The television series
- Accidental Innuendo:
- "George and Jumpy played nut hockey until the sun went down."
- "George had to find a way to help the Chef with his weed problem."
The book series
- Family-Unfriendly Aesop: Some Moral Guardians have been critical of letting children read the Curious George books; they feel that George usually gets off easy or with no punishment at all. This is alleged to give kids an unrealistic view of actions and consequences.
- Sequelitis: The original film has gorgeous watercolor-style art and a nice soundtrack. The direct-to-video sequels resemble the cartoon more than the film.