Does anybody else watch Arthur? I realize it's a show aimed at little kids, but I've been watching it since high school. My sophomore college roommate and I used to watch it when we came back from classes. (I was also into Kipper, a Nickolodean show aimed at 3 year olds.)
George is my favorite character. I identify with George the same way I identify with Neville Longbottom. We're all characters where comically yet consistently odd and unfortunate events seem to happen...to us. We all just sigh and shrug, used to it. I also think we have a pretty good attitude, considering.
George has his dummy, I have Senor Snuffles :)
Though, to be fair, when I was a teacher I really wanted to get this puppet called Gustav Mole (a joke on Gustav Mahler) Every time I saw him in music magazine (and I received them monthly) I'd get excited and have a little debate in my head. I'm sorry to say I developed a voice for this puppet and everything, and I laughed at the idea of using him in class.
I never did buy him. I realized that would make me Mr. Garrison and would make Gustav Mole Mr. Hat. That's....unacceptable. I did not want to be THAT teacher.
Of course, I was the teacher who popularized mustaches. Seriously. It was me. I started it. 4 years ago, or so. It was a teaching device and insanely effective. But that's a story for another time.