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A New Friend at the Clock Factory

Episode: 506b
Air Date: April 5, 2021
Previous Episode: 506a - Daniel's New Friend Max
Next Episode: 507a - Jodi's Asthma

It's Neighborhood Clock Day and Daniel Tiger is riding Trolley to the clock factory with his dad. Dad Tiger shares that he has made a brand new clock that no one has seen yet. Daniel make-believes that he is playing inside a cuckoo clock.

Teacher Harriet and Max board Trolley outside the Enchanted Garden. When Daniel greets Max, he doesn't respond right away. Teacher Harriet reminds Daniel that sometimes Max needs a little more time to think before he responds. Max has with him a bus with a clock on it and shares his excitement to visit the clock factory.

Several other neighbors have already gathered at the clock factory for Neighborhood Clock Day. While Daniel and his friends are happy to have Dad Tiger hang up their clocks, Max prefers to hold on to his bus clock.

Before Chime Time, Teacher Harriet provides Max with a pair of headphones in case it becomes too loud. Everyone is fascinated by the lights and sounds of Chime Time except Max who becomes overwhelmed. Dad Tiger helps by turning the normal lights back on before teacher Harriet takes Max outside for a break.

Daniel and his dad go outside and offer Max a different kind of Chime Time -- one without the bright lights and loud sounds. Back inside the factory, Max offers his bus clock to be hung on the wall. Dad Tiger begins "Calm Chime Time" where Max provides the sound with a quiet chime.

The new clock is revealed -- a Ferris wheel clock with everyone riding!


  • "When a friend needs different things than you, there are some things you can do."


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Episode Credits

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

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