "Blue's Big Pajama Party".
    • Therefore, in both episodes, both the first and third clues are found in the living room.
  • This is the 2nd time that this episode holds the record for the shortest time that two clues were found in a fast time between each other. The third clue was found after the Mailtime.
  • This episode shares the name with a music video featured in segment after discussing the first two clues. The first time that happened was in "Joe Gets a Clue".
  • Joe sings the Blue's Clues Theme Song, the Mailtime Song and the So Long Song in his normal voice instead of his whisper voice.
  • Second time Sidetable's face appears during the So Long Song since "Blue's Book Nook".


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Blue's Clues Season 5
Can You Help? | Colors Everywhere! | The Snack Chart | The Big Book About Us | Playing Store | Patience | 100th Episode Celebration | Joe's Surprise Party | I'm So Happy! | The Boat Float | Bedtime Business | Shape Searchers | Blue Goes to the Doctor | Contraptions! | A Brand New Game | A Surprise Guest | Dress Up Day |Blue's Big Band | Up, Down, All Around! | Story Wall | The Alphabet Train | Numbers Everywhere! | Blue's Predictions | Our Neighborhood Festival | Blue Takes You to School | Meet Polka Dots! | The Scavenger Hunt | Let's Write! | Magenta's Messages | Body Language | Blue's Big Car Trip | Look Carefully... | I Did That! | Animals in Our House? | Morning Music | Blue's First Holiday