Many of us grew up watching Blue’s Clues on Nick Jr. and are familiar with helping figure out the clues to the adventures for the day. Since then, the revamp of Blue’s Clues & You with a new host, Joshua Dela Cruz is brining more awareness to the Filipino culture.
The episode premiering on Friday, November 20th is part of the the network’s “Blue Friday” campaign that’s about celebrating families and giving back. We’re excited because the episode will feature Josh’s Lola (grandma) and they bake one of our favorite desserts, bibinka! In this extended teaser from the Asian Journal, viewers see more Filipino customs.
When sharing this with family and friends, their initial reactions include “What? No way!” and “They’re recognizing Filipinos?” This made me realize how underrepresented our culture is in mainstream media and how it’s still not normal to see ourselves in TV, movies, and music. There’s still a long way to go equal representation in popular media, but this is a start. We’re looking forward to the episode and seeing Josh, Lola, and Blue!