|Curious George (TV series)|
|Season 2, Episode 1B|
Up, Up and Away
|Written by||Joe Fallon|
Skunked is the second half-episode of the thirty-first episode of Curious George.
Also in the Country, Curious George enjoys a peanut butter and jelly sandwich outdoors at dusk, before chasing lightning bugs, while a really weird cat begins to devour Curious George's peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and then sprays him with a really bad smell.
Now, as Curious George bathes, the Man with the Yellow Hat explains that if the dark cat has a stripe, comes out at night, and sprays a really bad smell, then it must be a skunk instead of a cat.
Then Curious George creates an anti-skunk drum to ward off the skunk, who returns to spray poor Curious George again, causing Curious George to bathe again, as the Man with the Yellow Hat explains that the drum must have frightened the skunk, which is the reason why it sprayed.
And then, the next night, Curious George brings a flashlight and tools to spot the skunk, when he encounters Bill the Country Neighbor Boy, who explains that the skunk has been hiding beneath the Country house, before the skunk returns to spray both Curious George and Bill, who explains that a bath in tomato juice may help. While bathing yet again, the Man with the Yellow Hat says that its a good thing that they're returning to the City tomorrow because they're out of tomato juice.
Well, the next morning, skunk looks for a place to sleep all day as the Man with the Yellow Hat looks for the picnic basket, before transporting it and Curious George to the City, where, upon their arrival to the City, the Man with the Yellow Hat explains to the Doorman that Curious George got skunked three times, so the Doorman explains that tomato juice may help, adding that Curious George can relax now because there are not skunks in the City.
But when Curious George enters the elevator with the basket which he opens, he discovers that the skunk has stowed away inside the basket! And, when Curious George rushes into the apartment to tell the Man with the Yellow Hat, he realizes that he forgot something on the elevator, which of course, would be the basket with the skunk's hiding inside.
Well, a female tenant places the basket atop the counter, causing the Doorman to ask other tenants not to use the elevator alone, while the Doorman, Hundley the Doorman's Dachshund, the Man with the Yellow Hat and Curious George attempt to capture the skunk, who runs upstairs, where the Man with the Yellow Hat attempts to capture the skunk with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich box trap, but the skunk cleverly escapes to run down the stairs, and back into the picnic basket.
So, as the skunk samples Hundley the Doorman's Dachshund's food, Curious George lures Hundley away with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, while the Doorman and the Man with the Yellow Hat organize a tenant gathering in the elevator, when Mr. Zoobel enters carrying Geoffrey, Mr. Zoobel's pet Skunk, but when everyone meets the wild skunk, who also slips into the elevator before Curious George picks up "The 1812 Overture" on the radio, does this increase the chances that many others may also find themselves "Skunked?"Hundley looks at the elevator but he continues eating the sandwich.
For the episode transcript, see Skunked Transcript.