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Josh's Crummy Day is the sixteenth episode of season four and the seventy-sixth episode overall in the reboot series Blue's Clues & You!.


Josh is having a no-good, very bad day; no matter what he does, it seems like nothing's going right today; Blue knows how to make it better: play Blue's Clues to figure out how to turn Josh's crummy day around.



  • Question: How can we make Josh's crummy day better?
  • Clues:
    1. A Clock
    2. Sunrise
    3. Start
  • Answer to Blue’s Clues: Pretend its morning
  • Living room picture: The Bad Day Cafe
  • Skidoo Location: The Bad Day Cafe
  • Email or Letter?: Singing telegram

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  • In Body Language, Joe and Blue played the Feelings Game and were happy and sad at first, Sidetable Drawer felt sleepy, then Joe did a feelings book with Periwinkle where he was scared, proud and jealous, Mailbox was silly, and then Joe and Blue skidooed into a shadow theater where they helped Sal-a-sauce put on a shadow play and the people that were in it had to be excited and shy at first and had they became tired and happy, and Blue wanted to be angry, which was the answer to Blue’s Clues (angry), when Blue left three clues on scrunched-up eyebrows, hands-on-hips and a scrunched-up mouth, and then Periwinkle and Sidetable Drawer arrived and they and Joe sung it and became sleepy, scared and happy. This time, Josh had a bad day throughout the whole episode.
  • The Bad Day Café resembles the Nighthawks painting by Edward Hopper.
  • Josh and Blue are having another rainy day like they and Steve did in Blue Wants to Play a Song Game, What Does Blue Want to Do On a Rainy Day, What’s That Sound, Stormy Weather, and Blue’s Rainy Day Rainbow.
  • Sidetable Drawer is telling Josh how to calm down when feeling frustrated like what happened in Blue Is Frustrated when Steve was frustrated because he was trying to make the picture frame straight but kept getting crooked, cleaned up the Pawprint in the wrong order with a rag and water, and dropped and broke his crayon until he turned the picture frame slowly, cleaned up the Pawprint in the right order, took out his crayon slowly and drew the second and third clue with half of his crayon, Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper were frustrated because they put a cheese sandwich, celery, peanut butter, raisins and plastic wrap in the wrong order and tried to put all the cups at the same time until they put the cheese sandwich in the right order and celery, peanut butter, raisins and plastic wrap in the right order and put the cups together, Mailbox was frustrated because he got stuck until he got himself unstuck, Rabbit was frustrated because her teeter-totter of blocks got unbalanced 3 times until she and Blue made it balanced, and Blue was frustrated because she couldn’t reach her toothbrush when Blue left three clues on a sink, water, and a toothbrush until she used a stool. And together, they all stopped, breathed, and thought.
  • Josh dropped his guitar but didn’t pick it up even in Blue Is Frustrated, Steve dropped his crayon but he picked it up.
  • There is a red book next to a lamp like in Blue's Big Treasure Hunt when after the third treasure hunt hint said, “Find these 2 things and you will see a Land of Great Discovery,”, Steve and Blue had to find a book and a key and they found the red book next to Tickety Tock under the glasses, which was the first clue (glasses) and the book was red and went into the bookcase and showed a door to the Land of Great Discovery.
  • This is the third episode where a clock was a clue. The first two being Tickety's Favorite Nursery Rhyme and Hide and Seek.
  • There is a mud puddle even though in Adventure, Periwinkle imagined a pile of dirt as a pool of mud and Let's Boogie when Choreographer imagined a mat and circle mats as mud and rocks.
  • This is the fifth time where a bird’s nest was seen. The others being Blue's Senses when Steve, Blue and Squirrel pressed a sound note and heard a bird in a nest, What Did Blue See? when a bird’s nest was the answer to Blue’s Clues when Blue left three clues on sticks, a tree and eggs, Periwinkle Misses His Friend when Steve, Blue and Periwinkle used a bird’s, who was in a nest, tweeting to jump, and Patience when Joe and Blue saw Baby Bird in a nest and had a birdhouse for him and a birdhouse was the answer to Blue’s Clues when Blue left three clues on pieces of wood, a roof and a bird.
  • Josh is doing jump rope like Jill did in both Steve Gets the Sniffles and Getting Healthy with Blue.
  • There is a recycle bin like in What Does Blue Want to Make Out of Recycled Things? when Steve and Blue were recycling things like when Steve encountered Recycle Bins where Steve gave Metal a soup can and an aluminum foil, Plastic a juice bottle, and Paper a milk carton, then Steve and Blue helped Tickety Tock recycle but making a maraca when Blue wrapped an old coffee can with paper, put in buttons, and put a lid on, Mailbox had throw something away but learned to “recycle” because what Mailbox had was made of paper, and then Steve and Blue skidooed into Recycle Town and met Al Luminum, who needed help to recycle things like a cup where they put with another cup and string to make a telephone, an old tire to make a tire swing, and soda can holders to make a volleyball net, and Blue wanted to make a guitar, which was the answer to Blue’s Clues (a guitar), when Blue left three clues on a paper towel roll, a tissue box and rubber bands and Magenta's Messages when Joe took out Magenta’s recycling and saw the third clue on the Blue's Clues House.
  • This is the third time a sun was drawn. The first two being Blue Wants to Play a Song Game and Environments.
  • Josh and Blue are seeing Humpty Dumpty but he was in the Picture Frame in both Blue's Story Time and Story Time with Blue and in The Fairy Tale Ball when Humpty Dumpty was the answer to Blue’s Clues on a horse, a wall and an egg and when Joe and Blue saw Humpty Dumpty on the wall, he nearly fell and didn’t break at all but this time, Humpty Dumpty did offscreen.
  • Sour Puss Cat has lemons even though in Math! and 123's with Blue when lemonade was the answer to Blue’s Clues when Blue left three clues on ice cubes, a cup and lemons.
  • There is a living rain cloud even though there was a living puddle drop in Stormy Weather and rain was drawn in Blue Wants to Play a Song Game, What Does Blue Want to Do on a Rainy Day? when Steve and Blue had been singing and making music, helped Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper, and Paprika find notes for their water xylophone, and skidooed to the farm to help Chick, Cow and Frog find their partners, who are a chick, sheep and pig, and Blue wanted to have a marching band parade, which was the answer to Blue’s Clues (a marching band parade), when Blue left three clues on pot lids, a drum and a marching toy, What's That Sound? when a thunderstorm was the answer to Blue’s Clues when Blue left three clues on drops of water, a cloud and a sound button, and Blue's Rainy Day Rainbow when Josh and Blue had a rainy day and he picked out the clothes for Blue on a rainy day, and then saw Rainbow and sung Here Comes a Rainbow and Rainbow showed up to meet Slippery Soap and Blue wanted to splash in puddles, which was the answer to Blue’s Clues (splashing in puddles), when Blue left three clues on outside, boots and a splashing motion.
  • A green start button being a clue in this episode is similar to what happened in the episode Signs where a green light was a clue, in which the green start button in this episode looks similar to the green light clue from the episode Signs.
  • This is the twelfth time where the color green was drawn. The others being Blue's Birthday, Happy Birthday Blue, Blue's Sad Day, Blue's Big Treasure Hunt, Signs, Draw Along with Blue, Prehistoric Blue, Bugs!, Dress Up Day, Our Neighborhood Festival and Rainbow Puppy's Skidoo Adventure.
  • Sidetable Drawer, Mailbox, Shovel and Pail are in the rain with Josh and Blue even though in What Does Blue Want to Do on a Rainy Day?, nobody went out in the rain and in Blue's Rainy Day Rainbow, Josh and Blue were in the rain with Slippery Soap and Rainbow.
  • This is the sixteenth reboot episode where The So Long Song isn't sung with the first fifteen being "Blue's Night Before Christmas", "Blue's Show and Tell Surprise", "It's Your Birthday!", "The Ghost of the Living Room", "A Blue's Clues Festival of Lights", "Building with Blue", "Rainbow Puppy's Skidoo Adventure", "Blue and Little Rainbow Riding Hood", "Feelin' Filipino", "The Legend of the Jack O'Lantern", "A Blue Christmas with You!", "Blue's Wish Comes True!", "Magenta's Thank You Day Surprise", "The Case of the Missing Thinking Chair" and "The Wizard of Skidoo". Instead, "It Can Be a Great Day" is sung at the end.


Blue's Clues & You! Episodes
Season 1
"Meet Josh!" • "Playdate with Magenta" • "Big News with Blue" • "ABC's with Blue" • "123's with Blue" • "Sad Day with Blue" • "Laugh with Blue" • "Song Time with Blue" • "Getting Glasses with Magenta" • "Growing with Blue" • "Happy Birthday Blue" • "Story Time with Blue" • "The Thinking Squad" • "Science with Blue" • "Colors Everywhere with Blue" • "Pajama Party with Blue" • "Bluestock Remake" • "Spooky Costume Party with Blue" • "Thankful with Blue" • "Getting Healthy with Blue"
Season 2
"Blue's Big Beat Band" • "Hide and Seek with Blue" • "Blue's Treasure Hunt" • "Welcome to Blue's Bistro" • "Blue's Big Baking Show" • "Blue's Night Before Christmas" • "Sleepy Singalong with Blue" • "Blue's Big Dance Party" • "Blue's Big Imagination" • "What I Like About Blue" • "Blue's Show and Tell Surprise" • "Blue's Rainy Day Rainbow" • "Spring is Here!" • "Blue's Big Neighborhood Adventure" • "Blue's Beach Bonanza" • "Blue's Anywhere Box Surprise" • "Mystery of the Missing Pies" • "Blue Makes a Movie with You!"• "It's Your Birthday!" • "Blue's Big Costume Parade"
Season 3
"Our New Neighbor" • "The Ghost of the Living Room" • "A Blue's Clues Festival of Lights" • "Blue's Snowy Day Surprise" • "Blue's Dino Clues" • "Building with Blue" • "Blue's Backyard Sports Spectacular" • "Blue's Mystery Present" • "Mailtime Mystery" • "Magenta's Case of the Giggles" • "Rainbow Puppy's Skidoo Adventure" • "Blue's Treasure of Clue Lagoon" • "Blue and Little Rainbow Riding Hood" • "Blue's Storytime with Camila" • "Tickety's Big Musical Morning" • "Something New at Blue's School" • "Feelin' Filipino" • "Into the Blueniverse!" • "Sage & Ginger's Baby Book" • "Joshini The Amazing"
Season 4
"The Legend of the Jack O'Lantern" • "A Blue Christmas with You!" • "Blue's Wish Comes True!" • "Magenta's Thank You Day Surprise" • "Firefighter Blue to the Rescue!" • "Knights of the Snack Table" • "Night at the Blueseum" • "A Tale of Shovel & Pail" • "The Case of the Missing Thinking Chair" • "Return of the Thinking Squad" • "Rainbow Puppy's Big Farm Fair" • "Pearl's Kickball Championship" • "The Big Blue Derby" • "Blue's New Pet" • "The Wizard of Skidoo" • "Josh's Crummy Day" • "Josh and Blue's Ice Cream Shop" • "The Silly Smelly Smell" • "Rock On, Rainbow Puppy!" • "Hola, Mexico City!" • "Josh Visits the Philippines!" • "Happy Birthday, Sage & Ginger" • "If You Don't See It, Be It!" • "Hotel Blue" • "Blue's Breaking News" • "Blue's Countdown Celebration"