A Surprise Guest

A Surprise Guest

Season 5, Episode 16 (112 overall)
Monday, January 6, 2003
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A Surprise Guest is the 16th episode of Blue's Clues from season 5.

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Blue is preparing for a special guest. Joe & Blue teach the viewers where everything belongs.


Joe and Blue are expecting a surprise guest, so to get ready they clean Blue's Room, with the viewers' help in putting things away in the proper places. In the Skidoo segment, they visit Blue's school and help Orange Kitten, Green Puppy, Magenta and Purple Kangaroo put away the toys to get the school cleaned up. Back at the Blue's Clues house, they set up a party for the guest.


  • This is the 1st episode to air in 2003.
  • On January 6th, 2003, this was not the only episode on Nick Jr. to air for the first time, as Max and Ruby had their first episode shown eariler in the block.
  • When the viewers help Joe to hang up his orange shirt that was on the bed, there are three yellow shirts in the closet, and four orange ones after they hang up the one that was on the bed. Joe is wearing the other yellow shirt, but there are also only three green shirts in the closet. Either Joe only has three green shirts, or the other green shirt is still out somewhere.
  • This is the last time Joe wears his yellow squared shirt.
  • When Joe was heading back to the living room, Steve's green baseball cap (that he took to college) can be seen on the hat stand.
  • This is the 3rd episode where all 3 clues are found in the living room. The first two are What Story Does Blue Want to Play? and Blue's Play.


Blue's Clues Season 5
Can You Help? | Colors Everywhere! | The Snack Chart | The Big Book About Us | 100th Episode Celebration | Playing Store | Patience | Joe's Surprise Party | I'm So Happy! | The Boat Float | Bedtime Business | Shape Searchers | Blue Goes to the Doctor | Contraptions! | A Brand New Game | A Surprise Guest | Dress Up Day |Blue's Big Band | Up, Down, All Around! | Story Wall | The Alphabet Train | Numbers Everywhere! | Blue's Predictions | Our Neighborhood Festival | Blue Takes You to School | Meet Polka Dots! | The Scavenger Hunt | Let's Write! | Magenta's Messages | Body Language | Blue's Big Car Trip | Look Carefully... | I Did That! | Animals in Our House? | Morning Music | Blue's First Holiday