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O Gets Mad

Episode: 419b
Air Date: January 8, 2020
Previous Episode: 419a - Mad at the Crayon Factory
Next Episode: 500 - Won't You Sing Along With Me?
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Daniel Tiger is playing farm before school, but becomes angry when Dad Tiger tells him that he cannot bring all of his toys to school. Dad Tiger, who is also a little angry himself, reminds Daniel: "When you feel so mad that you want to roar, take a deep breath and count to four." Together they calm down and talk about the situation. Daniel is allowed to bring one special toy to school.

At school, O the Owl invites Daniel to help make a new invention out of cardboard -- a tunnel for Daniel's tractor toy to drive through. Daniel make-believes that he is riding through the cardboard tunnel himself. When the tractor gets stuck in the tube, Daniel and O become angry and have to be calmed down by Teacher Harriet.

Once Daniel and O are calm, Teacher Harriet helps them to find a way to fix the invention. They decide to use a small car instead of the tractor but the invention still does not work as expected. Daniel and O are angry again but quickly calm themselves down and find a way to make the invention work properly.


  • "When you feel so mad that you want to roar, take a deep breath and count to four."


Appearing In This Episode

Post-Episode Short

The post-episode short following this episode includes Prince Wednesday showing his new pet rock, Rocky.



The strategy used on this episode was first introduced on Episode 104.



Episode Credits

Written by Jill Cozz-Turner
Created by Angela C. Santomero
Based on the work of Fred Rogers

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