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Blue Goes to the Doctor is the 13th episode of Blue's Clues from Season 5.

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Blue is going to the doctor. She is not sick, but she is getting a checkup and so Joe helps her gather the things she needs to get ready, including Polka Dots to hold on to in case she gets scared. The viewers play doctor and nurse with Shovel and Pail and later join Blue for her checkup. After her checkup, Blue has a special surprise for Joe.


  • Question: What does Blue want to do after her checkup?
  • Clues:
    1. Blue's White Coat
    2. A Bag
    3. Joe (Himself)
  • Answer: Give Joe a checkup
  • Place: The doctor's office
  • Living room picture: A red cross, then a Band-Aid, then a stethoscope, then a reflex hammer
  • Felt Frame picture: Freddy is Sick & Fifi pretending doctor from Steve Gets the Sniffles
  • Colored Shirt: Blue


  • Notebook

Video Release[]


  • Taylor Mitchell and Scripting & Development Coordinator Sascha Paladino are both friends of Joe in this episode. Taylor is related to Frank Mitchell, one of the two Assistant Editors of Season 5. But Frank was working with Dale Clowdis' team at the time. This episode used David B. Levy's team.
  • This is the first time Joe has been a clue.
  • The present store music from Mailbox's Birthday and Math! can be heard in the waiting room.
  • In the Mailtime Segment, Mailbox shows off a bandage on his flag.
    • He got a paper cut and put it on there to help the cut heal.
  • When Joe and Blue head home from the doctor's, the "Blue Skidoo, We Can Too" tune was used in the Thinking Chair theme music.
  • A scene from this episode appeared on the television in the Nickelodeon movie Imagine That when Evan Danielson switched to it for her daughter Olivia to watch.
  • Joe wears a blue squared shirt in this episode.
    • The viewers can also see a red, yellow, orange, and green shirt in the closet at one point.
  • Even though the word "otoscope" has a long "o" in the beginning, it has a short "o" instead, so this is incorrect pronunciation.
  • This is the only time Blue gets a needle shot in this episode.
  • Dr. Maya is the only doctor who gives Blue her checkup while Nurse Kenny takes his break.
  • This is the fourth episode to feature a song happening in the letter video without greetings and goodbyes. The first time this happened was in Magenta Gets Glasses. The second time this happened was in Let's Boogie. The third time this happened was in Can You Help?. This will happen again later in Numbers Everywhere! and in Bluestock, but only in that episode by They Might Be Giants.


  • Joe refers to Polka Dots as "her" in this episode, but the viewers will later learn that Polka Dots is male.
  • In the Verizon Fios Guide of this episode, Steve Burns (Steve) is accidentally added to the cast.
  • Joe's vocals for the Play Blue's Clues song are slightly off-beat. This is the only time this happens.


Watch Episode[]

This episode is available for streaming on Paramount Global's video streaming service Paramount+.
Blue's Clues Season 5
Can You Help? | Colors Everywhere! | The Snack Chart | The Big Book About Us | Playing Store | Patience | 100th Episode Celebration | Joe's Surprise Party | I'm So Happy! | The Boat Float | Bedtime Business | Shape Searchers | Blue Goes to the Doctor | Contraptions! | A Brand New Game | A Surprise Guest | Dress Up Day | Blue's Big Band | Up, Down, All Around! | Story Wall | The Alphabet Train | Numbers Everywhere! | Blue's Predictions | Our Neighborhood Festival | Blue Takes You to School | Meet Polka Dots! | The Scavenger Hunt | Let's Write! | Magenta's Messages | Body Language | Blue's Big Car Trip | Look Carefully... | I Did That! | Animals in Our House? | Morning Music | Blue's First Holiday