Playing Store


Season 5, Episode 5
99 (Aired)
101 (In Production Order)
May 27, 2002 (US)
October 17, 2003 (UK)
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Playing Store is the fifth episode of Blue's Clues from season 5.

Characters Present


Joe and Blue set up some stores around the house and pretend to go shopping.


  • Question: What does Blue want to get at the store?
  • Clues:
    • 1. Numbers
    • 2. Lines
    • 3. A Piece of Wood
  • Answer: A ruler
  • Living room picture: Owl's Furniture Store (also the skidoo location)

Video Releases

  • Blue's Jobs (DVD only, 2006)


  • This episode appears in online listings as "What Does Blue Want to Get at the Store?" or "Pretend Store".
    • However, the title pennant said, "Playing Store", just like this title.
  • Joe is wearing an orange shirt in this episode. We also see a photo of him and Blue in which he is wearing a blue shirt, which was first seen in montages of 100th Episode Celebration from the instrumental version of I Can Be Anything That I Want to Be from Season three long episode Blue's Big Musical was used.
    • This is the first time (not counting every Another Blue's Clues Day song) in the series Joe wears his famous orange squared shirt.
    • However, in the UK version, Kevin wears a green square shirt instead.
  • Snail appeared 4 times in this episode instead of the usual 3.
  • In the Mailtime Segment, Mailbox pretends he is a mail store and Joe "pays" him for the letter.
  • In this episode, Joe skidoos in the Living Room Picture Frame, the first time Joe skidoos there, and this is the first time since Blue's Big Costume Party where the living room picture is the skidoo location.
  • The instrumental of "Open, Close" from What Does Blue Want to Do on a Rainy Day? and ¡Un Día Con Plum! was heard while Slippery tries out the boat that floats.


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Blue's Clues Season 5
Can You Help? | Colors Everywhere! | The Snack Chart | The Big Book About Us | Playing Store | Patience | 100th Episode Celebration | Joe's Surprise Party | I'm So Happy! | The Boat Float | Bedtime Business | Shape Searchers | Blue Goes to the Doctor | Contraptions! | A Brand New Game | A Surprise Guest | Dress Up Day |Blue's Big Band | Up, Down, All Around! | Story Wall | The Alphabet Train | Numbers Everywhere! | Blue's Predictions | Our Neighborhood Festival | Blue Takes You to School | Meet Polka Dots! | The Scavenger Hunt | Let's Write! | Magenta's Messages | Body Language | Blue's Big Car Trip | Look Carefully... | I Did That! | Animals in Our House? | Morning Music | Blue's First Holiday
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