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"Blue's Big Costume Parade" is the twentieth and final episode of the second season and the forty-second episode overall in the reboot series Blue's Clues & You!. It is a new version of "Dress Up Day".

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Summary

Search 3 clues to figure out what costume Blue wants to wear.

Elements

  • Question: What costume does Blue want to wear?
  • Clues:
    1. A Vest
    2. A Hard hat
    3. A Hammer
  • Answer: Construction worker
  • Wrong Answer: Dress the hammer up in the vest and put a hard hat on its head
  • Living Room Picture: Shovel and Pail as firefighters; later joined by Blue as a construction worker, Josh as an astronaut, and Sidetable Drawer as a magician
  • Skidoo Location: A stage

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This episode is available for streaming on ViacomCBS' video streaming service Paramount+.

Trivia

  • This is the first episode in the series to premiere in Canada.
  • This episode release in Philippines before it was released in the US and UK.
  • The US premiere featured a first look at the Paramount movie Clifford the Big Red Dog.
    • A promo for the first look even featured Josh and Blue getting a call from Clifford.
  • Mailbox was shown for what seems to be the 1st time to completely move from his original position in front of the house, post and all, as he appears with the others on the parade float (his post is most likely behind the cardboard cutout of the house).
  • This marks the third appearance of Jill. The others being Steve Gets the Sniffles and Getting Healthy with Blue. This is also the first reboot episode she appeared in that was a newer version of an original episode she didn't appear.
  • This is the first episode where a tool was drawn.
  • When Josh is dressed up as a farmer before finding the first clue, he sings "We Are Farming for Blue's Clues" from "Meet Josh!", but replaces "chick" with "clue" and the viewer says the last "there!".
  • Josh dresses up as a superhero again like when he was Song Man in The Thinking Squad.
  • This is the first time when Josh said, "The mail’s here" after the last verse of "Mailtime" was heard similar to how it happened with Steve and Joe.
  • This is the seventh episode where a box was seen. The others being Pretend Time, Tickety's Favorite Nursery Rhyme, Blue's Senses, The Anything Box, What's Inside?, and Blue's Anywhere Box Surprise.
  • This marks the second episode of the franchise where a hat was drawn. The first being A Snowy Day.
  • Josh wears a Mailbox hat and Mailbox wears a Josh's Outfit.
    • This marks the second episode of the franchise where Mailbox sings We Just Got a Letter. The first being "The Wrong Shirt", but in this episode, Josh and Mailbox sing the song together.
  • This marks the second episode of the franchise where someone skidoos into a stage. The first being Dress Up Day.
  • Josh sang, "We are farming for Blue’s Clues" like in Snack Time and Meet Josh! when Steve and Josh sang, "We are farming for Blue’s Clues" and helped chicks.
  • This is the third episode in the franchise when Josh dresses up as a farmer. The first two being Meet Josh! and Bluestock (The remake).
  • This is the second time when Mailbox sang the We Just Got a Letter song. The first time being The Wrong Shirt.
  • This is the fifth episode in the franchise where hearts were seen. The first four being Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper Day, Love Day, Welcome to Blue's Bistro, and What I Like About Blue.
  • This is the second episode where someone dressed up as a construction worker. The first being Steve in Occupations when he helped Door find the right people to build his house.
  • This is the third episode where someone dresses up as a doctor. The first two being Blue in Occupations when Blue wanted to be a doctor and left three clues on a wooden stick, a bandage, and a stethoscope, and in Blue Goes to the Doctor when Blue pretended to be a doctor, gave Joe a checkup and left three clues on a white coat, a bag and Joe himself.
  • This marks the third episode in the franchise where someone skidooes into a puppet place. The first two being ¡Un Día Con Plum! (A Day with Plum) when Steve and Blue helped Periwinkle and Plum make a marionette and helped Pedro find clothes, and Puppets when Steve and Blue learned about Puppets and skidoo into a puppet book and helped Storybook do a play on puppets and did Jack and the Beanstalk in the end with puppets.
  • This marks the fifteenth episode in the franchise where any type of clothing was drawn. The others being A Snowy Day when a hat was drawn, What Does Blue Want to Make? when a sock was drawn, What Was Blue's Dream About? when a leotard was drawn, Blue's Big Treasure Hunt when a green striped dress was drawn, Hide and Seek when pajamas were drawn, Adventure when really big shoes were drawn, Superfriends and The Thinking Squad when a shirt, pants, and socks were drawn, ¡Un Día Con Plum! (A Day with Plum) when a smock was drawn, Can You Help? when a cape was drawn, Blue Goes to the Doctor when a white coat was drawn, Love Day when a glass slipper was drawn, Blue's Big Baking Show when a blue striped scarf was drawn, and Blue's Rainy Day Rainbow when rain boots were drawn.
  • This marks the sixth episode in the franchise that included a play. The others being What Story Does Blue Want to Play?, Blue's Play, Puppets, Dress Up Day, and Blue Makes a Movie with You!.
  • This marks the fifth episode in the franchise where someone was being or hearing a horse. The others being What's So Funny? when Mayor Billy Chicken showed Steve the Center of the City and saw a truck neighing like a horse, Adventure when Steve imagined he was a knight and pretended to ride on a horse and the paw print acted like a horse, Dress Up Day when the paw print acted like a horse again, and The Fairy Tale Ball when Blue wanted to see Humpty Dumpty and left the first clue on a horse.
  • Josh was a Super Helper in Blue's Show and Tell Surprise when Josh helped at Blue's School, but he didn’t wear a superhero outfit and was called the Classroom Helper instead.
  • This is the fifth episode in the franchise when a box was used for something. The first four times being Pretend Time when Shovel and Pail played house and they used a box as a house, Blue's Senses when Steve and Blue used boxes as a train, The Anything Box when Steve, Blue, Shovel and Pail used the Anything Box itself for different things, and Blue's Anywhere Box Surprise when Josh and Blue used the box as a rocket ship.
  • This marks the seventh episode in the franchise where someone was a lion or pretended to be a lion. The others being Pretend Time when the Viewer found the third clue on a rocket and Steve thought the Viewer said, "zoo" and he roared like a lion, Nurture! when Steve and Blue skidooed into a safari book and helped a lion cub find her royal dad to clean her, Words when Steve and Blue used the word, "lion" there was a lion in the way and Steve and Blue used the word, "tame", Dress Up Day when Pail dressed herself up as a pig and told Joe and the Viewer to roar like lions, Blue's Anywhere Box Surprise and The Ghost of the Living Room when Cinnamon dressed up as a lion.
  • This is the third episode in the franchise where someone made Mailbox laugh. The first two being What's So Funny? when Steve and Mailbox wore Groucho glasses and Laugh with Blue when Josh and Mailbox wore monster hats.
  • This is the sixth time in the franchise when someone made someone laugh. The others being Blue's Big Musical, What's So Funny?, I Did That!, Laugh with Blue, and Blue Makes a Movie with You!.
  • This is the second episode where a fish bowl was seen. The first time being Blue's Birthday when Blue got Turquoise for her birthday and Turquoise was in a fish bowl.
  • This is the fourth episode in the franchise where a floatie was seen. The first three being What Experiment Does Blue Want to Try?, Science with Blue, when Steve and Josh walked by the sink and saw Paprika, Sage and Ginger floating in the sink, and Blue's Beach Bonanza when there were floaties by the pool.
  • This is the ninth episode where a rabbit was seen or someone being a rabbit. The others being What Story Does Blue Want to Play? when Steve and Blue did a king story with Bunny, Blue Is Frustrated when Steve and Blue helped Bunny with her teeter totter, Mechanics! when Steve and Blue helped a rabbit with her tricycle, Imagine Nation when Blue imagined the white sheet as a bunny rabbit and left three clues on a big, white circle, a button, and triangles, What's Inside? when Steve and Blue helped Boris the Bunny find Sammy Squirrel, oranges, and carrots, Story Wall when Joe and Blue saw a rabbit in some pictures, Blue's Big Beat Band, and Blue's Big Dance Party when Josh and Blue helped the Bunny Banjo Band.
  • This is the second episode where someone dresses up as a magician. The first being Blue's Predictions when Periwinkle dressed up as a magician and when Blue left three clues on a stage, Periwinkle himself, and a wand.
  • This is the fourth episode in the franchise where the Felt Frame shows the Felt Friends dressed up as astronauts. The others being Magenta Comes Over when Steve and Blue helped the Felt Friends pick out different costumes, and Blue's Big Costume Party and Spooky Costume Party with Blue when the Felt Friends got dressed up as an astronaut and alien for Halloween.
  • This also marks the fifth episode in the franchise where a character pretended to be an astronaut. The first four being Pretend Time, Meet Polka Dots!, Blue's Big Imagination, and Blue's Anywhere Box Surprise.
  • The Yellow Frame shows Shovel and Pail dressed up as firefighters. This is the sixth episode in the franchise where someone dressed up as a firefighter. The first five being The Anything Box, Playdates, Blue's Anywhere Box Surprise, Blue Makes a Movie with You!, and The Ghost of the Living Room.
  • The Pawprint becomes a unicorn. This is the third episode where a unicorn was shown. The first being Blue's Show and Tell Surprise when Blue painted Luna the Unicorn and The Ghost of the Living Room when Blue dressed up as a unicorn despite the episode being part of season three but not airing until October 18, 2021.
  • This marks the fourth episode in the franchise where plates were seen. The first three being Tickety's Favorite Nursery Rhyme when Steve helped Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper pack lunch in a purple paper bag with P words and a plate was seen, Let's Boogie when Steve drew a plate, and Meet Polka Dots! when Periwinkle had Mr. Plate and imagined him as an alien, a doctor, and a monster.
  • This is the sixth episode where a butterfly was seen. The others being Nurture! when Steve and Blue helped a butterfly out the door, What Did Blue See? when Steve looked through a kaleidoscope and a saw a butterfly, Nature when Steve, Blue, and Windy found a butterfly in the spring location and moved it to the summer location, Bugs! when Blue wanted to see a butterfly and left three clues on wings, colors and a chrysalis, and Spring is Here! when Josh helped butterflies to find their friends that match.
  • Josh going off stage three times to get the right props was similar to what happened in Dress Up Day when Joe and Blue went offstage to get the props of an elephant and princess. First Joe got an elephant costume and flashlight, then Blue got a crown and pillow and Joe got a silly hat and music sheet with a lullaby.
  • The hard hat being put on the hammer was similar to what happened in Pretend Time when Steve thought Blue wanted to put the helmet on the star and "rocket" (rock it).
  • This is the second episode where a parade was used in the end. The first time being What Does Blue Want to Do on a Rainy Day? when Blue had a marching band parade and left three clues on pot lids, a drum, and a marching toy.
  • The parade song is about being anything you want to be. This is similar to Blue's Big Musical when Steve and the others sang "I Can Be Anything That I Want to Be".
  • This is the second episode where the Thinking Bench makes an appearance. The first being Blue's Big Neighborhood Adventure.
  • "The So Long Song" has different instrumentals in this episode to fit the parade theme, Josh does not play his guitar, and the entire cast sings the second verse, "But we're gonna sing one more song".
    • This is the third episode where the entire cast sang "The So Long Song", but only partially in this episode. The entire cast sang the entire song twice, once in Blue's Big Musical and once in "Our Neighborhood Festival".
  • Although it's the last Season 2 episode in airing order, this is the tenth Season 2 episode in production order.
  • In production order, this episode marks:
  • A sneak peek of the 2021 film Clifford the Big Red Dog aired after the episode's US premiere, with a promo featuring Josh and Blue airing during the first commercial break.
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
N/A
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