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Why did this guy have a monkey?

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Why did this guy have a monkey?
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>>77828849
He looked like a banana
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>>77828905
>He looked like a banana
Is

Is that really why?
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>>77829316

Watch the movie and find out.
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>>77829327
Does the movie also explain why George doesn't have a tail?
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>>77829342
george is a chimpanzee
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>>77829342
Chimps don't have tails.
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>>77829342

>He doesn't have a tail

I never noticed before and I watched the movie, holy fuck.
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if you read the first original book, it explains the lore, you fucking casual
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>>77829361
>>77829371
I figured he was, but all the media calls him a monkey
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>>77829376
why was he in africa?
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>>77829441
http://www.poweredbyosteons.org/2013/06/is-curious-george-monkey-or-ape.html
At the time Curious George was created, the term "monkey" was common in general use to describe any number of primates. The original scientific classification system, created by Carl Linnaeus, includes four genera under the order Primates: Homo, Simia (monkeys and apes), Lemur (lemurs and colugos), and Vespertilio (bats). In the middle of the 18th century, then, there was no scientific distinction at the superfamily level between apes and monkeys as there is today. It wasn't until 1929 that the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature recommended no longer using the taxon Simia because it is "paraphyletic" (meaning: a confusing, catch-all term). The genus Simia is still in use, though, most notably for the Barbary macaque. When the Reys wrote Rafi et les Neuf Singes in 1939, then, the French term singes still likely meant "monkey and/or ape," even to relatively educated people.

Unfortunately, this detour into taxonomic history doesn't really tell us whether Curious George is a monkey or an ape. In order to reconcile George as a monkey in today's scientific parlance, he would have to be a Barbary macaque. However, this species does not look particularly like the way George is illustrated, and it also tends to live in mountainous regions of northern Africa, not jungles. Given the details of the original Curious George book -- his living in trees in Africa, his lack of a tail, his coloring and depiction, his opposable big toes, and his inquisitive nature -- I like to think of him as a juvenile chimpanzee. So I hold that Curious George is an ape, but I'll give the Reys a pass on using the catch-all term "monkey" because it would have been easily understood in the time and place they originally wrote the story of this adorable but troublemaking primate.

does that answer your question?
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>>77829581
When he was created, no one gave a fuck about accuracy of things in africa any way
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>>77828849
Why is he called The Man in the Yellow Hat when everything he wears is yellow?
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>>77829969
Because George is a fucking idiot monkey
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>>77829497
To find some rare gem for his job
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>>77829497
He's an archaeologist, right? Or some kind of scientist at least.
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>>77829581
Bats are primates?
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>>77830245
they're insects
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>>77830263
Bats are birds, you twit
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>>77830280
Owls aren't birds, douche canoe
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>>77828849
So he could hug him and pet him and name him George.
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>Last night, chimp-chimp jerked me off with his feet. Nigger, only a monkey can show you that kind of love and tenderness. So you all keep fucking these people if you want, niggers.
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>>77829812
pretty much
i'm surprised it was never changed though or brought up in one of the new books
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>>77830245
>>77830280
they're bugs
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>>77828849
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gb6bNkWroOE
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