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Frustration at School

Episode: 137b
Air Date: February 18, 2014
Previous Episode: 137a - Daniel Gets Frustrated
Next Episode: 138a - Daniel is Jealous
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Daniel Tiger is playing restaurant at school with his friends. He is the cook while Katerina Kittycat sets the tables and Prince Wednesday takes the orders. When O the Owl places a detailed order, Prince Wednesday becomes frustrated.

Once the order is placed for spaghetti and meatballs, Daniel quickly becomes frustrated when he cannot find the pretend spaghetti. Teacher Harriet reminds him to take a step back and ask for help when he is frustrated. Once Daniel thinks about the last time he saw the spaghetti, he is promptly able to locate the toy.

Daniel make-believes that he is Detective Daniel and finds lost things for everyone!

With the order complete, Katerina attempts to deliver the pretend food to O but becomes frustrated when she drops the plate on the floor. She asks Daniel and Prince Wednesday for help and is able to carry the plate the table by discarding the tray.


  • "When you're feeling frustrated, take a step back and ask for help."


Appearing In This Episode

Live Action Segment

The live action segment following this episode includes a boy helping make spaghetti and meatballs.



A wide variety of orders are placed in the pretend restaurant:

    • Bear: A honey sandwich (extra gooey)
    • Monkey: A banana
    • Elephant: Macaroni and cheese
    • O the Owl: Spaghetti and meatballs with sprinkle cheese and the meatballs on the side with a glass of milk.

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.



Episode Credits

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

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