My kids love Blues Clues and this DVD was no exception to
that rule. This disc covers the transition of the old host Steve to the show
being taken over by his brother Joe. Joe shares the same wide eyed fascination
with everything that Steve had and the program handles the change over of
hosts very well.
I know that some of our younger viewers
will be getting out their handy dandy notebooks and trying to figure out why
Steve is not going to be there anymore. Needless to say that Joe is such a
likeable character that he will no doubt be accepted by most of the audience
very quickly. The four episodes, "Joe's First Day", "Joe Gets A
Clue", "Steve Goes to College" and "The Big Book About Us" are
thoughtfully plotted out and kids have the comfort of Steve introducing his
brother Joe to the house and Blue as Steve is heading of to college (read:
Steve is looking for a job elsewhere).
The quality of this DVD ensures that it
will be watched over and over again (as it is in my house). Whilst kid's DVD
doesn't have all the bells and whistles as a rule, this disc looks and sounds
great and does the format justice. It's worth parent's time to read the
parent's guide in the Special Features as they do take the time to
explain Steve's departure and fill you in on what is happening with the
To the credit of newcomer Joe, he does fill
the big shoes left by Steve very nicely. For the last 6 years and about
90 plus episodes, Steve has been the reassuring host of BC and the transition
of character types was really well done with the kids even helping Joe play
his first game of Blues Clues ever!
I'd recommend this DVD as it truly is a lot
of fun and your kids will have a ball watching it.
Blues Clues -
Get to Know Joe Features