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Daniel Gets Mad At Dad

Episode: 322a
Air Date: May 8, 2018
Previous Episode: 321b - Daniel's Alone Space
Next Episode: 322b - Daniel Gets Mad at His Friends
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Daniel Tiger walks to the post office with his dad to mail some letters. Daniel wants to stop and play at the playground, but the post office is about to close. He becomes angry when he is told that there no time for the playground. Counting to four, Daniel calms down and feels a little better.

When Daniel feels bad for becoming angry at his dad, Dad Tiger reminds him: "You can be mad at someone you love. When you are ready, give them a hug."

At the post office, Mr. McFeely shows Daniel how the postal scale works. Daniel make-believes that he has his own silly post office.

Back at his house, Daniel is not happy when he finds Margaret playing with Tigey. Daniel takes a deep breath and is able to deal with the situation appropriately.

Daniel decides to create a puppet using one of his dad's socks which makes Dad Tiger angry. Dad and Daniel talk about the situation calmly and share a hug.


  • "You can be mad at someone you love. When you are ready, give them a hug."


Appearing In This Episode

Live Action Segment

The live action segment following this episode includes a girl at the bakery who wants a cookie and her mom says no.



Initially, when Daniel becomes angry, he recalls the strategy used in Epiosde 104 -- "When you feel so mad that you want to roar, take a deep breath and count to four."

As Mr. McFeely sends the letters off to be delivered, Speedy Delivery (v2) plays in the background.

The bakery seen in the live segment is Prantl's Bakery in Pittsburgh, PA.



Episode Credits

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

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