Riddle Blue/수수께끼 블루 (partially found KBS Korean adaptation of Nickelodeon TV series; 2000-2001)

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The show’s title card.

Status: Partially Found

Blue's Clues is an American children's television show that ran on Nickelodeon from 1996 to 2006. Blue's Clues is about a dog named Blue and her owner, Steve. The show later moved to a new actor for the owner who went by the name Joe. The series would later return in 2019 with new episodes along with a new host named Josh.

Due to the rise in popularity surrounding Blue's Clues, a Korean adaptation was produced. This version of Blue's Clues Named "수수께끼 블루" or "Riddle Blue" sometimes translating as "Mystery Blue" would air on South Korean television network KBS2 starting on July 24, 2000[1] and ended on November 3, 2001[2]. The major difference between the American and the KBS2 versions of the show is how the character of Steve was replaced by a different character referred to as "Uncle," played by comedian HyunShup Shin. Another change made to the Korean adaptation was the opening theme song to the show being replaced by a Korean folk song.[3]

Confirmed Episodes[edit | edit source]

Episode Title Status
Pretend Time[4] Lost
What Story Does Blue Want to Play? Partially Found
What Is Blue Afraid Of?[5] Lost
The Grow Show[6] Lost
What Does Blue Want to Make?[7] Lost
The Trying Game[8] Lost
What Does Blue Want to Build? Found
What Experiment Does Blue Want to Try? Found
What Does Blue Want To Make Out of Recycled Things? Found
Math![9] Lost
The Lost Episode![10] Lost
Blue Is Frustrated[11] Lost
Blue's Surprise at Two O'Clock![12] Lost
Mechanics[13] Lost
Pool Party Found
What's So Funny? Found
Blue's Big Pajama Party[14] Lost
Periwinkle Misses His Friend[15] Lost
Environments Lost
Adventure[16] Lost
¡Un Día Con Plum![17] Lost

Availability[edit | edit source]

Very little footage of the KBS2 adaptation of Blue's Clues has surfaced. Of the footage that has surfaced, a bumper for the Korean adaptation featuring a clip of the show was uploaded to YouTube by the user 고동현 (Ko Dong-Hyun) and later re-uploaded to Archive.org by the user DKL3. Another brief clip of the series was shown on the Blue's Clues 10th-anniversary special Behind the Clues: 10 Years with Blue.

Along with the limited footage available, a Korean blogger managed to find a tape containing some footage of the KBS2 version of Blue's Clues and posted some screenshots of the footage they found.[18] Another Korean blogger got a hold of the theme song to the adaptation and posted it on their blog.[3]

On June 16th, 2020, a full episode of the series would resurface after being uploaded to YouTube by the user 빛나는길TV (Shining Road TV).[19]

On July 3rd, 2020, four more episodes were found and were uploaded to a Google Photos album.[1]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Images[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

TV, Games, Music & Cartoons' video on the subject.

Footage[edit | edit source]

The theme song to the Korean adaptation.
More footage of the Korean adaptation.
A full episode of the Korean adaptation.
More episodes of the Korean adaptation.

See Also[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. http://web.archive.org/web/20010124003100fw_/http://www.kbs.co.kr/2tv/riddleblue/programe-down.htm
  2. http://web.archive.org/web/20021002100131/http://www2.kbs.co.kr:80/bbs/bbs.cgi?db=riddlebluevod
  3. 3.0 3.1 A Korean blog with a video of the theme song to the KBS2 version of Blue's Clues. Retrieved 02 Aug '19
  4. https://www.joongang.co.kr/article/676907#home
  5. http://www.busan.com/view/busan/view.php?code=20010101000473
  6. http://web.archive.org/web/20000815223130/www.kbs.co.kr/
  7. https://kids.donga.com/mobile/?ptype=article&no=20200008184056
  8. https://n.news.naver.com/entertain/article/005/0000013375
  9. http://web.archive.org/web/20010124002900fw_/http://www.kbs.co.kr/2tv/riddleblue/preview.htm
  10. https://n.news.naver.com/entertain/article/005/0000047102
  11. https://web.archive.org/web/20010330213616/http://kbs.co.kr:80/2tv/riddleblue/preview.htm
  12. http://web.archive.org/web/20001018013749/http://kbs.co.kr/
  13. https://web.archive.org/web/20010413165221/http://www.kbs.co.kr:80/2tv/riddleblue/preview.htm
  14. http://web.archive.org/web/20010507035156/www.kbs.co.kr/
  15. http://www.busan.com/view/busan/view.php?code=20010723000335
  16. http://www.busan.com/view/busan/view.php?code=20010702000434
  17. http://web.archive.org/web/20011003192714/http://www.kbs.co.kr:80/2tv/riddleblue/p-preview.htm
  18. A post from a Korean blogger containing screenshots from an episode of the Korean adaptation. Retrieved 17 Mar '17
  19. A link to the YouTube upload of the full episode in question. Retrieved 17 Jun '20