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Dress Up Day is the seventeenth episode of Blue's Clues from Season 5.


The characters are playing dress up and we get to watch them, join in and have some fun pretending. The fun starts as Joe becomes an explorer and later dresses up as a robot. They see some of our favorite characters dress up as a crossing guard, an astronaut, and more. Later, in the Skidoo segment, they help an ostrich to put on a play, finding the proper props and costumes to make the playwork.


  • Question: What Are You (The Viewer) Going To Dress Up As?
  • Clues:
    • 1. The Color Green
    • 2. A Pond
    • 3. A Hopping Motion
  • Answer: A Frog
  • Skidoo Location: Ostrich's Stage
  • Living Room Picture: Mr. Salt Dressed As Different Costumes: First As A Bunny, Then As A Rockstar, Then As A Sailor


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Characters Present


  • This is Joe's version of "Blue's Big Costume Party".
  • The costumes that the characters were seen wearing in this episode are:
    • Mr. Salt (living room picture frame) - rabbit (during Play Blue's Clues), rock star (during Mailtime), sailor (during The So Long Song)
    • Joe - explorer, robot, lion (pretend), alien (pretend), walker (pretend), elephant (during the skidoo segment), duck
    • Boris - clown
    • Blue - giraffe, princess (during the skidoo segment)
    • Paw Print - horse (pretend)
    • Sidetable Drawer - ice cream truck
    • Felt Friend- lion
    • Snail - flower
    • Sunflower - spy/cool person wearing sunglasses
    • Magenta (refrigerator drawing) - police officer
    • Green Puppy (refrigerator drawing) - firefighter
    • Shovel - astronaut
    • Pail - pig
    • Slippery - crossing guard
    • Periwinkle - taxi driver
    • Mailbox - alligator
    • Video Letter Boy - puppy
    • Video Letter Girl 1 - farmer
    • Video Letter Girl 2 - doctor
    • You (The Viewer) - frog (pretend)
  • Joe's Friends include Danielle Brown, a relative of Content Consultant Laura G. Brown, and Jenna Rodriguez, a relative of long-time friend of Joe Chelsea Rodriguez.
  • Joe's vocals for the Blue's Clues Theme Song are re-recorded for this episode.
  • A lot of music from past episodes can be heard in this episode.
    • When Joe goes exploring a small an explorer, the clue review music from "Prehistoric Blue" is heard.
    • When Joe is dressed as a robot, finding the first clue, the Tink's contraption music from "What Does Blue Want to Build?" and the Workshop music from "Inventions" was heard.
      • When Joe walks from the kitchen to the backyard, the first clue music from "Blue's Play" is heard.
      • After this, in the scene where Joe walks past Periwinkle and Slippery on the way to find the second clue, the clue review music from "Words" is heard.
        • The lullaby Joe sings to Blue at the end of Ostrich's play has the same tune as Sidetable's lullaby from "Making Changes".
  • In the paw print removal scene, it neighed like a horse and galloped off the screen. This also previously happened in Adventure.
  • Pail's pig costume is similar to Blue's pig costume from What Story Does Blue Want to Play?.
  • The picture of Magenta as a police officer does not show her wearing her glasses.
  • Blue (three times), Mailbox, Slippery Soap, Shovel, and Pail appeared in their costumes during the credits. For the first and only time, Shovel was not only by himself, but also Pail was.
  • This is the second time to feature the color Green as a clue, after Blue's Birthday.
    • Coincidentally, the color green was the first clue in both episodes.
  • Joe wears a purple squared shirt for most of this episode, but he changes into a yellow squared shirt when dressing up as a duck at the end of this episode.
    • This is also the first aired episode in which Joe wears his purple squared shirt.
  • This is the first episode where the whole Play Blue’s Clues Song is re-recorded.
  • Mr. Salt appears in the yellow picture frame, by himself, and without Mrs. Pepper.


  • Jenna Rodriguez is credited as Jenna Rodruiguez.


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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