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Daniel Visits the Doctor

Episode: 102b
Air Date: September 3, 2012
Previous Episode: 102a - Daniel Visits School
Next Episode: 103a - Daniel's Babysitter
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Daniel is playing doctor with Tigey when his mom lets him know he has a real check-up scheduled for today. She explains that sometimes you go to the doctor even when you are not sick. Daniel is feeling nervous but his mom explains exactly what to expect during the visit to the doctor. As she talks, she draws a series of pictures for Daniel.

At Dr. Anna's office, Daniel and his mom sit in the waiting room where Daniel looks at a fish tank. He make-believes that the fish are going to the have a check-up, too.

Dr. Anna invites Daniel back into an exam room where she checks his heart, eyes, throat, height, and weight. To help Daniel feel comfortable, Dr. Anna gives Tigey a check-up, too. She even lets Daniel listen to his own heartbeat. For cooperating during his check-up, Daniel is given a heart sticker by Dr. Anna.

Back in the waiting room, O the Owl is nervously waiting for a check-up of his own. Daniel gives him the pictures drawn by his mother to help him feel better.

Together with his mom and Dr. Anna, Daniel sings about going to the doctor and experiencing new things.


  • "When we do something new, let's talk about what we'll do."


Appearing In This Episode

Live Action Segment

The live action segment following this episode includes a young boy visiting his doctor for a check-up.



First aired as a special second episode following the premiere episode of the show on September 3, 2002.

Daniel has grown two stripes taller since his last check-up.

The strategy used in this episode -- "When we do something new, let's talk about what we'll do." -- is the same one used in Episode 406.

The storyline of this episodes is featured in the books Daniel Visits the Doctor and Daniel Tiger's 5 Minutes Stories.

This episode is included on the DVDs Tigertastic 50-Pack, Life's Little Lessonsand Daniel Goes To The Doctor.



Episode Credits

Story by Angela C. Santomero and Becky Friedman
Written by Andrea Maywhort and Eric Saiet
Created by Angela C. Santomero
Based on the work of Fred Rogers

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