Before Blue's Clues began production, the Thinking Chair was a regular chair designed and sold by Galerkin Furniture as part of their Max line. It was originally made for a show on the E! Network called Pure Soap, with an extended sofa version to match. The chair itself was produced in various colors such as blue, indigo, purple, and the now-famous red.
Substitute Thinking Chairs
- Nature & Spring is Here! - Thinking Rock (due to being outside for the entire episode)
- Magenta Gets Glasses - Couch (due to the lack of additional room for Miranda on the actual Thinking Chair)
- Magenta's Messages - Yellow Lawn Chair
- Blue's Big Car Trip - Driveway (during the theme song), Backseat Behind Passenger Seat (during thinking time, due to being in a car)
- The Fairy Tale Ball - A Group of Mushrooms (during the theme song), Baby Bear's Chair (during thinking time, due to being in a skidoo segment)
- Soccer Practice & Blue's Big Neighborhood Adventure - Thinking Bench (due to being outside for the entire episode once again)
- Meet Blue's Baby Brother - The Golden Thinking Chair
- Blue's Show and Tell Surprise - Classroom Thinking Chair
- The Thinking Chair was the second clue in "Inventions."
- Steve was given the original Thinking Chair when he left, and the chair used in the final two seasons of the original series was a replica.
- Four new Thinking Chairs were made for Blue's Clues & You!
- Reproductions of the Thinking Chair have appeared at theme parks like Dreamworld and King's Dominion.
- Despite that there are substitute thinking chairs in "Magenta Gets Glasses" and "Magenta's Messages," Steve and Joe did sit on the thinking chair for the Blue's Clues theme song.
- In "Nature," Steve doesn't sit in the Thinking Chair because they're outside throughout the whole episode, he sits in the Thinking Rock instead.
- In "Magenta Gets Glasses," Steve doesn't sit in the Thinking Chair figuring out the clues because Miranda is over and they sit on the couch instead figuring out the clues together.
- Piper O'Possum (the host of Nick Jr. from 2004-2007) sat on the Thinking Chair in a 2006 split screen credit promo for Blue's Clues coming up next.
- This is Steve, Joe and Josh's special place.
- It was the answer in "Hide and Seek with Blue."
- The Thinking Chair is on the front of the notebook, to remind the host to sit in the thinking chair after they find the three clues.
- The Thinking Chair is mentioned in "Blue's Big Car Trip" & "Meet Blue's Baby Brother".
- The Thinking Chair is absent but made a cameo appearance on the notebook in "Magenta's Messages" & "Soccer Practice".
Blue's Clues & You!
Behind the scenes