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Superfriends is the 4th episode of Blue's Clues from Season 4.

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Steve, Blue, Tickety, Slippery, and the viewers become the Thinking Squad, a group of superheroes who use their brains to figure out problems. When they hear a mysterious noise, they play Blue's Clues and use their skills to figure out where the sound is coming from.


  • Question: What is making that strange sound?
  • Clues:
  • Answer: The washing machine
  • Skidoo location: Superheroville (Comic Book)
  • Living room picture: Baby Bear dressed up as a superhero
  • Letter: Orange (US) Green (UK)



  • This episode is a World Superhero Day special.
  • Paprika's previous voice actress, Jenna Marie Castle, has now been replaced by Corrine Hoffman.
    • Starting with this episode, this is also the first time where Paprika speaks more fluently. However, she is still not grown yet, and won't until the next episode where she becomes a toddler.
  • The episode's title is based on the 1970s cartoon Superfriends.
  • Kathryn Avery has officially been replaced by Kelly Nigh for the voice of Tickety since Blue's Big Musical.
  • Mr. Salt's orange juice pops being ready at 2:00 is an exact reference to "Blue's Surprise at Two O'Clock!" and would later be seen again in The Snack Chart.
  • In 2001 they've made A Coloring Book Version Inspired By The Episode.
  • The drawing of the Steve version of "Stripe Man" remains the same in all international versions of this episode.
  • At the end of the Mailtime Song, Steve didn't wail out "Mail". Instead, a trumpet sound was heard, then Steve says "The mail's here" in his superhero voice. But in the reboot, Josh says "Mail" like usually he does.
  • After Steve says "That we wanna do", he didn't put up his jazz hands because he is Stripe-Man.
  • However, in the UK version, Kevin puts up his jazz hands and says "Yeah!" before putting on his superhero mask down.
  • Steve did not says "Handy Dandy" in this episode. Instead, he says, "Super Duper". Which is ironic considering Kevin, who is the host of the United Kingdom adaptation of the show says, "Super Duper" instead of "Handy Dandy".
  • This is the first time Steve actually gets to see Blue leave a clue.
  • Sidetable Drawer's superhero outfit and identity "Wonder Drawer" is based on Wonder Woman.
  • This is the second time Steve draws bubbles.
  • Frank ties The Runner's shoes just like Franny tied Frankie's shoes in season 5's I Did That!.
  • When Frank turns into "The Cheerer-upper", the thinking time music of Pretend Time is heard.
  • This was the last episode to air before 9/11.
  • This episode was later remade in Blue's Clues & You! as The Thinking Squad.
  • In this episode, Steve sings, "Thinking Squad skidoo, to the rescue!" instead of "Blue skidoo, we can too.", but only as Stripe-Man.
  • This was the shortest credit sequence for a David B. Levy episode in Season 4. Besides Blue, only Shovel, Pail, and Mailbox appeared, and Mailbox came first.
  • The "Incredibly Helpful Friend" idea would be used in a PBS Kids show: Super Why! but as Super You.
  • Steve does not ask Blue a question. Instead, Super Soap asks Stripe-Man what was making that strange sound, which makes Stripe-Man say, "Now, that is a good question, Super Soap, and the answer can only be found by...", before Super-Blue's signal pawprint.


  • In the UK Version, When Kevin goes to the thinking chair after drawing the 3rd clue, he teleports to the thinking chair, while in the USA and Portugal version, Steve and Duarte just run there.


Watch Episode[]

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

Blue's Clues Season 4
Imagine Nation | Adventure | The Anything Box | Superfriends | What's New, Blue? | Blue's New Place | Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper Day | The Baby's Here! | Making Changes | Bugs! | ¡Un Día Con Plum! | What's Inside? | Blocks | Let's Boogie | Blue's Backyard Ballgame Bonanza | Let's Plant | Joe's First Day | Joe Gets a Clue | Steve Goes to College
Held Back Episodes
Blue's Book Nook | Rhyme Time | Puppets | Blue's School | Something To Do Blue