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The Children's Corner: Episode 4093

Broadcast Date: Undetermined

Josie opens the show with the Why Hi Song before finding out that the lights are out inside Daniel's clock. He is hosting seventeen of his closest tiger friends and is able to borrow a flashlight from Morty Tiger.

Lady Elaine Fairchilde is in Hawaii and has sent leis for everyone. Josie successfully places one around Daniel's neck but hers is a bit small. This leaves her to get creative with it as she wears it around her arm. Realizing that she has not properly introduced Daniel, she goes into a long-winded introduction during which Daniel himself falls asleep.

Josie takes her lei to King Friday in Calendarland where he is using a balloon to exercise. Realizing that she has not made an appointment, she phones to be sure the King is available. In Calendarland, King Friday is presented with the lei as a "royal beard scratcher" (which he decides to call a “royal ruff” instead). He and Josie then sing Row, Row, Row Your Boat and Propel Propel Propel Your Craft together.

Vivian Richmond visits and performs various folk songs while she plays her dulcimer and guitar for Josie and Daniel. After the songs, Josie visits Grandpere to share with him one of the songs she has learned (Dodo L’enfant Do). During her visit, Grandpere teaches Josie the French word for "hello."

After learning that the lights are back on at Daniel's clock, Josie concludes with the So Long Song.



Appearing In This Episode

In order of appearance



  • Vivian Richmond


  • Josie’s counter
  • Cuckoo Clock
  • Calendarland
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Oak Tree (in background, not visited)
  • Schoolhouse (in background, not visited)


Memorable Quotes

  • Daniel Striped Tiger: “You know you never realize how much you need light until you don’t have it.”
  • Vivian Richmond: “A folk song is a song that was made by somebody who didn’t know how to write songs professionally, but just a plain ordinary somebody… who wanted to make a song to say something very special.”


  • Daniel plans to serve hamburgers for refreshments at his party. He considers painting around them with phosphorescent paint so people can see them in the dark, but Josie recommends getting the lights fixed instead.
  • Daniel is the president of the Tame Tiger Torganization
  • Daniel and Josie both appear to be wearing Tame Tiger Torganization pins
  • Daniel takes a brief “tiger nap” (as opposed to a “cat nap”)
  • Daniel asks Josie to knock hard to alert him when Vivan arrives since his lights are out, but Josie suggests that you can still hear without the lights
  • King Friday's telephone number is 1-3
  • King Friday can’t be disturbed because he’s doing royal push-ups
  • King Friday refers to the balloon as a “small piece of rubber filled with helium” (even though the balloon is clearly not filled with helium)
  • King Friday bids Josie farewell in his usual fashion by taking her hand and bowing their heads back and forth towards each other while saying “Farewell, Josephine” three times
  • Vivian has a 2 year old daughter at home to whom she sings
  • Both Daniel and Josie mention that this is not the first visit Vivian has paid to the Children’s Corner
  • As he does in several other Children’s Corner episodes, Fred Rogers subtly communicates to Josie about the remaining airtime through the puppets, in this case Daniel (who does indeed live in a clock) and Grandpere
  • At this point Grandpere only speaks in French
  • Grandpere has a machine (apparently inside) at the Eiffel Tower that outputs papers with French words (in this case “Bonjour”)
  • Clips of this episode appear in the documentaries Our Neighbor, Fred Rogers and America’s Favorite Neighbor

Episode Credits

With Josie Carey
Produced by Fred Rogers
Directed by Carl Freeborn
Technical Supervision: Larry Flavin

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