This is the transcript for "Steve Goes to College".


Steve: Hi, it's me, Steve.

Joe: And me, Joe. Have you seen Blue?

(Joe opens the door.)

Joe: Oh, hi. It's me, Steve's brother Joe. You taught me how to play Blue's Clues, remember? Come on in. (Joe & the viewers go to the bedroom.) Steve has been waiting for you to come over. Today is a really big day for him. (He calls out.) Steve! Blue! Come on.  (He joins with Steve & Blue, & Steve was packing his suitcase.) Look who's here.

Steve: Oh, hi. (He puts his stack of shirts in his suitcase & comes up to the viewers.) I have some really big news, I've been waiting and waiting to tell. Are you ready? Okay, here goes. Today I'm going to college.

Joe: Steve is going to college!

Steve: I'm so excited!

Joe & Blue: (singing) Steve is going to college,

Steve is going to college.

Steve: Yeah. Always wanted to go to college, and today is the day.

(Tickety comes in.)

Tickety: (singing) Steve is going to college.

Joe & Blue: (singing) Steve is going to college.

Tickety: Um, Steve, what's college?

Steve: Good question, Tickety. (He goes over to his suitcase & Blue gets a picture of his college out & shows it to the viewers.) Right, Blue. College is a really big school.

(Slippery comes in.)

Slippery: Whoa! Hey, Steve, what are gonna do at college?

Steve: Well, Slippery I'm gonna learn all sorts of new things at college, so, so I can an artist, or a scientist, or anything that I wanna be. Cause, I'm going to college!

Shovel & Pail: (singing) Steve is going to college,

Steve is going to college.

Shovel: Hey, Steve, are you bringing all this stuff with you?

Pail: Yeah, Steve. Are you going to live at college?

Steve: Well, yeah. That's, something us I wanted to tell about. See, I'm going away to college. I'm gonna live there. (Blue barks something else too.) Right, Blue, I'm bringing my pillow to college because I'm gonna sleep there every night.

Tickety: Um, Steve, I have a question. If you're going away to college, who's going to live here with us?

Pail: Yeah.

Slippery: I was just gonna ask that.

Shovel: Good question, Tickety.

Steve: That is a good question. Well, Blue and I talked it over, and when I go away to college, somebody really great is gonna move in and live here. Right, Blue?

Shovel: Who?

Steve: Well...

(Steve gets up, comes up to the viewers & gives everyone hints.)

Steve: It's someone who likes, ducks.

Slippery: Uh-huh.

Pail: Yeah.

Steve: And, he likes the color green.

Tickety: Uh-huh.

Slippery: Really?

Steve: And, kinda looks like me.

(Joe likes the hints he gave.)

Everyone: Who is it?!

Steve: Who do you think it is?

Kid: Joe!

Joe: It's me!

Steve: Yup, it's my brother, Joe!

Slippery: Joe, really?

Tickety: All right!

Joe: Well, yeah, I'm moving in. I'm gonna live here.

Slippery: Joe, are you gonna play with us?

Pail: And explore with us in the backyard?

Shovel: And make up dances?

Joe: Yeah! We could even make up dances about exploring in the backyard. (He does an exploring dance & makes everyone laugh.)

Tickety: But, Steve, I have another question. (Steve goes back to her.) Are you still gonna be our friend when you're away at college?

Slippery: I was wondering that too.

Steve: Yeah, of course! Even though I won't live here we'll still be friends.

Tickety: Well, how will we stay friends?

Steve: Well one way is I can use, this paper and this envelopes to write you letters from college.

Tickety: Good idea. I'll start a letter right now.

Shovel: Yeah.

Pail: Me too.

Slippery: Dear, Steve.

(Joe joins in with Steve & Blue.)

Joe: Blue, do you have an idea about what else Steve could bring to college?

Blue: (Barks.) Yes I do.

Joe: What do you want him to bring?

(Blue leaves paw print in the middle of the screen.)

Steve: Great idea!

(The brothers both come up to the screen.)

Joe: We'll play Blue's Clues to figure out what Blue wants Steve to bring to college. I love Blue's Clues.

Steve: Me too.

Joe: (singing) We are gonna play Blue's Clues

Steve: (singing) Cause it's a really great game

(with Joe.) Yeah!

Steve: So remember, Blue’s paw prints will be on the clues:

Joe: Blue's Clues.

(Joe pushes the paw print straight up with his hand.)

Steve: Whoa. You know what we need to play Blue's Clues.

Joe: Oh yeah, our handy-dandy...

Kid: Notebook!

Joe: Notebook.

Steve: Right, come on.

(They go to Side Table Drawer.)

Side Table: Here's your new notebook, Joe.

Joe: (He gets out his new notebook that Blue gave him.) Oh, it's the notebook Blue gave me.

Side Table: And Steve, you can take your notebook to college.

(Joe gives Steve his notebook.)

Steve: Ooh, good thinking. I'll use it to take notes. Thanks, Side Table.

(music starts.)

Steve: (singing) To play Blue's Clues, we got to find a...

Kids: Paw print!

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

Kids: Clue!

Steve: (singing) A clue?

Kids: A clue!

Joe: (singing) Then we put it in our... 

Kids: Notebook!

Steve & Joe: (singing) Cause they're Blue's Clues, Blue's Clues

Joe: (singing) We got to find another paw print,

Steve: (singing) That's the second clue

Joe: (singing) We put it in our notebook

Cause they're whose clues?

(with Steve singing.) Blue's Clues!

Joe: (singing) We got to find the last paw print.

Steve: (singing) That's the third clue

Joe: (singing) We put it in our notebook

(with Steve singing.) Cause they're Blue's Clues, Blue's Clues

Steve: (singing) You know what to do.

Joe: (singing) Sit down in our Thinking Chair

(with Steve singing.) And think, think, think

Joe: (singing) Cause when we use our minds,

Steve: (singing) And take a step at a time,

(with Joe singing.) We can do, anything,

Blue: Ba­-Bow!

Both: (singing) That we want to do!

(They both do jazz hands.)

Joe: We're gonna need your help today, trying to figure out what Blue wants Steve to bring to college. Will you help? You will?

Steve: Great. (Blue peeks out behind Steve & heads to the kitchen.) Um, did you see which way Blue went?

Kid: That way.

Steve: That way, thanks.

(Steve & Joe go to the kitchen.)

Joe: (singing) We are looking for Blue's Clues

Steve: (singing) We are looking for Blue's Clues

Joe: (singing) We are looking for Blue's Clues

(with Steve singing.) Wonder where they are?

(They both look out the window by the refrigerator.)

Kid: A clue, a clue!

Joe: You think Steve should bring his shoes to college?

Steve: No, I'm gonna bring my shoes.

Kid: No, a clue.

(They both look at the refrigerator & see the clue on some numbers.)

Steve: Oh! There's a clue, on those numbers!

Joe: (He comes up to the viewers.) We need our handy-dandy...

Kid: Notebook.

Joe: Notebook, right. I get to my notebook for the first time. So, numbers.

(He draws the 1st clue offscreen.) So let's draw a five, a three, and a seven. There, we have some numbers.

Joe: So, our first clue is numbers. What could Blue want Steve to bring to college with numbers? Maybe.

Steve: But I think, we better find two more clues.

Joe: Okay.

(Joe closes his notebook & follows Steve. Then, Mr. Salt comes in.)

Mr. Salt: Psst, Joe! (Joe comes back.) We need you to help us get ready for the party.

Joe: Oh, right! (Mr. Salt leaves.) Later on, we're going to have a surprise goodbye party for Steve. (party horn.) Don't tell him, okay?

Mr. Salt: (He arrives back.) Joe, come on!

Joe: Shh.

(Joe goes to help Mr. Salt & then, Steve comes in.)

Steve: Where's Joe? Oh well, I guess we can just tell him if we find a clue. (Blue calls Steve.) Sounds like Blue, come on.

(Steve goes to the bedroom & then, Blue skidoos into the picture of Steve's college.)

Steve: Hey, Blue just skidooed, into that picture of college. Do you wanna see what college is like? Let's go.

(singing) Blue skidoo, we can, too

(Steve skidoos to his college with Blue.)

Steve: Look at this! It's college. Isn't it a big school?

(Steve & Blue start walking around.)

Steve: Look at all the buildings. That's the library. That's the dormitory, where I'll sleep every night. And, that's cafeteria where I'll eat breakfast.

(Blue tells him that she found something.)

Steve: I think Blue found another building, come on.

(Steve goes to building Blue's at which is the classroom building.)

Steve: Oh, this is the classroom building, come on.

(Then, Steve & Blue go inside the building.)

Steve: This is where I'll go to classes and learn all sorts of new things.

(They found an interesting classroom & went inside.)

Steve: What do think I'll learn about in this classroom?

Kid: Outer space.

Steve: Ooh, outer space yeah. Look at the sun, and the moon and the stars. I love outer space, maybe I'll learn to be an astronaut. I'm definitely taking the outer space class.

(They go look for another great classroom.)

Steve: Let’s see what other classes we can find.

(They found another one.)

Steve: What do you think I'll about in this classroom?

Kid: Music.

Steve: Yeah, music. Look at all the musical instruments and the musical notes on the board. I love music, I’m definitely this class too. 

(they stop outside an art classroom)

Steve: Wow, there are so many great things to learn about in college. Science, Computers, Music, Art. Thanks for helping find all these great classes. Come on.

(Blue skidoos back, and Steve takes another look at his college when he does get there. Then he skidoos back to the bedroom)

Steve: Wow, I’m so glad you got to see college.

Kid: A clue, a clue!

Steve: Oh, you think one day you’ll wanna go to college too?

Kid: Steve, there’s a clue.

(he sees the clue on the floor)

Steve: Oh, there’s a clue. Hey, Joe!

(Joe comes in)

Joe: You found a clue?

Steve: Yeah.

(They both get down to see the clue on some buttons on a portable TV.)

Steve: There's a clue, on these buttons.

Joe: Our second clue. Let’s put it in our handy-dandy...

Kid: Notebook.

Joe: Notebook, right. So, buttons.

Joe drawing: So we’ll draw the tops of the buttons like this, lines down and around for the bottom, and little lines for the corners. There, buttons.

Joe: So our first clue was numbers.

Steve: And now our second clue is buttons.

Joe: So what could Blue want Steve to bring to college with numbers and buttons? Good idea.

Steve: But I think we should find our last clue, come on.

Mr. Salt (calling): Joe, we need your help again!

Joe: We’re almost ready for Steve’s surprise party. I’ll let you know when it’s time.

(then Joe leaves)

Steve: Time? Time for what?

Chrous: Mailtime, mailtime, mailtime, mailtime, MAIL TIME!!!!!

Steve: Oh, it's mail time. 

Here's the mail, it never fails.

It makes me want to wag my tail,

When it comes I wanna wail, MAIL!!!!!!!!!!

(then Mailbox comes in and Steve sits in the Thinking Chair)

Mailbox: Hiya, Steve. Here’s your letter.

(Mailbox opens and Steve gets his letter out)

Steve: Thanks, Mailbox.

Mailbox: You're welcome. And I’ll see you later at the surpri...Ooh, uh oops!

Steve: At the what?

Mailbox: Oh uh, nothing. Bye, Steve.

(Mailbox leaves)

Steve: Bye. (he shrugs oh well) 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.

(Steve opens the letter)

Steve: It’s a letter from our friends.

Kids: Good luck at college!

Girl: We’ll miss you.

Boy: Don’t forget to write!

Girl: You’re gonna do well at college.

Boy: Thanks for being my friend.

Girl: Don’t forget your handy-dandy notebook.

Boy: I think I wanna go to college one day.

Boy: Bye!

Girl: Bye, Steve!

Boy: I'll miss you, Steve.

Boy & Girl: (quietly) Bye, Steve.

Boy: Bye!

Boy: Good luck!

Everyone: BYE, STEVE!!!

Steve: Bye, thanks. (closes letter) You know, I think I’m gonna take this letter to college. I’m gonna go put it in my suitcase.

(then Steve leaves to go finish packing and then Joe pops up slowly from behind the Thinking Chair and comes around to the viewers)

Joe: It’s almost time for Steve’s surprise party. Come look.

(Joe goes to the living room and it is all decorated in green)

Joe: Look at all the party decoration! Oh, and look we made this card, and there’s music. (Joe brings the cassette player over) Listen.

(he pushes the button but instead of music we hear ringing)

Kid: A clue!

Joe: Yeah. That’s not the music. Hmmm.

Kid: There’s a clue.

(Joe sees the clue on the ringing sound playing)

Joe: (gasps) There is a clue on this, ringing sound. Listen. Hmm. I guess our clue, (pushes button) is a ringing sound, huh. We need our handy-dandy...

Kid: Notebook!

Joe: Notebook, right. So, a ringing sound.

Joe drawing: Let’s draw some curved lines likes this to help us think of this ringing sound.

Joe: We have all three clues to help figure out what Blue wants Steve to bring to college. Where do we sit to figure this out?

Kid: Thinking Chair.

Joe: The Thinking Chair, yeah. Let’s figure it out, then we can really surprise Steve at the surprise party. Come on.

(then Joe goes to the Thinking Chair quietly and then he sits in it)

Joe: Okay. Now that we’re in our Thinking Chair, let’s think. So, what could Blue want Steve to bring to college with numbers, buttons, and a ringing sound? Well, maybe the numbers are on the buttons. Yeah, and maybe it makes a ringing sound. Well, what has buttons with numbers and makes a ringing sound?

Kid: A telephone!

Joe: A telephone, yeah! Blue wants Steve to bring a telephone to college, so he can call and talk to him. 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!

Mr. Salt (calling): Psst, Joe, it’s time!

Joe: It’s time for Steve’s surprise party! Come on.

(Joe joins with everyone else)

Joe: Alright everybody, let’s get ready for the surprise.

(then Blue turns off the lights, Joe gets the card and comes up to the viewers)

Tickety: Everyone hide!

Pail: Alright, everyone.

Joe: Okay, here’s the plan: when Steve walks in, Blue will turn on the light, and everybody needs to yell “Surprise!” Okay?

Steve: Where is everybody?!

Joe: Here comes Steve. Don’t forget to yell “Surprise,” okay?

(everybody gets in their positions)

Pail: He’s coming! He’s coming!

Side Table: Quiet everyone!

(Steve walks in wearing his cap and has his suitcase and backpack)

Steve: Hello?

(Blue turns on the lights)

Everyone: SURPRISE!!!

Steve: Is this a surprise party for me?

Joe: Yep. It’s a goodbye good luck at college surprise party!


Steve is going to college,

Steve is going to college.

(everybody cheers for Steve)

Steve: Thanks.

Joe: Oh, look, we have something for you.

(then everybody gathers around)

Steve: Oh it’s a card. For me. That’s me at college.

Joe: There’s a message in it. Ooh, will you help read the message to Steve? Great. Okay, here we go. “Dear Steve, today you’re going to college to learn about music, outer space, and art, we’re all gonna miss you, because you're so smart. Love, your friends and family.”

(Joe gives the card to his brother)

Steve: Wow, thanks so much. You know I’m gonna take this to college with me, cause it will remind me of you.

(Blue gives Steve a present)

Steve: A present? For me? (Steve opens it and it was a green phone) It’s a phone! Blue you want me to bring a phone to college? 

(Blue barks yes)

Steve: What a great way for us to stay friends, I can use the phone to call home from college. This is great. Thanks. Thanks, Blue. (he puts the phone in his backpack) I’m gonna miss you.

Blue: (barks "You too.")

(Steve and Blue hug each for goodbye)

Steve: I’m gonna miss you too. I’ll never forget how you helped me find all those clues. You really are so smart. Which reminds me: Will you take good of my brother Joe, while I’m at college? Great, cause sometimes he needs a little help. Kinda like me. 

(Steve gets up and gets his stuff together)

Steve: Well, uh Tickety, let me know when count to 50, okay?

Tickety: Okay.

Steve: Ooh, Side Table, good luck with the singing.

Side Table: Aww. Thanks, Steve.

Steve: Well, I guess I’m off to college.

Joe: You mean, it’s time for So Long?

Side Table: It is?

Mr. Salt: Already?

Steve: Yeah, 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 wanna do!

(then everyone hears a honk, it's the bus that's taking Steve to college)

Steve: It’s the bus.

Tickety: The bus is here.

(then everybody goes to the front door as the bus pulls up to the end of the path)

Mrs. Pepper: Goodbye, Steve!

Mr. Salt: We’ll miss you!

Steve: Bye bye.

Side Table: Take care.

Shovel: I’ll miss you.

Steve: I’ll miss you, too.

Slippery: Bye, Steve.

Mailbox: Bye.

Steve: Joe, remember, Blue’s paw print will be on the clues:

Joe: Blue’s Clues?

Steve: Exactly.

(Steve was just about to walk out but he comes back in, puts his suitcase down and he goes up to the viewers to have one last word with them)

Steve: Thanks again for all your help.

(then Steve goes back, picks up his suitcase, Joe pats him on the back for good luck, then he walks out the door to the bus and Joe and everyone else go up to the window)

Everyone: Bye!

(Steve waves goodbye then he gets on the bus and the bus leaves, then everybody but Joe and Blue leave)

Joe: You think Steve’s going to like it at college? Yeah, I do too. Hey, thanks so much for all your help today. I can’t wait to play Blue’s Clues with you again. It’s gonna be great, don’t you think, Blue? 

(Blue barks yes)

Joe: Well, I’ll see you soon.

(then the scene fades away and back and we see Blue and Joe playing Hide and Seek)

Joe: You found me!

(the phone starts ringing)

Joe: That’s the telephone. Who do you think’s calling?

Kid: Steve!

(Joe and Blue gasp then Blue picks up the phone)

Steve on the phone: Hey, Blue. It’s Steve. How are you?

Joe: It is Steve.

Steve on the phone: Can I talk to my friend?

Joe: He wants to say hi to you.

(then Blue holds the receiver up to the viewers)

Steve on the phone: Hello? Hi! How are you? I miss you. Have fun playing Blue’s Clues with Joe. Bye.

Joe: Bye, Steve.

Steve on the phone: Bye, Joe.

(then Blue hangs up the phone)

Joe: I’ll see you soon.

(Blue and Joe wave goodbye to the viewers)

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