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"Blue's Favorite Song" is the sixth episode of Blue's Clues from the first season.


"It's song time, but first Blue and Steve listen to sounds and determine their appropriate musical instruments, remember and repeat the line of a song, and determine which chick is singing in tune to Row, Row, Row Your Boat. Steve and the viewers deduce what Blue's favorite song is."


  • Question: What song does Blue want to sing?
  • Clues:
    • 1. A Duck
    • 2. A Barn
    • 3. A Tune (C-C-C-G-A-A-G)
  • Answer to Blue's Clues: Old MacDonald Had a Farm
  • Wrong Answer: Rubber Ducky Had a Barn
  • Living room picture: A red barn (same as "Snack Time", also the Skidoo location)
  • Felt Frame picture: Felt Friends with music notes


It was song time, but Steve cannot figure out Blue's favorite song. They play a game of Blue's Clues to find out. Steve steps on the first clue, a duck, and draws it in his notebook. Later on, Steve and Blue try to find the right sounds for each musical instrument. Immediately after that, the phone rings. Steve answers it and it was the felt friends on the phone who had a song of their own. Steve tries it but messes up. He listens again. He gets it right and hangs up the phone. Steve sees the felt friends Fifi and Freddy.

They both sang Boom-ba-cha-cha-la-la boom-boom-bop. Steve sings along with them. Then it was mail time. Steve reads the letter. After that, Blue and Steve Skidoo into a picture of a farm. Immediately after that, Steve finds the second clue, a barn, and draws it in his notebook. Steve had two clues to what Blue's favorite song is, which were a duck and a barn. Steve had to find the third clue so he can get more information. Steve and Blue saw some chicks who were putting on a song show. They were going to sing "Row, Row, Row Your Boat." They figure out the right verses and the right key for the song. Soon after, Blue and Steve skidoo back home. Not long after that, Steve hears the piano playing off-screen. Steve sees the third clue on a piano key. Steve touches the piano key that the little paw print was on.

After tapping the key it was on a few times, the paw print moves to different keys and Steve realized he just played a little tune that went "C-C-C, G, A-A, G". He draws the third clue in the notebook. He goes to the thinking chair to put all the clues together. Steve thought it was Rubber Ducky Had a Barn. But the answer was Old MacDonald Had a Farm. After figuring out Blue's Clues, everybody (including the musical instruments, the felt friends, and the chicks) got together for song time. Blue was on piano and Steve was on guitar. They play the tune "Old MacDonald Had a Farm". Not long after that, Steve plays "The So Long Song" and the episode ends.



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  • This episode's closing credits (Banjo) music was later reused for the credit music of The Grow Show!.
  • This is the first time Steve plays the guitar while singing The So Long Song.
    • Steve moves to the front of the Thinking Chair to make it zoom out of the house before the closing credits.
  • Even though it is shown that the house has a piano, this is the only episode for this kind of piano to appear until the remake.
  • This is the first time that the Felt Friends move, talk, and interact with the main characters.
    • The felt friends in this episode's names were Freddy and Fifi.
  • This is the fourth episode where Steve does not do his arms swinging dance at the beginning of the Mailtime song from What Time Is It for Blue?, Blue's Story Time, and What Does Blue Need?.
  • It is also the first time Blue joins the Thinking Chair to see the letter she and Steve received.
  • Steve is revealed to have a guitar in this episode.
  • This is the first appearance of Blue's Modern Singing at Mailtime.
  • Steve's haircut from Snack Time, and also re-shot footage of his haircut from the next episode of Adventures in Art are both used in this episode.
  • Steve said "Notebook" twice for the second clue.
  • The clues during thinking time appeared so fast out of the notebook.
  • Steve sang "That we want to do" for The So Long Song.
    • Joe would sing that in season five.
  • This is the first time that the rubber duck represents a clue.
  • This is the first episode that Steve Skidoos into a location and finds the second clue immediately afterward. This time, Steve Skidoos into a picture of a farm and finds the second clue on a barn.
  • The duck sang the tune with Steve during thinking time.
  • The answer to Blue's Clues is the same answer from the season six finale episode, Bluestock.
  • The telephone turns into a real-life telephone when it rings and Steve answers it.
  • This episode was later remade in Blue's Clues & You!, titled Song Time with Blue.
  • This is the first episode where The So Long Song was sung in a different place in the house.
  • In the credits, Blue's second action is missing.
  • This episode mainly features a Noggin Blue Ball logo.
  • This episode premiered on the same day as the premiere of Hey Arnold! on Nickelodeon, the premiere of Arthur on PBS Kids, and the launch of Fox News.
Blue's Clues Season 1
Snack Time | What Time Is It for Blue? | Mailbox's Birthday | Blue's Story Time | What Does Blue Need? | Blue's Favorite Song | Adventures in Art | Blue Goes to the Beach | Pretend Time | A Snowy Day | The Trying Game | Blue Wants to Play a Game | The Grow Show | Blue Wants to Play a Song Game | What Does Blue Want to Make? | What Story Does Blue Want to Play? | Tickety's Favorite Nursery Rhyme | What Is Blue Afraid Of? | Magenta Comes Over | Blue's News