Can You Help?


Season 5, Episode 1
95 (Aired)
97 (In Production Order)
Tuesday, April 30, 2002
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Can You Help? is the first episode of Blue's Clues from the Fifth Season.

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Joe needs help from the viewers today.


Today, Joe needs our help. That's not unusual, but it happens to be the particular theme for this episode. We help out Joe, Blue, and the other characters in a number of ways. For example, we help Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper to make some blueberry pancakes for Blue as a surprise snack. We also help out some friends in Storybook Forest to prepare for a big porridge party, but all this helping...maybe it's too much!


  • All the characters all sing "Another Blue's Clues Day" with a new opening intro.
    • Kevin (U.K. version) has the original season 4 intro with a matching shirt.
  • This is the first episode without Steve.
  • The jungle music is heard when Joe or Kevin walks to Sidetable or when finding clues.
  • After the credits, Blue who's chasing her ball kneels down and barks. And then the book closes, leaving magic sparkles.
  • The season 5 premiere of Blue's Clues.
    • The sound of the magic sparkles mutes off in the UK version.
  • A new drumroll is heard when Joe or Kevin found clues.
  • Tuba music is heard when Joe or Kevin draws clues.
  • For the first four seasons, there was no actual episode title (With the expectation of Blue's Big Musical.)
    • From now on, there will be an actual episode title for the rest of the series.
  • This is the only time the Letter gets stuck.
  • This is the first and only time Joe met Gingerbread Boy and Baby Bear.
  • During the intro and most episodes, Joe wears a orange shirt, Kevin (U.K. version) wears a green shirt and in alot of them a green striped shirt and in Colors Everywhere! is the only one with different shirts.
  • In the first four seasons, Blue winks in the outro, but for the rest of the series, she does not wink.
  • This is also the first episode where Joe answers the mail.
  • The "Mix-a Mix-a Mix-a" song from What Does Blue Want to Make and What Does Blue Want to Do with Her Picture was sung in this episode.
  • Even though Blue's voice started to sound high pitched, her old voice was still heard on the website.


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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