Steve is going to college and he has to figure out who is going to watch over the Blue's Clues house when Steve is away.
In this episode, Joe plays Blue's Clues for the first time on his own with his new notebook to figure out what Blue wants to give to Steve when he goes away to college. The clues in this episode are numbers, buttons, and a ringing sound. The answer turns out to be a telephone. After Joe figures out Blue's Clues, Steve enjoys his surprise party. He then says goodbye to everyone and sings the So Long Song one last time before heading off on the bus to college. Later, Joe is settled in and he gets a phone call. It was from Steve. Steve said that he misses everyone, but tells then to have fun and to take care of Joe because Joe needs help sometimes, just like him.
Question: What does Blue want Steve to bring to college?
3. A Ringing Sound
Answer: A telephone
Skidoo location: Sneak peek at Steve's college
Living room picture: A picture of Steve and Blue searching for treasure (Just like the bedroom picture in Blue's News), then making an "A" (Just like the bedroom picture in Blue's ABCs), then singing together
This is the first episode where Joe hears an audio clue.
On top of that, Steve was not around to see Joe find the third clue because he was in the room where they were planning a Surprise Going Away Party for Steve.
There was still no episode title for the beginning or the ending of the show (except Blue's Big Musical) but only during single airings but during Joe's Scrapbook airings the title appeared.
For the rest of the series, there will be an episode title for the beginning of the show only.
This marks Steve's final time to wear his casual clothes.
On top of that, it will be his last day to be the host for the show. However, two of his final solo episodes (Blue's School and Something To Do Blue) did not air until August 1, 2006 and were released on video on January 27, 2004.
The instrumental version of the Steve is Going to College jingle will be later reused in the future Blue's Room episode Hug Day.
This is the only time Steve does not get to use his notebook for drawing clues and the second episode he does not think at the end. This is the first episode that Joe uses his notebook for drawing the clues.
This is the first episode where the Blue's Clues characters keep mentioning the word, college.
A smaller version of the poster for the "You Can Be Anything You Want to Be" show from Blue's Big Musical Movie can be found on one of the billboards at the college.
Several paintings from Art Appreciation (the ones to pick which paintings the art characters come from) appear in the college art room.
The baseball cap that Steve wears near the end of the episode is similar to the one he bought in the present store from Math!, only differences are the cap is in a darker shade of green and it does not have a picture of the Blue's Clues house on it.
The original airing of this, Joe's First Day, and Joe Gets a Clue had a different credit where Joe is doing all kinds of random things where most of them appear in later episodes. The words scroll upwards on the bottom but go behind the clips. As the credits scroll, "Another Blue's Clues Day" is sung. Normally, Mr. Salt says the name of the episode after "It's another Blue's Clues day," but because it's in credits, there's no one speaking at that part. After the credits stop, Joe's scrapbook closes and the Nick Jr. Productions logo follows it and plays as normal.
This marks the last episode (until Story Wall) to feature the cymbal brush sound effect.
A scene from the song from that episode was shown in the song for Nick Jr. in November 2012 and 2014: We're All Family.
This is the last episode where after the credits, the ball does not rotate while it bounces to the middle of the screen, and the last episode where Blue winks before she throws the ball off-screen and runs away as the book closes. This is also the last episode where magic sparkles do not follow the closing of the book.
This is the first episode where Joe opens the door for the viewer.
There was a mistake during the theme song. Blue holds Joe's notebook replaced by Steve's notebook. Steve's notebook is not used to draw clues in this episode because the final time it was used was in Joe Gets a Clue.
There was a minor mistake when Blue and Steve were hugging. It looks like Blue is hugging Steve's shoulder and neck, and Steve's arms do not go around Blue.
Joe was off-beat singing "We gotta find the last pawprint".
When Joe pulls out his notebook from Sidetable Drawer, his notebook chime is heard as well as Steve's notebook ding.