Trivia / Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

  • Adored by the Network: Oh, yes. This show is loved by PBS due to having great ratings and being near-universally loved by parents and critics. They also constantly give it DVD releases, and episodes air in both English and Spanish on the main PBS channel. (At least if you live in Charlotte, North Carolina). They have renewed it for a fourth season, and one time, they aired a marathon of it for PBS Kids Family Night when they ran out of movies to show.
  • Follow the Leader: The way the children featured in the live-action sequences usually wear red sweaters is similar to how the hosts of This is Daniel Cook and its spinoffs all wear orange clothing.
  • Market-Based Title: The Canadian, British, and Australian broadcasts of the show are titled "Daniel Tiger's Neighbourhood".
  • Network to the Rescue: While the show remained off Netflix in the US, In Asia, Netflix picked up the show a few months after Disney Junior Asia screwed the show over, making it once again available in the region.
  • Saved from Development Hell: Was in development for six years before finally materializing.
    • After being teased since April of 2017 (and the first half released in book form on August 29, 2017 as Remembering Blue Fishnote ), "Daniel's Goldfish Dies / Daniel's Strawberry Seeds" is set to air on February 26th, 2018, the day before the fifteenth anniversary of Fred Rogers's death. This is all part of programming themed around the 50th anniversary of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, including a week of classic episodes of Mister Rogers paired with Daniel Tiger, leading up to a special, Mister Rogers: It's You I Like, on March 6. Furthermore, the goldfish episode will be paired with the episode of Mister Rogers in which Mister Rogers dealt with the death of his goldfish.
  • Screwed by the Network: The show was initially picked up by Disney Junior Latin America and Disney Junior Asia, but only lasted a season on those networks, as a result of Disney refactoring their networks to focus on only in-house shows. Episodes from Season 2 onwards, which introduced Baby Margaret to the Tiger family, were not broadcast.
  • No Export for You: The parents app is highly coveted, but for ridiculous licensing reasons it will not be made available outside of the US. Yes, fans of the show from as far away as Australia and even Asia are lamenting the blockage. Given how the official Facebook page keeps advertising it and all the wonderful functions it has (with the occasional exaggeration in regards to it's contentnote ), which includes a number of full songs as well as a collection of notable clips, the anger is understandable.
    • Additionally, for some reason, they would not release the fourth soundtrack album (Tiger Family Trip) outside of the US either. The first three soundtrack albums received international releases.
  • What Could Have Been
    • For "A Storm in the Neighborhood / After the Storm," the idea was floated of the storm taking out a tree where some of the characters lived, but it was decided this would just be too much for the show's target audience of preschoolers. This presumably would have been the tree that's the home of the Owl and Kittycat families, since they're the main characters who live in a tree and in the episode, they sleepover at the Tiger household to take shelter. The idea was retained only in that a tree does go down in the episode, but it's just a random tree in front of the clock factory that nobody lives in and Trolley helps to clear it away.
    • The writers / developers considered giving a character other than Daniel a sibling, but found in their research that anything that happens on the show tends to have more impact for the target audience if it happens to Daniel. This is also likely the reason why from this point forward pretty much anything major that happens on the show happens to Daniel.
    • In some episodes, pictures of a sheep and a pig that were supposed to be characters in the show but never got used appear in Dr. Anna's office.


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