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Playdates is the sixth episode of Blue's Clues from season 6.

Characters present


This episode features playdates, special time playing with some of the characters in the Blue's Clues house. We blow on the Wheel of Playdates, having fun Blue, Joe, Periwinkle, & Mailbox. First, the viewers do a magic trick with Periwinkle. Next, they help Mailbox deliver the mail. In the skidoo segment, Joe performs a musical number about our friendship with him. Later, the viewers play pretend with Blue and her playroom friends in Blue's Room.


  • Question: What will you (the viewer) and Blue play?
  • Clues
    • 1. Water
    • 2. A Hose
    • 3. A Ladder
  • Answer: Firefighters
  • Wrong Answer: A ladder spraying a hose at the water
  • Skidoo: A Stage


  • Jennifer Brown, a relative of Content Consultant Laura G. Brown, is one of Joe's Friends in this episode.
  • Joe did not say "Blue Skidoo, We Can Too." Instead, he says "I'll Skidoo To A Playdate With You". Blue was absent.
  • This is the last time to see Joe skidoo back home onscreen.
  • This is the final Blue's Clues episode to mainly take place in the Blue's Clues house.
    • This is also the last time where Joe gets a letter and thinks on the standard Thinking Chair in the Blue's Clues House.
    • Similarly, this is the last time to feature the zooming out of the house at the end of the episode before the closing credits.
    • This is the final Blue's Clues episode to see Joe skidoo back home.
  • The kids cheers and applause sound effect was used after Joe and the Viewers sing the "Me and You" song.
  • Sidetable Drawer and Mr. Salt appear in the episode, but they do not have a playdate with the viewers.
  • This is also the last episode where Mailtime happens before the second clue gets found.
  • During the Mailtime segment:
    • The Maltime chorus is not included.
    • This is the second episode where Mailbox sings the Mailtime song with the first being What Does Blue Want to Do on a Rainy Day, but this is the first time he sings completely by himself, all the way.
    • He also sings the last note correctly, unlike some other episodes.
    • Mailbox also delivers the letter in a different direction.
  • Joe wears the same formal outfit from the 100th Episode Celebration in the skidoo segment, but this time with a hat.
  • The "Wheel of Playdates" is actually a parody on the popular game show "Wheel of Fortune".
  • This is the third time water is the first clue, the other times being, "What Experiment Does Blue Want to Try?" and "Blue's Big Car Trip".
  • Joe wears a purple squared shirt in this episode.
  • When Mr. Salt grabs on to the hose with one hand, he says Slippery's catchphrase.
  • This episode bids farewell to Slippery during the credits altogether, ending in his proper position.
  • Mr. Salt appears without Mrs. Pepper, except for during the credits.


  • In the theme song, right after Joe sings "Come on in!", the "Bow Bow Bow" audio from Season 5 is used.
  • At the end of the episode, when Joe said "Well, thanks for playing with us," the captions said, "Well, thanks for playing us." The word "with" was left out in the sentence, which is poor grammar.
  • In the credits, the sound effects for Blue's winks while upside-down are reversed. And the last shake of Mr. Salt & Mrs. Pepper is muted.


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

Blue's Clues Season 6
The Legend of the Blue Puppy | Love Day | Blue's Wishes | Joe's Clues | Skidoo Adventure | Playdates | The Fairy Tale Ball | Soccer Practice | Bluestock | Meet Blue's Baby Brother