Season 2, Episode 17 (37 overall)
Tuesday, January 5, 1999
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Nurture! is the 17th episode of Blue's Clues from Season 2.

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Steve and Blue teach the viewers about tender loving care.


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  • Paprika cries when Steve and Blue try to look after her.
  • This is the first time Sidetable blushes shyly.
  • When this episode is shown on Noggin, the pawprint for the second clue is blocked up almost entirely by the Noggin watermark at the bottom right corner of the screen.
  • This episode is the second of 2 episodes on "Blue's Safari" that aired on VHS.
    • Also the credit music was used for the VHS credit sequence as well.
  • The idea of needs was also looked at back in the Season 1 episode What Does Blue Need?.
  • The living room picture frame picture looks almost exactly like the one in "The Grow Show!", only the ducks are rubber ducks.
  • The first half of Nature/Nurture! was looked at in the later Season 3 episode Nature.
  • In the Mailtime song, Blue's original singing from the series pilot episode Snack Time was reused for the very last time.
  • This is 4th episode where viewers say "Notebook!" from Mailbox's Birthday wasn't used.


  • When the third clue is on Turquoise, the pawprint is purple, instead of Blue's original pawprint color (Dark blue, which is very common).
  • In the closing credits, David Burger is credited as "Duke" David Burger.


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