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Let's Write! is the 28th episode of Blue's Clues from Season 5.

Characters Present[]


Joe and Blue write out words.


Joe and Blue have been having fun writing labels, labeling all sorts of different things in the Blue's Clues house. We have fun with writing too, as Joe teaches us a trick where we can write a letter in the air using our finger. We find a character named Marky up in the attic and we help him to make labels for a couple of boxes. In the Skidoo segment, Joe finds himself holding a very large paintbrush and a character named Palette shows up and asks us to help her write a word.


  • Question: What else does Blue want to write?
  • Clues:
    • 1. The Letter J
    • 2. The Letter O
    • 3. The Letter E
  • Answer: Joe
  • Skidoo location: Palette's Painting World
  • Living room picture: An owl, then a bug, then a cat, then a worm, all with labels
  • Colored Shirt: Green

Video Release[]


  • Palette does not appear at the end of the episode because she was very busy.
  • When the toy box opens, the noisemaker from Steve Goes to College plays.
  • Elizabeth Rose Anderson, a relative of former Content Consultant Dr. Dan Anderson, and Jack Hoffman, a relative of the voice of Paprika, Corrine Hoffman, are both friends of Joe in this episode.
  • Unlike other recent episodes that have the clues magically appear and talk, Joe is actually shown drawing the clues in this episode, The Scavenger Hunt, and Magenta's Messages, and they do not talk.
  • This is Joe's version of "Blue's ABCs" and "Words".
  • This is the third episode with words. The first was "Blue's ABCs" and the second was "Words".
  • This is the third episode with letters. The first was "Blue's ABCs" and the second was "The Alphabet Train".
  • This episode appeared on the 2005 VHS/DVD release of Alphabet Power.
  • Joe wears a green squared shirt in this episode.
  • Additional instruments were seen in "Race to the Thinking Chair".
    • This is also the first episode since I'm So Happy!/A Brand New Game where Joe is seen wearing his green squared shirt.
    • Because this is a later produced episode, his hair is shorter unlike every other episode in his green squared shirt in season five. This also happens in season six episodes.
    • This was the last episode where Joe wears his green shirt in Season 5.
  • Although being produced before talking clues, this episode was the last before talking clues were in production so it's the last episode (until Blue Goes to the Doctor) to have Joe hand draw the clues.
  • This is the second episode to let the host have the answer. This is also the second episode with Marky.
  • This is the sixth time that the telephone was sitting on the floor. This happens at the end of the episode.
  • This is the first and only appearance of the attic in the bedroom.
  • This is the only episode where Marky makes an appearance during the credits.
  • The monkey from Blue Wants to Play a Song Game appears in the toy box in this episode.
  • Joe wears a yellow smock over his shirt, only in the skidoo segment.
  • When Joe skidoos into Palette's Painting World, his smock appears over his shirt and when he skidoos out of the place, it disappears.
  • When Palette leaves, the Words Song starts and Joe starts singing it.
  • In this episode, Joe says, "We have our last clue!" instead of "We have all three clues!".
  • In this episode, Palette needs help writing the letters by spelling the word which was the third clue in Blue's ABCs.


  • Elizabeth Rose Anderson is credited as Elizabeth Rose Andersen.
  • The name of the kid, Elisabeth, in the Mailtime Segment was misspelled on closed-captioning as "Elizabeth", which is the more popular spelling for this name.
  • Periwinkle's animation during the credits is shortened.


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