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Daniel Gets Frustrated

Episode: 137a
Air Date: February 18, 2014
Previous Episode: 136b - Daniel Feels Left Out
Next Episode: 137b - Frustration at School
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Daniel Tiger is playing king of the castle when he asks Mom Tiger if Prince Wednesday can come over to play. Mom Tiger reminds him that Prince Wednesday is visiting his cousin Chrissie. When Daniel tries to play his toy trumpet, he finds that it is broken and is further frustrated to learn that Music Man Stan's music shop is closed.

Recognizing that Daniel is becoming frustrated, Mom Tiger encourages him to take a step back and ask for help. When Mom Tiger suggests that Daniel feed his fish, Daniel make-believes that he is the king of an underwater kingdom.

Mom Tiger agrees to play blocks with Daniel but when Tigey will not stay perched on top of the block castle, Daniel is frustrated. Mom Tiger attempts to help but knocks over the blocks by accident. Together Daniel and his mom rebulid the castle and find a way to keep Tigey in place.


  • "When you're feeling frustrated, take a step back and ask for help."


Appearing In This Episode

Live Action Segment

The live action segment following this episode includes two friends making a colorful art project together -- paper crowns.



Before she starts playing with Daniel, Mom Tiger is sorting pictures including one of Daniel Tiger and Prince Wednesday when they were babies.

This episode is included on the DVD Daniel's Big Feelings.

Songs from this episode were released as part of the 2014 audio collection Daniel's Big Feelings.

Scenes and strategies from this episode are included in the book How is Daniel Feeling.



Episode Credits

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

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