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What's New, Blue? is the 5th episode of Blue's Clues from Season 4. This is the 1st episode involving the story arc to introduce Cinnamon.

Characters Present[]

Elements[]

  • Question: What news could Blue want to make?
  • Clues:
    • 1. A Crib (Cot in the UK)
    • 2. Paprika
    • 3. A Bed
  • Answer: Paprika moving from a crib to a bed
  • Skidoo location: Skidoo News
  • Living room picture: Various characters reading the newspaper: First, Baby Bear, then Orange Kitten, then Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper, then Magenta
  • Felt frame picture: Fifi dressed up as a news actor
  • Bathroom picture: Starfish dressed up as an artist

Summary[]

Blue and her friends are trying out new things and so Blue and Steve decide to create Blue's News to document it. Blue practices roller skating, Sidetable makes up a song, Pail tries playing basketball with Shovel and Sifter, Tickety counts up to 20, Slippery makes a finger painting, Mailbox makes up a funny joke, Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper talk about their baby and more.

Objects[]

  • Notebook
  • Basketball

Video Releases[]

Trivia[]

  • Editor Douglas G. Davis is one of Steve's Friends in this episode. He rarely edits an episode made by David B. Levy's team. This also happens with Superfriends, Let's Plant, and Something To Do Blue.
  • This is the first episode from the fourth season to be released on VHS.
  • This episode is the first of five episodes of a story arc designed to introduce Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper's new baby, Cinnamon.
  • This episode touched upon newspapers were made.
  • Paprika is a clue for the first and only time in the original series.
  • This episode is the first of two on the video "Blue's Big News: Volume 1: Read All About It!".
  • Chronologically, Cinnamon does not appear in this episode.
  • Cinnamon was introduced in The Baby's Here!.
  • The "Skidoo News" includes visible headlines and even readable text, some in English, others in foreign languages. Sample headlines include:
    • "Prefeito Billy Chicken tenta reeleiçao" (Portuguese for: "Billy Chicken tries re-election")
      • Text from Billy Chicken article:
    • "Felt Friend Travels to Felt Planet"
      • Text from Felt Friend article: Planet found in the vast space of the felt frame.
    • "Skinny Pig est un bon Participant a Le Tour de Skidoo" (French for: "Skinny Pig is a good participant at Skidoo's Tour")
      • Text from Skinny Pig article: Mechanicsville -
    • "Sarah Scientist Honored"
      • Text from Sarah Scientist article: Anatomyville - At a big banquet last night, Sarah Scientist was formally honored as the Skidoo News special scientist of the year. "Winning the Nobel Prize was nice," said Sarah, "but this is really special." Sarah will continue to
    • "Gingerbread Man Parle." - (French for: "Gingerbread Man Speaks")
      • Text from Gingerbread Man article: Pastry City -
    • "La Srta. Basset Canta A Una Multitud para la Firma de su..." (Spanish for: "Miss Basset Sings To A Crowd For The Signature Of Her...")
      • Text from Miss Basset article:
    • A Balança Cai Quando um Lado Pesa Mais Que O Outro (Portuguese for: "The Balance Falls When One Side Weighs More Than The Other")
      • Text from scale article: In a surprising turn of events, the scale tipped to the other side yesterday afternoon. Weight was cited as a likely factor in the change. The scale is excited about his new look.
    • "Opposetta atrae una multitud a la librería local Para la Firma De su Nuevo Libro" (Spanish for: "Opposite Girl Draws A Crowd To The Local Bookstore For Her New Book Signing)
      • Text from Opposite Sister article: Ciudad Opuesta - (Spanish for: Opposite City - )
    • "News From a Very Big City"
      • Text from Very Big City article: The latest news from the very big city is that it is in fact getting bigger. City planners are looking into more ways at...
  • This is the first episode to use the season 4 elements so when Steve sits on the Thinking Chair, Steve is brighter than the Thinking Chair.
  • In the Pistas da Blue (Portuguese) version, the Mailtime footage is the same as Environments.
  • Steve did not use a brown crayon to color Paprika in.
  • This was the first episode to air after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that happened the previous month. The newspapers may be a reference.
  • The barn in the Skidoo News is the same one from the episodes "Snack Time" and "What Does Blue Want to Do on a Rainy Day?".
  • This episode aired 7 weeks after the show's 4th anniversary.
  • In the credits, Pail is seen playing basketball. But as this was a David B. Levy episode, Mailbox appears mirrored during the Studio Crew credit slides. Between these characters was Shovel by himself without Pail and Tickety's 3rd action.
  • In some scenes of this episode, Steve's voice from early Season 1 is used.
  • In this episode, the answer to whom Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper are saving the crib for is "The New Baby".

Goofs[]

  • When Steve finishes drawing Paprika in his notebook, the 2nd clue turns brown, but Steve didn't color Paprika in.
  • The Art and Digital Design Director credit pages were swapped. However, it was fixed on split-screen airings.
  • In the Pistas Da Blue version, when Duarte skidooed in to the skidoo news, the Blue Skidoo, We Can Too song was not heard.
  • Blue announces that Paprika has moved from a crib to a bed in this episode, but her new bed is not seen until the next episode. Paprika even tells him that she has a big bed and Steve says "Hey, look at that".

Gallery[]

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
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