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Daniel Thinks of What Margaret Needs

Episode: 217b
Air Date: February 16, 2016
Previous Episode: 217a - Daniel Thinks of Others
Next Episode: 218a - Daniel Takes Care of Snowball
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Daniel Tiger and Miss Elaina are playing the drums and a triangle in a pretend band. The noise from their instruments disturbs Margaret as she is trying to take a nap and they are encouraged by Daniel's mom to think about Margaret's needs.

With towels as capes, Daniel and Miss Elaina go outside to play. Mom Tiger finds them playing with the towels and informs them that the towels -- now dirty -- were needed for bathtime later tonight. Thinking about the fact that his mom will now have to wash the towels, Daniel and Miss Elaina take the towels back inside.

Daniel and his dad take Miss Elaina to the music shop where Miss Elaina's dad is frustrated as he tries to repair a trombone. Daniel and Miss Elaina think about his feelings and try to help by playing some music for him to enjoy.

Daniel make-believes that he is playing music that creates all kinds of feelings.

Back at his house, Daniel helps his mom calm Margaret by singing her a quiet lullaby.


  • "Whatever you do, think about what other people need, too."


Appearing In This Episode

Live Action Segment

The live action segment following this episode includes a girl learning to make a bowl from clay.



Before they go outside, Miss Elaina has to go potty and Daniel reminds her to "stop and go right away." This refers to the strategy first introduced in Episode 111.

This episode is featured on the You Are Special, Daniel Tiger DVD release.



Episode Credits

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

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