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The Magic Xylophone (also known as Magic Xylophone) is the first episode of the first season, as well as the debut episode of Bluey.


Bluey and Bingo rediscover a magic xylophone that has the power to freeze Dad in space and time, allowing them to move him into lots of hilariously embarrassing positions.

But such a powerful tool makes it hard for Bluey to take turns with Bingo, and despite the threat of Mum taking it away and Bingo’s continuous pleading, Bluey is reluctant to give up control.[3]

When their squabbling leads to Dad capturing the xylophone and freezing Bluey, Bingo becomes her only hope.

The girls come to an understanding, working together to reclaim the magic xylophone and once again render Dad powerless.

Bluey and Bingo squabble over their magic xylophone (that has the power to freeze Dad in space and time). Dad seizes control and freezes Bluey, leaving Bingo as her only hope.[3]

Episode Recap

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Dad is playing the piano on Bluey when Bingo asks for a turn - despite Bluey's protests that it's still her turn. Dad uses Bingo as the bum-bongo drums and Mum Chilli joins in dancing.

Bingo then finds the "magic xylophone" in the toy box which freezes and unfreezes people with a ding of the "dinger thing" (mallet). Dad is frozen and rearranged first with a finger up his nose, then wearing a boa, antlers and a drawn on mustache. Instead of taking turns however, Bluey takes most of the turns, not giving Bingo a chance.

Mum heads off to work, reminding the kids to take turns and unfreeze their father for toilet breaks. Bluey finally gives Bingo a turn to unfreeze Dad, and they run inside to hide from him under Bluey's bed. When they go looking for him though a squabble breaks out over whose turn it is to use the xylophone, and Dad takes the opportunity to jump out of the cupboard and steals the xylophone from the girls and freezing Bluey.

Dad takes Bluey outside to be a garden gnome with the threat of hosing her down. Luckily, Bingo is hiding in the bushes and unfreezes Bluey while Dad goes to get the hose. When Bluey tries to grab the Xylophone again though, Bingo freezes her, saying that it makes her sad when she won't take turns when they play together. She only unfreezes Bluey after she promises to take turns. The kids then work together to trick Dad into holding the hose into his face and sit on the front steps, companionably enjoying their work.




  • The song that plays throughout the episode is an arrangement of the third movement of Piano Sonata No. 11 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - better known as "Rondo Alla Turca" or "Turkish March."
  • Viewership numbers for the premiere of this episode were not released.
  • This is one of the five Season 1 episodes to have sneak peaks in 2018, the others being Keepy Uppy, Daddy Robot, Shadowlands, and Fruitbat.[citation needed]
  • This was the 2nd episode to air in the US.[citation needed]
  • The title card of the episode is "Magic Xylophone," but Bluey's voiceover and give the title as "The Magic Xylophone."
  • The episode is one of a few title cards to use more than one line, while later title cards can fit episode names with more than one word in a line.
  • The "magic xylophone" in the episode is technically a glockenspiel, as its pitch bars are made of metal, not of wood.
  • Long Dog: This marks the first appearance of many reoccurring long dogs, it is seen under the table whilst Bandit is playing Bluey.
  • When this episode aired on Disney Channel in the US, it was paired with Keepy Uppy and Shadowlands.
  • A clip from this episode was shown in an episode of Mr. Inbetween.
  • On this episode's page on the official website, the character section shows Bluey with a xylophone, Bandit wearing fake antlers, a feather boa, a sock on his tail, and drawn-on eyelashes and moustache, and carrying a lot of toys, and Chilli dancing.[3]


  • When Bandit gets unfrozen in the front yard, clothes and accessories fly everywhere. But when they return to the front yard, the clothes/accessories aren't seen.
  • On the ABC iview, the subtitles for one of Bingo's lines say "Dad, he's had this many turns" - inaccurately describing Bluey as a male.


Bluey episode list
The Magic Xylophone | Hospital | Keepy Uppy | Daddy Robot | Shadowlands | The Weekend | BBQ | Fruitbat | Horsey Ride | Hotel | Bike | Bob Bilby | Spy Game | Takeaway | Butterflies | Yoga Ball | Calypso | The Doctor | The Claw | Markets | Blue Mountains | The Pool | Shops | Wagon Ride | Taxi | The Beach | Pirates | Grannies | The Creek | Fairies | Work | Bumpy and the Wise Old Wolfhound | Trampoline | The Dump | Zoo | Backpackers | The Adventure | Copycat | The Sleepover | Early Baby | Mums and Dads | Hide and Seek | Camping | Mount Mumandad | Kids | Chickenrat | Neighbours | Teasing | Asparagus | Shaun | Daddy Putdown | Verandah Santa
Dance Mode | Hammerbarn | Featherwand | Squash | Hairdressers | Stumpfest | Favourite Thing | Daddy Dropoff | Bingo | Rug Island | Charades | Sticky Gecko | Dad Baby | Mum School | Trains | Army | Fancy Restaurant | Piggyback | The Show | Tickle Crabs | Escape | Bus | Queens | Flat Pack | Helicopter | Sleepytime | Grandad | Seesaw | Movies | Library | Barky Boats | Burger Shop | Circus | Swim School | Cafe | Postman | The Quiet Game | Mr Monkeyjocks | Double Babysitter | Bad Mood | Octopus | Bin Night | Muffin Cone | Duck Cake | Handstand | Road Trip | Ice Cream | Dunny | Typewriter | Baby Race | Christmas Swim | Easter
Perfect | Bedroom | Obstacle Course | Promises | Omelette | Born Yesterday | Mini Bluey | Unicorse | Curry Quest | Magic | Chest | Sheepdog | Housework | Pass the Parcel | Explorers | Phones | Pavlova | Rain | Pizza Girls | Driving | Tina | Whale Watching | Family Meeting | Faceytalk | Ragdoll | Fairytale | Musical Statues | Stories | Puppets | Turtleboy | Onesies | Tradies | Granny Mobile | Space | Smoochy Kiss | Dirt | The Decider | Cubby | Exercise | Relax | Stickbird | Show And Tell | Dragon | Wild Girls | TV Shop | Slide | Cricket | Ghostbasket | The Sign | Surprise
Silent Night (before Christmas) | Crazy Christmas Lights | Jingle Bells | The Lollipop Song | Tea Party with Bluey | Humpty Dumpty | Tongue Twisters | Pea Pod Sausages | Cinderella | Green Bottles | Old McDonald | Fun in the Car! | Let's play hide and seek! | Make Mum Laugh | Mower | Honk | Flying Saucer | Highball | K9 News | Scooter Fun! | One Man Went to Mow | Archaeology

Burger Dog | Bingo 3000 | Letter | Hungry | Animals | Muffin Unboxing | Three Pigs