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The decorations and the stuffed puppy that the viewer picked for Blue's present was rainbow-colored instead of blue with spots, just like Blue herself.
Josh blows his party blower at the viewer after he tells the viewer that he loves birthdays.
Josh makes kissing noises while pretending to be a fish for the fishes. However, in a promo for this episode, he kissed his own giraffe balloon that he made.
In a promo for this episode, he did an impression of Blue while revealing a Blue’s ears balloon party hat.
The part where the missing balloon and napkin were fixed were absent.
In the original episode, the first clue (the color green was represented by a green non-sentient but mobile paint drop. In the reboot episode, it was represented by a mere green paint splat.
Many of the Present Store toys look different.
In the original episode, Steve refers to the plush animals as "adorable little toys". In the reboot, Josh refers to them as "adorable little stuffies".
There were more pets at the Present Store beside Turquoise (who is the only turtle in the store): a blue and purple chameleon, and a pair of fish. Josh refers to the fishes as “cute fishies”.
The tank that the fish were in represented as the second clue (a tank). In the original episode, the tank representing the second clue was an empty one in the kitchen.
The fact that the second clue is in the present store does not make sense, because Blue did not and is not supposed to go in the present store or her presents will be spoiled (unless she skidooed and put the paw print there a while before Josh skidooed there).
In the reboot, the Shaker Family were sitting on one of the benches of the table. In the original, they were on the table.
Also Mr. Salt and Ms. Pepper wore party hats, which they didn't in the original.
In the original, many gifts were shown (I.G: Shovel and Pail giving flowers, Magenta's picture). However in the reboot, only Silppery's Bubbles, Tickety's Clock Puzzle, the viewer's dog toy, and Josh's present of Turquoise were given.
In the original, the credits we're played on a banner that says "Happy Birthday Blue" during the so long song. In the reboot, the credits we're played after the so long song as usual.
The scenes from the original VHS version weren't used.
It is also known promotionally as Blue's Big Birthday Bash
Working Title: “A Present For A Friend”.
This is the 2nd episode of the show in production order.
This episode takes place and is produced before "Big News with Blue" because not only are Sage and Ginger not seen during the theme song, but they don't appear at all in the episode.
This episode also took place before "Laugh with Blue" because Turquoise was seen in the bedroom bookshelf.
This episode also takes place after “Meet Josh!” because, after Blue put her pawprint on the screen, Josh said “I know what that means!”, referring to learning how to play in the said episode.
It is unknown why this episode was released much later.
Not counting the 2002 update of Blue's Clues Live!: Blue's Birthday Party, this is the first time Joe celebrates Blue's birthday. This is ironic because Joe had a birthday in "Joe's Surprise Party" in the original Blue's Clues series.
Josh makes kissing noises for a little bit while pretending to be a fish.
This is the second time Alexa PenaVega appeared in a form of Blue's Clues media, she previously appeared in a promo for the Blue's Clues special "100th Episode Celebration".
This is the second episode that doesn't follow the formula "[Subject] with Blue/[Character]" after "Meet Josh!".
Nick Jr.'sFacebook page posted a shoutout video wishing Blue a happy birthday on the day of the episode's premier. In addition to some of the celebrity shoutouts from the video letter, this video also contains shoutouts from other celebrities as well as characters from this and other Nick Jr. shows: