Nick Jr. children’s show Blue’s Clues & You! has released a new alphabet video for kids celebrating “how each letter of the Alphabet is special!” We see that “P Is Full of Pride” with an array of varied Pride flags, including the trangender, nonbinary, bisexual, pansexual, intersex, genderfluid, asexual, lesbian, and rainbow flags. Watch it here.
“Every single letter is unique/And don’t forget/We need all these different sounds/To make our alphabet,” says the song. Some of the letters have clear messages of diversity (“E is for Everyone,” with figures of different skin tones and physical abilities); others are simply fun (“D likes to Dance all day”). We see that “P is full of Pride” right after “O”—but we also see the extended rainbow “P” floating past in some other places, too.
Sammi WS Chan, a designer/animator at Nick Jr. who worked on the images for the video, tweeted today, “The first thing that came to my mind was P is for pride when I got the script. I am so excited that all of ya’ll are as happy as I am! I also did all the letters and graphics for this episode to be as inclusive as possible for Black History Month!”
Bonus fun fact: In 2013, actor Tom Mizer, who played human protagonist Steve in the first national tour of the Blues Clues Live show, fell in love with his understudy, Travis McGhie. The New York Times ran an adorable video in which the pair explain their initially tense relationship and eventual romance.
Watch the video below. Is it too much to ask that they publish this as a book, too?