Curious George

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"George is a monkey, and he does things we can't do."
—the PBS Kids show
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Curious George is a series of books and a TV spin-off, plus a movie, based on the character by Margret and H.A. Rey. George is a monkey who is found overseas in Africa by "The Man With the Yellow Hat," a father-figure who takes the monkey home with him to his apartment in the city. Hilarity Ensues when the monkey is treated like a human child, rather than a pet. The books and series are marketed to the preschooler/early reader group and attempt to give children an early grasp on patterns and other bits of necessary information about life.


The original books

There have also been a number of pastiche works, most of them out of print for years.

  • Curious George (1941).
  • Curious George Takes a Job (1947).
  • Curious George Rides a Bike (1952).
  • Curious George Gets a Medal (1957).
  • Curious George Flies a Kite (1958).
  • Curious George Learns the Alphabet (1963).
  • Curious George Goes to the Hospital (1966).


The following tropes are common to many or all entries in the Curious George franchise.
For tropes specific to individual installments, visit their respective work pages.

The Movies Include Examples Of: