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Daniel's Very Different Day

Episode: 318a
Air Date: September 6, 2017
Previous Episode: 317b - Daniel's Doll
Next Episode: 318b - Class Trip to the Library
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Daniel Tiger is painting a picture for Katerina Kittycat and drips paint on his sweater. Mom Tiger helps Daniel feel better when his favorite red sweater has to go in the wash: "Things may change and that's okay. Today we can do things a different way." Daniel feels comfortable changing into a t-shirt instead.

At the bakery, Daniel plans to pick up pink cupcakes for the pink picnic he is planning with Katerina. Baker Aker compliments him on his new t-shirt but Daniel is disappointed to find that he is out of pink cupcakes. With some encouragement from Dad Tiger, Daniel decides that something different -- a pink strawberry cake -- would be just as good.

Daniel make-believes that he is making music with everything in the bakery.

Arriving at the treehouse, Daniel is disappointed to learn that Katerina is feeling sick and will not be able to have a pink picnic. He gives the picture he painted to Henrietta Pussycat and goes home where he enjoys a rainbow picnic with his family.


  • "Things may change and that's okay. Today we can do things a different way."


Appearing In This Episode

Live Action Segment

The live action segment following this episode includes children who move their picnic plans from the park to the living room.



When they learn that Katerina is feeling sick, Dad Tiger reminds Daniel of the strategy used in Episode 135: "When you're sick, rest is best."

Among others, the strategy from this episode was used in the special episode, Won't You Sing Along With Me?.

The strategy used in this episode is also used in Episode 505.



Episode Credits

Written by Leah Gotcsik
Created by Angela C. Santomero
Based on the work of Fred Rogers

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