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This is the transcript for "Can You Help?"


Joe: (singing) Come on in!

Blue: (singing) Bow bow bow!

Joe: (singing) What did you say?

Viewers: A clue, a clue!

Joe: (singing) You see a clue?

Viewers: We see a clue!

Joe: (singing) Another Blue's Clues day, hooray! Do you want to play...

All: Blue's Clues!

Joe: So count to three!

Pail, Periwinkle & Shovel: One, two, three!

Joe: (singing) And clap your hands!

Tickety, Slippery & Magenta: (singing) Clap your hands!

Joe: (singing) Learn something new!

All: (singing) Something new! Join our Blue's Clues band today!

Mailbox: Right this way!

All: (singing) It's another Blue's Clues day!

Mr. Salt: "Can You Help?"

All: (singing) It's another Blue's Clues day!

Blue: Bow, bow!

(Joe opens the door.)

Joe: Oh, it's you. Hi.

(Blue says "hi" to the viewers and is hiding behind Joe's duck, Boris).

Joe: Oh. I'm so glad you're here. Blue and I are playing Hide and Seek, I could really use your help. Will you help me? You will? Oh good. Let me know if you see Blue.

Kid: There.

Joe: What you see Blue? Where? (He looks around for Blue but all he sees is his duck Boris.) I only see Boris my duck. Where's Blue?

(Blue takes Boris along to the bedroom.)

Kid: That way. 

Joe: Oh. You saw her go that way? Come on. (He goes to the bedroom.) Wonder where Blue could be. (He looks around for Blue and sees that Boris is now in the bedroom.) Hey. There's Boris. (He goes over to Boris and is confused about how he got in the bedroom.) How did he get in here?

Kid: There's Blue, behind Boris.

(Blue pops out of Boris.)

Joe: Oh! (Blue licks Joe and makes him laugh.) Hey, there you are! We found you!

Blue: (She barks.) You found me!

Joe: You are such an amazing helper. You help me play Hide and Seek and find Blue. Wonder what else you can help us play.

Blue: (She barks.) You can help me.

Joe: Blue, what do you need help playing?

(Blue leaves a paw print on the left side of the screen.)

Joe: Oh. Okay. We'll play Blue's Clues to figure it out.

(singing) We are gonna play Blue's Clues

Cause it’s a really great game, Yeah!

Joe: So remember, Blue’s paw prints will be on the clues: Blue’s Clues.

(Joe snaps his fingers and the paw print disappeared)

Joe: Hmm. I think I need your help again. What’s that thing that we need to play Blue’s Clues? Our handy-dandy…

Kid: Notebook.

Joe: Our notebook, yeah. Come on.

(Joe goes to Side Table Drawer)

Joe: Hey, Side Table Drawer. Thanks for helping me, by holding my notebook.

Side Table: No problem, Joe. I like to help out. Here’s your notebook.

(Joe gets his notebook out)

Joe: Thanks.

(music starts)

Joe: To play Blue's Clues, we gotta find a...

Kids: Paw print!

Joe: Oh, a paw print, right. And that's our first...

Kids: Clue!

Joe: A clue?

Kids: A clue!

Joe: Then we put it in our...

Kids: Notebook!


Cause they're Blue's Clues, Blue's Clues!

We gotta find another paw print,

That's the second clue

We put it in our notebook,

Cause they're whose clues? 

Blue's Clues!

We gotta find the last paw print,

That's the third clue

We put it in our notebook

Cause they're Blue's Clues, Blue's Clues!

You know what to do

Sit down in our Thinking Chair

And think, think, think

Cause when we use our minds,

And take a step at a time,

We can do anything...

Blue: Ba-bow!

Joe: That we want to do! (does jazz hands) Okay. Are you ready to look for Blue’s Clues, to figure out what Blue needs help playing? You are? Great. 

(Blue walks along behind Joe to the kitchen)

Joe: Which way did Blue go?

Kid: That way.

Joe: That way. Oh, great. Thanks. All right. let’s look for those clues.

(Joe goes to the kitchen)


We are looking for Blue's Clues

We are looking for Blue's Clues

We are looking for Blue's Clues

Wonder where they are

(Joe comes into the breakfast area and sees a wolf on breakfast table)

Joe: Ooh. A wolf. Hello there, little wolf. Ooh. I do a great wolf howl. 

(Blue comes in a leaves a clue on the wolf behind Joe)

Joe: You gotta hear this. Ready? (clears throat and then he howls like a wolf)

Kid: (howls) A clue!

Joe: Wow. You are great howling, too. (howls) A clue! Wait. You see a clue? Where?

Kid: Over there.

(Joe turns around and sees the clue on the wolf)

Joe: Oh, right there. There's a clue on this, wolf. Now we need our handy-dandy...

Kid: Notebook.

Joe: Notebook, right. To draw the clue. (He's drawing offscreen.) First a curving shape like this for the head, an oval for the body, pointy ears, eyes and a circle for the nose, a curve with some zigzags for the tail, some lines for the legs. There, a wolf. (He's onscreen.) So what could Blue need help playing with a wolf? Ooh. Now that's a good idea. But, let's find two more clues, just to be sure.

Mrs. Pepper: (She's speaking quietly offscreen.) Psst, Joe, we need help!

Joe: (He's speaking quietly.) Come on. (He goes to see Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper.)

Mrs. Pepper: Hi. We're making a surprise snack for Blue.

Mr. Salt: Can you help us?

Joe: Do you wanna help? Great.

Mrs. Pepper: We're making blueberry pancakes.

Joe: (He's speaking loudly.) Blue loves blueberry pancakes.

Mrs. Pepper: Shh!

Mr. Salt: Quiet, shush!

Joe: (He's speaking quietly.) I mean, what a great surprise! Let's read this recipe, so we know what to do. (He gets up closer.) So, we need two eggs, two cups of blueberries, two cups of pancake mix, and ½ cup of... What's this?

Kid: Milk.

Joe: Milk. You got it. Thanks for helping me read the recipe.

Mr. Salt: Okay. Let's get cooking. First we need two eggs. (They both got two eggs but wasn't sure how to get the egg out.)

Joe: How do we get the egg out?

Kid: Crack it.

Joe: Crack it, yeah. Let's try that, Mr. Salt.

Mr. Salt: Here goes.

(Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper go up to the bowl and they crack the egg shells and the egg inside goes into the bowl.)

Joe: Look at that. When you crack the shell, the egg comes out.

Mr. Salt: Ah! But what's next? I'll get the recipe. (He gets the recipe.)

Mrs. Pepper: Next we need two cups of, blueberries, for our blueberry pancakes.

Mr. Salt: I'll get them. (He brings in three measuring cups of blueberries; ½ cup, 2 cups, and 1 cup.) But, which one is two cups?

Joe: Two cups? Wow! That's a lot of blueberries. Which of these is two cups of blueberries?

Kid: That one.

Mrs. Pepper: This one, is two cups.

Joe: It's filled all the way up to the number 2. That means it's two cups.

Mr. Salt: The bowl!

Mrs. Pepper: Let's pour the blueberries in. (She pours the blueberries in.)

Mr. Salt: What's next?

Joe: Oh. It looks like we need two cups of pancake mix.

Mr. Salt: Coming right up. (He gets a box of pancake mix.)

Joe: Oh. We'll help count. One cup. Two cups. There.

Mrs. Pepper: Thanks for counting. Now we need ½ cup of milk.

Mr. Salt: I know where it is! (He brings in three measuring cups of milk; ¼ cup, 1 cup, ½ cup.)

Joe: Which of these is ½ cup of milk?

Kid: That one!

Mrs. Pepper: This one is ½ cup.

Joe: Yeah. The milk fills about half this cup. And see? I says ½.

Mrs. Pepper: Wonderful. I'll add the milk, and mix it right up. 

(singing) Mixa, mixa, mixa

Mr. Salt: (singing)

And poura, poura, poura.

(Mrs. Pepper takes the mix to the oven and the spoons drips some batter on the counter. Mr. Salt and Joe wait for Mrs. Pepper. Then. Mr. Salt cleans up the batter drips. Then. Mrs. Pepper comes back with the pancakes.)

All: (singing)

And now we blueberry pancakes


For snacks!

Joe: These look great. Let's go surprise Blue. (They all go to the living room and Joe sees Blue reading a book at the snack table.) Oh, Blue. Close your eyes. (Blue closes her eyes and they set the plate of pancakes on the table.) Okay. Open them.

(Blue opens her eyes and is surprised to see her snack. Then, she starts eating.)

Mr. Salt: Oh! Blue likes her snack!

(Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper leave.)

Joe: You were a huge help. Thanks.

Chorus: (singing) Mail Time, Mail Time, Mail Time, Mail Time, MAIL TIME!

Joe: It's Mail Time? Let's go.

(singing) Here's the mail, it never fails

It makes me want to wag my tail,

When it comes, I want to wail, “Mail!”

(Mailbox comes in and Joe sits in the Thinking Chair.)

Mailbox: Uh, Joe? I need your help. Your letter is kind of stuck. See?

(Mailbox shows Joe how stuck our letter is)

Joe: Don’t worry, Mailbox. I’ll help. Let’s see.

(Joe grabs the letter and tries to pull it out with one hand and when he used his other hand to grab to one that’s pulling the letter, he finally gets it out)

Joe: There.

Mailbox: (sighs) Much better. Thanks for your help.

Joe: Well that’s what friends do. They help each other. Bye. 

(Mailbox leaves)

Joe: We just got a letter.

We just got a letter

We just got a letter

We just got a letter

I wonder who it's from?

Joe: Oh, look. It’s a letter from our friends.

Boy 1:

I help with dinner because I’m able

Placemats out on the table

Girl 1:

Sort the laundry, socks by two

It’s a job that I can do


I help, I help, 

do lots of things

Girl 2:

I even help with the plants inside

I do my job with lots and lots of pride

Boy 2:

Clean the room,

put my toys away


I learn to help more each and every day

I help, I help,

Do lots of things.

Joe: Bye. (Blue calls him) That sounded like Blue. Come on. Let’s go find her.

(Joe goes to the bedroom to look for Blue. Then he sees an orange sheet on the bed and something was under there, so he goes over to it, then he closed his eyes, and slowly takes the sheet off and reveals a basket with a paw print on it)

Joe: Gotcha! Hey, that’s not Blue.

Kid: A clue!

Joe: Oh. You think she’s under the bed.

(Joe jumps onto the floor to look under the bed)

Kid: No, a clue!

Joe: Oh, you found a clue? (he crawls a little closer to the viewers) Is it under the bed?

Kid: No, on top of the bed.

(Joe looks on the bed and sees the clue on the basket)

Joe: (gasps) You found our second clue! And it’s on this, basket. Huh. Now what do we need? Our handy-dandy…

Kid: Notebook. 

Joe: Oh. Our notebook, right. So, a basket.

Joe drawing: First, we’ll draw a semicircle for the bottom of the basket, lines that curve around for the handle and crisscrosses on the side. There, a basket.

Joe: So our first clue was a wolf. And now, we have a basket. So what could Blue need help playing with a wolf and a basket? Maybe. I wonder what the last clue will be?

Voice: Joe, Blue! I need your help!

Joe: Sounds like someone needs our help.

(Joe gets up and then Blue skidoos into a book of Storybook Forest)

Joe: Blue just skidooed. Come on. 

Blue skidoo, we can, too

(Joe skidoos to Storybook Forest)

Joe: (walks up to the viewers) We’re in Storybook Forest.

(they notice a castle)

Joe: There’s a castle. Come on.

(Joe and Blue come up to Baby Bear)

Joe: Look. There’s, Baby Bear.

Baby Bear: Hi. I’m having a partridge later and I can’t find my partridge bowl. Can you help me?

Joe: Sure. We’re great at helping. Will you help too? Great, thanks.

(Joe goes up to table and then Baby Bear describes what her bowl looks like)

Baby Bear: My partridge bowl is small, purple, and it has pink dots on it.

(they all look at the bowls on the table. There was a small pink bowl with purple dots, a small purple one with pink dots, a big pink one with purple dots, a small purple one with pink squares, and a big purple one with pink dots)

Joe: Hmm. So, which bowl is small, purple and has pink dots? 

Kid: There it is. That one.

Joe: That one, yeah. This bowl is small, purple and has pink dots.

Baby Bear: My bowl! Now I can make my partridge. Thanks.

Joe: Glad we can. Bye, Baby Bear. Come on.

(Joe and Blue continue walking through the forest and then they see someone else. It was one of Joe's favorite characters)

Joe: Oh, my. Do you know who that is? That’s, Cinderella!

(Joe and Blue go over to see her. Joe was really excited to see her)

Joe: Cinderella.

Cinderella: Hi. I wanna go to the partridge party, but I can’t find my show. Can you help find the slipper that matches this one?

Joe: Sure, we’ll help. 

(they look at the five different slippers. There was a blue one with a little yellow star, a yellow one with a little pink flower, a yellow one with a little green bow, a yellow one with a little red bow, and a blue one with a little butterfly)

Joe: Which slipper matches this one?

Kid: There. That one!

Joe: You found the matching slipper! See? They're both yellow with a little red bow.

Cinderella: Matching slippers! Now I can dance at the partridge party. Thanks for helping.

Joe: You’re welcome.

(Cinderella leaves to go to the party)

Joe: Cinderella. Wow! (Blue leaves) Oh, Blue, wait for us!

(Joe and Blue walk pass a gingerbread house and then Gingerbread Boy comes in)

Joe: Oh, look. It’s, Gingerbread Boy.

Gingerbread Boy: Hi. I’m dressing up for the partridge party. But I need help finishing my button pattern.

Joe: We can help.

(Joe goes up to Gingerbread Boy)

Joe: So far, Gingerbread Boy’s button pattern is red star, green square, red star, green square, red star. What do you think comes next?

Kid: A green square.

(a green square appears on Gingerbread Boy)

Joe: Yeah! A green square comes next. Huh. Nice porridge party pattern.

Gingerbread Boy: Now I’m all ready for the party! Thanks.

Joe: Bye.

(Gingerbread Boy leaves and Joe gets up and starts walking again)

Joe: Well you helped everyone get ready for the partridge party.

(Joe stops at a costume store window. Inside was a pair of blue heals with yellow stars, a giant pair of shoes, a colorful wig and a red cape with the third clue)

Joe: Ooh. I bet this is where Cinderella shops for shoes.

Kid: A clue, a clue!

Joe: Oh. You think I should try on those giant shoes? Me too.

Kid: No, a clue!

Joe: (gasps) Oh you see a clue. Where?

Kid: There, on the cape.

(Joe sees the clue on a red cape)

Joe: There, ha! There’s a clue on this, cape. Wow. We need our handy-dandy…

Kid: Notebook.

Joe: Notebook, right. So, a cape.

Joe drawing: Let’s draw a line that goes up and loops around, then goes back up and around, a line across, and we have a cape.

Joe: We have all three clues to figure out: what Blue needs help playing. We’re ready to sit in our…

Kid: Thinking Chair.

Joe: Thinking Chair. Let’s go.

(Joe goes back to where he came, does the skidoo dance and then he skidoos back to the bedroom and then he goes to the Thinking Chair and sits down)

Joe: Well now that we’re in our Thinking Chair, let’s think. So what could Blue need help with a wolf, a basket, and a cape? Well. Sometimes there are wolves in stories. So maybe, Blue needs help playing a story with a wolf in it. Where someone, holds a basket and wears a cape. Yeah. What story has a wolf in it, where someone carries a basket and wears a cape?

Kid: Little Red Riding Hood.

Joe: Yeah! Blue needs help playing the story of Little Red Riding Hood. We just figured out Blue’s Clues!

We Sat on Down

Figured it out

What Blue's Clues were all about

Wow, you know what?

We're really smart!

Joe: Let’s go help Blue play Little Red Riding Hood. Come on.

(Joe goes to the breakfast area and Blue peaks outside the window wearing wolf ears and then Joe goes outside and catches up with Blue)

Joe: Hi, Blue. Who do you Blue’s gonna be in the story?

Kid: The wolf!

Joe: The wolf.

(Joe and Blue howl)

Joe: So who should we be, in the story?

(Blue tells him that he can be Little Red Riding Hood with a cape and a basket)

Joe: Little Red Riding Hood. With a cape and a basket. That’s how we can help Blue play. You’ll be Little Red Riding with me, right? Great.

(Blue leaves and Joe puts on the cape)

Joe: Wow. This cape is so cool.

(Joe finishes putting the cape on, he picks up the basket and starts doing his part)


We are going to Grandma's house 

To bring her some blueberry pancakes.

(Blue the wolf comes out)

Joe: (in high pitched voice.) Why, hello, wolf. We’re bringing blueberry pancakes to grandma. (in normal voice.) I think now we say "What be ears you have, Wolf". Say that with me. Ready? (in high pitched voice.) What big ears you have, Wolf. 

Blue: (She barks.) The better to hear you with. 

Joe: Ah, "the better to hear us with", right. (in normal voice.) Now let's say "What big feet you have, Wolf". (in high pitched voice.) What big feet you have, Wolf. 

Blue: (She barks.) The better to chase you with. 

Joe: Ah, "the better to chase us with". Oh, no!

(Blue starts chasing Joe until he's close to the viewers. Then he lies down and Blue taps him.)

Joe: (in normal voice.) Blue, you got me. That was great! Thanks for being Little Red Riding Hood with me. You know, you've been a big help all day.

(The music for "So Long" starts.)

Joe: (singing)

Now it's time for So Long

But we'll sing just one more song

Thanks for doing your part

You sure are smart

You know, with me and you

And our friend, Blue

We can do anything 

That we want to do 

We can do anything...

Joe: That we want to do! Thanks so much for all your help today. See you real soon.