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Imagine Nation is the 1st episode of Blue's Clues from Season 4.

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Everyone uses their imaginations to see, hear, feel, and even taste things that we would not be able to otherwise. However, Mr. Salt has trouble finding an imagination, so Steve, Periwinkle, and Blue help him out in the fort by cheering him on.


  • Question: What could Blue imagine the shape to be?
  • Clues:
    • 1. A Big White Circle
    • 2. A Button
    • 3. Triangles
  • Answer: A Bunny Rabbit
  • Living room picture: A square, then a truck, then a house, then a robot, then back to a square
  • Felt frame picture: Freddy dreaming about flying in the sky
  • Letter: Orange (US & UK)

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This episode is available for streaming on Paramount Global's video streaming service Paramount+.


  • Sidetable Drawer, Mailbox, Mrs. Pepper & Paprika didn't appear at the end of the episode because they were very busy.
  • Loulou Katz, a relative of Storyboard Artist Avi Katz and Executive Assistant David B. Katz, is one of Steve's Friends in this episode.
  • This is from Blue's Clues VHS Recording Tape.
  • This is the first episode for Season 4, although it still uses the season 3 elements. But the opening changed this season.
  • This is the first episode to use a new opening, some changes were made, some new clouds were added, Periwinkle's (Left) and Magenta's (Right) houses are added to the neighborhood, a new tree, and fences were added. The house was changed as well, Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper are still shown, and Paprika is added, Tickety and Slippery are still shown, only for a second though, Shovel and Pail no longer hide behind the house, but are seen playing with each other, and say "Hi Blue", Periwinkle is now seen bouncing on Blue's Ball, and Magenta is seen pushing her wagon with the ball in it as Blue enters the house. Magenta's bark came in a bit early in this episode only. Steve's dialogue is now changed and now pops in both windows, and the windows now show the Living Room walls, and Blue hides behind the flowers in all episodes except for Puppets where she hides behind her ball.
    • This new intro was created so no one gets confused at the fact that Steve's voice suddenly went a lot calmer while Blue enters the house, which started in Season 2.
  • There was a rare Face promo that starred Periwinkle with him and was used when the premiere of this episode happened. An edited version was used since then to promote an episode of Blue's Clues is coming up next. Click here to see the premiere version, and click here to see the regular version.
  • Cody Ross Pitts is now replaced by Patrick Van Wagnen for voicing Slippery Soap and Cameron Bowen is now replaced by Kenny Kim for voicing Periwinkle.
    • Slippery Soap and Periwinkle were the first characters changing their voices in season four. More characters were changed when season four elements started being used.
    • This is the last episode where Tickety was voiced by Kathryn Avery.
  • During the So Long Song, Mr. Salt says "You sure are smart" instead of Steve, who didn't expect it.
  • In the VHS Version, when Steve sings the theme song, the voiceovers "Pawprint" and "Clue" were re-used from What Story Does Blue Want to Play? instead of from What Does Blue Want to Make?.
  • This is the second episode to feature a white crayon to draw the circle, after Animal Behavior! with black. It will appear as a clue again in The Alphabet Train.
  • Shovel appears by himself without Pail during the credits.
  • The imagining song is used in the online story, "What's In The Box?", based on this episode.
  • This episode is also seen on the DVD of "Blue's Room: Little Blue Riding Hood".
  • This was the only Season 4 episode which wasn't animated by David B. Levy's team to have Mailbox mirrored during the credits. This is usually reserved for David B. Levy's episodes, usually appearing around the Studio Crew credit slide.
  • This is the first episode in which Mr. Salt imagines. In this episode, he imagines himself in a carnival eating cotton candy and in Blue's Wishes, which will happen again later, he will imagine that the backyard will be a snack-yard for him.
  • In the online story, "What's In The Box?", the characters who imagine in order before Steve arrives are Slippery who is first, Periwinkle being second, Tickety being third, and Blue being last.
  • In the UK version, Kevin sings the Post Time song with the picture of the button in his hand, but not in the US version due to the Mailtime footage from Periwinkle Misses His Friend.
  • After Steve says, "Now that we're in our thinking chair, let's...", he says "imagine" instead of "think".
  • In the letter, the kids found shapes in the clouds, just like Blue in Nature and the blue and red birds in Pretend Time.
  • There is no Blue Skidoo segment in this episode.
  • In the letter, the shapes in the clouds are the old man snoring like the song "It's Raining, It's Pouring" says, which is first, the spaceship, which is second, the scary mummy, which is third, and the T-rex, which is the last one.
  • This is Mr. Salt's version of "What Is Blue Trying to Do?".


  • In the UK version, the pawprint was still seen on the triangles after Kevin drew the 3rd clue.
Blue's Clues Season 4
Imagine Nation | Adventure | The Anything Box | Superfriends | What's New, Blue? | Blue's New Place | Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper Day | The Baby's Here! | Making Changes | Bugs! | ¡Un Día Con Plum! | What's Inside? | Blocks | Let's Boogie | Blue's Backyard Ballgame Bonanza | Let's Plant | Joe's First Day | Joe Gets a Clue | Steve Goes to College
Held Back Episodes
Blue's Book Nook | Rhyme Time | Puppets | Blue's School | Something To Do Blue