His last name is Burns, but you know him as Steve from Blue's Clues. The hit children's show debuted on Nick Jr. 20 years ago today. On September 8, 1996, Steve first sat on his throne — a burgundy plush love seat — and helped kids solve Blue and Magenta's mysteries.
Burns continued with the role for over five years before passing the mail to his successor, Donovan Patton. He then pursued a music career, releasing two indie rock records: Songs for Dustmites in 2003 and Deep Sea Recovery Efforts in 2009.
But he hasn't forgotten his Nickelodeon roots and took to Twitter Thursday to thank fans for their support. He also joked about his least favorite part of the show: his clothes. [Note: Nickelodeon and MTV News are both owned by Viacom.]
Snail mail is so 1996, Steve. Maybe email will get you riled up now?