Blue's Room

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Blue's Room
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The show that almost killed the Blue's Clues franchise and ended Blue's Clues.
Genre: Puppetry
Country: United States
Release Date: February 8–September 18, 2004 (as a segment from Blue's Clues and a pilot)
November 24, 2004–March 29, 2007 (as a show)
Network(s): Nick Jr.
Created by: Traci Page Johnson
Angela Santomero
Distributed by: ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks
Starring: Leslie Cararra Rudolph (2004-2005)
Victoria Pontecorvo
Cheryl Baylock
Joey Mazzarino
Tim Lagasse (2004)
Jared Goldsmith
Peter Linz (2004-2005)
Donovan Patton (2004, 2006-2007)
Episodes: 11 (as a segment from Blue’s Clues)
15 (as a show)
Previous show: Blue's Clues (1996-2006)
Next show: Blue's Clues & You! (2019-present)

Blue's Room is an American children's live-action puppet show based on the animated Nick Jr. series Blue's Clues. It was created as a series of shorts in 2003 and shown at the end of the Blue's Clues on Nickelodeon in 2004, beginning with the sixth season premiere "Legend of the Blue Puppy". It later became a spin-off series, running from August 2, 2004 to March 29, 2007.

Plot[edit | edit source]

Moona grants Blue a special wish–a new place where she can talk and make new friends. In Blue's Room, Blue does various activities with her new playmates Roary the Dinosaur, Frederica (Fred for short), Dress-Up Chest, Doodle Board, and Polka Dots, among others.

Why It Is Mixed[edit | edit source]

  • Fans of the original are split over this series, mainly due to Blue suddenly having the ability to talk and whether it was a good thing or not.
  • However, the audience who watched it in the mid-2000s has tended to fondly look back on it and find it good on its own merits in recent years.
  • Overall, the show was unable to match the success of its parent show Blue's Clues, only lasting for two seasons over 2 ½ years.

Bad Qualities[edit | edit source]

  1. It was initially a segment placed at the end of the final season of Blue's Clues. It also caused several unnecessary changes to be made to the series because of this, the play Blue's Clues song was shortened to just one verse, the so long song was replaced by a generic goodbye song and the episode itself is much faster paced.
  2. The show suffers from several clichés and focuses on terribly-written episodes that have already been done in other kids' programs:
    • Blue's Room Shorts: at the end of the sixth season of Blue's Clues.
    • “Snacktime Playdate” was a rehash of a Blue’s Clues episode “Snack Time”.
    • "Sing & Boogie in Blue's Room" has a dance party in the beginning and the end.
      • The toy was released on a Saturday night, September 18, 2004 from Fisher-Price.
    • "Fred's Birthday" ends with Blue and her friends having a dance party, which has already been done before and makes it rather cliché.
    • The plot of "Hug Day" has already been done in other kids' programs, which makes the episode rather cliché.
    • "Beyond Your Wildest Dreams" has the "use your imagination" cliché.
    • There is an episode about the alphabet, and this is another cliché as many other kids' programs have episodes about the alphabet.
  3. The characters are flanderized:
  4. There are no good or decent episodes. The episodes prove that this spin-off isn't worth watching. It goes to show that this spin-off is hard to watch, easy to ignore, and just forgettable in general. Giving this spin-off any attention will make Nickelodeon think this is a good idea, which causes the Blue's Clues franchise to be milked to death until Blue's Clues & You! debuted.
  5. The show doesn't bring anything interesting to the episodes, with many episodes and or morals being overly predictable to the younger audiences.
  6. Almost all of the characters had unoriginal characterization, with many characters having similar personalities to those from kids shows:
    • Roary the Dinosaur, (a dinosaur who likes to practice roaring) for some reason, only has one trait, which is roaring really loudly. His roars sound like Tarzan yelling and his voice is annoying.
    • Polka Dots (one of Blue's best friends and the co-host of the show). Like Roary, he is overly talkative and obnoxiously loud.
    • Fred is one of Blue's other best friends. She has a tendency to pretend that it's her birthday, even when it's not, which gets too repetitive fast.
    • Moona is a green and blue-colored fairy made of crescent shapes who appears at the end of each segment and episode. While she's tolerable, she can be annoying sometimes, since she usually does nothing other than saying "Time to go, Blue!"
    • Silly Seat is a chair who tells silly jokes, crazy riddles, and other funny things. He is a laughable sofa who does nothing but tell "knock-knock" and "what do you call?" jokes to make others laugh. Fortunately, he disappeared from the cast in the second season.
    • Doodle board is an easel who doodles and draws to tell the viewer to guess what the object is. He says "A Doodle, Doodle, Doodle" three times until he says "Guess", which can get very irritating.
    • Boogie Woogie is a jukebox who is obsessed with singing and dancing.
    • Sprinkles (introduced in Season 2) is Blue's baby brother who has rainbow spots. He also lacks any flaws, which makes him a Gary Stu. He was the new host in the second season's premiere, Sprinkles is a somewhat shy spotted puppy.
  7. Much like most modern preschool shows, the show is way too hyper, happy, cheerful, exciting, jumpy, dance-inducing, pure bubblegum, and just sunshine and happiness, to the point where it may somehow get repetitive, unlike Blue's Clues (which was done in a much more tasteful manner).
  8. Unfitting soundtrack, including the theme song and credits music.
  9. Fred, Polka Dots, Sprinkles, and Roary are really annoying to listen to, especially Roary's roaring.
  10. Steve never appeared in the series, which is disappointing to everyone who grew up with his episodes of Blue's Clues. It doesn't help that he headed out for college in "Steve Goes to College".
  11. It was pretty much the reason why the Blue's Clues franchise almost died, as it went on an 11-year hiatus after the show's cancellation in 2007.

Good Qualities[edit | edit source]

  1. Good puppetry (depending on your view, the puppet designs are cute).
  2. Blue's backroom is pretty neat to look at.
  3. They encourage kids to use their imagination.
  4. Decent voice acting from Victoria Pontecorvo, Jared Goldsmith, Christiana Anbri, Alex Hoffman and Brianna Gentiella.
  5. Some characters from the original series (besides Blue) appears in this spin-off as one time guests, and are still likable such as:
    • Handy Dandy Journal
    • Dictionary
    • Key
    • Moona
    • The rest from here on out guest appeared in Season 2's "Meet Blue's Baby Brother":
      • Mailbox
      • Mr. Salt
      • Mrs. Pepper
      • Paprika
      • Cinnamon
      • Shovel
      • Pail
  6. Blue is still cute, despite being flanderized.

Comments[edit | edit source]

Pure Nostalgia
-- 19:38, 7 May 2022 (UTC)

Me: Hey, why do not we add Chowder to this wiki because I really despise and loathe this show and I think it should go on this wiki!
Marx The Grouch:, it has 4.9/10 on IMDb but received well reception from audiences but negative reception from critics so IDK.
Me: just because of the reception do you have to add pages to this wiki!
Okay, let's just add it to the Greatest Shows Wiki because of the positive reception from audiences and Bad Tv shows Wiki because of the negative reception from critics.
-- Chowder in the Log 17:20, 31 May 2022 (UTC)

Blue's Room should air on HBO Family or Cartoon Network if Nickelodeon signed a deal with WBD.
-- 23:17, 13 August 2022 (UTC)

Blue's Room should air on HBO Family or Cartoon Network if Nickelodeon signed a deal with WBD.
-- 23:18, 13 August 2022 (UTC)

Actually tbh blue talking is one of my favorite parts of the show. She sounds cute and loveable. And this is from someone who grew up with the original blues clues
-- Vanguardmaster47 07:04, 17 August 2022 (UTC)

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