Season 2, Episode 20 (40 overall)
Monday, March 22, 1999 (television)
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Mechanics! is the 20th episode of Blue's Clues from Season 2.

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Steve & Blue teach the viewers on simple machines that make things move or work.


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  • The skidoo tone for going home (often used when skidooing into the place) from Snack Time was heard again for the fourth time on this episode.
  • When Steve goes from the skidoo location to the Thinking Chair, he pretends to drive a car, even when he skidoos out.
    • He even honks the Blue Skidoo theme before skidooing.
  • This is the last time (until Signs) where Steve stands up in a stripe backgrounds holding up his notebook for a couple seconds and tells the viewers he needs their help to figure out the answer to Blue's Clues.
  • This is the fifth episode where two clues are found and drawn outside with only one clue found inside.
  • This is the third time where the second clue is drawn outdoors after finding the first clue in the living room. The first two are Blue's Favorite Song and What Does Blue Want to Build?.
  • This is also the last episode that Steve looks vibrant in his color during the Blue's Clues Theme Song. When the Season 2 finale debuts, the studio's quality largely improves.


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Blue's Clues Season 2
Steve Gets the Sniffles | What Does Blue Want to Build? | Blue's ABCs | Math! | What Experiment Does Blue Want to Try? | Blue's Senses | What Does Blue Want to Make Out of Recycled Things? | Blue's Birthday | What Was Blue's Dream About? | What Does Blue Want to Do with Her Picture? | Blue's Sad Day | What Does Blue Want to Do on a Rainy Day? | Blue's Surprise at Two O'Clock! | The Lost Episode! | What Game Does Blue Want to Learn? | What Did Blue See? | Nurture! | Blue Is Frustrated | What Is Blue Trying to Do? | Mechanics!