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"Magenta Comes Over" is the nineteenth episode of Blue's Clues from the first season. It was the fifteenth episode aired in the United States.


"Blue has a play-date with her best friend Magenta. We play Blue's Clues to determine what Blue wants to do when Magenta comes over. In addition to finding Blue's Clues, we identify and categorize footprints in the backyard with Shovel and Pail, we explore the concept of opposites with Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper, and we help the Felt Friends pick out costumes by making associations."



Steve and Blue invite the viewers inside the house. After that, the phone rings. Steve answers the phone. Magenta was on the phone and wanted to talk to Blue. What Magenta was saying is that she is coming to Steve and Blue later on. After talking to Magenta, Steve hangs up. Steve and Blue had to get ready and had to figure out what they can do when Magenta comes over. Blue leaves a paw print on the screen. It was time for another playing of Blue's Clues. Now, Steve had to figure out the best way to remove the paw print. Blue comes in and brushes away the paw print with her ears going from top to bottom. After that, it was time to get the Notebook. Steve was already in the living room and walks over to Sidetable to get his notebook. Steve brushes up on the rules to play Blue's Clues to the viewers. After the demo song, Steve did not know where Blue went. The viewers told Steve that Blue went to the left.

As Steve was looking for clues, the viewer points out a clue. Steve stops and wonders where the clue was. The viewers told him, "On your back," and thought that Steve should look at the wall. Steve shrugs and then the paw print appears from behind his back. And then it moves sits on his chest. Steve looks down at his chest and he realized that he was suddenly the first clue. Steve gets out of his notebook and draws himself. What Steve is trying to figure is what to do when Magenta comes over with Steve as the first clue. Steve decides to look for more Blue's Clues. Blue calls out and then she listens. A couple of voices say, "One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten. Ready or not, here we come!" It was Shovel and Pail. They find themselves by mistake and bumped into each other.

What Shovel and Pail were trying to do is find their friends and needed help. Steve and Blue pitched in to help Shovel and Pail find their friends. Steve wonders who to look for first. Shovel and Pail decide to look for Duck. As they go along, they try to be quiet, hoping no one else will know about the footprints. Steve, Blue, Shovel, and Pail found a series of footprints. Steve needed help in figuring out which footprints led to Duck. The footprints in the middle were duck prints. So, they followed the path in the middle which stopped at a lake. Duck pokes out from behind the grass. Shovel and Pail found Duck and now they got to find Snail. Along the way, they found more prints. Steve asks the viewers at home which trail led to Snail. The long straight line was the way to find Snail. Sure enough, they find Snail. Snail winks and moves slowly away. Steve and Blue had to get going because it was almost time for Magenta to come over. Steve finds footprints and realized it was his footprints, although he admits he was just checking.

Back inside the house, Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper were discussing opposites in the kitchen. Steve and Blue come into the kitchen to see what they are up to. Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper were making a snack for when Magenta comes over. They decided to make race cars (one for Magenta and one for Blue). Steve was perplexed a little and says race cars... for a snack. Mr. Salt specifically meant that they were going to make race cars out of food so they can eat them after they made. Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper needed help on what food to use to make race cars. Mrs. Pepper starts with a carrot and Mr. Salt wants the opposite for making his race car. The opposite of the shortest is the longest. And the longest vegetable between the pickle, the asparagus spear, and the celery stalk, was the celery. So far, they got the bodies of the race car. Mr. Salt comes back and picks out crackers for his race car because they are the biggest. Mrs. Pepper wants the opposite of her race car. The opposite of the biggest is the smallest. And the smallest sized circles on the table between the carrot slices, the zucchini slices, and the peas, were the peas. Now, they got wheels for race cars. All is left is the seat. Mrs. Pepper finds broccoli for her race car which is the bumpiest. Mr. Salt wanted the opposite for his race car. The opposite of the bumpiest is smoothest. And the smoothest vegetable on the table between the kabocha, the sweet potato, and the portabello mushroom, was the mushroom.

Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper have finished making their race cars. Mr. Salt says "Viola!" for Magenta. Mrs. Pepper says "Viola!" for Blue. Steve was amazed and they did look a lot like race cars. Once they thank Steve for their help, Steve pretends to be a race car (presumably a dragster as he goes in a straight line), by suddenly passing the second clue and it was on a smile icon. When the kids stop him, Steve gets out of the notebook and draws the smile icon. So far Steve has collected two clues. The first clue was Steve himself and the second clue is a smile. Steve had to find the last clue. Steve thought the viewers said something. So, Steve looks around and sees Freddy and Fifi the felt friends on the felt board. The felt friends needed help. Blue Skidoos into the felt board to help Freddy and Fifi. Steve Skidoos too. Freddy and Fifi were playing dress-up. Freddy and Fifi have to figure out two kinds of costumes that go together. Fifi dresses as an umpire. Freddy did not know what he should dress up as. Steve wanted to know which costume goes with an umpire. The viewers tell them it was the baseball player. Freddy dressed as a baseball player and Fifi dressed as an umpire. Freddy and Fifi decide to dress as someone else.

Freddy dresses as a lifeguard. Fifi ponders about what she should be if Freddy is dressed as a lifeguard. The viewers tell them that the swimmer is what Fifi should be. Freddy and Fifi try out another set of different costumes. Fifi is now an astronaut. Freddy had to think about which costume to choose if Fifi is dressed as an astronaut. The viewers tell him that the alien works best. Freddy and Fifi thanked Steve for their help. Blue and Steve skidoo back home. Once back home, it was Mail time. Mailbox comes in through the window and gives Steve his letter. Steve thanks Mailbox and then Mailbox leaves. Steve opens the letter and it was a letter from his friends. Two kids played with blocks, had a snack, and dressed up in costumes and funny hats. After watching, Steve could not wait for Magenta to come over. They were running out of time and had to find the last clue.

All of a sudden, Mailbox comes back. Not knowing this was coming, Steve shrugs. Mailbox had something for Steve, but Steve just had a letter that he just looked at. Mailbox understood, but it turns out that he also has a package for Steve. Steve gets the package and opens it fast. Steve saw that it was his camera, something he was looking all over for. The viewers saw a paw print on the camera. Steve takes a look and realizes that the camera was the third clue. Steve stands up and draws out the camera in the notebook. After that, he has collected all three clues. Now it was time to sit in the thinking chair. Steve looks around and he sits back down in his thinking chair as it was already behind him this time. Now it was time to think; Steve had to figure out what Blue wants to do when Magenta comes over and the clues are Steve himself, a smile, and a camera. Steve thought that Blue wanted him to make the camera smile but that was not it. Steve looks at the clues again and maybe he could do something with the camera and saying smile. The viewers tell Steve that he should take a picture of Blue and Magenta with his camera and said smile. They just figured out Blue's Clues. But before they can finish their tune, the doorbell rings because Magenta has arrived.

Magenta pokes her head through the door flap and comes inside. Blue and Magenta cheer. Steve gets his camera ready. Blue and Magenta pose for their picture. Steve decides that the viewers should take the picture. Shovel and Pail come along followed by Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper, and their race cars for Blue and Magenta to have for snack time. And then Freddy and Fifi come back and finally made their decisions on what they are dressed as. Freddy was dressed as Magenta and Fifi were dressed as Blue. They all got together in the picture and the camera snaps a picture of the group. Blue decided to take some pictures too. Steve sings the So Long Song and the episode ends.



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  • Coordinating Producer Penelope Jewkes is also one of Steve's Friends in this episode.
  • This episode premiered alongside "Tickety's Favorite Nursery Rhyme" as part of Blue's Big Monday On Nick Jr.
  • This episode breaks the traditional format in a few ways:
    • Blue gets to clean the pawprint off the screen, but it is normally Steve that does it, or Joe in the later episodes, or Josh in the new series.
    • Mailtime takes place rather close to the end of the episode, instead of more towards the middle.
      • Mailtime started just as soon as Steve skidooed out of the felt frame.
      • Mailtime usually happens after discussing the second clue, and sometimes right before finding the second clue.
      • This is also the only time that Mailbox comes twice, mainly so Mailbox can deliver the third clue.
      • This is also the only time the beginning chorus of Mailtime was interrupted.
    • Rather than being hidden, one of the three snails is pointed out and discussed.
  • This is the first time that after Steve says "We're ready for our Thinking Chair," he finds out that he was already sitting in it.
  • This is the first episode to have a slightly alternate credit sequence.
    • In this episode, pictures of Magenta and Blue are shown in the credits, instead of Blue (in her animation appearance) appearing.
      • The living room picture frame has the picture of Blue and Magenta painting from the story in Blue's Story Time (the first episode Magenta appeared in). Also, the front of the letter of Steve & Blue as the same after "Blue's Story Time."
        • This is one of the photos shown during the credits. The other photos show Blue and Magenta doing the activities that happened throughout the episode (dressing up, looking at footprints, playing with the vegetable carts).
  • This is the last time to use the So Long Song footage from "Snack Time."
  • When Steve skidooed out of the felt frame, it was mailtime..
    • He starts walking slowly then moves a little faster and then joins Blue by the window to yell out Mail!'."
    • There's a similarity in the Season Five episode "Our Neighborhood Festival" where Joe runs outside singing the whole song to Mailbox and until he hears the song called "MAIL!" when he got there.
  • This is the sixth episode directed by Todd Kessler.
  • This is the first episode in which Kevin Cardinali was the storyboard revisionist with David Levy from "Blue's News," “What Does Blue Want to Build?” and "Steve Gets the Sniffles."
  • Usually the viewers remind Steve what the first clue was after he drew the second one.
    • In this episode Steve knew what the first clue was without the viewers telling him because he was the first clue.
  • This is the first time the show was produced by Cataland Films, previously known as "That's a Rap."
  • This is also the first time that the backgrounds have fewer shadows, it has been this way since.
  • Tanya Hamilton directed the Video Letter segment.
  • Starting with this episode, Amy Starr and Allison Gilman were the ADR producers in which they remained in that position until early Season Three.
  • This is the seventh episode to use the "No It's a clue" line from Adventures in Art.
  • This is the fourth time using the Notebook tone from "Pretend Time", which was used twice.
  • This is the first time the We Just Figured Out Blue's Clues song was interrupted.
  • This is the first episode that Steve is a clue.
  • Steve's theme as a clue is a steel drum rendition of "We Just Figured Out Blue's Clues" (especially the last notes at the end of the 1st time it was shown).
  • Magenta comes over to Blue's house, but this isn't her first visit.
  • The picture taken in this episode later shows up as a gift from Magenta in "Blue's Birthday."
  • When Steve says "This is one of my favorite things," he references the lyrics of the original song My Favorite Things from The Sound of Music when talking about the package he gets from Mailbox.
  • This is the only time Steve was further away from the camera when he says Mail.
  • This is one of the most unique late Season 1 episodes to use Steve's voice from "Snack Time." This occurs when Steve says "Yes! Magenta's coming over!!" (after a phone call from Magenta but is low pitched), "I've waited so long to be a clue!," "Ooh! The prints stop here!," "We just figured out Blue's Clues" and, "I think Magenta's here!" (but the voice is low pitched when he says that) and "Together!" when asking Blue to take a picture with a gang.
  • This is the first episode when Blue skidoos, Steve says "Blue just skidooed... (To help the Felt Friends)" rather than "Blue just jumped into that.. (book)".
  • This is one of the episodes that show Steve doing actions backward during We Just Got a Letter.
  • Blue barks, "Magenta's coming over" continuously in this episode.
  • This episode was later remade in Blue's Clues & You!, as titled "Playdate with Magenta."
  • The cymbal roll plays twice for the first clue when Steve looks at his shirt, this is the only time this happens.
  • In the credits, Instead of Blue appearing, pictures of Blue and Magenta are shown during the credits.
  • This and "Blue's ABCs" are the two episodes where the second clue and the third clue switch places when Steve gets the answer wrong.


  • Before Mailbox pops back in to deliver the package, the package can be seen on the right side of the screen, usually seen on flat-screen TVs. This is confirmed to be an error in both the U.S. and Portugal versions. It was fixed in the UK version.
  • Mr. Salt's race car was meant for Magenta, and Mrs. Pepper's was meant for Blue, but in the credit the photo shows the opposite.
    • However it is likely they were sharing.
Blue's Clues Season 1
Snack Time | What Time Is It for Blue? | Mailbox's Birthday | Blue's Story Time | What Does Blue Need? | Blue's Favorite Song | Adventures in Art | Blue Goes to the Beach | Pretend Time | A Snowy Day | The Trying Game | Blue Wants to Play a Game | The Grow Show | Blue Wants to Play a Song Game | What Does Blue Want to Make? | What Story Does Blue Want to Play? | Tickety's Favorite Nursery Rhyme | What Is Blue Afraid Of? | Magenta Comes Over | Blue's News