Playing Store


Season 5, Episode 5 (99 overall)
Monday, May 27, 2002
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Playing Store is the fifth episode of Blue's Clues from season 5.

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Joe and Blue set up some stores around the house and pretend to go shopping.




  • This episode also appears in online listings as Pretend Store.
  • in the UK version, Kevin wears a green square shirt instead of an orange square shirt.
  • There are four hidden snails in this episode, but as a rule, there are only supposed to be three.
  • Joe is wearing an orange shirt in this episode. We also see a photo of him and Blue in which he is wearing a blue shirt, which was first seen in montages of 100th Episode Celebration and officially debuted in Joe's Surprise Party.
  • This episode also appears in online listings as "What Does Blue Want to Get at the Store?".
  • In the Mail time Segment, Mailbox pretends he is a mail store and Joe "pays" him for the letter.
  • The instrumental of "Open, Close" from What Does Blue Want to Do on a Rainy Day? was heard while Slippery tries out the boat that floats.


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Blue's Clues Season 5
Can You Help? | Colors Everywhere! | The Snack Chart | The Big Book About Us | Playing Store | Patience | 100th Episode Celebration | 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