This clip of Daniel Tiger and Lady Aberlin is from “Making Mistakes” week. Inspired by events that happened earlier in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Daniel is thinking about mistakes. He wonders if he is a mistake because he is tame and lives in a clock, unlike any other tigers he knows. He sings a song questioning if he is a mistake because he is so different. Lady Aberlin sings back to him that he is just fine as he is; he is a wonderful tiger and her best friend. Daniel and Lady Aberlin express their friendship and love through a duet.
This Neighborhood of Make-Believe segment was one of the most important to Fred Rogers. He often referenced it in his speeches and would show the clip to adult audiences he was speaking to.
Fred Rogers Productions
Mister Rogers Visits with Andre Watts
Andre Watts explains how you learn from mistakes and how playing the piano can help you feel better when you are sad.
Saint Vincent College
In this excerpt from a speech that Fred Rogers delivered at Saint Vincent College, he tells how parenting styles last through generations of a family.
Around the Neighborhood
This newsletter contains helpful information for caregivers who watch Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood with children.