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Curious George goes on a cow ride

I’d like to start today’s post by thanking one of my faithful readers, Pseu at Pseu’s Blog, for sharing a photo of her cow slippers after reading yesterday’s post on.. cow slippers! I thought nobody bought cow slippers, but Pseu proved me wrong. Look how cute her own cow slippers are. Blue eyed cows, nonetheless!

More cow slippers with blue eyes

More cow slippers with blue eyes

Tonight the boys watched a few episodes of Curious George and one of them was called “Curious George Stain Remover”. In this episode, George tries to clean up a juice stain on a rug and ends up flooding the whole house. He borrows a water pump from the farmer neighbor but needs help carry it back to the house, so the cow helps out.

Here are the cows’ first appearance in the show:

Cows on Curious George

Cows on Curious George

 And here’s Curious George getting a ride on the cow!

Curious George rides a cow

Curious George rides a cow

The funny part comes at the end when George forgets to bring the cow back on the farm. Here’s the yellow man in the hat meeting the cow in his living room:

Curious George: the man in the yellow hat meets a cow in his living room

Curious George: the man in the yellow hat meets a cow in his living room

 I’m not sure who’s more surprised, the cow or the man in the yellow hat! Hey mister, has anyone ever told you how silly you look with that giant yellow hat on your head?

Today’s cow wins the amazing maze race with Curious George

Well, I warned you about this yesterday but I really didn’t think I’d be featuring this cow on today’s post. The first thing that came out of my kids’ mouths tonight was, Mama, we want to watch Curious George and the maze race!

So I got to watch Curious George’s episode called “The Amazing Maze Race” with them and that’s where I saw Leslie the cow. Curious George and the man in the yellow hat decide to take part in a maze race with a number of other contestants. Leslie the cow is grazing in a field next to the maze when she apparently realizes her life is quite boring and she could use a little excitement. So she makes her way into the corn maze:

For whatever insane reason, that darn cow also decides grass isn’t good enough and she needs a change of diet. So she gobbles up George’s maze map. And I thought cows were nice…

I’ll admit, this cow finds redemption as she walks away and George and the man in the yellow hat decide to follow her. Clearly cows have a great sense of direction because Leslie is the first one to make her way out of the maze!

Thanks to her, George and his owner show up right behind her, and since they were officially enrolled in the contest and the cow wasn’t, they end up winning first prize. Who said cows weren’t nice?

Congratulations, George, you win the golden cob! Now that’s something to be proud of.

Jamie Oliver asks, “Where does butter come from?”

I’ve mentioned the ABC show Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution in the past, including the episode where Jamie Oliver brings a real cow on the set to show people what part of the cow their meat comes from. I caught up with the latest episode of Food Revolution tonight, where I saw my featured cow of the day.

In this episode Jamie Oliver finally manages to get into the Los Angeles school he’s been kept out of by a bunch of school board paranoid bureaucrats. There he’s allowed to teach kids about food, but first has a chance to quiz them about the origing of various foods. Fast forward 22 minutes into this Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution episode and you’ll see Oliver ask high school students (yes, I said high school, not kindergarten): Where does butter come from?

Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution - where does butter come from?

Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution - where does butter come from?

 While most students seemed to know that butter actually comes from a cow, a disturbing number of them answered B, from corn. Yep, you heard right. Butter apparently comes from corn. I’m guessing the kids who answered corn only have margarine at their house, and corn is usually featured on the lid. Could someone please tell these kids that margarine is not butter?

I’d recommend this Jamie Oliver episode to anyone looking for a breakthrough in Oliver’s efforts to bring healthier food to Los Angeles. This episode has a happy ending that the previous two episodes didn’t have – it’s worth your time.

Today’s cow is on Modern Family

Cows are everywhere, including on many TV shows. So far this year I’ve spotted them on:

Well, I just saw one on ABC’s Modern Family today. My husband and I started watching Modern Family at the beginning of season 2 late last year. We missed all of season 1 and patiently waited for it to be available on DVD. Then we forgot all about it and got busy watching our regular TV series on our computer. Now that all season finales are complete, we’ve got time to catch up. So I got the season 1 of Modern Family from the library and we started watching it, episode by episode, commercial free (that’s the best part). If you haven’t seen this show, I highly recommend it. It is hilarious, and amazingly close to reality, no matter what your own family looks like.

Today’s cow appears on the episode called “The bike thief”, in Manny’s bedroom. It’s a longhorn bull painted on a chair. Unfortunately it appears out of focus because the camera is on Jay, his step dad, but you can still see it’s a cow:

Cow on ABC's Modern Family - The Bike Thief episode

Cow on ABC's Modern Family - The Bike Thief episode

I’m ready to bet you see more cows every day than you actually notice. I know I do because other people notice them for me when I miss them!

Did you see the cow skull on Grey’s Anatomy?

I’m still catching up on the latest episodes of Grey’s Anatomy – after today’s viewing, I’m down to the season finale – and this afternoon I watched the episode called “I will survive“. Less than 10 minutes into the show, I spotted a cow skull. It was quite big actually, right on the shirt of one of the characters:

Cow skull on Grey's Anatomy

Cow skull on Grey's Anatomy

Wow, some huge cow skull! Is this supposed to look sexy? Does anyone know is this skull is supposed to represent something – a music band, a company, anything? What was interesting is that Lucy Fields, the character in this screen shot, is discussing taking a residency at a hospital in Texas. All I could think about was, she’s going to see a lot of cow skulls if she takes the job!

Also one of my kids (I’m not sure which one, they won’t fess up) planted these two toys next to each other today. They think they’re so funny.

Animals with similar cow hide / spot patterns

Animals with similar cow hide / spot patterns

At first I thought I was looking at two cows but I quickly realized the animal on the right is a dalmatian dog. Even in toyland, birds of a feather seem to flock together.