"Blue's Play" is the 23rd episode of Blue's Clues from Season 3.

Characters Present


Steve and Blue act out a play about a mouse and a hippo living on a nearby farm. Their play is called "The Funny Farm", with Tickety as the narrator. They also figure out the emotions Mouse makes like happy, sad, and scared. They reveal the truth on the reason Hippo turned her head away from the mouse in a skidoo segment. Will Steve and Blue finish their play and will the Hippo go from being shy to being proud?


  • Question: How should Steve and Blue's play end?
  • Clues:
    • 1. A Mouse
    • 2. A Flower
    • 3. A Happy Hippo
  • Answer: The mouse should give the flower to the hippo
  • Skidoo: Sneak peek at the funny farm: A collage
  • Living room picture: Green and Orange opera masks with surprised faces, then Orange and Purple opera masks with sad faces, then Blue and Green opera masks with scared faces, then Blue and Red opera masks with happy faces (Those Opera Faces were also used in Blue's Sad Day.


  • This episode reveals the reason why the hippo turned her head away from the mouse. It was because she was shy.
  • This is the second episode where the three clues were all found in the same room. The first time was in What Story Does Blue Want to Play?.
    • Coincidentally, both episodes featured plays.
  • This is the third of three episodes in a row where the first two clues are both found in the living room.
  • This is the very last episode in which the opening sequence had Blue hiding below Mailbox.


  • The DirecTV description of this episode describes it as "Storybook characters; Bunny's play."


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Blue's Clues Season 3
Blue's Big Treasure Hunt | Art Appreciation | Weight and Balance | What's That Sound? | Animal Behavior! | Blue's Big Pajama Party | Draw Along with Blue | Hide and Seek | Thankful | Blue's Big Holiday | Pool Party | Anatomy | Signs | Nature | Geography | Occupations | Blue's Big Mystery | Periwinkle Misses His Friend | Blue's Big Musical | What's So Funny? | Blue's Big Costume Party | Inventions | Blue's Play | Prehistoric Blue | The Wrong Shirt | Words | Shy | Magenta Gets Glasses | Environments | Stormy Weather | Blue's Collection | Café Blue
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