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Tiger Family Trip

Episode: 309
Air Date: May 8, 2017
Previous Episode: 308b - Prince Wednesday's Happy Birthday
Next Episode: 310a - Visiting Grandpere
Purchase/Stream: Amazon

Daniel Tiger and his family are packing their bags in preparation for a trip to visit Grandpere. They board the Trolley and say goodbye to their friends and neighbors as they pass by. Mom Tiger shares a map with Daniel which shows the many things they'll see on the way to Grandpere's.

Entering the tunnel, Daniel and his family listen to the echo of their voices. Dad Tiger suggests that they play "tiger spy" and name all of the new things that they see. The twisty road creates fun for the Tigers before they start to notice many animals near the trolley track.

When Daniel needs to go potty, the Tigers stop at the Dinosaur Playgroud to take a break. Daniel and Margaret each take a turn on the dinosaur slide. As they leave the playground, the picture Daniel planned to give Grandpere falls from the Trolley.

To pass the time on the Trolley, Daniel plays a game with Margaret asking her to point out various parts of her face. Daniel becomes frustrated when Margaret wants to continue playing and he does not.

Passing through the butterfly garden, the Tigers stop and walk through the garden to see the many butterflies around them. Daniel make-believes that he and Margaret are butterflies.

Finally, the Tigers reach their destination -- Grandpere's house. Daniel tells him about the trip but is disappointed to find that his picture for Grandpere is missing. Grandpere gladly accepts a "great big Daniel hug" in place of the picture. Everyone goes to the back yard where Grandpere has prepared a special dinner and campfire for them to enjoy before bed.


  • "There are so many things to do and see when you're on a trip with your family."


Appearing In This Episode

Live Action Segment

The live action segment following this episode includes a boy going on a trip with his family.



Prince Tuesday will care for the Tiger family's fish while they are gone.

Several strategies from previous episodes were used throughout the Tiger family trip:

  • "When you have to potty, stop and go right away." / "Flush and wash and be on your way." (Episode 111)
  • "It's almost time to stop so choose one more thing to do." / "That was fun but now it's done." (Episode 127)
  • "When you wait, you can play, sing, or imagine anything." (Episode 113)
  • "When you feel so mad that you want to roar, take a deep breath and count to four." (Episode 104)
  • "When something seems bad, turn it around and find something good." (Episode 101)

This 30-minute episode originally aired in an hour block with Episode 310.



Episode Credits

Story by Becky Friedman & Angela C. Santomero
Written by Becky Friendman & Jennifer Hamburg
Created by Angela C. Santomero
Based on the work of Fred Rogers

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