Can You Help?


Season 5, Episode 1 (97 overall)
Tuesday, April 30, 2002
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Answer to Blue's Clues
Blue needs help playing the story of Little Red Riding Hood

Can You Help? is the 1st episode of Blue's Clues from Season 5.

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Joe needs help from the viewers today.


Today, Joe needs our help. That's not unusual, but it happens to be the particular theme for this episode. We help out Joe, Blue, and the other characters in a number of ways. For example, we help Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper to make some blueberry pancakes for Blue as a surprise snack. We also help out some friends in Storybook Forest to prepare for a big porridge party, but all this helping...maybe it's too much!


  • This is the first episode without Steve.
  • After the credits, Blue, who's chasing her ball doesn't wink at us, she just barks at us. And then the book closes, leaving magic sparkles.
  • The tuba is the music when Joe or Kevin draws clues.
  • For the first four seasons, there was no actual episode title (With the expectation of Blue's Big Musical.)
    • From now on, there will be an actual episode title for the rest of the series.
  • This is the only time the Letter gets stuck.
  • This is the 1st and only time Joe met Gingerbread Boy and Baby Bear.
  • In most episodes wear Joe wears a orange shirt, Kevin (U.K. version) wears a green shirt and in alot of them a green striped shirt and in Colors Everywhere! is the only one with different shirts.
  • In the first four seasons, Blue winks in the outro, but for the rest of the series, she doesn't wink.
  • This is also the first episode where Joe answers the mail.
  • The "Mix-a Mix-a Mix-a" song from What Does Blue Want to Make and What Does Blue Want to Do with Her Picture was sung in this episode.
  • Even though Blue's voice started to sound high pitched, her old voice was still heard on the website.


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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