Carol Burnett to Guest Star in New CURIOUS GEORGE Episode, 2/10
On February 10, Curious George premieres its eighth season on PBS Kids with a special appearance by renowned entertainer Carol Burnett, winner of the 16th annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. This season's all-new episodes continue to focus on teaching preschoolers about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts, with a special spotlight on engineering.
In the season-premiere episode, "Toy Monkey," George is excited for a visit from Great Aunt Sylvia (Carol Burnett), who brings him a special present: a toy front loader that's...defective? No problem! They take the front loader to the toy factory, but they end up finding a room full of broken toys and no one to fix them. What will they do? Aunt Sylvia is an engineer, so with Curious George's help, a hand drill, pickles, and a little ingenuity, anything is possible! Tune-in as Carol Burnett helps George learn about engineering on Monday, February 10 on PBS Kids (check local listings).
"Toy Monkey" kicks off a full season of brand new episodes that focus on the "E" in STEM education: Engineering. In these new adventures, George learns to design and build a carnival game, a pig-training contraption, and other fun things he puts his monkey mind to. Engineering for preschoolers is a great way to engage their natural Curiosity and hands-on learning style, while also boosting skills that will serve them as they enter school and potentially beyond.
"Like any engineer, George loves to take things apart and put them back together again -- not always in the right way," says executive producer Dorothea Gillim. "He's the perfect ambassador to introduce kids to engineering."
On the PBS Kids Curious George website, parents can access a variety of fun and educational resources to help satisfy their children's Curiosity about STEM learning, including a new engineering game called "Build-a-Bot." Check out the Curious George website for a great variety of fun-filled games, including Super Bouncy Blast Off, special activities, printables, and videos!
Curious George's season 8 premieres on PBS Kids Monday, February 10, is followed by five additional brand new episodes airing on the following dates:
Monday, February 10, 2014
George is ecstatic. Great Aunt Sylvia dropped by with a special present - a toy front loader that's...defective? No problem! Aunt Sylvia and George take the front loader back to the toy factory. But they find a room full of broken toys and no one to fix them. What will they do? With a hand drill, pickles, and a little ingenuity...anything is possible!
"George and Allie's Game Plan"
It's "fair day" at the Elementary school and Allie is determined to win the giant stuffed bear. But knocking down all the ducks is not as easy as it looks (or quacks). George builds a practice game at home complete with quacking sounds. Will Allie's practice and perseverance help her win the bear?
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
The Man with the Yellow Hat can't wait to join the Uptown Bluegrass Band for a good old-fashioned country hoedown. When George accidentally ruins the Man's guitar while trying to clean it, George and Allie decide to make a new guitar! With a shoestring, rubber band, fishing wire, and yoyo, George creates the world's first monkey birdhouse bandolin!
"Curious George Clowns Around"
George and the Man with the Yellow Hat are excited to visit the Clown College for Pepe El Loco's Big Show. While the Man tries to find a parking spot, George is mistaken for a messenger clown and is tasked with picking up parts for a top-secret gadget for Pepe. While navigating his way through the building, will George figure out a way to keep track of what floor he's on in time to make it to Pepe's big show?
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
"George's Backwards Flight Plan"
Help! Professor Wiseman is set to launch B.I.R.D., her bird migration tracking device, at sunset, but the remote control isn't functioning properly. Up is down. Left is right. Off is on. Can George and Marco master the tricky remote control in time or will this B.I.R.D. be flying North for the winter?
"Curious George, Hog Trainer"
George and Allie are determined to help Howie the Hog win a blue ribbon at the state fair, but the portly pig doesn't like to train for the competition. Once they figure out how to keep Howie clean, George and Allie use their creativity to find ways to keep Howie motivated and cool while exercising. Will Howie be in hog heaven this year and win the blue ribbon?
Monday, May 19, 2014
"Red Planet Monkey"
George is thrilled to visit Pizza and Einstein's Space Center to help solve a problem with the Mars rover. But a sleepy monkey falls asleep and wakes to discover that he and the Man with the Yellow Hat are going to Mars! Can the curious little monkey figure out what's been gumming up the rover's controls? Or was it all just a wonderful dream?
When the grocer runs out of masa (cornmeal), George and Marco are worried they won't be able to make Marco's famous tortillas for his abuela's birthday. Thankfully, Uncle Enrique makes it his mission to find the key ingredient. During their ride on the "Tortilla Express," all three learn where masa comes from and how it gets from the farm to Marco's table.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
"Curious George Goes for 100"
It's Lake Wannasink Lake's 100th anniversary and George is in charge of the main attraction - the town's 100-year-old-flag with 10 stripes and 100 stars. When the stripes accidentally blow away, George runs around the countryside to retrieve them. Can George reassemble the flag in time for the big unveiling?