The 25th Anniversary of Blue's Clues: Steve Sends a Heartfelt Message to Millennials and Gen Z
This week 25 years ago, the very first episode of Blue's Clues aired on Nick Jr. If you were a kid in the 90s and early 2000s, you probably remember the heartbreaking moment, in 2002, when the original host of the show told us he was "going off to college" and leaving Blue, and us, with his brother Joe. He signed off for the final time by saying "Thanks again for all your help."
Steve hosted the show for 6 years, followed by Joe for another 4 years, until the show ended in 2006. The show rebooted back in 2019 with a new host, Josh Dela Cruz. The show now named "Blue's Clues & You!," has Steve as a writer and director, while also making some guest appearances. The original show's second host Donovan Patton (Joe) also has made some guest appearances, and they both participated in the casting of Dela Cruz.
Recently the show has been able to gain a lot of social media traction, having all three hosts get together in short videos to celebrate the 25th anniversary. In one particular video, Steve addressed his abrupt leave of the show 19 years ago.