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Who Is This New Blippi, And What Happened To The Old One?

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If your kids are addicted to the larger-than-life character that is Blippi, you may have noticed Blippi looks just a little different.

Stevin John, the creator of Blippi, is apparently needing a little help in the world of Blippi, so there is now a second Blippi in town.

This all started when parents were ENRAGED that Stevin wasn’t going to be showing up as his famous character in the live Blippi shows.

People had already bought their tickets and everything, and then they found out Blippi was being swapped for a stage actor that wasn’t Stevin — like kids wouldn’t notice that?!?

I mean sure, Blippi would still be acting over the top, and wearing his trademark orange eyeglasses, hat, bowtie and suspenders, but people thought they were paying for Stevin, and instead they were getting an imposter of sorts.

Steven has embodied the persona that is Blippi since 2014, and even though this stage actor — Clayton Grimm — kinda looks similar to Blippi, it’s just not the same thing.

In a move that is reminiscent of when Blue’s Clues lost Steve, this week saw Grimm show up as Blippi in a new Learn with Blippi show on Saturday morning.

Due to popular demand we are bringing more Blippi from The Live Show to you all! ? Don’t miss the launch of ‘Learn with Blippi’ tomorrow on Blippi’s YouTube channel. Who’s ready!?

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Fans and parents immediately chimed in — as if no one would notice.

It turns out — there are now going to be TWO Blippis.

Blippi, Stevin John, isn’t going anywhere. John will continue to bounce and beep his way through family-friendly attractions in videos to come, with Grimm — helming a set-based format that’s more in line with the Blippi stage show, which will resume touring this summer.

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In order to bring out more Blippi content, they are going to split the programming between the TWO Blippis.

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I mean, shouldn’t they call him Bloppi or Flippi or something different? Having two different Blippis is not going to fly with kids or parents.

What do you think about this new addition to the world of Blippi?

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  1. My 5 year old daughter put Blippi on. I made the comment(I didn’t know there is another person) oh that’s not the same person! My daughter said ya because that’s blippi number 2. She is ok with this. She likes both actors.

  2. I’m looking in netflix and the guy don’t look the same at all. My daughter is not interested in the new guy.

  3. The worst part about this is that I am a 37 year old man wasting my life doing an internet search about blippi being a different actor. I can’t stand this show, but my kids love it.

    1. Haha, yep, relatable as a 37-year-old woman.

  4. No disrespect to the new dude. He is playing the role well but it’s just unfortunate how I was saying ti myself that this is a different person and boom my 6yr old daughter and 4year old son immediately said it out loud. They are just not happy and want the old blippi back

  5. My 4yr old grandson knew it wasn’t Blippi.
    I think the new guy should have a different name and could be Bilippi’s cousin or brother or something like that. But not 2 different Blippis

  6. Change the new dudes name. That ain’t right to have two blippi’s and not look alike. My 4 year old and I both noticed, not too happy.

  7. I remember when Blippi first announced the live show your. The website to purchase tickets had a pretty obvious disclaimer that Blippi would be played by a different actor for the live shows. I’m not sure how no one noticed that honestly, it was right there to read BEFORE purchasing the tickets. It wasn’t some sneaky thing they did.
    As for online, my kids definitely noticed. They call him “Fake Blippi” but they love him all the same. Meekah is a great addition too <3

    1. @Joyce, WELL SAID! I would have to ask some of these parents….are you just using your children because YOU are the one ENJOYING Blippi!! LOL!
      My daughter is THREE and she didNOT notice the difference! Even if she did….I would explain that Meekah is helping his friend because he can’t be in two places at the same time! I prefer starting early to help my children understand that life changes all the time…..
      and how to handle it, in a POSITIVE way!!!! Children learn what they live!

    2. @Lynie, My little is 3 and when he first starting coming on she was still two and totally noticed and did NOT want to watch him at first. But as we speak she’s watching one of him on a stage and hasn’t said anything. Lol Totally different than however many months ago when it first started. Lol. 😊 Hey, a Blippi’s gotta do what a Blip’s gotta do. 😂 Do you Blippers.

  8. My 3 year olds haven’t noticed a change at all. They’re so much more interested in where Blippi is at and what he’s doing (the activities). We talk about the show and they tell me what they’re enjoying, laughing, etc… If they eventually happen to notice the difference, I’ll then explain how change is good and all the positive aspects behind change. There are always lessons to be learned in situations that some may deem as negative, or personally unfavorable.

    On a side note, I actually enjoy the fresh energy this new Blippi brings. He seems happier and excited to play this role. It almost felt like the first Blippi was getting burnt out. The giggles and voice weren’t so exuberant anymore as time continued.

    1. @Sharon, You have to love parents like you who have to posture from
      some false sense of superiority. Maybe, all those “teachable moments” aren’t working if your kid is 3 years old and doesn’t recognize when a completely different person is in the living room. Does he also confuse his grandparents with his actual parents as long as they’re in the house?

      Not every kid is the same and while my daughters didn’t seem to care that much, completely switching the actor and trying to play it off is admittedly weird and I don’t blame parents for being confused. Can parents be a bit overprotective? Sure, but some kids may not react that well to the change and might not want to watch the show. Considering Blippi is far better than the cancerous brain rot addiction that are channels like Cocomelon I’ve had to blacklist, I would be bummed if my kid was making an issue of the new Blippi and trying to watch the aforementioned that doesn’t teach a thing.

      I have videos of my daughter at a year pointing out letters of the alphabet at random, leagues ahead of her cousins that were a year older. I attribute that to Blippi’s teaching and entertaining but educational videos.

  9. My boy (5) noticed the “new” Blippi and was like..”that’s fake Blippi. Don’t tell me there are Blippi helpers like Santa Dad” followed with an eye roll. Yup. Kids notice. Don’t kill your brand @the real Blippi.

  10. My granddaughter has been watching Blippi 4 years. She immediately noticed and was very upset. She said she will not watch new Blippi because he’s not as happy as old Blippi

  11. My daughter is 4 years old and refuses to watch the new Blippi because he is not the same Blippi (her words not mine). Kids are smart and they notice.

  12. My daughter was not one to watch Blippi but recently she can’t stop watching. I like Blippi and the shows they make for kids. I like the new Blippi he has a spark.

  13. My child was NOT OKAY with this new Blippi. She had me turn off the program and found something else to watch. I think adding a new character with the same name is ridiculous and I see alot of problems with this. This “new blippi” could easily be a pal or new partner for the original, but please don’t down play our children’s intelligence. We will be watching old episodes until this is figured out, please do so in timely manor. We have spent countless hours (and money) on her favorite show, I don’t want to see her lose interest because they didn’t do well incorporating a new character.

    An OLD BLIPPI fan family

  14. Most kids won’t care. It’s what they are doing and not the character they are paying attention to. Still watching it faithfully.