We all remember watching Blue's Clues right? Sure, a lot of us were older, but personally I remember the kids I used to babysit being obsessed with it.
"There's a clue!" the children would scream at the top of their lungs, and I would cringe, because I knew that Steve wasn't going to hear them. They would only scream louder, but he would pretend like he couldn't see the big blue paw print in the middle of his cartoon house. This would go on for many, many minutes.
Steve took care of Blue, while solving the mysteries that she would give him. When he mysteriously disappeared he was replaced by Joe. Joe had to step in to cover for his so-called brother, but a lot of kids were wondering where Steve and his handy-dandy notebook got to.
There were actual conspiracies going on including rumors about his death, but the actor admitted it was all a lot more relatable: he didn't want to go bald on TV. "I was going bald and I kind of looked around and I'm like – the people who decided that I should wear these pants are not going to choose a wig with any dignity for me. It's just not going to happen," he revealed to The Daily Mail.
But none of this is what matters right now, because the issue isn't Steve vs. Joe, it's new Blue's Clues vs the original.
That's right, Nickelodeon is bringing back the famous kid's show with some improvements that people aren't exactly thrilled about.
The network claims that the show has "never gone away," because they've been airing reruns for years now, but after all of this time they have decided to make new episodes.
But bringing back a classic means people are worried that they will change the formula of what makes it good, but Cyma Zarghami, president of Viacom's Nickelodeon GRoup insists that they won't fix what isn't broken.
“The format of the show works pretty well, and I don’t think they are going to mess with it that much," Zarghami said.
They haven't revealed who will be hosting the show, and instead said they are looking for someone new. So Steve won't be back, Joe won't be back, but Blue will be back but she's going to look a little different.
They are giving Blue a makeover, making her "even furrier and more huggable" according to the producers, but hopefully they do her justice.
Even though Blue's Clues drove me nuts when I was a babysitter, it's hard to argue with what the kids liked! Seeing as how some of those kids are old enough to have their own children, it would be nice for them to be able to pass it on, the same way our parents introduced us to Sesame Street.
Did you watch Blue's Clues when you were young? What do you think of these changes?