I am not sure what The Man in the Yellow Hat (MYH) does for a living.
Perhaps he is independently wealthy, since he has a Fifth Avenue penthouse and a summer house amongst locals who sound like they took elocution lessons from the Donnie Wahlberg school of Downeast Studies.
One of these friendly yokels helped MYH dig a hole in his backyard, the kind of hole Shia LeBeouf would dig to find lipstick.
Curious George filled the hole with water, and MYH said that was a good thing, because he dug the hole to make a pond. Yankee neighbor looked on approvingly, as if the pond would soon be filled with migrating trout.
A pond the size of a trampoline.
A pond that had disappeared entirely by the next episode and was never spoken of again.
Which was fine, because they had to go to Antarctica anyway.
Why does everyone enable MYH’s delusions? Why do they suffer the presence of Curious George?
Do they expect to be included in the will?
Indeed, MYH must be rich enough to have an entirely kissable ass, because the eminent Professor Wiseman lets him bring his monkey along to gleefully destroy whatever scientific project she pursues.
Curious George has been to space twice (so far) and to the bottom of the ocean. In Antarctica, Dr. Wiseman marooned MYH and Curious George on an ice floe, telling them to take pictures of penguins.
MYH was so prepared for Antarctic survival that he had to be reminded that he wouldn’t find any igloos.
I think the check had cleared, and therefore Dr. Wiseman was trying to kill them.
Complete plausible deniability. “They were taking pictures of penguins,” she’d say, wiping away tears, “How was I to know they would get trapped in an ice cave? Nobody expected Curious George to eat his face!”
Cue the madcap dash to the penthouse, where the will would most certainly be found.
But no. Curious George and MYH survived and brought back pictures of penguins, which were vital to science, since absolutely nobody could find pictures of penguins posted on the internet by the millions.
I could sense Wiseman’s disappointment. It was palpable. Her plan had failed, and she could see her life unfold before her, nothing but gratifying the whims of a rich madman and his pet monkey. Forever.
No doubt Professor Wiseman envies the dead.
-Professor Zac Showers