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"What Does Blue Want to Build?" is the second episode of Blue's Clues from the second season. It was the twenty-first episode to be aired and the twenty-second to be produced.



  • Question: What does Blue want to build?
  • Clues:
    • 1. A flashlight
    • 2. A sheet
    • 3. A table
  • Answer to Blue's Clues: A tent
  • Wrong Answer: Put the flashlight in the sheet and do a little flashlight dance on the table
  • Skidoo location: Picture on a can
  • Living room picture: A fox building with blocks


Steve and Blue are building things without the use of hardware tools.


Steve and Blue have been building some things. We find some popsicle sticks assembling themselves in various shapes and try to figure out what they are creating. We help out Shovel and Pail, First to measure their sandcastles and see which is taller and then to even them up. Later we help a friend named Tink who was flung out of her contraption world to get back to where she belongs.


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  • Steve's Friends include Ryan Rodriguez, a relative of future friend of Steve, Chelsea Rodriguez.
  • Blue's vocals for the theme song are re-recorded.
  • This is one of the few episodes that the notebook did not initially come with a crayon.
  • In the Mail time Segment, Mailbox has created some sort of contraption to open himself up, but it doesn't seem to be working right. Steve decides to use his letter-getter-outer contraption to get the letter.
  • This is the first episode since The Trying Game that the phrase "You know, I can tell I'm really gonna need your help today trying to figure out (insert question here)" is used.
  • This is also the first episode of Season 2 where the kids do not sing along on how to play “Blue’s Clues” and the second episode of the whole series not to do it. The first one was Blue's News, the final episode of Season 1.
    • Starting with this episode, it was put to almost permanent use until Blue's Birthday, which was the final episode of the whole series to have the viewers sing the theme song.
  • This is the first episode where Sidetable appears more than once.
    • When Steve went over to her the first time, she said her catchphrase "Blue's Clues! I'm so excited!", but in a different tone of voice.
  • This episode reveals that Snack Table (the table in the living room) is capable of moving on its own as it managed to avoid getting spotted by Steve as the third clue (a table). This is the only time it was shown to move.
  • The contraptions Steve made to remove the paw print is made out of a paper towel roll and an animal cracker box.
    • The animal cracker box resembles the one for "Barnum's Animal Crackers."
  • Even though the second clue was spotted in the bedroom, it was drawn outside.
  • This is the first time where the second clue is drawn outdoors outside of Skidoo segments after finding the first clue in the living room.
  • This is the only episode where Steve and Blue skidoo out of the skidoo location without doing the usual pre-skidoo movements. When Tink and her friend jumped on to the seat of the seesaw that had blocks, Blue and Steve were flung right to the exit.
  • When Face introduced this episode when it originally aired, he briefly mentions Steve, which makes fans wonder how Face knows of Steve.
    • Face asked the viewer(s), "Can you help Steve find out?".


  • The official Nick Jr. summary for this episode refers to the character Tink as being a boy, but Tink is said in the episode itself to be a girl.
  • In the Portugal version, after Duarte draws the third clue, the pawprint is still seen on the Snack Table.
    • Also, when Duarte gets to Sidetable and finds a flashlight (the first clue), Sidetable's late Season 2-6 design is used. This also happens in the UK Kevin version.
  • Steve and Blue's vocals for the Mailtime song are slightly delayed in this episode.
    • This also happens with Steve during the middle to end of the So Long Song.
  • After Steve draws the first clue, a part of his head is sticking outside the background.
  • Whenever Pail hops, when we first see her and Shovel, the middle of her handle is cut off a bit.
  • Shortly after Steve says "What should we do now?" a boom mic can be seen on the top of the screen a bit.

Blue's Clues Season 2
Steve Gets the Sniffles | What Does Blue Want to Build? | Blue's Senses | What Experiment Does Blue Want to Try? | What Does Blue Want to Make Out of Recycled Things? | What Was Blue's Dream About? | Blue's ABCs | Math! | Blue's Birthday | What Does Blue Want to Do with Her Picture? | What Does Blue Want to Do on a Rainy Day? | Blue's Surprise at Two O'Clock | The Lost Episode! | Blue's Sad Day | What Game Does Blue Want to Learn? | What Did Blue See? | Nurture! | Blue Is Frustrated | What Is Blue Trying to Do? | Mechanics!