The CURIOUS GEORGE television series features lots of interesting characters, all of whom play an important role. Learn more below.
Curious George investigates his world because everything fascinates him — familiar things, unfamiliar things, things he doesn't quite understand — everything. What keeps us wanting to come back to George is the fact that we know his curiosity will propel him into (mis-)adventures. But George isn't undone by his mischief. He usually manages to pull himself out of it and sometimes even saves the day.
The Man with the Yellow Hat
He's Curious George's best friend and mentor, the reassuring parental presence who trusts George unconditionally, never expecting him to get into trouble. He's as well organized as one can be with a monkey in the house; well liked in the neighborhood; and a little goofy around the edges. In their spare moments, he and George can be found playing checkers or reading a book together.
The dignified, proud, and distinctly un-adventurous dachshund belongs to the Doorman in George's building. Hundley is wary of George and the havoc he wreaks. But he's also grudgingly glad to have George around because they often become allies and have to work together.
He's the friendly, knowledgeable, and dignified gatekeeper of George's building. He's fascinated by everything — but only in this city. The Doorman is extremely knowledgeable of the city's geography and knows all the best ways to get from here to there. He remembers everyone who's come and gone, where they came from, and where they've gone to.
He's enthusiastic, patient, and methodical, but also kind of oblivious to things around him. Bill's not a city kid; he lives across the street from George's and The Man with the Yellow Hat's country home. He's got a lot of cool things for George to get into trouble with and explore: a bike, a paper route, a collection of kites, and a hutch full of bunnies.
Charkie is a joyful cocker spaniel and a bouncing ball of energy. She loves everyone and everyone loves her. Having fun with people and animals is pretty much all she cares about. Charkie is happy to get involved in anything George is up to because she just doesn't see trouble.
Betsy and Steve
Steve is an impetuous, spirited, and athletic all-American kid. Betsy is Steve's spunky and clever younger sister. They're not quite sure how to take George, but they know they can count on him to spice up the neighborhood.
The glass is always half full for our Allie Whoops. She is totally fearless and throws herself into the middle of things; incredibly observant and curious. She is an exuberant motor-mouth with breathless and sometimes impractical but always inspired visions and plans of action. Everyone she meets is her friend. She's not a princess; more like a tomboy, she's not bothered with or fussy about hair and clothes. She's got so many enthusiasms going at once, but she's not forgetful or distracted.
He is shy and a bit of a loner, aside from the time he spends with his incredibly close and warm family (older sister, mother, father, uncle and grandmother). He does come out of his shyness some while playing drums in the family band. Marco also has a favorite small toy that his uncle carved for him, that he's had forever and treasures.
He's the very good-natured owner of the Italian restaurant around the corner. He enjoys having George around, and George enjoys helping him out whenever he can. The Man with the Yellow Hat is one of his valued customers — he always has a yellow napkin ready for him.
She's an impetuous, free-spirited cat who's made Pisghetti's Ristorante her home base. A great climber with the curiosity of a cat, she's second to George because not only does George have thumbs, but where George is interested in how things work, Gnocchi is satisfied by simply discovering, batting at, and sitting on new things.
She's full of great information about things. A good friend of The Man with the Yellow Hat, she runs the Museum of Science. She gets pretty excited about George's adventures — thinks they're great.
He's the adamantly incorrect homing pigeon who lives on the rooftop of George's apartment building. He belongs to the Doorman, but is forever trying to nest on The Man with the Yellow Hat's balcony, and George is happy to have him. The Man with the Yellow Hat is less thrilled.
Jumpy is a daredevil squirrel who likes to jump a lot, and an incurable collector who shares George's love of discovering new things — except that Jumpy likes to bury them. He likes hanging out with George, even if George forces him out of his comfort zone from time to time.
Curious George is a production of Imagine, WGBH and Universal. Curious George and related characters, created by Margret and H.A. Rey, are copyrighted and trademarked by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and used under license. Licensed by Universal Studios Licensing LLC. Television Series: ©2017 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved. The PBS KIDS logo is a registered mark of PBS and is used with permission. Proud sponsors of Curious George® on PBS KIDS® are Kiddie Academy, ABCmouse.com, Enfagrow®, and Build-A-Bear™.
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