"It's storytime and Blue wants to read her favorite story so we play Blue's Clues to figure out what the story is. Couched between the clues, we help Shovel and Pail act out Jack and Jill, arrange our photo album in order, and help three bears choose which bowl and cup belong to whom."
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Blue does not want Steve to read "A Puppy's Day," so they play a game of Blue's Clues to find out Blue's Favorite Story. Along the way, they help Shovel and Pail play out "Jack and Jill," but the pictures telling the story of how Blue met Magenta in the right order, and match the three bears with their belongings. The clues were bricks, a wolf, and a pig. Steve thinks it is the story of "The Little Pig Who Cried Wolf," but the answer was "The Three Little Pigs," because it had a pig who built a house of bricks and a big bad wolf tried to blow down the brick house. After figuring out the answer to Blue's Clues, it was storytime. Shovel, Pail, Tickety Tock, Magenta, and the three bears all came to hear the story. After the story, Steve sings the so long song and the episode ends.
This is Shovel and Pail's first official appearance in the series.
Multiple paw prints were seen for the first clue (bricks).
Pictures of Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper, and Tickety Tock from Snack Time and What Time Is It for Blue? are shown in Blue's photo album.
When this episode was shown on Noggin, the Noggin logo at the bottom-left corner entirely blocked out the paw print on the second clue until the camera angle changed to focus in on it.
This episode is the first of two episodes on the "Story Time" VHS tape.
This is the first episode to use the "Right there," "No," "Behind you," "Thinking Chair," and "A clue, a clue, a clue" lines.
This is the second time to use the "Notebook" phrase from Mailbox's Birthday and "No" and "A clue" phrases from What Time Is It For Blue?.
This is the first time Magenta is mentioned and shown. Magenta looks exactly like Blue, just with the fur color different. Magenta will not appear in full until Magenta Comes Over. Magenta is voiced by Koyalee Chanda, rather than Traci Paige Johnson, the voice of Blue, as some information suggests.
When Steve observed the wolf (the second clue), he comments: "What big teeth it has," a reference to the story of "Little Red Riding Hood."
When Steve says "Is it the story of 'The Little Pig Who Cried, Wolf?'" (his incorrect answer), it is a reference to Aesop's fable "The Boy Who Cried Wolf," (with a Boy in the title instead) which is about a boy who repeatedly cried that a wolf was attacking his sheep when there was not any, such that villagers no longer heeded his cry when a real wolf appeared.
This is the first episode where Mailtime happens before the second clue is found.
This is the first episode where Steve and Mailbox have a conversation during the Mailtime segment.
This is the only time the viewers respond to "Will you help me?"
This is the first episode Steve happy cries when he finds the first clue.
This was the first time Steve and Blue did not skidoo in the living room picture. This also happens in later episodes of the show.
The Oogla Boogla monster is mentioned in this episode's Mailtime segment as a puppet. That name also appears in the third season episode Blue's Big Costume Party, but with a different image and gender.
All 3 of the 3 bears from "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" appear in this episode.
When Steve says "That's it! That's brilliant!", his voice sounds funny like a teenage boy in an extremely happily loudly high tone.
When Steve walks into the garden, his hair from Snack Time is seen. This also happens during the Mailtime song and segments.
This is the first episode where the first clue is found outside.
This is also the first episode where two clues are found outside with only one clue found inside.
This is the first episode where Steve stands on the left side of the screen with the Pawprint on the right side before playing Blue's Clues. This happens again in later episodes.