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story arc is an extended or continuing storyline in episodic storytelling media. Throughout the show's 10 year run, there have been only five story arcs ever made to date.

The first one involved Blue's favorite stories. What Time Is It for Blue features the story A Puppy's Day - it is also featured in Blue's Story Time. That episode has Blue deciding to read The Three Little Pigs instead of A Puppy's Day. In the final part of the story arc (What Story Does Blue Want to Play), Steve and Blue put on the same play about The Three Little Pigs, but Blue asked to do a play for Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

In the second one, Steve had the tissue box that was leftover from when he had the sniffles, and Blue made an guitar out of recycled things, and in the next episode, Steve had a dream where he was wearing sunglasses while playing the guitar.

The third one involved the debut of Periwinkle. He moves to the neighborhood in Blue's Big Mystery, talks about how moving has effected him in Periwinkle Misses His Friend, and later on in the next season, his friend that he talked about came to visit the neighborhood.

The fourth one involved the birth of Cinnamon. It is the longest story arc at 5 continuous episodes. Even though it was a major factor in each episode, it was however not the main focus of each particular episode. "What's New Blue" involved the making of a newspaper, which lead to the announcement of his coming, "Blue's New Place" dealt with Blue having set up a new place by the bookshelf in the bedroom, as she wanted a quiet place to read. The arc in this episode involved Paprika moving from her crib to her new bedroom so the crib and baby toys could be used by the new baby. "Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper Day", involved the whole house throwing an appreciation day for the two, since they had done so much to keep the house together. The baby is only mentioned once, but throughout the episode, Mrs. Pepper is shown to be very pregnant with Cinnamon. "The Baby's Here" is when the story arch gets full attention, as it is the episode that Cinnamon is born. Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper have to leave for the hospital right as the Viewer arrives, and later on in the middle of the episode, the baby is born. By the end of the episode, Cinnamon is brought home and ready to start life in the Blue's Clues House. "Making Changes" continued right from the last episode, focusing on Cinnamon, but this time, instead of waiting for the baby to arrive, this one showcased what it can be like with a newborn in the house. Loud noises and certain activities needed to be altered when it came to helping Cinnamon becoming comfortable in the new house. This episode ends this the arc, and adds Cinnamon as a reoccurring character.

The fifth story arc can be summarized with the TV special, Joe's Scrapbook which was skipped in the international versions not involving Steve or Joe as the host.

Arc Episodes
Blue's Favorite Favorite Story What Time Is It for Blue?
Blue's Story Time
What Story Does Blue Want to Play?
Blue's Dream Steve Gets the Sniffles
What Does Blue Want to Make Out of Recycled Things?
What Was Blue's Dream About?
Periwinkle's Debut Blue's Big Mystery
Periwinkle Misses His Friend
¡Un Día Con Plum!
Cinnamon's Birth What's New, Blue?
Blue's New Place
Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper Day
The Baby's Here!
Making Changes
Joe's Scrapbook Joe's First Day
Joe Gets a Clue
Steve Goes to College
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