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The Scavenger Hunt is the 27th episode of Blue's Clues from Season 5.

Characters Present[]


Joe, Blue, Magenta, and their friends go on a scavenger hunt.


  • Question: What should we do after we find everything on our list?
  • Clues:
    • 1. Music
    • 2. Cupcakes
    • 3. A Balloon
  • Answer: A Party
  • Living room picture: The checklist, then with 1 check (possibly offscren), then with 2 checks, then with 3 checks
  • Felt frame picture: Freddy holding a checklist, then Felt Backyard (Skidoo location)


Video Release[]


  • Austin Williams, a relative of another friend of Joe named Samuel Williams, is one of this episode's friends of Joe.
  • This episode was surprisingly produced before Can You Help?. These episodes were filmed in late 2001, before Steve's episodes even finished airing.
  • Unlike other recent episodes where the clues magically appear and talk, Joe is actually shown drawing the clues in this episode, Let's Write!, and Magenta's Messages, and they do not talk.
    • They were produced before talking clues have started production.
      • In fact, on top of the production fact, this episode produced much earlier than when the talking clues have started to appear.
  • The items found in the scavenger hunt form the clues in this episode.
  • This is Joe's version of Blue's Big Treasure Hunt.
  • This episode is listed as a Season 4 episode on streaming services such as iTunes and Amazon Prime
  • This also happens in Can You Help?, The Big Book About Us, I'm So Happy! and The Boat Float.
  • This is the only episode where Joe finds the third clue in the skidoo segment while he wears his red shirt.
  • This is also the only episode that Joe sang The So Long Song in the Blue's Clues house in his red shirt.
  • Joe wears a red squared shirt in this episode.
    • This is also the last Blue's Clues episode in which Joe wears his red squared shirt. He will wear it again (with overalls) in the Blue's Room episode Blue's Farm Playdate.
  • In the credits, the first page does not fade before the other credits start scrolling upwards, it just immediately starts going up while the other credits appear.
    • This is fixed in Animals in Our House? and Morning Music, where it does fade before all the other credits start scrolling upwards.
      • Similarly, some of the credit parts, such as "Studio Crew" look like they were going to have these credits flip from page to page.
        • Surprising, character animations are absent (not counting Blue and her ball before the book closes) in these credits, even Blue's upside down blinking at the beginning.
  • This is the 5th episode that the telephone was sitting on the floor.
  • This is the first time that Magenta skidoos in the original series. She skidoos again in the reboot series episode Hide and Seek with Blue.
  • This is the first episode since Geography and the last episode not to feature any characters during the credits.
  • This is the 3rd Blue's Clues episode where the Felt Frame is used as the skidoo location.
  • In this episode, after Joe says, "We have all three clues…", he says, "And we found everything on our list!" instead of "…to figure out…". This is the only time this happens.
  • This is Joe's version of Pool Party and Blue's Big Musical with a list.
  • When Joe says, "We have all three clues and we found everything on our list!", what he means is "We found everything on our list and we have all three clues to figure out what we're going to do after that part!".


  • Many sources list this episode as a late season 4 episode, although it is clearly a season 5 episode.
  • After Joe got up off the floor with the tape, the blanket on the bed changed from the original blanket to the checkered blanket.
  • Once again, Blue eats something chocolate, even though in real life, chocolate is toxic to dogs if even in large amounts. This also applies to Magenta, except this is her first time eating something chocolate.


Watch Episode[]

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