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Monday
Nov262007

Curious George Gets Read One Too Many Times in This Household.

There was once a monkey named George. He was a good little monkey but curious, so George got into shit.

One day the Man With the Yellow Hat went out, because that's all he ever did—he simply drove off, leaving a monkey to fend for himself, like that makes any sense. Once he was alone, George became interested in something. He looked at it, but not being satisfied with looking, he then poked at it, or perhaps he rode it, or he ate it, and before long he was in serious trouble.

The Law or the Authorities or Personnel came after him, but lucky for George they were slow and ungainly and shook their meaty fists at him, which slowed them down further, and George managed to jump on top of a bus, or hide in a shirt. Just then, a larger crisis loomed, one in which (improbably) a being of monkey size and/or flexibility was needed. George helped, of course, and saved the day just as the Authorities arrived. Everyone agreed that while George is a pain in the ass and ruins just about everything, he is also good in a pinch, when one requires the services of a monkey.

Then George got a medal or a pie, having learned exactly nothing from his mistakes.

Reader Comments (54)

Curious George got more interesting when Jack Johnson joined his entourage.

Mothergoosemouse is so right. I started to hide the books, because George is so damn naughty and gives him too many mischievous ideas.
November 29, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterIsabel Kallman
Things I learned from Curious George:

How to make a paper boatWhy puzzles are NOT for eating
December 2, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterliz
Sucks to be a monkey.

No, no, he was lucky to be a monkey. That phrase has been used at least three times that I know of, too.

Also, what is up with the man in the yellow hat and this "Mrs. Needleman" character? They go on long train trips to the country together, and she shows up at all the parties. What does Mr. Needleman have to say about this? And what's up with the pointy hair?
December 7, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterR.J. Anderson
We love CG in our house. But this is still funny and quite true.

I think it is fascinating to go back and read the stuff we read as kids before everything was sanitized for children. Babar is another of those series written before the days of PC. And if you ever pick up an old copy of Little House in the Big Woods, every 10th sentence or so involves "Pa's gun."

They would never allow that kind of stuff today and I think it's sad that "we" are so afraid of it.
December 13, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterLisse

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