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This music plays at the end of every episode of Blue's Clues. It mainly consists of bass and clapping. The music from each episode is usually played alongside another tune from that episode. In the show's first five seasons (with a few exceptions), it played to the tune of the opening music from the first 4 seasons. In season 6, it was the tune of The Goodbye Song.

Concept of the characters

During the credits, Blue pops in, out doing four random actions, at the very end was seen chasing her ball before the book closed.

She originally appeared by herself in the first episodes of Season 1, but starting in "Steve Gets the Sniffles", Tickety Tock, Mr. Salt, and Mrs. Pepper started appearing with her as well, and the last two actions of Blue's animation were cut (although they came back in early season three).

Starting with season 3, even more characters started appearing, like Mailbox, Shovel, Pail, Slippery, Periwinkle, and more.

From home video releases between 1998-2001 (which featured special combined credits for each tape program, rather than using the TV credits for each individual episode), the credits only featured Blue, Tickety Tock, Mr. Salt, and Mrs. Pepper, just like season 2 and early to mid season 3.

Season 1

  1. Snack Time (accordion)
  2. What Time Is It for Blue? (piano, bass, cymbals)
  3. Mailbox's Birthday (trombone)
  4. Blue's Story Time (clarinet)
  5. What Does Blue Need? (steel guitar)
  6. Blue's Favorite Song (banjo)
  7. Adventures in Art (cello, violin)
  8. Blue Goes to the Beach (electric guitar)
  9. Pretend Time (trumpet)
  10. A Snowy Day (cello, jingle bells)
  11. The Trying Game (whistling)
  12. Blue Wants to Play a Game (clarinet)
  13. The Grow Show! (banjo [same from Blue's Favorite Song], mandolin, fiddle)
  14. Blue Wants to Play a Song Game (harmonica)
  15. What Does Blue Want to Make? (accordion)
  16. What Story Does Blue Want to Play? (saxophone, featuring background vocals by Todd Kessler, Christopher Cerf, and Justin Burke)
  17. Tickety's Favorite Nursery Rhyme (flute)
  18. What Is Blue Afraid Of? (theremin)
  19. Magenta Comes Over (piano, steel drum)
  20. Blue's News (xylophone)

Season 2

  1. Steve Gets the Sniffles (clarinet)
  2. What Does Blue Want to Build? (tool sound effects)
  3. Blue's Senses (harmonica, electric guitar)
  4. What Experiment Does Blue Want to Try? (theremin)
  5. What Does Blue Want to Make Out of Recycled Things? (jew's harp)
  6. What Was Blue's Dream About? (harp)
  7. Blue's ABCs (additional bass)
  8. Math! (vibraphone, trumpet)
  9. Blue's Birthday (The So Long Song [US version]/Blue's Birthday Song [aka the Birthday Candle Dance Instrumental [UK version])
  10. What Does Blue Want to Do with Her Picture? (electric guitar)
  11. What Does Blue Want to Do on a Rainy Day? (tuba, trumpet, clarinet, snare drum)
  12. Blue's Surprise at Two O'Clock! (organ)
  13. The Lost Episode! (xylophone)
  14. Blue's Sad Day (saxophone)
  15. What Game Does Blue Want to Learn? (conga drum, xylophone)
  16. What Did Blue See? (kaleidoscopic music)
  17. Nurture! (guitar, piano)
  18. Blue Is Frustrated (metal sounds)
  19. What Is Blue Trying to Do? (trumpet, trombone, tuba, saxophone, cowbell)
  20. Mechanics! (flute)

Season 3

First Half

  1. Hide and Seek (Lady Basset singing)
  2. Blue's Big Treasure Hunt (We Sat on Down instrumental)
  3. Art Appreciation (wind chime noises)
  4. Weight and Balance (oboe)
  5. What's That Sound? (just a bunch of sounds)
  6. Animal Behavior! (oboe, kazoo)
  7. Blue's Big Pajama Party (piano, bass, cymbals [same as What Time is it for Blue?]) (shortened)
  8. Draw Along with Blue (bass)
  9. Thankful (accordion)
  10. Blue's Big Holiday (jingle bells, trombone)
  11. Pool Party (disco music)
  12. Anatomy (woman singing)
  13. Signs (guitar)
  14. Nature (flute, harp)
  15. Geography (trumpet)

Other Half

Episode Music Characters (Besides Blue)
Occupations news music [bells, trumpet, xylophone, timpani, bell instrumental version of We Are Looking for/Just Figured Out Blue's Clues at beginning and end] Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper, Shovel, Pail
Blue's Big Mystery trumpet, electronic keyboard Tickety, Mailbox, Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper, Periwinkle
Periwinkle Misses His Friend piano Plum, Mr. Salt, Ms. Pepper, Shovel
Blue's Big Musical Movie  Various closing music from the older epiodes. N/A
What's So Funny? trumpet, clarinet, low trombone Tickety, Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper, Shovel
Blue's Big Costume Party  theremin Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper, Mailbox, Shovel, Pail
Inventions tool sound effects, xylophone, cartoon sound effects Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper, Shovel, Mailbox
Blue's Play banjo, mandolin, fiddle Tickety, Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper
Prehistoric Blue scary music Shovel, Pail, Mailbox
The Wrong Shirt theremin Mr. Salt, Mailbox, Ms. Pepper, Tickety, Pail, Shovel
Words electric guitar Mailbox, Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper
Shy oboe, bassoon, electronic keyboard Shovel, Mailbox
Magenta Gets Glasses electric guitar, piano Tickety, Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper, Mailbox, Shovel
Environments saxophone Shovel, Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper, Mailbox
Stormy Weather Nick Balaban and Michael Rubin vocals, electronic keyboard Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper, Shovel, Pail, Tickety, Mailbox
Blue's Collection steel guitar, electric guitar, accordion, electronic keyboard Shovel, Pail, Mailbox
Café Blue accordion Pail, Shovel, Mailbox, Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper, Tickety

Season 4

Episode Music Characters (Besides Blue)
Imagine Nation synthesizer Mailbox, Tickety, Shovel, Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper
Adventure flute, clarinet, crumhorn Mailbox, Mrs. Pepper, Mr. Salt, Shovel, Pail, Tickety
The Anything Box Entry of the Gladiators [ukulele, fairground organ, clarinet] Tickety, Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper, Mailbox
Superfriends fanfare [trumpet, tuba, bells] Mailbox, Pail, Shovel
What's New, Blue? ukulele, accordion Tickety, Shovel, Pail, Mailbox
Blue's New Place piano, harmonica Tickety, Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper, Mailbox, Shovel, Pail
Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper Day maracas Tickety, Pail, Shovel, Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper, Mailbox
The Baby's Here! theremin, guitar Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper, Tickety, Shovel, Pail, Mailbox
Making Changes saxophone Tickety, Mailbox, Pail, Shovel, Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper
Bugs! flute Pail, Shovel, Mrs. Pepper, Mr. Salt, Mailbox
¡Un Día Con Plum!  guitar Tickety, Mailbox, Shovel, Pail, Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper
What's Inside? music box Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper, Shovel, Mailbox
Blocks xylophone Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper, Mailbox, Shovel, Pail, Tickety
Blue's Backyard Ballgame Bonanza crowd, trombone, trumpet Shovel, Pail, Mailbox, Tickety
Puppets flute, bagpipes Storybook, Tickety, Slippery, Mailbox, Shovel, Pail, Mrs. Pepper, Mr. Salt
Rhyme Time steel guitar Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper, Tickety, Shovel, Pail, Mailbox
Let's Plant bass guitar Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper, Tickety, Pail, Shovel, Mailbox
Blue's Book Nook ukulele, whistling Shovel, Mailbox, Tickety, Pail, Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper
Let's Boogie clarinet, flute, bassoon Tickety, Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper, Mailbox, Shovel, Pail, Periwinkle
Blue's School clarinet, accordion, mandolin Shovel, Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper, Mailbox, Pail, Tickety
Something To Do Blue piano, cello, violin Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper, Tickety, Pail, Shovel, Mailbox
Joe's First Day piano Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper, Tickety, Pail, Shovel, Mailbox
Joe Gets a Clue saxophone Tickety, Slippery, Shovel, Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper
Steve Goes to College Steve is Going to College instrumental Periwinkle, Magenta, Orange Kitten, Purple Kangaroo, Green Puppy

Season 5

Episode Music Characters (Besides Blue)
Can You Help? harp, violin, oboe, timpani Mr. Salt, Shovel, Mrs. Pepper
Colors Everywhere! electric guitar Mailbox, Tickety, Shovel, Pail, Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper, Slippery
The Snack Chart electronic keyboard Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper
The Big Book About Us banjo Mailbox, Slippery, Tickety, Shovel, Pail, Mr, Salt, Mrs. Pepper
Playing Store trumpet Mrs. Pepper, Mr. Salt, Tickety, Shovel, Pail
Patience flute Shovel, Pail, Slippery, Tickety, Mailbox, Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper
100th Episode Celebration What Does Blue Want to Do on a Rainy Day? song, crowd N/A
Joe's Surprise Party electric guitar Tickety, Slippery, Shovel, Pail, Mr. Salt, Mrs. Peeper
I'm So Happy! piano, trombone Mailbox, Slippery, Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper, Tickety, Shovel, Pail
The Boat Float piccolo Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper, Shovel
Bedtime Business mandolin Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper, Paprika, Cinnamon, Slippery, Mailbox
Shape Searchers electric guitar, bass guitar Mailbox, Tickety
Blue Goes to the Doctor electric guitar Slippery, Shovel, Pail, Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper
Contraptions! whistling Mailbox, Tickety, Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper, Slippery, Shovel, Pail
A Brand New Game ukulele Mailbox, Felt Friend
A Surprise Guest trumpet, trombone Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper, Miss Marigold, Mailbox, Tickety, Shovel, Pail, Slippery
Dress Up Day violin Mailbox, Pail, Shovel, Slippery
Blue's Big Band piano, triangle, drum, tambourine, clapping Slippery, Tickety, Shovel, Pail, Mailbox
Up, Down, All Around! erhu Baby Bird, Mailbox
Story Wall clarinet, ukulele Tickety, Shovel, Pail, Slippery, Mailbox, Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper
The Alphabet Train I'll Never Forget My Alphabet instrumental Tickety, Shovel, Pail, Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper, Mailbox, Slippery
Numbers Everywhere! N/A N/A
Blue's Predictions ukulele, fiddle Periwinkle, Tickety, Shovel, Pail, Penguin Pierre, Elephant, Mailbox, Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper
Our Neighborhood Festival fairground organ (It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood) Periwinkle, Slippery, Tickety, Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper
Blue Takes You to School organ Periwinkle, Tickety, Slippery, Shovel, Pail, Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper, Mailbox
Meet Polka Dots! trombone Shovel, Pail, Tickety, Slippery, Periwinkle, Mr. Plate, Polka Dots
The Scavenger Hunt organ N/A
Let's Write! clarinet Marky, Shovel, Pail, Mailbox, Periwinkle
Magenta's Messages saxophone Magenta, Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper, Mailbox, Shovel, Pail, Slippery
Body Language mbira, flute, cymbal Shovel, Pail, Mailbox, Tickety, Slippery
Blue's Big Car Trip Backseat Boogie instrumental Carman, other background characters
Look Carefully... trombone, trumpet Periwinkle, Mailbox, Shovel, Pail, Tickety
I Did That! electronic keyboard Slippery, Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper, Mailbox, Shovel, Pail, Tickety, Periwinkle
Animals in Our House? ukulele Mailbox, Goose
Morning Music violin, guitar Shoehorn, Tickety
Blue's First Holiday trombone, jingle bells, piano Mailbox, Tickety, Slippery, Sidetable, Shovel, Pail

Season 6

Episode Music Characters and/or Items (Besides Blue)
The Legend of the Blue Puppy Go, Blue, Go, Find the Lock for Your Key instrumental Periwinkle, Moona, Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper
Love Day harp N/A
Blue's Wishes organ Shovel, Pail, Mailbox, Tickety
Joe's Clues trumpet, trombone Tickety, Sidetable, Paprika, Cinnamon, Mr Salt, Mrs. Pepper, Slippery, Shovel, Pail, Polka Dots, the box containing Blue's Room, Key, Moona
Skidoo Adventure Wacky Wild World music Moona, Slippery, Mr, Salt, Mrs. Pepper
Playdates tuba, trombone Slippery, Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper, Moona
The Fairy Tale Ball piano Sidetable, Red Riding Hood, Key, Moona
Soccer Practice electric guitar, soccer vocals, organ Moona, Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper
Bluestock Old MacDonald Had a Farm instrumental Periwinkle, Sidetable, Tickety, Mailbox, Moona, Key

Trivia

  • The closing sequence music for "Snack Time" is the most popular since it was the very first. It was featured in various promos, commercials.
  • The closing sequence music for "Blue's Surprise at Two O'Clock!" was heard during a promo for Blue's Clues. Click here to view it.
  • The closing music for "Blue's Collection" features a few parts of the music from the opening sequence and The So Long Song.
  • From Season 1 to Late Season 5, the credits flip from page to page.
  • There are differences in the ball, Blue, and the book closing for the Steve version vs. the Joe version. In seasons 1-4, the ball bounces 3 times without rotating. When Blue catches up, she winks at the viewers, and as she throws the ball and runs away, the book closes.
    • In the Season 5 version, the ball rotates and Blue blinks twice and then barks, saying "Bye!". It then zooms out and when the ball gets thrown away, the book closes in the same direction from seasons 1-4, leaving magic sparkles. The sound of the sparkles mutes out in the UK. The book is on the ground right by a little snail plush to the right of it. However, it is unknown how the book gets put back for the next episode. Blue opens it in the beginning, but Blue is still in the book when it closes. It's unknown how Blue got out of the book for the next theme song after it closed. However, the book opens by itself in the Steve version.
      • In Season 6, the ball and Blue still come in and Blue does the same thing from Season 5, but after she barks, a different version of the closing Blue's Clues book appeared and closed up before Blue even disappeared (unlike the closing Blue's Clues book from Season 5). Plus, the book closed in the opposite direction, with sparkles coming out on that side.
  • Usually, the credits are in a white background with blue letters. However, there are three exceptions.
    • In Blue's Big Pajama Party, the credits are in a black, starry background with yellow letters. The moon appears four times and after the credits, Blue and her ball don't appear, Blue doesn't wink at us or kick and ball and go until the book closes, instead, it gets to the back of the book and it closes.
      • In Blue's Big Musical, it is the only time the book closes before the credits. The credits are on cardboard in front of red curtains. The letters in different colors the change from page to page.
        • In 100th Episode Celebration, the credits are in a red background with the letters in blue and yellow. After the credits finish, the curtains close, followed by the Nick Jr. Productions logo. All character animations are absent in this one, even Blue at the very end.
  • Season 1 had dark blue letters for both the occupations and the people's names, and in Season 2 onwards, the occupations were in light blue, while the people's names were still in dark blue.
  • Regardless of what episode was on, the last part of the ending sequence for "Our Neighborhood Festival" played all the way up to the Nick Jr. Productions logo (replaced by the Nickelodeon Productions logo when the network was rebranded in 2009) at the end of each Blue's Clues split screen credits on Nick Jr. from 2005-2010.
  • Steve and Joe are the only ones that never appear in the end credits.
    • However, Josh did come in the end credits.
  • In 100th Episode Celebration, Art Appreciation, Blue's Big Musical Movie, Geography and The Scavenger Hunt, there are no character animations in the credits, other than Blue and her ball before the book closes.
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