Find out why Steve really left Blue's Clues in a new documentary
Ladies and gentlemen, I am about to reveal why Steve Burns, known as just Steve to the ankle-biters who watch Blue's Clues, left the show so abruptly after seven years. . .
"He was bald, Jerry!" Well, he wasn't during his run on the show, but his hair was certainly thinning by the time he left the series. This is just one of the interesting tidbits you can learn in Behind the Clues: 10 Years With Blue, a documentary that airs on Nickelodeon at 8:30 tonight. The short documentary, developed for the 10th anniversary of the hit preschool program, talks about why Blue's Clues was created, how they chose hosts Steve and his replacement, brother Joe (Donovan Patton), from out of nowhere, and the fact that Blue was supposed to be a kitten. Scenes from the original pilot episode Blue Prints are also shown.
After its premiere on Nickelodeon Behind the Clues: 10 Years With Blue will begin streaming on Nick Jr.'s broadband video site. For those of you who have Comcast Internet service, the episode can be viewed now on its "The Fan" broadband video site.