What Does Blue Want to Build?


Season 2, Episode 2 (22 overall)
Sunday, September 14, 1997
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What Does Blue Want to Build? is the 2nd episode of Blue's Clues from Season 2.

Characters Present


Steve & Blue are building things without the use of hardware tools.


Steve & Blue have been building some things. We find some popsicle sticks assembling themselves in various shapes and try to figure out what they're creating. We help out Shovel & Pail, First to measure their sand castles and see which is taller and then to even them up. Later we help a friend named Tink who was flung out of her contraption world to get back to where she belongs.


  • Steve: Let's Build another one?
  • Blue: (barking)
  • Steve: No, you don't want to build with dominoes again?
  • Blue: (barking)
  • Steve: Okay well what do you want to build?
  • Steve: Oh, I Get It. We'll Play Blue's Clues To Figure Out What Blue Wants To Build.


  • Second episode where Blue barks twice before Steve says That We Wanna Do from What Does Blue Want to Make?.
  • This is one of the most popular Blue's Clues episodes.
  • This is one of the few episodes that the notebook did not initially comes with a crayon.
  • The official Nick Jr. summary for this episode refers to the character Tink as being male, but Tink is said in the episode itself to be female.
  • Michael T. Smith is credited as Michael Smith and Ryan Rodriquez is credited as Ryan Rodriguez.
  • In the Mail time Segment, Mailbox has created some sort of contraption to open himself up, but it doesn't seem to be working right. Steve decides to use his own letter-getter-outer contraption to get the letter.
  • This is the first episode since The Trying Game that the phrase "You know, I can tell I'm really gonna need your help today trying to figure out (insert question here)" is used.
  • This is the first episode where Sidetable appears more then one time.
  • In Pistas da Blue version. After Durate draws the third Clue (Table) The pawprint is still seen on the table.
    • Also, When Durate gets to Sidetable and finds flashlight (The first Clue) The Design for Sidetable is from late Season 2.
  • This marks the fourth time that a character was a clue.
  • The contraptions Steve made to remove the pawprint is made out of a paper towel roll and an animal cracker box.
    • The animal cracker box resembles the one for "Barnum's Animal Crackers".
  • Even though the second clue was spotted in the bedroom, it was drawn outside.
  • This is the first time where the second clue is drawn outdoors outside of skidoo segments after finding the first clue in the living room.


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Pistas da Blue:

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