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"The Wrong Shirt" (originally known as Opposites) the 25th episode of Blue's Clues from Season 3.

Characters Present


Living Room Bedroom


Steve's shirt and pants change to look like one another, causing us to learn about opposites.


  • Question: What opposite is Blue thinking of?
  • Clues:
    • 1. An Up Light Switch
    • 2. A Lamp
    • 3. A Down Light Switch
  • Answer: On and off
  • Skidoo location: An opposite book
  • Living room picture: Big and Small apples, then Up and Down arrows, then Full and Empty cups, then Closed and Open books, then On and Off lamps, then Happy and Sad faces.


  • Danielle Brown and David Edwards are both Steve's Friends, whose relatives are Content Consultant Laura G. Brown, and Joe's friend Dominique Edwards, respectively.
  • In this episode, Steve wears a tan shirt and green striped pants, which are the shirt and pants colors of his outfit reversed. He returns to his regular outfit at the end of The So Long Song.
  • In the UK version, Kevin wears a short sleeved tan shirt instead of a long tan sleeved shirt.
  • This is the only time a character skidooed out and in from a skidoo location (possibly due to the episode involving opposites).
    • When Bob skidooed from the Living Room Picture Frame, the following opposites occurred:
      • The window is upside-down instead of right-side up.
      • The thinking chair is up instead of down.
      • A tree is inside instead of outside.
      • Sidetable Drawer is tall instead of short.
  • During the So Long Song, Steve starts with his opposite clothes. The lights turn off and when they came back on, Steve has all green striped clothes, resembling his pajamas. The lights turn off and when they came back on, Steve has all tan clothes. The lights turn off and when they came back on, Steve had his normal clothes again.
    • When Steve's clothes return to normal, Snail appears behind Sidetable.
  • This is the last episode since Blue Goes to the BeachWhat Story Does Blue Want to Play? and Blue's ABCs have old voices (who are born in the 80s or 90s and it turns pre-teens) from Season 1-2 1996-1997. Especially the "It's a Clue!" Line.
  • This is the second episode to use the "A clue! A clue!" and "A clue!" phrases from Blue's Big Mystery.
  • This is the last episode to use the "Nope" line from Blue's Big Mystery.
  • This is the second episode Mailbox gets a letter with the first being Mailbox's Birthday. This is also due to opposites.
  • While the kids are laughing, Steve's clothes are wrong. Like it happened after What's So Funny?.
  • Kevin looks small in scene when he finds and draws the third clue.
  • In the opening sequence, Steve (wearing his opposite clothes) uses his normal voice instead of his original high-pitched voice (like in Blue's Big Treasure Hunt and Blue's Big Holiday).
  • This is the only episode in which Steve and Mailbox switch places and pretend to be each other. Steve pretends to be Mailbox who delivers the letter, and Mailbox pretends to be Steve who just got it.
  • This is the very last episode before the show was pulled out from the Nick Jr. Channel on July 1, 2019.


  • Chloe Briggs is credited as Chole Briggs.


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

Blue's Clues Season 3
Blue's Big Treasure Hunt | Art Appreciation | Weight and Balance | What's That Sound? | Animal Behavior! | Blue's Big Pajama Party | Draw Along with Blue | Hide and Seek | Thankful | Blue's Big Holiday | Pool Party | Anatomy | Signs | Nature | Geography | Occupations | Blue's Big Mystery | Periwinkle Misses His Friend | Blue's Big Musical | What's So Funny? | Blue's Big Costume Party | Inventions | Blue's Play | Prehistoric Blue | The Wrong Shirt | Words | Shy | Magenta Gets Glasses | Environments | Stormy Weather | Blue's Collection | Café Blue