Curious George

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (32)

  • George (V/O): It's not that I even cared about the cake. Or the conversation. But I guess standing outside all that bullshit I started to realize just how warm and safe that bullshit might actually feel.

  • George (V/O): Little moments like that prove to me that there is some kind of all-powerful, all-knowing force that controls everything in the universe, and it's so fucking bored, it'll actually take time out to orchestrate a petty let-down like that.

  • Mason: Y'know, you really should do something with this place; I've been in crack houses with more style.

  • George (V/O): You know the story of the princess and the pea? It was based on my mom.

  • George (V/O): ...there's one smell I didn't realize I'd miss so much: my own.

  • George (V/O): God bless my mom. If she ever put a bullet through her head, it would probably be labeled.

  • George (V/O): I didn't give a gerbil's ass about this crap when I was alive; now it all seemed suddenly precious.

  • George (V/O): I wish people were more complicated, but they're not.

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Trivia (5)

  • Featured Deaths: - Two people are attacked by a bear (George and Mason take the souls - Mason was late) - Skydiver into a tree (body seen) - Man shot (Mason takes soul) - Reporter electrocuted (George takes soul)

  • Betty's tombstone says Rhomer, Betty. 1899-1926.

  • If Betty dies in 1926 and Rube dies in 1927 how does he meet her after she bites it?

  • VIP Reaps are discussed later in the series and it seems Mason had one in this episode because he got tickets from a hockey player's widow.

  • George asks Betty about the possibility of reaping souls of trees or pets. Betty does not answer but later in the series George meets Charlie, a pet reaper.

Allusions (5)

  • Roxie: Where else are you going to put it? It opened up it's cage and went crazy, pecked out the guy's eyes, scratched his face, messed his face up like Tippi Hedren or some **** so don't tell me that's not friendship. This is a reference to a popular Alfred Hitchcock horror movie The Birds starring Tippi Hedren about birds who attack people.

  • George: ...The Professor in the library with the candlestick? This is from the famous board game Clue by Parker Brothers/Hasbro Games a classic game of whodunit? Players have to figure out who murdered Mr. Boddy in his mansion. There are 6 possible suspects, rooms, and weapons.

  • The title of this episode is a reference to the series "Curious George" that premiered in 1979 on CTV. The series followed the adventures of George a Chimpanzee. It's also popular in other cultures. The first Curious George book was published in 1941 by H.A. Rey and his wife Margaret (though only Hans was credited on the first books. There have been many, many succeeding books dealing with the monkey's adventures. The children's books are publishing phenomenon are published in dozens of languages around the world.

  • George: Maybe I could wish it into the corn field or something. This remark is a reference to an episode of "The Twilight Zone" where a 4 year old boy named Anthony (played by Billy Mumy) has godlike powers that terrorize his village (including Cloris Leachman). Whenever something or someone irritates this little tyrant, he makes the problem go away by 'wishing it into the corn field', an euphemism for annihilating it.

  • Betty: You're an NF. You're an Intuitive Feeler. You trust your intuition, you yearn for romance, and you prize meaningful relationships. (...) I'll bet he's an Intuitive Thinker. NTs are the worst. NF and NT along with SP (Sensing-Perceiving) and SJ (Sensing-Judging) are the four basic sub-types from the Myers-Briggs personality typing scheme which has sixteen distinct types. It's doubtful that the guy she refers to is an NT, as NTs tend to be brainy types, though she's probably right that NTs are "the worst" in her opinion, as they are renouned for applying cold, brutal logic to all aspects of life, something that women tend to resent.