Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Grocer

NARRATOR: It was a nicesummer morning, so George was walking the Man with the Yellow Hat to the subway.

Sorry I'm walking so fast, George, but I can't be late.


Well, he was when they started.

But George had seen something so amazing, he had to stop.

(panting) Oh, there you are.

Did you see a toy you want?

(enthusiastic chortling) You already have a dinosaur just like that.


You want an oven?

Uh-huh, uh-huh.

Uh-huh, uh-huh.

George never had a toy that could make cake.

Sweet, delicious cake.

I'm sorry, George, that's expensive, and just I bought you an expensive toy last week.

(screeching) George, can we please talk about this later?

I'm late for work.

I'm sorry, George but I can't buy every toy you see.

(whimpers) (chortles "Okay") Be a good little monkey.

If the Man with the Yellow Hat couldn't buy it, George would have to buy it himself.

All he needed was to get a job and start earning money.

But Mr. Glass didn'need a window washer today.

(sighs) Chef Pisghetti didn't need a dish drier.

(whimpers) It was one of those days when nobody needed a monkey's help.

The new summer display is really going to attract customers, Dad.

The palm tree goes there, beach balls on the wall and Hawaiian leis everywhere.

I like it.

Good work, son.

It'll take me a few hours to pick up everything.

We'll set it up when I get back.

I could use two more hands while you're gone.

If you had two more hands, you'd be like George.

I only wish I could get an employee with four hands.


(chortling to four) An employee with four hands?

Here was someone who really needed a monkey.

The Grocer would be so happy with monkey help.

George would probably earn that whole oven in one day.

Hey, do you work here?

Ooh. Uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh.


I need to choose bananas.

Could you help me?

Uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh.

They need to be super sweet.

I'm baking a banana cream pie for my mom.


George knew one sure way to find the sweetest tasting bananas.

Uh-uh, uh-uh.

These bananas belonged under the counter, not on top.

How about the bunch behind you?

Not the bananas in front of you, the ones behind.

(chortles "The ones behind") Oh!


Mmm, try the bananas behind them.



This is the best service I've ever had in any store.

Oh, some people don't understand, buying fruit is all about taking a chance.

(sighs) Love the new help.

I'm telling all my friends to shop here.

Oh, thank you.


I'm standing in front of the ice cream display, and I am telling you, there are no kiwi-cicles.

How about grape-cicles?

Can you please grab me some grape-cicles from behind the glass?

Ooh. Uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh.

Ooh. Ah, ah, ooh.

You don't like grape-cicles?

How about lemon?

Can you grab me some lemon-cicles instead?


Uh-huh, uh-huh.

The lemon-cicles are above the grape-cicles.


Well, we are running out of cicles.



Can you grab the cherry-cicles?

They're above the lemon-cicles.

(chattering) Thanks, honey.

(chortles "Bye-bye") Mom, can I have some frozen custard?

No, dear.

Frozen monkey?

No, dear.

We're not eating sweets, remember?

NARRATOR: George decided it was time to find customers who needed help.

(hissing) Wow, there sure are some unusually sloppy shoppers today.



There. Perfect pyramid.

Looks like I do pretty good with no help at all.

(chittering) MAN: Can you help me again?

I want the largest package, but I don't want to mess up the display.

Uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh.


No, the package under that one.


No, the package under that one.

No, the package under that one.

(chittering) (grunting) (yells) Thanks so much.

This is such a fun, unusual store.

(chortles "Okay") Ow!

NARRATOR: George was thankful the grocery store didn't sell bricks.

That lady looked like she needed monkey help.


I guess my pyramid wasn't so perfect.

What do you have there?

It's the diagram for our new window display.

It's going to have a tree, colorful balls, and other fun stuff.

Oh, I can't wait to see it!

Me, too, but I can't set it up till my son gets back.

(paper rustles) I'd better put the diagram in a...

safe... place.

Well, it was here a second ago.

(door squeaking) NARRATOR: The grocer didn't have to wait for his son.

George would set up that window display for him.

First, he looked for a tree.

He found one behind the boxes.

(chittering happily) (chortling excitedly) NARRATOR: And colorful balls.

And above the balls, he found some stringy, fun stuff.

That diagram couldn't just get up and walk away.

(laughter) I love this store!

I just had to come back and say... Merry Christmas.


Hey, Merry Christmas!


Why is everyone wishing me Merry Christmas all of a sudden?

Your window.

What a great idea.



(laughing) Oh, hi, George. I...

Whatever you're paying that monkey, he deserves double!

I've never had such helpful service.

Me, neither.

Have you been working here all day?

Helping customers?

And this?

(chittering enthusiastically) Hey, Dad, this window display you came up with is pulling in customers.

The store's crowded.

(sniffing) GROCER: It is.

I guess this is our first annual Christmas in July sale, built by our employee of the month, George.

(chortling happily) Now, can we get out of this window?

It's July.

I'm roasting.

(Curious George humming happily) (humming "Jingle Bells") (door opening) I know.

The grocer told me all about your job.

I am very proud of you, George.

(chortling happily) Keep up the good work, and you'll be able to buy that oven yourself.


But I got you a little something to hold you over until you do.


(chittering happily) (laughing) This icing is great! Mmm.