Friday, November 26, 2021

'Blue's Clues' Hosts Steve, Joe and Josh Unite to Sing During the 95th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

The trio of hosts performed "You Can't Spell Blue Without You" on the Blue's Clues float, which has been featured in the parade since 1999


Some special guests were riding on the Blue's Clues float this year at the 95th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!

Nearly 20 years after he packed his backpack and headed off to college on the beloved Nickelodeon preschool series, Blue's Clues original host Steve Burns took to the streets of New York City to mark the show's 25th anniversary. Burns, who hosted the show from 1996 until 2002, made his way from West 77th Street and Central Park West to Macy's flagship store in Herald Square aboard of Blue's Clues-themed float alongside Joe (Donovan Patton), Steve's younger brother on the show who took over hosting duties, and Josh (Joshua Dela Cruz), the host and main protagonist of Blue's Clues & You!.

This year's parade marked a special one for the show's three hosts, as it came amid Blue's Clues' 25h anniversary, which was recognized in September. Blue's Clues and the newer spinoff, Blue's Clues and You!, have been staple children's series for decades now, and the show has been recognized during the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade either via balloon or float since 1999, according to parade host Savannah Guthrie.

 This year, it was a float bearing a giant resemblance of Blue. According to the float's official page, "Nickelodeon is celebrating 25 years of Blue's Clues, & they can't spell Blue without Y-O-U! Preschoolers go on an interactive adventure to find clues with Josh! Or Joe. Or Steve! And here come all three of them, taking a break from filming their upcoming movie set right here in the Big Apple to skidoo down the Parade route on their fantastic float."


During the parade, the trio did a joint performance of the song "You Can't Spell Blue Without You," which thanks fans for their support over the show's 25-year history. "It feels just like yesterday, that you asked us to play. Stopped shirt, notebook, but that wasn't all it took. Through the seasons, through the years. There's a reason we're still here," the trio sang.

After the performance, Nickelodeon tweeted out a video of the trio grinning ear-to-ear while riding along the parade route.

In the clip, Dela Cruz, 32, says, "Welcome to the Thanksgiving Day Parade!" as he pans over to a smiling Patton, 43, and Burns, 47.

"Loved seeing all our #BluesCluesAndYou fam together at the #MacysParade πŸ’™πŸΎ Anyone else suddenly getting really emotional? 😭 ," Nickelodeon captioned the post.

The appearance of the three hosts, particularly the appearance of Burns, proved to be overwhelming for Blue's Clues fans. As viewers saw Burns make his way down the Parade route, many took to social media to react.

'Thanksgiving highlight'

"I think my Thanksgiving highlight is seeing Steve and Joe together again on the Blue's Clues float in the Macy's Parade and I have zero shame admitting that," tweeted one person.

'My heart'



"My 2 year old lost her s- when the [Blue's Clues] [Macy's Parade] float rolled through," commented somebody else. "She absolutely loves Josh and Blue so when they started a musical performance with [Joe] and [Steve] it got real."

'Brought a tear to my eye'

"I don't think I was the only one waving at the TV when the Blue's Clues float came on screen," added another person. "Seeing Steve brought a tear to my eye and a smile on my face." Another user added "NOT ME BAWLING OVER THE BLUE'S CLUES FLOAT AND PERFORMANCE IN THE #MacysParade".

'So happy'

"Not me getting emotional just from seeing steve on the blues clues float singing with the others that have taken over over the years," shared somebody else alongside a crying emoji.

'So emotional'

"I can not be the only one fan girling over the [Blue's Clues] float with Steve and Joe and the new kid in the [Macy's Parade] just now! Right??" asked one viewer.

'Day is made'

"I'm literally shed a tear when I saw Steve on the Blue's Clues float," added another person. "Day is MADE."

Joining the Blue's Clues float in the 2021 Macy's Thanksgiving Parade were the SpongeBob & Gary, Chase from PAW Patrol, Papa Smurf from The Smurfs, and Ryan's World balloons.

Burns, Patton and Dela Cruz previously united to watch their respective first episodes as hosts of Blue's Clues as Nick Jr. celebrates the series' 25th anniversary.

Burns was the original host of Blue's Clues beginning in 1996. Patton took over the role in 2002 following Burns' departure from the program, which Burns addressed in a September video message via Nick Jr.

"I realize that was kind of abrupt. I just kinda got up and went to college," the actor said in the clip. "That was really challenging, by the way, but great because I got to use my mind and take a step away ... and now I literally am doing many of the things that I wanted to do. And then look at you! And look at all you have done and all you have accomplished in all that time! It's just so amazing, right?"

He continued "I mean, we started out with clues and now, it's what? Student loans, and jobs, and families. And some of it has been kind of hard, you know? I know you know. I wanted to tell you that I really couldn't have done all of that without your help. In fact, all the help that you helped me with when we were younger is still helping me today. Right now. And that's super cool."

Burns concluded his message by telling fans that "after all these years, I never forgot you … ever. And I'm super glad we're still friends."

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