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Daniel's Friends Say No

Episode: 206a
Air Date: November 17, 2014
Previous Episode: 205b - Problem Solver Daniel
Next Episode: 206b - Prince Wednesday Doesn't Want To Play
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Daniel Tiger is pretending to be a kangaroo as he is dropped off at school by his family. Excited to continue playing, he asks Miss Elaina to join him but she would rather continue reading and declines.

Teacher Harriet recognizes that Daniel is feeling sad and encourages him to find something else to do instead -- even if Miss Elaina would rather not play along. Since Miss Elaina is reading a book about dump trucks, Daniel decides to draw a picture of a dump truck before make-believing that he is a driving a real dump truck.

When Daniel asks if O the Owl would like to play dump truck with him, O is busy looking at rocks by himself. Daniel is disappointed, but remembers that he can find something else to do. He decides to deliver items in his truck to his friends and he is soon joined by Katerina Kittycat.


  • "When a friend doesn't want to play with you, you can find something else to do."


Appearing In This Episode

Live Action Segment

The live action segment following this episode includes a boy who decides to play by himself when his friends are busy doing other things.



This episode is featured on the Super Daniel DVD release.



Episode Credits

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

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