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Daniel Can't Get What He Wants

Episode: 211b
Air Date: June 22, 2015
Previous Episode: 211a - Daniel Can't Ride Trolley
Next Episode: 212 - Nighttime in the Neighborhood
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Daniel Tiger and his Dad are going grocery shopping at the Neighborhood market where Prince Tuesday is hard at work. Inside the market, Daniel places a package of cookies in the cart and becomes frustrated when his dad puts them back on the shelf. Dad Tiger encourages Daniel to stomp three times in order to alleviate his anger.

Dad Tiger gives Daniel clues about what is on their shopping list and it's up to Daniel to find the correct items in the store. Daniel make-belives that the fruits and vegetables in the store come to life and play in the market.

In the check-out line, Daniel and his dad find Miss Elaina and her dad who they invite to dinner. Miss Elaina is upset when she is told that they already have plans for dinner. Daniel tells Miss Elaina to stomp three times to help herself feel better. While they wait in line, Daniel and Miss Elaina pretend to have a silly dinner together -- purple potato pineapple soup and a peanut butter and pickle sandwich!


  • "When you can't get what you want, stomp three times to help yourself feel better."


Appearing In This Episode

Live Action Segment

The live action segment following this episode includes a boy visiting his friend working at the grocery store.



The strategy offered in this episode was met with slight objection from parents who felt that it encouraged defiance and mimicked a temper tantrum.



Episode Credits

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

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