Man with the Yellow Hat: (chuckles) Yeah! Oh, of course!
Curious George: (chatters, groans)
Man with the Yellow Hat: (chuckles) That's right, George! You remember! The hospital and Dr. Baker! You were very sick!
(Curious George sleeps)
Narrator: This is George!
Curious George: (yawns and gets out of bed)
Narrator: He lived with his friend, the Man with the Yellow Hat! He was a good little monkey! But he was always curious! Today, George was curious about the big box on the man's desk. But it could be in it. He simply had to open it.
(Curious George jumps two times)
Narrator: It was full of funny little pieces of all sorts of shapes and all sorts of colors. It looked like a piece of candy. Maybe it was candy. Maybe he could eat it. Before he knew it... Oh.
Curious George: (groans)
Narrator: While later, the Man with the Yellow Hat came home.
Man with the Yellow Hat: (walks by) Why? George! I see you already opened the box with a jigsaw puzzle! We're supposed to be a surprise for you! Well, let's get to work on! (He and George make jigsaw puzzles then it finished, well almost finished)
Narrator: Finally, the puzzle was finished! Well, almost finished! One piece was missing. The man looked for it everywhere.
Man with the Yellow Hat: That's strange. It's a brand new puzzle! Well, it can't be helped. Maybe we'll find it in the morning.
(cuckoo clock sounds)
Man with the Yellow Hat: (off-screen) Let's go to bed now, George! (George shakes his head no)
Narrator: The next morning, George did not feel well. He had a tummy ache! And if he did not want to eat his breakfast! The man was worried, he went to the telephone and call Dr. Baker. Dr. Baker said he will be over as soon as he could!
Man with the Yellow Hat: Good.
Narrator: First, Dr. Baker looked down George's throat!
Dr. Baker: Hmm!
Narrator: Then he felt his tummy!
Curious George: Ow!
Narrator: Then he took out his stephoscope and listened.
Dr. Baker: I'm not sure what's wrong! You better take George to the hospital and have an x-ray taken.
(The Man with the Yellow Hat and Curious George walk up the hospital steps. George looks scared)
Man with the Yellow Hat: Don't worry, George! You've been here before when you broke your leg! Remember how nice to doctors and nurses were?
(The Man with the Yellow Hat and Curious George enter the hospital)
Narrator: The nurse took them to a room where she gave George something to drink, it looked quite and tasted sweet.
Carol: It's called barium, George! It helps the doctors tell what's wrong with you!
(Curious George drinks his milk)
Narrator: In the next room, stood a big table and a doctor who was wearing a heavy apron! He gave one just like it to the man! George was curious! Did he get one too? No, he didn't.
Doctor: You get on the table, George! I'm going to take some x-ray pictures of your insides! (pulls the x-ray camera) George, hold your breath! (The x-ray camera makes a funny noise) Now you may get up and will have the x-rays to develop right away. Now, let's see. There's something there that should not be.
Man with the Yellow Hat: Why? That looks like... I think that must be the piece that was missing in our jigsaw puzzle!
Doctor: Well, well, well! At least we know now what's wrong with our little patient! George will have to stay at the hospital for a few days. They'll put a tube down his throat to get the piece out! It's only a small operation. I'll call the nurse and have to take you to the admitting office!
Narrator: Many people were waiting outside the office! George had to wait too!
Woman #1: Look, Betsy! There's Curious George!
Narrator: Betsy had never been to a hospital before. She was scared! Finally, it was George's turn! The nurse wrote a lot of things about George! His name and address and what was wrong with him. Another nurse put a bracelet around his wrist!
Carol: It has your name on it, George! So that everybody knows who you are! My name is Carol! I'm going to take you to your room now! (She and the Man with the Yellow Hat walk with Curious George) We called it, the children's ward! There will be lots of children to keep your company.
Narrator: And so there were. There were lots of children in the room!
Girl: There's George!
Narrator: So, if they're around, others were in beds with the doctor or nurse looking at them!
Boy: That's Curious George!
Narrator: Dave was having a blood transfusion, Steve had his leg bandaged and was in a go-cart, Betsy was in bed, looking sad, George was glad when he was in bed at last! His tummy was hurting again!
Man with the Yellow Hat: I have to leave now, George! I'll be back first thing in the morning before they take you to the operating room! Nurse Carol will tuck you in when it's time to sleep! (The man waves good-bye and leaves)
Curious George: (waves his hand, cries and holds Nurse Carol's hand)
Narrator: As he promised, the man was back early next morning! The nurses were keeping George very busy. One nurse was taking his tempature feeling his pose, one nurse brought him a bill!
Nurse #1: This is make you sleepy, George!
Narrator: And another nurse is getting ready to give him a shot!
Nurse #2: It's going to hurt, George! But only for a moment!
Curious George: (screams)
Nurse #2: (chuckles) But the needle hasn't touched you yet! (puts the needle to touch Curious George) There. That wasn't bad, was it?
Narrator: No, it really wasn't! And anyway, it was over now! By the time, the attendit came to wheel to the operating room, George was getting sleepy. He tried hard to stay awake, because he was curious to see what it happened in next. In the operating room, there was a big table with bright lamps over it. And doctors and nurses all around. They have caps on their heads and masks over their faces. Only their eyes were showing! Dr. Baker was there! He looked funny with his mask on!
Dr. Baker: Don't worry! Everything was fine.
Narrator: And so George was fast asleep! When George woke up, he didn't know what it happened! He didn't know what he was at first!
Carol: It's all done, George! They got the piece out! In a day or two, you'll be running around again!
Narrator: George felt sick and dizzy, his throat was hurting too. (George goes back to sleep)
Carol: We'll let him sleep! The more he sleeps the better.
(Curious George eats a dish of ice cream)
Narrator: The next morning, George felt better! Dr. Baker came to see him, and of course, the man came too. Betsy was watching him from time to time, she seemed a little less sad, but she still didn't smile!
Steve: (arrives in a go-cart) Tomorrow, I can get up and try to walk! Boy, I can hardly wait!
(Curious George eats his ice cream)
Narrator: The next morning, George was well enough to go to the play room! A lady was showing Betsy how they use finger paint. There were all sorts of things to play with.
(toy car zooms past)
(boy playing with a toy airplane)
Narrator: There was even a puppet theater! And that was just the thing for George. He had four hands so he handled four puppets at the same time. George gave a real puppet show!
(puppet show music plays, a policeman, a bear, a girl and a snake dance, a snake has caught the policeman's hat, whistle blows, a policeman, a bear and a girl run away)
(the children and the playroom lady laughing)
(a snake with a policeman's hat while a girl, a bear and a policeman came by)
Narrator: The children laughed and shouted! And even Betsy for the first time, smiled a little. (children watch TV of Curious George riding a bike) There were other things in the play room! The TV is set and a record player. George was curious! If he climbed on the record player and turned the switch, will it go round and round like a real merry-go-round?
(the record plays then it goes fast and it stops)
Curious George: Whew! (He lands on a soft cushion)
(children come by)
Narrator: The children cheered, George was so funny!
Woman #2: (chuckles) That's enough for now, you better take a nap before lunch! We have a big day ahead of us! The mayor is coming to visit at the hospital today! (George tries to walk away but the lady picks him up) And later on, you'll be going home, George!
Narrator: When George woke up from his nap, Steve was just taking his first steps. The go-cart was standing there empty! George was curious!
(Curious George hops in the go-cart and takes off)
Carol: George! Wait! George!
Woman #2: George! Stop! This instant!
Nurse #2: George!
Nurse #1: Whoa!
Doctor #1: Hey, George!
Nurse #3: Ah! George!
Nurse #4: George!
Nurse #5: George!
Doctor #2: Whoa!
(Curious George passes all the doctors and nurses)
(elevator bell dings)
Carol: George! George!
(elevator bell dings)
Man #1: Whoa! Oh no!
Doctor #3: George!
Doctor #4: Watch out!
(Curious George lands right in the mayor's arms)
Narrator: He landed right in the mayor's arms! What a mess it was!
Doctor #4: George broke all my dishes!
Doctor #5: And he broke the go-cart too!
Nurse #2: What will the mayor think?
Nurse #1: Huh?
Narrator: Suddenly, Everybody looked up and listen. From above a happy laughter, and there stood Betsy, then the children joined in and a couple of others! (people laughing) Then the mayor started laughing and finally, everybody just laughed and laughed! (George cries) Everybody that is except George!
Betsy: (walks by, kisses Curious George's head) Don't be sad, George! The whole thing was funny, I never laugh in my entire life. I'm so glad you're in the hospital with me.
Hospital Director: I'm sorry this happens, Mr. Mayor. George, you've made a terrible mess, but you also made a sad little Betsy happy again!
(The Man with the Yellow Hat arrives)
Mayor: And now, I see your friend's come to take you home!
(The Man with the Yellow Hat puts his hat on Curious George)
Curious George: (groans)
Hospital Director: Goodbye, George! And take good care of yourself! (Curious George waves goodbye to all his friends)
Carol: George! Wait! (the car stops) George! (the car goes backwards) Here's something that belongs to you, George! But don't open it before you're home! (Curious George shakes his package, the car goes away and Nurse Carol waves good-bye)
Narrator: George was curious! (Curious George shakes his package) Well, who wouldn't be? (Curious George opens the package) There was a piece of the puzzle that has been caused all the trouble.
Man with the Yellow Hat: How nice of the doctor to save it for us! (bird chirping) And now, we can finish the puzzle!
(bird chirping, Curious George waves his hand)
Man with the Yellow Hat: It's time for bed, George!
Curious George: Uh-uh.
Man with the Yellow Hat: George, it's late! Time for bed!
Curious George: (chatters)
Man with the Yellow Hat: Come back here, George! George! Come here, you little rascal! (chuckles) It's time for bed! Come back here! (chuckles) Oh, George!