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"Big News with Blue" is the third episode of Season 1 in the reboot series Blue's Clues & You!. It is a remake of "Blue's News."


Blue has big news about Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper, so Josh plays Blue's Clues to figure out what it is.


  • Question: What does Blue want to tell us?
  • Clues:
    1. Mr. Salt
    2. Mrs. Pepper
    3. A Bottle
  • Answer to Blue's Clues: Two twin babies: Sage and Ginger.
  • Wrong answer: Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper have a new bottle.
  • Living room picture: A drawing of the main characters


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  • This is the 2nd episode directed by Steve Burns. He also directed Playdate with Magenta, Welcome to Blue's Bistro, Blue's Night Before Christmas, & Blue's Beach Bonanza.
  • This is the first episode to use a new recording of the music that is cued when it is time for the Thinking Chair.
  • This is the first episode to have a new footage of the Mailtime Song that will be used in most Season 1 episodes.
  • This is the first episode of the reboot where Sidetable Drawer speaks.
  • This is the debut of Sage and Ginger.
  • The guitar melody on the "So Long Song" samples the starting of Roy Kim's "Only Then" song.
  • This is the only episode where Sudsy appeared in the reboot.
  • Josh happy cries and then meows like a cat when he sees the picture of Shovel & Pail. In the play-along app version on Noggin, Josh didn’t happy cry nor meows like a cat when he saw the picture of Shovel and Pail.
  • Josh does an impression of Elvis Presley in this episode, just like Steve and Kevin did in "What Story Does Blue Want to Play?"
  • The end credits theme is different, which used a quieter version of The So Long Song.


  • Instead of Saying "I just love Blue's Clues," Sidetable Drawer asks Josh about the big news.
    • The same thing happened later to Mailbox instead of asking a riddle about Steve.
  • In the remake episode, Josh wore a pirate hat for the treasure hunt, but in the original episode, Steve didn’t wear a pirate hat for the treasure hunt.
    • Also the treasure hunt map of a bird and a house was omitted.
  • The picture of Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper on which the paw print for the second clue was was an illustration. In the original episode, it was a photograph.
  • After Josh finds the second clue, it was Mailtime. In the original episode, after Steve plays the riddle game with a sky blue Felt Friend with a green semicircle body, it was Mailtime while the pickle turns into the same treasure hunting map of letters and a box.
  • In the Noggin play-along app version, Josh’s pirate hat had an orange feather that Blue made for him, but in the TV version, Josh’s pirate hat didn’t have a feather at all.
  • After the So Long Song, when you turn up the volume real loud, you can hear Josh shushing at the viewer, then whispering “bye, thank you” very silently.
  • The riddle game with a Felt Friend scene was cut.
    • Freddy and Fifi make actual appearances on the red felt board reading a newspaper in this episode instead of appearing as drawings on the living room picture or on Blue's drawing, while the other Felt Friend didn't appear at all.
      • None of these Felt Friends appear at the end unlike the original.
  • In the original after the video letter was played Steve realized that the back of the envelope has a drawing of Slippery Soap and comes to the bathroom to talk to him, but in the remake, Slippery Soap comes to Josh and talks to him.
  • In the original episode the chalkboard is black with only a yellow chalk stick being used. In this episode the chalk board is dark green and Josh used sticks of chalk in lilac, blue, and orange.
  • Sudsy appeared to Josh and Blue right after Josh erased the chalk wave. In the original episode, Steve and Blue waited a while after erasing the wave to meet him.
    • In the original episode, Sudsy was black with an yellow chalk outline. In this episode it was dark green with an orange outline.
  • Josh knew Sudsy's name even though he never introduced his name to Josh.
  • Josh said the message from Slippery Soap to Sudsy without the viewer's help.
  • Due to Paprika already existing, Sage and Ginger were born instead.
  • In the original, Steve sang the So Long Song normally, but in the remake, Josh sang a lullaby version of it.
Blue's Clues & You! episodes
Season 1
"Meet Josh!" • "Playdate with Magenta" • "Big News with Blue" • "ABC's with Blue" • "123's with Blue" • "Sad Day with Blue" • "Laugh with Blue" • "Song Time with Blue" • "Getting Glasses With Magenta" • "Growing with Blue" • "Happy Birthday Blue" • "Story Time with Blue" • "The Thinking Squad" • "Science with Blue" • "Colors Everywhere with Blue" • "Pajama Party with Blue" • "Bluestock Remake" • "Spooky Costume Party with Blue" • "Thankful with Blue" • "Getting Healthy with Blue"
Season 2
"Blue's Big Beat Band" • "Hide and Seek with Blue" • "Blue's Treasure Hunt" • "Welcome to Blue's Bistro" • "Blue's Big Baking Show" • "Blue's Night Before Christmas" • "Sleepy Singalong with Blue" • "Blue's Big Dance Party" • "Blue's Big Imagination" • "What I Like About Blue" • "Blue's Show and Tell Surprise" • "Blue's Rainy Day Rainbow" • "Spring is Here!" • "Blue's Big Neighborhood Adventure" • "Blue's Beach Bonanza" • "Blue's Anywhere Box Surprise" • "Mystery of the Missing Pies" • "Blue Makes a Movie with YOU!"• "It's YOUR Birthday!" • "Blue's Big Costume Parade"
Season 3
"Our New Neighbor" • "The Ghost of the Living Room" • "Blue's Dino Clues" • "Blue's Mystery Present" • "Construction Sites" • "A Blue's Clues Festival of Lights" • "Blue's Snowy Day Surprise" • "Blue's Backyard Sports Spectacular"
Season 4