George is an effeminate anthropomorphic pink Hippo!
Sporting long eyelashes, George often appeared to be initially outwitted by the more extrovert and egotistical Zippy. However in the manner of The Tortoise and the Hare, George normally wins in the end.
George is noted for his fondness of stories from the Rainbow book.
George's "catchphrase" is his own delayed and elongated goodbye at the end of the show, i.e. Geoffrey, Zippy, Bungle, Rod, Jane, Freddy would say "goodbye" normally, followed by a one-second pause and then George's own "good by-eye". This was because Roy Skelton would voice both George and Zippy at the same time, meaning that they could not speak at the same time.
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