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Katerina Gets Mad

Episode: 104b
Air Date: September 5, 2012
Previous Episode: 104a - Daniel Gets Mad
Next Episode: 105a - Prince Wednesday Finds a Way to Play
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Daniel visits Music Man Stan's music shop where his friends are waiting when he arrives. Dazzled by the shop full of instruments, Daniel make-believes that the instruments can all play themselves.

Daniel and his friends line up to pick an instrument to play but Katerina Kittycat cuts to the front of the line. She becomes angry when Music Man Stan asks her to wait her turn but calms down quickly when it is suggested that she take a deep breath and count to four. After "dancing her mad out," Katerina moves to her proper place in line as she hopes to pick the triangle.

After Prince Wednesday picks the trumpet, Daniel chooses the piano, and O selects the drum, Katerina Kittycat becomes angry when Miss Elaina takes the triangle. Again, Katerina is encouraged to take a deep breath and count to four. After doing so, she calmly talks to Miss Elaina who agrees to give her a turn when she is finished.

Everyone plays their instruments together as they sing a song about positively dealing with anger.


  • "When you feel so mad that you want to roar, take a deep breath and count to four."


Appearing In This Episode

Live Action Segment

The live action segment following this episode includes young children learning about musical instruments.



This episode is included on the DVDs Tigertastic 50-Pack and Daniel's Big Feelings.

Scenes and strategies from this episode are included in the book I'm Feeling Mad.

The strategy used on this episode was also used on Episode 419.

On March 2, 2018 -- in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood -- this episode aired along with Episode 1508 of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.



Episode Credits

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

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