What Time is it for Blue?


Season 1, Episode 2 (2 overall)
Monday, September 16, 1996
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Snail Appearances
1. Under the bed in the bedroom
2. On a tree in the jungle
3. On the felt picture frame
Living Room Picture
The Jungle (Skidoo Location)
The Jungle
1. A Blanket
2. A Book
3. A Pillow
Wrong Answer
Wrap a pillow in a blanket and read it a story
Answer to Blue's Clues
Nap Time

What Time is it for Blue? is the second episode of Blue's Clues from Season 1.

Characters Present


What Time is it for Blue? That's the question as Steve and Blue play another game of Blue's Clues to find out the answer.


We're concerned with what time it is and while we try to figure it out, we help our friends and have some fun along the way. We help out Tickety after disturbing her and causing her to lose her hands, numbers, and bells, but we fix her. We do some cleaning by picking up some clothes and stuffed animals and putting them in Steve's closet. We also skidoo into a jungle and have some fun finding animals (a frog, an elephant, and a monkey) by imitating their sounds.


  • A shorter version (which was the second half) of this episode's closing credits music was later reused in Blue's Big Pajama Party.
  • This is the first episode Steve sings We can do anything that we want to do without the viewers.
  • This is the 1st time when we skidoo to Jungle. The 2nd will be in Pretend Time.
  • Kookaburra laughter can be heard from the Living Room Picture Frame after the Mailtime segment, prompting Steve to find out where it came from, switching to the Skidoo segment. It played until Steve skidooed into the picture.
  • This is the only episode where Steve gives the viewers the wrong answers twice during the 1st clue he said: Is it Time for Blue to Hide Under the Blanket!, and during the 2nd clue he said: Is it Blanket and Book Time, and finally during thinking time he said: Is it Time for Blue to Wrap a pillow in a blanket and read it a story.
  • This episode is considered poor compared to other episodes.
  • Tickety blows to pieces into fifteenth pieces in this episode.
  • The episode's title is also known as "Time Routines".
  • Steve does not do his arm swinging dance at the beginning of the Mailtime song.
  • At one point where Steve says the wrong answer, the pillow and blanket forms as a snail.
  • Cody Ross Pitts is listed as one of Steve's Friends, but he will later voice Slippery Soap on the series. Traci Paige Johnson, Seth O'Hickory and LaNae Allen do not receive any credit whatsoever for their roles as Blue, Mailbox, and Side Table Drawer respectively.
  • This is the second appearance for Tickety. She appeared in the previous episode of Snack Time but she didn't talk but did on this episode.
  • When Steve says "We're in the jungle...the mighty jungle..." he is singing part of the first lines from "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," a song recently popularized by Disney's musical feature The Lion King.
  • This is the second episode of the show.
  • The version of the So Long Song is based on the one used in the previous episode Snack Time and other episodes but the song is in a nighttime style which features a piano, acoustic guitar, and maracas and was last used in Bedtime Business and the version was sung by the character Joe in that episode. It was also used in this Season's later episode What Story Does Blue Want to Play? as Steve sang the so long song in an Elvis Pressley voice. It was also used in Season 3's Blue's Big Pajama Party. Also it was sung in the Season 4 finale episode "Steve Goes to College".
  • This is the first time Steve gets closer to the TV while saying "Mail!".
  • This was the first episode where a clue wasn't found when Steve skidooed. This also happens in later episodes of the show.
  • Some scenes are actually are recorded in late 1995.
  • In the Mailtime segment the Dr. Seuss. Books are "Oh Say Can You Say?" and "The Foot Book".
  • This is the first episode to have a question as the title.
  • The book that was read at the end: "A Puppy's Day", appeared on a shelf earlier when Steve found the 2nd clue (a book); and would reappear later in "Blue's Story Time".
    • The puppy in the book has the same color scheme as Periwinkle.


  • Angela Santomero is credited as Angela C. Santomero.
  • Cody Ross Pitts is credited as Cody Pitts.


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Blue's Clues Season 1
Snack Time | What Time Is It for Blue? | Mailbox's Birthday | Blue's Story Time | What Does Blue Need? | Blue's Favorite Song | Adventures in Art | Blue Goes to the Beach | Pretend Time | A Snowy Day | The Trying Game | Blue Wants to Play a Game | The Grow Show! | Blue Wants to Play a Song Game | What Does Blue Want to Make? | What Story Does Blue Want to Play? | Tickety's Favorite Nursery Rhyme | What Is Blue Afraid Of? | Magenta Comes Over | Blue's News