Curious George (2006– )
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Bill needs some help behind the scenes of the town talent show and George happily volunteers./Chef Pisghetti is running low on fresh vegetables and George tries to help by weeding the Chef's rooftop garden.
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Mr. Quint / Chef Pishghetti
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Bill / Sprint Quint (voice)
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Nettie Pishghetti
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Mrs. Renkins (voice)
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Curious George (voice)
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Bill needs some help behind the scenes of the town talent show and George happily volunteers./Chef Pisghetti is running low on fresh vegetables and George tries to help by weeding the Chef's rooftop garden.

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20 November 2007 (USA)  »

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Curiosity Enhances the Performing and Performs the Enhancing
23 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First, in the County, Curious George and the Man with the Yellow Hat hike. While Curious George stays on the look-out for interesting things, sometimes the Man with the Yellow Hat sees them first, such as frogs in the pond before Town Hall, from whence Mr. Quint emerges to hear the Man with the Yellow Hat's practicing frog calls for Curious George, and so Mr. Quint puts the reluctant Man with the Yellow Hat into Town Hall Talent Show for frog-calling.

Well, Backstage at Town Hall Auditorium, Bill the Country Neighbor Boy explains to Curious George that he's working the stage crew and recruits Curious George, to show him the ropes on how to raise the curtain, and to activate trap doors and the confetti machine. Bill then explains which ropes match which props and curtain, and which levers activate which wires, which activate which trap doors, so it's very important for Curious George not to miss Bill's cues on show night.

Then, Bill teaches Curious George the ropes and levers during rehearsals, which include a Tap Dancer, Mr. Renkins with Oscar the white Pig and the Watch Pigs, a Jar Ringer, Mrs. Renkins with Leslie the Cow, and the Last Act, featuring the very nervous Man with the Yellow Hat's frog-calling.

And then, that evening, at the Country house, while Curious George practices with ropes, the Man with the Yellow Hat practices frog-calling, so what could possibly go wrong on Opening Night, when neither Curious George nor Bill misses a single cue for the confetti, curtain, trap door, flat and curtain?

Now, "What could possibly go wrong?" you ask. Well, Curious George and Bill manage to lift all of the right ropes and levers, while the Tap Dancer, Mr. Renkins with Oscar the white Pig and the Watch Pigs, and the Jar Ringer perform. But when Mrs. Renkins sings her cow song to Leslie the Cow, Bill notices that a glass jar remains on stage and tries to remove it, telling Curious George to pull 3-C no, 1-C!

But Bill reaches across trap door 3-C when he tells Curious George to lift its lever, which opens the trap door and lands Bill into the basement with skunks, while a skunk from the basement crawls onto the stage!

So, how could Curious George save the show, which must go on for the very cautious Man with the Yellow Hat and the equally-cautious Mr. Quint when Bill is trapped downstairs in the basement with skunks, and another skunk has crawled onto the stage before the Last Act with the Man with the Yellow Hat's frog-calling before a "Monkey Stagehand?"

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Next, in the City, Curious George decides that the best vegetables in the world come from Market, where he and the Man with the Yellow Hat are shopping, when the Man with the Yellow Hat says that he is thinking of making vegetable soup, but Chef Pisghetti makes the very best fresh vegetable soup, and so he and Curious George go to Pisghetti's Restaurant to order Minestrone and spinach ravioli.

Now, when Netti takes their order, Chef Pisghetti announces that he is out of fresh vegetables and asks Curious George to accompany him to his rooftop vegetable garden, where they discover that the rooftop garden contains weeds, which subtract water and nutrients from vegetables, but Chef Pisghetti is too tired to weed after working all day.

Well, later this evening, the Man with the Yellow Hat reads Curious George a bedtime story about the Shoemaker and the Elves, when Curious George envisions Chef Pisghetti as the Shoemaker, so perhaps a little monkey could become an elf for a chef?

Then, the next morning, Curious George does his elf-ing, by removing all of the vegetables from the rooftop garden and tossing them into the garbage. When Chef Pisghetti invites Curious George and Gnocchi, Chef Pisghetti's pet Cat, to harvest more fresh vegetables, Chef Pisghetti discovers that they've all disappeared, while Curious George leans over the rooftop to discover the garbage truck's exiting the street!

And then, Chef Pisghetti and Curious George plant seeds for carrots, squash and eggplant, but seeds require three or four months to germinate and to grow into crops. So now, Chef Pisghetti says that he's ruined, but Netti encourages him to persevere by purchasing fresh vegetables from the Market.

Yet, that night, Curious George decides that he has more elf-ing to do, and so he removes the carrots from the refrigerator which the Man with the Yellow Hat has purchased from the Market, and then he plants them directly into Chef Pisghetti's rooftop garden. A delighted Chef Pisghetti consults Professor Wiseman, who says that carrots just can't grow from seeds overnight, but he cannot leave the sample with Professor Wiseman to study further because Chef Pisghetti needs the carrot back to make soup.

But, when Chef Pisghetti wonders why the eggplants and squash did not grow, but later discovers fully-grown eggplants, squash and cans of peas beneath the soil of his garden (even though Chef Pisghetti ought to realize that these grow above ground), Professor Wiseman analyzes the soil and tells Netti that the dirt is just normal, but then she alerts Professor Doctor Alvin Einstein and Professor Tony Pizza to scurry to Chef Pisghetti's Restaurant upon the reports of the cans of peas growing beneath his garden.

So, when the Man with the Yellow Hat discovers that refrigerator is empty, will he be able to ask Curious George what happened to their vegetables, as Curious George watches with Chef Pisghetti, Netti and Gnocchi, Chef Pisghetti's pet Cat, as Professor Wiseman, Professor Doctor Alvin Einstein and Professor Tony Pizza dig can of peas from Chef Pisghetti's rooftop containing "The Magic Garden?"


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