Blue's Big Band

Blue's Big Band

Season 5, Episode 18 (114 overall)
Tuesday, February 4, 2003
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Blue's Big Band is the 18th episode of Blue's Clues from season 5.

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Joe, Blue and their friends make music.


Blue has created a big band, and many of them, including Joe & the Viewers will be playing instruments in the band. They practice with Tickety and later listen to some music that Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper, Paprika & Cinnamon are creating simply by using an old washboard. They follow along to some of Periwinkle's beats as he plays on the drum. Later, they skidoo and meet Piano, who guides them through a musical story about a group of piglets.


  • This is Joe's Version of What Does Blue Want to Do on a Rainy Day?.
  • Tickety made a maraca from What Does Blue Want to Make Out of Recycled Things? and the clues in this episode were used.
    • Also, the guitar Blue made in that episode (along with Steve's red acoustic guitar) was seen next to the toy box.
  • Soft music plays when you feel sleepy. A sharp glissando sting would tell you to wake up. A marching tune would tell you to march. Fast paced music would tell you to run. If you can follow the rhythm, you'll know what body movement you have to do.
  • This is Magenta's first appearance in Season 5.
  • G-Clef makes a cameo on the living room picture.


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