"Words" is the 26th episode of Blue's Clues from Season 3.

Characters Present


Steve and Blue experiment with some old words and some new words.


  • Question: What should Steve and Blue do with their words?
  • Clues:
    • 1. The Word Make
    • 2. The Word A
    • 3. The Word Poem
  • Answer: Make a Poem
  • Skidoo location: A blank piece of paper
  • Living room picture: "hello" then "words" then "kitchen" with an arrow pointing right then "mail" then "poem" then "bye"


This episode is all about words, even Blue's Clues are all words. Blue has a big bag of words from which we pull out fun words such as wiggle and enormous. They help Mr. Salt and Pepper to prepare a salad for their friends Mr. Oil, Mrs. Vinegar, and Vinaigrette by using associations to figure out the meanings of new words. Later, they skidooed into a blank piece of paper. We soon learn that by using the power of words, a blank piece of paper can become an imaginative and exciting journey down a road leading to a party.

Video Releases


  • This is the last episode to have streamers and balloons from Blue's Birthday.
  • This is the last episode to premiere in 2000.
  • Politically, this was the last episode to air during the era of President Bill Clinton, and Blues Clues was the result of the Children's Television Act passed during his administration.
  • This episode is on the Blue's Room DVD "Shape Detectives."
  • Ian Chandler Sheaffer, one of Steve's Friends in this episode, also plays a character on the popular daytime drama One Life to Live.
  • This episode also appears in online listings as "The Big Bag of Words."
  • This is the second Steve episode with words. The first was Blue's ABCs.
  • This is the second episode with words.
  • The letter design from Blue's ABCs is used.
    • Coincidentally, both episodes teach reading.
  • The Thinking Time segment music was later used in Dress Up Day.
  • There are no foreign host versions, possibly because the producers of those versions thought it would be too hard for them to make it.
  • This is the last episode of the 20th century, future episodes will be aired in the 21st century.
  • This episode is available on the 2002 VHS Reading with Blue.
  • This episode's title is a play on the song "Words" by The Monkees.
  • The interment for the first clue was reused in Dress Up Day
  • When Steve sings The So Long Song, his hair from the next produced episode was used.


  • Jennifer Michelle Brown is credited as Jennifer Brown.


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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
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