Tickety's Favorite Nursery Rhyme


Season 1, Episode 17 (17 overall)
Sunday, December 29, 1996
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Nursery Rhyme Book
1. The Number 1
2. A Grandfather Clock
3. A Mouse
Wrong Answer
The clock that struck the number one and was afraid of a mouse
Answer to Blue's Clues
Hickory Dickory Dock

Tickety's Favorite Nursery Rhyme is the 17th episode of Blue's Clues from Season 1.

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What is Tickety's favorite nursery rhyme? That's the question as Steve and Blue play Blue's Clues to figure out the answer.


Steve and Blue invite the viewers to figure out Tickety's favorite nursery rhyme. Steve reads the story of Mary Had a Little Lamb. That wasn't Tickety's favorite rhyme. She whispers in Blue's ear to tell about her true favorite rhyme. After she has finished whispering, Steve plays a game Blue's Clues to figure out the answer. Steve gets the notebook from Sidetable Drawer. Steve finds the first clue on the #1. After that, they help Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper put in foods that start with P. Steve finds the second clue on the Grandfather Clock. Later on, they help some mini people solve the crossing guard's riddles and help a black sheep with a poem in a skidoo segment. Black Sheep had to figure out what word rhymes with fox and box. They picked blocks. Then black sheep had to figure out two words that rhyme with goat. They choose boat and coat. Then, Black Sheep had to find out what two words rhyme with shoe. It was blue and canoe. The whole poem as: There once was a fox on a box playing with blocks. Then he saw a goat riding in a boat dressed in a coat. Then the fox jumped off the box. Put on one show and paddled to the goat in a blue canoe. After the poem, Steve was trying to look for Blue. Steve lifts up the box and there was mice scurrying around. Once of them had a pawprint on it. Steve draws the third clue, a mouse in his notebook. After that, Steve skidoos back home to put all three clues together. The clues were one, a grandfather clock and a mouse. Steve thought it was a nursery rhyme where the clock struck 1 and that the clock was afraid of the mouse. But that wasn't it. The answer was Hickory Dickory Dock. After figuring out Blue's Clues, Steve reads Tickety's Nursery Rhyme. Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper, the mini people and Black Sheep joined in. After that reading Tickety's Nursery Rhyme. Steve had a rhyme of his own. The rhyme starts off as: There once was a puppy, her fur was all blue. For whatever she wanted, she left us a clue. Sometimes in the garden, sometimes in the sink, once we find all three of them together, we sit down and think". Steve sings the So Long Song and the episode ends.


  • This is the last episode to premiere in 1996.
  • This is the last episode that Sidetable Drawer says "Blue's Clues! I'm so excited!" line. She would go on to say it again in What Does Blue Want to Build?, Blue's SensesWhat is Blue Trying to Do?Mechanics!, Blue's Big Pajama Party, Periwinkle Misses His Friend, Words and Blue's Backyard Ballgame Bonanza.
  • One of the toy people is named Joe, which is also the name of Steve's brother.
  • This episode marks the only time where the question for Blue's Clues did not involve Blue herself.
  • Tickety whispered the answer to Blue after Steve asked her the question.
  • In the Mail Time Segment the footage was the same as Pretend Time and The Grow Show
    • When Steve wails "Mail!" Mailbox pops in.
    • Mailbox tells us about a tongue-twister he came up with: Seven Special Silver Stamps.
  • A couple of Steve's Friends in this episode are members of the show staff.
    • Jenna Marie Castle (Also one of Steve's Friends in this episode as Jenna Castle) will later have a role on the series as the voice of Mr. Salt & Mrs. Pepper's daughter, Paprika.
  • When Steve says "A rhyme!!" his voice is similiar to how he sounded earlier on in the season.
  • When Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper both say "The mail's here!", the audio is taken from What Does Blue Want to Make?.


  • Michael T. Smith is credited as Michael Smith.
  • Alice Wilder is credited as Dr. Alice Wilder.


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