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Daniel's New Friend

Episode: 131a
Air Date: September 27, 2013
Previous Episode: 130b - Calm For Storytime
Next Episode: 131b - Same and Different
Purchase/Stream: Amazon

Daniel Tiger and Miss Elaina arrive at the castle to play with Prince Wednesday. Prince Wednesday's cousin Chrissie is visiting and everyone joins together playing knights and dragons. When they realize that Chrissie uses crutches to walk, Daniel and Miss Elaina are curious. Chrissie explains that the braces help her walk before Queen Sara reminds the children that "in some ways [they] are different, but in so many ways [they] are the same."

Prince Wednesday pretends to be a dragon and is chased by his friends. Chrissie explains to Daniel that in some ways she cannot play the same way as he can -- but she still likes to play.

Daniel make-believes that he is a knight riding a real horse before Chrissie shares that she also enjoys riding horses. In a similar way, Daniel likes to ride on his dad's back when he pretends to be a horse.

As the children continue playing, Chrissie reminds the others that she does not need to stop, she just needs to play differently sometimes. Daniel likes playing with Chrissie!


  • "In some ways we are different, but in so many ways we are the same."


Appearing In This Episode

Live Action Segment

The live action segment following this episode includes a girl caring for her horse.



Chrissie mentions that she has a pet horse named Peaches.

The storyline from this episode is featured in the books Daniel's New Friend and Daniel Tiger's 5 Minutes Stories.

This episode is featured on the DVDs Super Daniel and Neighborhood Friends Collection.



Episode Credits

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

2013 The Fred Rogers Company

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