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Episode: 124a
Air Date: May 3, 2013
Previous Episode: 123b - Neighborhood Clean Up
Next Episode: 124b - Super Daniel
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Daniel Tiger and his friends are pretending at school when Teacher Harriet brings a box to the play area. Daniel climbs inside and pretends that the box is a rocket ship while the others pretend to be stars and other objects in space. As they play, Daniel make-believes that he has blasted off for the moon to find a moon rock.

Returning from "the moon," Daniel finds that O the Owl is having a hard time pretending.

Miss Elaina pretends taht the box is a jungle boat and she is the captain. With Daniel by her side, she sails down the jungle river. When they ask O the Owl to join them, he suggests that he would much rather read his book about boxes than pretend.

After some encouragement from his friends, O pretends that the box is a racecar.


  • "When you pretend you can be anything."


Appearing In This Episode

Live Action Segment

The live action segment following this episode includes two children using a cardboard box to pretend.



As he make-believes about flying to the moon, Daniel passes "Purple Planet" on his way. Planet Purple is the home of Purple Panda from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

This episode is included on the DVDs Daniel Goes To School, 20 Tiger Tales, and Tigertastic 50-Pack.



Episode Credits

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

2012 The Fred Rogers Company

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