Blue Is Frustrated


Season 2, Episode 18 (38 overall)
Sunday, May 17, 1998
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Blue Is Frustrated is the 18th episode of Blue's Clues from Season 2.

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Steve and Blue teach the viewers what to do if they get frustrated.


Frustration happens to everyone, even characters in the Blue's Clues House, Fortunately, there's a way to deal with it, if you feel frustrated, the best thing to do is to stop, breathe & think. Steve uses this idea when he has trouble keeping the picture by the Thinking Chair straight. This idea helps out Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper as well to make a cheese sandwich, celery with peanut butter and raisins, and cups for juice for the picnic. Later, we help out Rabbit who's frustrated about trying to balance things on a teeter totter.


  • In the UK version, Kevin says the word "hate" next to the first two clues.
  • This is one of two episodes where Steve draws clues with a broken crayon.
    • The other episode was Math!.
  • This is the only time Steve loses his temper in the US version.
  • This is the only time Kevin loses his temper in the UK version.
  • This is the only time Duarte loses his temper in the Portugal version.
  • Steve can be heard saying gibberish words when he gets frustrated.
  • This is the first time Mailbox gets stuck, he will get stuck again in Blue's Big Musical.
  • A mishap occurs when Steve was about to draw, when he tried to draw a sink (the first clue), his crayon flew out of the notebook. Then when he tried to do the second clue (water), the crayon breaks.
  • The picture in the frame is a reference to the fable "The Fox and the Grapes".
  • In this episode, Danielle Livecchi who does the voice of the Bunny from What Story Does Blue Want to Play? is credited as Danielle DeVecchio.
  • Also, much like What Story Does Blue Want to Play?, Todd Kessler wrote and directed the entire episode.


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Blue's Clues Season 2
Steve Gets the Sniffles | What Does Blue Want to Build? | Blue's Senses | What Experiment Does Blue Want to Try? | What Does Blue Want to Make Out of Recycled Things? | What Was Blue's Dream About? | Blue's ABCs | Math! | Blue's Birthday | What Does Blue Want to Do with Her Picture? | What Does Blue Want to Do on a Rainy Day? | Blue's Surprise at Two O'Clock! | The Lost Episode! | Blue's Sad Day | What Game Does Blue Want to Learn? | What Did Blue See? | Nurture! | Blue Is Frustrated | What Is Blue Trying to Do? | Mechanics!