Why doesn’t Daniel Tiger wear pants?

Dad Tiger also lacks pants. Meanwhile Mom Tiger and baby Margaret get lower body coverage.

  • Margaret
    Jul 10

    My guess is that it’s some kind of unconscious gender bias.

  • Ashley
    Jul 10

    I cannot tell you how many times I've wondered (and Googled) this 😂

  • Jennie
    Jul 10

    Mickey Mouse only wears pants... Minnie is fully dressed... Donald and Daisy only have shirts and Goofy is fully dressed! I mean 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️

  • AdamAnt
    Jul 10

    Daniel wears swim trunks & PJ bottoms ... it’s a cartoon mystery. Donald Duck is pantsless all the time, but when he loses his shirt / towel, he covers his featureless groin. 😆

  • Soni
    Jul 10

    Ummm ... Tiger print pants!

  • Joanna
    Jul 10

    We also debate if Dr. Anna is an MD or a vet.

  • Megan
    Jul 10

    And why is mom always cleaning and cooking

  • JJ
    Jul 10

    Maybe he’s wearing some kicky yoga shorts under his shirt that we can’t see.

  • Angela
    Jul 10

    And Mom tiger doesn't have a first name but Dad is Daniel Striped Tiger

  • Hannah
    Jul 10

    These are the things that keep me up at night. Especially since he does wear pajama pants and swim trunks!

  • Shalay
    Jul 12

    Didn't even notice

  • Ashley
    Jul 12

    Maybe they *are* wearing pants but they're just really tacky tiger stripe pants...?!

  • Ashley
    Jul 12

    ^ Soni beat me to it 😂

  • Claire
    Jul 12

    Mr Rogers wouldn’t have let that slide.

  • Emily
    Jul 13

    My guess is that since Daniel Tiger was originally a puppet in the Mr rogers show and the others didnt come along till the cartoon... kinda hard to have pants on a puppet and still get an arm in there. If you look at the other male characters in the original show (King Friday, Prince Thursday...) they all had ‘royal robe’ type outfits... Also mickey definitely has had pants (silly big buttons on The front...and i’ve looked at old disney comics where donald duck also had little sailor bottoms.

  • Derek C
    Jul 15

    Well tigers have tails and if you wore pants, you’d have to constantly either tuck the tail in or find a hole in which the tail would have to jimmy through. Also, they’re furry, so why do they need clothes?

  • Ashley
    Jul 17

    Just thought of this thread because Working Mother did an interview with the show's creator about Mom Tiger getting a new job (so here for that!) and they asked her why the dude tigers don't wear pants. The creator said: "We really wanted to create that signature red sweater and sneakers, which of course is a nod to Fred [Rogers]. And then because Dad Tiger’s based on the original Daniel Striped Tiger, it made sense to us to emulate that same look...We didn’t want her [mom] to be necessarily in a dress, because we wanted to show her active and real, and not necessarily in pearls all the time or whatever." So it *was* a nod to the puppets! And they didn't want Mom Tiger to be seen as wearing a dress. I think the mystery was more exciting than the answer 😂 https://www.workingmother.com/daniel-tigers-mom-is-getting-super-cool-job-and-we-are-here-for-it?dom=flipboard&src=syn&%3Fads=off