Mechanics! is the twentieth episode of Blue's Clues from Season 2. It is the fortieth episode to be produced.


  • Question: What do we need to fix?
  • Clues:
    • 1. String
    • 2. Wind
    • 3. A Diamond-Shaped Piece of Paper
  • Answer: A Kite
  • Living room picture: A green car
  • Skidoo location: A game board


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


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  • The skidoo music for skidooing tone (often used when skidooing into the place) from Snack Time was heard again for the fourth time on this episode during the second season, Other episodes that happened were in Snack Time, What Time is it for Blue?, Mailbox's Birthday, Blue's Story Time, What Does Blue Need?, Blue's Favorite Song, Blue's Senses, What Experiment Does Blue Want to Try?, What Does Blue Want to Make Out of Recycled Things? and Blue's ABCs.
    • Usually, this would be used in seasons 4-6.
  • 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 last episode where all the main characters are credited as Steve's friends.
  • When Steve said "I think my car will go faster" it sounds like the Sock Puppet voice.
  • 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.
  • This marks the first episode to feature a character in a skidoo location unintentionally dropping a clue after passing by, it is followed by The Snack Chart.
  • Despite being the Season 2 finale, this episode aired after Blue's Big Treasure Hunt which is the Season 3 premiere
  • This episode may have aired in Australia in Very Late 1998 or Early 1999.


  • When Steve honks the horn of the pig's car, a boom mic can be seen on top.

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