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Blue’s Big City Adventure trailer reunites original Blues Clues host Steve Burns with the blue pup

Just over 20 years after his abrupt departure from the wildly popular kids show Blue’s Clues, Steve Burns returns in the trailer for the new Paramount Plus movie Blue’s Big City Adventure.

Burns hosted Blue’s Clues since its inception in 1995, though he abruptly left in 2001, revealing in a later interview that he was going bald, stating, ‘I refused to lose my hair on a kid’s TV show, and it was happening, fast.’

He returns as his beloved character Steve in Blue’s Big City Adventure, which brings Blue and his new owner Josh (Josh Dela Cruz) to New York City, where they meet up with Burns’ character Steve.

20 years later: Just over 20 years after his abrupt departure from the wildly popular kids show Blue’s Clues, Steve Burns returns in the trailer for the new Paramount Plus movie Blue’s Big City Adventure

Departure: Burns hosted Blue's Clues since its inception in 1995, though he abruptly left in 2001, revealing in a later interview that he was going bald, stating, 'I refused to lose my hair on a kid's TV show, and it was happening, fast'

Departure: Burns hosted Blue’s Clues since its inception in 1995, though he abruptly left in 2001, revealing in a later interview that he was going bald, stating, ‘I refused to lose my hair on a kid’s TV show, and it was happening, fast’

Josh and Blue: He returns as his beloved character Steve in Blue's Big City Adventure, which brings Blue and his new owner Josh (Josh Dela Cruz) to New York City, where they meet up with Burns' character Steve

Josh and Blue: He returns as his beloved character Steve in Blue’s Big City Adventure, which brings Blue and his new owner Josh (Josh Dela Cruz) to New York City, where they meet up with Burns’ character Steve

The trailer begins with Blue and Josh taking in the sights and sounds of New York City, as Josh proclaims, ‘Blue, we are definitely not in Storybook World anymore.’

Blue is seen hanging out with some street drummers while Josh breaks into song while adding, ‘Blue’s Clues in New York? This is epic! Broadway here we come!’

Their journey hits a bit of a snag when Josh realizes he doesn’t have his, ‘handy-dandy notebook.’

Not in Storybook: The trailer begins with Blue and Josh taking in the sights and sounds of New York City, as Josh proclaims, 'Blue, we are definitely not in Storybook World anymore'

Not in Storybook: The trailer begins with Blue and Josh taking in the sights and sounds of New York City, as Josh proclaims, ‘Blue, we are definitely not in Storybook World anymore’

No notebook: Their journey hits a bit of a snag when Josh realizes he doesn't have his, 'handy-dandy notebook'

No notebook: Their journey hits a bit of a snag when Josh realizes he doesn’t have his, ‘handy-dandy notebook’

‘Without my handy-dandy notebook, I think we’re… lost,’ Josh says, while Blue covers his eyes with his ears.

Back in Storybook World, Mr. Salt realizes Josh left his notebook at home as the rest of the characters at home decide to bring the notebook to him.

Mr. Salt says he, ‘knows a guy’ who can help them find Josh and Blue, as they knock on a door and Steve (Steve Burns) answers the door, wearing a chapeau hat and an overcoat with a neon green tie replacing his green-striped polo.

Lost: 'Without my handy-dandy notebook, I think we're... lost,' Josh says, while Blue covers his eyes with his ears

Lost: ‘Without my handy-dandy notebook, I think we’re… lost,’ Josh says, while Blue covers his eyes with his ears

Forgot: Back in Storybook World, Mr. Salt realizes Josh left his notebook at home as the rest of the characters at home decide to bring the notebook to him

Forgot: Back in Storybook World, Mr. Salt realizes Josh left his notebook at home as the rest of the characters at home decide to bring the notebook to him

‘Is that you?’ Steve asks. ‘Josh and Blue are in New York City? They could be lost,’ as Joe (Donovan Patton) says, ‘This is a big deal,’ as Mr. Salt proclaims, ‘I know!’

They’re seen walking around the Big Apple as Mr. Salt says, ‘Remember what Josh always says – You can do anything you want to do.’

The trailer shows a number of song-and-dance routines as they all start to follow clues as we see Josh on a Broadway stage.

Big deal: 'Is that you?' Steve asks. 'Josh and Blue are in New York City? They could be lost,' as Joe (Donovan Patton) says, 'This is a big deal,' as Mr. Salt proclaims, 'I know!'

Big deal: ‘Is that you?’ Steve asks. ‘Josh and Blue are in New York City? They could be lost,’ as Joe (Donovan Patton) says, ‘This is a big deal,’ as Mr. Salt proclaims, ‘I know!’

Song and dance: The trailer shows a number of song-and-dance routines as they all start to follow clues as we see Josh on a Broadway stage

Song and dance: The trailer shows a number of song-and-dance routines as they all start to follow clues as we see Josh on a Broadway stage

Steve is seen searching for clues with a magnifying glass on his stoop along with a number of other musical scenes as the trailer comes to an end.

Burns revealed in an interview after his departure, ‘I knew I wasn’t going to be doing children’s television all my life, mostly because I refused to lose my hair on a kid’s TV show, and it was happening, fast.’

He added that he shaved his head the day after filming his final episode – revealing that the show’s producers would never allow him to do that. 

Musical: Steve is seen searching for clues with a magnifying glass on his stoop along with a number of other musical scenes as the trailer comes to an end

Musical: Steve is seen searching for clues with a magnifying glass on his stoop along with a number of other musical scenes as the trailer comes to an end

Refused: Burns revealed in an interview after his departure, 'I knew I wasn't going to be doing children's television all my life, mostly because I refused to lose my hair on a kid's TV show, and it was happening, fast'

Refused: Burns revealed in an interview after his departure, ‘I knew I wasn’t going to be doing children’s television all my life, mostly because I refused to lose my hair on a kid’s TV show, and it was happening, fast’

He added in a 2016 interview, ‘A lot of the original people on the show, like the people who created it, were all moving on to other careers. It just felt like time.’

Burns did return for the revival Blue’s Clues & You and consulted on the casting of Josh Dela Cruz as Josh, who was the cousin of Steve and Joe, while Burns would also write and direct several episodes of the new series, while also reaching out to fans in a heartfelt video for the show’s 25th anniversary.

Blue’s Big City Adventure, which also features appearances by B.D. Wong, Phillipa Soo, Ali Stroker, Alex Winter, and Steven Pasquale, debuts November 18 on Paramount Plus.

Heartfelt: Burns did return for the revival Blue's Clues & You and consulted on the casting of Josh Dela Cruz as Josh, who was the cousin of Steve and Joe, while Burns would also write and direct several episodes of the new series, while also reaching out to fans in a heartfelt video for the show's 25th anniversary

Heartfelt: Burns did return for the revival Blue’s Clues & You and consulted on the casting of Josh Dela Cruz as Josh, who was the cousin of Steve and Joe, while Burns would also write and direct several episodes of the new series, while also reaching out to fans in a heartfelt video for the show’s 25th anniversary

Release: Blue's Big City Adventure, which also features appearances by B.D. Wong, Phillipa Soo, Ali Stroker, Alex Winter, and Steven Pasquale, debuts November 18 on Paramount Plus

Release: Blue’s Big City Adventure, which also features appearances by B.D. Wong, Phillipa Soo, Ali Stroker, Alex Winter, and Steven Pasquale, debuts November 18 on Paramount Plus

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