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"Playdate with Magenta" is the second episode of Season 1 in the reboot series Blue's Clues & You!. It is a remake of "Magenta Comes Over."


Just like what happened 22 years ago, Blue's friend Magenta is coming over to the yellow house for a playdate! We play Blue's Clues to figure out what Blue wants to do when Magenta comes over. During our search for clues, we identify opposites and check out animal footprint with our friends Shovel & Pail.


  • Question: What does Blue want to do when Magenta comes over?
  • Clues:
    1. Josh (Himself)
    2. A Smile
    3. A Phone
  • Answer to Blue's Clues: Take a picture
  • Wrong answer: Blue wanting Josh make the phone smile.
  • Living room picture: The playground (skidoo location)
  • Email or Letter?: Email


Josh and Blue invite the viewers into the house. Then, Josh's Handy Dandy Notebook/Phone rings. Josh answers his phone, and it is Magenta on the other line, wanting to talk to Blue. Magenta says that she is coming over to Josh and Blue's house later on. Afterwards, Josh hangs up and then he and Blue cheer and dance while chanting "Magenta's coming over!" all the way through the Living Room. Josh and Blue had to get ready and figure out what they can do when Magenta comes over. Blue leaves a paw print on the screen. Then Josh says we could play another game of "Blue's Clues" to figure out what they can do when Magenta comes over. Then, Josh clears up the paw print needed to get his Notebook, and then, after the song plays, we start the game and we even find out what else we have in mind too.



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This episode is available for streaming on Paramount Global's video streaming service Paramount+.


  • This episode aired on the same day as the PAW Patrol episode(s) Pups Save a Freaky-Pup Day and Pups Save a Runaway Mayor premiered.
  • This is the first episode to be directed by the original Blue's Clues host Steve Burns.
  • Josh's ringtone is the Blue's Clues & You! theme song made to sound more like a cordless phone ringing.
  • Mr. Salt mentions that he was once a Blue's Clue, a reference to "Blue's News."
    • Ironically, he will be again in the remake of the said episode which is also the next episode: "Big News with Blue."
  • This is the second episode that does not end with the phrase "...with Blue," after "Meet Josh!".
  • It was revealed that Josh likes to smile all the time.
  • Josh said "Of which I am one" like Steve did the in the original.
  • This episode aired on the same day Disney+ was launched.
  • This is the first time in the reboot where Blue bounces on the screen.
  • Josh is a clue for the first time.
  • The Handy Dandy Phone is used to take pictures for the first time.
  • The red felt frame from this episode is reused in Blue's Big City Adventure.


  • Josh does not interact with Sidetable Drawer because he had his notebook/phone with him.
  • The scene where Shovel and Pail play hide-and-seek takes place at the same time as the skidoo segment.
    • In the original, Shovel and Pail playing hide-and-seek took place after Steve found the first clue, but in the remake, it took place after Josh found the second clue.
    • In the original, Steve holded his notebook up in the middle of his face when he was the first clue, but in this episode, Josh holded his notebook regularly.
      • The place where Shovel and Pail play hide-and-seek and the skidoo location take place at the playground in the living room picture instead of the backyard and the red felt frame.
        • The felt friends only make a cameo appearance on the red felt frame throughout the episode.
  • The scene with the Felt Friends picking out their costumes was cut, but this scene was remade in the play-along app version on Noggin.
  • The parts of Hide and Seek with Shovel and Pail and Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper making race cars have been reversed.
  • In the original, everyone was in the picture in the living room instead of the couch.
  • When Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper arrived, they had their race cars on the floor and not on a plate.
  • In the original, the picture was taken near the Felt Frame. In this version, it is taken on the couch.
    • When they first appeared in the original episode, they followed their footprints around the bush and bumped into each other. When they first appeared in this episode, they simply came around from behind the bush.
    • The footprints for the rabbit and snake were replaced respectively by the ones for a raccoon and frog.
    • None of the other animals that made the other footprints appeared in this episode.
    • Duck appeared as a duckling (similar to the ones from "The Baby's Here!") while in the original he resembled a small adult mallard. He also only peeps instead of talking.
    • Snail came from between the rock to the bush instead of hiding among the flowers in the garden. She also interacts with Shovel and Pail.
  • In the original episode, after Blue and Steve skidoo out of the felt frame, it was Mailtime. Steve starts walking as he sings the Mailtime song, then joins Blue by the window to yell out "Mail!".
    • In the reboot, after Blue and Josh skidoo out of the picture frame, they leave the living room, but then Mailtime was announced. They come back to the living room and do the Mailtime song.
  • Josh told Mailbox that he was a clue which didn't happen in the original.
  • Mailbox only delivers once, but in the original episode he delivered twice (the first time for the letter, and the second for the third clue)
  • The video letter features a song rather than a greeting from a kid.
  • The third and final clue is Josh's phone, which he uses to take a picture. In the original episode, Steve used a camera that Mailbox delivered.
    • However, his notebook/phone does not have visible camera lenses, so it is unknown how he was able to take the picture at the end.
  • Magenta joins in The So Long Song along with Blue and Josh. Magenta didn't do this in the original.
  • In The original, Steve received a letter. In the reboot, Josh received an email.
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"