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Blue's Clues - Blue's Biggest Stories
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72 of 76 people found the following review helpful
Format: DVD
"Blue's Biggest Stories" is a compilation DVD release designed to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the program. It contains a mix of Steve and Joe "Blue's Clues" stories and a bit of "Blue's Room" as well.

"Magenta Gets Glasses" is the only episode on here that hasn't been released before on DVD. It's a pretty neat story. In this one, Blue's best friend Magenta learns that she has to get glasses. She's nervous both about getting them and then about wearing them, but with our help, Steve, Blue and her owner Miranda help her to get over her fears.

This DVD comes with "Blue's Memory Photos" --- a brief photo album of some major moments from the series. It also comes with a couple of "Blue's Room" short-segments that are actually pretty good. Also included inside is a note from show creators Angela C. Santomero and Traci Paige Johnson.

The other episodes included on this DVD are as follows:

"Blue's Birthday"

In this Steve episode, it's Blue's birthday. We arrived early, so we help get things set up. We also skidoo with Steve to find a present for Blue. And we play Blue's Clues to find out what Blue wants for her birthday.

"Treasure Hunt"

In another major Steve episode, the characters go on a treasure hunt. Content from this was used for one of the "Blue's Clues" albums, so it's a pretty important episode.

"Blue's Pajama Party"

Blue's first-ever sleepover! We play Blue's Clues with Steve to find out what Blue wants to do tonight.

"Steve Goes to College"

Definitely an important episode. This ep is the final episode in the "Meet Joe" arc. Joe takes over hosting duties for the show and Steve goes away to "college."

"Blue Takes You to School"

Actually, I don't really think too much of this. The pacing is too fast-paced and rushed and it doesn't really seem to work. The idea of this one though is that the viewers, Blue and Joe are helping Periwinkle out as he goes to school for the first time.

"The Legend of the Blue Puppy"

Whether you like "Blue's Room" or not, this is definitely a major one. This is the episode in which Blue learns of her legend and searches for a special key to unlock her greatest gift --- her playroom. Once she finds it, she enters Blue's Room for the first time and talks.

"Blue's Room Snacktime Play Date"

You know, "Blue's Room" has actually become a pretty good show, but this pilot episode does not do it justice. They're trying to introduce every character and the pacing is just really slow and boring. This episode is practically unwatchable and the only good thing about it is the reading of "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie." Avoid.

Overall, "Blue's Clues" fans will probably be interested in this tenth anniversary collection. However, if you already have all these episodes on DVD or your own tapes, there may not be much for you here.
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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful
on September 26, 2006
Format: DVD
Both of my boys (age 4 and 16 mos.) are big Blue's Clues fans. This DVD has some of their favorites all together in one place. It includes:

1. Blue's Birthday (my first son's all-time favorite)

2. Treasure Hunt

3. Blue's Pajama Party

4. Magenta Gets Glasses

5. Steve Goes to College (introduces Joe, the second host)

6. Blue Takes you to School

7. The Legend of the Blue Puppy

8. Blue's Room Snacktime Play Date (we are not a big fan of Blue's Room, but at least there is only one episode here)

This is a great value for the $$ and an excellent introduction for new Blue's Clue's fans!
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on April 26, 2007
Format: DVD
Hey, I'm not going to start a Steve vs. Joe argument, but I just think that many of the early shows are classics and many of the later ones aren't. This disc illustrates my point well. However, the later shows have the disadvantage of being compared to the earlier ones, although they are still better than half the kids shows on now.

My 7-year old son learned so much from BC, and it continues to educate. In fact there are several kids shows out there that have based their "interactive" format on this show (Little Einsteins, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, etc). Maybe it's because I've been watching it so long (now with twin 2-year old daughters who love it also) that I see it wearing thin.

With the 10th anniversary having come and gone, WHY haven't these episodes been released in season box sets? Has anyone heard if this is planned? It would make more sense than single discs...

I still love BC, and I appreciate all the enjoyment it has given my kids and myself.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on November 7, 2009
Format: DVD
Blue's Clues is an award-winning animated TV series where a human actor interacts with an animated blue puppy named Blue and various other animated characters to play a detective-style game (Blue's Clues). In the game, the human (Steve or Joe, depending on the season) tries to figure out what Blue is trying to tell him by finding a series of three clues and reasoning out their meaning. This is a viewer participation encouraged show, where Steve/Joe asks for YOUR help in finding the clues, solving puzzles and figuring out what Blue wants.

This DVD is a mix of Steve and Joe episodes--I like that this one has Steve episodes in a row and then a transitional one and then Joe episode(s). One of the other DVDs alternates Steve, Joe, Steve, Joe--which tends to confuse my toddler who's most familiar with Steve.

Episodes:
1)Blue's Birthday: a sweet episode--Steve even helps YOU give Blue a gift, a stuffed dog that shows up in later episodes and turns out to be "key" to the spin-off show "Blue's Room".
2)Treasure Hunt: a fun and creative episode, complete with a treasure map and a guest appearance by Steve's grandma!
3)Blue's Pajama Party: a good pre-bedtime episode, this one takes place at night so Steve spends the whole time trying not to fall asleep; ends with a bedtime story.
4) Magenta Gets Glasses: Features Miranda, Magenta's owner. Steve and Miranda are shy around each other--how cute! Apparently, this episode was not aired on TV.
5) Steve Goes to College: Transitional episode from Steve to Joe, Steve's little brother. Steve says goodbye and even calls YOU from college. Joe's all moved into the house to live with Blue and take over playing Blue's Clues. This episode is a bit emotional even though they try to keep it upbeat and you may have to explain around it if you watch other Steve episodes later...maybe Steve's home on Summer Break or something....
6) Blue Takes You To School: a Joe and Blue episode. It's Perriwinkle the Cat's first day of School so Blue shows her the ropes.
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7) The Legend of the Blue Puppy: instead of playing Blue's Clues, Joe and Blue get a visit from Moona, the moon fairy, who tells a legend about when Blue was born (under a blue moon, of course) and shows Blue how to get to Blue's magical play Room. This is the introductory episode into Blue's Room. Blue's Room is a spin-off series with Blue as a talking muppet-esque puppet. Either you like these or you don't; they are very different from Blue's Clues.
8) Blue's Room Snacktime Play Date: another Blue's Room short. My toddler doesn't like Blue's Room, so we didn't watch this one.

Not all of the Blue's Clues episodes are out on DVD and the DVD releases group the episodes by themes rather than seasons. Of the choices, this is one of the better mix of episodes--they aren't too similar, there are some Steve and some Joe episodes and a nice mix of auxiliary characters. With 6 Blue's Clues episodes and 2 Blue's Room shorts, this DVD is lengthy enough to spread out over a few days.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 1, 2009
Format: DVDVerified Purchase
My 2 yr old son has never, EVER sat down and watched the TV for more than 30 sec. I put this on and he gets SO excited! He starts dancing around yelling "BOO!BOO!" Which is "Blue". Im definately ordering more Blue movies for him, as they teach him tons of new things and give me a "Mom" break for awhile :0). Also you absolutely CANNOT beat the price. There are 8 episodes, more than any kids DVD Ive seen. Two have the "Blues Room", which he doesnt like as much as the regular show, but he'll watch it. And there are 6 other "normal" Blues Clues shows so......Best investment Ive ever made!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Very good DVD!! My daughter loves Blues Clues and this DVD has a good variety of episodes...I will recommend this to anyone!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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BLUE'S CLUES was just debuting when my son was born, nearly ten years ago. As soon as he was old enough to know what TV was, and who Blue was, he was hooked. I credit his amazing ability to read at age 4, along with a lot of his other cognitive skills, to watching BLUE'S CLUES on a daily basis. The only problem is, that as he got older, BLUE'S CLUES gave way to shows like Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh, so by the time his sister was born, we no longer owned every VHS cassette of BLUE'S CLUES that we'd bought. Thankfully, my kids have finally rediscovered the joy and learning of this show, so I was ecstatic when I found the DVD of BLUE'S BIGGEST STORIES. Sure, the shows (all except MAGENTA GETS GLASSES, which is new) are repeats, but for parents like myself who gave away all those old episodes, this is a welcome DVD, indeed!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 24, 2008
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We wore out the first copy and had to get another one. My Baby gets up asking for Blue and that's all he wants. He's the younger of two and so the first copy was already worn from finger prints etc. . . , But this particular video has so many episodes, I can put it in and forget it for like, two hours. He adores Blue and by the time he gets to the end it seems like days since he saw the first episode. He also hates to go to new places, so a great ice breaker for any serogate grand-parents who want us to bring the boys over. I simply ask, can we put our DVD in when we get there? It calms him down, and makes him a much more social baby. Amazing. I don't know what the magical draw is for this little blue dog, but as long as it works, I'll keep pushing play.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 13, 2009
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We're Americans living in Germany, so don't get any of the episodes on regular US TV. Picked this up on arecent visit, and my son loves it. We only had the Classic Clues at home, so great to have more variety to choose from. I watched some episodes with him and must say I was very impressed, particularly with the "Pajama Party": it explained so well about the earth spinning around the sun, night and day etc. My son got it immediately and enjoys it so much! Definitely great entertainment for the kids, but they learn somthing AND feel like they are partcicpating when Steve/Jo asks them questions. Money well spent!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 25, 2007
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This was the first dvd purchased for our toddler. Some of the best episodes there are of Blue and Steve, not to mention how Joe was introduced and how Steve went off to college. My little one loves, loves, loves watching this DVD, especially when he's almost ready for nap time or getting ready for bed. We just pop it in the dvd and let him watch until he falls asleep. Again, this teaches him so much that he won't even begin to let an adult teach him. Sharing, gifts, people leaving. He's even learned to draw a great amount of things just from watching how Steve or Joe draw.
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