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"Daniel's Birthday"
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Original Airdate

September 3, 2012

Production Number


Story by

Angela C. Santomero and Becky Friedman


Angela C. Santomero

Episode Guide

Daniel's Picnic

Daniel's Birthday is the first segment of Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood. It aired on September 3, 2012, with "Daniel’s Picnic."


Today is Daniel Tiger’s birthday! Daniel is very excited to go to Baker Aker’s bakery to help his Mom pick out a cake for his party, and so proud that his mom lets him carry the cake himself. But when they arrive back home after a bumpy ride on Trolley, he discovers that his birthday cake is smooshed! What a disappointment. His father helps him see that there are good things even in a smooshed cake – it’s yummy.


Daniel welcomes his neighbour into his house, he also tells him/her that is his birthday. Mom Tiger then tells Daniel in the living room that is now time to go to the bakery to pick out his cake, so they head on over to catch Trolley and take a ride going there.

Daniel then asks Mom that since he's bigger, can he carry his birthday cake all by himself? Mom replies saying that he is bigger now, but a cake can be heavy. However, Daniel shows Mom that he's big and strong. During their trip, they stop at the treehouse and ask Katerina and O if they want to come with them. They both agreed and hoped on Trolley.

Finally, they arrived at the bakery and went inside. Inside the bakery, they were amazed by the goodies around them. This inspires Daniel to make-believe with his neighbour that they can sing and dance.


Major Roles Minor Roles


  • All the main characters debuted in this episode. A few characters' parents would debut in the next episodes.
  • This is also the first episode to feature older voice actors/actresses having voiced as main child characters in the series, while all the adult cast in the series are voicing as adult characters (especially if they pass away as well).


  • When Dad Tiger is helping Daniel cope with his smooshed cake, the two pull spoons out from out of nowhere, after they bring their hands up from behind the table, when in reality there was no place for them to get spoons from.