Why does Daniel Tiger wear a sweater and sneakers but no pants?
All of Daniel's friends and members of his community wear pants or dresses.

He just walks around with no pants on.
Daniel's dad also walks around wearing a sweater and shoes but no pants.

Everyone else is fully clothed.

Is this not concerning to friends in Daniel Tiger's neighborhood?
Am I on Day 14 of no daycare?

Yes I am.
Update: Someone asked the creator of Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood why he doesn't wear pants! It seems they want his plushy cartoon fur to be admired, san pants. amp.theatlantic.com/amp/article/56…

(h/t @CoralMDavenport)

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