Be careful, youngsters of the 90s! This isn’t an train !
Steve returns to the Considering Chair for an episode of “Blue’s Clues”. (First, he should assist discover the lacking chair.)
Steve returns to “Blue’s Clues” for a brand new episode!
Steve Burns, host of the favored Nickelodeon present from its inception in 1996 till 2002, returns after 21 years for an episode alongside present sequence star Joshua Dela Cruz, who performs Josh, and Donovan Patton, who stars as Joe, Steve’s brother, who changed Burns on the present when he left.
“The Case of the Lacking Considering Chair” brings collectively the three stars of the sequence on an exciting quest to unravel a thriller when the long-lasting crimson chair goes lacking. Burns not solely stars within the episode, he is additionally a author and director.
In his extremely anticipated return, Blue and Josh “skidoo” make their means into Steve’s detective company Blueprints, searching for Steve’s assist in discovering their beloved chair.
This isn’t the primary time that the three animators have teamed up on the display. Burns and Patton reunited and joined Dela Cruz within the franchise’s characteristic movie, “Blue’s Huge Metropolis Journey,” which was launched solely on Paramount+ in November. The movie will debut on Nickelodeon on Monday, Might 29 at 7 p.m. ET.
“Blue’s Huge Metropolis Journey” follows Josh to New York so he can audition for the Broadway musical Rainbow Pet. Many beloved characters from the sequence have been featured on this movie, together with Mr. Salt, Mailbox, Slippery Cleaning soap, Tickety Tock, and Rainbow Pet.
Steve Burns has spoken about leaving the present years after his abrupt departure
Throughout an interview with Selection in 2022, Burns revealed he was affected by extreme melancholy when he left the present in 2002.
“I did not comprehend it but, however I used to be the happiest depressed particular person in North America. I struggled with extreme scientific melancholy the entire time I used to be on that present,” he mentioned. Selection.
“It was my job to be completely full of pleasure and surprise always, and that grew to become unattainable. I may at all times dig and discover one thing that felt genuine to me and was adequate to be on the present, however after years and years of going to the effectively with out replenishing it, there was a price.
After leaving the present, Burns had a protracted interval of therapeutic and restoration. And whereas he mentioned he wished he had gotten the assistance he wanted whereas nonetheless starring on the present, he would not assume that might have stopped his exit.
“However I may have thrown my arms across the function and relaxed a bit extra,” he mentioned. “As a result of now once I look again, all I see is what an unattainable present that was.”
In September 2021, Burns filmed a video sharing details about why he abruptly left the present. He spoke on to the children, who at the moment are adults, who watched and cherished the present within the viral video that Nick Jr. shared on social media.
“Keep in mind once we have been youthful we used to run and hang around with Blue, discover clues, discuss to Mr. Salt, freak out in regards to the mail and do all of the enjoyable stuff?” Burns mentioned.
“Then someday I used to be like, ‘Oh hey, guess what? Huge information, I am leaving. That is my brother Joe, your new finest buddy,’ then I obtained on a bus, and I left, and we weren’t We’ve not seen for a very long time. Can we speak about it? As a result of I notice it was abrupt.
Sporting the identical iconic shirt he wore on the present for a few years, Burns defined why his character left the present to go to school.
“I simply kinda obtained up and went to school. And it was powerful, however nice as a result of I used to be ready to make use of my thoughts and take it one step at a time, and now I am doing a number of issues that I needed to do,” he mentioned.
“After which take a look at your self, and take a look at all that you’ve carried out and completed in all this time. And that is so wonderful, is not it? We began with clues, now what? Pupil loans, jobs and households? And a few of them have been troublesome, you recognize. I do know you recognize.”
His video mentioned he could not have carried out all of it with out everybody’s assist.
“I suppose I simply needed to say that in spite of everything these years, I’ve by no means forgotten you. By no means. And I am tremendous glad we’re nonetheless pals,” he mentioned.
And similar to that, the 90s youngsters and oldsters all shed tears collectively. (We’re not sobbing, you’re.)
“The Case of the Lacking Considering Chair” premieres Friday, Might 26 at 11:30 a.m. ET on Nickelodeon. “Blue’s Huge Metropolis Journey” premieres Monday, Might 29 at 7 p.m. ET on Nickelodeon.