passing it on

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.

Wanda Lynn (shedigs)June 29th, 2012 at 1:21 am

I used to watch Blue’s Clue’s with my niece all of the time when she was little (she is 12 now) and my son’s first birthday party was Blue’s Clues themed. I am trying to introduce it to Delaney but she is still a little young.

We like to watch stuff on PBS, like Sesame Street and Word World. I know what you mean about today’s cartoons. I want them to teach my kids something not just be a bunch of garbage that doesn’t mean anything.

cathJune 29th, 2012 at 10:39 am

what?! 17!?
i must have been around 15/16 then!

i SO remember when you made that site!


TraceyJune 29th, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Wanda Lynn, that’s so cool! Blues Clues isn’t on tv here (at least the free to air tv stations), so we’re only now just catching up. Did you have any pics of the party??

Cath, WE ARE SO OLD. I am happy that we’ve known each other that long, that we can embarrass each other easily. LOL.

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