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Mom Tiger is Sick

Episode: 135b
Air Date: January 20, 2014
Previous Episode: 135a - Daniel Gets a Cold
Next Episode: 136a - Duckling Goes Home
Purchase/Stream: Amazon

Mom Tiger is making invitation for Fruit Picking Day in the Enchanted Garden when she starts showing signs that she isn't feeling well. Dad Tiger encourages her to rest while he and Daniel wash up and make her something to eat.

While they wash up in the kitchen, Daniel Tiger pretends that he can see the soap taking care of the germs on his hands. All clean, he and Dad Tiger make a healthy lunch for Mom Tiger and provide her with a "couch picnic."

Daniel works with his dad as the finish the Fruit Picking Day invitations for Mom Tiger. When Dad Tiger takes them to the mail, Daniel sings a quiet song to his mother and offers Tigey to her so she will feel better.


  • "When you're sick, rest is best."


Appearing In This Episode

Live Action Segment

The live action segment following this episode includes a boy visiting with two paramedics as they show him the inside of an ambulance.



The segment of Daniel fighting the germs with soap is somewhat reminiscent of the Nintendo game Super Mario Brothers. A similar make-believe segment is seen in Episode 303a.


As Dad Tiger makes soup for Mom Tiger, he adds some "Mrs. Salt and Mr. Pepper." This is clearly a subtle reference to Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper -- characters from Blue's Clues which was also created by Angela Santomero.

The paramedics and ambulance featured at the end of this episode are from the public safety department of Pittsburgh. PA.

This episode ends with a montage of clips featuring Daniel Tiger and Prince Wednesday played over You Are Special.

This episode is included on the DVD Daniel Goes To The Doctor.



Episode Credits

Story by Angela C. Santomero & Becky Friedman
Written by Eva Steele-Saccio
Created by Angela C. Santomero
Based on the work of Fred Rogers

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