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Emotional BLUEY Episode ‘The Sign’ Moves Audiences to Tears

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Emotional BLUEY Episode ‘The Sign’ Moves Audiences to Tears

By Movieguide® Contributor

Children’s show BLUEY debuted its Season 3 special, “The Sign,” on April 14, and its fans—young and old—are in tears.

Spoiler warning: the rest of this article reveals the episode’s contents.

“Following on from last week’s cliffhanger, ‘The Sign’ sees the Heelers and their friends and family preparing for a backyard wedding at their house,” Mashable reported. “It seems Uncle Rad (voiced by Patrick Brammall) and Bluey’s godmother Frisky (voiced by Claudia O’Doherty) have gotten on very well since they first met in Season 2 episode “Double Babysitter,” and are now ready to walk down the aisle together.”

“Unfortunately, the joyful occasion is overshadowed by Bluey’s sadness at the Heelers’ plans to leave their beloved Brisbane home. Bandit aka Dad (voiced by David McCormack) has gotten a higher paying job which he believes will let him give the kids a better life, but it requires relocating to a different city.”

Bluey plots to remove the “For Sale” sign out front, but her plans get interrupted when Frisky gets cold feet and runs away.

“The situation didn’t look good right up until the final moments of ‘The Sign.’ In a heartfelt montage set to ‘Lazarus Drug’ by Meg Washington, the voice of Bluey’s teacher Calypso, the Heeler family say goodbye to their neighbours and take one last look at their empty home,” Mashable said. “Though they’d each expressed misgivings about the move throughout the episode, Mum, Bingo, and Bluey are loaded up into the car, all set to drive off and leave their house full of memories behind.”

“However, just as he’s about to join his family, Bandit receives a call from their real estate agent Bucky (voiced by Rove McManus). Though we don’t hear it, it’s clear what’s happening: The buyers have pulled out at the very last minute, offering the Heelers’ one last chance to turn back.”

Bandit takes the “Sold” sticker off the sign and then throws the sign on the street. The dad’s anxiety disappears as his family joins him in a group hug, and then the family races inside and celebrates their choice to stay.

“The episode ends with the Heelers sitting on the floor of their bare home, enjoying a dinner of fish and chips together as the sun sets,” Mashable said. “Though Bandit had hoped to give his family a better life through his new job, it’s clear that they’re more than happy with the life they already have.”

Many fans went to Twitter to share how the 28-minute-long episode evoked emotions:

Part of Movieguide®’s +3 review of BLUEY Season 1 reads:

BLUEY: Season One is an episodic animated children’s show now showing on Disney Plus. It depicts an Australian cattle puppy’s life and adventures with her family and friends. Viewers experience an authentic depiction of young children as Bluey learns to share with her sister and other valuable lessons. In most of the episodes, Bluey goes too far in playing games or bossing people around, and has to be admonished gently by her sister, friends or parents. Everything works out all right in the end, however.

BLUEY: Season One is a wonderfully animated children show with a high production value. BLUEY is entertaining not just for children, but also adults. The comedy is witty enough to get a good chuckle out of parents. Even better, the program has strong family morals and lessons that both children and adults can learn. It has a positive depiction of Bluey’s relationship with her sister, mother and father. There are also common themes of sharing, learning and growing up. There is no foul language or other objectionable content. MOVIEGUIDE® finds BLUEY: Season One suitable for all ages.

With such an emotional season finale, fans and news outlets have wondered if this is the end of BLUEY. However, producer Sam Moore told the BBC, “we have more in store and we are thinking what would be next.”

In fact, it looks like there may be a big picture in the works.

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation said on April 12, “Bluey executive producer Daley Pearson confirms that a new extended-length Bluey episode is a ‘test’ case for a movie.”

“The Sign,” which is an extra-long episode, is apparently the “test case.” And so far, the response to the episode is good.

Movieguide®’s review of “The Sign” is coming soon.

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