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Problem Solver Daniel

Episode: 205b
Air Date: November 3, 2014
Previous Episode: 205a - Daniel Fixes Trolley
Next Episode: 206a - Daniel's Friends Say No
Purchase/Stream: Amazon

Daniel Tiger is at school playing with a toy train while Miss Elaina plays with a toy astronaut. When they decide to play blocks together, they disagree on what to build -- a train or a space ship. Seeking help from Teacher Harriet, they are encouraged to solve the problem themselves. Putting their heads together, Daniel and Miss Elaina decide to build a space train!

Daniel make-believes that he is traveling through outer space on a real space train.

Prince Wednesday joins Daniel and Miss Elaina and they find a green jacket perfect for pretending to be a space alien. When Prince Wednesday and Daniel cannot agree on who gets to wear the jacket, Miss Elaina reminds them that they can solve the problem without Teacher Harriet's help. They decide to wear the jacket together and pretend to be a four-legged alien.


  • "Try to solve the problem yourself and you'll feel proud."


Appearing In This Episode

Live Action Segment

The live action segment following this episode includes a girl visiting a trolley museum.



Daniel's alien/robot name is Zorbot. Prince Wednesday's is Mr. Boop-She-Boo.

The trolley museum visited in the live segment of this episode is the same place visited by Mister Rogers in Episode 1531 of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

This episode is included on the DVD Daniel Goes To School.

Scenes and strategies from this episode are included in the book Daniel Plays at School and the Adventures of Daniel Tiger Treasury.



Episode Credits

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

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