the year i graduated high school (was it 1998, or 1999? i can’t even remember anymore), was also the year i discovered Blue’s Clues. yes, i was 17 and i was watching children’s tv while studying for the HSC. to this day, the only things i remember about that year was getting hungry in the middle of my English exam and Steve Burns – the host of Blue’s Clues.
then somewhere along the way, i managed to get in contact with Steve about developing a website for him – i even remember asking him whether he wanted to set up a blog and then having to explain what on earth a ‘blog’ was. oh, the 90’s. we lost touch after a short while and i decided not to go ahead and stalk him. good choice.
he ended up leaving the show, made a couple of awesome cd’s and now lives in an amazing townhouse in Brooklyn. i only just found this video last night after wondering what he was up to –
i have no idea what he’s up to now, but i do hope that he’s happy somewhere doing his thing. or things.
so ANYWAY, Jovie saw a glimpse of Blue’s Clues on a podcast the other day, and I decided to download a few episodes for them to watch. Jasper totally loves it. he wants to be Steve for Halloween and Jovie will be Blue. (and i was so looking forward to being Princess Peach).
i find kid’s tv shows these days a bit like dabbing your eyeballs with dry cotton balls – weird and unnecessary. Yo Gabba Gabba and Mr Moon are probably the only ones I can stand but Blue’s Clues – even though it’s more than 10 years old – is now my children’s favourite tv show and that’s ok by me 🙂
so the point of this post? good things remain good after time. and yes, i have at least one weird & pointless story about a children’s television host. the end.