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THE NEIGHBORHOOD ARCHIVE - All Things Mister Rogers

You Are Special

Episode 121
Title You Are Special
Daniel is Special
Air Date February 14, 2013
Songs It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighbohrood;
I'm Daniel;
You Are Special
Strategy "I like you just the way you are."

Daniel Tiger and his friends are about to put on a show at school featuring their special talents. O the Owl is not sure what he will do in the show. Prince Wednesday is the first to perform -- sharing a silly magic trick. When O decides he wants to do a magic trick too, Teacher Harriet encourages him to be himself -- "I like you just the way you are."

Daniel takes the stage next and sings a song about his friends before he make-believes that he's a singing star performing in front of a huge crowd.

Katerina Kittycat twirls and O tries unsuccessfully to do the same. Teacher Harriet and Daniel remind him once again that they like him just the way he is. O thinks some more as Miss Elaina takes the stage for a short puppet show. O also wants to do a puppet show.

Finally, with the help of his friends, O recognizes his own special talents -- reading and finding new things. With his newfound confidence, O takes the stage where he performs a "nifty gallifty flying flip." Daniel wants to do a flip too but is reminded by O that he is special just the way he is.


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The live action segment following this episode includes children playing with their parents.

  


Notes

  • The opening song to this episode is performed by singer-songwriter Jason Mraz.
  • You Are Special is a classic Mister Rogers song performed regularly on the original Neighborhood program.
  • The storyline from this episode is featured in the book You Are Special, Daniel Tiger.
  • Purchase a digital download of this episode on Amazon.com or iTunes.

Episode Credits

Written by Becky Friedman
Executive Producers: Angela C. Santomero, Kevin Morrison, Vince Commisso
Created by Angela C. Santomero
Based on the work of Fred Rogers

2012 The Fred Rogers Company


Appearing In This Episode

Daniel Tiger | O the Owl | Katerina Kittycat | Teacher Harriet | Prince Wednesday | Miss Elaina

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