Blue is the protagonist of Blue's Clues. Blue is a playful and energetic female puppy with light blue fur and dark blue spots. She cannot talk but communicates with her owners, Steve and Joe, through barks that they interpret based on her tone and expression. In each episode, she plays a game called Blue's Clues, in which she leaves three blue paw print clues for the host and viewers to find in order to answer a question. She has the ability to enter storybooks and picture frames by "skidooing" into them with a special dance routine. In the sixth season, she is granted a magic playroom called Blue's Room in which she can interact with the viewer and a cast of live-action puppet characters. She is voiced by Traci Paige Johnson, one of the series' creators. Johnson was cast as the character's voice because out of the crew, she was able to sound the most like a dog.
History with the Macy's Parade
Blue first appeared in 1999, alongside the Honey Nut Cheerios Bee and the new Millennium Snoopy balloon. The design of the balloon is generic, with Blue holding out her paw with the iconic "Blue's Clues" stamp. This balloon appeared for 4 years, and was retired after the 76th Parade in 2002. It is unknown if this balloon will ever return.
- Blue‘s Clues Music (1999-2000)
- Generic Macy's Music (2001)
- Blue's Clues Theme (Joe) (2002)