Imagine Nation is the first episode of Blue's Clues from season four.

Characters Present


We use our imagination to see, hear, feel, and even taste things that we would not be able to otherwise. We tell a story with Blue, Tickety, and Slippery using pictures and our imaginations. Unfortunately, Mr. Salt does not have an imagination, so Steve, Periwinkle, and & Blue help Mr. Salt find his imagination.


  • Question: What could Blue imagine the shape to be?
  • Clues:
    • 1. A Circle
    • 2. A Button
    • 3. Two Triangles
  • Answer: A Rabbit
  • Living room picture: A square, then a truck, then a house, then a robot, then back to a square


  • This is the first episode for Season 4 although it still uses the season 3 elements.
  • 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 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. Steve's dialogue is now changed and now pops in both windows, and the windows now show the living room walls.
    • This is used in most season 4 episodes going on.
      • Some season 4 episodes don't feature this at all.
  • 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 Pits is now replaced by Patrick Van Wagenen 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.
  • This is the second episode to feature a white crayon (to draw the circle), after Animal Behavior! (with black). It will appear again as a clue in The Alphabet Train.


  • Shovel, Pail, and Magenta were credited in the Character Voices during the credits, even though they do not appear in this episode.
  • In the UK version, the paw print was still on the triangles after Kevin drew the 3rd clue.


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Imagine Nation

Imagine Nation

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
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