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Daniel is Special

Episode: 121b
Air Date: February 14, 2013
Previous Episode: 121a - You Are Special
Next Episode: 122a - The Dragon Dance
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Daniel Tiger and his dad are on a leaf walk through the woods. Dad Tiger is taking pictures of the leaves which are changing colors. When Daniel notices the many colors, Dad Tiger tells him that his "eye for noticing things" is one of the many reasons he likes him just the way he is.

Daniel collects a variety of leaves to make a colorful leaf picture before he and his dad see Miss Elaina and Music Man Stan. Miss Elaina is wearing a special star necklace and Daniel wishes he had a special necklace, too. Dad Tiger reminds him that he likes him just the way he is -- he doesn't need things to be special.

As the leaves continue to fall, Daniel make-believes that he is flying on a leaf. He and his dad continue walking when they see X the Owl and O the Owl who are on their way home from grocery shopping. O has a book about leaves which he and Daniel look at before jumping into a pile of leaves. Daniel wishes he could read like O and Dad Tiger reminds him that he likes him just as he is and that he will read someday when he is ready.

When Daniel gets home, he spreads his leaves out and makes a leaf picture with Mom Tiger.


  • "I like you just the way you are."


Appearing In This Episode

Live Action Segment

The live action segment following this episode includes a girl making dumplings with her dad.



The closing song to this episode is performed by singer-songwriter Jason Mraz.

This episode is featured on the DVDs Tigertastic 50-Pack, You Are Special, Daniel Tiger and Family Fun Collection.

It's You I Like is a classic Mister Rogers song performed regularly on the original Neighborhood program.



Episode Credits

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

2012 The Fred Rogers Company

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