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Our Neighborhood Festival

Our neighborhood festival title card

Episode
Season 5, Episode 24 (120 overall)
Airdate
Monday, June 23, 2003
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Clues
1. Night
2. Up
3. Flashing Colors
Answer to Blue's Clues
Fireworks

Our Neighborhood Festival is the 24th episode of Blue's Clues from season 5.

Characters Present

Summary

Joe and Blue invite the viewers to a neighborhood festival.

Recap

There's a big neighborhood festival being held in the Blue's Clues neighborhood. Everyone's excited about everything that's happening, although different things excite different characters. Magic is always a mainstay with Periwinkle and he has Joe & Blue play a Guess Who game and then provides Joe with a festival passport in which he can put stickers to represent the various events he's attended. By playing Shovel's beanbag toss game, we get another sticker, as well as a modeled look of the neighborhood. Marlee the librarian also has a game to play, a storybook game in which we match characters with the stories that they belong in. At the end of it all, the evening is capped off with a beautiful fireworks display.

Trivia/Goofs

  • This episode was dedicated to the memory of Fred Rogers, host of the long running series "Mister Roger's Neighborhood" from 1968-2001, shown on PBS. The episode was produced four months after his unfortunate passing.
    • The dedication card before the closing credits read; "In Loving Memory of Fred Rogers. The neighborhood won't be the same without you." A short instrumental remix of the Mister Roger's Neighborhood theme song was also played during the dedication.
    • The trolley that also appears was also reminiscent of the one that appeared in the show.
  • This episode introduces a new format for the clues. They are magically animated onto Joe's notebook paper and they sing & talk. Joe is not shown drawing the clues and does not explain how to draw them. It wasn't put to permanent use just yet.
    • This new format however, received negative feedback from fans.
  • The 1812 Overture plays as the fireworks are going off.
  • This was Up's only appearance with a female voice.
  • This is the 6th Episode where a viewer says No A Clue from Words & Hide and Seek.
  • This was the 2nd time that Blue didn't join in the Mail song. The 1st time it happened was in Blue's Big Costume Party.
  • In this episode, during the Mailtime Segment, there is a game of freeze dance. At one point, the music stops and there is a boy that is supposed to be frozen, but his visible reflection shows that he is still jumping up and down.
  • When everyone is gathered for the fireworks, Periwinkle announces that there's five seconds until the fireworks. Then, Joe apparently freezes time and says that they should count down from five. Only once the countdown begins does time apparently start again.
  • When Joe was getting his notebook from Sidetable, the eggplant parmigiana Sidetable made was on top of the drawer. But when Joe started singing, suddenly, the phone was there!
  • When Joe gets ready to draw the "Flashing Colors" clue, he first talks about how he's going to pull out his red crayon to draw the color red, but because of the new animation format, we don't hear him talk about or see him pulling out any of the other color crayons. In fact, at the rate the animation proceeds, it seems like Joe never had time to pull out any of the other crayons at all.
  • This is the second time the entire cast sings "The So Long Song" from "Blue's Big Musical Movie".
  • This episode is available along with episodes of other Nick Jr. cartoons on the DVD Nick Jr. Celebrates Spring. It is also the last of four episodes on the Blue's Room DVD Fred's Birthday.
  • Snail appears in four locations in this episode.
  • This episode first aired in primetime - 8 P.M. at night. One of two special episodes shown in primetime during the summer of 2003.
  • Marlee Matlin receives a "Featuring As" credit.
  • In the Mailtime Segment, Since Joe's already outside, Mailbox doesn't have to extend all the way inside the house today. Joe sits right down on the sidewalk to read the letter.
  • The fireworks are similar to some characters.
  • The Mailtime footage for this episode is very similar to Magenta Comes Over where Joe runs outside from the festival all the way to Mailbox while singing the whole song.
  • This is the third time we see Green Kitten.
  • This is the third episode where all three clues are found outside. The first two are Nature and Bugs!.
  • Sidetable's inanimate form does not appear at all in this episode making this the first episode not to feature her inanimate form.

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