Blue has a special surprise, but it won't be ready till 2:00 and at the start of the episode, it's only 1:40 by Steve's watch. He doesn't think he can wait that long to find out what it is, but Blue helps out by having him play Blue's Clues to pass the time. Soon, the 1st clue, orange juice is found. Time is something which Tickety thinks she could use some help on, as her hands seem to be stuck at 1:00. So we help her out by showing her which way to move her hands in order to go forward in time and reach 2:00. Later, Blue & Steve skidoo into Tickety's Favorite Nursery Rhyme, where they play a game called Race Against Time. for 15 seconds. In this game, the objective is to identify a slowly revealed picture before time runs out. Soon, the third clue, an ice cube tray is found and the answer turns out to be orange juice pops. Later everyone enjoys Blue's surprise & we also learn how to do it for ourselves. Steve sings the So Long Song and the episode ends.
This is the eleventh episode to use the usual "No, it's a clue!" line from Adventures in Art.
This is the first episode where the viewers didn't say There she is! in the intro.
Also, Steve's hair was way too short, and it took longer for the mail to come.
Events in this episode definitely do "not" occur in real-time. The displayed clock starts out 1:40. Later, it reads 1:45, even though only about three minutes have passed. And throughout, the times never really seem to match up.
This is the first time that one of the kids (Steve's Friends) at the end of the Video Letter segment, gives him something from the letter.
This is the first of two times where Steve didn't actually ask the question for Blue's Clues: He said, "Well, it's gonna be hard to wait, Blue, but maybe if we had some hints, or some clues..." Blue then placed her single pawprint.
Grandfather Clock appeared on the pages of "Hickory Dickory Dock", but the skidoo location takes place inside him. Also, the voice of Grandfather Clock was later heard as "Big Booming Voice" in Look Carefully.
The items on the refrigerator are letter magnets that spell "TIME" (the T and I hold a paper plate clock) on the top door (the freezer area), and number magnets that form another clock (2 bigger 1s form the hands) on the bottom door.