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Daniel's Babysitter

Episode: 103a
Air Date: September 4, 2012
Previous Episode: 102b - Daniel Visits the Doctor
Next Episode: 103b - Daniel Goes To School
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Daniel is playing jungle with Tigey when Prince Tuesday arrives to babysit while Mom Tiger and Dad Tiger go out dancing. Daniel is unsure about his parents leaving but they assure him -- grown-ups come back.

Daniel and Prince Tuesday continue playing jungle when Mom Tiger and Dad Tiger leave. They explore the pretend jungle and make-believe that they are in a real jungle.

At bedtime, Daniel picks out his own pajamas -- a pair with a Trolley pattern. Taking them into the bathroom, he uses the potty and puts on his pajamas before brushing his teeth. After Daniel hops into bed, Prince Tuesday sings him a goodnight song. But wait! Daniel can't find Tigey! This is clearly upsetting to Daniel, but with the help of Prince Tuesday, he retraces his steps to find Tigey in the living room.

Daniel climbs back into bed and shares that he is still missing his mom and dad. Prince Tuesday once again reminds him -- grown-ups come back. Just as Daniel is about to fall asleep, Mom Tiger and Dad Tiger return. Together, everyone sings a song about grown-ups coming back when they are gone.


  • "Grown-ups come back."


Appearing In This Episode

Live Action Segment

The live action segment following this episode includes a young girl spending time with her babysitter.



The strategy from this episode was also used in Episode 411.

This episode is included on the DVDs Tigertastic 50-Pack and Daniel Tries Something New.

The storyline of this episode is featured in the book Daniel's First Babysitter.



Episode Credits

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

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