Blue's Room

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Blue's Room
The show that almost killed the Blue's Clues franchise and ended Blue's Clues.
Genre: Puppetry
Country: United States
Release Date: February 8 – May 10, 2004 (as a segment from Blue's Clues and a pilot)
August 2, 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)
Seasons: 2
Episodes: 9 (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 kids' animated Nick Jr. TV 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 about all three pawprints instead of three verses describing each pawprint, 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 and congratulated to Frederica, which has already been done before and makes it rather cliché. The similar case has already done in the first season episode, Happy Birthday, Barney! and the eighth season episode, It’s Your Birthday, Barney!.
    • 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.
    • "Alphabet Power" has another cliché as many other kids' programs have episodes about the alphabet.
    • ”Music Stars” is a biggest season finale and had Joe, Blue, Sprinkles, Roary, Boogie Woogie and the ABC Puppy performed on stage in her playroom in the daytime. It all ends with Blue thanks the audience and the viewers for singing, dancing and watching the show by saying "You were awesome, thank you!".
  3. The characters are flanderized:
  4. No good or decent episodes.
  5. This spin-off isn't that 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.
  6. The show doesn't bring anything interesting to the episodes, with many episodes and or morals being overly predictable to the younger audiences.
  7. Almost all of the characters had unoriginal characterization, with many characters having similar personalities to those from kids shows. Blue's playmates (in Blue's Room) serve as substitutes for older and classic characters (including Steve), along with the reboot, and often interact exclusively with other characters their age:
    • Roary the Dinosaur, (an orange 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 extremely annoying.
    • Polka Dots (one of Blue's best friends and the co-host of the show). Like Roary and Blue (from Blue's Room), he is overly talkative and obnoxiously loud.
    • Fred, one of Blue's other best friends, has a tendency to pretend that it's her birthday, even when it's not, which gets too repetitive fast. She also has a whiny, scratchy, and overall very irritating voice.
    • 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 was dropped 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, and nothing else.
    • Sprinkles (introduced in Season 2) is Blue's baby brother who had no spots at first before gaining 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.
  8. 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 and Blue's Clues & You! (which are done in a much more tasteful manner).
  9. Unfitting soundtrack, including the theme song and credits music.
  10. Fred, Polka Dots, Sprinkles, and Roary are really annoying to listen to, especially Roary's roaring sound effect.
  11. Steve never appeared in the series (including "Meet Blue's Baby Brother"), 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".
  12. This spin-off caused Blue's Clues to jump the shark, and was partly responsible for its decline in quality, as sometime after its debut, the Blue's Clues franchise almost died. It is barely worth watching and shouldn't be given that much attention. Giving this spin-off any attention will make Nickelodeon think this is a good idea.
  13. This segment has badly influenced some other kids' shows to do the same thing like it by being extremely goofy and hyperactive, going against the tone of their source material, flanderizing characters, and just changing too many things.
  14. This segment caused Blue's Clues to focus less on older, more mature, classic, and reboot characters like Steve, Sidetable Drawer, Mailbox, Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper, Paprika, Cinnamon, Shovel, Pail, Slippery Soap, Tickety Tock, Magenta, Green Puppy, Periwinkle, Orange Kitten, Green Kitten, Purple Kangaroo, and The Felt Friends (Fifi, Freddy, Phaderus, etc.), and more on younger characters who relate to children in the 0-4 age range along with Blue's Clues Season 5-6 and Blue's Room characters such as Fred, Polka Dots, Sprinkles, Roary, Silly Seat, Doodle Board, Boogie Woogie, Sprinkles, Joe, and the aforementioned Blue (especially her Blue's Room counterpart).
  15. 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
      • The Shaker family:
        • Mr. Salt
        • Mrs. Pepper
        • Paprika
        • Cinnamon
      • Shovel
      • Pail
  6. Blue is still cute, despite being flanderized.

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