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Margaret's Birthday Party

Episode 412
Title Margaret's Birthday Buddy
Margaret's Birthday Party
Air Date September 16, 2019

It's time for Margaret's birthday party and Daniel is excited to be her birthday buddy. The guests begin to arrive and Daniel feels left out as they all give their attention to Margaret. Grandpere recognizes that Daniel is upset and reminds him that he can be a special birthday buddy to Margaret. To help, Daniel suggests that the guests play pin-the-tail-on-the-panda.

As they play, Daniel make-believes that he's playing dress-up with a panda.

The game turns out to be somewhat difficult for Margaret so Daniel is happy to step in and help her. As the guests sing the Happy Birthday song to Margaret, she is startled by the noise and crawls under a nearby table. As her birthday buddy, Daniel is able to comfort her by suggesting that everyone sing a birthday wish song to her quietly and individually: "It's your birthday, yes it's true. Here' s a birthday wish for you."


  • "When it's not your birthday, what can you do? Be a birthday buddy and help out, too."


Appearing In This Episode


  • Similar to the celebration of Prince Wednesday's birthday in Episode 308b, friends and family sing a happy birthday song to Margaret -- but not the traditional version:

    Happy birthday, happy birthday
    To you, Margaret
    Friends and neighbors gather 'round you
    To celebrate your special day

  • It's your birhtday yes it's true. Here' s abithday wish for you



Episode Credits

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

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