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Adam Brody Auditioned for ‘Blue’s Clues,’ & I’m Stunned

Looking back at childhood TV shows, it’s hard to imagine them being any other way than what we saw them as. Exhibit A: Adam Brody revealed that he auditioned to play Steve on Blue’s Clues, and I’m shook.

Refinery29 reports that Brody was reminiscing about some of his earliest auditions in an Entertainment Tonight interview when he spilled this juicy tidbit. Along with trying to land roles on Power Rangers and Dawson’s Creek, Brody had the chance of a lifetime when a Blue’s Clues audition came along. “[I auditioned] for Blue’s Clues, to be the dude,” he said. “I would have killed for that role. I was like 19, 20. I remember going, ‘This would be an alright life, this dog and me, on this children’s show.”

Excuse me while I picture a pre-O.C. (even pre-Gilmore Girls!) Brody in that infamous green sweater. Maybe Steve going to college would’ve been a tad more believable if a fresh-faced Brody played the character.

In the same interview, Brody sidestepped a question about a possible O.C. reunion by wheeling things back to Blue’s Clues. “For the right amount of money,” he teased, “I’d do Blue’s Clues.” 

In the end, it’s probably for the best that Brody didn’t win the role and that Steve Burns was cast. After all, can you imagine life without him as Seth Cohen? 

Kristen is a 2017 graduate of Siena College with a degree in English and minors in Writing & Communications and Journalism. Although she constantly pines for life in London after studying there for a semester, she calls New York home for now. In addition to previously working as a writer and Senior Editor for Her Campus Siena, she has worked for Her Campus as a News and Pop Culture blogger and a national editorial intern. Kristen has previously written for New York Minute, London's Health and Fitness, and Electronic Products. She makes far too many references to "Friends" and the British royal family. Her blog, where she talks about books, TV, and film, can be found at Bookworms and Fangirls. Follow her on Twitter @kperroney.
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