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What Time Is It for Blue? is the second episode of Blue's Clues from the first season.


"What time is it now? We play Blue's Clues to figure it out. On the way, we help our friend Tickety put herself back together, pattern clothes in Steve's closet, and help the Lion Prince find and identify his jungle friends visually and through their sounds."


  • Question: What Time Is It for Blue?
  • Clues:
    • 1. A Blanket
    • 2. A Book
    • 3. A Pillow
  • Answer to Blue's Clues: Nap time
  • Wrong Answers:
    • Time for Blue to hide under a blanket
    • Blanket and Book Time
    • Time to wrap a pillow in a blanket and read it a story
  • Living room picture: The jungle
  • Skidoo:
    • The Drawer
    • The Jungle
  • Felt frame picture: Felt cat sleeping with a green ball


We are concerned with what time it is and while we try to figure it out, we help our friends and also played the Blue's Clues game while having some fun along the way. Steve scares Tickety Tock which causes her to get disturbed and loses her arms, numbers, and bells, but we fix her. They do some cleaning by picking up some clothes and stuffed animals and putting them in Steve's closet by solving patterns. In the Mailtime segment, a girl talks about the things she loves doing at school, such as playing a drum with her hands (without sticks), playtime, opening her own personal carton of apple juice, and lunchtime. Blue and Steve skidoo into a jungle and have some fun finding animals (a frog, an elephant, and a monkey) by imitating their sounds.



  • Feather duster
  • Handy Dandy Notebook

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  • This is the first episode where Steve Skidoos to the jungle. The second will be in "Pretend Time."
  • This is also the first episode where a single pawprint would be used for each clues.
  • This is the only episode where Steve gives three wrong answers instead of just one:
    • During the first clue review, he said, "Is it time for Blue to hide under the blanket?".
    • During the second clue review, he said, "Is it Blanket and Book Time?".
    • During thinking time, he said, "Is it time for Blue to wrap a pillow in a blanket and read it a story?".
  • Cody Ross Pitts is listed as one of Steve's friends. He will eventually voice Slippery Soap in the series.
  • This is Tickety's second appearance and her first speaking appearance. She first appears in the previous episode, "Snack Time," but is silent.
  • When Blue and the viewers are trying to find Tickety's numbers, one of the choices is a jumble of letters from multiple alphabets, including the Hebrew letters ב‎ (Bet) and ש (Shin), the Russian letter Э (E), and the Greek letter ψ (Psi).
  • Steve refers to the song as "The Lion Sleeps Tonight", when he says, "We're in the jungle, the mighty jungle."
  • In the Mailtime segment, some Dr. Seuss books can be seen in the background, including Oh Say Can You Say? and The Foot Book.
  • This is the first episode to have a question as to the title.
  • The book that was read at the end: "A Puppy's Day", appeared on a shelf earlier when Steve found the second clue (a book). It reappears later in "Blue's Story Time".
  • A shorter version of this episode's closing credits theme was later reused in the third season's "Blue's Big Pajama Party."
  • This is the first episode Steve does not sing We Just Figured Out Blue's Clues after getting up from his thinking chair, Instead, he runs over to the viewer and sings a quiet lullaby song about Blue wanting her nap.
  • When Steve said, "Let's clean this up, and then we can go look for more Blue's Clues", the kids in the audience said the last two words that were used in each verse from "the theme song". This also happens in the previous episode, Snack Time, and the next episode, Mailbox's Birthday.
  • This is the first episode where Steve sings, "We can do anything that we want to do" without the kids/children.
    • This also the first time the line "We can do anything that we want to do" is sung twice. It will later be like this when Joe hosts.
  • During The So Long Song, Steve sings the So Long Song quietly instead of normally and loudly because it was Blue's nap time.
  • This episode features a Noggin Blue Ball logo.
  • This is the first time that Blue did not join in with The So Long Song.
  • Clips from this episode were seen in the story that Josh read in this video on the Blue's Clues & You! YouTube channel.
  • Kookaburra's laughter can be heard from the living room picture frame after the Mailtime segment, therefore, switching into the skidoo segment, Steve then promptly asked Blue where the sound came from, it played until Steve skidooed into the picture.


  • Traci Paige Johnson, Michael Rubin (under the stage name Seth O'Hickory), and LaNae Allen are not listed in the credits whatsoever for their roles as Blue, Mailbox, and Sidetable, respectively. Plus, Cody Ross Pitts is credited as Cody Pitts.
  • Blue suddenly appears and somehow sneezes when Steve sneezes, but she wasn't in the way of Steve's cleaning up.
  • After Steve draws the third clue (a pillow), the pawprint is still shown on the pillow.
  • When Tickety jumps up right before she breaks apart, her eyes briefly disappear for a few frames and then reappear.
  • It was nap time for Blue before The So Long Song started, but she woke up to say goodbye to the viewers at the end of the aforementioned song.
    • This error is fixed in Bedtime Business, where she does not show up at the window.

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Blue's Clues Season 1
Snack Time | What Time Is It for Blue? | Mailbox's Birthday | Blue's Story Time | What Does Blue Need? | Blue's Favorite Song | Adventures in Art | Blue Goes to the Beach | Pretend Time | A Snowy Day | The Trying Game | Blue Wants to Play a Game | The Grow Show | Blue Wants to Play a Song Game | What Does Blue Want to Make? | What Story Does Blue Want to Play? | Tickety's Favorite Nursery Rhyme | What Is Blue Afraid Of? | Magenta Comes Over | Blue's News