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''Blue's Clues'' is a American animated/live action children's TV show that aired on Nick Jr. from 1996 to 2006. The show follows Steve and his dog, Blue, looking for "clues" (blue paw-prints made by Blue), and then piecing the clues together, leading into the climax of the story.<ref>[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue's_Clues Wikipedia page on ''Blue's Clues''.] Retrieved 7 May 2020</ref>
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''Blue's Clues'' is a American animated/live action children's TV show that aired on Nick Jr. from 1996 to 2006. The show follows Steve (later Joe) and his dog, Blue, looking for "clues" (blue paw-prints made by Blue), and then piecing the clues together, leading into the climax of the story.
  
 
The show heavily encouraged interaction from its young viewers, with Steve talking to the audience and often asking questions and giving the viewers a pause to answer. This was a revolutionary idea for a children's show, being nominated for nine Emmy awards in children's programming during its run.   
 
The show heavily encouraged interaction from its young viewers, with Steve talking to the audience and often asking questions and giving the viewers a pause to answer. This was a revolutionary idea for a children's show, being nominated for nine Emmy awards in children's programming during its run.   
  
 
==Development & Pilot==
 
==Development & Pilot==
The show spent many years in development, with the show's writers experimenting around with different ideas, such as Blue originally being a cat named Mr. Orange. These ideas resulted in the unaired 1995 test pilot created with the working title, '''''Blue Prints'''''.
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The show spent many years in development, with the show's writers experimenting around with different ideas, such as Blue originally being a cat named Mr. Orange, then Mr. Blue. These ideas resulted in the unaired 1995 test pilot created with the working title, '''''Blue Prints'''''.
  
[[File:SteveBluePrints300px.png|thumb|246px|Steve in the ''Blue Prints'' Pilot, with a red shirt instead of his iconic green striped shirt.]]
 
 
After the pilot was finished, it was only shown to a few preschoolers as a way to test out the show's interactive elements. According to reports, the children ate it up, but there were several changes that needed to be made.  Mr. Salt also had a Brooklyn accent as a contrast to the French accent he was ultimately given. Steve also sported a red shirt instead of his signature green stripes, as well as the aforementioned Mr. Orange.
 
After the pilot was finished, it was only shown to a few preschoolers as a way to test out the show's interactive elements. According to reports, the children ate it up, but there were several changes that needed to be made.  Mr. Salt also had a Brooklyn accent as a contrast to the French accent he was ultimately given. Steve also sported a red shirt instead of his signature green stripes, as well as the aforementioned Mr. Orange.
 
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The Blues Clues Wiki also states that the pilot was the basis for the first episode, "Snack Time".
The Blues Clues Wiki also states that the pilot was the basis was the first episode, "Snack Time".<ref>[https://bluesclues.fandom.com/wiki/Blue_Prints The ''Blue's Clues'' Wiki page on ''Blue Prints''.] Retrieved 7 May 2020</ref>
 
 
   
 
   
 
==Availability==
 
==Availability==
 
The pilot was obscure, and mostly unknown until 2006 when Nickelodeon aired a 10-year anniversary special detailing the history of the show. A few very short clips of the pilot were shown, and the crew members commented on it. After the airing, fans of the series scoured online resources, including bootlegs, torrents, and file-sharing sites to no avail. Nickelodeon has yet to fully release the episode, as they have stated "it felt it was too different from the rest of the series".
 
The pilot was obscure, and mostly unknown until 2006 when Nickelodeon aired a 10-year anniversary special detailing the history of the show. A few very short clips of the pilot were shown, and the crew members commented on it. After the airing, fans of the series scoured online resources, including bootlegs, torrents, and file-sharing sites to no avail. Nickelodeon has yet to fully release the episode, as they have stated "it felt it was too different from the rest of the series".
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On October 16th, 2020, the Nick Jr. Twitter account posted a previously unseen screenshot of the pilot, revealing Blue with a slightly different design, proving a copy still exists in Nickelodeon's vaults.<ref>[https://twitter.com/nickjr/status/1317169944807747586?s=20 Nick Jr.'s Twitter post with a previously unseen screenshot from the pilot.] Retrieved 16 Oct '20</ref>
  
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
 
<gallery mode=packed heights=175px>
 
<gallery mode=packed heights=175px>
Mr orange.jpg|Mr. Orange. [1/6]
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Mr orange.jpg|Mr. Orange.
SteveBluePrints300px.png|Steve in the pilot, wearing his red shirt. [2/6]
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MrBlue175px.jpg|Mr. Blue.
Screenshot 2020-05-07 at 8.17.31 PM.png|Steve in a farm setting. [3/6]
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SteveBluePrints300px.png|Steve in the pilot, wearing his red shirt, instead of his iconic green striped shirt.  
House300px.png|Steve's House. [4/6]
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Screenshot 2020-05-07 at 8.17.31 PM.png|Steve in a farm setting.
300px--Blue Prints- Title Card.png|Title Card. [5/6]
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House300px.png|Steve's house.
Prekblueprints300px.png|The preschool audience watching ''Blue Prints''.[6/6]
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300px--Blue Prints- Title Card.png|The closing card for the pilot.
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Prekblueprints300px.png|The preschool audience watching ''Blue Prints''.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
 
==Videos==
 
==Videos==
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   |description1 =The 10-year anniversary special, featuring clips from the Blue Prints pilot. [4:18]
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   |description1 =The 10-year anniversary special, featuring clips from the Blue Prints pilot [4:18-4:28].
 
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   |description2 =Song from the pilot [4:26 in 10-year anniversary video]
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  |description2 =Part 2 of the 10-year anniversary special, also featuring clips from the Blue Prints pilot [0:00-0:06].
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  |description4 =LSuperSonicQ's video on the subject.
 
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==References==
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==See Also==
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*[[Blue's Clues (partially found KBS Korean adaptation of Nickelodeon TV series; 2000)]]
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==External Links==
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue's_Clues Wikipedia page on ''Blue's Clues''.] Retrieved 07 May '20
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*[https://bluesclues.fandom.com/wiki/Blue_Prints ''Blue's Clues'' Wiki page on ''Blue Prints''.] Retrieved 07 May '20
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*[https://vlare.tv/v/T5nB503m  A Vlare.tv video that splices footage from the ''Blue Prints'' pilot.] Retrieved 01 Jun '20
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==Reference==
 
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Latest revision as of 18:42, 15 November 2020

BluePrintsTC.jpg

The title card from the pilot.

Status: Partially Found

Blue's Clues is a American animated/live action children's TV show that aired on Nick Jr. from 1996 to 2006. The show follows Steve (later Joe) and his dog, Blue, looking for "clues" (blue paw-prints made by Blue), and then piecing the clues together, leading into the climax of the story.

The show heavily encouraged interaction from its young viewers, with Steve talking to the audience and often asking questions and giving the viewers a pause to answer. This was a revolutionary idea for a children's show, being nominated for nine Emmy awards in children's programming during its run.

Development & Pilot

The show spent many years in development, with the show's writers experimenting around with different ideas, such as Blue originally being a cat named Mr. Orange, then Mr. Blue. These ideas resulted in the unaired 1995 test pilot created with the working title, Blue Prints.

After the pilot was finished, it was only shown to a few preschoolers as a way to test out the show's interactive elements. According to reports, the children ate it up, but there were several changes that needed to be made. Mr. Salt also had a Brooklyn accent as a contrast to the French accent he was ultimately given. Steve also sported a red shirt instead of his signature green stripes, as well as the aforementioned Mr. Orange. The Blues Clues Wiki also states that the pilot was the basis for the first episode, "Snack Time".

Availability

The pilot was obscure, and mostly unknown until 2006 when Nickelodeon aired a 10-year anniversary special detailing the history of the show. A few very short clips of the pilot were shown, and the crew members commented on it. After the airing, fans of the series scoured online resources, including bootlegs, torrents, and file-sharing sites to no avail. Nickelodeon has yet to fully release the episode, as they have stated "it felt it was too different from the rest of the series".

On October 16th, 2020, the Nick Jr. Twitter account posted a previously unseen screenshot of the pilot, revealing Blue with a slightly different design, proving a copy still exists in Nickelodeon's vaults.[1]

Gallery

Videos

The 10-year anniversary special, featuring clips from the Blue Prints pilot [4:18-4:28].
Part 2 of the 10-year anniversary special, also featuring clips from the Blue Prints pilot [0:00-0:06].
Song from the pilot [4:26 in 10-year anniversary video - Part 1].
LSuperSonicQ's video on the subject.

See Also

External Links

Reference