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"Weight and Balance" is the 2nd episode of Blue's Clues from Season 3. It was the 43rd to be produced and aired.

Characters Present


  • Question: What does Blue want to do?
  • Clues:
    • 1. Blue
    • 2. Numbers
    • 3. A Scale
  • Answer: Weigh Herself
  • Living room picture: Country store (Skidoo location)


Steve and Blue take measurements on what is heavy and what is light.


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Video Releases


  • This is the second time where Blue becomes a clue. Also, it is not on herself, it is a picture of her. That also happens again in Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper Day.
  • This episode is on the Blue's Room DVD "Shape Detectives."
  • This is the second episode where Steve wears his tan-colored shoes.
  • The Scales (Two characters) has debuted in two locations:
    • In the House's Kitchen, the first scale was used for balancing.
      • In the skidoo segment (Country Store), The second scale was used for weighing.
        • There was also a non-talking scale in the felt frame. The numbers 2 and 4 were on each side, and 4 was down because 2 < 4. Later, the numbers 0 and 9 come in and jump on the 2, causing it to go down because 0 + 9 + 2 = 11 and 11 > 4. The numbers became the second clue.
    • We also see the weight of several other characters in this episode:
      • Blue: 20 pounds (9.07185 kilograms)
      • Scale (Kitchen) with Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper, and Paprika: Three pounds (1.36078 kilograms)
      • Bell: Two pounds (0.907185 kilograms)
    • Altogether, their total weight is 163 pounds (73.9356 kilograms).
      • Steve alone weighed 138 pounds (62.5957 kilograms). As he said that his two green striped shirts he held on to do not fit him anymore, his weight is higher than it was when this episode was produced.
  • Surprisingly, there is no Kevin or Duarte version produced for unknown reasons. The only versions are from the Steve and HyunSup Shim.


  • After Steve placed all groceries on the shelf and just when Blue placed her pawprint on the screen, the two grocery bags disappear.
  • The Popcorn is one of the food not stored in the fridge. This is incorrect as popcorn is never refrigerated.
    • A similar goof happens in the earlier episode Snack Time with graham crackers.
  • Even though this episode aired in 1999, the closing logo shows the episode copyrighted as 1998 instead of 1999, revealing this was actually taped in late 1998.
  • The credit sequence is recycled from Blue's Big Treasure Hunt, but Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper now appear in their proper position.
  • There are several cut offs in this episode.
    • When Steve enters the kitchen, before the scene changes.
    • Steve's right arm (viewers left) after finding the first clue.
    • The right side (viewers left) of the thinking chair during mailtime, and figuring out all three clues.
    • When Steve walks to the bathroom.
    • Steve is cut off before Blue weights herself, and walks out of the bathroom.
    • When Steve walks back to the living room.
    • Steve's right arm (viewers left) at the very and of the episode.


Watch Episode

This episode is available for streaming on Paramount Global's 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