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Daniel Gets Mad

Episode: 104a
Air Date: September 5, 2012
Previous Episode: 103b - Daniel Goes To School
Next Episode: 104b - Katerina Gets Mad
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Daniel Tiger and Prince Wednesday are ready to go to the beach as they pretend they are swimming with the fish in the sea. Unfortunately, when they open the door go outside, it has started to rain.

When Daniel and Prince Wednesday become angry that they cannot go to the beach, Mom Tiger encourages them to take a deep breath and count to four. After doing so, Daniel and Prince Wednesday have calmed down and decide to create an inside beach.

Retreiving a sun made from a paper plate, some sea shells, and a few buckets of dry sand from outside, the boys make a pretend beach on the living room floor. But when they pour the sand on the floor, Mom Tiger is none too happy. She takes a deep breath and counts to four before calmly asking the boys to clean up the mess and come up with a better idea for the inside beach. Daniel, too, counts to four when he is asked to take the sand outside but he and Prince Wednesday quickly come up with a new idea. Using a brown blanket for sand and a blue blanket for water, they create a more reasonable inside beach.

What Do You Do With the Mad That You Feel is sung as various scenes are shown with Daniel and Prince Wednesday dealing with anger in positive ways.


  • "When you feel so mad that you want to roar, take a deep breath and count to four."


Appearing In This Episode

Live Action Segment

The live action segment following this episode includes young children practicing the "count to four" strategy -- each child dressed as a different character from Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood.



Lyrically, What Do You Do With the Mad That You Feel varies slightly from the original version from Mister Rogers' Neighbohrood.

This episode is included on the DVDs Tigertastic 50-Pack and Daniel's Big Feelings.

Scenes and strategies from this episode are included in the books How is Daniel Feeling and I'm Feeling Mad.

The strategy used on this episode was also used on Episode 419.

On March 2, 2018 -- in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood -- this episode aired along with Episode 1508 of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.



Episode Credits

Written by Angela C. Santomero
Created by Angela C. Santomero
Based on the work of Fred Rogers

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