Yesterday Bunny was sitting at the counter while I prepared dinner, and we were just shooting the breeze. Carter was watching Blue's Clues and the conversation turned to that show. She asked if I remembered the episode where it was Steve's Clues, and Blue 'sang' the songs, yada yada blah blah. Then she asked why they don't make any new ones with Steve. I reminded her that Steve went off to college and his brother, Joe, is the one who takes care of his puppy now. Joe, by the way is my personal favorite, and that is in no way related to the fact that he looks almost exactly like my husband at about age 20--though it does make me laugh to see Paul do a double take whenever Joe is on TV... okay, maybe I like Joe a little because he looks like my hubby. :)
Doppleganger, I tell you.
Anyway, Bunny then asked me if I thought Steve really went to college. I said I didn't think so, that he probably just felt he'd been on the show long enough, reminding her that Steve is not really the guy on the show, but playing a role... pretending. She then wondered why he wanted to leave. Before I could say anything, she answered for herself: "He probably wanted to be more successful in dating."
I practically did a spit take on that one, as I was in the process of enjoying my daily soda at the time! She then went on to say he probably couldn't get any dates dancing around pretending to find clues all the time. That kid kills me.
For the record, a Google search indicates Steve Burns left Blue's Clues after 7 years because he wanted to pursue an 'indy music career' and also he didn't want to be playing that role while losing his hair, which was happening fast. :)