Blue's Big Band

Blue's Big Band

Season 5, Episode 18
112 (Aired)
114 (Produced)
February 17, 2003 (US)
September 18, 2003 (UK)
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Blue's Big Band is the eighteenth episode of Blue's Clues from season 5.

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Joe, Blue and their friends make music.


Blue has created a big band, and many of them, including Joe and the Viewers will be playing instruments in the band. They practice with Tickety and later listen to some music that Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper, Paprika and Cinnamon are creating simply by using an old washboard. They follow along to some of Periwinkle's beats as he plays on the drum. Later, they skidoo and meet Piano, who guides them through a musical story about a group of piglets.


  • Question: What instrument does Blue want to play in the band?
  • Clues:
    • 1. A Lid
    • 2. Beans
    • 3. An Empty Can
  • Answer: A Maraca
  • Skidoo location: A picture of piano keys
  • Living room picture: A drawing of G-Clef and the Notes


  • In the US, it aired as part of Blue's Biggest Band Monday, an all day Blue's Clues marathon on Nick Jr.
  • This is Joe's Version of What Does Blue Want to Do on a Rainy Day?.
  • Tickety made a maraca from What Does Blue Want to Make Out of Recycled Things? and the clues in this episode were used.
  • Soft music plays when you feel sleepy. A sharp glissando sting would tell you to wake up. A marching tune would tell you to march. Fast paced music would tell you to run. If you can follow the rhythm, you will know what body movement you have to do.
  • This is Magenta's first appearance in Season 5.
  • G-Clef makes a cameo on the living room picture.
  • During the So Long Song:
    • Everyone played their instruments instead of the song's usual music.
    • Also, Joe only sings "We can do anything that we wanna do" once like the Seasons 2-4 episodes, where Steve also said it only once, unlike most of season 5 where Joe sings the last line twice.
  • Joe and Kevin wear an orange squared shirt in this episode.


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Blue's Big Band

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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
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