"Blue's Story Time" is the fourth episode of Blue's Clues from the first season.


"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."

Note: The episode's YouTube summary only contains the first sentence.


  • Question: What is Blue's favorite story?
  • Clues:
    • 1. Bricks
    • 2. A Wolf
    • 3. A Pig
  • Answer to Blue's Clues: The Three Little Pigs
  • Wrong Answer: The Little Pig who cried wolf
  • Living room picture: Humpty Dumpty
  • Skidoo location: Storybook Forest


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.



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  • Steve invites the viewer in. He explains to the viewer that it is story time and he is just about to read a story. Steve gets ready to read the book, A Puppy's Day from "What Time Is It for Blue?".
  • This was the first episode to be directed by Traci Paige Johnson.
  • 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.
  • This episode was later remade in Blue's Clues & You! as titled Story Time with Blue.
  • In the credits, Blue's third action is missing.


  • Angela Santomero is credited as the "Performance Director" for this episode, a credit that does not usually appear and is credited as Angela C. Santomero.
  • After Steve drew the third clue down in his notebook, the pawprint is still seen on the pig (the third clue) until Steve and Blue Skidoo from Storybook Forest back to the bedroom.
  • Steve gets closer to the camera when he says MAIL!!!
  • When Steve lies against the brick wall, if you watch very carefully, his arms goes right through it.

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
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