This series revolves around two 4thgraders, George Beard and Harold Hutchins, living in Piqua, Ohio, and Captain Underpants, a superhero from one of the boys’ homemade comic books, that accidentally becomes real when George and Harold hypnotize their ill-tempered principal, Mr. Krupp.
Join the boys as they battle – talking toilets, cafeteria ladies from outer space, poorly named professors, bionic booger boys, and many other hilarious creations beyond your wieldiest imagination.
I have fond memories of George, Harold, and Capitan Underpants as a child. Every boy in my 2nd-grade class was reading them at the time. It’s the only thing I remember about 2ndgrade: Boys reading Captain Underpants as well as flipping their eyelids up and grossing out the girls.
Captain Underpants is proof that you can make a career out of drawing crude stories. The books even inspired me to start writing my own comics when I was little. They were mostly just stick figures in capes, but you have to start somewhere.
Does anyone remember back in elementary school when they had book fairs in the library, which would be total chaos? Those book fairs were the best things ever and the one thing I miss about school. I think that’s where I got most of my Capitan Underpants books. I really need to buy the last four books.
I really loved these books, and then there was the six-year gap between Book 8 and Book 9. At the time, I thought Dav Pilkey, the author, had dropped off the face of the earth or something. And by the time Book 9 came out, I was eighteen and had lost interest. But since DreamWorks has decided to make the book series into a movie, I’ve gained interest again.
I kind of wish someone had made this movie back when I was in elementary school when the books were more popular. But doing it now is good, too, because CG movies have gotten so much better since then.
Side note: I surprisingly saw a man cosplay as Captain Underpants at Comic Con this year. I looked for 2 seconds before turning away because . . . let’s just say I’m glad the movie is going to be an animated film and not live-action.