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Duckling Goes Home

Episode: 136a
Air Date: February 17, 2014
Previous Episode: 135b - Mom Tiger is Sick
Next Episode: 136b - Daniel Feels Left Out
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Daniel Tiger and his friends are playing outside at school. The class pet duck, Ducky, is in her pen. Teacher Harriet shows a picture of Ducky when she was a baby and tells the students that it is time for Ducky to go live on a farm.

This news makes Daniel and Miss Elaina very sad and Teacher Harriet reminds them that it's okay to feel sad sometimes. O the Owl suggests drawing a picture to help remember Ducky when she is gone.

After Daniel make-believes that Ducky is a student at his school, he still feels a little sad. Teacher Harriett takes a picture of the children with Ducky before they leave for the farm.

At the farm, everyone sees other ducks on the pond and watch as Ducky goes to the water to be with them. They feel better knowing that Ducky is happy.


  • "It's okay to feel sad sometimes. Little by little, you'll feel better again."


Appearing In This Episode

Live Action Segment

The live action segment following this episode includes a boy feeding bread crumbs to ducks.



Ducky is hatched from an egg on Episode 113a.

Daniel and his family return to the farm in Episode 220a and Daniel finds Ducky near the pond.

This episode is included on the DVD Daniel's Big Feelings.

Songs from this episode were released as part of the 2014 audio collection Daniel's Big Feelings.

Scenes and strategies from this episode are included in the books How is Daniel Feeling and I'm Feeling Sad.

Among others, the strategy from this episode was used in the special episode, Won't You Sing Along With Me?.



Episode Credits

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

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