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The Scavenger Hunt is the 29th episode of Blue's Clues from season 4. Originally planned to air on May 26, 2003. However, this episode aired on TV on September 16, 2003 and there is currently no internet evidence of why it aired late.

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 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.
    • They were produced before talking clues have started production.
      • In fact, on top of the production fact, this episode produced much earlier than what talking clues have been.
  • 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 first episode where he finds the third clue in the skidoo segment while he wears his red shirt.
  • This is also the first 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 other 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 other Blue's Clues episode where the Felt Frame is used as the skidoo location.


  • 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 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