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Blue's Backyard Ballgame Bonanza is the 20th episode of Blue's Clues from season four.

Characters Present


Steve is all dressed-up in his T-shirt and shorts as we head out for Blue's backyard ballgame bonanza. It is a fun-filled event containing all sorts of different ballgames. They help out our friends with the games by acting as a coach and telling them how they can make the balls do the things they want. They also have fun with Steve's invisi-ball and later skidoo into a stadium where they assist Steve in making sense of an obstacle course filled with ball challenges.


  • Question: What ball game does Blue want to play?
  • Clues:
    • 1. A Rolling Motion
    • 2. Plastic Bottles
    • 3. Fallen Down Plastic Bottles
  • Answer: Bowling
  • Skidoo location: A stadium
  • Living room picture: A basketball, then a soccer ball, then a bowling ball and some pins
  • Felt Frame picture: Felt Friends playing catch with ball

Video Release

  • Nickelodeon: All Star Sports Day! (DVD, 2009)


  • Emily Poole is one of Steve's Friends in this episode. She's related to Becky Poole, who will be the show's first ever Technical Assistant for NDAS, beginning with the very next episode, Let's Plant.
  • This episode premiered as part of "Blue's Beach Party", a marathon on Nick Jr. for a week from February 11-15, and on Nick Jr. on CBS the weekend from February 16-17.
  • In this episode, when Steve goes to get his notebook, Sidetable exclaims "Blue's Clues I'm so excited."
    • This episode marks the last instance of Sidetable saying this until the Blue's Clues & You! episode 123's with Blue.
  • This declaration was standard in earlier seasons, but seemed to disappear once Sidetable was given more of a personality.
  • This episode can be seen in Nickelodeon All Star Sports Day DVD.
  • This is the firsttime Steve wears a t-shirt and shorts throughout a whole episode.
    • He wore this outfit at the end of the previous episode, Pool Party.
  • Steve wears his tan shorts instead of his usual pants in this episode.
  • This is the tenth and last time Steve wears his tan shoes.
  • This is the second episode Steve draws rolling in his notebook. The first being What Was Blue's Dream About?.
  • This is the first episode to feature a moving clue as the first clue, since a moving clue is normally the third clue. It is followed by Story Wall.
  • This is the second episode to feature two identical clues, with one standing up and the other fallen down. First was Blue's Sad Day.
  • In the credits, the audience cheers after one of the characters appear.
  • In this episode, the audience joins the viewers who say "No! A clue!" and "Notebook!".



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Blue's Clues Season 4
Imagine Nation | Adventure | The Anything Box | Superfriends | What's New, Blue? | Blue's New Place | Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper Day | The Baby's Here! | Making Changes | Bugs! | ¡Un Día Con Plum! | What's Inside? | Blocks | Let's Boogie | Blue's Backyard Ballgame Bonanza | Let's Plant | Joe's First Day | Joe Gets a Clue | Steve Goes to College
Held Back Episodes
Blue's Book Nook | Rhyme Time | Puppets | Blue's School | Something To Do Blue