Curious George (TV series)
Season 2, Episode 8A
Free Hundley
Special Delivery Monkey
Bag Monkey
Written by Cate Liewen
Air date 2007/11/19

Free Hundley is the first half-episode of the thirty-eighth episode of Curious George.


In the City, Curious George finally discovers a game of catch which Hundley the Doorman's Dachshund would play, but Hundley would rather protect the lobby from the ball's entering. But, when the Doorman enters the lobby, and so does the ball, and rolls onto the elevator, Curious George enters to locate it, while Hundley scratches his collar off his neck.

But, when Hundley the Doorman's Dachshund loses his collar into a drain, Gwen carries him to City Pound, thinking that he's lost, causing Curious George to become alarmed to discover that Hundley has been confiscated and detained at City Pound, where Curious George follows Gwen and Hundley.

Now, when Gwen and Sisly, respective White and Black women who work at City Pound, tend to Hundley, without a clue that he's the Doorman's Dachshund, they imprison him into a double-bolting cage, onto a stack with cages containing many other dogs, cats and various animals. (This heartbreaking segment would work much better if Hundley were the only City Pound prisoner, but there are quite a few other unfortunate pets' pleading for release, which, of course, reduces entertainment value.)

Then, Curious George sneaks into City Pound to attempt to rescue Hundley the Doorman's Dachshund, but cannot unlock the cage, causing Gwen and Sisly to discover him, deciding that this lost monkey is cute, but they are unable to detain him once he cleverly sneaks away from City Pound.

Well, Curious George doesn't know where the Doorman nor the Man with the Yellow Hat went, so now he needs a plan to rescue Hundley the Doorman's Dachshund, by creating a diversion to catch Gwen and Sisly off guard, and to unlock Hundley's cage somehow, so Curious George needs a team of experts and recruits Gnocchi, Chef Pisghetti's pet Cat, and Charkie the black Cocker Spaniel, the Dog escape artist, to fill the bill. (Charkie, Aunt Margaret, Betsy and Steve alternate between house and apartment and must reside back at the house with the yard and the gate this time around because Curious George unlocks the gate to free Charkie.)

And then, Curious George suspends a feather from a rope, which he attaches to the branch of the tree on the front lawn of City Pound, for Gnocchi, Chef Pisghetti's pet Cat, to reach, while Curious George sneaks Charkie the black Cocker Spaniel into the City Pound Dentention Room to attempt to break into the cage of Hundley the Doorman's Dachshund.

But the plan backfires when Gwen and Sisly capture Gnocchi, Chef Pisghetti's pet Cat, to imprison her, as well, in a different cage alongside Hundley the Doorman's Dachshund! Curious George must now attempt to disguise himself as the Cleaning Lady in order to implement the next phase of his undercover mission.

So, how could Curious George and Charkie the black Cocker Spaniel now be able to rescue Gnocchi, Chef Pisghetti's pet Cat, and to "Free Hundley?"



For the episode transcript, see Free Hundley Transcript.

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