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Calm at the Restaurant

Episode: 418a
Air Date: January 7, 2020
Previous Episode: 417b - You Can Play Your Own Way
Next Episode: 418b - Calm in Class
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Daniel Tiger is at the Neighborhood market with his family. As Daniel plays with Margaret, he accidentally knocks over a display of oatmeal containers and has to be remind by Mom Tiger to be calm in the store. She offers a simple suggestion to help him calm down: "Give a squeeze nice and slow. Take a deep breath and let it go." Together with his mom, Daniel puts the containers back in place. Waiting outside with Dad Tiger while Mom Tiger finishes shopping, Daniel is free to be silly.

The Tiger family arrives at the Neighborhood restaurant for Taco Night and Daniel is reminded to calm down before going inside. Doctor Platypus and Jodi arrive at the restaurant and are invited to join the Tiger family for dinner. In their excitement, Daniel and Jodi almost cause Prince Tuesday to drop a tray of dishes. Daniel teaches Jodi the strategy for calming down that he learned at the market.

While waiting for the food to be prepared, Daniel make-believes that there are tacos everywhere.

Prince Tuesday serves the toppings and everyone is able to make their own tacos. Jodi gets a little too silly as she makes her taco and is quickly able to calm down after a reminder from her mother.


  • "Give a squeeze nice and slow. Take a deep breath and let it go."


Appearing In This Episode

Live Action Segment

The live action segment following this episode includes a girl learning how people make guitars.



The strategy used on this episode was first introduced on Episode 130.

Doctor Anna and Baker Aker are also eating at the Neighborhood restuarant.

The storyline of this episode is featured in the book Calm at the Restaurant.



Episode Credits

Written by Mary Jacobson
Created by Angela C. Santomero
Based on the work of Fred Rogers

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